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Bar Association Advocates gets $33,000 grant

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Lawyers advocating for domestic violence victims will be getting a slight boost in pay for their services. The Franklin County Bar Association Advocates received a $33,000 grant from the Massachusetts Bar Foundation to support the Bar Advocates for Victims of Domestic Violence, Children and Elders Program. The funds cover staff costs, supplies and reimbursements to attorneys for their work. The program offers legal advice and representation to many … 0

Plant your ideas for FRTA service at Greenfield Farmers Market Saturday

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Amid all the zucchini and tomatoes, the plan is to sprout ideas about public transit. Saturday’s Greenfield Farmers Market may have plenty of ears of corn this weekend, but it will also have the ears of transportation planners, listening to people’s ideas about what’s needed to strengthen Franklin Regional Transit Authority service. As part of an ongoing “comprehensive service analysis” of … 0

Letter: Stone throwing

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

In answer to the Conway individual’s comments in Saturday’s (July 12) Readers Write column: Bill Clinton may have said that! Politicians say a lot of things they never do, but Bush and Cheney (i.e.: Haliburton) did it! Clinton didn’t introduce the “Yellow Cake” lie in Africa that outed an undercover CIA operative! The Bush administration did! And look at the tons of unaccounted … 0

Greenfield tech upgrades a vote away

Monday, July 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — If Town Council approves $150,000 on Wednesday night, the town will begin upgrading municipal technology, high-speed Internet and telephone service as a first step in launching its three-step Technology Master Plan. That plan will eventually lead to the entire town, including residents and businesses, being upgraded. … 0

Neighbors: Where’s your favorite spot in Franklin County?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you haven’t been to Shelburne Falls in a while, why not make plans now to be there on Saturday for the Shelburne Falls Art Walk from 4 to 8 p.m.? Just follow the decorated shoes throughout the village to find a variety of art, including … 0

Letter: New leadership

Monday, July 14, 2014

Greetings fellow Democrats! Well, the die has been cast, and the old is set (in other words signatures have been received and documentation has been submitted to official parties) of a change in officers (effective July 7) for the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee. They are: Douglas Mayo, chairperson; … 0

Local family plans benefit for sick 7-year-old

Sunday, July 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Donald and Charlotte Gordon were relaxing one recent spring night when at around 9:30 their phone rang. “It was our daughter in Rhode Island,” said Charlotte Gordon, who had worked as a nurse at Baystate Franklin … 0

Flights of fancy at Green River Festival

Sunday, July 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — From French-Chilean hip-hop at the far end of the lower field, uphill through hula-hoopers and ball players, past a string quartet to a field filled with umbrellas, beach blankets and the blues, the Greenfield Community College … 0

Greenfield school faces choice: MCAS or PARCC?

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Will Greenfield schools stick to the now-standard MCAS for next year — or take the road less traveled by opting into the new PARCC exam? The Greenfield Public School Committee has until Oct. 1 to decide … 0

Wheeling for Healing bike ride to benefit cancer programs

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Registration is now open for Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s seventh annual Wheeling for Healing bike ride benefit. The benefit is on Aug. 24, starting and ending at the White Eagle Polish Picnic Ground, 249 Plain Road, in Greenfield. The benefit helps raise money for Baystate Franklin … 0

Volunteers plant trees along Pierce St.

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The stretch of Pierce Street that connects Davis to Chapman streets has a new look, and in a few years it will have a little more shade than it has had in a while. Nine volunteers … 0

Three arrested on drug charges in Greenfield

Friday, July 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Three people were arrested on drug charges just after midnight on Friday morning after police say they saw them snorting drugs in a car parked near Miles and Main streets. Jacob Galliput, 24, of 93 Boyle Road in Gill, Kristen Matthews, 24, of 56 Juniper Court … 0

Serenity

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Two local women say they believe people have the power to heal themselves with their minds, so they’ve set up shop on Bank Row to help their clients learn how. After … 0