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Brenda Denison ,of Turners falls, puts ketchup on her order of french fries and chicken . She comes to the Four-Leaf Clover  every year  at the Franklin County Fair ; their building is up for sale though, as noted by the owner, and a for sale sign is posted on one corner.

stories 07/9/8   Geoff Bluh

Fried dough and french fries in danger? Local fair vendors fear effects of new fire codes

Friday, September 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — Imagine the Franklin County Fair without the scent of fried dough made by a local farm or the taste of fresh, hand-cut fries made by a local club doused in ketchup or vinegar. Some of the fair’s longtime local food vendors fear those and other foods cooked in a way that produces grease-laden vapors, like frying and grilling, … 0

Letter: Abortion

Friday, September 4, 2015

I am appalled at how the abortion discussion has taken top priority in this country, especially by male politicians who will themselves never have to make the terrible choice to terminate a pregnancy. Does anyone think for one moment that wimmyn are clamoring to get an abortion as though it’s the next fashion accessory? Has it occurred to you that it is a … 0

Holiday garbage pickup

Friday, September 4, 2015

GREENFIELD — Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, the following will be the town’s trash and recycling schedule: Monday’s collection on Tuesday Tuesday’s collection on Wednesday Wednesday’s collection on Thursday Thursday’s and Friday’s collections on Friday Trash and recycling must be at the curb by 7 a.m. … 0

Letter: Not buying that flag

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I find myself compelled to respond to the piece by Lou Barber from Ruston, La., “My Southern experience” published on Aug. 24 in the Readers Write section of The Recorder. First, let me say that I understand his piece begins with the word “My,” so it being your … 3

Seeking sanctuary: Cloa’s Ark looking for new home

Monday, August 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Factory Hollow couple say they’ve always called Cloa’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, which they own and run, “the land of permanent miracles,” and they could really use one right now. Patrick and Claudine Veistroffer said they … 0

Neighbors: Things getting curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello neighbor. Things are about to get curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland. Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm will open its 2015 corn maze, “Alice in Sunderland,” on Sept. 12. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s book, … 0

Traffic stop leads to heroin arrest

Monday, August 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Warwick man faces a drug possession charge after he was arrested on multiple warrants early Monday morning. Justin Mason, 30, of 39 Pine St. in Warwick was arrested and charged with possession of a Class A drug after police stopped the vehicle he was traveling … 0

Letter: Abortion issue

Monday, August 31, 2015

I wish to commend Mr. Wallis Reid for his observations in a recent My Turn article about abortion. It was concise and relevant. An acorn is not an oak nor a caterpillar a butterfly. And a fetus is not a baby. A couple days later, Jane Winchester writes … 0

Greenfield looking for fix to long traffic lights

Friday, August 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — A town councilor is leading the crusade to fix Greenfield’s traffic lights before someone gets hurt. “People sit through two or three cycles at some of the town’s intersections, and they get very impatient,” said Precinct … 4

100 years of memories ... and lots of tears: Alumni tour of Newton School brings stories of classmates, the ‘marvelous’ Ms. Carney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Many of the 37 alumni who turned out to tour Newton School, celebrating its 100th year and opening its doors to students Sept. 2 and 4, remembered their own first days of school, and the tears. … 0

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows … 0

Town to shore up Meridian Street hillside to prevent another mudslide

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town is about to shore up the steep hillside portion of Green River Cemetery, which will help prevent a repeat of the 2011 Meridian Street mudslide. Alan Twarog, the town’s assistant engineer, said Greenfield will … 0

Youth benefit in Community Action workforce program

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you’ve been to the Franklin County Courthouse at any point this summer, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered Jo-Ann Ault of Turners Falls. She’s the young woman who’s spent her mornings this summer as an … 0