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This is the prototype for the new benches being built for Greenfield’s downtown.
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Greenfield bench project a lesson in collaboration

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A five-member group called Greenfield Rejuvenators is teaming up with the town, jail, a high school teacher and his students and local organizations to install up to another 50 benches in the downtown. The new benches are made from recycled materials like the green plastic ones already found along Main Street and on the Town Common, but they … 0

Local Democrats kick off election season

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Democratic Town Committee will kick off election season with the promise of a strong commitment and coordinated effort to elect Democrats at home and throughout the state this year, members say. Chairman Doug Mayo said the committee will work with party leaders over the next couple of months and will hold several events. Those will begin with a grand-opening … 0

Drop-outs: Focusing on the 'why'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More than 16,000 adults in Franklin and Hampshire counties have neither a GED nor a high school diploma. For many students, it is not the lack of will that causes them to stop going to school. Many times, students face personal or family problems, illness or addiction that make it difficult to stay in school. Other times, people have to take care of … 0

Fair board mulls smoking restrictions

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Should the Franklin County Fair have a designated smoking area to keep cigarette smoke away from young children and others who don’t like it? Should it have designated “non-smoking” outdoor areas? Or should it do away with smoking on the fairgrounds altogether? The Franklin County Agricultural … 0

Highway-side fight ends in arrest

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Connecticut man faces charges and a mental health evaluation after a protracted fight with a Greenfield police officer by the side of the highway, ostensibly because he did not want to be handcuffed. The Sunday evening incident ended after a passing motorist intervened. Greenfield Police … 0

Shelter from the harm

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — By January 2015, victims of child abuse and sexual assault in Franklin County will have a safe and comfortable place to report the incidents to police and medical professionals. The Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Project, is renovating … 0

Sustainable film fest seeks submissions

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — There’s still time to get your short film into the running for the third annual Pioneer Valley Transition Towns Film Festival. Films seven minutes or shorter on sustainable living will be accepted until Oct. 17. The top films will be screened and awards announced starting at … 0

Greenfield adds extra school bus

Monday, September 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — With more students riding the bus to school this year, the school department is adding an extra bus to its line to cut down on multiple trips and get youths to school on time. The school department received some complaints this month about buses arriving to … 0

Neighbors: Support a local gem

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hello neighbor. I wanted to take a couple of minutes today to remind you folks of how lucky we are to have a real gem here in the county. I was talking with my friend Judy on Monday … 0

Schools offer curriculum to help resist drugs, risks

Sunday, September 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — Through a new curriculum, middle school students throughout Franklin County will learn how to handle critical life skills from conflict resolution to anger management to coping with anxiety. On Sept. 22, 20 teachers from 10 area school districts will be trained to deliver the Botvin LifeSkills … 0

Letter: Driver’s license returned

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Many thanks to the Good Samaritan who found my driver’s license in Highland Park and slipped it into my mail slot today. I actually expected that to happen (That’s what I would have done!), but it is always nice to see one’s more positive assumptions about human nature … 0

New bakery coming to Main Street in Greenfield

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — There will soon be a standalone bakery in the heart of downtown, again. Frosted Bake Shop will open in the space next door to Wilson’s Department Store in mid October, according to co-owner Shelly Phillips. There hasn’t been an independent full-service bakery in Greenfield for more … 0

Police log shield law draws criticism

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Over the past month, police have been carefully separating domestic violence calls from the police log, shielding them from public view as required by new legislation. But local police and legislators are now questioning the merits of that part of a broader law intended to protect … 0