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Mass. State Lottery winning tickets sold in Greenfield, Whately unclaimed and set to expire

Friday, August 22, 2014

Somewhere, maybe forgotten in the inside pocket of a rarely-worn suit coat or stuck between the pages of an old magazine, is a lot of money. Two significant lottery prizes from tickets sold in Franklin County remain unclaimed, with one set to expire next week and the other in September. Lisa McDonald, a spokeswoman for the State Lottery Commission, said Foster’s Super Market in Greenfield sold a second-tier winning ticket … 0

Strahan to be fire chief

Friday, August 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town will once again have a permanent fire chief, most likely before the end of September. Mayor William Martin has confirmed the appointment of former Deputy Chief Robert Strahan and said Edward Jarvis, who also applied for the job, will remain the town’s provisional deputy fire chief. Martin said the … 0

‘Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!’

Friday, August 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Rather than relaxing by the pool, a group of Greenfield teens spent their summer cleaning parks throughout town from Hillside Park to the Green River School park to the Poet’s Seat Tower area. The teenagers from Greenfield Gardens, a section 8 apartment complex off Colrain Street, also spent the last two … 0

Greenfield shines light on low-cost solar

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town and its greening advocacy group are about to kick off a three-month effort to allow residents and business owners to buy and install low-cost solar systems. The Solar Challenge program will present “Solar 101” tonight from 6 to 8 in the Greenfield Community Television … 0

Town Council’s noise ordinance discussions to start from scratch

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — The new head of a Town Council committee charged with developing a new noise ordinance says he wants to hear from police and other town officials before doing anything. At-large Councilor Alfred Siano said his committee first wants to hear from Greenfield police about whether a … 0

Sgt. Mark Williams recommended for deputy Greenfield police chief

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — If the mayor concurs with his Public Safety Commission and police chief , Sgt. Mark Williams will become the town’s first deputy police chief since Joseph LaChance retired from that job in 2004. Police Chief Robert … 0

Buckets of generosity: Franklin County police, fire get wet for ALS

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Across Franklin County, police and firefighters are getting ice cold and soaking wet — to raise awareness and money for ALS, a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. The local public safety officers … 1

Strahan could become permanent Greenfield fire chief by end of week

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears the town’s provisional fire chief might become permanent by the end of the week. Mayor William Martin has received the Public Safety Commission’s recommendation to appoint Robert Strahan as the town’s permanent fire chief. Strahan, who was deputy chief until a year ago, has … 0

Belly Bus speeds up

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County families and businesses have made sure their neighbors in need won’t go hungry this summer. This year’s 10th annual Belly Bus Food Drive collected a record amount of 3,700 pounds of food and $3,044 … 0

Greenfield transit center wins architectural award

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — The John W. Olver Transit Center is one of 14 projects to receive a North American Copper in Architecture award this year for its “outstanding use of architectural copper in building design.” The building was designed … 0

Maine man arrested on OUI, gun charges

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Maine man was arrested on drunken driving and firearms charges after being pulled over with an unloaded gun on his passenger seat early Tuesday morning, according to police. James Marin, 29, of Waterville, Maine, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of operating … 0

Suspect arraigned on grave vandal, trespassing charges

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — A local man has been arraigned in two vandalism cases, charged with spray painting a local building and town park property, and disturbing gravesite decorations. Patrick Clark, 20, of 152 South Shelburne Road, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of vandalizing a grave … 0

Next chapter for Greenfield High School as new classroom block to open Sept. 2

Monday, August 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Off Barr Avenue, a two-story, state-of-the-art building stands waiting. It looms over an entry courtyard reminiscent of a New England college campus. Inside, gleaming, untouched art spaces for pottery and painting, and wings for math and … 0