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Letter: Missed, made my points

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dear Tim Grant: Please reread my letter, this time for comprehension. I never stated that Ken Carville should not write letters to the editor. I was only suggesting that as long as people like him and you continue to use insults and name calling of those people who don’t think like you, our nation cannot heal. Personally, I find those who have to resort to name calling or insults do … 0

BFMC reopens in-patient wing

Monday, November 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — After eight years, Baystate Franklin Medical Center is re-opening the Spoke 5 medical-surgical ward as a fully active unit today, a sign in the rise in people seeking care from the Greenfield hospital. Spoke 5 has been used in the past only during high surges in the number of inpatients. The re-opening means potentially more private rooms for patients and more … 0

Neighbors: Looks like a harsh winter ahead; take care of each other

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. First, I’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. Enjoy your friends and family — that’s what great memories are made of. I’m waiting to hear from our local precipitation prognosticator Farrah Pomeroy to see what she believes the winter has in store for the county. Until then, … 0

Letter: Tainted advertisement?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

How much money did The Recorder receive to run Kinder Morgan’s half-page advertisement on Page C2 (Nov. 13)? How does this not compromise the paper’s ability to report fairly and without bias on a contentious local issue? Giving Kinder Morgan the editorial space to present its side would … 0

Courthouse construction underway, night and day

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Construction crews at the courthouse have kicked things into high gear as they race to stay on schedule. Subcontractor Marguerite Concrete Inc. has been working late into the night and weekends to finish masonry work at … 0

Greenfield to give back $40,000 in Race to the Top money

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Public Schools will have to send back to the state about $40,000 in Race to the Top money. Since 2011, the school department has received about $323,700 in Race to the Top money, which includes $225,395 that it received last school year. Because it was … 0

Veterans’ services to merge in Greenfield

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — With a merger of Franklin County’s two veterans’ service districts on the horizon, local vets may soon have an easier time navigating the trenches of state and federal benefit programs. Tim Niejadlik, the director of Greenfield’s … 0

Hospital envisions advisory group with community input

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — By next fall, community members may be able to provide input on what services their local hospital should have and in what direction it should head. Baystate Franklin Medical Center President Steven Bradley has proposed creating a community advisory group for the hospital that would include … 0

Hospital seeks grant proposals to meet community needs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Once again, Baystate Franklin Medical Center is asking for nonprofit and government organizations to submit proposals for addressing unmet health needs of Franklin County. Those ideas would compete for a slice of $150,000 in available grants. The hospital’s Community Benefits Advisory Council has issued a request … 0

Tractor-trailer lands on side, no one hurt

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

DEERFIELD — A tractor-trailer rolled onto its side in the left lane of Interstate 91 southbound Monday night. State police logged the accident at 8:50 p.m., with all patrols clear at 11 p.m. once the truck was righted. There were no injuries. The Shelburne barracks log did not … 0

Letter: What are they hiding?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We, too, like your story (“Gas co.: Current customers covered”, Recorder, Nov. 12), would like Berkshire Gas and Kinder Morgan to produce the specific data on the capacity of their existing gas supply lines and the volume of gas they are committed to supply to their current customers. … 0

Baystate expresses commitment to local hospitals

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — As the Baystate Health System moves forward, one of its main goals under its new leadership is to offer quality care and services closer to home at the community hospitals at a lower cost. “The more … 0

Greenfield to evaluate all teachers by end of school year

Monday, November 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Department is planning to evaluate 100 percent of its teachers and administrators by the end of the school year in an effort to catch up with the rest of the state on the new educator evaluation system. The state Department of Elementary and … 0