What are costs to town?

Friday, December 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Town Council Vice President Karen “Rudy” Renaud has asked the council president to consider creating a special subcommittee to investigate how much homeless families living in local hotels are costing the town. And then she wants to consider sending the state a bill. “I am requesting that President (Hillary) Hoffman create an ad hoc committee whose sole purpose would be to examine how much the homeless being housed … 0

Next stop: Commuter rail

Friday, December 19, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Now that the decades-long dream of a high-speed train zooming along the Connecticut River valley is a lock, the region’s leaders expect to turn their attention to the next significant game-changer — a commuter rail system shuttling passengers up and down the region many times a day. From the region’s northern … 0

Applied Dynamics has new owner

Friday, December 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Applied Dynamics Corp. on Butternut Street has a new owner. Mike Hogan, who came from Middletown, Ohio, to Holyoke in 1980, recently took ownership of the local company, which has been selling and repairing industrial motors in the Interstate 91 Industrial Park for more than two decades. In 2013, Applied Dynamics … 0

Letter: Thanks, folks!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On the night of Nov. 8, The Gallery for a Night was a most amazing and enormously successful event! Not only was it a financial success, but it was a tremendously exciting venue that received enthusiastic support from the community-at-large. We had a full house that night, just … 0

‘We just don’t have it’: Social services strain under weight of additional homeless

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Local social service agencies found it difficult to keep up with the demands for food, clothing and school supplies after the Great Recession hit several years ago, but some say that over the past two years, … 0

Letter: A good message

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Well said, Richard Wedegartner (My Turn: Part of the Pain Solution). Massage, Reiki, acupuncture and aroma therapy are all tools to help people manage and recover from their pain without the use of medicines that only mask the symptoms — or make them feel disconnected enough that they … 0

Renovations of Green River Park to begin next year; town will build dog park there

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It’s going to cost $690,000 for the town to make improvements to Green River Park off Deerfield Street and build a dog park there. The improvements will include the dog park, a new playground and pavilion … 0

Chicken wing eatery to land at Lunts?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears the owner of the Hangar Pub and Grill on University Drive in Amherst is considering opening a similar restaurant in Greenfield on the former Lunt Silversmith property on Federal Street. Hangar owner Harold Tramazzo … 0

Letter: Crosswalk crisis

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What is it worth for someone to fix the crosswalk in front of the Farren Care Center? Is it worth a life? My mother was almost hit by a car last Tuesday walking to her car after leaving work. A car hit her coat even after she jumped … 0

Masked man robs Call’s Corner store

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — A masked man robbed Call’s Corner convenience store Tuesday evening. At about 7:03 p.m., a man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and masked with pantyhose walked into the Conway Street store, brandished a black plastic bag … 0

Former Hapco building may be coming down soon

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The 95-year-old former Hapco auto parts building on Olive Street will most likely be coming down soon. Town Council will vote tonight on whether to approve $150,000 to raze the building to make way for a … 0

Library’s future

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It will be at least January before the town’s library staff knows what its patrons and other Greenfield residents want from the town library in years to come, but preliminary reports seem to point toward more … 0

Police: Loud exhaust leads to heroin discovery

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three men face heroin charges after a traffic stop for loud exhaust early Tuesday morning. Frankie Carrion, 39, of New Bedford, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of possession of heroin, using a … 0