Greenfield

What are costs to town?

Friday, December 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Town Council Vice President Karen “Rudy” Renaud has asked the council president to consider creating a special subcommittee to investigate how much homeless families living in local hotels are costing the town. And then she wants to consider sending the state a bill. “I am requesting that President (Hillary) Hoffman create an ad hoc committee whose sole purpose would be to examine how much the homeless being housed … 0

Next stop: Commuter rail

Friday, December 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Now that the decades-long dream of a high-speed train zooming along the Connecticut River valley is a lock, the region’s leaders expect to turn their attention to the next significant game-changer — a commuter rail system shuttling passengers up and down the region many times a day. From the region’s northern … 0

Applied Dynamics has new owner

Friday, December 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Applied Dynamics Corp. on Butternut Street has a new owner. Mike Hogan, who came from Middletown, Ohio, to Holyoke in 1980, recently took ownership of the local company, which has been selling and repairing industrial motors in the Interstate 91 Industrial Park for more than two decades. In 2013, Applied Dynamics … 0

GMS gets a taste of the world

Friday, December 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Dozens of Greenfield families became immersed in a world of coqui frogs, Guatemalan masks, Japanese hand fans and appetizing potato latkes, Italian pizza and salsa and nachos Wednesday evening as flags from around the world waved … 0

Greenfield residents look to help neighbors

Friday, December 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — A group of Greenfield residents are bringing more good will to Christmas as they work to collect gifts for needy families this year. On Monday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. people can donate gifts to The RECOVER Project. On Tuesday, the hope is there will … 0

Long-time Adopt-A-Family coordinator says goodbye to post

Friday, December 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Laurie and Thomas Wilton of Charlemont had planned to give their 4-year-old daughter, Jessica, as good a Christmas as any. Then, they both became unemployed last year due to disabilities. A Christmas with presents under the … 0

Salvation Army facing kettle drive shortfall

Friday, December 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — With four days left until Christmas Eve, the Salvation Army is running short on cash for its annual Red Kettle Campaign and asking for community support. The Salvation Army at 72 Chapman St. has raised $36,782 — only about 76 percent of its goal of $48,000 … 0

F.Y.E. closing Main St. store

Friday, December 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears music store f.y.e., also known as “For Your Entertainment,” at 238 Main St. is closing. Signs in the window read “Going Out of Business” and offer going out of business discounts of between 30 and 50 percent on everything. A phone call to the … 0

Letter: Some errors

Friday, December 19, 2014

F.Y.I. Erratum Pages 32, 33, 34, 42, 100 and 104 of “Franklin County Memories, Volume II, the 1800s thru 1979” their captions have been inadvertently misidentified. The image captions on the aforementioned pages should read as follows: • Page 32 - Float in a Fourth of July Parade … 0

Letter: They should have been freed

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thank goodness for lawyers like Stewart “Buz” Eisenberg. After years of unpaid work and dedicated effort his last client has left our prison camp on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Sometimes when the law fails, as it did in the case of the Guantanamo detainees, lawyers can only serve as … 0

Letter: They were there for a reason!

Friday, December 19, 2014

I find your article regarding lawyer Stewart Eisenberg celebrating the release of a Gitmo prisoner appalling. I wonder why The Recorder did not specifically ask the lawyer why the prisoner’s own country did not want to take him back. Instead, his lawyer paints him a person who was … 0

Like a ‘vacation from Hell’

Thursday, December 18, 2014

GREENFIELD – Thirty-four-year-old “Kate” was working in a doggie day care to support her two young daughters after fleeing an abusive relationship when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. “I had a breakdown and … 0

Local legislators vow to look into hotel homeless

Thursday, December 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — The state’s likely next Senate president, Stanley Rosenberg of Amherst, said he has had numerous meetings and discussions over the past few weeks about homeless, especially those living in hotels. “It’s a persistent and stubborn problem and one that doesn’t have an easy answer,” said Rosenberg. … 0