Carrie Brown, Owner of Adams Donuts in Greenfield, points to the exhaust hood that does not pass health and fire codes. Recorder/Paul Franz

Mayor tells inspectors to check all restaurant hoods for compliance by end of 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Restaurant owners who know or suspect their kitchen hoods are not up to code or lack fire suppression systems would be wise to correct the issue as soon as possible. Mayor William Martin has asked the town’s health director to make sure all restaurant hoods are up to code and have fire suppression systems by the end of … 0

Prepping for the perfect prom: Free for the taking, dresses, tuxes line GHS lobby

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sarah O’Sullivan spun around in her new long, green gown as her friends raved over the dress. Down the hall, Valenka Kosick browsed through four racks of dresses in search of that perfect, elegant gown. And Tim McCarthy and Hunter Felix mixed and matched ties with tuxes, looking for options for … 0

Argotec gets tax break from state

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The plastic-film manufacturer that recently received a tax break from the town in exchange for adding 50 jobs over the next five years has also received a tax break from the state. Argotec Inc., which is located in the town’s industrial park, was approved for the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program … 0

Letter: Staying informed

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thanks much to The Recorder for reminding me that Sunshine Week has arrived. I am usually aware this First Amendment celebration is in the offing to remind and re-educate all of us about how critical it is that we have access to information about our government. Without independently … 0

Newton School faces $300K roof repair cost

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — It started with a single bucket, then a few more pails, and it then became a waterfall. Now the failing roof at Newton School, where ice dams caused water damage this winter, is expected to require … 0

Mayor Martin asks state legislators for more money next year

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin told the state’s budget-writing Joint Ways and Means Committee Tuesday that they should support the governor’s proposed spending plan for next year and maybe even add more local aid. Martin attended the unusual … 0

Supporting local mothers with substance abuse issues

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — In the first half of 2014, some 7 percent of patients at The Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center were affected by substance abuse during their pregnancies — a 2 percent increase from 2013, according to … 0

Frosty windshield lands teen cyclist in hospital after car accident

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An area teenager was hospitalized after he was hit by a car while biking to school. Police, firefighters and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the corner of Chapman and Silver streets for the 7:25 a.m. accident Tuesday. The 14-year-old boy riding the bike was taken to … 0

Ways and Means members talk education at GCC

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Before two dozen state legislators, state education commissioners asked for increased investments in education to improve access to higher education, maintain campus facilities, close achievement gaps and stay competitive. State commissioners Mitchell D. Chester, Tom Weber, Richard Freeland, Secretary of Education James Peyser and Christine M. … 0

Letter: YMCA a constant

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aside from a few years where my job took me elsewhere, I’ve lived in Greenfield my whole life. I’ve noticed Greenfield go through many changes over the years from downtown to government, from schools to employers, from good to not so good and back to good again. But … 0

Subcommittee recommends 4th-grade move

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Fourth-Grade Configuration Committee has recommended the fourth-grade move back to the elementary schools next year — except for students at Newton School. The full School Committee will consider the recommendation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at GCTV Studio. The decision would return Greenfield schools to … 0

Volunteer mentors Discovery School student in reading

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three days each week, Caroline Whitbeck visits the Discovery School at Four Corners to read the “Magic Tree House” series with a third-grade student. Whitbeck, a retired ethics professor, takes turns reading the children’s book out … 0

Teeing off for tots in need

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The sheriff’s department is hoping once again to get golfers out under a blue sky in the warmth of the sun this spring to play to keep needy children warm next winter. The department’s annual golf tournament to raise money for The Recorder’s Warm the Children … 0