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NELCWIT seeks more state funding

Sunday, March 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The New England Learning Center for Women in Transition joined its statewide partner agencies in asking for an additional $6.134 million in state money for sexual and domestic violence services to fill gaps in services. The funding request would increase the ability of local programs to respond to the needs of their communities, anti-domestic violence advocates said. On Wednesday, NELCWIT, the Greenfield-based anti-domestic violence agency, joined its coalition … 0

Former Tech students shepherd video game app to market

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A small flock of sheep graze in their enclosure, placidly unaware of the lurking danger. The danger is wolves, an endless stream of small, animated wolves appearing at random from all points of the compass and loping rapidly toward the defenseless mutton. If they reach the sheepfold, the game is over; it is … 0

Mayor tells inspectors to check all restaurant hoods for compliance by end of 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Restaurant owners who know or suspect their kitchen hoods are not up to code or lack fire suppression systems would be wise to correct the issue as soon as possible. Mayor William Martin has asked the town’s health director to make sure all restaurant hoods are up to code and have … 0

Volunteer mentors Discovery School student in reading

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three days each week, Caroline Whitbeck visits the Discovery School at Four Corners to read the “Magic Tree House” series with a third-grade student. Whitbeck, a retired ethics professor, takes turns reading the children’s book out … 0

Teeing off for tots in need

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The sheriff’s department is hoping once again to get golfers out under a blue sky in the warmth of the sun this spring to play to keep needy children warm next winter. The department’s annual golf tournament to raise money for The Recorder’s Warm the Children … 0

Neighbors: Learn about volunteer opportunity with local support team

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. I want to tell you about a great group that’s been serving our community for several years. Community Crisis Support Team, a program of Clinical & Support Options, will host its annual free 15-hour new volunteer training on May 7, 12 and 14 from 4 to … 0

Greenfield marches on in sustainability effort

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s new “sustainable master plan,” which will carry Greenfield through at least the next 10 years, is a year old and officials say they’ve already implemented a lot of the initiatives outlined in the plan, … 0

Mayor reappointed to state commission

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin has been reappointed to the state’s Local Government Advisory Commission by Gov. Charles Baker. The commission has 40 members, eight of whom are mayors, and meets monthly in Boston to advise the governor … 0

Letter: Local urn option

Monday, March 23, 2015

We were pleased to see the recent front page article featuring lovely urns to hold cremains. When families can think about death, discuss options, and make choices and preparations, the whole process of grieving can be a natural part of this human life. The article certainly spoke to … 0

Ballot bonanza: New ordinance in Greenfield means all elected board seats are up for grabs this year

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — It looks like the town clerk’s office is going to be busy this year — every seat on every elected board is up for election in 2015. Town Clerk Deborah Tuttle said this is the year the town’s new ordinance, which regulates elections, goes into effect. … 0

Nomination papers available

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Nomination papers for the town’s preliminary election on Sept. 8 are available in the town clerk’s office in Town Hall, 14 Court Square. All prospective candidates must obtain signatures of registered voters to become a candidate for the town’s annual election in November. The following is … 0

Gas tanker spill leaks into Greenfield brook

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Pumps at a local gas station remain closed after a Friday fuel spill. The spill, at the Irving gas station on the Mohawk Trail, happened during a gasoline delivery around 3:45 p.m. “There was a problem with the gas station’s tank,” said Greenfield Fire Capt. Andrew … 1

Greenfield students prepare for PARCC

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — As Newton School third-graders, Lydia Wood and Jordan Anderson, prepare to take the new PARCC exam next week, they worry about finishing the test on time and the amount of questions they will have to answer. … 0