Greenfield

Statewide arts funding increases

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — For the past six months, state Gov. Charlie Baker has tried cutting statewide arts funding. On Wednesday, the House and Senate overrode his veto and actually increased the 2016 fiscal year arts budget by about 20 percent, or $2.3 million. In total, $14.16 million will be allotted to various statewide arts councils, via grants, to support local community art projects — visual and performance, to name a few. … 0

Belly Bus Food Drive underway

Friday, July 31, 2015

School buses won’t be bringing children back to school and school lunch programs for a few weeks yet, but the annual Belly Bus food drive is rolling out on Friday to fight the summer gap. Anti-hunger workers say summer vacation is a tight time for families and food pantries, with a relatively small … 0

Weekly Town Meetings

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ashfield Board of Assessors: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Master Plan Steering Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6:15 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Assessors: Thursday 4:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Colrain Conservation Commission: Tuesday 7 p.m. in Town Office. Board of Health: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. … 0

Community is served: Greenfield meals for kids program cooking again this summer

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — School’s out but there’s still food, free, for youth who want it. The Greenfield Public School food department serves lunch and in most cases breakfast at eight open locations in town, including three schools, the Green … 0

Lunt treatment facility has Planning Board OK

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Plans for a 64-bed inpatient addiction treatment facility, the first of its kind in Franklin County for more than a decade, moved forward with a vote by the Greenfield Planning Board Tuesday night. After discussing parking and green space, the Planning Board unanimously approved a special … 0

Veterans Field to get new scoreboard

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Veterans Field is getting a new scoreboard, but not the one some would really like to erect there. Town Council has approved $16,075 to upgrade and modernize the scoreboard, which Greenfield High School Athletic Director Michael … 0

CSO on strike, barring an 11th-hour deal

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Barring a last-minute agreement in a mediation session Tuesday night, staff of nonprofit mental health agency Clinical and Support Options staff will strike today. Workers and management are at an impasse over pay and productivity requirements. Workers and the union say pay is low and quotas … 0

Ballot settled for fall Greenfield election

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — The ballot has coalesced for the fall general election and no preliminary will be needed. Voters will have two options for mayor and choices to make for Town Council representation in three of nine precincts, for the four at-large council seats and on the school committee. … 0

FRTA proposes Montague-Greenfield line cut

Monday, July 20, 2015

MONTAGUE — Riders on the Route 22 bus line between Montague and Greenfield may see changes as early as this fall if a proposal by the Franklin Regional Transit Authority to discontinue the line and combine it with the Route 32 line between Orange and Greenfield is put … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy some ice cream this week

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hello neighbor. Did you know that the origins of ice cream go way back to before ancient Roman times? Emperors would order ice be brought from mountains and covered with fruit. Over time, recipes for ices, sherbets, and … 0

Last chance to be on Greenfield’s ballot

Monday, July 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — It looks like it’s going to be a busy fall for incumbents, new candidates and the town clerk’s office, because every elected seat is up for grabs this year and there’s going to be a race … 0

Nomination papers due today in Greenfield

Monday, July 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — Voters will know by the end of the day today who they’ll have the opportunity to vote for this fall, because nomination papers are due in the town clerk’s office by 5 p.m. It appears that more than one elected seat will have three candidates this … 0

Mayor Martin seeks grant for parking garage

Monday, July 20, 2015

GREENFIELD — The mayor is once again looking for a grant from MassWorks to help pay for the town to build a municipal parking garage off Olive Street and Bank Row. Greenfield applied for a MassWorks Infrastructure Program … 0