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Stella Shilko, 95, of The Weldon House has to climb four of these sets of stairs to get to her second-floor apartment.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Taking the stairs

Thursday, August 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Seventy-three-year-old Adele Sheperd said she isn’t thrilled that she will have to go up and down the stairs to her second floor apartment in the Weldon House while the building’s only elevator is being replaced,. But, she said, “This will give us all some good exercise ... Many of us need it.” She said even with a bad … 0

Sister gets her life back with brother’s kidney donation

Thursday, August 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — For 13 years, Heather Shaw of Greenfield dealt with kidney disease — until her kidneys finally failed and she required dialysis. For three days a week last year, Shaw visited Yankee Family Dialysis on Wildwood Avenue to receive treatment. For three and a half months, she experienced all of the side … 0

Neighbors: Grandparents proud of grandson’s award

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Our neighbors Shirley and Don Ward of Buckland were happy to announce this week that their grandson Jared “JD” Jurentkuff won an Emmy Award for an Apple commercial he worked on last year titled “Misunderstood.” JD is one of the creative arts directors at Apple in California. The commercial is about … 0

Of two minds on tax holiday

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Of life’s two constants, death and taxes, one took a holiday this weekend. The response was mixed. The unofficially-annual Massachusetts sales tax holiday lifted the 6.25 percent surcharge Saturday and Sunday, a tradition begun by legislators in 2004 in hopes of giving businesses a mid-summer shot in the … 0

Town may swap small piece of land with local tire company

Sunday, August 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town may swap a small piece of land for another with a local business on French King Highway, a deal that would provide the town with better access to future park land. Under the deal … 0

New block party to raise money for county's needy

Sunday, August 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Though a local church is calling its upcoming event a block party, it will be held entirely on the St. James Episcopal Church property this year, its first. Organizers said last week that while the mayor had offered to close Federal Street in the area of … 0

New drug treatment option in Greenfield

Friday, August 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Options for addiction treatment in Franklin County continue to tick upward, with a program new to the county set to open next month. Clinical and Support Options is preparing to open an intensive outpatient addiction treatment program, an “IOP” in treatment and insurance parlance. It will … 0

Taste the summer in CISA’s Local Hero restaurant fare

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you can’t come out for a whole meal during CISA’s Local Hero Restaurant Days on Tuesday and Wednesday , at least come to the Wagon Wheel in Gill for homemade peach ice cream made with peaches from Clarkdale Farm. Or have a grass-fed beef tenderloin steak at … 0

Greenfield compost containers a hit

Friday, August 15, 2014

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — The town’s new home compost kitchen containers have been such a hit that Greenfield has already had to restock its supply. According to Janine Greaves, Greenfield’s recycling coordinator, the town’s first … 0

Mayor appoints deputy police chief; plans to meet with both fire chief candidates before making decision

Friday, August 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin has appointed Sgt. Mark Williams as the town’s first deputy chief since Joseph LaChance retired from that job in 2004, but said he wants to meet with both permanent fire chief candidates before … 0

New law takes aim at domestic violence

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — Last year, 420 people were arraigned in Greenfield or Orange district courts on domestic violence charges. Of those cases, 239, or 57 percent, resulted in guilty pleas or a “guilty finding warranted” outcome. Each year, an average 1,100 victims of domestic violence seek help through the … 0

Greenfield ‘solar challenge’ draws a crowd

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents and business owners alike could see deep discounts on new solar electric systems if they sign up by Nov. 15. Just how much they’ll pay depends on how much generating capacity is contracted through the … 0

Neighbors: Girls Club still needs help to save building

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. A while back, I told you that the Girls Club of Greenfield was on a campaign to raise money to save Camp Stonehenge on Oak Hill Road in Leyden. Well, it has raised $2,000 so far. It began a coin can fundraiser earlier this year, hoping … 0