Carrie Brown, Owner of Adams Donuts in Greenfield, points to the exhaust hood that does not pass health and fire codes. Recorder/Paul Franz

Mayor tells inspectors to check all restaurant hoods for compliance by end of 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Restaurant owners who know or suspect their kitchen hoods are not up to code or lack fire suppression systems would be wise to correct the issue as soon as possible. Mayor William Martin has asked the town’s health director to make sure all restaurant hoods are up to code and have fire suppression systems by the end of … 0

Prepping for the perfect prom: Free for the taking, dresses, tuxes line GHS lobby

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sarah O’Sullivan spun around in her new long, green gown as her friends raved over the dress. Down the hall, Valenka Kosick browsed through four racks of dresses in search of that perfect, elegant gown. And Tim McCarthy and Hunter Felix mixed and matched ties with tuxes, looking for options for … 0

Argotec gets tax break from state

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The plastic-film manufacturer that recently received a tax break from the town in exchange for adding 50 jobs over the next five years has also received a tax break from the state. Argotec Inc., which is located in the town’s industrial park, was approved for the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program … 0

Town meetings next week

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Library Trustees: Monday 7 p.m. in Library. Bernardston Finance Committee: Monday 6:45 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of … 0

Mother’s group: It’s OK if you aren’t June Cleaver

Thursday, March 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — While one mother’s newborn may sleep perfectly, another ’s may cry and whine all hours of the night. While one mother may have time to clean the house, another may only have seconds to hide the … 0

New Greenfield moms stay healthy by staying connected

Thursday, March 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — “I didn’t have a community. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing. I feel like you need community when you’re going through this. Fifty years ago, people were doing this with their mothers, … 0

Bring on spring! Local folks happy to see winter go

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jane Buchanan, the Greenfield Public Library’s Head of Borrower Services, remembers being in Boston during the infamous Blizzard of 1978, which dumped 27 inches of snow on the city over nearly a day and a half. With the … 0

GCC roundabout work almost done

Thursday, March 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Construction of the $1.5 million roundabout at the entrance to Greenfield Community College will be completed within the next few weeks, according to the state. Amanda Richard, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, said the … 0

Neighbors: Use all of your senses to greet spring

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Happy spring everyone! It’s time to get out into the sun and enjoy — those cold, grey days are almost behind us. Yes, it will be a little muddy, but who cares after being holdup all winter? Temps are working their way into the 30s and … 0

State opioid group, local voices talk solutions

Thursday, March 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — State Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and other members of the governor’s Opioid Crisis Working Group heard three hours of testimony Thursday on the western Massachusetts stop of their listening tour. By the end … 0

Letter: Support our YMCA

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wow, 20 years ago, my two children were enjoying school and rollerblading through their Recorder paper routes six mornings a week. I worked full time and sometimes two jobs. The hardest issue was care after school. I didn’t worry about them letting themselves in, but what they would … 0

Letter: Let’s look for good

Thursday, March 19, 2015

They are different from me, from us. So, why are we so afraid? I was afraid of the motorcyclists. I saw a movie about “Hells Angels,” and those specific folks were bad. In this instance, both men and women were terrible. I was told that in every organization, … 0

New-mother support group made all the difference

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Nine months ago, Amy Britt of Greenfield was rushed to Baystate Franklin Medical Center to deliver her first baby. Like many new mothers, her labor wasn’t what she expected.  The 30-year-old had a difficult birth that … 0