Greenfield

Tackling mass incarceration from behind bars

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — Presenting on the topic of restorative justice in October, Mel Motel of Brattleboro had a relatively engaged audience, some with questions about mechanics, some with a skeptical bent and all with the relatively uncommon perspective of people who aren’t going home after the presentation. Not all that uncommon though. The seven men in Franklin County House of Correction uniforms were among the more than 2 million Americans behind … 0

Letter: Pumpkinfest suit

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When I read “Pumpkinfest faces $1.2M smoke, noise lawsuit,” I assumed it was related to the Keene Pumpkin Festival as a result of the issues that unfortunately arose during their event this year. As I read on, I saw that it was in fact referring to the Franklin County Pumpkinfest and I chuckled to myself that a million-dollar lawsuit could come out of … 0

Alleged stabber chased down by Greenfield police

Sunday, November 23, 2014

GREENFIELD — An early morning stabbing Saturday on Main Street has led to the arrest of one Greenfield man and the hospitalization of another. Brandon Sax, 31, of Greenfield was arrested Saturday morning and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, attempting to commit murder, mayhem, and possession of Class A, … 0

Franklin County teachers rated proficient, in line with most of state

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Teachers and administers in Franklin County schools have been rated as “proficient,” according to new data on educator evaluations released this week by the state. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Wednesday released the second year of educator evaluations. Similar to the first year, the … 0

Scars of war: International judge tells GCC audience of time overseeing war crime trials

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Though the atrocities committed in the Bosnian War between 1992 and 1996 are over, the scars they left are still there, and those responsible are still being brought to justice. Judge Patricia Whalen presided over seven … 0

Opening the circle

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — After an eight-year partnership with NELCWIT, the Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle, a Native American domestic and sexual violence prevention group, is branching off from its sister agency and penning its own evidence-based curriculum. The Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle, … 0

Munson St. residents note some reduction in traffic, speeding

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Since neighbors convened a community meeting on traffic and speeding issues along Munson Street in September, town leaders and residents have noticed some progress. Much of the progress in addressing foot traffic and speeding vehicles along Munson Street has been due to efforts of the Franklin … 0

A People’s Pint Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you don’t have family in the area, don’t feel like cooking a three-course meal or don’t have the means to cook up a hearty meal, the People’s Pint is opening its doors to you on Thanksgiving. For its second year, the People’s Pint on Federal … 0

End of his shift

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — A lot has changed since David Payant joined the police force nearly 32 years ago. “We went to a lot of bar fights back then, and when we showed up, people wanted to fight us,” he … 0

‘We need to remember to honor vets’

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — “Do not confuse a war with its warriors and never again disrespect our veterans,” said Dr. William Doyle, who spoke on Veterans Day about his time serving the country during the Vietnam era. Families stood chatting … 0

Greenfield sells more properties; puts them back on tax roll

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Redevelopment of four more town-owned properties will most likely begin within the next year. The town auctioned off four houses and 13 lots on Friday and put all of those properties back on the town’s tax rolls. The properties were taken by the town for nonpayment … 0

Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ episode draws mixed reviews

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Featuring the words of locals and with shots of Turners Falls’ crumbling factory buildings and Greenfield in the rain, Sunday’s episode of the CNN travel show “Parts Unknown” held up Greenfield in particular as an archetype of the … 1

Greenfield’s covered bridge reopens Thursday

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town’s 42-year-old covered bridge on Eunice Williams Drive will reopen to vehicle traffic for the first time in 12 years on Thursday. Town officials will mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. A front-page story Tuesday incorrectly reported what day the ceremony … 0