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Cars sit at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets in Greenfield Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

Greenfield looking for fix to long traffic lights

Friday, August 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — A town councilor is leading the crusade to fix Greenfield’s traffic lights before someone gets hurt. “People sit through two or three cycles at some of the town’s intersections, and they get very impatient,” said Precinct 5 Councilor Penny Ricketts. “I’ve seen people blow through red lights because they’ve waited too long. I don’t want to see someone … 0

100 years of memories ... and lots of tears: Alumni tour of Newton School brings stories of classmates, the ‘marvelous’ Ms. Carney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Many of the 37 alumni who turned out to tour Newton School, celebrating its 100th year and opening its doors to students Sept. 2 and 4, remembered their own first days of school, and the tears. Louise Mroz, who attended the school from 1925 to 1932, said she doesn’t recognize anything … 0

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie … 0

Dispatchers being ditched? Greenfield call center employees uncertain about their future with town

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s dispatchers are worried about whether they’ll have jobs after the first of the year. Mark Lavin, secretary of dispatchers union Greenfield Fire and Police Signal Operators Association, told town councilors this week that he does not believe the town has negotiated in good faith. … 1

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ashfield Selectboard: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Technology/Finance Committee/Selectboard: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Parks Commission: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Planning Board: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Veterans Agent: Monday 9 a.m. in Town … 0

Neighbors: Remember the power your words have and use them wisely

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. I have lots to tell you about today. Before I go into what’s happening in the county, I’d like to tell you about an unsigned note I received from one of you fine folks, and then … 0

Church block party Saturday

Thursday, August 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — St. James Episcopal Church will hold its second annual block party, which is free and open to the public, on Saturday. Organizers say it’s going to be bigger and better than the first. Organizer Dennis O’Rourke … 0

Town Council supports CSO workers’ union

Thursday, August 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Town Council will send a message to a local social service agency in support of its “frontline mental health workers,” even though some councilors said it’s not the council’s place to do so. Council Vice President … 0

Leading the Way: Sandra Sayers officially becomes head of United Way of Franklin County

Thursday, August 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Interim no longer, Sandra Sayers of Greenfield is officially the new head of the United Way of Franklin County. “I’d like to continue the good work that was started by Linda Stacy, and the Women’s Way … 0

Letter: Arc’s building plan

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I am extremely disappointed to read that the United Arc decided to build on Summer Street. I would have thought that they would be neighborly and decide on a larger site that presented less problems to the neighborhood. I agree wholeheartedly that there is a need for elderly/disabled … 0

Greenfield voters will weigh in on plastic ban

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Voters will decide in November whether the town should move ahead with writing an ordinance that would ban plastic bags, bottles and containers or all three of them. Town Council Vice President Karen “Rudy” Renaud presented … 0

Ford-Toyota dealership gets tax break from Town Council

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Town Council has voted 8-3 Wednesday night to give the Ford-Toyota dealership on Main Street a tax break that will save it $192,503 over the next decade. Owner Robert Cartelli asked for the tax break through … 0

Drug detox and rehab center headed for former Lunt property

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — It looks like a Springfield-based nonprofit will open a drug detox and rehab center in an old factory building off Federal Street by fall. Town Council approved a contract Wednesday night that was signed by Mayor … 0