Greenfield

AG: look out for phone, email scams

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Phone and email scammers are stealing from people across the state by threatening to shut off their electricity, to take legal action against them or even hurt their loved ones. Attorney General Maura Healey warns residents to be suspicious of anyone calling and asking for payments over the phone or email. Several such cases have been reported in Greenfield and other Franklin County towns. Some of the scammers … 0

The Birthplace offers nitrous oxide for pain relief in labor

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center has become the fifth hospital in the state and 41st in the country to offer another — if not exactly new — form of pain relief for mothers in labor. The Birthplace, the maternity ward at the Greenfield hospital, is now offering nitrous oxide, commonly known as … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors step up to help longtime disc jockey

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello neighbor. There are more fundraisers ahead for longtime disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, so you still have time to help him with his medical expenses. The 39-year-old Montague native, who has been providing many of our parties and events music for more than 20 years, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure in 2010 and in early … 0

Agricultural plastics recycling program up and running

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Four Franklin County transfer stations now accept agricultural plastics free, according to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District. The Waste Management District implemented the program with Massachusetts Community Innovation Challenge Grant and Mass. Department of Environmental Protection grant money. Franklin County farmers may drop off plastics at … 0

Pellet bag recycling program is heating up

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

According to program director Amy Donovan, the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District’s pellet bag recycling program is proving to be very popular at the thirteen municipal transfer stations offering the free program. Residents of Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Conway, Deerfield, Leverett, Montague, Northfield, Orange, Rowe, Shelburne, Warwick and … 0

Greenfield High to celebrate, taste world culture

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — On Monday, a quartet from Moldova will bow violins, a drummer from Mali will beat the drums and dancers from South Asia will take the floor at Greenfield Community College as part of the 19th annual Greenfield High School Taste of World Culture. The event will … 0

A vision for their future

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — On Saturday, students from across Franklin County will showcase the solutions they developed to help combat climate change and pollution as part of the fourth annual Science and Sustainability Expo at Greenfield Community College. The event, hosted by Greening Greenfield, a local nonprofit, is meant to … 0

Sweet ending: Adams Donuts owner upbeat about its future

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Adams Donuts owner Carrie Brown was upbeat about the local doughnut institution’s future Monday, with more than half its original stay-in-business fundraising goal reached and a revised goal within reach. The 59-year-old shop was threatened with … 0

Local social service agency behind governor’s plan for homeless families in hotels

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — The executive director of an organization that has been working to help homeless families adjust to life in two local hotels for the past three years said she shares the governor’s goal to reduce family homelessness … 1

Neighbors: Precipitation prognosticator: only two or three snowfalls left

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’ve got some good news! Winter is technically almost over and Franklin County’s precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy agrees. Farrah had counted 17 of the 23 snowfalls she predicted early this winter by Feb. 25 and, of course, we had another one this past weekend. That makes … 0

Greenfield dog licenses now available

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — Dog licenses are now available in the town clerk’s office. All dogs are required to be licensed by April 1. Fees are $10 for spayed and neutered dogs and $15 for males and females. If a dog has not previously been registered, owners must present a … 0

Turners man arrested on gun charges

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested with an unlicensed gun after a disturbance in a local housing development, according to police. Juan Rodriguez, 25, of 66 4th St., apartment 2L, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court … 0

New scholarship for LGBTQI students, allies

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — The PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Franklin Hampshire Chapter has announced a new scholarship for graduating seniors in Franklin and Hampshire counties. Known as the Eric Collins Memorial Award, the scholarship will be given to two graduating seniors, one each in Franklin … 1