Greenfield

Greenfield Middle School band teacher Maria Scotera teaches fourth-grade students the trombone on Tuesday. Band is one of the advantages of being at the Middle School. 
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

Principals discuss potential 4th-grade move

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — Teachers and parents of 153 third-graders in Greenfield’s three elementary schools are waiting to learn what school their young students will attend next year as school officials explore whether the fourth-grade should move back to the elementary level. Over the past two weeks, an Ad-hoc Committee of the School Committee has been hearing public comment from parents, teachers … 0

Details of homeless prevention to come in few weeks

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It looks like it will be at least two to three weeks before the state has a detailed plan of how it will reduce the number of homeless families living in hotels across Massachusetts — and Greenfield — and prevent other families from becoming homeless. Gov. Charles Baker announced earlier this week that … 0

Greenfield Youth Football League embezzler: The drugs made me do it

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local woman who stole $5,986 from the Greenfield Youth Football League to feed her drug habit has been ordered to repay the money. Margary Fisher, 38, of 36 Elm St., admitted to sufficient facts for conviction on a charge of larceny over $250 by a single scheme. Her case was continued without a finding for six months, during which time … 0

Community crisis response team to hold open house

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Community Crisis Response Team at Clinical & Support Options Inc. will hold an open house on Tuesday at their new home at One Arch Place. The open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. will include an overview of program offerings, refreshments, as well as … 0

Neighbors: Nominate the next Peacemaker Award recipients

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice are looking for nominations from throughout the county of teens who are contributing to peace and justice in the world. Having lived in the county almost all of my life, I know there … 0

Two rain gardens to be installed at Greenfield education centers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town will soon become even greener if a local environmental group has its way. Barbara Francis, a member of Greening Greenfield, said thanks to a Massachusetts Environmental Trust grant awarded to Franklin Regional Council of … 0

Letter: Meter shoveling

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I would like to know who is in charge of shoveling the snow around the parking meters and along the edge of the street as well as emptying the parking meters? I was on Main Street today and the snow was too deep for this old lady. I … 0

Argotec leasing Channing Bete warehouse

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The plastic-film manufacturer that recently received a tax break from the town in exchange for adding 50 jobs over the next five years has signed a long-term lease with another manufacturer to use its warehouse in … 0

I-91 traffic stop leads to drug arrest for Chicopee man

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A traffic stop on Interstate 91 Tuesday night led to the arrest of a Chicopee man on drug charges by the State Police. Billie Roman, 31, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, operating with a suspended license, speeding and failing to … 0

Letter: History lessons

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I am sure not too many readers have read my “History 101” contribution. History is one of the least popular subject in American high schools. But ... here I go again. The recent meeting of the American and European politicians with Mr. Putin brought memories of Mr. Chamberlain’s … 0

Even in cold, Franklin County home sales strong

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — While eastern Massachusetts real estate agents are having a tough time selling homes in a frigid snowy winter, sellers in our part of the state are having an easier go of it. “We’ve actually had an … 0

Hoping for sweet solution

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Early Tuesday morning, Fred Putala of Greenfield sat on a corner stool at Adams Donuts and chatted with friends about town news over a cup of coffee. Across from him, he traded jokes with Don Girard of Turners Falls. Carrie Brown, owner of the 59-year-old business, … 0

Chief justice visits Franklin County

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The expanding role of courts in the expanding opioid addiction problem was a recurring thread in the temporary Munson Street courthouse Tuesday as the state’s top judge paid a visit and met with judges, staff and … 0