Greenfield

Kennametal exterior in Greenfield.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Kennametal chooses Greenfield

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Kennametal Inc. has decided to grow its operation in Greenfield after years of cutbacks, which means it will bring 70 new jobs to town over the next five years and plans to spend almost $5 million in upgrades over the next four years. Mayor William Martin said that after a thorough evaluation of its two plants, one in … 0

Turners Falls earns battlefield grant

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — It has been 338 years and since the Great Falls on the Connecticut River between present-day Gill and Montague took a place in the bloody geography of King Philip’s War, and two years since the most recent effort to study the battle began. Unsuccessful last year, the town of Montague’s application to the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program … 0

Turners Falls man arrested on OUI charges, cops say he backed into cruiser

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Turners Falls man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges after he backed his car into a parked cruiser, according to police. Dion W. Cadiz, 24, of 88 2nd St., was arrested Wednesday night on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, driving without a license in possession, and failure to use care in backing. Cadiz was driving … 0

Neighbors: Local writers publish book of short memoirs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. A wonderful group of local writers has published another book. “Days and Moments, Moments and Days,” by Well Done Writers, is now available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls. Our neighbor Janet Keyes, who happens to be one of the … 0

Greenfield to replace streetlights with LEDs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town has received close to $200,000 from the state to replace its street lights with energy-saving LED lights. Mayor William Martin said the $199,754 the town received from the state Department of Energy Resources will be used for the upgrade to all town street lighting, … 0

Fireworks company under fire

Thursday, July 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin says the town will not accept an agreement with the New Hampshire company that has been providing Greenfield’s Fourth of July fireworks display for the past 20 years until an investigation into whether … 0

Letter: Pipeline resistance

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I think Mayor William Martin, Gov. Deval Patrick and other professional politicians are too quick to accept offers of “economic renewal” from any proposed gas pipeline company of which Kinder Morgan is only one. Extreme vigilance is needed by all of us who reside in western Mass. (and … 0

Fireworks fraud?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears that the town may not have been getting the biggest bang for its buck, at least for the past couple of years, when it comes to its annual Fourth of July fireworks display. At … 0

Council tables vote on noise ordinance veto

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Town Council has eight to 10 days left to vote on whether it will override the mayor’s veto of a noise ordinance it passed in June. The ordinance, which has been criticized by several town leaders … 0

Greenfield pumping station covered bridge repairs on track

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town continues to do repairs to the 41-year-old wooden covered bridge that spans the Green River on Eunice Williams Drive in the area known as the “pumping station.” Town Engineer Sara Campbell said the bridge, … 0

Letter: The Mideast mess

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I am a former United States Marine and would no doubt be described as a hawk rather than a dove. Yet given the recent events in the Mideast, Iraq, Afghanistan among them, I have to feel that we have wasted badly a large number of our young military … 0

Greenfield to implement teacher evaluations

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — After two years of negotiations, Greenfield Public School teachers and administrators will begin evaluating teachers this fall using the new state educator evaluator system. A team of about 12 to 20 educators, including some administrators and teachers with representation from the elementary, middle and high school … 0

Man robs Planet Gas clerk at gunpoint

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police searched Tuesday for a man who entered the Planet Gas station that morning with a bandanna over his face and a pistol in his hand and left with money. No arrests had been made at … 0