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Greenfield

Letter: What’s the deal?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Michael Egan’s letter to the editor of Oct. 9 states, if I’m reading it correctly, that the present legislation for casinos allows them to serve free or reduced price alcoholic beverages! This should be looked into. If it is true, who wrote the legislation that facilitates drunk driving, the casinos? Where was or is our state legislators? Indifference, incompetence, greased palms? I hope The Recorder will look into this. Personally, … 0

Paid sick leave ballot question topic of public hearing today

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed state ballot Question 4 on sick leave today at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall meeting room. Question 4 proposes to entitle employees in Massachusetts to the benefits of earned sick time. If approved by state voters, Question 4 would allow workers to accrue up to 40 hours of … 0

Historians and Greenfield mayor want Wiley & Russell Dam to stay

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Though it doesn’t appear a decision will be made in the near future, people are still debating the fate of the 78-year-old timber crib dam that spans the Green River at Meridian Street. For more than six years, river stewards have advocated for the Wiley & Russell Dam’s removal to restore … 0

Greenfield will wait to see where surplus money goes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin said he will work with town councilors who voted against putting more than $1.3 million of “free cash” surplus into stabilization this year so that the town has enough money in reserve for unexpected expenses. “I will be explaining to them in even … 0

GCC to add farm ed courses for 2015

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Old MacDonald had a farm, but could he make a living? With a grant of almost $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Greenfield Community College will start up new courses in sustainable agriculture, along with free teacher-training workshops for local high school teachers who are … 0

Healey hears from opioid task force

Friday, October 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — If elected, one candidate for state attorney general would like to use the work of a local anti-addiction coalition as a model for other addiction-fighting partnerships around the state. Maura Healey, Democratic candidate for attorney general, … 1

Lunt rezoned for better neighborhood fit

Friday, October 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — You won’t be seeing any industry setting up shop on the former Lunt Silversmith property on Federal Street. The land has been rezoned from general industrial to limited commercial-urban residential, making it consistent with the surrounding … 0

Letter: Unhealthy priorities?

Friday, October 17, 2014

U.S., state, and municipal health authorities are working overtime and spending millions of dollars to stem the spread of Ebola, which has killed just one person here. Where is the comparable effort to stem the spread of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases that kill … 0

Are local hospitals prepared to face Ebola?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — As state and local hospital officials tried to quell mounting public panic over the Ebola crisis, the state and national nurses union raised the alarm about preparedness of hospitals. “Nurses across the state have said they are absolutely not prepared. They don’t feel ready to do … 0

Greenfield Minor League to raise money for food pantries

Thursday, October 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — On Nov. 8, the Greenfield Minor League is holding a drive to raise money for two local food pantries. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the baseball league will collect donations for the Center for Self Reliance in Greenfield and the Turners Falls Survival Center at … 0

Neighbors: Flash: Lobster pierogi make debut at Turners Falls Pumpkinfest

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Lots to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. I’m heading to the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Avenue A in Turners Falls with grandson Justin and his mommy (Suzanne) later on … 0

Letter: Missing our point

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Headlines should reflect, not shape the news. Tuesday’s Recorder (Oct. 7) reported the motion to intervene by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) and the Connecticut River Watershed Council in the federal review of a request by FirstLight, owner of the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage, to increase … 1

Living Waters pastor celebrates 25 years

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — You won’t get through a conversation with David Levandusky without hearing at least one quote from Scripture. The 65-year-old became a Christian 53 years ago, of his own volition when he was just 12, and has … 0