Greenfield school board considers backup plan in superintendent search

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Worried that one of the two remaining school superintendent finalists may pull out of contention, the Greenfield School Committee will begin looking for an interim leader for next year in case it has to reopen its search. School board members stressed Tuesday that they still hope either Jordana Harper-Ewert or James O’Shea will be the right fit to succeed retiring Superintendent Susan Hollins. But after two superintendent finalists … 0

Town Council tables vacant property ordinance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Town Council has tabled a proposed ordinance that would require all property owners to maintain their properties, at least to the point that they don’t abandon them and let them slip into disrepair. Several councilors said on Wednesday night that they wanted the ordinance to go back to committee for more work. The council had expected to vote on the … 0

Greenfield has second shot at Meadows Golf Course

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like the town will have another shot at purchasing the 80-year-old Meadows Golf Course on Deerfield Street. The Town Council gave the mayor the “go-ahead” Wednesday night after Mayor William Martin told councilors that a private buyer has backed out of the deal that stopped the town in its … 0

3 candidates in Greenfield’s Precinct 5 preliminary election Tuesday, April 15

Saturday, April 12, 2014

There are three candidates running for Greenfield’s Precinct 5 Town Council seat. In Tuesday’s preliminary election, voters will choose two of them to advance to the June annual election. You can read the profiles of each candidate by clicking on the names below. John Lyford Penny Ricketts Robert … 0

Closing arguments today in Sutton trial

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — If a jury is to convict Corey Sutton of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s nephew, they must agree that Sutton did not act in self- defense. Three days of testimony and evidence, however, have failed to produce two … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

Chapman, Davis municipal parking lot gets makeover

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The municipal parking lot on Chapman and Davis streets will be closed to the public for at least the next two months as the town repaves it, builds new sidewalks there, and does some landscaping. The … 0

Only Precinct 5 to vote in Greenfield’s preliminary election on Tuesday

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — It is only voters from Precinct 5 who will vote in the preliminary election on Tuesday, which is being held to decide which two of the three Town Council candidates will vie for the precinct seat. Former Greenfield firefighter John Lyford, local activist Penny Ricketts and … 0

Greenfield students to showcase short films at GHS tonight

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Student filmmakers, ranging in age from 5 to 18, will share their original work tonight at the Greenfield public school fourth annual film festival. The event begins at 6:30 in the high school auditorium. The public is welcome and admission is free. A screening committee reviewed … 0

Letter: Money-saving vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Greenfield could save $4,000 if we had Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) also known as Ranked Choice Voting. On April 15, there will be a Precinct 5 preliminary election to narrow the field of three council candidates down to two. With IRV, we could avoid the preliminary election and … 0

Letter: The Erving election

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I wish to support Bill Pease for the current Board of Selectmen position. I have lived all of my life and I have been a business owner for over 34 years in the Town of Erving. I feel the Board of Selectmen and town government in general needs … 0

Letter: He’s got my vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I will be voting for Rob Wainstein on April 15 for Precinct 5 town councilor. Rob is dedicated to our helping our community move forward. He has good ideas about how Greenfield can benefit from the return of passenger trains with opportunities for spin-off economic development. His professional … 0

Letter: Wainstein clear choice

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Respected local attorney Rob Wainstein is running to represent Precinct 5 on the Town Council. Of the three candidates on the primary ballot on April 15, Rob is my clear choice. Rob’s calm demeanor, levelheadedness and diplomatic skill will serve the interests of our town well, as the … 0