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Mayor waits to hear from fireworks company about deal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears the mayor may be ready to make a deal with the New Hampshire company that sold Greenfield short on the fireworks it bought for its Fourth of July celebration this year. Mayor William Martin said he is waiting to hear from the owner of Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics Inc. of Jaffrey, N.H., before he decides what the town’s next move will be. He said it could be … 0

Neighbors: Local woman up for Emmy Award

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Ann and Gary Thomas of Greenfield can’t wait for Aug. 16, because that is when they will learn whether their daughter Sherry Thomas wins an Emmy Award with two other women for casting the hit television series “Breaking Bad.” Sherry, who grew up in Florence and lived in Greenfield … 0

Greenfield donates surplus school furniture to Zambia

Thursday, July 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — Students from Greenfield High School and throughout Zambia in southern Africa will have something in common — the same desks. This summer, Greenfield High School provided five tractor-trailers filled with surplus furniture to be shipped off to outfit schools in impoverished communities in Zambia. The excess furniture was part of the school’s transition into the new $66 million high school building. … 0

Wheeling for Healing

Monday, July 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Last summer, Sue Cohen of East Longmeadow cycled 50 miles throughout Greenfield to support her older sister who was stricken with lung cancer and getting treatment at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. This summer, the avid cyclist … 0

Hospital kitchen among green changes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — This August, a trailer will temporarily take the place of the kitchen at Baystate Franklin Medical Center as the Greenfield hospital moves toward decreasing its energy footprint. For a total $450,000, the hospital is replacing its … 0

Upper Valley Music Festival relaxed in return to Greenfield

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Upper Valley Music Festival spread out around the Town Common and the main intersection Saturday, fitting easily back into Greenfield after two years in neighboring Turners Falls. The festival stages multiple performers in multiple venues … 0

New collaboration opens doors for economic security for women

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College and area women’s and domestic violence resource advocacy groups are partnering to empower at-risk women in transition in Franklin County. The Franklin County Women’s GARDEN (Growing Agricultural Resiliency and Developing Economic Networks) Project is a new three-year partnership, funded through a $20,000 grant … 0

Weldon residents to be without an elevator

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents of the 109-year-old Weldon House on High Street will have to take the stairs to their upper-floor apartments for the next six to eight weeks while the owner replaces the only elevator in the concrete … 2

Big food retailers going local

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — According to the “food odometer” developed by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Iowa, the average fruit or vegetable travels nearly 1,500 miles to get from farm to consumer. And to keep food from spoiling … 0

Letter: Offensive thinking

Friday, July 25, 2014

The good folks who are pitching a fit over the placement of “migrant minors” in our communities are no better than the “good folks” who declined to give refuge or sanctuary to the Jews and others who fled the Nazis. I am aware that this will deeply, deeply, … 0

Greenfield waits to hear from lawyer about possible fireworks short-change

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town will have to wait a few more days for a lawyer’s opinion on whether a New Hampshire company has been short-changing the town’s annual fireworks display for the last four years. Mayor William Martin said it will most likely be early next week before … 0

Kennametal chooses Greenfield

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Kennametal Inc. has decided to grow its operation in Greenfield after years of cutbacks, which means it will bring 70 new jobs to town over the next five years and plans to spend almost $5 million … 0

Turners Falls earns battlefield grant

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — It has been 338 years and since the Great Falls on the Connecticut River between present-day Gill and Montague took a place in the bloody geography of King Philip’s War, and two years since the most recent effort to study the battle began. Unsuccessful last … 0