One of the new four LED street lights on Prospect Street. Recorder/Paul Franz

Greenfield to replace streetlights with energy-efficient LEDs

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town expects to replace all of its cobrahead streetlights with energy-efficient ones by the end of summer. Greenfield received $65,000 from the state Department of Energy Resources last year for the project. Mayor William Martin said the town is expected to save $44,000 a year in energy costs when the project is complete. There are 1,162 cobrahead … 0

Arts Block, Pushkin have new owner; local periodontist outbids local developer for downtown buildings

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The local developer who wanted to buy two landmark buildings in the heart of downtown has been outbid by a Greenfield periodontist. Steven Goldsher, owner of Pioneer Valley Periodontics on High Street, said he bought the two buildings, taking them out from under a cloud of bankruptcy, this week during a … 1

Greenfield offers Northfield resident assistant supt. job

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee Thursday night voted to offer the newly created job of assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and professional development to Jen McKusick of Northfield. McKusick is principal of Oak Grove Elementary School in Brattleboro, Vt. The committee met and interviewed three candidates in a special meeting Thursday night, … 0

Letter: We mustn’t forget

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Let’s not forget the true meaning of Memorial Day, a day of remembering those men and women who died while serving our country. To all veterans, please march or ride in this Memorial Day parade in remembrance of the sacrifices that were made. TOM TRAVIS Greenfield … 0

Downtown Greenfield building to be razed

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town is going to have to spend its own money to raze a crumbling building on Main Street. Housing Court ordered the building at 188 Main St. be razed after the town took the owner … 1

Pet adoption, pony rides at Tractor Supply on May 30

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Tractor Supply Co. at 72 Newton St. in Greenfield is hosting a pet event Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to encourage adoptions and support local animal groups. All events are open to the public and their pets. Along with all the products … 0

Greenfield won’t need to borrow $1.3M

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town isn’t going to have to borrow $1.3 million to complete 18 projects it had planned starting in 2002. Greenfield Finance Director Marjorie Lane Kelly said Mayor William Martin will ask Town Council on Wednesday night to rescind unused borrowing for those projects, which would … 0

Letter: Democracy in action

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

To all of the Greenfield citizens who attended the Appointments and Ordinance Committee meeting on May 11 and to those who spoke so powerfully and eloquently against the Mass Assembly Ordinance Proposal, which appeared to fringe upon our First Amendment rights: you make me even prouder to be … 0

Letter: Just a little cheating

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So the Patriots got caught cheating again. It’s just a little cheating. Nothing major. Yes, they would have won the game anyway, which makes the cheating even more ludicrous. What is the lesson here? Some cheating is OK, but some cheating isn’t; such as in the case of … 1

‘It’s unmanageable’: Social workers want awareness of caseload spike

Monday, May 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Twenty Department of Children and Families workers from the Greenfield and other offices picketed briefly on the Town Common Monday afternoon, chanting “keep kids safe.” DCF social workers are responsible for keeping kids from troubled families … 0

Neighbors: Back in Franklin County

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m back! What a lovely week we had on the water and in Bermuda. The weather was perfect and we got to see a dolphin and a whale show on the way home. I learned early on in the trip that it really is a small … 0

Letter: Global warming crystal ball

Monday, May 18, 2015

William Gran’s my turn “Face the facts of climate change” seems to come from a magical global warming crystal ball all of these global warming alarmists use. As far as they are concerned, it’s all doom and gloom in the future. Meteorologists cannot even forecast the weather a … 0

Local Big Brothers Big Sisters named one of country’s best

Sunday, May 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — About two years ago, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County faced a budget deficit again for the sixth year in a row. It was about three years away from insolvency and was feeling pressure from … 0