Letter: Movie night

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hats off to Christy Moore and her Rec Department staff for the wonderful Friday evening we had watching an outdoor movie at the Town Pool. This was the first event held using the new portable stage, which was an awesome purchase for the town, that made the event look and feel like a professional production. The movie was a family-oriented “feel good” story and sitting under bright stars and moon … 0

Letter: Our educational future

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I’ve lived in Greenfield for the past 16 years. I have two daughters who go to the Greenfield Public Schools, one to the high school and one to the Math and Science Academy. I went to the meeting on Saturday, June 20, which was held at the middle school. It’s sad that our public schools want to go backward and not move forward. … 0

Neighbors: Be kind

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hello neighbor. About once a year I feel compelled to remind myself and others to be good neighbors. I don’t necessarily mean “neighbor” in the literal sense. What I mean is that we all should be kind to everyone. Those who aren’t can never truly be happy themselves. Get out and talk with the people who live in your neighborhood and your community. … 0

Vigil Thursday for Charleston shooting

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Greenfield Community College plan a vigil Thursday to honor the lives of the nine people killed June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The vigil is to begin at 5 p.m. on the Greenfield Town … 0

Declaration of Independence to be read on town common during Fourth of July events

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Town leaders and others will gather on the Town Common on Saturday once again to read the Declaration of Independence. This time, Mayor William Martin, Greenfield Fire Chief Robert Strahan and a couple of local musicians will participate. Last year, about 40 people crowded into Greenfield … 0

Greenfield teachers union threatens lawsuit

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield teachers union threatens legal action, saying members laid off this year have lost health insurance they were entitled to through the summer break. “The Greenfield Education Association has learned the Greenfield Schools are, with less than a week’s notice, canceling the health insurance policies … 0

Studded tires lead to heroin arrests

Monday, June 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Failing to switch out winter tires led to the arrest of two men on drug charges in Greenfield Friday night. Jesse Stebbins, 25, of 17 Avenue C, Turners Falls, was charged with possession of a Class … 0

Movie, music streaming service coming to Greenfield library

Sunday, June 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Public Library is making available thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks starting Wednesday, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital. Library card holders can now download the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on their Android … 0

County selectmen’s association grapples with school spending

Sunday, June 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Borrowing the language of climate change, UMass planning consultant Mark Hamin told selectmen they can adapt to or mitigate the effects of an aging population and shrinking tax base relative to rising school costs. “Adaptation is, how do we maximize the existing resources and existing facilities? … 0

Chess Club: each game is different

Friday, June 26, 2015

Horace Taft of Buckland deployed his pieces on the chessboard, took a bite out of his chicken salad and set the timer to 50 minutes. Deliberately, he moved his pawn forward one square. And, the game of chess … 0

Green River friends issue trash spotters alert

Sunday, June 28, 2015

GREENFIELD – If you run across any tires, appliances or other large junk on the banks of local rivers this summer, the Friends of the Green River, a chapter of the Deerfield River Watershed Association, wants to know about it so it can be cleaned up. Friends volunteers … 0

Free Harvest Supper set to return on Aug. 23

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — There will be an 11th Free Harvest Supper. Organizers had their doubts early this spring, but a half-dozen people have stepped up to help, so it’s back on and will be held Aug. 23 on the … 0

Neighbors: Adopt an adult cat for $5 this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again, folks! Dakin Humane Society is offering its $5 cat adoption for select adult cats on Saturday and Sunday. This weekend only, you can adopt an adult cat for only $5 at both the Springfield and Leverett adoption centers from 12:30 to 5:30 … 0