Mentor Michael Garfield-Wright examines one of Anna Dawson's frozen meal packages, which she developed through a process she hopes her business idea, Hometown Foods, will help others learn. Recorder Staff/Tom Relihan

‘Shark Tank’ with a heart

Friday, October 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — One was a black belt in Kung Fu. Another races sled dogs in Alaska. Others wanted to expand the reach of Disc Golf or acupuncture, or just help people fire off that crucial tweet in sub-zero weather. But they all had one thing in common: each was a budding entrepreneur who wanted help taking their business idea to … 0

Greenfield police officers put the cuffs on breast cancer

Friday, October 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — Greenfield police officers are wearing pink collar pins and some are sporting pink handcuffs for the month of October, cancer awareness month. Lt. William Gordon said the pins were Chief Robert Haigh Jr.’s idea, carried over from the Orange Police Department, where officers wore pink badges. Pins were the affordable alternative … 0

On the high wire: Major utility line project underway in the region

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Even as work crews begin wrapping up a 2.8-mile stretch of an Eversource transmission line in Greenfield, Montague and Deerfield, replacing lattice poles with double-circuit monopoles, the utility has begun other major line work around the region and is gearing up for still more projects to improve reliability of the electric grid. And … 0

Newly renovated, Lucky Nail Salon changes hands

Thursday, October 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Lucky Nail Salon at the corner of Main Street and Wells Street is changing hands. Literally, and in more than just one way. The salon’s torch has been passed down a generation this month, with Jimmy … 0

Neighbors: Local organization head raises money for hungry

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello neighbor. On Sept. 27, Andrew Morehouse, the executive editor of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, pedalled 100 miles through Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire to help end hunger in western Massachusetts. The food bank’s 5th annual Will Bike 4 Food charity cycling event raised more than … 1

No injuries in Factory Hollow crash

Thursday, October 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — An accident involving at least one vehicle on the Factory Hollow portion of Route 2 Thursday left a pickup damaged but its occupants uninjured. It was unclear at presstime what caused the crash, which happened around … 0

Letter: She ‘gets it’

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Having met and spoken with Patty Morey Walker, I have had the opportunity to ask tough questions of this candidate. Particular emphasis was put on the financial responsibilities placed upon all taxpayers in Greenfield by the current administration and her plans to end its out-of-control spending. Candidate Morey … 0

Letter: Our investments

Thursday, October 1, 2015

To whom it may concern: We the people of Greenfield want the town to look nice, but we seem to forget to look at the sidewalks on Bank Row by Magpie that is all broken up and a person could easily fall on. The sidewalk on Main Street … 0

Town Council begins talks on how Greenfield might regulate residential wood stoves

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CLARIFICATION:Newcomer Nathaniel Hussey, who is running for one of the four-year at-large Greenfield Town Council seat this year, said the following at a Community Relations and Education Committee meeting about wood stoves Monday night — his entire quote … 0

New principal named for Math and Science Academy

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — There has been a change of leadership at the Math and Science Academy. Officially a program of the Greenfield Middle School, the accelerated math and science program is located in the Green River School on Meridian Street. At the end of last school year, the superintendent … 0

Letter: Knowing the candidates

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chris Collins’ article, “In The Arena,” published on Friday, Sept. 25 hit the nail on the head as they say. I believe that as candidates, we have a duty to engage with the public and educate them about our values and priorities as citizens so that they can … 0

Letter: A hit piece

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

To quote Saint Reagan, “There you go again!” The Recorder veered hard right once more with “Solyndra Lessons Ignored” from the Sept. 26 editorial page. The author, president of the nonpartisan sounding Taxpayers Protection Alliance, part of the Koch political network, and funded by Koch-connected Americans for Job … 0

Greenfield candidate debates begin Thursday; will stream live at

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — The first of five live public debates featuring candidates for School Committee, Town Council and mayor will be held Thursday, when three of the five candidates vying for three school board seats gather to discuss important … 0