Neighbors: Mohawk Trail featured again

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hello neighbor. Once again, our beautiful 100-year-old Mohawk Trail has been featured — this time by the Boston Globe in its Sunday Travel section on Sept. 28. Just recently, Yankee Magazine wrote several articles on the trail and our great county. A photo essay by Essdras M. Suarez provides scenes from along the Mohawk Trail that include the bust marking the Mohawk Indian Bridge on Route 2, a vintage pickup … 0

Forum to discuss increase of Munson Street traffic tonight

Monday, September 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — A community forum will be held tonight in Robbins Memorial Church at 55 Munson St. to discuss the fears some residents have about the increase in traffic along the street and the speeds at which some vehicles travel to get to the courthouse and a couple of social services agencies. Phil … 2

Groups plan weekend cleanup of downtown Greenfield

Monday, September 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The same group that plans to install 50 benches throughout the downtown over the next few years is planning Broom Days on Saturday and Sunday with the Downtown Cleanup Brigade. Both groups will clean up Bank Row on Saturday and Fiske Avenue on Sunday. The groups are hoping to enlist the aid of volunteers, who will sweep, pick up litter and … 0

Letter: A Major League ace

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers should be voted the best player in the National League, if they win the League. His record is 20 wins and three losses, including, at one time, 11 in a row. He has the lowest earned runs per game in the … 0

Sweet news: Adams Donuts has new owner

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The more things change, the more they stay the same — especially when it involves a small locally owned doughnut shop with a faithful following. Adams Donuts at 348 Federal St. has a new owner who … 0

Arts Block, Pushkin owner declares bankruptcy

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The owner of two popular downtown entertainment venues has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so it will be at least two months before his mortgage holder can foreclose on the properties. An automatic stay has been … 3

Basketball player talks about drug troubles

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Addressing an audience of more than 500 at Greenfield Community College Monday, former NBA player Chris Herren said it wasn’t the end result — a professional sports career torpedoed by heroin — that mattered. “I think … 0

MCAS scores see little change

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Like their counterparts statewide, Greenfield schools showed little change from 2013 to 2014 in the number of students who meet or exceed grade-level proficiency standards according to the latest MCAS results. Two Greenfield schools — Federal Street and Discovery School at Four Corners — are rated … 0

Engaged learning: Activated — Academy of Early Learning uses robots to teach students problem solving, estimation

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — In Janice Fuller’s preschool class, four little yellow robots moved backward and forward and spun in a circle as her students learned estimation and problem solving skills. On the early Monday morning, Fuller asked the students … 0

Free document shredding Saturday

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Northwestern District Attorneys Office wants to help keep you from getting ripped off — by ripping up your old bills and other documents Saturday. The “Community Shred” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St. Those garbage … 0

Neighbors: Walk for suicide leaves from Energy Park Oct. 5

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. With the recent news of Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors and comedians of our time, taking his life still fresh in our minds, I’d like to tell you about a very important fundraiser walk coming up. It will begin in the Greenfield Energy Park. … 0

Letter: Quite neighborly

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, my dog Leroy went up behind my building and down the railroad tracks. He had never left my side before, but just happened to be drawn away. After calling him for about an hour, I hear dogs barking near the Conway residence. My first … 0

Letter: The tire story

Monday, September 22, 2014

The front page of the Sept.17 Recorder features a photo and an article about a “recently discovered” sea of tires near the Deerfield River behind Colorado Avenue. Later in the article it is noted that these have been discovered and re-discovered several times in the past, as the … 0