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Recorder file photo/Paul Franz
Fireworks are seen above Poet's Seat Tower in Greenfield in this file photo.

Neighbors say Atlas and its owner ‘kind and generous’

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — While the mayor waits for word from the town’s lawyer about whether he thinks a New Hampshire company short-changed Greenfield’s fireworks display this year — an=d possibly for the past three or four years — neighbors of Atlas PyroVision Productions Inc. in Jaffrey, N.H., and its owner Stephen Pelkey are shocked that such a “kind and generous” person and business would be accused of such a thing. Cyndy Burgess, who works for the Jaffrey, N.H., Chamber of Commerce and co-chairs the Monadnock Festival of Fireworks — which Atlas will provide at a discount this summer at Cheshire Fairgrounds — said the chamber has … 0

Noise ordinance: Town Council votes to let mayor’s veto stand

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The vote was unanimous by Town Council Tuesday night to sustain the mayor’s veto of a recently passed noise ordinance and start over in an attempt to write a more effective and enforceable ordinance. “I think we need to build a consensus this time,” said Vice President and Precinct 7 Councilor Karen “Rudy” Renaud. It took the council only 10 minutes … 0

Lunt ball field purchase done

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — After several years of ups and downs, while the town continued to go to bat in its attempt to purchase the former Lunt Silversmith’s baseball fields, Greenfield now owns them. Mayor William Martin said the town recently closed on the baseball fields, paying $660,000 for them, so the town’s youngest baseball … 0

Local family plans benefit for sick 7-year-old

Sunday, July 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Donald and Charlotte Gordon were relaxing one recent spring night when at around 9:30 their phone rang. “It was our daughter in Rhode Island,” said Charlotte Gordon, who had worked as a nurse at Baystate Franklin … 0

Flights of fancy at Green River Festival

Sunday, July 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — From French-Chilean hip-hop at the far end of the lower field, uphill through hula-hoopers and ball players, past a string quartet to a field filled with umbrellas, beach blankets and the blues, the Greenfield Community College … 0

Greenfield school faces choice: MCAS or PARCC?

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Will Greenfield schools stick to the now-standard MCAS for next year — or take the road less traveled by opting into the new PARCC exam? The Greenfield Public School Committee has until Oct. 1 to decide … 0

Wheeling for Healing bike ride to benefit cancer programs

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Registration is now open for Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s seventh annual Wheeling for Healing bike ride benefit. The benefit is on Aug. 24, starting and ending at the White Eagle Polish Picnic Ground, 249 Plain Road, in Greenfield. The benefit helps raise money for Baystate Franklin … 0

Volunteers plant trees along Pierce St.

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The stretch of Pierce Street that connects Davis to Chapman streets has a new look, and in a few years it will have a little more shade than it has had in a while. Nine volunteers … 0

Three arrested on drug charges in Greenfield

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three people were arrested on drug charges just after midnight on Friday morning after police say they saw them snorting drugs in a car parked near Miles and Main streets. Jacob Galliput, 24, of 93 Boyle Road in Gill, Kristen Matthews, 24, of 56 Juniper Court … 0

Serenity

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Two local women say they believe people have the power to heal themselves with their minds, so they’ve set up shop on Bank Row to help their clients learn how. After … 0

A ‘hand up’ to help downtown?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The solution to many of the downtown area’s issues may lie in the people who are perceived as part of the problem. The second in a series of downtown community forums suggested that if the people … 0

New Ford Toyota parts, service area almost done

Thursday, July 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Ford Toyota of Greenfield plans to open its new parts and service department by August and new showroom after the beginning of next year. Owner Robert Cartelli said the $7.4 million project, which began last year … 0

Greenfield plastic bag, bottle ban proposal returns, but work still needed

Thursday, July 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield resident who penned an ordinance late last year that would have banned thin plastic bags from being sold at checkout counters throughout town has returned with a stricter ordinance that would ban plastic bags, … 0