Greenfield

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

Warm the Children helps family be ready for winter ahead

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — When Precious Burwell moved from New Jersey to Greenfield seven years ago, she and her three children weren’t exactly prepared for New England’s frigid, snowy winters. Burwell said she decided to move to Massachusetts because of … 0

‘Share the bounty’ this holiday season

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD —The Franklin County Community Meals Program is collaborating with local restaurants through the end of December in their “Share the Bounty with the County” fundraising campaign. Local diners are invited to make donations to the Meals Program in specially marked envelopes at participating restaurants. While visiting participating … 0

Holiday trash schedule for Greenfield

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Due to the Thanksgiving holiday the Greenfield Department of Public Works will not be collecting rubbish and recycling on Thursday. Rubbish and recycling for Thursday and Friday will be on Friday: There is no change for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Rubbish and recycling should be curbside … 0

Greenfield’s Allen Kelley celebrates 100th birthday

Friday, November 21, 2014

By KATHLEEN McKIERNAN Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Allen Kelley of Greenfield tuned pianos for Liberace, trained precision operators at the Greenfield Tap and Die during World War II and was a manager at Millers Falls Tool Co. On … 0

Letter: Remembering the vets

Friday, November 21, 2014

This is a “thank you” to the following for the outstanding recognition of our veterans on their day. Individual thank you cards were sent to the Newton Street School, Applebee’s Restaurant, F. L. Roberts Golden Nozzle Car Wash and Service Stations, Clarkdale Apple Farm and Big Y. To … 0

Letter: Think bicycles

Friday, November 21, 2014

I was very touched by the ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the covered bridge on Eunice Williams Drive — a thoughtful honoring of great work in service to our community. But I was also struck that in The Recorder articles about this event, it was repeatedly stated that … 0

Town Council sides with workers

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Town Council has resoundingly rejected Mayor William Martin’s proposal to invoke a state law that would have allowed the town to curtail negotiations with its workers over health insurance benefits. The mayor saw adopting the Municipal Health Reform Act as a way to control rising … 0

Conn. man charged with August bank robbery

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with armed robbery for allegedly holding up a Greenfield bank in August. John J. Coughlin of Enfield pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of armed robbery, … 0

Neighbors: Think about your pets this Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hello neighbor. We’re less than a week away from that feast of all feasts — Thanksgiving dinner. I’m not going to lecture you about consuming too much at one time, because I’m sure most of you have learned from experience. But what I would like to mention today … 0

Greenfield plan calls for changes to downtown parking lot permits

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Metering in central downtown lots is being changed to encourage more turnover for shoppers and other short-term visitors. The plan calls for four lots in the center of the downtown — Ames Street, Fire Station, Town Hall and Olive Street — to be designated as premium … 1