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Vicki Citron in her Shelburne home. Citron, who teaches violin, wants to bring the El Sistema program to Frankiln County. Recorder/Paul Franz

Sounds like community: $45K state grant enables music program for underprivileged kids

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A new, free program to introduce music-making to Greenfield students has gotten a boost with a three-year, $45,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Shelburne violin teacher Vicki Citron plans to launch Musica Franklin, based loosely on the 40-year-old El Sistema model of teaching music to underprivileged children, to up to 25 middle-school-age students the week of Sept. 21 at … 0

Financial push gases up final planning for proposed Greenfield biodiesel plant

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Long in the planning to ensure it’s locally owned, the Northeast Biodiesel plant nearly ready at the Greenfield Industrial Park is getting a final boost from a 160-member, community-based nonprofit finance system. The $200,000, seven-year loan being provided to Co-op Power, a Hatfield-based energy cooperative that is developing the $4.2 million biodiesel plant, is being provided by Ashfield-based Common Good Finance. It will … 0

Advertising existentialism

Thursday, September 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — An assistant art professor at Keene State College says he’s hoping motorists will begin paying more attention to the “here and now” as they drive along highways throughout New England and New York, including French King Highway, and view his latest public art project. A cryptic message, “Are You Here?” written … 0

Letter: About those big boxes ...

Monday, August 24, 2015

I take issue with The Recorder’s lead headline on Aug. 11: “Big Box proponents can send comments to court.” After reading the article carefully, it’s apparent that “all interested parties” can submit comments — opponents, too! Is The Recorder showing some bias here? I also question Mayor Martin’s … 0

Letter: Our power options

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bob Leach’s letter Aug. 17 was right on. To my knowledge about half of all nuclear plants in the U.S. are powered by Soviet warhead material which was bought from them as part of a weapon reduction treaty. Despite all the fear mongering that goes on about nuclear … 0

Just Try It: If you only do one stretch, do this one

Monday, August 24, 2015

“My number one thing that I push on absolutely everyone is basically a physically active lifestyle,” says personal trainer Noah Harrison. That’s the big picture, everyone’s advice. On top of that Harrison recommends stretching, and if he has … 0

Local scout makes Eagle ranking

Sunday, August 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Seventeen-year-old John Maloney has been working toward a goal for more than a decade, and on Thursday he reached it. Maloney, who was born, raised and lives in Greenfield with his parents Martha and Mark and … 0

Rain didn’t dampen Free Harvest Supper

Sunday, August 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — The 11th annual Free Harvest Supper was a little smaller and a little wetter in its first year without founder Juanita Nelson, but volunteers called it a success. Evelyn Wulfkuhle, a part-owner of Hope and Olive … 0

Indoor Action Sports replacing its dome

Sunday, August 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you drive north on Bernardston Road or south on Interstate 91 from Bernardston, you might notice something’s missing in the landscape, but maybe you won’t quite be able to put your finger on it. Indoor Action Sports Development Center, located at 1385 Bernardston Road on … 0

Letter: The sounds of nature

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A large portion of the objection to the pipeline by now is the question of the noise created by it. We need to ask ourselves if there is truly silence anywhere in nature? We should be comparing the noise of the proposed pipeline to the ambient noise of … 1

Hepatitis C rate increases sharply in county

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Franklin County’s Hepatitis C rate has risen dramatically in recent years, outpacing the statewide increase. The viral liver infection increase raises questions about its connection to spreading heroin use, the long-term financial impact on state-supported health … 0

Budget veto override means funding for homeless youth

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two years ago, Andrew Sutton of Greenfield had found himself in a bit of a rut. At home, his relationship with his mother had grown tense — especially when he became romantically involved with a woman … 0

Kings Gym outgrowing Main Street space

Friday, August 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — The owners of Kings Gym on Main Street in the heart of downtown Greenfield are hoping to move to the former J.H. Smith Co. property on Chapman Street by spring. Husband and wife Sean and Robin King said they’ve been in negotiations for two buildings at … 0