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The area including the Hapco building and adjacent parking lot off of Olive Street in Greenfield is the site of a proposed parking garage. 
Recorder/Paul Franz

Gov. OKs $5M for parking garage

Friday, April 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Plans for a downtown parking garage apparently can move forward from a decades-old idea into reality, possibly within the next two years. A joint Senate and House committee this week approved a $5 million earmark for a municipal parking structure, envisioned off Olive Street, as part of a statewide transportation bond bill signed by Gov. Deval Patrick Friday. … 0

Body in river identified as Greenfield man

Friday, April 18, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The identity of the dead man pulled from the Connecticut River April 19 has been identified. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has identified the man as Stephen Bradley, 28, of Greenfield. Area police had been looking for Bradley since Jan. 26, when Erving Police found his car parked at the end of the French King Bridge, along with his keys and … 0

Tree crew

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Town Council tables vacant property ordinance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Town Council has tabled a proposed ordinance that would require all property owners to maintain their properties, at least to the point that they don’t abandon them and let them slip into disrepair. Several councilors said on Wednesday night that they wanted the ordinance to … 0

Greenfield has second shot at Meadows Golf Course

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like the town will have another shot at purchasing the 80-year-old Meadows Golf Course on Deerfield Street. The Town Council gave the mayor the “go-ahead” Wednesday night after Mayor William Martin told councilors that … 0

Mayor waits for council’s OK to put in Lunt bid

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It could be up to a month before the mayor knows whether he can put a bid in for part of the former Lunt Silversmith property on Federal Street. Town Council will have to approve the mayor’s request for Greenfield to purchase 6.62 acres of the … 0

Greenfield holiday trash collection

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Due to the upcoming Monday holiday (Patriots’ Day), the following will be the trash and recycling pickup: ∎  Monday collection will be on Tuesday. ∎  Tuesday collection will be on Wednesday. ∎  Wednesday collection will be on Thursday. ∎  Thursday and Friday collections will be on … 0

20 seniors to get break on property taxes in Greenfield

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Twenty of the town’s seniors are about to get a break on their property taxes. A new program will allow qualified seniors 60 and older to apply for a credit of up to $500 on their property taxes by volunteering as many as 62.5 hours to … 0

Greenfield Arbor Day celebrates trees

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Tree Committee and the Department of Public Works have invited town residents to come to an Arbor Day celebration of the value and beauty of trees on Friday, at 12:45 p.m. This year, elementary school students at the Discovery School at Four Corners at … 0

Car hits house on Chapman St.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Chapman Street house was damaged when an elderly woman drove her Chevy Impala into it Wednesday. “I was in the room where it happened. I’m really shook up,” said Kimberly Claine, who owns the house … 0

"The Hungry Heart"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — About 170 people gathered in the community college cafeteria on a rainy evening to listen to the problems of another Franklin County, Franklin County Vt., which it seems is in a very similar situation to this … 1

Lunt ball fields, factory

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town is waiting to hear whether its latest offer to purchase the portion of the former Lunt property that includes the ball fields and contaminated factory will be accepted. Mayor William Martin said that after … 0

Voters pick Ricketts, Wainstein

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Penny Ricketts and Robert Wainstein will vie for the Precinct 5 seat in the town’s annual June election. Ricketts received 126 votes in Tuesday’s preliminary election, ensuring a spot on the June ballot, while Wainstein followed … 0