Greenfield

Neighbors: Mohawk Trail featured again

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. Once again, our beautiful 100-year-old Mohawk Trail has been featured — this time by the Boston Globe in its Sunday Travel section on Sept. 28. Just recently, Yankee Magazine wrote several articles on the trail and our great county. A photo essay by Essdras M. Suarez provides scenes from along the Mohawk Trail that include the bust marking the Mohawk Indian Bridge on Route 2, a vintage pickup … 0

Forum to discuss increase of Munson Street traffic tonight

Monday, September 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — A community forum will be held tonight in Robbins Memorial Church at 55 Munson St. to discuss the fears some residents have about the increase in traffic along the street and the speeds at which some vehicles travel to get to the courthouse and a couple of social services agencies. Phil … 2

Groups plan weekend cleanup of downtown Greenfield

Monday, September 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The same group that plans to install 50 benches throughout the downtown over the next few years is planning Broom Days on Saturday and Sunday with the Downtown Cleanup Brigade. Both groups will clean up Bank Row on Saturday and Fiske Avenue on Sunday. The groups are hoping to enlist the aid of volunteers, who will sweep, pick up litter and … 0

Pan Am train derails in Greenfield

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Last week, emergency responders gathered to plan how they’d handle a fiery train derailment. Wednesday morning, responders found themselves faced with something less dangerous but real — when a freight train derailed on a stretch of … 0

Community walk against suicide on Oct. 5

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — About 700,000 people will make a suicide attempt requiring medical care and more than 38,000 will die by suicide in the United States every year, says the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In Franklin County, two people have killed themselves just this year by jumping from … 0

Franklin County jail inmates put on art exhibit

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — At the ArtSpace, an exhibit of paintings and poetry quite unlike any other is on display until October. What makes this art exhibit different, however, is not its picturesque paintings from snow-capped mountains to a rising moon, but the 17 artists who contributed to the show. … 0

Two clinics integrate behavioral, primary care

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — In an effort to promote better quality of life, improved health outcomes and reduce costs, two local clinics are working together to treat patients with both physical and behavioral health needs. The Community Health Center of Franklin County and Center for Human Development of Greenfield are … 0

Letter: Use the crosswalk

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I recently read Teresa Conti’s Letter to the Editor with great interest. Her message to pedestrians was — “Please do not jump out into travel lanes from between parked vehicles and assume the drivers have seen you.” Larger vehicles do shield you from view. I agree 100 percent! … 0

Letter: Rethink transportation

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The week of Sept. 22-26 is The Massachusetts Clean Air Challenge. I’d like to call out to all of us to walk, bike, take transit, carpool, vanpool, or telework ... Share our stories with our neighbors on what we are planning to do. We are given this challenge: … 0

Greenfield Fire Dept. soon to offer patient transfer by ambulance

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Firefighters will soon be able to transport patients to the hospital when paramedics are unavailable. The Fire Department bought a new ambulance last year. It has been on the road since January, but the EMT-firefighters weren’t able to transport patients with it. Rather, they’d stabilize patients … 0

Tires likely to stay parked for another year

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like the sea of tires discovered in a ravine below Colorado Avenue will stay there for at least another year. Andrea Donlon, river steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council, which had hoped to remove the ones that aren’t embedded during its Source to … 0

Last-mile broadband collaboration takes next step in planning

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BOSTON — Now that the state has $50 million to help build out rural broadband Internet access, western Massachusetts legislators met Tuesday with Internet community groups to plan what state Sen. Stan Rosenberg calls “the Last Mile Solution” — how to secure high-speed Internet in unserved and partially … 0

This week’s river cleanup promotes ‘zero waste’

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Connecticut River Watershed Council will use its 18th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup on Friday and Saturday as a way to push for solutions to river waste. The cleanup supports policies and legislation that help keep waste from ending up in local rivers and streams. … 0