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Training offered for emergency reserve corps volunteers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — When disaster strikes, trained volunteers typically show up on scene to help their neighbors. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is holding trainings for medical and nonmedical personnel who want to volunteer in times of disaster. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers assist in medical emergencies such as disasters, catastrophic weather incidents, mass vaccinations and prophylaxis for potential epidemics. Roles are assigned depending on the license and qualifications of the … 0

Greenfield’s latest tax bills reflect high school debt

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — The first quarter real estate tax bills due in the Tax Collector’s Office by the close of business on Friday reflect the first increases from the debt for the new $66 million Greenfield High School under construction. Mayor William Martin said this week “While our tax rate is high in comparison to many towns without the services and programs we provide … 0

Belly Bus also accepts donations of cash

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — In addition to donating food to the Belly Bus Food Drive on Aug. 8, people can also send monetary donations, drive organizers say. People can make checks out to Community Action with Belly Bus in the subject line and they can be mailed to Community Action at 393 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301. The drive supports local emergency food programs, with … 0

Weldon residents to be without an elevator

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents of the 109-year-old Weldon House on High Street will have to take the stairs to their upper-floor apartments for the next six to eight weeks while the owner replaces the only elevator in the concrete … 1

Big food retailers going local

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — According to the “food odometer” developed by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Iowa, the average fruit or vegetable travels nearly 1,500 miles to get from farm to consumer. And to keep food from spoiling … 0

Letter: Offensive thinking

Friday, July 25, 2014

The good folks who are pitching a fit over the placement of “migrant minors” in our communities are no better than the “good folks” who declined to give refuge or sanctuary to the Jews and others who fled the Nazis. I am aware that this will deeply, deeply, … 0

Greenfield waits to hear from lawyer about possible fireworks short-change

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town will have to wait a few more days for a lawyer’s opinion on whether a New Hampshire company has been short-changing the town’s annual fireworks display for the last four years. Mayor William Martin said it will most likely be early next week before … 0

Kennametal chooses Greenfield

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Kennametal Inc. has decided to grow its operation in Greenfield after years of cutbacks, which means it will bring 70 new jobs to town over the next five years and plans to spend almost $5 million … 0

Turners Falls earns battlefield grant

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — It has been 338 years and since the Great Falls on the Connecticut River between present-day Gill and Montague took a place in the bloody geography of King Philip’s War, and two years since the most recent effort to study the battle began. Unsuccessful last … 0

Turners Falls man arrested on OUI charges, cops say he backed into cruiser

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after he backed his car into a parked cruiser, according to police. Dion W. Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., was arrested Wednesday night on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, driving … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor to raise money for animals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. One of our younger neighbors, 11-year-old Miracle Leyro, is organizing a walk through the downtown Greenfield area this Saturday with a group of her friends. The youngsters plan to raise money for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Miracle’s mother Diana Nunez told me that Miracle plans … 0

Letter: Cooperation missing

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It’s nice when one crossed the street and motorists stopped for you. We can’t hear the cars now — they are really quiet. Of course, it helps the drivers if walkers use the crosswalks. In these white painted areas, pedestrians are more visible and vehicles should be expecting … 0

Bar Association Advocates gets $33,000 grant

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Lawyers advocating for domestic violence victims will be getting a slight boost in pay for their services. The Franklin County Bar Association Advocates received a $33,000 grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation to support the Bar Advocates for Victims of Domestic Violence, Children and Elders Program. … 0