Greenfield

Shannon Wessolowski leans against her porch rail on Wednesday as paramedics safely remove the driver of a car that bumped into her house at the intersection of Maple Street and Mountain Road in Greenfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Snowstorm brings crashes, blackouts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — The first real snow of the season caused a slew of car accidents and power outages and toppled trees across the state Wednesday, and Franklin County wasn’t spared. An SUV struck a house at about noon after skidding across a median at the intersection of Mountain Road and Maple Street. The Lincoln Aviator sustained major front-end damage including … 0

Woodstove fire damages home

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — A house fire started by a woodstove was quickly extinguished, despite issues caused by Wednesday’s snow. A fire started in the wall of a house at 28B Old Albany Road when embers got into a partition around flue pipe, according to Capt. William Schneider. “The timing was perfect. We got there, opened up the wall and put it out,” Schneider said. … 0

FRTA fixing transit center’s front entrance after paver problems

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — The blue stone pavers in front of the John Olver Transit Center may have been pretty, but they proved problematic. The stones that formed the front patio of the transit center, built in 2011, had been pushed askew by winter frost. This week, they’ve been pulled up, to be replaced with … 0

Letter: Honest portrayal

Monday, November 24, 2014

In response to Beth Shepard’s My Turn — Let’s talk about Anthony Bourdain and “Parts Unknown” and the recent episode shot in Franklin County. First of all, the show is “Parts Unknown” not “Come Visit This Pretty Place.” The whole premise of the show is to educate people … 0

Letter: Crush milk jugs

Monday, November 24, 2014

In our class, we looked at a photo of the South Deerfield recycling dumpster. We noticed that there were a lot of uncrushed gallon milk jugs that took up a lot of space. In our class, we did an experiment. We found that we could fit six uncrushed … 0

Tackling mass incarceration from behind bars

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Presenting on the topic of restorative justice in October, Mel Motel of Brattleboro had a relatively engaged audience, some with questions about mechanics, some with a skeptical bent and all with the relatively uncommon perspective of people who aren’t going home after the presentation. Not all … 0

Letter: Pumpkinfest suit

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When I read “Pumpkinfest faces $1.2M smoke, noise lawsuit,” I assumed it was related to the Keene Pumpkin Festival as a result of the issues that unfortunately arose during their event this year. As I read on, I saw that it was in fact referring to the Franklin … 0

Alleged stabber chased down by Greenfield police

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — An early morning stabbing Saturday on Main Street has led to the arrest of one Greenfield man and the hospitalization of another. Brandon Sax, 31, of Greenfield was arrested Saturday morning and charged with assault and … 0

Creative economy requires space for artists

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you think it’s hard finding a new place to live, try finding an affordable place where you can weld metal sculpture, paint, fire up pottery kilns, set up seasonal “pop-up” shops or rehearse your heavy metal rock band at night. “Artists tend to look for … 0

Green power program to launch January

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents can expect to save $72 while businesses can expect to save $144 this year on their electric bill because of the new Greenfield Light and Power Program. On Jan. 1, the Greenfield Community Light and Power will offer 100 percent green electricity to residential and … 1

Warm the Children helps family be ready for winter ahead

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — When Precious Burwell moved from New Jersey to Greenfield seven years ago, she and her three children weren’t exactly prepared for New England’s frigid, snowy winters. Burwell said she decided to move to Massachusetts because of … 0

‘Share the bounty’ this holiday season

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD —The Franklin County Community Meals Program is collaborating with local restaurants through the end of December in their “Share the Bounty with the County” fundraising campaign. Local diners are invited to make donations to the Meals Program in specially marked envelopes at participating restaurants. While visiting participating … 0

Holiday trash schedule for Greenfield

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday the Greenfield Department of Public Works will not be collecting rubbish and recycling on Thursday. Rubbish and recycling for Thursday and Friday will be on Friday: There is no change for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Rubbish and recycling should be curbside … 0