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Customers at World Eye Bookshop on Main Street in Greenfield peruse books Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

B(u)y the book: World Eye Bookshop sees steady flow of customers after plea

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of the downtown landmark, World Eye Bookshop on Main Street, says if the rest of the week goes like Wednesday, the bookstore will stay open for sure. “Business has been great and steady,” said Jessica Mullins. “So far people are voting with their dollars. They’re telling us they want World Eye to stay.” Mullins announced Tuesday … 0

Town Councilor kicks off campaign with her band

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Town Council Vice President, who also happens to be Precinct 7 Councilor Karen “Rudy” Renaud, has decided to run for a four-year at-large seat on the council this year, and she’s kicking off her campaign Sunday by performing with her new band Vote For Rudy. Renaud, who plays the drums, said she formed the band with Bruce Tease on banjo … 0

Dems to caucus at Elm Terrace Saturday

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A caucus will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the community room at Elm Terrace to elect delegates to attend this year’s Massachusetts Democratic state convention, according to the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee. The theme for this year’s convention is focused on an “action agenda,” or building and sustaining grassroots efforts to elect more Democrats into office, according to the … 0

Free Harvest Supper: Will there be one this year?

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The committee that has put the Free Harvest Supper on every August for the past decade is still waiting for about six people to step up and “do some heavy lifting,” or last year’s may have … 0

Greenfield community turns out for Memorial Day parade to honor veterans

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — “Remember the faces you cannot see and the names you don’t know,” retired U.S. Army paratrooper Thomas Goodwin of Grinnell Street told a crowd of about 200 people on Monday morning. Goodwin, 80, who served in … 0

United Arc needs variance to build housing for aging clients

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local agency that has been serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than six decades would like to build three small duplexes for some of them on land it owns on Summer Street, … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents: Share your stories

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello, neighbor Many times in my travels throughout the county, I am stopped by other grandparents who have read about my grandsons Justin, Owen and Travis. They thank me for sharing my stories every now and then, and then they share some of their own with me. Over … 0

Thousands settle in for music, fun at Strangecreek

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Strangecreek Campout kicked off the New England summer music festival season over the weekend, but if you only stayed for the music, you missed half the fun. To get the most of the three-night festival, … 1

Greenfield native fixed planes during WWII

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” (Grader) Stange still looks to the sky each time she sits outside her home in Florida, and she dreams about the day she flew her uncle’s plane into Turners Falls Airport. A Greenfield native, Stange was … 0

Proposed ordinance amendment on public demonstrations appears dead

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A proposal to alter how the town regulates public demonstrations, picketing and other mass assemblies on public property appears to have died in committee. At-large Town Councilor Isaac Mass presented the proposed changes, but after some discussion by the Council Appointments and Ordinances Committee and comments … 0

DA grads ‘ready to dance with the world’

Sunday, May 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Graduate Conor Sullivan promised the crowd at Deerfield Academy Saturday that he was about to give one of the best, most heartfelt, tear-jerking speech they’d ever heard. “If it fails to live up to those expectations, … 0

Northfield ambulance taken for illegal ride

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An Everett man faces several charges after allegedly taking an ambulance for a ride. Greenfield Police responded to Baystate Franklin Medical Center, 164 High St., Saturday at 3:55 p.m. for a report of a stolen ambulance. While police looked for the vehicle it was returned to … 0

Full Opioid Task Force meeting Tuesday

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region will hold a full-group meeting Tuesday. Dr. Ruth Potee will speak on the physiology of addiction. Potee, of Valley Medical Group, treats addiction in … 0