Letter: No help with bank

Friday, February 12, 2016

I am compelled to keep the public informed about the subject of my letter, which I had in The Recorder, “Financial theft.” I am complaining about the Bank of America charging a $6 fee to cash a check, which was written on itself, when I do not have an account with them. I believe this $6 fee is illegal. I filed an email complaint to the Massachusetts Attorneys General Office … 0

Court: Big box abutters have choice of venue for appeal

Thursday, February 11, 2016

GREENFIELD — The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that neighbors who are fighting a planned 135,000-square-foot big box store on the French King Highway have the right to request another venue for their appeal — either Land Court or Superior Court. Albert Norman, the Greenfield man known nationally as a “sprawl-buster” who has … 0

Greenfield supt. seeks $700,000 budget hike

Thursday, February 11, 2016

GREENFIELD — No positions are expected to be cut under the Greenfield School Department’s current $18.2 million superintendent’s draft budget, which the budget subcommittee approved sending to the full School Committee for review. The budget, OK’d Thursday night, represents a 4.3 percent increase over the current year’s $17.5 million budget and will rely … 0

Planning Board to revisit in-law apartment ordinance

Friday, February 5, 2016

GREENFIELD — The town’s Planning Board will revisit the controversial proposed accessory dwelling unit ordinance and has set a date for two public presentations about the ordinance and what it would mean for residents. During its Thursday night meeting, the board decided it would hold two presentations March … 0

Greenfield Winter Carnival starts today

Friday, February 5, 2016

GREENFIELD — Call it a stroke of luck that snowfall on Friday kicked off the Greenfield Winter Carnival, which continues through the weekend. The annual event put on by the town’s recreation department includes fireworks, sleigh rides, ice … 0

Woman charged in break-in, fight

Friday, February 5, 2016

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected from a version that ran in print Feb. 6. GREENFIELD — A 31-year-old woman faces charges including breaking and entering after allegedly kicking in an apartment door and fighting with the occupants. Jennifer L. Madsen, whose address was listed as the … 0

Letter: Making a healthy choice

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thanks for highlighting the serious toll that diabetes takes on the health of people in Franklin County and for drawing attention to the excellent work that the YMCA is doing in partnership with the Community Health Center and others to reduce the impact of this disease. The best … 0

Goodbye, Dolly! For six decades, Franklin County at her fingertips

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dolores “Dolly” Gagnon, who’s had her fingers on the pulse of the community for more than six decades at The Recorder, is ready to take a breath for some serious gardening. Gagnon has been the face — and … 0

Town looking to take ‘synergistic’ approach to library, public safety complex projects

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD — The town is eyeing the former Carr Hardware and current juvenile court properties on Wells and Main streets as a prospective site for a new police and fire station. Mayor William Martin said over the past … 0

Plans moving along for Greenfield broadband

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD — The design for a complete build-out of a hybrid fiber-optic/wireless broadband network in town is still in progress, according to Mayor William Martin, who said he expects plans will be complete in a couple of weeks. … 0

Neighbors: Share your Valentine’s Day stories with your neighbors

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hello neighbor. As we approach Valentine’s Day, I’d love to hear — and possibly share — some of your stories. Please send me some of your fondest Valentine’s Day memories, whether it be about your partner, children or pets. Also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast … 0

Greenfield Savings receives high marks

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Savings Bank has once again made the grade. The financial institution was recently given an A+ national financial health rating by, an online publication dedicated to banking/savings information for consumers. Banks submit their quarterly … 0

Greenfield DPW director disputes wastewater plant violation allegations

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GREENFIELD — After a Greenfield resident spoke before the Town Council at its most recent meeting to voice concern over a series of ongoing Environmental Protection Agency violations at the town’s wastewater treatment plant, the director of the … 0