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Carolina Kenny of Greenfield and Peter Kuusisto of Pelham work for Community Health Center of Franklin County as grant funded Certified Application Councilors for the Affordable Care Act.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Do you have health insurance?

Monday, July 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Despite an initial rollout of the state Health Connector under the Affordable Care Act that was marked by glitches and setbacks, the process of enrolling people in health insurance is slowly but surely improving, according to local health care counselors. For the past year, Peter Kuusisto and Carolina Kenny, of Community Health Center of Franklin County, have been … 0

Berkshire Gas warns about phone scam

Monday, July 28, 2014

Several Berkshire Gas business customers have recently reported receiving fraudulent telephone calls seeking immediate payment of their Berkshire Gas accounts, by credit card, over the telephone, the utility has reported. The caller claims that the account is overdue and requires immediate payment. Several of the fraudulent calls have showed up as originating from 617-419-5406 in the recipient’s caller ID. Berkshire Gas has reported … 0

Wheeling for Healing

Monday, July 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — Last summer, Sue Cohen of East Longmeadow cycled 50 miles throughout Greenfield to support her older sister who was stricken with lung cancer and getting treatment at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. This summer, the avid cyclist will ride again, but this time it will be to honor her sister’s memory and … 0

GBA’s SummerFest begins on Friday

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Downtown will be abuzz with shoppers on Friday and Saturday when SummerFest opens with sidewalk sales and all sorts of activities for adults and children. Greenfield Business Association’s two-day SummerFest will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. … 0

GCC fundraising campaign beats goal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — In its efforts to inspire hope through education, the Greenfield Community College Foundation raised $103,443 beyond its goal for its 2014 annual campaign. The GCC annual Fundraising Campaign raised $928,443 to support the college, surpassing the … 0

Letter: Keeping watch

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

To those of you folks so inclined to be concerned with the National Security Agency, (NSA) and their alleged electronic snooping into possibly your emails, I’d like to offer the following data-miners to bolster your paranoia: Amazon.com; Ebay; Facebook; Instagram; Overstock.com; Twitter; any online dating service ... this … 0

Greenfield man allegedly aided Conn. prostitution operation

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Greenfield man faces charges related to his alleged involvement with a prostitution ring operating out of a motel he managed in Connecticut. The Hartford Courant reported that Wethersfield police broke up a prostitution ring operating in the Comfort Inn immediately off the Interstate 91 in that town, … 0

Council to consider noise ordinance override after mayor’s veto

Monday, July 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — The noise ordinance passed by Town Council is going to need one more vote by the council if it is to overturn the mayor’s veto. Shortly after the council voted 8-3 to pass the ordinance in June, Mayor William Martin issued his veto, saying he did … 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