Greenfield

Letter: Nosy neighbors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As I read The Recorder police logs, I’m totally convinced of one thing: We have a town full of Gladys Kravitzs. For those of you who don’t remember Gladys, Google will be beneficial here ... I’m sure I won’t be alone in my assessment. ED GREGORY Greenfield … 0

Brewing up the blues

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you are looking for a barbecue with live blues music, local and national craft brews, contests, vendors and more before fall is over, look no further. The fourth annual Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival will be held Oct. 11 and 12 in Beacon Field below the iconic Poet’s Seat Tower. Hosted by Franklin County Rotary Club and Lefty’s Brewing Co., … 0

The Enterovirus D68: Be alert and be clean, but don’t worry, say specialists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — While there have been no confirmed cases of the respiratory infection Enterovirus D68 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, hospital and infection control specialists advise caution and good hand hygiene. The strain thought to be causing the current outbreak around the country, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), can be traced back to 1962 when it was first identified in California. The strain has been … 0

Teachers attacked by Greenfield student?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three middle school teachers complained of being assaulted by a student on the same day, but police and school officials aren’t giving out many details this week about the incident. On Sept. 22, three Greenfield Middle School teachers walked into the police station at about 4:30 … 0

Neighbors: Mohawk Trail featured again

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. Once again, our beautiful 100-year-old Mohawk Trail has been featured — this time by the Boston Globe in its Sunday Travel section on Sept. 28. Just recently, Yankee Magazine wrote several articles on the trail and our great county. A photo essay by Essdras M. Suarez … 0

Forum to discuss increase of Munson Street traffic tonight

Monday, September 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — A community forum will be held tonight in Robbins Memorial Church at 55 Munson St. to discuss the fears some residents have about the increase in traffic along the street and the speeds at which some … 2

Groups plan weekend cleanup of downtown Greenfield

Monday, September 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The same group that plans to install 50 benches throughout the downtown over the next few years is planning Broom Days on Saturday and Sunday with the Downtown Cleanup Brigade. Both groups will clean up Bank Row on Saturday and Fiske Avenue on Sunday. The groups … 0

Letter: Beautiful benches

Sunday, September 28, 2014

A big, wet (recycled) kiss to all of the Rejuvenators, teacher Mark Leonard, and all the Greenfield High School students and Franklin County Jail inmates who contributed to the highly functional and beautiful AND recycled content benches that are beginning to grace the sidewalks of our fair town. … 0

Four Rivers achieves 100% proficiency on ELA for fourth year

Sunday, September 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — For the fourth consecutive year, 10th-graders at Four Rivers Charter Public School achieved 100 percent proficiency on the English Language Arts MCAS test. Four Rivers also outperformed sending schools in every category of the high stakes test for grades 7, 8 and 10. The high scores … 0

Warm clothes help needy family

Friday, September 26, 2014

ORANGE — “I think that one is going to be too small for her,” said April Tatro, as her husband, Aldo, tried to pull a small pink knit hat over their 2-year-old daughter Aubree’s tiny head. He tugged … 0

Letter: Aiding the arts

Friday, September 26, 2014

There have been a number of recent letters about the plight of artists in area. First, be aware there are number of state initiatives, such as the local cultural councils, there is one in EVERY TOWN, which has a grant cycle that needs to be submitted by Oct … 0

Town Meetings, Sept. 29-Oct. 4

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ashfield Planning Board: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 3 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Energy Committee: Wednesday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation … 0

United by service: United Way kicks off annual campaign

Friday, September 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — In Somerset, years ago, a young boy named Steve and his siblings were on a path to living a life of poverty. Steve and his family lived in a broken home and had limited knowledge of … 0