Letter: Signs on the mind

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

or those of you that can remember the Five Man Electrical Band song “Signs” — “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” Well, I can read the new state transit sign(s) but I’m not sure what they mean; or where I’m goin’. “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.” Maybe I’m goin’ overboard on this but ... … 0

Letter: Not buying that flag

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I find myself compelled to respond to the piece by Lou Barber from Ruston, La., “My Southern experience” published on Aug. 24 in the Readers Write section of The Recorder. First, let me say that I understand his piece begins with the word “My,” so it being your experience it is just that :yours. OK Lou, let’s go over this again. The Confederate … 0

Seeking sanctuary: Cloa’s Ark looking for new home

Monday, August 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Factory Hollow couple say they’ve always called Cloa’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, which they own and run, “the land of permanent miracles,” and they could really use one right now. Patrick and Claudine Veistroffer said they thought when they moved to Factory Hollow a couple of years ago that they would … 0

Letter: Councilors, do your job

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I read in The Recorder on Aug. 20 “Greenfield voters will weigh in on plastic ban” — why? Our form of government is a representative democracy. As the chair of two Charter commissions — one which abolished the Town Meeting and the second, provided for a mayor and … 0

Letter: Rudy’s effort noticed

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Like a child learning to potty train, so must we learn to take responsibility for what someone else has, until now, had to clean up. Thank you Rudy for taking the time to research and write up the Bottle, Bag, and Food Container ordinances. Citizens spoke, you listened … 0

Harvard students’ business plan? Go bananas!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Take four Harvard business students, add the Franklin County’s commercial kitchen and throw in lots and lots of bananas. What you get is Just Bananas, a new frozen dessert that some find a-peeling in Cambridge, Somerville … 0

Teen racism forum

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local teens of color will talk about their experiences in area schools, during a free program Sept. 12. The audience will also view the PBS documentary “A Class Divided,” about a third-grade teacher who divided her all-white class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups, to give them … 0

Art show opens today

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The local cultural council will open its 3rd annual juried show today from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Greenfield Community College’s downtown center on Main Street. During the show titled “01301/3: Melting,” people will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and some members … 0

West Nile Virus found in local mosquitoes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two random mosquito samples taken by state health officials near the Deerfield line in Greenfield have tested positive for West Nile Virus, but that doesn’t mean people should panic, according to Nicole Zabko, the town’s health director. Zabko said she was contacted by the state on … 0

Letter: Take care of Earth

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I am writing to express my support for David Fisher of Natural Roots Farm in Conway whose letter appeared in the Aug. 15 edition of The Recorder. While voicing his reasons for his opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he states forcefully: There will be no pipeline! I … 0

Letter: Growing Greenfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I wanted to applaud those members of the Economic Development board, the mayor and those members of the Town Council who acknowledged and unwaveringly supported the importance of attracting new financially sound businesses that will not only contribute to additional tax revenue over time, BUT most importantly, add … 2

Yoga for cancer survivors starts new session on Sept. 2

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cancer survivors are invited to bend, stretch and breathe at the YMCA. Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department is sponsoring a free eight-week yoga class, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, at the gym on Main Street from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2 to Oct. … 0

Greenfield has procedure it must follow for dog complaints

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s decision to take an aggressive pit bull away from its owner last week sparked discussion throughout the community about public safety, owners’ responsibility and breed discrimination. Greenfield’s Public Health Director Nicole Zabko said these … 0