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Kevin Haley, 54, of 7 Park St. in Greenfield discovered his neighbor badly burned on Wednesday night. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Greenfield woman badly burned; neighbor comes to her rescue

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Kevin Haley of 7 Park St. said a crash from downstairs caught his attention Wednesday night around 10:30, sending him downstairs to find his neighbor badly burned and her apartment beginning to catch fire. “I heard a crash, and I know the people in my building, I knew she was elderly, so as I’m going downstairs I said, … 0

Car vs. pole accident on Leyden Road interrupts traffic

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — A utility pole and traffic took a hit Thursday night on Leyden Road. No information was available from police at the time, but an accident closed the road for a time after dark. By 9:40 p.m., detour signs were down and traffic had resumed, with utility trucks and police blocking one lane by a trussed-up and splinted pole between Leyden Woods … 0

Local machining program graduates 13 more

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School machine shop turned out its fourth batch of machinists Thursday through the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board’s adult training program. The 13-week Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative graduated 13 students Thursday for a total of 43 trained since the program began in 2013. Of those, over 80 percent are employed in the field according to organizers. … 0

Young professionals needed for community leadership

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — In many nonprofit boardrooms in Franklin County, members look across the table and see people similar to them — a baby boomer and/or retiree volunteering to help support the community. What they don’t see is those young professionals who are the next generation of leaders. United … 0

State sets hearing on Berkshire Gas agreement with Tennessee Gas

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Department of Public Utilities has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed agreement between Berkshire Gas Co. and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., the company proposing to build a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County. The agreement entitles Berkshire Gas to its existing access to the … 0

Film explores plastic bag issue tonight at the library

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Rights of Nature is showing the award-winning film “Bag It,” about plastics in the environment, on tonight at 6 p.m., downstairs in the Greenfield Public Library. “Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes,” says Sandra Boston of the Rights of Nature group. “Most people … 0

Letter: Bigger than diapers

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I decided to donate to the diaper drive after reading your May 6 article and was shocked to discover how expensive such an essential item cost: $11.99 for 18 diapers, 67 cents each for a product that surely costs pennies to produce. Shame on corporations raking in huge … 0

Letter: Ag Commission

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Greenfield Agricultural Commission is seeking new members who are interested in making sure that the prime farmland in town remains in production through owner use or lease. Many towns in Massachusetts have agricultural commissions, which help farmers looking for good land, increase or diversify their markets or … 0

Greenfield power prices to drop starting Aug. 1

Friday, May 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s electricity supply program will offer lower rates for all participants beginning Aug. 1. The rate for residential customers will be reduced to 10.99 cents per kilowatt hour for 100 percent green electricity, and the rates for commercial and industrial customers will be 10.92 cents … 0

Self-defense or unwarranted attack?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man has been charged in a stabbing that sent the victim to the hospital via helicopter ambulance Wednesday night. Kaleb Gaudinier, 28, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of assault to … 1

Local teens honored at annual Peacemaker Awards

Thursday, May 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — Traprock Center for Peace and Justice Director Sarah Pirtle says the Peacemaker Award recognizes not only the students, but also the families, teachers and mentors that help and inspire them to do good things. “We look … 0

State OKs Eversource’s lower summer rates

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state has approved Eversource electric rates for the summer months. On July 1, the Basic Service supply price for all residential Eversource customers in western Massachusetts will drop by about 31 percent, from 14.228 cents for the cold weather months to 9.767 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers using … 0

Letter: Conspicuous absence

Thursday, May 14, 2015

There have been several recent cases where a black person was killed by a police officer. These killings prompted outrage and, in some cases, resulted in riots. Well, such protests attract a few calibers of people. The first are the Gandhi types who express outrage and want changes. … 0