Abotu 170 people attended "The Hungry Heart" at Greenfield Community College on Tuesday.
Recorder/Micky Bedell

"The Hungry Heart"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — About 170 people gathered in the community college cafeteria on a rainy evening to listen to the problems of another Franklin County, Franklin County Vt., which it seems is in a very similar situation to this one. The documentarians of “The Hungry Heart” turned a lens on the prescription opioid and heroin problem in a northern corner of … 0

Lunt ball fields, factory

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town is waiting to hear whether its latest offer to purchase the portion of the former Lunt property that includes the ball fields and contaminated factory will be accepted. Mayor William Martin said that after more than three years of negotiations with the owner of the property, which is currently … 0

Voters pick Ricketts, Wainstein

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Penny Ricketts and Robert Wainstein will vie for the Precinct 5 seat in the town’s annual June election. Ricketts received 126 votes in Tuesday’s preliminary election, ensuring a spot on the June ballot, while Wainstein followed close behind with 115 votes. A third candidate, retired Greenfield firefighter John Lyford, received 41 … 0

Greenfield school board OKs 4.7% budget increase

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee has approved a budget that increases spending by 4.7 percent from last year, even with Mayor William Martin, the school board’s chairman, stating he plans to allocate a smaller amount. Member John Lunt said that the school board should vote on whatever … 0

‘Nothing you put on social media is private’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Panelists at a Law Day event at Greenfield Community College on Thursday made their point crystal clear to local high school students in attendance: Nothing you post on social media is private. “If you’re on the … 2

3 candidates in Greenfield’s Precinct 5 preliminary election Tuesday, April 15

Saturday, April 12, 2014

There are three candidates running for Greenfield’s Precinct 5 Town Council seat. In Tuesday’s preliminary election, voters will choose two of them to advance to the June annual election. You can read the profiles of each candidate by clicking on the names below. John Lyford Penny Ricketts Robert … 0

Closing arguments today in Sutton trial

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — If a jury is to convict Corey Sutton of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s nephew, they must agree that Sutton did not act in self- defense. Three days of testimony and evidence, however, have failed to produce two … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

Chapman, Davis municipal parking lot gets makeover

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The municipal parking lot on Chapman and Davis streets will be closed to the public for at least the next two months as the town repaves it, builds new sidewalks there, and does some landscaping. The … 0

Only Precinct 5 to vote in Greenfield’s preliminary election on Tuesday

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — It is only voters from Precinct 5 who will vote in the preliminary election on Tuesday, which is being held to decide which two of the three Town Council candidates will vie for the precinct seat. Former Greenfield firefighter John Lyford, local activist Penny Ricketts and … 0

Greenfield students to showcase short films at GHS tonight

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Student filmmakers, ranging in age from 5 to 18, will share their original work tonight at the Greenfield public school fourth annual film festival. The event begins at 6:30 in the high school auditorium. The public is welcome and admission is free. A screening committee reviewed … 0

Letter: Money-saving vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Greenfield could save $4,000 if we had Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) also known as Ranked Choice Voting. On April 15, there will be a Precinct 5 preliminary election to narrow the field of three council candidates down to two. With IRV, we could avoid the preliminary election and … 0

Letter: The Erving election

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I wish to support Bill Pease for the current Board of Selectmen position. I have lived all of my life and I have been a business owner for over 34 years in the Town of Erving. I feel the Board of Selectmen and town government in general needs … 0