Parishoner and architect Pierre Belhumeur and Deacon Joe Bete look over plans for the interior renovation of the Holy Trinity Church on Main Street in Greenfield.  
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Holy Trinity Church to get $500,000 makeover

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The interior of Holy Trinity Church on Main Street is about to get a $500,000 makeover. Deacon Channing “Joe” Bete said the Catholic church board went to parishioners in January, after deciding it was time to do some work on the interior of the church, and asked if they would be willing to contribute. “They answered us in … 0

Plastic ban proposal could go to voters this fall

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A citizens group that wants to ban plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic foam containers in town has submitted its third proposal in a year. The petitioners — who list themselves as Glen Ayers of Davis Street, John Thompson of Davis Street, Sandra Boston of Abbott Street, Loraine Grignaffini-Gordon of Chapman … 0

Community can weigh in on BFMC Tuesday

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Do you have any questions, ideas and concerns about Baystate Franklin Medical Center? The Community Health Care Initiative is holding an informal drop-in discussion to learn residents’ ideas about the local hospital on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the downtown campus of Greenfield Community College. “The Community Health Care … 0

Greenfield trees coming down faster than being planted

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — While some people have expressed concern about “an aggressive attempt” by the town’s Public Works Department to remove trees in and around the downtown area, the town’s tree warden says removal of about 12 to 15 … 0

Greenfield animal sanctuary holds tag sale today

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cloa’s Ark Animal Sanctuary at 24 Factory Hollow Road is holding a yard sale to raise money for the nonprofit’s operation and the care of its animals today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a vegetarian potluck from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For … 0

Renovations begin on Greenfield Sandri station

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A.R. Sandri Co. has begun the renovation of its full-service gas station at 295 Federal St., where it is adding a convenience store that will sell beer and wine. According to Chief Operating Officer Michael Behn, … 0

GCC assembling first class for Elms College B.A. degree

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Following its announcement of a new full-time bachelorette program for graduating GCC business students, Greenfield Community College and Elms College have begun recruiting students this week for the fall program. The program is unique to GCC business marketing and management students. It would have them begin … 0

Consultant to help develop signage for Greenfield destinations

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A consultant will soon begin working with the town to find ways to improve signs, pavement markings, lighting and other features that can lead people to destination spots within the downtown and beyond. Maureen Pollock, the town’s conservation agent and assistant planner, said Greenfield has received … 0

Embezzling case against Greenfield woman dismissed

Friday, April 24, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Embezzling charges have been dropped against a Greenfield woman accused of stealing more than $21,000 from her boss, because of his inability to testify. Rebecca Phillips, 45, of Wisdom Way, was charged with a single count of larceny over $250 for allegedly stealing thousands from … 0

Auditor: Greenfield paying more than $300K a year for homeless in hotels

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — According to a recently released report by the state auditor, it has cost the town more than $300,000 a year to provide homeless families living in two Greenfield hotels with services — mostly related to education. … 0

Public tree planting set for 12:30 today at Artspace

Thursday, April 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town Tree Committee and Public Works Department will hold a public Arbor Day tree planting at Artspace at 15 Mill St. today at 12:30 p.m. After the tree planting, everyone is invited into Artspace for refreshments and an exhibit of pastels celebrating spring. “We are … 0

Letter: Let’s change history

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Many of the points that were made by Randy Kehler in his My Turn “Pushing Back Against War”asked each of us to take action. Many of our national leaders recognize that military preparation and action is a waste of our limited resources. I liked Mr. Kehler’s analogy drawn … 0

New soup for you: Just Roots farm’s new product line to hit stores by fall

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sometimes, all you want is just soup. But not just any soup from a can. You want good soup like a vegetable minestrone made from locally grown kidney beans, fresh onions, zucchini, minced garlic, chopped carrots … 0