Greenfield

Letter: Nosy neighbors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

As I read The Recorder police logs, I’m totally convinced of one thing: We have a town full of Gladys Kravitzs. For those of you who don’t remember Gladys, Google will be beneficial here ... I’m sure I won’t be alone in my assessment. ED GREGORY Greenfield … 0

Brewing up the blues

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you are looking for a barbecue with live blues music, local and national craft brews, contests, vendors and more before fall is over, look no further. The fourth annual Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival will be held Oct. 11 and 12 in Beacon Field below the iconic Poet’s Seat Tower. Hosted by Franklin County Rotary Club and Lefty’s Brewing Co., … 0

The Enterovirus D68: Be alert and be clean, but don’t worry, say specialists

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — While there have been no confirmed cases of the respiratory infection Enterovirus D68 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, hospital and infection control specialists advise caution and good hand hygiene. The strain thought to be causing the current outbreak around the country, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), can be traced back to 1962 when it was first identified in California. The strain has been … 0

Greenfield Fire Dept. soon to offer patient transfer by ambulance

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Firefighters will soon be able to transport patients to the hospital when paramedics are unavailable. The Fire Department bought a new ambulance last year. It has been on the road since January, but the EMT-firefighters weren’t able to transport patients with it. Rather, they’d stabilize patients … 0

Tires likely to stay parked for another year

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like the sea of tires discovered in a ravine below Colorado Avenue will stay there for at least another year. Andrea Donlon, river steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council, which had hoped to remove the ones that aren’t embedded during its Source to … 0

Last-mile broadband collaboration takes next step in planning

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

BOSTON — Now that the state has $50 million to help build out rural broadband Internet access, western Massachusetts legislators met Tuesday with Internet community groups to plan what state Sen. Stan Rosenberg calls “the Last Mile Solution” — how to secure high-speed Internet in unserved and partially … 0

This week’s river cleanup promotes ‘zero waste’

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Connecticut River Watershed Council will use its 18th Annual Source to Sea Cleanup on Friday and Saturday as a way to push for solutions to river waste. The cleanup supports policies and legislation that help keep waste from ending up in local rivers and streams. … 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