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This is the prototype for the new benches being built for Greenfield’s downtown.
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Greenfield bench project a lesson in collaboration

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — A five-member group called Greenfield Rejuvenators is teaming up with the town, jail, a high school teacher and his students and local organizations to install up to another 50 benches in the downtown. The new benches are made from recycled materials like the green plastic ones already found along Main Street and on the Town Common, but they … 0

Local Democrats kick off election season

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Democratic Town Committee will kick off election season with the promise of a strong commitment and coordinated effort to elect Democrats at home and throughout the state this year, members say. Chairman Doug Mayo said the committee will work with party leaders over the next couple of months and will hold several events. Those will begin with a grand-opening … 0

Drop-outs: Focusing on the 'why'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More than 16,000 adults in Franklin and Hampshire counties have neither a GED nor a high school diploma. For many students, it is not the lack of will that causes them to stop going to school. Many times, students face personal or family problems, illness or addiction that make it difficult to stay in school. Other times, people have to take care of … 0

Letter: Thinking of others

Friday, September 12, 2014

The traffic system is set up for people to take turns. On the red light, some folks stop, so others with the green light can go. For successful use of the highways, each of us drivers should cooperate. Years ago, motorist “A” tried to make a turn and … 0

Five scholarships awarded by Greenfield church

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Several scholarships have been awarded to local students by Second Congregational Church. The Frances W. and Charles Saunders Scholarships, the Florence V. Leach Scholarship, and the Memorial Fund Scholarships are provided annually to members and others who are affiliated with Second Church. The Scholarship Committee has … 0

Greenfield youth makes Eagle Scout cleaning up Energy Park

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Eighteen-year-old Daniel Burgos will reach another milestone in his life on Sunday — one he’s been working toward for 11 years. Burgos, who actually became an Eagle Scout on July 7, will be officially recognized by … 0

Greenfield looks to relocate school offices

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Plagued by leaky roofs and poor ventilation, the town is looking for ways to move the school administrative offices out of the 141 Davis St. building by the end of the year. With support from the superintendent’s office, Mayor William Martin said, the town is determining … 0

2 going to Wormtown charged in drug case

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two Springfield residents were arrested by Greenfield Police just after midnight Friday after a routine traffic stop turned up a large amount of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms. Felix Caban, 27, of 76 Sunapee … 0

The twists & turns of history: the Mohawk Trail marks 100 years

Friday, September 12, 2014

What do Metacomet the warrior, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benedict Arnold and Henry David Thoreau have in common? They all traveled the route that would become the Mohawk Trail — back in the days when the hairpin turn and other … 1

Neighbors: Volunteer to serve the low-income and homeless

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’d like to give another perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors. Stone Soup Cafe will be holding a volunteer appreciation gathering on Sept. 19 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Main and Hope streets from 7 to 9 p.m. where there’s going to be a … 0

Opioid Task Force to meet next week

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The re-named Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region holds its first full meeting since spring next week, and its members haven’t been idle in that time. “We’re kind of turning the next corner on this thing,” said Franklin County Register of … 0

No easy answers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — If there were simple solutions to downtown’s issues, they wouldn’t be problems in Everytown, USA, according to Greenfield Police officer Jason Haskins. That’s why Haskins holds monthly forums to bring the community together to brainstorm and … 0

Baystate Franklin’s kitchen staff transitions to trailer to make meals

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — In a seamless transition, Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s kitchen staff has adapted a 650-meal-per-day operation to a small trailer by the hospital’s entrance off Sanderson Street. The Food and Nutrition Department has been working from the … 0