Greenfield

The Pushkin Gallery in Greenfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Downtown buildings up in air

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — If a downtown developer doesn’t come up with the money and documentation required to cover his multimillion dollar debt before early December, it looks like he could lose the two landmark buildings he has spent years and millions of dollars renovating. What could happen then to those anchors of the town’s commercial heart has local officials watching closely, … 0

GCC earns national green award

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College is one of five community colleges of 1,200 nationwide that is recognized for its environmentally sustainable practices, programs and job training. The college is one of five community colleges awarded with an American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Green Genome Award as part of an expanding national effort … 0

Embezzling teller gets 2nd sentencing delay

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Sentencing for a convicted embezzler has been postponed for the second time. Meghan Porter, 26, stole $92,000 from a single customer’s accounts in 2011 and 2012 while employed as head teller of Freedom Credit Union’s Greenfield branch. Porter pleaded guilty Sept. 3 in Franklin Superior Court to two counts of larceny over $250 by a single scheme. Her sentencing was scheduled … 0

Arts Block, Pushkin owner declares bankruptcy

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The owner of two popular downtown entertainment venues has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, so it will be at least two months before his mortgage holder can foreclose on the properties. An automatic stay has been … 3

Basketball player talks about drug troubles

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Addressing an audience of more than 500 at Greenfield Community College Monday, former NBA player Chris Herren said it wasn’t the end result — a professional sports career torpedoed by heroin — that mattered. “I think … 0

MCAS scores see little change

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Like their counterparts statewide, Greenfield schools showed little change from 2013 to 2014 in the number of students who meet or exceed grade-level proficiency standards according to the latest MCAS results. Two Greenfield schools — Federal Street and Discovery School at Four Corners — are rated … 0

Engaged learning: Activated — Academy of Early Learning uses robots to teach students problem solving, estimation

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — In Janice Fuller’s preschool class, four little yellow robots moved backward and forward and spun in a circle as her students learned estimation and problem solving skills. On the early Monday morning, Fuller asked the students … 0

Free document shredding Saturday

Monday, September 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Northwestern District Attorneys Office wants to help keep you from getting ripped off — by ripping up your old bills and other documents Saturday. The “Community Shred” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Guiding Star Grange, 401 Chapman St. Those garbage … 0

Neighbors: Walk for suicide leaves from Energy Park Oct. 5

Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello neighbor. With the recent news of Robin Williams, one of the greatest actors and comedians of our time, taking his life still fresh in our minds, I’d like to tell you about a very important fundraiser walk coming up. It will begin in the Greenfield Energy Park. … 0

Letter: Quite neighborly

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, my dog Leroy went up behind my building and down the railroad tracks. He had never left my side before, but just happened to be drawn away. After calling him for about an hour, I hear dogs barking near the Conway residence. My first … 0

Letter: The tire story

Monday, September 22, 2014

The front page of the Sept.17 Recorder features a photo and an article about a “recently discovered” sea of tires near the Deerfield River behind Colorado Avenue. Later in the article it is noted that these have been discovered and re-discovered several times in the past, as the … 0

Police work puts him in the schools

Sunday, September 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Throughout the hallways at Greenfield High School, Richard Brook works to diffuse bullying, quell potential fights and provide security plans while simultaneously building bridges between the community and police. As school resource officer, Brook serves as … 0

Greenfield Community Relations Committee to discuss Hillside Park tonight

Sunday, September 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Town Council Community Relations and Education Committee will discuss updates concerning activities and safety in Hillside Park, as well as the splash park expected to open there next spring, with the public tonight . Precinct 1 Councilor and CRE Chairwoman Marian Kelner said her committee … 0