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 Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino holds one of the three medals he won in skiing at the Vermont winter Special Olympics. Submitted photo

He found gold on the slopes

Sunday, March 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The skiing season is almost over and Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino can look ahead to a summer of his brothers pushing him at the gym, then getting back to the slopes for a shot at the next tier of Alpine ski competition. Saladino entered three events this year in Vermont’s Special Olympics and carved through the slalom gates to three gold medals at the intermediate level. Next stop nationals, his mother hopes, then the global Special Olympics in Austria in 2017. Nick Saladino and his mother Nekki were both at the Technical School Wednesday, as they are most days, … 0

Staying active big part of their craft

Sunday, March 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Every Wednesday afternoon at 1, 93-year-old Mildred Grant makes her way down from her third-floor apartment in the Weldon House to the Greenfield Senior Center below to meet up with a group of senior women who love to do crafts together. “Crafty Seniors” has been meeting in the Greenfield Senior Center, … 0

Letter: Man’s impact

Sunday, March 29, 2015

This letter is not about climate change. There are over 7 billion people living on earth and living off earth’s resources. The world’s population produces almost 3 trillion pounds of garbage each year. One year. Approximately 280 million tons in the U.S. alone. About 140 million cell phones in the U.S. will end up in a landfill this year. 80 to 85 percent … 0

Frosty windshield lands teen cyclist in hospital after car accident

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — An area teenager was hospitalized after he was hit by a car while biking to school. Police, firefighters and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the corner of Chapman and Silver streets for the 7:25 a.m. accident Tuesday. The 14-year-old boy riding the bike was taken to … 0

Ways and Means members talk education at GCC

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Before two dozen state legislators, state education commissioners asked for increased investments in education to improve access to higher education, maintain campus facilities, close achievement gaps and stay competitive. State commissioners Mitchell D. Chester, Tom Weber, Richard Freeland, Secretary of Education James Peyser and Christine M. … 0

Letter: YMCA a constant

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aside from a few years where my job took me elsewhere, I’ve lived in Greenfield my whole life. I’ve noticed Greenfield go through many changes over the years from downtown to government, from schools to employers, from good to not so good and back to good again. But … 0

Subcommittee recommends 4th-grade move

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Fourth-Grade Configuration Committee has recommended the fourth-grade move back to the elementary schools next year — except for students at Newton School. The full School Committee will consider the recommendation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at GCTV Studio. The decision would return Greenfield schools to … 0

Volunteer mentors Discovery School student in reading

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three days each week, Caroline Whitbeck visits the Discovery School at Four Corners to read the “Magic Tree House” series with a third-grade student. Whitbeck, a retired ethics professor, takes turns reading the children’s book out … 0

Teeing off for tots in need

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The sheriff’s department is hoping once again to get golfers out under a blue sky in the warmth of the sun this spring to play to keep needy children warm next winter. The department’s annual golf tournament to raise money for The Recorder’s Warm the Children … 0

Neighbors: Learn about volunteer opportunity with local support team

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about a great group that’s been serving our community for several years. Community Crisis Support Team, a program of Clinical & Support Options, will host its annual free 15-hour new volunteer training on May 7, 12 and 14 from 4 to … 0

Greenfield marches on in sustainability effort

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s new “sustainable master plan,” which will carry Greenfield through at least the next 10 years, is a year old and officials say they’ve already implemented a lot of the initiatives outlined in the plan, … 0

Mayor reappointed to state commission

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin has been reappointed to the state’s Local Government Advisory Commission by Gov. Charles Baker. The commission has 40 members, eight of whom are mayors, and meets monthly in Boston to advise the governor … 0

Letter: Local urn option

Monday, March 23, 2015

We were pleased to see the recent front page article featuring lovely urns to hold cremains. When families can think about death, discuss options, and make choices and preparations, the whole process of grieving can be a natural part of this human life. The article certainly spoke to … 0