Greenfield

Like a glacier moving toward the ocean, thousands of tires fill a ravine leading to the Deerfield River in Greenfield off of Colorado Avenue.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Practical purpose for mound of tires?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A former Colorado Avenue resident says that he believes the thousands of tires found piled along the Deerfield River were put there many years ago by the property owner to stabilize the riverbank. Allan Keyes, who owned Keyes (auto) Repair Service on Colorado Avenue, said that a neighbor used his access road to dump the tires to stabilize … 1

Letter: Walk carefully!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A brief message to all pedestrians, especially those crossing with youngsters: Please do not jump out into travel lanes from between parked vehicles and assume that drivers have seen you. Pickup trucks; SUVs, delivery vans, even parked cars often shield you from our view! Please: Stop, Look and Listen! Take the one or two seconds from your day to ensure your safety and … 0

Letter: Birth control vs. CO2?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I have been giving a great deal of thought regarding the public concern about global warming, fuel costs, health care costs, escalating taxes and water. In my opinion the increase in our population has created a problem. Perhaps one possible solution to cutting governmental spending would be to provide free educational services regarding birth control options for men and women including a stipend … 0

2 going to Wormtown charged in drug case

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two Springfield residents were arrested by Greenfield Police just after midnight Friday after a routine traffic stop turned up a large amount of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms. Felix Caban, 27, of 76 Sunapee … 0

The twists & turns of history: the Mohawk Trail marks 100 years

Friday, September 12, 2014

What do Metacomet the warrior, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benedict Arnold and Henry David Thoreau have in common? They all traveled the route that would become the Mohawk Trail — back in the days when the hairpin turn and other … 1

Neighbors: Volunteer to serve the low-income and homeless

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’d like to give another perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors. Stone Soup Cafe will be holding a volunteer appreciation gathering on Sept. 19 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Main and Hope streets from 7 to 9 p.m. where there’s going to be a … 0

Opioid Task Force to meet next week

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The re-named Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region holds its first full meeting since spring next week, and its members haven’t been idle in that time. “We’re kind of turning the next corner on this thing,” said Franklin County Register of … 0

No easy answers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — If there were simple solutions to downtown’s issues, they wouldn’t be problems in Everytown, USA, according to Greenfield Police officer Jason Haskins. That’s why Haskins holds monthly forums to bring the community together to brainstorm and … 0

Baystate Franklin’s kitchen staff transitions to trailer to make meals

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — In a seamless transition, Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s kitchen staff has adapted a 650-meal-per-day operation to a small trailer by the hospital’s entrance off Sanderson Street. The Food and Nutrition Department has been working from the … 0

Valuable coins taken in Main St. smash-and-grab

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — In just seconds, a burglar bashed through two front doors at a Main Street antiques store early Thursday morning and snatched a case of valuable rare coins. At about 6:08 a.m., the thief smashed the glass … 0

Al Norman earns elder advocacy award

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — An advocate of elder rights for 34 years, Al Norman of Grinnell Street is being recognized for his lifetime of work in supporting issues that keep elders economically secure, living at home and engaged in life. The Massachusetts Association of Older Americans is honoring Norman with … 0

Greenfield Middle School rewards attendance

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Before 7:45 a.m., this school year, Principal Gary Tashjian passes out GMS Bucks to the stream of students arriving on time for school. The students can then use the pretend money to buy items from the … 0

School Committee votes to go with PARCC

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield students will likely be among those across the state to take the newest generation of high-stakes standardized tests this year after the School Committee voted in favor of the PARCC in a close 4-3 vote. The School Committee voted Wednesday night to request grades 3 … 0