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Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura, left, and Elms College President Sister Mary Reap sign the agreement to expand degree programs offered by the two schools. submitted photo

GCC, Elms College expand degree offerings

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Starting next fall, Greenfield Community College students will be able to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing, early child care or education as part of an expanded program between GCC and Elms College. And the courses will be taught at the GCC main campus for less than it would cost to take them at … 0

Gasoline: How low can it go?

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — “Oh! Only $20!” exclaimed Patsy Hendricks of Greenfield as the handle of the gas pump jumped slightly in her hand — a signal that her car’s fuel tank was full, and that she had saved more cash. With the price at the Hess station on Federal Street sitting at $2.13 that … 0

Federal Street Cumberland Farms reopens

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cumberland Farms on Federal Street has completed construction of its new expanded store and is open once again. The store, which was built where Domino’s Pizza once stood, is 4,513 square feet, which is 1,500 square feet larger than the previous store. The company purchased the Domino’s property — Domino’s Pizza … 0

Plastic bag documentary to be shown in Greenfield tonight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greening Greenfield and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice will show “Bag It!” today at 6:30 p.m. in First Congregational Church, 43 Silver St. The humorous, award-winning film about plastic follows Jeb Berrier as he navigates the plastic world. He asks questions like, “Are plastic bags … 0

Despite Juno, travel ban, Main Street restaurants get cracking

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Though the travel-banned streets of Greenfield were silent Tuesday morning save for the howling remnants of Winter Storm Juno, the scene inside of The Brass Buckle restaurant on Main Street was a very different story. The … 0

Police look for leads in latest Valley Mart robbery

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Police are still looking for a masked man who brandished a knife in robbing the Valley Mart convenience store on Mill Street Monday afternoon. Police searched the area of Mill and Deerfield streets after the robbery, reported at 3:23 p.m. and local and state police were … 0

Recorder columnists spend day doing what they love

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On Tuesday, as snow fell on Franklin County at nowhere near the rate expected when everything was canceled and a statewide snow day declared, most of The Recorder’s local columnists were doing what they love most. One used the storm as an excuse to spend his time on … 0

How did local notables spend their day?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How did some of the county’s more prominent residents handle their snow day Tuesday? Here’s a sample: Robert Pura, president of Greenfield Community College, spent the morning checking email, reading The Recorder online and catching up on news on the radio and television. He also used the day … 0

Letter: Our educational dollar

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I would like to comment on the front-page article of The Recorder on Obama’s education plan. President Obama has presented a plan to make community college education free for qualified students. As GCC President Pura said, this policy is a radical change in U.S. history making higher education … 0

Letter: Helping out

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What two ways can you help yourself and help the fire and police? That yellow thing, a fire hydrant, could be cleared of snow. This water source allows the Fire Department to put out fires. Hope we never need the darn thing, but, an ounce of prevention is … 0

County braces for nor’easter

Monday, January 26, 2015

Katie Boudreau of South Deerfield wasn’t taking any chances on Monday. She said if the nor’easter forecast to envelop the county today hit as hard as predicted, she wasn’t going to be without water, milk, bread and enough … 0

‘Risky’ Case, former dean at GCC, dies at 93

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Always with a smile and clarity of voice, Ethel “Risky” Case worked tirelessly to better the community, stand up for women’s issues and advocate for the elderly, her friends and community members say. As a former … 0

WMECO calls in crews to help respond to potential power outages

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Western Mass. Electric Co. has called in extra crews from out of state to assist in case of outages caused by the ongoing blizzard. Those will include workers from WMECO parent company Northeast Utilities, as well as crews from other utility companies and independent contractors. Spokeswoman … 0