Greenfield

Parishoner and architect Pierre Belhumeur and Deacon Joe Bete look over plans for the interior renovation of the Holy Trinity Church on Main Street in Greenfield.  
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

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 willing to contribute. “They answered us in … 0

Plastic ban proposal could go to voters this fall

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A citizens group that wants to ban plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic foam containers in town has submitted its third proposal in a year. The petitioners — who list themselves as Glen Ayers of Davis Street, John Thompson of Davis Street, Sandra Boston of Abbott Street, Loraine Grignaffini-Gordon of Chapman … 0

Community can weigh in on BFMC Tuesday

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Do you have any questions, ideas and concerns about Baystate Franklin Medical Center? The Community Health Care Initiative is holding an informal drop-in discussion to learn residents’ ideas about the local hospital on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the downtown campus of Greenfield Community College. “The Community Health Care … 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

Letter: No to Bush, Clinton

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Why would anyone vote for another Bush or Clinton? Nostalgia? Name recognition? Do you like partisan politics? Are you satisfied with the status quo of growing income inequality, a national deficit out of control and failed foreign policy? Are you anxious to see our military involved in more … 0

Letter: Accessory apartments

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

As a recent transplant from Boston to Precinct 5, I would like to respond to some of the objections to the accessory apartment proposal. It seems many of the fears voiced at the recent hearing could be equally applied to single-family units, such as those rented by absentee … 0