Neighbors: Local teens attend two-week craft program

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello, neighbors. Two of our younger neighbors participated in a two-week craft program in Williamsburg this year and, I’m told, had a lot of fun doing so. Fourteen-year-old James Simpson and 15-year-old Henry Walker-West, both of Shelburne Falls, spent two weeks at Snow Farm Summer, a program of The New England Craft Program. James, the son of nationally known glassblower Josh Simpson and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, is a student … 0

Williams sworn in as Greenfield’s deputy police chief Thursday

Thursday, August 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mark Williams became the town’s deputy police chief Thursday, after 15 years with the department. While he has been on countless calls since he joined the department, one early call stuck out in his mind and he gave the crowd at his swearing-in a detailed account. “On Nov. 28, 1999, I … 0

Greenfield oil spill results in lengthy cleanup

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — A trash collection truck spilled more than two dozen gallons of hydraulic fluid on the French King Highway Wednesday afternoon. According to a Greenfield Fire Department spokesman, a hydraulic line broke on a garbage truck from Triple T Trucking, spilling 28 to 30 gallons of hydraulic oil on a half-mile-long stretch of heavily traveled road. The spill began north of the … 0

Greenfield teacher negotiations underway

Monday, August 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — The school year will begin next week without a new contract for teachers, but no one seems worried. The teacher negotiations for their next three-year contract are underway, and both sides don’t anticipate any major issues even though the last contract expired June 30. The Greenfield … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy the beautiful weather

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hello neighbor. Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful week. Temperatures are supposed to be in the mid 70s and 80s, with maybe a little rain mid-week. Get out there and see Franklin County. Can you believe fall is just around the corner? I’m sorry this column … 0

Letter: What’s important

Sunday, August 24, 2014

What is the most important THING now? Is it money, fame, position? Is it doing good? Is it consideration of others? Is it getting one’s way? Is it obeying the law literally or by the spirit? Of course, money is somewhat important, especially if one does not have … 0

Recruitment underway for Rays of Hope walk

Sunday, August 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — This year’s 21st annual Rays of Hope — A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer may still be two months away on Oct. 19, but walkers are already out there pounding the pavement for their teams. Participants can register now for both the walk and … 0

Greenfield neighborhood turns out for St. James’ first block party

Sunday, August 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — St. James Episcopal Church held its first annual block party Saturday afternoon, an event that has been in the making since the day some of the church’s members decided to take a walk last December. Not … 0

200 cyclists raise at least $39,000 for BFMC cancer patients

Sunday, August 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Over two days this weekend, Walter Goodridge of Conway cycled 112 miles in the D2R2 race in Deerfield and rode 55 miles the next day from Greenfield to Wendell and back for the Baystate Franklin Medical … 1

Mass. State Lottery winning tickets sold in Greenfield, Whately unclaimed and set to expire

Friday, August 22, 2014

Somewhere, maybe forgotten in the inside pocket of a rarely-worn suit coat or stuck between the pages of an old magazine, is a lot of money. Two significant lottery prizes from tickets sold in Franklin County remain unclaimed, with one set to expire next week and the other … 0

Strahan to be fire chief

Friday, August 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town will once again have a permanent fire chief, most likely before the end of September. Mayor William Martin has confirmed the appointment of former Deputy Chief Robert Strahan and said Edward Jarvis, who also … 0

‘Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!’

Friday, August 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Rather than relaxing by the pool, a group of Greenfield teens spent their summer cleaning parks throughout town from Hillside Park to the Green River School park to the Poet’s Seat Tower area. The teenagers from … 0

Letter: Finding a candidate

Friday, August 22, 2014

With the election of a new governor coming up this November, I need a candidate I can support. I want to elect someone who really cares about ALL the people, not just the wealthy and powerful. I need someone who understands that our climate is changing and we … 0