Greenfield

Joseph Ewig

Greenfield man, girlfriend arrested in heroin bust

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local couple faces heroin charges after a raid of an apartment turned up almost 300 bags of heroin, according to police. Joseph Ewig, 22, of 207 Chapman St., apartment 2, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute as a subsequent offense and possession of a Class C drug. His girlfriend, Hillary Henderson, 30, listed as homeless, pleaded innocent Thursday to charges of possession of heroin and being present where heroin is kept. State and local police with the Northwestern District Anti-Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at Ewig’s apartment at about … 0

Does town want to revive Highland Park?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — If the town is going to revive Highland Park and its pond, returning it to the busy park it once was with skating, fishing and other recreational activities, it is going to take a lot of work that will have to be done in phases, according to the task force assigned … 0

Community crisis response team to hold open house

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Community Crisis Response Team at Clinical & Support Options Inc. will hold an open house on Tuesday at their new home at One Arch Place. The open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. will include an overview of program offerings, refreshments, as well as an opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities. The response team has been providing free support … 0

Elder advocates: Preventive care can hold down costs

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — As the Baker administration looks for cost savings to the MassHealth program, Mass. Home Care, an elder advocacy group, recommends focusing on preventive care and better coordination of long-term services to reduce costs to state and federal taxpayers. In a report released this week Mass. Home … 0

Vermont crack dealer jailed for 1 year

Friday, February 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Vermont crack dealer was sentenced to one-year in county jail after pleading guilty to drug charges. Roddy White, 31, of White River Junction, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Edward McDonough after pleading guilty to … 0

YMCA offers free events to encourage healthy hearts

Friday, February 20, 2015

The YMCA in Greenfield will be holding a host of free public events next week with an emphasis on improved heart health through better nutrition and safe regular exercise. In addition, anyone who has not exercised at the … 0

Vermont man on trial for firearms charges

Thursday, February 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — A gun found on the side of Interstate 91 could have come from any passing vehicle, and it is purely coincidence that it was recovered after a high-speed chase, according to a Vermont man’s defense attorney. A Superior Court jury trial began Wednesday against Angel Figueroa, … 0

Adams Donuts faces shutdown

Thursday, February 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — If action isn’t taken soon, a longtime local doughnut shop could become just another empty storefront. The town’s fire department has given the owner of the 59-year-old Adams’ Donuts at 348 Federal St. 30 days to … 5

16.7 acres eyed for clearing for power lines

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New cross-country power line towers would mean the clearing of 16.7 acres along the Canalside Rail Trail bicycle path and the power canal in Turners Falls, and work in an area of potential Native American archeological significance in … 0

Greenfield to revalue all commercial and industrial properties

Thursday, February 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — The assessed value of all of the town’s commercial and industrial properties will be updated by the end of June. Audrey Murphy, the town’s assessor, said Greenfield typically does revaluations on only 10 percent of its commercial and industrial properties each year. She said that’s all … 0

Letter: Accident reports

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I continue to be deeply disappointed regarding the misleading headlines The Recorder use when reporting on automobile collisions. For example Monday, Feb. 16, “Poor roads cause 3-car crash on I-91” is, in fact, DOWNRIGHT FALSE! Even your own reporting notes that the state trooper said “the drivers were … 0

Will students be eating breakfast in class?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Franklin County superintendents and school principals are interested in exploring a new policy recommendation by the state education department to offer breakfast in the classrooms. “It encourages kids to eat breakfast. This would reinforce that you … 0

Food Bank cuts back on Franklin County deliveries

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — In an effort to be more equitable across its four counties, the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has cut down on the number of deliveries to Franklin County food pantries and increased service to Hampden County, … 0