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Sienna Huerta, 3, plays with a pumpkin in the aisles of Warm the Children on Wednesday in Greenfield while her mother searches for mittens. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Families pick out winter gear for cold weather just around corner

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — When Connie Sicard was a third grade teacher at Sheffield Elementary School in Turners Falls, she witnessed first-hand the need among her students for warm winter clothing. “I saw how much they needed new clothing, there were so many of them without warm clothes,” Sicard said. Ann Dejnack, who also worked at Sheffield Elementary as a sixth grade … 0

Cash surplus to pay more cops

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — A $3.28 million windfall will allow the town to hire at least two full-time police officers and three or four new employees in the town’s Public Works Department. The state has certified the town’s “free cash” surplus at a record $3,280,402 this year — double what it has seen in past years — and the mayor said police, public works and … 0

Tires don’t appear to pose threat to environment

Friday, September 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town’s conservation head doesn’t seem to be as concerned about the sea of tires off of Colorado Avenue polluting the Deerfield River as he is about what it will take to shore up the stream bank if they are removed. Greenfield Conservation Commission Chairman John Blasiak said tires do not … 0

Police log shield law draws criticism

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Over the past month, police have been carefully separating domestic violence calls from the police log, shielding them from public view as required by new legislation. But local police and legislators are now questioning the merits of that part of a broader law intended to protect … 0

Letter: Thinking of others

Friday, September 12, 2014

The traffic system is set up for people to take turns. On the red light, some folks stop, so others with the green light can go. For successful use of the highways, each of us drivers should cooperate. Years ago, motorist “A” tried to make a turn and … 0

Five scholarships awarded by Greenfield church

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Several scholarships have been awarded to local students by Second Congregational Church. The Frances W. and Charles Saunders Scholarships, the Florence V. Leach Scholarship, and the Memorial Fund Scholarships are provided annually to members and others who are affiliated with Second Church. The Scholarship Committee has … 0

Greenfield youth makes Eagle Scout cleaning up Energy Park

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Eighteen-year-old Daniel Burgos will reach another milestone in his life on Sunday — one he’s been working toward for 11 years. Burgos, who actually became an Eagle Scout on July 7, will be officially recognized by … 0

Greenfield looks to relocate school offices

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Plagued by leaky roofs and poor ventilation, the town is looking for ways to move the school administrative offices out of the 141 Davis St. building by the end of the year. With support from the superintendent’s office, Mayor William Martin said, the town is determining … 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