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Training offered for emergency reserve corps volunteers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — When disaster strikes, trained volunteers typically show up on scene to help their neighbors. The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is holding trainings for medical and nonmedical personnel who want to volunteer in times of disaster. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers assist in medical emergencies such as disasters, catastrophic weather incidents, mass vaccinations and prophylaxis for potential epidemics. Roles are assigned depending on the license and qualifications of the … 0

Greenfield’s latest tax bills reflect high school debt

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — The first quarter real estate tax bills due in the Tax Collector’s Office by the close of business on Friday reflect the first increases from the debt for the new $66 million Greenfield High School under construction. Mayor William Martin said this week “While our tax rate is high in comparison to many towns without the services and programs we provide … 1

Belly Bus also accepts donations of cash

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — In addition to donating food to the Belly Bus Food Drive on Aug. 8, people can also send monetary donations, drive organizers say. People can make checks out to Community Action with Belly Bus in the subject line and they can be mailed to Community Action at 393 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301. The drive supports local emergency food programs, with … 0

Letter: Help in making a difference

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This letter is to publicly thank several local people who have recently helped make a huge difference in the life of a child who is enrolled in our program here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County. “Little Sister” Abby and her “Big Sister” Melissa enjoy doing … 0

Two familiar faces join Virtual Academy at Greenfield board

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two familiar faces from Greenfield schools will serve on the board of the Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School. Two former Greenfield school committee members, John Lunt and Daryl Essensa, have been appointed to … 0

Motorcyclist hurt avoiding fallen motorcyclist on Route 2

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — An Ashby man was hospitalized with a head injury on Sunday after swerving to avoid a second motorcyclist fallen on Route 2. Both men were hospitalized after the accident, on the Factory Hollow section of Route 2 Sunday morning. Greenfield Police Sgt. Mark Williams said the … 0

White Eagle Society polka picnic might be its last

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Attendees gave a 76-year tradition a proper send-off Sunday to the strains of the Eddie Forman Orchestra’s energetic polka and the quaking of the wooden dance floor. The White Eagle Society celebrated its 100th anniversary on … 0

Alleged heroin trafficker arraigned in Superior Court

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Heroin trafficking charges against a Westfield man have been brought before Franklin Superior Court. Antonio Rivera III, 28, also known as “Gizmo,” of 9 Leonard St. in Westfield, pleaded innocent to charges of trafficking in heroin … 0

Deerfield man charged in Superior Court with third OUI offense

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Deerfield man has been charged in Superior Court with injuring a pregnant woman in a drunken driving accident — which would be his third, if he is convicted. Michael Thorpe, 54, of 784 River Road, pleaded innocent Friday to charges of operating under the influence, … 0

Greenfield Town Council to vote on veto of noise ordinance

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Town Council will vote Tuesday night to either override or sustain the mayor’s veto of a noise ordinance the council passed last month. But it appears the council may not have enough votes to override the veto, because at least five councilors have expressed concerns with … 0

Neighbors: Local writers publish book of short memoirs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello neighbor. A wonderful group of local writers has published another book. “Days and Moments, Moments and Days,” by Well Done Writers, is now available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield and Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls. Our neighbor Janet Keyes, who happens to be one of the … 0

Greenfield to replace streetlights with LEDs

Thursday, July 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town has received close to $200,000 from the state to replace its street lights with energy-saving LED lights. Mayor William Martin said the $199,754 the town received from the state Department of Energy Resources will be used for the upgrade to all town street lighting, … 0

Fireworks company under fire

Thursday, July 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin says the town will not accept an agreement with the New Hampshire company that has been providing Greenfield’s Fourth of July fireworks display for the past 20 years until an investigation into whether … 0