Greenfield

Parishoner and architect Pierre Belhumeur and Deacon Joe Bete look over plans for the interior renovation of the Holy Trinity Church on Main Street in Greenfield.  
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

Holy Trinity Church to get $500,000 makeover

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The interior of Holy Trinity Church on Main Street is about to get a $500,000 makeover. Deacon Channing “Joe” Bete said the Catholic church board went to parishioners in January, after deciding it was time to do some work on the interior of the church, and asked if they would be willing to contribute. “They answered us in … 0

Plastic ban proposal could go to voters this fall

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A citizens group that wants to ban plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic foam containers in town has submitted its third proposal in a year. The petitioners — who list themselves as Glen Ayers of Davis Street, John Thompson of Davis Street, Sandra Boston of Abbott Street, Loraine Grignaffini-Gordon of Chapman … 0

Community can weigh in on BFMC Tuesday

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Do you have any questions, ideas and concerns about Baystate Franklin Medical Center? The Community Health Care Initiative is holding an informal drop-in discussion to learn residents’ ideas about the local hospital on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the downtown campus of Greenfield Community College. “The Community Health Care … 0

Neighbors: French musical at Arts Block

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. If you’re looking for something fun to do next weekend, or the following one, head to the Arts Block on Main Street in Greenfield for the French musical, “Irma la Douce,” which will be performed by Arena Civic Theatre on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday … 0

Letter: Off topic

Monday, April 20, 2015

Anyone who brings God or Al Gore into the debate about climate change clearly doesn’t understand science. CATHY GOUCH Greenfield … 0

Better living? It can start with relationships

Sunday, April 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Energy efficiency and sustainability were the name of the game at Franklin County’s Better Living Show at Indoor Action Sports on Bernardston Road Saturday afternoon. The show, hosted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce both Saturday and Sunday, featured a variety of local vendors offering … 0

Letter: Where are we headed?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

We are Teens in Action — a group of teenagers who live at Leyden Woods in Greenfield. We have been watching the news about shootings and riots and we are very concerned. We also recently celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. These are things we talk about at … 0

‘Community Legal Aid became a savior for my family’

Friday, April 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — At their Ashfield home, Karla Clarke was splitting wood with her then-husband, James, when he smacked her across the face, leaving reddened impressions on her skin, to get her to shut up. It was the last … 0

Parking garage part of Greenfield capital request

Friday, April 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — The mayor has included enough money in next year’s $7.4 million capital budget for a municipal parking garage, to implement a municipal light plant, if voters approve it in November, a new marked cruiser, generators for Town Hall and the middle school, new fire equipment and … 0

Greenfield accessory apartment ordinance withdrawn temporarily

Friday, April 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s Planning Board has decided to temporarily withdraw a proposed ordinance that would allow homeowners in all residential districts to add small apartments to their single-family homes. Board Chairwoman Roxann Wedegartner said withdrawing the Accessory Dwelling Units ordinance will give the board more time to … 0

Letter: Support a senior center

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are you a senior? If not, I hope you will be some day. Around 4,000 Greenfield residents have already reached that milestone. We are asking the community to support our wish for a much-needed new senior center. We’ve heard promises of a new center for years. We still … 0

Letter: Shocking? Shouldn’t be

Friday, April 17, 2015

Why is everyone so incredulous at the dramatic price increase of their electric bills this past winter? Why are you shocked when natural gas moratoriums on new hookups were decreed in western Massachusetts? My answer, “you reap what you sow.” According to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (www.eia.gov) … 0

Big Brothers Big Sisters join 24th annual gala to benefit Pioneer Valley children

Friday, April 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — For the first time, The Future Begins Here, an annual gala, will feature Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin and Hampshire counties to benefit Pioneer Valley children. The event is set for May 3. The event marks a new collaboration between the two nonprofits. “This is … 0