Kathy Dunn leads the Fit and Fabulous exercise class at the Greenfield Senior Center on Friday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Greenfield’s seniors want new center

Monday, March 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — The director of the town’s Council on Aging says the problem is no longer that Greenfield Senior Center is outgrowing its space in the Weldon House on High Street, but that it has already outgrown it. “We’ve had to shuffle schedules and classes, relocate groups to different rooms, and we’ve had to make groups share rooms,” said Council … 0

Neighbors: Busy April ahead in Franklin County

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’ve got a lot to tell you about today, so I’m going to get right to it. Enjoy the week. According to the National Weather Service in Taunton, temperatures on Thursday and Friday are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s. Hello spring! ORANGE SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB will host a Community Music Concert on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the … 0

He found gold on the slopes

Sunday, March 29, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The skiing season is almost over and Franklin County Technical School student Nicholas Saladino can look ahead to a summer of his brothers pushing him at the gym, then getting back to the slopes for a shot at the next tier of Alpine ski competition. Saladino entered three events this … 0

Mayor reappointed to state commission

Monday, March 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin has been reappointed to the state’s Local Government Advisory Commission by Gov. Charles Baker. The commission has 40 members, eight of whom are mayors, and meets monthly in Boston to advise the governor … 0

Letter: Local urn option

Monday, March 23, 2015

We were pleased to see the recent front page article featuring lovely urns to hold cremains. When families can think about death, discuss options, and make choices and preparations, the whole process of grieving can be a natural part of this human life. The article certainly spoke to … 0

Ballot bonanza: New ordinance in Greenfield means all elected board seats are up for grabs this year

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — It looks like the town clerk’s office is going to be busy this year — every seat on every elected board is up for election in 2015. Town Clerk Deborah Tuttle said this is the year the town’s new ordinance, which regulates elections, goes into effect. … 0

Nomination papers available

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Nomination papers for the town’s preliminary election on Sept. 8 are available in the town clerk’s office in Town Hall, 14 Court Square. All prospective candidates must obtain signatures of registered voters to become a candidate for the town’s annual election in November. The following is … 0

Gas tanker spill leaks into Greenfield brook

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Pumps at a local gas station remain closed after a Friday fuel spill. The spill, at the Irving gas station on the Mohawk Trail, happened during a gasoline delivery around 3:45 p.m. “There was a problem with the gas station’s tank,” said Greenfield Fire Capt. Andrew … 1

Greenfield students prepare for PARCC

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — As Newton School third-graders, Lydia Wood and Jordan Anderson, prepare to take the new PARCC exam next week, they worry about finishing the test on time and the amount of questions they will have to answer. … 0

Letter: Help with taxes

Friday, March 20, 2015

This past Monday, I started to do my own taxes (usually an easy task), when I discovered a small glitch, which required a 1040 booklet to figure out how to calculate paying a portion of my Social Security money. Since the library doesn’t get these booklets anymore, I … 0

Trial date set for suspected serial killer

Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The wait is almost over for Mary Rose of Greenfield. The murder trial of suspected serial killer Felix Vail has been scheduled for Aug. 17. Vail, 74, was charged in May 2013 with the murder of … 0

Town meetings next week

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Library Trustees: Monday 7 p.m. in Library. Bernardston Finance Committee: Monday 6:45 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of Selectmen: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of … 0

Mother’s group: It’s OK if you aren’t June Cleaver

Thursday, March 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — While one mother’s newborn may sleep perfectly, another ’s may cry and whine all hours of the night. While one mother may have time to clean the house, another may only have seconds to hide the … 0