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Greenfield

Letter: What’s the deal?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Michael Egan’s letter to the editor of Oct. 9 states, if I’m reading it correctly, that the present legislation for casinos allows them to serve free or reduced price alcoholic beverages! This should be looked into. If it is true, who wrote the legislation that facilitates drunk driving, the casinos? Where was or is our state legislators? Indifference, incompetence, greased palms? I hope The Recorder will look into this. Personally, … 0

Paid sick leave ballot question topic of public hearing today

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed state ballot Question 4 on sick leave today at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall meeting room. Question 4 proposes to entitle employees in Massachusetts to the benefits of earned sick time. If approved by state voters, Question 4 would allow workers to accrue up to 40 hours of … 0

Historians and Greenfield mayor want Wiley & Russell Dam to stay

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Though it doesn’t appear a decision will be made in the near future, people are still debating the fate of the 78-year-old timber crib dam that spans the Green River at Meridian Street. For more than six years, river stewards have advocated for the Wiley & Russell Dam’s removal to restore … 0

YMCA plans clothes giveaway

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Each year YMCA in Greenfield members and friends clean out their closets and donate good used clothing to the Y’s Free Store. This year the Y will be holding its sixth annual Free Clothing Store next Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Organizers said they can … 0

Greenfield officials brainstorm how to solve traffic problem with Munson Street residents

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents on Munson Street say they are not only afraid for the safety of those who walk along their street to get to the courthouse or social service agencies there, but for themselves, their families and … 0

Greenfield Notebook

Friday, October 10, 2014

Absentee ballots available GREENFIELD — Absentee ballots for the state election on Nov. 4 are now available in the town clerk’s office. The last day to apply for one is Nov. 3 at noon. Voters may vote at the town clerk’s office in Town Hall on Court Square … 0

Review lays out goals for Greenfield schools

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Schools in Greenfield lack communication, a consistent K-12 curriculum and a uniform analysis of test data, but they do have good student support, increasing attendance and better financial management, according to a district review by the state education department. The report, presented to the Greenfield School … 0

Bridge back in place

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Like two giddy teenagers just asked to the prom, Maria Herkner and Pat Webb grabbed each other, hugged tightly, jumped up and down and yelled, “Hallelujah!” under a cloudless blue sky, as the pumping station covered … 0

Help the Greenthumbers ready the Energy Park for final event, winter

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Do you enjoy summer concerts at the Greenfield Energy Park? Or do your children enjoy playing on one of the trains? Or do you come to fiddle there or just sit in the sun or toss a Frisbee? If the answer is “yes,” a volunteer group … 0

Greenfield Farmers Market goes to dogs

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — This week’s Farmers Market has a dog theme. The morning activities will include a Best Dog Tricks Contest. Dog trick entrants should arrive at market at 10:30 a.m. to participate. There will be prizes. Greenfield Veterinary Clinic will be present as will a certified small animal … 0

Neighbors: Double Take Fringe Festival a week away

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Double Take Fringe Festival will take over eight venues, all within walking distance, in downtown Greenfield again this year. On Oct. 17 and 18, eight shows will be presented and you can attend all of them throughout the weekend with a weekend pass that will … 0

GED program awards 40 diplomas

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — In her black graduation robe, Shoshone Sadoski stood before her fellow 40 students receiving their diplomas after passing the GED or High School Equivalency Test at Greenfield Community College. She was in tears. She had achieved … 0

Letter: Comic strip criticism

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Years ago, there were complainers to this newspaper who said stuff about “Beetle Bailey,” such as it being “offensive” and “dehumanizing many” and “sexist.” You dropped it because you thought it wasn’t funny anymore, saying it was too dependent on its “sexist” humor. I would agree that it … 0