Greenfield

State puts virtual school on probation for 20 months

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Since a state review this summer, the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School has implemented programs for Title 1 and English language learning and hired a school psychologist and three family engagement coordinators. But the new changes appear too little, too late. The Greenfield-based cyber school has been placed on probation for 20 months until June 30, 2016, when its state certificate expires. The 11-member state Board of Elementary and … 0

Mayor to give each precinct money for projects

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Each of the town’s nine precincts will soon get a boost if Town Council accepts an offer by the mayor of $130,000 from the town’s “free cash” surplus. Mayor William Martin has asked the Council to approve the $130,000, of which $10,000 would go into an account for each of the 13 councilors to decide with their constituents where it would … 0

Anthropologist looks at life in Deerfield River Valley

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Imagine walking through the woods and coming face to face with a beaver the size of a black bear. For most of us, our first thought would be “run!” But for New England’s ancient Paleoindian period residents, that thought was “dinner.” The lives of those people, who lived over 8,000 years ago, along with their ancestors, were the subject of a … 0

Between GCC classes, child care, Warm the Children bridges the gap

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Being a young, single mother is difficult enough without having to juggle schoolwork and child care while being unemployed, but for Bianca Huerta that scenario is a reality. In September, however, Huerta was able to get … 0

YMCA plans clothes giveaway

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Each year YMCA in Greenfield members and friends clean out their closets and donate good used clothing to the Y’s Free Store. This year the Y will be holding its sixth annual Free Clothing Store next Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Organizers said they can … 0

Greenfield officials brainstorm how to solve traffic problem with Munson Street residents

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents on Munson Street say they are not only afraid for the safety of those who walk along their street to get to the courthouse or social service agencies there, but for themselves, their families and … 0

Greenfield Notebook

Friday, October 10, 2014

Absentee ballots available GREENFIELD — Absentee ballots for the state election on Nov. 4 are now available in the town clerk’s office. The last day to apply for one is Nov. 3 at noon. Voters may vote at the town clerk’s office in Town Hall on Court Square … 0

Review lays out goals for Greenfield schools

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Schools in Greenfield lack communication, a consistent K-12 curriculum and a uniform analysis of test data, but they do have good student support, increasing attendance and better financial management, according to a district review by the state education department. The report, presented to the Greenfield School … 0

Bridge back in place

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Like two giddy teenagers just asked to the prom, Maria Herkner and Pat Webb grabbed each other, hugged tightly, jumped up and down and yelled, “Hallelujah!” under a cloudless blue sky, as the pumping station covered … 0

Help the Greenthumbers ready the Energy Park for final event, winter

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Do you enjoy summer concerts at the Greenfield Energy Park? Or do your children enjoy playing on one of the trains? Or do you come to fiddle there or just sit in the sun or toss a Frisbee? If the answer is “yes,” a volunteer group … 0

Greenfield Farmers Market goes to dogs

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — This week’s Farmers Market has a dog theme. The morning activities will include a Best Dog Tricks Contest. Dog trick entrants should arrive at market at 10:30 a.m. to participate. There will be prizes. Greenfield Veterinary Clinic will be present as will a certified small animal … 0

Neighbors: Double Take Fringe Festival a week away

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hello neighbor. The Double Take Fringe Festival will take over eight venues, all within walking distance, in downtown Greenfield again this year. On Oct. 17 and 18, eight shows will be presented and you can attend all of them throughout the weekend with a weekend pass that will … 0

GED program awards 40 diplomas

Thursday, October 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — In her black graduation robe, Shoshone Sadoski stood before her fellow 40 students receiving their diplomas after passing the GED or High School Equivalency Test at Greenfield Community College. She was in tears. She had achieved … 0