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The intersection of Munson Street and Fairview West Street in Greenfield on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Fast and perilous

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Phil Brown is scared that someone is going to get hurt or worse along a stretch of Munson Street that runs from Fairview Street West to the Greenfield Corporate Center, now home to several state agencies. Brown, who lives across the street from Robbins Memorial Congregational Church at that intersection of Munson and Fairview, said there has been … 0

First residential solar system approved in Greenfield since new ordinance voted

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Tina Schneider of Graves Road will be the first Greenfield resident to install a ground-mounted solar system in her backyard after being granted a special permit under a new town ordinance. The Zoning Board of Appeals approved the permit after reviewing Schneider’s plans. In December 2012, Town Council passed an ordinance that requires a special permit for residential ground-mounted systems and … 0

Hoop dreams, heroin nightmares

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Chris Herren made it from the midsize coastal city of Fall River to his home team, the Boston Celtics. His path was paved with stints in rehab as he struggled with escalating substance abuse running the gamut from alcohol to cocaine, crystal meth and heroin. From the early promise chronicled in … 0

Letter: Improving school lunch

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal fat and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have became overweight or obese. … 0

Letter: Homemade float

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Once again, the Franklin County Fair Parade was the main attraction on Federal and Main. What a great event. It was made even more special for my staff when we heard we won first prize for our carousel float. After hearing we won, I thought I should set … 0

Domestic violence in the spotlight

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — The high-profile case of a Baltimore Ravens star knocking his fiancee unconscious in an elevator is shedding light on and raising public awareness of domestic violence, a long overdue public awakening to an issue that affects every one and every part of society, local victims advocates … 0

Letter: Food for thought

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I am a senior at Four Rivers Public Charter School in Greenfield and have enjoyed my last five years of learning and growth in such an engaging and open environment. Its been an experienced unrivaled in importance in my life but it has not come without some difficulty … 0

Downtown Community Forum on Thursday

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Walking the downtown beat, officer Jason Haskins tries to make Main Street more inviting, but he needs the community’s help. This summer, he began holding monthly forums to discuss downtown’s issues and possible solutions. The next Downtown Community Forum will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in … 0

Nashs Mill Bridge, other projects will cause headaches for some

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like reducing Nashs Mill Bridge over the Green River to one lane for the next two years is going to cause some headaches for residents and travelers, especially since there is other construction going … 0

Franklin County Fair Demolition derby results

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Dinged, dented, and driven to destruction, several county residents took home trophies in the Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby at the Franklin County Fair Sunday. Paul Chapin of Greenfield won the six- and eight-cylinder feature race in the No. 27 car. Dave Tanguay of Heath came in … 0

ZBA to review first ground-mounted residential solar project

Monday, September 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like Tina Schneider of Graves Road will be the first Greenfield resident to go before the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a special permit to install a ground-mounted solar system in her backyard. While there is at least one residential ground-mounted solar system … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne man repairs cemetery signs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you happen to be driving along Route 2 through Charlemont, take notice of the new signs at the entrances to its three cemeteries. Les Chadwick, our neighbor from Shelburne, recently replaced the posts that hold … 0

Gun ruled out in downtown ‘shooting’ at bar window

Monday, September 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears a barroom window was shot out by a slingshot-wielding vandal rather than a gun-toting thug. At about 9:20 p.m. Friday, a window at the front of the Main Street Bar and Grille broke, sending shards of glass across a table and into people’s food … 0