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Nicole Lynne of Greenfield knits on steps of the Greenfield Public Library on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Greenfield needs volunteers to help plan new library

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s library is ready to form a building committee that will take it through construction of a new library. Greenfield Public Library Director Ellen Boyer said the committee will serve both as a conduit for residents who want to participate in the process and to publicize an open process. She said the library will also begin its search for an architect. Mayor William Martin said he would like to see the building committee include library trustees and staff, Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, members of town government, representatives of the community, business owners and people familiar with building trades. “We’re in … 0

Greenfield Public Schools’ new website live

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Schools have a new website, one parents might find easier to navigate. The new gpsk12.org has individual editorial control for the district’s departments and schools, and a Twitter feed down the side of the main page. “The old website needed refreshing, it had a lot of info, but … 0

Greenfield approves $7.4M in projects

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town has a $7.4 million capital budget for this year and it includes $4 million for a municipal parking garage. Mayor William Martin included enough money in the budget for the town’s portion of the garage, a new marked cruiser and Tasers for the Police Department, and money to implement a municipal light plant, if voters approve it in November. … 0

New energy preserves vibrant future for local pectin business

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — With an extreme makeover, Pomona is jammin’! For more than 30 years, Connie Sumberg has been Pomona’s Universal Pectin, the jamming goddess of probably millions of home canners around the country. Working from her Conway Street … 0

‘I got my socks blown off’: Dr. Ruth Potee says gov.’s addiction plan much more than she had expected

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Local physician and addiction specialist Dr. Ruth Potee said the governor’s new plan to combat heroin and opioid addiction was far more than she was expecting, in the details and in language acknowledging addiction as a disease. “I was expecting sort of a milquetoast paper that … 0

Greenfield council passes $46.5M budget

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — It took Town Council about an hour to pass a $46.5 million budget for next year. The only discussion came early in the night, when At-large Councilor Isaac Mass made a motion, which failed, to cut $21,000 from the building inspector’s budget. Building Inspector Mark Snow … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Greenfield welcomes new surgeon

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Dr. Savitri Rambissoon, a general surgeon, has recently joined Baystate Medical Practices — Greenfield Surgery. A magna cum laude graduate of American University, Rambissoon completed her medical degree at McGill University Medical School, Montreal. She completed … 0

Letter: News bias

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

John Bos in his My Turn stated “Every news organization is biased in one way or another.” So I would say Jan Norris is correct in that PBS, NPR, NBC, CNN and MSNBC are all left bias. I can say Fox News does lean to the right. What … 0

Local banks warn of increased fraud

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Some local banks are warning customers of increased fraud. Greenfield Savings Bank’s Facebook page alerted visitors this week that the bank will be tightening debit card security for transactions in the eastern part of the state, and asking customers traveling east of Worcester to contact the … 0

Pale Circus shop shuttering business Sat.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — After almost three years in business, a small vintage store on the south side of Main Street is closing. According to the store’s Facebook page, Pale Circus will close its doors after business on Saturday. Until … 0

Vermont fugitive sought on train

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three police cars were waiting for the Amtrak passenger train from Brattleboro when it pulled up to the platform at 1:20 Tuesday afternoon. Three Greenfield police officers searched the two of five passenger cars in use … 0

Eversource upgrades continue

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Work is continuing on a 2.8-mile stretch of an Eversource powerline in Greenfield, where crews have been replacing lattice poles with double-circuit monopoles, extending from Mountain Road through Highland Park to Hope Street and beyond. The work is … 0