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Shannon Wessolowski leans against her porch rail on Wednesday as paramedics safely remove the driver of a car that bumped into her house at the intersection of Maple Street and Mountain Road in Greenfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Snowstorm brings crashes, blackouts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — The first real snow of the season caused a slew of car accidents and power outages and toppled trees across the state Wednesday, and Franklin County wasn’t spared. An SUV struck a house at about noon after skidding across a median at the intersection of Mountain Road and Maple Street. The Lincoln Aviator sustained major front-end damage including … 0

Woodstove fire damages home

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — A house fire started by a woodstove was quickly extinguished, despite issues caused by Wednesday’s snow. A fire started in the wall of a house at 28B Old Albany Road when embers got into a partition around flue pipe, according to Capt. William Schneider. “The timing was perfect. We got there, opened up the wall and put it out,” Schneider said. … 0

FRTA fixing transit center’s front entrance after paver problems

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — The blue stone pavers in front of the John Olver Transit Center may have been pretty, but they proved problematic. The stones that formed the front patio of the transit center, built in 2011, had been pushed askew by winter frost. This week, they’ve been pulled up, to be replaced with … 0

Greenfield Public Library to lose some state aid

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Library will have to come up with new ways to pay for some of its library books, DVDs and computer upgrades this year in light of state budget reductions. While the Greenfield library received the first half of its roughly $35,000 in state … 0

Area elders face cuts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — Poor elders in Franklin County wanting to stay at home may have a tougher time doing so with proposed statewide cuts to elder and home care services set to take effect. Across the state, elder services are bracing for $2.3 million in cuts to their budgets, … 0

Greenfield parking kiosk lots to be free Fridays, Saturdays

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — Starting Friday through Jan 3. All parking in kiosk lots in town will be free on Fridays and Saturdays. That’s a change from recent years when parking during the holiday shopping season was free every day of the week. “It is my intention to assist the … 0

FRTA bus fares free for Black Friday

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — You can hitch a free ride with the FRTA Friday. Rides on the Franklin Regional Transit Authority’s fixed route buses will be free all day. “It’s our way of kicking off the holiday season,” said FRTA … 2

Letter: Missed, made my points

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dear Tim Grant: Please reread my letter, this time for comprehension. I never stated that Ken Carville should not write letters to the editor. I was only suggesting that as long as people like him and you continue to use insults and name calling of those people who … 0

BFMC reopens in-patient wing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — After eight years, Baystate Franklin Medical Center is re-opening the Spoke 5 medical-surgical ward as a fully active unit today, a sign in the rise in people seeking care from the Greenfield hospital. Spoke 5 has been used in the past only during high surges in … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy … 0

Salvation Army sees increased need

Monday, November 24, 2014

As the holiday season comes upon us this week, the Salvation Army in Greenfield is noticing an increased need in the community for food and clothing. The food pantry shelves are going bare. Requests for food assistance has … 0

Police seek suspects in second stabbing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police seek three suspects in the second stabbing in the past week. A Riverside Drive man was stabbed multiple times in the hands around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in his home. The victim told police his roommate let “three white guys” into the apartment while he slept. … 0

Police investigate bar bathroom robbery

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for the suspect in a knife-point robbery in the bathroom of a local bar. Police responded to the Main Street Bar and Grille at about 1:11 a.m. Sunday, where a man said he had been robbed. The victim told police he was in … 0