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Greenfield Community College President Robert Pura, left, and Elms College President Sister Mary Reap sign the agreement to expand degree programs offered by the two schools. submitted photo

GCC, Elms College expand degree offerings

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Starting next fall, Greenfield Community College students will be able to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing, early child care or education as part of an expanded program between GCC and Elms College. And the courses will be taught at the GCC main campus for less than it would cost to take them at … 0

Gasoline: How low can it go?

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — “Oh! Only $20!” exclaimed Patsy Hendricks of Greenfield as the handle of the gas pump jumped slightly in her hand — a signal that her car’s fuel tank was full, and that she had saved more cash. With the price at the Hess station on Federal Street sitting at $2.13 that … 0

Federal Street Cumberland Farms reopens

Friday, January 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cumberland Farms on Federal Street has completed construction of its new expanded store and is open once again. The store, which was built where Domino’s Pizza once stood, is 4,513 square feet, which is 1,500 square feet larger than the previous store. The company purchased the Domino’s property — Domino’s Pizza … 0

Cruiser crashes en route to armed robbery

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A police car crashed into a civilian’s vehicle on the way to a report of an armed robbery in a local convenience store. Sgt. James Rode was seen walking and speaking to other officers after he … 0

Greenfield councilor writes 2nd book

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Marian Kelner has had several careers in her lifetime — massage therapist, English teacher to people who speak other languages, and now she currently serves the town as its Precinct 1 town councilor. One of her … 0

Bidders for school business job under review

Monday, January 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town of Greenfield and The Management Solutions were among two entities that bid for the temporary school business management job. Superintendent Jordana Harper and a School Committee subcommittee are reviewing the bids and are scheduled to make a recommendation to the full committee today at … 0

Neighbors: Stay safe as you ride out the storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hello neighbor. If forecasts were correct, we’re finding ourselves right in the middle of the biggest storm of the year — possibly of the past 40 years or more. The National Weather Service is using terms like “historic” and “life-threatening” to describe the nor’easter, and we are its … 0

Man rescued from river

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DEERFIELD — Turners Falls firefighters retrieved an injured man from the frozen surface of the Deerfield River below the Cheapside bridge Saturday night after a passerby reported a man dangling his legs from the railing. Greenfield and Deerfield … 0

Supper for Six fundraiser set for Feb. 10

Sunday, January 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — With February school vacation approaching, it means a relaxing week off for students, but it also is a time when many families struggle to feed their children without the school meals. The Women’s Way of the United Way of Franklin County hopes to make it a … 0

Pyers resigns: After paid leave, Greenfield economic development director leaves post

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s economic development director has resigned as of Feb. 2 at 5 p.m., and the mayor said Friday he is taking some responsibility for the 63-year-old official’s decision. Robert Pyers of Florence, who has been … 0

Former co-op manager charged with embezzlement held on $75,000 bail

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Bail for Dwight Gaddis, the former general manager of the Franklin Community Cooperative accused of stealing $60,000 from the member-owned food co-op, was set at $75,000 cash during his arraignment in Franklin County Superior Court Friday. … 0

Rollover closes Barton Road

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Part of Barton Road was closed for about an hour Friday night when a pick-up rolled onto its side, forcing emergency responders to break the front window to extract the driver. Capt. Andrew Garvin of the Greenfield Fire Department said the accident occurred around 7:27 p.m. … 0

Small fire briefly shuts down three businesses on Mohawk Trail

Friday, January 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — A small fire in a heating unit on the roof of the Taco Bell on the Mohawk Trail caused the fast-food restaurant to close for about an hour Friday afternoon, along with the nearby Valero gas station and McDonald’s, according to the Greenfield Fire Department. Captain … 0