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Mayor waits to hear from fireworks company about deal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears the mayor may be ready to make a deal with the New Hampshire company that sold Greenfield short on the fireworks it bought for its Fourth of July celebration this year. Mayor William Martin said he is waiting to hear from the owner of Atlas Advanced Pyrotechnics Inc. of Jaffrey, N.H., before he decides what the town’s next move will be. He said it could be … 0

Neighbors: Local woman up for Emmy Award

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Ann and Gary Thomas of Greenfield can’t wait for Aug. 16, because that is when they will learn whether their daughter Sherry Thomas wins an Emmy Award with two other women for casting the hit television series “Breaking Bad.” Sherry, who grew up in Florence and lived in Greenfield … 0

Greenfield donates surplus school furniture to Zambia

Thursday, July 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — Students from Greenfield High School and throughout Zambia in southern Africa will have something in common — the same desks. This summer, Greenfield High School provided five tractor-trailers filled with surplus furniture to be shipped off to outfit schools in impoverished communities in Zambia. The excess furniture was part of the school’s transition into the new $66 million high school building. … 0

Neighbors: Head to the North Quabbin for some summer fun

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello neighbor. I was really excited to read last week that the North Quabbin will be getting some help from the state to boost tourism. It’s such a beautiful area — and you all know how much I love the Quabbin Reservoir. There are other attractions in that … 0

WMECO closes Greenfield building

Monday, July 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Western Massachusetts Electric Co. has closed its service center in Greenfield, but six of its more than 20 employees who worked out of that center will stay in Franklin County. Four linemen, an electrician and a … 0

Composting is in his blood

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Adam Martin may not say this himself, but these days it takes a renaissance man to farm dirt. Martin, a 29-year-old Greenfield native, purchased his father’s organic compost and mulch farm in February. But turning yard … 0

Letter: Help in making a difference

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This letter is to publicly thank several local people who have recently helped make a huge difference in the life of a child who is enrolled in our program here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County. “Little Sister” Abby and her “Big Sister” Melissa enjoy doing … 0

Two familiar faces join Virtual Academy at Greenfield board

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two familiar faces from Greenfield schools will serve on the board of the Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School. Two former Greenfield school committee members, John Lunt and Daryl Essensa, have been appointed to … 0

Motorcyclist hurt avoiding fallen motorcyclist on Route 2

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Ashby man was hospitalized with a head injury on Sunday after swerving to avoid a second motorcyclist fallen on Route 2. Both men were hospitalized after the accident, on the Factory Hollow section of Route 2 Sunday morning. Greenfield Police Sgt. Mark Williams said the … 0

White Eagle Society polka picnic might be its last

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Attendees gave a 76-year tradition a proper send-off Sunday to the strains of the Eddie Forman Orchestra’s energetic polka and the quaking of the wooden dance floor. The White Eagle Society celebrated its 100th anniversary on … 0

Alleged heroin trafficker arraigned in Superior Court

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Heroin trafficking charges against a Westfield man have been brought before Franklin Superior Court. Antonio Rivera III, 28, also known as “Gizmo,” of 9 Leonard St. in Westfield, pleaded innocent to charges of trafficking in heroin … 0

Deerfield man charged in Superior Court with third OUI offense

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man has been charged in Superior Court with injuring a pregnant woman in a drunken driving accident — which would be his third, if he is convicted. Michael Thorpe, 54, of 784 River Road, pleaded innocent Friday to charges of operating under the influence, … 0

Greenfield Town Council to vote on veto of noise ordinance

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Town Council will vote Tuesday night to either override or sustain the mayor’s veto of a noise ordinance the council passed last month. But it appears the council may not have enough votes to override the veto, because at least five councilors have expressed concerns with … 0