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Vicki Citron in her Shelburne home. Citron, who teaches violin, wants to bring the El Sistema program to Frankiln County. Recorder/Paul Franz

Sounds like community: $45K state grant enables music program for underprivileged kids

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A new, free program to introduce music-making to Greenfield students has gotten a boost with a three-year, $45,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Shelburne violin teacher Vicki Citron plans to launch Musica Franklin, based loosely on the 40-year-old El Sistema model of teaching music to underprivileged children, to up to 25 middle-school-age students the week of Sept. 21 at … 0

Financial push gases up final planning for proposed Greenfield biodiesel plant

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Long in the planning to ensure it’s locally owned, the Northeast Biodiesel plant nearly ready at the Greenfield Industrial Park is getting a final boost from a 160-member, community-based nonprofit finance system. The $200,000, seven-year loan being provided to Co-op Power, a Hatfield-based energy cooperative that is developing the $4.2 million biodiesel plant, is being provided by Ashfield-based Common Good Finance. It will … 0

Advertising existentialism

Thursday, September 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — An assistant art professor at Keene State College says he’s hoping motorists will begin paying more attention to the “here and now” as they drive along highways throughout New England and New York, including French King Highway, and view his latest public art project. A cryptic message, “Are You Here?” written … 0

West Nile Virus found in local mosquitoes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two random mosquito samples taken by state health officials near the Deerfield line in Greenfield have tested positive for West Nile Virus, but that doesn’t mean people should panic, according to Nicole Zabko, the town’s health director. Zabko said she was contacted by the state on … 0

Letter: Take care of Earth

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I am writing to express my support for David Fisher of Natural Roots Farm in Conway whose letter appeared in the Aug. 15 edition of The Recorder. While voicing his reasons for his opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he states forcefully: There will be no pipeline! I … 0

Letter: Growing Greenfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I wanted to applaud those members of the Economic Development board, the mayor and those members of the Town Council who acknowledged and unwaveringly supported the importance of attracting new financially sound businesses that will not only contribute to additional tax revenue over time, BUT most importantly, add … 2

Yoga for cancer survivors starts new session on Sept. 2

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — Cancer survivors are invited to bend, stretch and breathe at the YMCA. Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department is sponsoring a free eight-week yoga class, Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors, at the gym on Main Street from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 2 to Oct. … 0

Greenfield has procedure it must follow for dog complaints

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s decision to take an aggressive pit bull away from its owner last week sparked discussion throughout the community about public safety, owners’ responsibility and breed discrimination. Greenfield’s Public Health Director Nicole Zabko said these … 0

Instruments of change: Violin teacher hopes to fund music program for disadvantaged children

Monday, August 24, 2015

Inspired by a worldwide movement to train every child, no matter how disadvantaged, to make music, a Shelburne violin teacher has been working to launch a free after-school music program in Greenfield next month. Musica Franklin, based on … 0

State erects wrong signs for train in Greenfield

Monday, August 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The state is looking into why signs it erected throughout Greenfield to direct people to the regional bus and train depot on Olive Street read: “NORTHAMPTON AMTRAK.” Amanda Richard, a spokeswoman for the state Department of … 2

Neighbors: Community says “goodbye” to longtime service agency head

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Wednesday, The United Arc will say “bon voyage” to its executive director of 39 years. Ed Porter has performed a variety of roles in the position since 1976, helping the agency expand and adapt to … 0

Rep. McGovern tours area’s agribusinesses

Monday, August 24, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Congressman Jim McGovern, flanked by a dozen federal and state agricultural officials, including representatives from UMass Extension Service and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, rolled into Deerfield and Greenfield Monday as part of a two-day … 0

Letter: Unwarranted support

Monday, August 24, 2015

I was disheartened by your editorial support (Aug. 15) for Planned Parenthood. Their activity of selling baby parts for profit is evil. There is no good reason for tax money, or for that matter, any source of funds, to support their appallingly immoral work. I congratulate the Center … 1