Greenfield

Carrie Brown, Owner of Adams Donuts in Greenfield, points to the exhaust hood that does not pass health and fire codes. Recorder/Paul Franz

Mayor tells inspectors to check all restaurant hoods for compliance by end of 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Restaurant owners who know or suspect their kitchen hoods are not up to code or lack fire suppression systems would be wise to correct the issue as soon as possible. Mayor William Martin has asked the town’s health director to make sure all restaurant hoods are up to code and have fire suppression systems by the end of … 0

Prepping for the perfect prom: Free for the taking, dresses, tuxes line GHS lobby

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sarah O’Sullivan spun around in her new long, green gown as her friends raved over the dress. Down the hall, Valenka Kosick browsed through four racks of dresses in search of that perfect, elegant gown. And Tim McCarthy and Hunter Felix mixed and matched ties with tuxes, looking for options for … 0

Argotec gets tax break from state

Friday, March 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The plastic-film manufacturer that recently received a tax break from the town in exchange for adding 50 jobs over the next five years has also received a tax break from the state. Argotec Inc., which is located in the town’s industrial park, was approved for the state’s Economic Development Incentive Program … 0

A national model, county coalition helps new moms through tricky transformation

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — At Baystate Franklin Medical Center, about 13 percent of new mothers — about 60 mothers a year — are determined to be at-risk for postpartum depression or other emotional complications. Since November 2009, a network of … 1

Second school budget hearing

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The School Committee is holding a second public hearing on Superintendent Jordana Harper’s proposed $18,083,988 budget on April 8. The School Committee held a public hearing Wednesday night, but no one from the public attended. Harper proposed a $1 million increase in the school budget for … 0

Greenfield schools business manager picked

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — A certified public accountant and school business manager for Auburn Public Schools has been chosen to serve as Greenfield Public Schools’ business manager. Howard Barber will likely start his new job July 1, pending contract negotiations. After interviewing three candidates for 45 minutes each, the School … 0

Gov.’s opioid group coming to town

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The state Opioid Crisis Working Group will hold a public meeting today at Greenfield Community College, the second of four stops on a listening tour to hear from the public regarding the opioid addiction epidemic. The meeting is to be held in the GCC cafeteria, in … 0

E-cigarettes: Are they safe?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — A smoker reaches into his pocket, pulls out a cigarette and inhales that nicotine — a fix that soothes him. Yet, instead of exhaling smoke, a vapor diffuses in the air. The smoker wasn’t smoking any … 0

Where to put fourth grade?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Is this the year the fourth grade will transition back to the elementary schools? If it is, how does it look? If not, what are the next steps to take? These are some of the questions the fourth-grade configuration subcommittee is considering. On Monday, the committee … 0

Letter: Crack down on speeding

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Colrain Road has had trouble in the past with traffic. In The Recorder (Oct. 3) it was stated there were over 7,000 cars going down Colrain Road. Now, I’m sure it’s much more. They put the roundabout in. That helps traffic from Greenfield Community College get out, but … 0

Greenfield School Committee to interview business manager finalists today

Monday, March 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — The current superintendent of the Pioneer Valley Regional School District and two school business managers from Auburn and Palmer schools are vying to take on Greenfield Public School’s business management. Tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the GCTV Studio, the School Committee will interview the three finalists … 0

Part-time police academy readies influx of recruits

Monday, March 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — While seasoned, full-time police officers are in high demand, new part-time recruits are being trained by the dozen. Since 2012, the 14-week Franklin County Reserve/Intermittent Police Training Academy has offered officer training at a deep discount. … 0

No changes yet to Greenfield schools’ Extended Learning Time programs

Monday, March 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — The state education department continues to review Greenfield Public School’s Expanded Learning Time programs, and arrival and departure times at the schools have not changed. In February, the state notified the school department during its evaluation of a current three-year grant that funds the ELT programs … 0