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The Weldon on High St in Greenfield. Recorder/Paul Franz

Weldon residents to be without an elevator

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents of the 109-year-old Weldon House on High Street will have to take the stairs to their upper-floor apartments for the next six to eight weeks while the owner replaces the only elevator in the concrete building. Richard Henken, president of Schochet Companies, which owns the Weldon and owns or manages about 6,400 other apartments, said the company … 0

Big food retailers going local

Friday, July 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — According to the “food odometer” developed by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Iowa, the average fruit or vegetable travels nearly 1,500 miles to get from farm to consumer. And to keep food from spoiling during these long trips, some of it is picked before it has fully ripened and … 0

Letter: Offensive thinking

Friday, July 25, 2014

The good folks who are pitching a fit over the placement of “migrant minors” in our communities are no better than the “good folks” who declined to give refuge or sanctuary to the Jews and others who fled the Nazis. I am aware that this will deeply, deeply, (deeply) offend many good folks in its clumsy moral equivalency, and in its loose historical … 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

A ‘hand up’ to help downtown?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The solution to many of the downtown area’s issues may lie in the people who are perceived as part of the problem. The second in a series of downtown community forums suggested that if the people … 0