No-go for Greenfield sick-leave hearing

Monday, October 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Human Right’s Commission was unable to hold Monday’s scheduled hearing on the state’s universal sick leave ballot question, Question 4, in the absence of members and the speaker. With only three of nine members present, the commission did not have the quorum necessary to hold a meeting or take a vote and the scheduled speaker — Ben Wright, regional field director of Yes on 4 campaign … 0

Portrait sessions to raise money for United Way

Monday, October 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Local hospital employees are sponsoring a family portrait opportunity at Hallmark Institute of Photography to raise money for the United Way of Franklin County. The portrait sessions are Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hallmark Institute of Photography, Industrial Boulevard, off Millers Falls Road in Turners Falls. Sittings will be scheduled in 15-minute intervals, with students from Hallmark … 0

‘Brookie’ abode renamed River Works Park

Monday, October 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — The new Deerfield Street mini-park where “Brookie,” the 10-foot-long fish sculpture made of stainless-steel cutlery, stands will now be called River Works Park. Mayor William Martin, the Greening Gateway Sculpture Committee and Town Council have agreed that it’s the best name for the former Food and Fuel site. The small park … 0

Greenfield Minor League to raise money for food pantries

Thursday, October 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — On Nov. 8, the Greenfield Minor League is holding a drive to raise money for two local food pantries. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the baseball league will collect donations for the Center for Self Reliance in Greenfield and the Turners Falls Survival Center at … 0

Neighbors: Flash: Lobster pierogi make debut at Turners Falls Pumpkinfest

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Lots to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. I’m heading to the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Avenue A in Turners Falls with grandson Justin and his mommy (Suzanne) later on … 0

Letter: Missing our point

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Headlines should reflect, not shape the news. Tuesday’s Recorder (Oct. 7) reported the motion to intervene by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) and the Connecticut River Watershed Council in the federal review of a request by FirstLight, owner of the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage, to increase … 1

Living Waters pastor celebrates 25 years

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — You won’t get through a conversation with David Levandusky without hearing at least one quote from Scripture. The 65-year-old became a Christian 53 years ago, of his own volition when he was just 12, and has … 0

Rays of Hope Walk for a cure for breast cancer steps off Sunday in Greenfield

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — On Sunday, hundreds of people will walk toward a cure for breast cancer as part of the sixth annual Rays of Hope Walk. The annual walk steps off at the Energy Park at Miles Street at 12:30 p.m. amid pink balloons and music to raise money … 0

Community Meals food collections set for Saturday

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — In an effort to fill their pantry shelves before temperatures drop and the number of hungry residents increases, the Franklin County Community Meals Program will collect nonperishable food at three local grocery stores on Saturday. The three collection sites are Foster’s Supermarket, at Stop & Shop … 0

Time to dispose of dead leaves in Greenfield

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — It’s time again to dispose of all of the dead leaves in your yard and the town has several options. It is a violation of a town ordinance to rake or blow leaves onto the tree … 0

Parking permit cost increases for premium Greenfield lots

Monday, October 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — An increase in the cost of annual parking permits for spaces in the town’s four “premium” lots, continued beautification of Greenfield’s downtown area and an increase in the maximum time people can park on the east … 0

Hungry for the taste of victory

Sunday, October 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Slicing the last bit of fat off of a huge beef brisket, Tim Simnett of Attleboro carefully dipped the needle of an injection gun and a brown mix of spices, phosphorous and meat juice, lifting the … 0

Letter: Save the world

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Global warming is getting really bad and I thought a way of making people aware could be sending a letter to our local newspaper. I don’t feel people understand how bad global warming is getting. Global warming has gotten to a point where, if temperatures go up 2 … 1