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Kathy Dunn leads the Fit and Fabulous exercise class at the Greenfield Senior Center on Friday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Greenfield’s seniors want new center

Monday, March 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — The director of the town’s Council on Aging says the problem is no longer that Greenfield Senior Center is outgrowing its space in the Weldon House on High Street, but that it has already outgrown it. “We’ve had to shuffle schedules and classes, relocate groups to different rooms, and we’ve had to make groups share rooms,” said Council … 0

Neighbors: Busy April ahead in Franklin County

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’ve got a lot to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. Enjoy the week. According to the National Weather Service in Taunton, temperatures on Thursday and Friday are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s. Hello spring! ORANGE SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB will host a Community Music Concert on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the … 0

He found gold on the slopes

Sunday, March 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The skiing season is almost over and Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino can look ahead to a summer of his brothers pushing him at the gym, then getting back to the slopes for a shot at the next tier of Alpine ski competition. Saladino entered three events this … 0

Mayor Martin asks state legislators for more money next year

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin told the state’s budget-writing Joint Ways and Means Committee Tuesday that they should support the governor’s proposed spending plan for next year and maybe even add more local aid. Martin attended the unusual … 0

Supporting local mothers with substance abuse issues

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — In the first half of 2014, some 7 percent of patients at The Birthplace at Baystate Franklin Medical Center were affected by substance abuse during their pregnancies — a 2 percent increase from 2013, according to … 0

Frosty windshield lands teen cyclist in hospital after car accident

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An area teenager was hospitalized after he was hit by a car while biking to school. Police, firefighters and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the corner of Chapman and Silver streets for the 7:25 a.m. accident Tuesday. The 14-year-old boy riding the bike was taken to … 0

Ways and Means members talk education at GCC

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Before two dozen state legislators, state education commissioners asked for increased investments in education to improve access to higher education, maintain campus facilities, close achievement gaps and stay competitive. State commissioners Mitchell D. Chester, Tom Weber, Richard Freeland, Secretary of Education James Peyser and Christine M. … 0

Letter: YMCA a constant

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aside from a few years where my job took me elsewhere, I’ve lived in Greenfield my whole life. I’ve noticed Greenfield go through many changes over the years from downtown to government, from schools to employers, from good to not so good and back to good again. But … 0

Subcommittee recommends 4th-grade move

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Fourth-Grade Configuration Committee has recommended the fourth-grade move back to the elementary schools next year — except for students at Newton School. The full School Committee will consider the recommendation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at GCTV Studio. The decision would return Greenfield schools to … 0

Volunteer mentors Discovery School student in reading

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three days each week, Caroline Whitbeck visits the Discovery School at Four Corners to read the “Magic Tree House” series with a third-grade student. Whitbeck, a retired ethics professor, takes turns reading the children’s book out … 0

Teeing off for tots in need

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The sheriff’s department is hoping once again to get golfers out under a blue sky in the warmth of the sun this spring to play to keep needy children warm next winter. The department’s annual golf tournament to raise money for The Recorder’s Warm the Children … 0

Neighbors: Learn about volunteer opportunity with local support team

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about a great group that’s been serving our community for several years. Community Crisis Support Team, a program of Clinical & Support Options, will host its annual free 15-hour new volunteer training on May 7, 12 and 14 from 4 to … 0

Greenfield marches on in sustainability effort

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s new “sustainable master plan,” which will carry Greenfield through at least the next 10 years, is a year old and officials say they’ve already implemented a lot of the initiatives outlined in the plan, … 0