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Kate Hunter, a photographer, and Rachael Katz, an industrial artist, at the former Rooney's building on Main Street in Greenfield, now the Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art Printing. The business will host an open house from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, during the monthly First Friday downtown event. Recorder file photo/Matt Burkhartt

New gallery to hold open house Friday

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — A downtown landmark building on Main Street that has been vacant for a couple of years will open its doors to the public Friday in its new incarnation — The Greenfield Gallery & Fine Art Printing. The grand opening of Rachael Katz’s and Kate Hunter’s new venture will coincide with Greenfield Business Association’s August First Friday event. The … 0

Service dogs have their day

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — To celebrate International Assistance Dog Week, Base Camp Photo is hosting a dog portrait fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at their 22 Riddell St. studios. All proceeds will go to support Shelburne Falls nonprofit Diggity Dogs Service Dogs Inc. International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize all the devoted, hard-working assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate … 0

Greenfield wireless network will need utilities’ OK

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — It may take a little longer than the mayor had expected to turn on Greenfield’s downtown hybrid fiber-wireless broadband network, but he said he believes it will only be a few weeks longer, at most, than originally thought. Mayor William Martin plans for Greenfield to provide the downtown network, which would offer 25 megabits per second (Mbps) upload and download for … 0

Mixing of drain cleaners prompts evacuation of ambulance dispatch center

Sunday, August 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — A chemical spill prompted Greenfield Fire Department to respond to MedCare Emergency Health at 338 High St. According to Capt. Clark Seaman, someone poured drain cleaner into the pipes on Saturday, unaware that the night before someone else used a different type of drain cleaner. The … 0

Statewide arts funding increases

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — For the past six months, state Gov. Charlie Baker has tried cutting statewide arts funding. On Wednesday, the House and Senate overrode his veto and actually increased the 2016 fiscal year arts budget by about 20 percent, or $2.3 million. In total, $14.16 million will be … 0

Belly Bus Food Drive underway

Friday, July 31, 2015

School buses won’t be bringing children back to school and school lunch programs for a few weeks yet, but the annual Belly Bus food drive is rolling out on Friday to fight the summer gap. Anti-hunger workers say … 0

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Master Plan Steering Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6:15 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Thursday 4:30 p.m. in Town Hall. … 0

Electricity rates to drop for Greenfielders

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — Residents and businesses who stayed in the town program that sells electricity at bulk rates will see a decrease in their electric bills over the next four months or more. New lower rates will take effect today as the town continues to provide residents and businesses … 0

4-H Dairy Show this weekend

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Fairgrounds will be filled with children and cows from all over the state this weekend, Aug. 1 and 2, for the State 4-H Dairy Show. According to organizer Carrie Sears of the University … 0

3-car crash on I-91 off-ramp ends in drunken driving charge for Lowell man

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Lowell man was arrested on a charge of drunken driving after his vehicle was involved in a three-car collision on the Interstate 91 Exit 26 off ramp Friday afternoon. Michael J Walsh, 54, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as … 0

Concrete dust coats citizen during court construction

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s health and building inspectors received a report on Thursday that a pedestrian passing by the courthouse on Hope Street was covered in concrete dust when a construction vehicle called a lull dropped concrete into a hopper on the site. Greenfield Health Director Nicole Zabko … 0

Neighbors: Don’t leave children or pets in vehicles

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. Today I want to talk to you good folks about leaving children and pets in vehicles this summer. Please don’t! Leaving them in a hot vehicle could be deadly. If you are out and about with … 0

Nashs Mill bridge fix could take up to a decade

Thursday, July 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Nashs Mill bridge over the Green River has been accepted into the state’s Transportation Improvement Program, but that means it could be a decade before it’s replaced, so the town is still looking at other … 0