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Tires likely to stay parked for another year

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like the sea of tires discovered in a ravine below Colorado Avenue will stay there for at least another year. Andrea Donlon, river steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council, which had hoped to remove the ones that aren’t embedded during its Source to the Sea cleanup this weekend, appeared to leave the town’s Conservation Commission meeting disappointed Tuesday night. The commission voted to continue its … 0

Last-mile broadband collaboration takes next step in planning

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BOSTON — Now that the state has $50 million to help build out rural broadband Internet access, western Massachusetts legislators met Tuesday with Internet community groups to plan what state Sen. Stan Rosenberg calls “the Last Mile Solution” — how to secure high-speed Internet in unserved and partially served communities. Over the next two months, WiredWest and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments … 0

Letter: A Major League ace

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers should be voted the best player in the National League, if they win the League. His record is 20 wins and three losses, including, at one time, 11 in a row. He has the lowest earned runs per game in the National League (also the American League). Three cheers for Clayton Kershaw! WALTER KOBLINSKI Greenfield … 0

Greenfield Community Relations Committee to discuss Hillside Park tonight

Sunday, September 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Town Council Community Relations and Education Committee will discuss updates concerning activities and safety in Hillside Park, as well as the splash park expected to open there next spring, with the public tonight . Precinct 1 Councilor and CRE Chairwoman Marian Kelner said her committee … 0

Fiddle fest jams park

Sunday, September 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — “You all know the Red Apple Rag?” asked George Ainly, of Springfield, Vt., as he took a worn, brown fiddle and bow from Brattleboro resident Stefan Amidon, who, with an acoustic guitar resting on his lap, … 0

Families pick out winter gear for cold weather just around corner

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — When Connie Sicard was a third grade teacher at Sheffield Elementary School in Turners Falls, she witnessed first-hand the need among her students for warm winter clothing. “I saw how much they needed new clothing, there … 0

Cash surplus to pay more cops

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — A $3.28 million windfall will allow the town to hire at least two full-time police officers and three or four new employees in the town’s Public Works Department. The state has certified the town’s “free cash” surplus at a record $3,280,402 this year — double what … 0

Tires don’t appear to pose threat to environment

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town’s conservation head doesn’t seem to be as concerned about the sea of tires off of Colorado Avenue polluting the Deerfield River as he is about what it will take to shore up the stream … 0

Two local dance teachers want spot on ‘Amazing Race’

Friday, September 19, 2014

Two local dance teachers are eagerly awaiting a call back from producers of the Amazing Race reality television game show to find out if they’ll have a chance at being chosen as one of the teams to compete … 0

Boston Globe challenges Patriot Care Corp’s application for medical marijuana dispensary

Friday, September 19, 2014

A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell and is vying for licenses in Boston and Greenfield appears to have overstated the scope of its operations at a counseling and research program for HIV and AIDS patients at dispensaries it owns in other cities. … 0

Practical purpose for mound of tires?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former Colorado Avenue resident says that he believes the thousands of tires found piled along the Deerfield River were put there many years ago by the property owner to stabilize the riverbank. Allan Keyes, who … 1

Letter: Walk carefully!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A brief message to all pedestrians, especially those crossing with youngsters: Please do not jump out into travel lanes from between parked vehicles and assume that drivers have seen you. Pickup trucks; SUVs, delivery vans, even parked cars often shield you from our view! Please: Stop, Look and … 0

Letter: Birth control vs. CO2?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I have been giving a great deal of thought regarding the public concern about global warming, fuel costs, health care costs, escalating taxes and water. In my opinion the increase in our population has created a problem. Perhaps one possible solution to cutting governmental spending would be to … 0