Greenfield

Nicole Lynne of Greenfield knits on steps of the Greenfield Public Library on Wednesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell

Greenfield needs volunteers to help plan new library

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s library is ready to form a building committee that will take it through construction of a new library. Greenfield Public Library Director Ellen Boyer said the committee will serve both as a conduit for residents who want to participate in the process and to publicize an open process. She said the library will also begin its search for an architect. Mayor William Martin said he would like to see the building committee include library trustees and staff, Friends of the Greenfield Public Library, members of town government, representatives of the community, business owners and people familiar with building trades. “We’re in … 0

Greenfield Public Schools’ new website live

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Public Schools have a new website, one parents might find easier to navigate. The new gpsk12.org has individual editorial control for the district’s departments and schools, and a Twitter feed down the side of the main page. “The old website needed refreshing, it had a lot of info, but … 0

Greenfield approves $7.4M in projects

Friday, July 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town has a $7.4 million capital budget for this year and it includes $4 million for a municipal parking garage. Mayor William Martin included enough money in the budget for the town’s portion of the garage, a new marked cruiser and Tasers for the Police Department, and money to implement a municipal light plant, if voters approve it in November. … 0

Mayor’s budget goes to council vote Wednesday

Monday, June 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Heads from three of the town’s largest departments say they’ll work with the budgets the mayor has proposed for them for next year, but would most likely have to face layoffs or service cuts if their … 0

Greenfield officials like idea of creating cultural district

Monday, June 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Imagine a thriving downtown full of bustling businesses, busy restaurants, museums and performances and art venues at every turn. That’s the vision the mayor, Greenfield Business Association and several other groups and organizations have, and they … 0

Courthouse roof goes green

Monday, June 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — When courthouse renovations are complete, visitors will be able to stand in the fourth-floor lobby and look out onto a roof covered in plants. The state agency that constructs public buildings “tries to incorporate sustainability in … 0

Neighbors: Donations for homeless kids starting to roll in

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hello neighbor. Our neighbors Dean and Kim Scudder of Conway are sending one of the homeless children living in a Greenfield hotel or shelter to camp this summer. It’s the first response I’ve heard about since I told … 0

At-large Greenfield town councilor resigns

Monday, June 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — At-large Town Councilor Dalton Athey has resigned from the Town Council, citing family and work issues. “I resigned because it became obvious it was the right thing to do,” said Athey. “I’ve always taken my service … 0

104 years young, Greenfield woman honored with Boston Post Cane

Monday, June 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Until a couple of years ago, Anna “Ann” Dedinas loved baking, working in her garden and playing Bingo. The 104-year-old Lincoln Street resident is the most recent recipient of Greenfield’s Boston Post Cane, given to the … 0

Holyoke man held in alleged stomach stabbing threat

Monday, June 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — A judge ordered a Holyoke man held without bail pending a detention hearing Thursday after he allegedly menaced his ex-girlfriend with a kitchen knife, threatening to stab her in the stomach. Sandy M. Moya, 41, of Holyoke, faces charges of assault and battery on a family … 0

Sandri to sell its own gas and offer beer, wine and doughnuts at new location

Sunday, June 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — A.R. Sandri Co. has decided to add 1,200 square feet to the building it is renovating at 295 Federal St., and plans to lease that space to Dunkin’ Donuts. According to Sandri’s Chief Operating Officer Michael … 0

Should Greenfield create a cultural district? Hearing set for tonight at 6

Sunday, June 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Should Greenfield create a cultural district? A Town Council committee will hold a public hearing tonight at 6 in 114 Main St. to hear what residents, business and property owners and anyone else who’s interested have … 0

Diaper drive donations tallied

Sunday, June 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Last year’s inaugural Diaper Drive brought in 18,000 diapers, all distributed to families in need within four months. This year, the volunteers behind the effort cautiously set their sights a little higher. “Our goal was 24,000 … 0