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Greenfield

All the region’s a stage

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Mid-life crises manifest themselves in all kinds of ways. Mine involves wearing elaborate hats, attempting to speak with Southern and Eastern European accents, and learning insiders’ jargon such as “ghost light,” “spike tape” and “merde.” I am late to the theater world, having only started in 2009. By last count, I’ve done 28 plays since then, not including mere readings. They’ve taken me to The Shea in Turners Falls, three … 0

Lean, green learning machine: Winter farmers market hosts sustainability workshops

Sunday, February 7, 2016

GREENFIELD — The annual Greenfield Winter Fare event at the indoor Farmers Market offered much more than fresh, local foods Saturday. Visitors from all over the Pioneer Valley flocked to the newly renovated Greenfield High School for the event. Upon arrival, guests were immediately greeted with an aroma of fresh herbs and spices … 0

Winter carnival: Hot chili, cool contests & some last-minute snow

Sunday, February 7, 2016

“Bacon!” said Amber Ortiz of Greenfield. “Man, that’s delicious,” she said after taking a bite of chili at the annual chili cook-off at Beacon Field during Greenfield’s Winter Carnival on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Ortiz is one of dozens of residents who gathered around a table to sample chili. While she says she … 0

Hospital still without permanent president

Friday, January 29, 2016

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center is still without a permanent president six months after Steven F. Bradley of Pelham abruptly resigned last summer, and it’s still not clear what the future of that position looks like for the hospital. Springfield-based Baystate Health spokesperson Benjamin Craft said Dr. … 0

MBI to meet with cable towns on broadband expansion options

Friday, January 29, 2016

Over the next few weeks, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute will meet with officials in towns with partial broadband access to talk about “last mile” broadband options through Comcast Cable. The Franklin County towns with partial cable access through Comcast include Buckland, Conway, Northfield and Shelburne. MBI has set … 0

Letter: Bernie’s health plan

Friday, January 29, 2016

The recent articles on Bernie Sanders’ health care plan have been pretty good. The idea put forth by The Clintons (Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea) that Bernie’s plan would somehow automatically destroy Obamacare and other scattershot, piecemeal health programs is absurd. A proposal or plan is not a completed … 0

Letter: Why so much mutual aid?

Friday, January 29, 2016

I couldn’t help but notice the recent Birch Street single-family house fire resulted in nine additional towns responding. That sounds like a ridiculous amount of mutual aid for a single-family house fire. Perhaps it was an error in reporting? I think of all of those additional units responding … 0

Letter: Biased cartoons

Friday, January 29, 2016

In Saturday’s Recorder there were four editorial cartoons making fun of, and demonizing the Republican frontrunner for president, FOUR! And yet there wasn’t one doing the same for any Democrat. Not one. And this seems to be the norm. Why? Does this seem fair? Do you still pretend … 0

The next chapter: World Eye holds anniversary sale as it adjusts business plans

Thursday, January 28, 2016

GREENFIELD — Eight months after the owner of World Eye Bookshop on Main Street held a week-long campaign to sell $15,000 worth of merchandise to keep her store from going out of business, she says sales are still … 0

Neighbors: Stone Soup Cafe celebrates four years; attracts people from all walks

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hello neighbor. Stone Soup Cafe is celebrating its fourth year this year. The unique, pay-as-you-can community meal, which is served at All Souls Church in Greenfield every Saturday at noon. On Monday, Stone Soup Cafe will be the … 0

Water main break shuts down street

Thursday, January 28, 2016

GREENFIELD — A portion of Davis Street was closed until Thursday afternoon while crews work to repair a water main that broke early Thursday morning, according to Department of Public Works Director Don Ouellette. He said changes in temperature have caused three water main breaks since Wednesday night, … 0

Block Grant to fund roadwork, housing, services

Friday, January 29, 2016

GREENFIELD — The town is in the process of applying for the annual Community Development Block Grant and plans to use the money it will receive to improve drainage, install new sidewalks and repave School Street in preparation for the new Senior Center project, in addition to funding … 0

YMCA to hold Girls Day Out Sunday

Thursday, January 28, 2016

GREENFIELD — The 10th annual YMCA in Greenfield’s Girls Day Out is back and bigger. On Sunday, from noon to 3 p.m., the YMCA is holding a special free event for “girls ages 10 to 100.” Dawn Dorsey, YMCA health and wellness director, said, “Girls, women, mothers and … 0