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Ben Derivolkov and Max Charest make a “lava lamp” by pouring salt through a layer of oil on top of colored water, which initially sinks and then floats back up as it reacts with the water, during a demonstration of physics at the Math and Science Academy in Greenfield.
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Greenfield’s Math and Science Academy grows, Franklin County schools emphasize STEM

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since the Greenfield Math and Science Academy opened its doors five years ago, the speciality public school has quickly expanded, with 120 middle schools students packing the program to capacity this year. The academy is the most visible example of a new focus on math and science in area schools as students throughout Franklin County head back to school, starting … 0

Letter: Out of place

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Silver Street Misfits: 1. The new Greenfield High School. The height of the school is wrong for the area. The original high school had the height next to the park for a reason. 2. The Burma Shave advertisements. Poetry is great in the right place. RONALD S. SZULBOSKI Greenfield … 0

Letter: Let the story show

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gee, what’s wrong with those people in Ferguson, Mo.? Can’t they just write letters to the editor and sign petitions? Editor Blagg asserts that the victim, Michael Brown, had a “sterling character” according to family and friends. I would like to know where he got that information; I have heard just the opposite, though in fact his character shouldn’t be a factor in … 0

Construction on track for new courthouse

Monday, August 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — The new Greenfield courthouse is coming together on schedule, with piledrivers pounding supports deep into the ground to prepare for its foundation. This month, contractors began driving 134 concrete pilings 30 to 65 feet deep into … 0

Cyclist hurt, building damaged in Deerfield Street accident

Monday, August 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — An errant car struck a bicyclist and two parked cars on Deerfield Street Sunday afternoon, sending the cyclist to the hospital and doing minor damage to the Leon L. Sirum and Co. building, according to police. Rebecca F. Clemente, 50, of Holly Ave., was taken to … 0

Neighbors: Team Greenfield wins first annual mayors golf tourney

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. You may have read the story I wrote last week about Greenfield Mayor William Martin traveling to Southampton with several teams from town to play in the first annual Western Massachusetts Mayors Cup Golf Tournament to raise money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Well, … 0

Charter school collaborates with K-12 schools

Monday, August 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — For the first time in its 12-year history, Four Rivers Charter School is collaborating with some Franklin County public high schools to share ideas. The public college preparatory middle and high school on Colrain Road is consulting with the Mohawk Trail Reginal High School and Greenfield … 0

Community ingredients

Sunday, August 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The bar of the Hope and Olive restaurant was strewn with vegetable scraps, knives, cutting boards and cooked chicken carcasses Sunday afternoon, as volunteers busily sliced, chopped and shredded the ingredients for a meal to feed … 0

Of two minds on tax holiday

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Of life’s two constants, death and taxes, one took a holiday this weekend. The response was mixed. The unofficially-annual Massachusetts sales tax holiday lifted the 6.25 percent surcharge Saturday and Sunday, a tradition begun by legislators in 2004 in hopes of giving businesses a mid-summer shot in the … 0

Town may swap small piece of land with local tire company

Sunday, August 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town may swap a small piece of land for another with a local business on French King Highway, a deal that would provide the town with better access to future park land. Under the deal … 0

New block party to raise money for county's needy

Sunday, August 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Though a local church is calling its upcoming event a block party, it will be held entirely on the St. James Episcopal Church property this year, its first. Organizers said last week that while the mayor had offered to close Federal Street in the area of … 0

New drug treatment option in Greenfield

Friday, August 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Options for addiction treatment in Franklin County continue to tick upward, with a program new to the county set to open next month. Clinical and Support Options is preparing to open an intensive outpatient addiction treatment program, an “IOP” in treatment and insurance parlance. It will … 0

Taste the summer in CISA’s Local Hero restaurant fare

Friday, August 15, 2014

If you can’t come out for a whole meal during CISA’s Local Hero Restaurant Days on Tuesday and Wednesday , at least come to the Wagon Wheel in Gill for homemade peach ice cream made with peaches from Clarkdale Farm. Or have a grass-fed beef tenderloin steak at … 0