Car hits pedestrian

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman was airlifted to the hospital Sunday morning after she was struck by a car on Elm Street. Greenfield police Lt. Joseph Burge said Bonita Aloisio, 30, of 66 Phillips St., was struck in the road by the Smith Street intersection, a block north of her home on the western half of the divided street. A LifeFlight helicopter ambulance took Aloisio to Baystate Medical Center in … 0

Greenfield plans to bring farm curriculum to school

Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield students may soon be snacking on local vegetables sold at healthy snack markets in local schools while also learning about agriculture and ecology in the classroom. The Greenfield School Department is applying for a one-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to work out how to develop a farm-to-school program for … 0

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 … 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

At-large councilor criticized for “courtroom-like” approach

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — An at-large town councilor has been criticized for his “courtroom-like” approach to public meetings and hearings. At-large Town Councilor Isaac Mass, who is a lawyer, said he does not mean to come across as confrontational or … 0

The Arbors art show features 95-year-old painter

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Ninety-five-year-old Lyle Williams attended an art class, painting an apple tree, shortly after he arrived at The Arbors at Greenfield two years ago. The nonagenarian hasn’t stopped painting since. Williams’s art, along with the art of … 0

Local heroin dealer gets 3 years in prison

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man caught dealing heroin on camera was sentenced this week to three years in state prison. Dwight Belisle, 47, of 8 Quincy St., was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Mary-Lou Rup Tuesday to three years in state prison on a charge of possession of … 0

Spending smarts: GCC, Elms College business bachelor’s program means savings to students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — With graduation approaching in June, six or seven business students at Greenfield Community College have already discussed plans to transfer to Elms College in Chicopee to continue their education. But that was before they learned they … 0

Mail carriers to collect food items for needy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — On May 9, mail carriers are asking the public to leave a nonperishable food item on their doorstep for them to pick up and deliver to local food pantries. The Greenfield Post Office delivers to Franklin County food pantries. The National Association of Letter Carriers have … 0

Cracking the code: Lines of fun

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Students rushed home, leaving the hallways and classrooms empty except for a classroom on the third floor of the Greenfield Middle School. Fifth-grade students sat raptly at their computers, jumped up from their seats to help … 0

Middle School eyed for administration offices

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Could the School Department’s business be conducted out of the Greenfield Middle School? The town will find out. At the request of Superintendent Jordana Harper, Mayor William Martin said, the town is looking at vacant classrooms … 0

Three former Greenfielders killed in Nevada wreck

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three former town residents were killed in a North Las Vegas three-car car crash. John T. Snide, 50, Sheryl Uyematsu, 56, and Allison Uyematsu, 26, were pronounced dead at the scene of the April 15 accident. The three were riding in a Toyota Camry, when a … 0