Artists ask: What’s going to happen to Arts Block?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Artists throughout the county and beyond are waiting to hear whether the Arts Block will survive and continue as is so that they have a place in the heart of Greenfield in which to perform. Edward Wierzbowski, owner of the Arts Block on the corner of Main Street and Court Square and Pushkin Gallery on the corner of Main and Federal streets, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy … 0

Wednesday morning crash sends one to hospital, closes I-91 lane

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — An accident on Interstate 91 put one person in the hospital and closed one lane of traffic for about an hour Wednesday morning. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near exit 27. Trooper Chris Lipiec of the Massachusetts State Police Shelburne Falls barracks said a southbound car’s driver lost control and struck a guardrail. He said the vehicle spun back into … 0

New charges for alleged insurance fraud ringleader

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The alleged leader of an auto insurance fraud ring has been indicted on nearly 30 new charges. Lefen “Helen” Chen, 55, of Flushing, N.Y., is scheduled to be arraigned on 29 new charges of insurance fraud, perjury and conspiracy Wednesday. Chen is accused of being the ringleader of a New York-based insurance scam. “The indictments stem from the largest car insurance … 0

Are local hospitals prepared to face Ebola?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — As state and local hospital officials tried to quell mounting public panic over the Ebola crisis, the state and national nurses union raised the alarm about preparedness of hospitals. “Nurses across the state have said they are absolutely not prepared. They don’t feel ready to do … 0

Greenfield Minor League to raise money for food pantries

Thursday, October 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — On Nov. 8, the Greenfield Minor League is holding a drive to raise money for two local food pantries. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the baseball league will collect donations for the Center for Self Reliance in Greenfield and the Turners Falls Survival Center at … 0

Neighbors: Flash: Lobster pierogi make debut at Turners Falls Pumpkinfest

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Lots to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. I’m heading to the Franklin County Pumpkinfest on Avenue A in Turners Falls with grandson Justin and his mommy (Suzanne) later on … 0

Letter: Missing our point

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Headlines should reflect, not shape the news. Tuesday’s Recorder (Oct. 7) reported the motion to intervene by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) and the Connecticut River Watershed Council in the federal review of a request by FirstLight, owner of the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage, to increase … 1

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