Greenfield

Carrie Brown, new owner of Adams Donuts in Greenfield, with a tray of chocolate frosted and a counter full of regulars.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Sweet news: Adams Donuts has new owner

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The more things change, the more they stay the same — especially when it involves a small locally owned doughnut shop with a faithful following. Adams Donuts at 348 Federal St. has a new owner who says she is not going to fix something that’s not broken. “I’m going to keep all of the old recipes, but add … 0

Arts Block, Pushkin owner declares bankruptcy

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The owner of two popular downtown entertainment venues has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so it will be at least two months before his mortgage holder can foreclose on the properties. An automatic stay has been put on the Pushkin at Main and Federal streets and the Arts Block at Main … 0

Basketball player talks about drug troubles

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Addressing an audience of more than 500 at Greenfield Community College Monday, former NBA player Chris Herren said it wasn’t the end result — a professional sports career torpedoed by heroin — that mattered. “I think at times we talk too much about the last day of addiction, we present addiction … 0

Greenfield bench project a lesson in collaboration

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A five-member group called Greenfield Rejuvenators is teaming up with the town, jail, a high school teacher and his students and local organizations to install up to another 50 benches in the downtown. The new benches … 0

Local Democrats kick off election season

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Democratic Town Committee will kick off election season with the promise of a strong commitment and coordinated effort to elect Democrats at home and throughout the state this year, members say. Chairman Doug Mayo said the committee will work with party leaders over the … 0

Drop-outs: Focusing on the 'why'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More than 16,000 adults in Franklin and Hampshire counties have neither a GED nor a high school diploma. For many students, it is not the lack of will that causes them to stop going to school. Many times, students face personal or family problems, illness or addiction that … 0

Franklin County Opioid Task Force regroups, continues

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The area Opioid Task Force met Tuesday for a look at the big picture of addiction in Franklin County and at reports from subcommittees working in various facets of the community problem. The meeting in the … 0

3rd Solar Challenge info meeting planned

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town is still hoping residents and businesses will join the Greenfield Solar Challenge to see deep discounts on new solar electric systems if they sign up by Nov. 15. Greenfield will hold another Solar Challenge public information event at the Greenfield Public Library today from … 0

R.I. man nabbed on drug charges at Wormtown music festival

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Providence, R.I., man faces several drug dealing charges after an arrest at the Wormtown music festival this weekend. Andrew McHale, 25, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Greenfield District Court to two counts of possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute, possession of a … 1

Letter: Incredible float

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Greenfield Lodge of Elks 1296 put in an incredible effort by more than 30 volunteers — each with their own chores — to devise and handle. This lodge in Greenfield did its own architectural drawing of the float: a handcrafted viewing of a veteran kneeling in front of … 0

Sea of tires

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like the local watershed council will have a bigger job than it thought it would when it begins its annual Source to the Sea riverbank cleanup this year because it recently discovered a sea … 1

Fast and perilous

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Phil Brown is scared that someone is going to get hurt or worse along a stretch of Munson Street that runs from Fairview Street West to the Greenfield Corporate Center, now home to several state agencies. … 0

First residential solar system approved in Greenfield since new ordinance voted

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Tina Schneider of Graves Road will be the first Greenfield resident to install a ground-mounted solar system in her backyard after being granted a special permit under a new town ordinance. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved the permit after reviewing Schneider’s plans. In December 2012, … 0