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This file photo shows the owner of the former Box Car Gallery Kim Curtin in the doorway to a space being considered for a downtown Greenfield satellite police station. Recorder file photo/Paul Franz

Greenfield considers small police substation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owner of two small storefronts located in the heart of the downtown has offered to lease one of them to the town so its downtown police officer has a space to operate from throughout the day and night. “We are interested in putting a small police substation downtown,” said Mayor William Martin. “It’s an intriguing space.” Martin … 0

Will part of bank building be new home to school offices?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s public school administrative offices may soon be operating out of the TD Bank building on Main Street. Mayor William Martin is reviewing a proposal to move school offices currently at the former Davis Street school to 324 Main St. temporarily until a permanent location can be determined. The school offices would be located on the second and third floors … 0

Plastic bag documentary to be shown in Greenfield tonight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greening Greenfield and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice will show “Bag It!” today at 6:30 p.m. in First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St. The humorous, award-winning film about plastic follows Jeb Berrier as he navigates the plastic world. He asks questions like, “Are plastic bags really necessary?” and “What happens to plastic bags after they are discarded?” When his journey … 0

Greenfield councilor writes 2nd book

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Marian Kelner has had several careers in her lifetime — massage therapist, English teacher to people who speak other languages, and now she currently serves the town as its Precinct 1 town councilor. One of her … 0

Bidders for school business job under review

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town of Greenfield and The Management Solutions were among two entities that bid for the temporary school business management job. Superintendent Jordana Harper and a School Committee subcommittee are reviewing the bids and are scheduled to make a recommendation to the full committee today at … 0

Neighbors: Stay safe as you ride out the storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello neighbor. If forecasts were correct, we’re finding ourselves right in the middle of the biggest storm of the year — possibly of the past 40 years or more. The National Weather Service is using terms like “historic” and “life-threatening” to describe the nor’easter, and we are its … 0

Man rescued from river

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — Turners Falls firefighters retrieved an injured man from the frozen surface of the Deerfield River below the Cheapside bridge Saturday night after a passerby reported a man dangling his legs from the railing. Greenfield and Deerfield … 0

Supper for Six fundraiser set for Feb. 10

Sunday, January 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — With February school vacation approaching, it means a relaxing week off for students, but it also is a time when many families struggle to feed their children without the school meals. The Women’s Way of the United Way of Franklin County hopes to make it a … 0

Pyers resigns: After paid leave, Greenfield economic development director leaves post

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s economic development director has resigned as of Feb. 2 at 5 p.m., and the mayor said Friday he is taking some responsibility for the 63-year-old official’s decision. Robert Pyers of Florence, who has been … 0

Former co-op manager charged with embezzlement held on $75,000 bail

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Bail for Dwight Gaddis, the former general manager of the Franklin Community Cooperative accused of stealing $60,000 from the member-owned food co-op, was set at $75,000 cash during his arraignment in Franklin County Superior Court Friday. … 0

Rollover closes Barton Road

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Part of Barton Road was closed for about an hour Friday night when a pick-up rolled onto its side, forcing emergency responders to break the front window to extract the driver. Capt. Andrew Garvin of the Greenfield Fire Department said the accident occurred around 7:27 p.m. … 0

Small fire briefly shuts down three businesses on Mohawk Trail

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — A small fire in a heating unit on the roof of the Taco Bell on the Mohawk Trail caused the fast-food restaurant to close for about an hour Friday afternoon, along with the nearby Valero gas station and McDonald’s, according to the Greenfield Fire Department. Captain … 0

WMECO changes business name

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — When you receive your February electric bill, it won’t be from Western Mass. Electric Co. Northeast Utilities, the parent company of WMECO, announced Friday it will begin doing business under the new brand name of Eversource Energy on Feb. 2. All of the NU subsidiaries, including … 0