Greenfield

AG: look out for phone, email scams

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Phone and email scammers are stealing from people across the state by threatening to shut off their electricity, to take legal action against them or even hurt their loved ones. Attorney General Maura Healey warns residents to be suspicious of anyone calling and asking for payments over the phone or email. Several such cases have been reported in Greenfield and other Franklin County towns. Some of the scammers … 0

The Birthplace offers nitrous oxide for pain relief in labor

Thursday, March 5, 2015

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center has become the fifth hospital in the state and 41st in the country to offer another — if not exactly new — form of pain relief for mothers in labor. The Birthplace, the maternity ward at the Greenfield hospital, is now offering nitrous oxide, commonly known as … 0

Neighbors: Neighbors step up to help longtime disc jockey

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello neighbor. There are more fundraisers ahead for longtime disc jockey Ryan Interlande, who needs a heart transplant, so you still have time to help him with his medical expenses. The 39-year-old Montague native, who has been providing many of our parties and events music for more than 20 years, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure in 2010 and in early … 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 … 0

Neighbors: Nominate the next Peacemaker Award recipients

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello neighbor. The Interfaith Council of Franklin County and Traprock Center for Peace and Justice are looking for nominations from throughout the county of teens who are contributing to peace and justice in the world. Having lived in the county almost all of my life, I know there … 0

Two rain gardens to be installed at Greenfield education centers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town will soon become even greener if a local environmental group has its way. Barbara Francis, a member of Greening Greenfield, said thanks to a Massachusetts Environmental Trust grant awarded to Franklin Regional Council of … 0

Letter: Meter shoveling

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I would like to know who is in charge of shoveling the snow around the parking meters and along the edge of the street as well as emptying the parking meters? I was on Main Street today and the snow was too deep for this old lady. I … 0

Argotec leasing Channing Bete warehouse

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The plastic-film manufacturer that recently received a tax break from the town in exchange for adding 50 jobs over the next five years has signed a long-term lease with another manufacturer to use its warehouse in … 0

I-91 traffic stop leads to drug arrest for Chicopee man

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A traffic stop on Interstate 91 Tuesday night led to the arrest of a Chicopee man on drug charges by the State Police. Billie Roman, 31, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, operating with a suspended license, speeding and failing to … 0

Letter: History lessons

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I am sure not too many readers have read my “History 101” contribution. History is one of the least popular subject in American high schools. But ... here I go again. The recent meeting of the American and European politicians with Mr. Putin brought memories of Mr. Chamberlain’s … 0

Even in cold, Franklin County home sales strong

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — While eastern Massachusetts real estate agents are having a tough time selling homes in a frigid snowy winter, sellers in our part of the state are having an easier go of it. “We’ve actually had an … 0

Hoping for sweet solution

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Early Tuesday morning, Fred Putala of Greenfield sat on a corner stool at Adams Donuts and chatted with friends about town news over a cup of coffee. Across from him, he traded jokes with Don Girard of Turners Falls. Carrie Brown, owner of the 59-year-old business, … 0

Chief justice visits Franklin County

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The expanding role of courts in the expanding opioid addiction problem was a recurring thread in the temporary Munson Street courthouse Tuesday as the state’s top judge paid a visit and met with judges, staff and … 0