Greenfield

Greenfield Middle School band teacher Maria Scotera teaches fourth-grade students the trombone on Tuesday. Band is one of the advantages of being at the Middle School. 
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

Principals discuss potential 4th-grade move

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Teachers and parents of 153 third-graders in Greenfield’s three elementary schools are waiting to learn what school their young students will attend next year as school officials explore whether the fourth-grade should move back to the elementary level. Over the past two weeks, an Ad-hoc Committee of the School Committee has been hearing public comment from parents, teachers … 0

Details of homeless prevention to come in few weeks

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It looks like it will be at least two to three weeks before the state has a detailed plan of how it will reduce the number of homeless families living in hotels across Massachusetts — and Greenfield — and prevent other families from becoming homeless. Gov. Charles Baker announced earlier this week that … 0

Greenfield Youth Football League embezzler: The drugs made me do it

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman who stole $5,986 from the Greenfield Youth Football League to feed her drug habit has been ordered to repay the money. Margary Fisher, 38, of 36 Elm St., admitted to sufficient facts for conviction on a charge of larceny over $250 by a single scheme. Her case was continued without a finding for six months, during which time … 0

Read Across America Day

Monday, March 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — “You don’t need a fancy office. That’s what’s great about being an author. You just need a paper and pencil,” said Natasha Lowe, a popular children’s book author, to a roomful of Newton School students. Lowe, … 0

Letter: ‘Economic injustice’

Monday, March 2, 2015

Elizabeth Warren who was paid $429,981 as a Harvard law professor from 2010-2011 had the audacity to give comments concerning what she calls “economic injustice” at GCC. I guess that goes hand in hand along with her $5.4 million mansion. DAVID KEMPF Greenfield … 1

Letter: Pokey post office

Monday, March 2, 2015

Snail mail ... believe it! I recently purchased a relatively expensive book online from Northampton. Big deal right? You bet it is! I offer you the following authentic tracking of the item from a Florence post office. Before you read the account, please keep in mind that Florence … 0

Greenfield house earns builder energy award

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — It all added up for this former math teacher, given the net sum of skyrocketing energy costs. So he built a net-zero energy saltbox. And it scored big. From the outside, the only thing saying the … 0

Letter: Overprotected

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I cannot believe the parents who are suing cities and towns because of their children’s sledding accidents and the towns that are banning sledding (article Feb. 20). What is next, banning outdoor bicycling by children (could cause accidents)? What do these parents suggest children do during the winter … 0

Former inmate sets up community workshop as outreach program

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — At 58, Don Wright has resolved to become a productive member of the community, after about five years in state prison and six months in the Franklin County House of Correction. It doesn’t sound it, but … 0

Greenfield big box headed back to court

Friday, February 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A discount department store developer is no closer to building on French King Highway, despite a tactical victory Friday in the state Appeals Court. It could be years before there’s a final decision in the case, if further appeals are granted or another court decides to … 1

Tech School toothbrushes to help spread smiles in Ghana. Turners woman returns for sixth dental aid trip

Friday, February 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Dental hygienist Heather Lonergan has made a habit of spending her vacations spreading dental health in Ghana, and this year she will go armed with toothbrushes collected by the students and staff of Franklin County … 0

Greenfield man, girlfriend arrested in heroin bust

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local couple faces heroin charges after a raid of an apartment turned up almost 300 bags of heroin, according to police. Joseph Ewig, 22, of 207 Chapman St., apartment 2, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District … 0

Does town want to revive Highland Park?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — If the town is going to revive Highland Park and its pond, returning it to the busy park it once was with skating, fishing and other recreational activities, it is going to take a lot of … 0