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Human Rights award nominations sought

Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations for the 2015 Human Rights Award. Nomination forms may be picked up and dropped off at the mayor’s office in Town Hall during regular business hours or by emailing greenfieldhrc@gmail.com to request a PDF version of the form. The last date for nomination forms to be accepted is March 15. The commission seeks to award an … 0

Graduation rates steady in Franklin County

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Franklin County high schools have graduation rates that are better and worse than the state average, according to the latest state statistics. Last school year, Frontier Regional School scored best with 91.9 percent, followed by Pioneer Valley Regional School at 90.5 and Franklin County Technical School at 90.2 percent. Four Rivers Charter Public School scored 88.9 percent. Greenfield High School and … 0

Route 2 crash sends 3 to hospital

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two Ford Escape SUVs headed in opposite directions collided on Route 2 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday according to Greenfield police. Two from one car and one from the other were taken to the hospital with what police said were not serious injuries. The accident closed a portion of Route 2 west of the Adams Road intersection for close to an hour. … 0

Mayor makes case for Greenfield’s temporary takeover of school business duties

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Because the school department is within the town of Greenfield, it makes more sense for the town to handle school business until the School Committee finds a permanent business manager, Mayor William Martin said. The school department has decided to temporarily contract out the business management … 0

Can books break the cycle of crime?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — It’s widely accepted that a good book can help you get away from a dreary day, but can literature help people escape a life of crime? Proponents of Changing Life Through Literature believe it can, and … 0

Fuel aid recipients could get benefits boost

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Fuel aid recipients may be seeing an extra $50 in their benefits this winter with new money coming to the state from the federal government. The federal government released an additional 9 percent in money for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. That’s an additional … 0

Greenfield considers small police substation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of two small storefronts located in the heart of the downtown has offered to lease one of them to the town so its downtown police officer has a space to operate from throughout the … 1

Will part of bank building be new home to school offices?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s public school administrative offices may soon be operating out of the TD Bank building on Main Street. Mayor William Martin is reviewing a proposal to move school offices currently at the former Davis Street school to 324 Main St. temporarily until a permanent location … 0

Plastic bag documentary to be shown in Greenfield tonight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greening Greenfield and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice will show “Bag It!” today at 6:30 p.m. in First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St. The humorous, award-winning film about plastic follows Jeb Berrier as he navigates the plastic world. He asks questions like, “Are plastic bags … 0

Despite Juno, travel ban, Main Street restaurants get cracking

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Though the travel-banned streets of Greenfield were silent Tuesday morning save for the howling remnants of Winter Storm Juno, the scene inside of The Brass Buckle restaurant on Main Street was a very different story. The … 0

Police look for leads in latest Valley Mart robbery

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are still looking for a masked man who brandished a knife in robbing the Valley Mart convenience store on Mill Street Monday afternoon. Police searched the area of Mill and Deerfield streets after the robbery, reported at 3:23 p.m. and local and state police were … 0

Recorder columnists spend day doing what they love

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On Tuesday, as snow fell on Franklin County at nowhere near the rate expected when everything was canceled and a statewide snow day declared, most of The Recorder’s local columnists were doing what they love most. One used the storm as an excuse to spend his time on … 0

How did local notables spend their day?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How did some of the county’s more prominent residents handle their snow day Tuesday? Here’s a sample: Robert Pura, president of Greenfield Community College, spent the morning checking email, reading The Recorder online and catching up on news on the radio and television. He also used the day … 0