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Cars sit at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets in Greenfield Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

Greenfield looking for fix to long traffic lights

Friday, August 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — A town councilor is leading the crusade to fix Greenfield’s traffic lights before someone gets hurt. “People sit through two or three cycles at some of the town’s intersections, and they get very impatient,” said Precinct 5 Councilor Penny Ricketts. “I’ve seen people blow through red lights because they’ve waited too long. I don’t want to see someone … 0

100 years of memories ... and lots of tears: Alumni tour of Newton School brings stories of classmates, the ‘marvelous’ Ms. Carney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Many of the 37 alumni who turned out to tour Newton School, celebrating its 100th year and opening its doors to students Sept. 2 and 4, remembered their own first days of school, and the tears. Louise Mroz, who attended the school from 1925 to 1932, said she doesn’t recognize anything … 0

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie … 0

Letter: Take care of Earth

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I am writing to express my support for David Fisher of Natural Roots Farm in Conway whose letter appeared in the Aug. 15 edition of The Recorder. While voicing his reasons for his opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he states forcefully: There will be no pipeline! I … 0

Letter: Growing Greenfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I wanted to applaud those members of the Economic Development board, the mayor and those members of the Town Council who acknowledged and unwaveringly supported the importance of attracting new financially sound businesses that will not only contribute to additional tax revenue over time, BUT most importantly, add … 2

Yoga for cancer survivors starts new session on Sept. 2

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cancer survivors are invited to bend, stretch and breathe at the YMCA. Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department is sponsoring a free eight-week yoga class, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, at the gym on Main Street from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2 to Oct. … 0

Greenfield has procedure it must follow for dog complaints

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s decision to take an aggressive pit bull away from its owner last week sparked discussion throughout the community about public safety, owners’ responsibility and breed discrimination. Greenfield’s Public Health Director Nicole Zabko said these … 0

Instruments of change: Violin teacher hopes to fund music program for disadvantaged children

Monday, August 24, 2015

Inspired by a worldwide movement to train every child, no matter how disadvantaged, to make music, a Shelburne violin teacher has been working to launch a free after-school music program in Greenfield next month. Musica Franklin, based on … 0

State erects wrong signs for train in Greenfield

Monday, August 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The state is looking into why signs it erected throughout Greenfield to direct people to the regional bus and train depot on Olive Street read: “NORTHAMPTON AMTRAK.” Amanda Richard, a spokeswoman for the state Department of … 2

Neighbors: Community says “goodbye” to longtime service agency head

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Wednesday, The United Arc will say “bon voyage” to its executive director of 39 years. Ed Porter has performed a variety of roles in the position since 1976, helping the agency expand and adapt to … 0

Rep. McGovern tours area’s agribusinesses

Monday, August 24, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Congressman Jim McGovern, flanked by a dozen federal and state agricultural officials, including representatives from UMass Extension Service and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, rolled into Deerfield and Greenfield Monday as part of a two-day … 0

Letter: Unwarranted support

Monday, August 24, 2015

I was disheartened by your editorial support (Aug. 15) for Planned Parenthood. Their activity of selling baby parts for profit is evil. There is no good reason for tax money, or for that matter, any source of funds, to support their appallingly immoral work. I congratulate the Center … 1

Letter: About those big boxes ...

Monday, August 24, 2015

I take issue with The Recorder’s lead headline on Aug. 11: “Big Box proponents can send comments to court.” After reading the article carefully, it’s apparent that “all interested parties” can submit comments — opponents, too! Is The Recorder showing some bias here? I also question Mayor Martin’s … 0