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Manager of Engineering Greg Oles discusses changes to the kitchen hood.

Hospital kitchen among green changes

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — This August, a trailer will temporarily take the place of the kitchen at Baystate Franklin Medical Center as the Greenfield hospital moves toward decreasing its energy footprint. For a total $450,000, the hospital is replacing its kitchen hood — the equipment piece above the grills that takes cooking smoke and exhausts it outside — and updating its kitchen … 0

Upper Valley Music Festival relaxed in return to Greenfield

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Upper Valley Music Festival spread out around the Town Common and the main intersection Saturday, fitting easily back into Greenfield after two years in neighboring Turners Falls. The festival stages multiple performers in multiple venues throughout the afternoon and evening, all within walking distance of each other and the rest … 0

New collaboration opens doors for economic security for women

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College and area women’s and domestic violence resource advocacy groups are partnering to empower at-risk women in transition in Franklin County. The Franklin County Women’s GARDEN (Growing Agricultural Resiliency and Developing Economic Networks) Project is a new three-year partnership, funded through a $20,000 grant from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts. Partner members include GCC’s Sustainable Agriculture and Green … 0

Letter: Help in making a difference

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This letter is to publicly thank several local people who have recently helped make a huge difference in the life of a child who is enrolled in our program here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County. “Little Sister” Abby and her “Big Sister” Melissa enjoy doing … 0

Two familiar faces join Virtual Academy at Greenfield board

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two familiar faces from Greenfield schools will serve on the board of the Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School. Two former Greenfield school committee members, John Lunt and Daryl Essensa, have been appointed to … 0

Motorcyclist hurt avoiding fallen motorcyclist on Route 2

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Ashby man was hospitalized with a head injury on Sunday after swerving to avoid a second motorcyclist fallen on Route 2. Both men were hospitalized after the accident, on the Factory Hollow section of Route 2 Sunday morning. Greenfield Police Sgt. Mark Williams said the … 0

White Eagle Society polka picnic might be its last

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Attendees gave a 76-year tradition a proper send-off Sunday to the strains of the Eddie Forman Orchestra’s energetic polka and the quaking of the wooden dance floor. The White Eagle Society celebrated its 100th anniversary on … 0

Alleged heroin trafficker arraigned in Superior Court

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Heroin trafficking charges against a Westfield man have been brought before Franklin Superior Court. Antonio Rivera III, 28, also known as “Gizmo,” of 9 Leonard St. in Westfield, pleaded innocent to charges of trafficking in heroin … 0

Deerfield man charged in Superior Court with third OUI offense

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man has been charged in Superior Court with injuring a pregnant woman in a drunken driving accident — which would be his third, if he is convicted. Michael Thorpe, 54, of 784 River Road, pleaded innocent Friday to charges of operating under the influence, … 0

Greenfield Town Council to vote on veto of noise ordinance

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Town Council will vote Tuesday night to either override or sustain the mayor’s veto of a noise ordinance the council passed last month. But it appears the council may not have enough votes to override the veto, because at least five councilors have expressed concerns with … 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