Greenfield big box headed back to court

Friday, February 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A discount department store developer is no closer to building on French King Highway, despite a tactical victory Friday in the state Appeals Court. It could be years before there’s a final decision in the case, if further appeals are granted or another court decides to hear the matter. The town’s Planning Board granted a special permit in March 2011 for Ceruzzi Inc., doing business as Greenfield Investors … 0

Tech School toothbrushes to help spread smiles in Ghana. Turners woman returns for sixth dental aid trip

Friday, February 27, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Dental hygienist Heather Lonergan has made a habit of spending her vacations spreading dental health in Ghana, and this year she will go armed with toothbrushes collected by the students and staff of Franklin County Technical School. Lonergan said she usually brings 1,200 toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and dental floss. A … 0

Greenfield man, girlfriend arrested in heroin bust

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local couple faces heroin charges after a raid of an apartment turned up almost 300 bags of heroin, according to police. Joseph Ewig, 22, of 207 Chapman St., apartment 2, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute as a subsequent … 0

Safety very much part of his, GCC mission

Sunday, February 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — As the new police chief at Greenfield Community College, Luis Santamaria plans to lead by example and help the school achieve its mission in providing students with a quality education in his role of overseeing campus … 0

Cohns lead hospital capital campaign

Sunday, February 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local business leaders and philanthropists are leading the new capital campaign to support construction of new operating rooms and renovation of the Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s existing surgical facility Robbie and Mary Cohn have set a … 0

Missing N.H. infant found in Greenfield

Sunday, February 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Khalieyah Pitts, the 4-month-old infant that went missing from New Hampshire, has been found in Greenfield. According to the Greenfield Police Department’s logs, the infant’s mother, Tabitha Rantanen, 24, of Somersworth, N.H., was arrested at 10:34 a.m. Saturday as a fugitive from justice. A judge ordered … 0

Local outdoors enthusiasts float Olympic idea

Friday, February 20, 2015

Will the whitewater slaloms of the 2024 Olympics take place on the Deerfield River? That’s the hope of local outdoor enthusiasts, and of Congressman Richard Neal, who is pushing for “regional equity” in Boston’s bid for the 2024 … 2

Friends remember Michael Kostanski

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — For the friends of Michael H. Kostanski, the former owner, president and director of the Kostanski Funeral Home, his generosity, kindness and sense of humor made him the perfect person to help families through their times … 1

Adams Donuts inspection process: What happened?

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin said Friday that he would like to know why town inspectors didn’t notice until last September that the hood over a local doughnut shop’s deep fryer was in violation of the state fire code. The violation was discovered at Adams Donuts on Federal … 0

Greenfield settles with Cop Block founder

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town has settled a wrongful arrest case out of court, netting a police-accountability activist $32,500. Adam Mueller, a New Hampshire resident who founded the organization called Cop Block and who is also known as Ademo … 0

Missing N.H. infant’s mom may be in Greenfield

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing New Hampshire infant with ties to Greenfield. A judge ordered 4-month-old Khalieyah Pitts remanded to the custody of the New Hampshire Division of Youth, Children and … 0

New software to provide more info about Greenfield properties

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s assessor will soon begin using new software to update and upgrade information available to the public about all properties in Greenfield. Chief Assessor Audrey Murphy said the software and its installation cost the town $25,000. Murphy said she is still testing the software and … 0

Vermont man sent to state prison for defaced gun, other charges

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Vermont man will spend five years in prison for having his girlfriend throw an illegal gun from his moving car. Angel Figueroa, 25, of White River Junction, was found guilty Friday by a Superior Court jury of possession of a firearm without an FID card, … 0