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Letter: Our culture of abuse

Thursday, November 27, 2014

With the recent allegations of rape against Bill Cosby difficult to dismiss or wave away as a conspiracy when over a dozen women have come forward, it is glaringly apparent that our current culture of abuse against women is reaching its zenith. With every news outlet in the world reporting the daily abuse, torture, rape and murder of women — even more shocking by those who presume to care for … 0

Baby on board while behind bars

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — At any given time, 6 to 8 percent of incarcerated women are pregnant, local women’s rights activists say. Jailed women too often lack physical and emotional support, suffer from postpartum depression and are at risk of losing their child to adoption due to the nature of incarceration, advocates say. Once women walk out of the hospital doors, there is no system … 0

Construction on track for railroad platform

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — Construction crews have about a month left to finish a platform in time for the return of passenger rail to Franklin County. Work is on schedule for the temporary platform, according to Joe Pesaturo, spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. Its foundation has been built, and contractors have begun to … 0

Salvation Army sees increased need

Monday, November 24, 2014

As the holiday season comes upon us this week, the Salvation Army in Greenfield is noticing an increased need in the community for food and clothing. The food pantry shelves are going bare. Requests for food assistance has … 0

Police seek suspects in second stabbing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police seek three suspects in the second stabbing in the past week. A Riverside Drive man was stabbed multiple times in the hands around 6:30 p.m. Sunday in his home. The victim told police his roommate let “three white guys” into the apartment while he slept. … 0

Police investigate bar bathroom robbery

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are searching for the suspect in a knife-point robbery in the bathroom of a local bar. Police responded to the Main Street Bar and Grille at about 1:11 a.m. Sunday, where a man said he had been robbed. The victim told police he was in … 0

Letter: Honest portrayal

Monday, November 24, 2014

In response to Beth Shepard’s My Turn — Let’s talk about Anthony Bourdain and “Parts Unknown” and the recent episode shot in Franklin County. First of all, the show is “Parts Unknown” not “Come Visit This Pretty Place.” The whole premise of the show is to educate people … 0

Letter: Crush milk jugs

Monday, November 24, 2014

In our class, we looked at a photo of the South Deerfield recycling dumpster. We noticed that there were a lot of uncrushed gallon milk jugs that took up a lot of space. In our class, we did an experiment. We found that we could fit six uncrushed … 0

Tackling mass incarceration from behind bars

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Presenting on the topic of restorative justice in October, Mel Motel of Brattleboro had a relatively engaged audience, some with questions about mechanics, some with a skeptical bent and all with the relatively uncommon perspective of people who aren’t going home after the presentation. Not all … 0

Letter: Pumpkinfest suit

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When I read “Pumpkinfest faces $1.2M smoke, noise lawsuit,” I assumed it was related to the Keene Pumpkin Festival as a result of the issues that unfortunately arose during their event this year. As I read on, I saw that it was in fact referring to the Franklin … 0

Alleged stabber chased down by Greenfield police

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — An early morning stabbing Saturday on Main Street has led to the arrest of one Greenfield man and the hospitalization of another. Brandon Sax, 31, of Greenfield was arrested Saturday morning and charged with assault and … 0

Creative economy requires space for artists

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you think it’s hard finding a new place to live, try finding an affordable place where you can weld metal sculpture, paint, fire up pottery kilns, set up seasonal “pop-up” shops or rehearse your heavy metal rock band at night. “Artists tend to look for … 0

Green power program to launch January

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents can expect to save $72 while businesses can expect to save $144 this year on their electric bill because of the new Greenfield Light and Power Program. On Jan. 1, the Greenfield Community Light and Power will offer 100 percent green electricity to residential and … 1