State puts virtual school on probation for 20 months

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Since a state review this summer, the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School has implemented programs for Title 1 and English language learning and hired a school psychologist and three family engagement coordinators. But the new changes appear too little, too late. The Greenfield-based cyber school has been placed on probation for 20 months until June 30, 2016, when its state certificate expires. The 11-member state Board of Elementary and … 0

Mayor to give each precinct money for projects

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Each of the town’s nine precincts will soon get a boost if Town Council accepts an offer by the mayor of $130,000 from the town’s “free cash” surplus. Mayor William Martin has asked the Council to approve the $130,000, of which $10,000 would go into an account for each of the 13 councilors to decide with their constituents where it would … 0

Anthropologist looks at life in Deerfield River Valley

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Imagine walking through the woods and coming face to face with a beaver the size of a black bear. For most of us, our first thought would be “run!” But for New England’s ancient Paleoindian period residents, that thought was “dinner.” The lives of those people, who lived over 8,000 years ago, along with their ancestors, were the subject of a … 0

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

Letter: Dog poop problem

Sunday, October 12, 2014

In response to the letter on Oct. 5, “Dog Lovers”: We agree that there is a problem with people not picking up after their dogs. We are dog owners and for the three years that we have had our dog, we have been walking him along the field … 0

Greenfield holiday trash collection schedule

Sunday, October 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Due to the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, the following will be the rubbish and recycling schedule: Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday. Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Wednesday’s collection will be on Thursday. Thursday’s and Friday’s collection will be on Friday. Have your rubbish … 0

Keeping watch: Security cameras aim to deter vandals from damaging Greenfield-owned property downtown

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — More than a dozen surveillance cameras now keep a quiet watch over town property downtown. “We wanted to hook up a triangle of cameras from the bottom of Bank Row to Town Hall to Energy Park,” … 2