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Training offered for emergency reserve corps volunteers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — When disaster strikes, trained volunteers typically show up on scene to help their neighbors. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is holding trainings for medical and nonmedical personnel who want to volunteer in times of disaster. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers assist in medical emergencies such as disasters, catastrophic weather incidents, mass vaccinations and prophylaxis for potential epidemics. Roles are assigned depending on the license and qualifications of the … 0

Greenfield’s latest tax bills reflect high school debt

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — The first quarter real estate tax bills due in the Tax Collector’s Office by the close of business on Friday reflect the first increases from the debt for the new $66 million Greenfield High School under construction. Mayor William Martin said this week “While our tax rate is high in comparison to many towns without the services and programs we provide … 0

Belly Bus also accepts donations of cash

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — In addition to donating food to the Belly Bus Food Drive on Aug. 8, people can also send monetary donations, drive organizers say. People can make checks out to Community Action with Belly Bus in the subject line and they can be mailed to Community Action at 393 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301. The drive supports local emergency food programs, with … 0

Plant your ideas for FRTA service at Greenfield Farmers Market Saturday

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Amid all the zucchini and tomatoes, the plan is to sprout ideas about public transit. Saturday’s Greenfield Farmers Market may have plenty of ears of corn this weekend, but it will also have the ears of transportation planners, listening to people’s ideas about what’s needed to … 0

Letter: Stone throwing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In answer to the Conway individual’s comments in Saturday’s (July 12) Readers Write column: Bill Clinton may have said that! Politicians say a lot of things they never do, but Bush and Cheney (i.e.: Haliburton) did it! Clinton didn’t introduce the “Yellow Cake” lie in Africa that outed … 0

Neighbors say Atlas and its owner ‘kind and generous’

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — While the mayor waits for word from the town’s lawyer about whether he thinks a New Hampshire company short-changed Greenfield’s fireworks display this year — an=d possibly for the past three or four years — neighbors … 0

Noise ordinance: Town Council votes to let mayor’s veto stand

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The vote was unanimous by Town Council Tuesday night to sustain the mayor’s veto of a recently passed noise ordinance and start over in an attempt to write a more effective and enforceable ordinance. “I think we need to build a consensus this time,” said Vice … 0

Lunt ball field purchase done

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — After several years of ups and downs, while the town continued to go to bat in its attempt to purchase the former Lunt Silversmith’s baseball fields, Greenfield now owns them. Mayor William Martin said the town … 0

Letter: More to these tests

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I was encouraged by the Greenfield School Committee’s postponement of their decision about implementing PARCC tests next year. I was disappointed, however, with The Recorder’s coverage of this controversial issue, which contained misleading information. Many districts across the state and country are rejecting PARCC, an initiative that will … 0

Letter: Smoking boundaries

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Recently, I spoke with a gentleman on Union Street, who was sitting in a chair smoking a cigarette on the outer limits of the Senior Center property. I asked him why he was sitting on the sidewalk and he told me smokers cannot be anywhere on Senior Center … 1

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that … 0

WMECO closes Greenfield building

Monday, July 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Western Massachusetts Electric Co. has closed its service center in Greenfield, but six of its more than 20 employees who worked out of that center will stay in Franklin County. Four linemen, an electrician and a … 0

Composting is in his blood

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Adam Martin may not say this himself, but these days it takes a renaissance man to farm dirt. Martin, a 29-year-old Greenfield native, purchased his father’s organic compost and mulch farm in February. But turning yard … 0