Letter: Jesus’ ideals

Monday, November 30, 2015

Some time ago, in the Faith Matters column of The Recorder, the Rev. Michael Grant questioned why in a society where the majority of people identify as Christians the churches are not filled with people on Sunday. He provided us with the answer to this question with his recent letter to the editor in which he criticized our educators for supporting the freedoms that our society provides. When our educators … 0

Letter: Death of a good man

Monday, November 30, 2015

A good man made bail from the Franklin County House of Correction. He was an addict who was starting to get tired of his addiction and expressed the want to stop doing drugs so he may get his life together for his children. He had plans for his future that would have made his and his families lives rich with his sobriety. The … 0

Greenfield rabbi helps Israelis, Palestinians to hear one another

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is, in fact, indicative of more than one set of issues. And there are no simple answers, beyond the need for intensive, compassionate listening. Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener, who became spiritual leader of Greenfield’s Temple Israel this summer, knows that deeply, from leading tours of groups of Jews and non-Jews to … 0

Baystate Franklin Medical Center seeks to intercept addicts, steer them to treatment; some say they’re falling short

Monday, November 23, 2015

Doctors and the public now widely recognize addiction as a disease, but has the medical institution caught up? “Frankly, I don’t ever consider the hospitals as a resource for help for me, or any of the people that … 0

Overdoses in Greenfield up over weekend

Monday, November 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The last few days have seen a number of heroin overdoses in Greenfield, at least two known to police since Friday. A man overdosed Sunday night and another Friday morning. Police logs suggest both were alive when they were taken from the scene. Reports of a … 0

A look at how some regional hospitals are responding to the opioid epidemic

Monday, November 23, 2015

Outside of Greenfield, Athol Hospital in the North Quabbin region is contending with the same problems of intercepting addicts and steering them to help. And in Boston, Mass. General Hospital is seen by some as a model for providing this service. North Quabbin In the North Quabbin, Athol … 0

Franklin County Technical Rescue Team members awarded at state “Firefighter of the Year Awards” ceremony

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last summer, on a hot, humid July day, members of the Turners Falls and Greenfield fire departments were called to the Farley Ledges in Erving to rescue a rock climber who had fallen 30 feet from a cliff … 0

Regional accreditation team visits GHS

Monday, November 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield High School is about to take the next step in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation process with a site visit Dec. 6-9. The visit occurs once every 10 years. The area of greatest concern in the last visit was the physical … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m hearing from friends and relatives who are stressed because so many of their guests have limited diets at this point — we all know someone who eats gluten-free, is a vegan or vegetarian, is lactose intolerant, or has some other dietary … 0

Greenfield merchants join Small Business Saturday

Monday, November 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The mayor and head of Greenfield Business Association are hoping to get people out to shop in downtown Greenfield on Saturday by proclaiming it, as will others elsewhere across the country, “Small Business Saturday.” Mayor William … 0

Thanksgiving holiday trash pickup

Monday, November 23, 2015

Trash will not be collected in Greenfield and Montague on Thursday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. In Greenfield, trash and recycling for Thursday and Friday will be collected on Friday. In Montague, Thursday’s pickup will take place Friday, and Friday’s refuse will be picked up Saturday. There is … 0

Area troopers, prosecutor earn awards for interstate fraud case

Monday, November 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two state police investigators and a prosecutor attached to the Northwestern District Attorney’s office have been named insurance investigators of the year for their work pursuing an insurance fraud ring. The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators has awarded this year’s “Insurance Investigator of the Year” … 0

Police: Thief stole security camera but left behind footage of his face

Monday, November 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man has been arrested in connection to an early October burglary at Auto Trim on Place Terrace after being identified in screen shots from the security camera he stole during the break-in that were … 0