Greenfield

Greenfield wireless network will need utilities’ OK

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — It may take a little longer than the mayor had expected to turn on Greenfield’s downtown hybrid fiber-wireless broadband network, but he said he believes it will only be a few weeks longer, at most, than originally thought. Mayor William Martin plans for Greenfield to provide the downtown network, which would offer 25 megabits per second (Mbps) upload and download for mobile and fixed devices for free to … 0

On the chopping block: Greenfield trees up for Thursday hearing

Monday, August 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — At least 29 more trees are about to be removed from Greenfield streets, because they are sick, old or have become hazards. Members of the public will have another opportunity to tell government what they think about the removal of trees on Sanderson, Riddell, Federal, Davis, Silver, Shattuck, Allan, Bowles, Cypress, … 0

Neighbors: Dick Henry receives highest Moose honor

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’d like to congratulate Richard “Dick” Henry of Greenfield, a member of Greenfield Lodge No. 997 Loyal Order of Moose, who has received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, which is the highest honor bestowed a member. The degree, currently held by very few throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, is the order’s ultimate reward for exceptional devotion to … 0

FERC gets an earful: Scores turn up the heat on regulators over pipeline

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Federal regulators got an earful Wednesday night from nearly 600 people at an environmental scoping hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The region’s entire state legislative delegation, Congressman James McGovern and … 1

Franklin County keeps its cool

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The dog days of summer finally arrived in Franklin County this week, so locals took to the beach and cooled off with seasonal favorites. “It’s been hot,” said Virginia Christi of Colrain, who spent her entire … 0

Letter: Trouble with eggs

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, have been slaughtered for fear of infection during the past few months. … 0

Letter: Our power capacity

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tom Relihan’s piece, “Utilities: Electric rates to drop, but root cause of spikes remains,” is the kind of balanced, well-researched stuff we need on a subject of both immediate (pocketbook) and larger (Greenland may be melting) concern. Some comments: Testimony to his objectivity (tough in this town) is … 2

Letter: Cautionary tale

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I was told this story from a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles person. A young man was tested for his beginners driver’s licensee, and passed. However, the official cautioned the driver that he should be aware of the speed limit signs. In the afternoon, the trooper was on … 0

How to submit environmental comments for proposed pipeline

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Unless otherwise noted, Aug. 31 is the last day to submit questions, comments and concerns to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for Docket No. PF14-22-000. Comments relating to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project to bring natural gas to nine Franklin County … 0

Local charities real winners of mayor’s golf tournament

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two local social service agencies will benefit from Team Greenfield’s second win in two years at the Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament. On July 24, Mayor William Martin and his Team Greenfield took first place in the … 0

Letter: Share the road

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I was disheartened and saddened to read the recent news of the fatal collision on Routes 5 & 10. Bicyclists, runners, and pedestrians have a right to utilize roadways and should act responsibly when doing so. However, too many vehicle drivers do not seem to take care when … 0

Could be another six to 12 months before Greenfield big box project moves forward

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Almost four years and three months after a Connecticut developer was given the “go-ahead” to build a big box discount department store on French King Highway, the town is still waiting. It appears Greenfield will continue … 0

Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit … 0