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People begin to sit down to eat while others wait in line at the Greenfield Free Harvest Supper in this 2013 file photo. Organizers for the event this year say that unless more individuals and businesses volunteer, the free community event may not take place. Recorder file photo/Trish Crapo

Free Harvest Supper: Will there be one this year?

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The committee that has put the Free Harvest Supper on every August for the past decade is still waiting for about six people to step up and “do some heavy lifting,” or last year’s may have been its last. Supper organizers, including Dino Schnelle, coordinator of the Center for Self-Reliance food pantry, said whether the supper is held … 0

Greenfield community turns out for Memorial Day parade to honor veterans

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — “Remember the faces you cannot see and the names you don’t know,” retired U.S. Army paratrooper Thomas Goodwin of Grinnell Street told a crowd of about 200 people on Monday morning. Goodwin, 80, who served in Vietnam as a paratrooper and received a Purple Heart, said he joined the 173rd Airborne … 0

United Arc needs variance to build housing for aging clients

Monday, May 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local agency that has been serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than six decades would like to build three small duplexes for some of them on land it owns on Summer Street, but is running into a few obstacles as it goes through the town’s permitting process. … 0

Letter: Global warming crystal ball

Monday, May 18, 2015

William Gran’s my turn “Face the facts of climate change” seems to come from a magical global warming crystal ball all of these global warming alarmists use. As far as they are concerned, it’s all doom and gloom in the future. Meteorologists cannot even forecast the weather a … 0

Local Big Brothers Big Sisters named one of country’s best

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — About two years ago, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County faced a budget deficit again for the sixth year in a row. It was about three years away from insolvency and was feeling pressure from … 0

Young professionals needed for community leadership

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — In many nonprofit boardrooms in Franklin County, members look across the table and see people similar to them — a baby boomer and/or retiree volunteering to help support the community. What they don’t see is those young professionals who are the next generation of leaders. United … 0

State sets hearing on Berkshire Gas agreement with Tennessee Gas

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Department of Public Utilities has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed agreement between Berkshire Gas Co. and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., the company proposing to build a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County. The agreement entitles Berkshire Gas to its existing access to the … 0

Film explores plastic bag issue tonight at the library

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Rights of Nature is showing the award-winning film “Bag It,” about plastics in the environment, on tonight at 6 p.m., downstairs in the Greenfield Public Library. “Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes,” says Sandra Boston of the Rights of Nature group. “Most people … 0

Letter: Bigger than diapers

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I decided to donate to the diaper drive after reading your May 6 article and was shocked to discover how expensive such an essential item cost: $11.99 for 18 diapers, 67 cents each for a product that surely costs pennies to produce. Shame on corporations raking in huge … 0

Letter: Ag Commission

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Greenfield Agricultural Commission is seeking new members who are interested in making sure that the prime farmland in town remains in production through owner use or lease. Many towns in Massachusetts have agricultural commissions, which help farmers looking for good land, increase or diversify their markets or … 0

Greenfield power prices to drop starting Aug. 1

Friday, May 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s electricity supply program will offer lower rates for all participants beginning Aug. 1. The rate for residential customers will be reduced to 10.99 cents per kilowatt hour for 100 percent green electricity, and the rates for commercial and industrial customers will be 10.92 cents … 0

Self-defense or unwarranted attack?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A local man has been charged in a stabbing that sent the victim to the hospital via helicopter ambulance Wednesday night. Kaleb Gaudinier, 28, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Thursday to charges of assault to … 1

Local teens honored at annual Peacemaker Awards

Thursday, May 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — Traprock Center for Peace and Justice Director Sarah Pirtle says the Peacemaker Award recognizes not only the students, but also the families, teachers and mentors that help and inspire them to do good things. “We look … 0