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Nicholas R. Schauer, 19, of Sunderland was arrested Thursday morning after he reportedly threatened to carry out a "Columbine re-enactment" at Frontier Regional High School. Submitted Photo/Deerfield Police Department

Man who threatened Frontier sent to Bridgewater for evaluation

Friday, October 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — The 19-year-old Sunderland man who was arrested Thursday for threatening to “bring Columbine to Frontier” Regional School was committed to Bridgewater State Hospital for a mental health evaluation following an appearance in Greenfield District Court Friday morning. Nicholas R. Schauer will undergo a 20-day competency evaluation at the locked facility to determine whether he is able to stand … 0

Big Y plans big beer and wine expansion

Friday, October 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Big Y on the Mohawk Trail will add a Table and Vine store to its supermarket in early November — a space that will be 10 times larger than the space in which beer and wine are currently displayed. According to Mark Snow, the town’s building inspector, renovations will most likely be completed in early- to mid-November. He said Big Y … 0

Greenfield Community Farm to hold fall festival Sunday

Friday, October 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Expect goats, pumpkin painting and apple bobbing, juggling, heritage turkeys and more at the second annual Fall Farm Festival, Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Greenfield Community Farm. “The magic of it is the variety,” says Jessica Van Steensburg, co-director of Just Roots, which operates the farm. Van Steensburg, … 0

Community Meals food collections set for Saturday

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — In an effort to fill their pantry shelves before temperatures drop and the number of hungry residents increases, the Franklin County Community Meals Program will collect nonperishable food at three local grocery stores on Saturday. The three collection sites are Foster’s Supermarket, at Stop & Shop … 0

Time to dispose of dead leaves in Greenfield

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — It’s time again to dispose of all of the dead leaves in your yard and the town has several options. It is a violation of a town ordinance to rake or blow leaves onto the tree … 0

Parking permit cost increases for premium Greenfield lots

Monday, October 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — An increase in the cost of annual parking permits for spaces in the town’s four “premium” lots, continued beautification of Greenfield’s downtown area and an increase in the maximum time people can park on the east … 0

Hungry for the taste of victory

Sunday, October 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Slicing the last bit of fat off of a huge beef brisket, Tim Simnett of Attleboro carefully dipped the needle of an injection gun and a brown mix of spices, phosphorous and meat juice, lifting the … 0

Letter: Save the world

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Global warming is getting really bad and I thought a way of making people aware could be sending a letter to our local newspaper. I don’t feel people understand how bad global warming is getting. Global warming has gotten to a point where, if temperatures go up 2 … 1

Letter: Dog poop problem

Sunday, October 12, 2014

In response to the letter on Oct. 5, “Dog Lovers”: We agree that there is a problem with people not picking up after their dogs. We are dog owners and for the three years that we have had our dog, we have been walking him along the field … 0

Greenfield holiday trash collection schedule

Sunday, October 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Due to the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, the following will be the rubbish and recycling schedule: Monday’s collection will be on Tuesday. Tuesday’s collection will be on Wednesday. Wednesday’s collection will be on Thursday. Thursday’s and Friday’s collection will be on Friday. Have your rubbish … 0

Keeping watch: Security cameras aim to deter vandals from damaging Greenfield-owned property downtown

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — More than a dozen surveillance cameras now keep a quiet watch over town property downtown. “We wanted to hook up a triangle of cameras from the bottom of Bank Row to Town Hall to Energy Park,” … 2

Between GCC classes, child care, Warm the Children bridges the gap

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Being a young, single mother is difficult enough without having to juggle schoolwork and child care while being unemployed, but for Bianca Huerta that scenario is a reality. In September, however, Huerta was able to get … 0

YMCA plans clothes giveaway

Friday, October 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Each year YMCA in Greenfield members and friends clean out their closets and donate good used clothing to the Y’s Free Store. This year the Y will be holding its sixth annual Free Clothing Store next Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Organizers said they can … 0