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Letter: Quite neighborly

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, my dog Leroy went up behind my building and down the railroad tracks. He had never left my side before, but just happened to be drawn away. After calling him for about an hour, I hear dogs barking near the Conway residence. My first interactive with one of many caring people in Greenfield. My second was to the opposite side of Greenfield Ford behind Athens Pizza. … 0

Letter: The tire story

Monday, September 22, 2014

The front page of the Sept.17 Recorder features a photo and an article about a “recently discovered” sea of tires near the Deerfield River behind Colorado Avenue. Later in the article it is noted that these have been discovered and re-discovered several times in the past, as the tires have been there since the late ’70s. We feel a need to point out … 0

Police work puts him in the schools

Sunday, September 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Throughout the hallways at Greenfield High School, Richard Brook works to diffuse bullying, quell potential fights and provide security plans while simultaneously building bridges between the community and police. As school resource officer, Brook serves as liaison for the Greenfield police in the schools. Whether it is providing discipline or providing … 0

2 going to Wormtown charged in drug case

Friday, September 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two Springfield residents were arrested by Greenfield Police just after midnight Friday after a routine traffic stop turned up a large amount of drugs, including cocaine, marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms. Felix Caban, 27, of 76 Sunapee … 0

The twists & turns of history: the Mohawk Trail marks 100 years

Friday, September 12, 2014

What do Metacomet the warrior, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benedict Arnold and Henry David Thoreau have in common? They all traveled the route that would become the Mohawk Trail — back in the days when the hairpin turn and other … 1

Neighbors: Volunteer to serve the low-income and homeless

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. I’d like to give another perfect example of neighbors helping neighbors. Stone Soup Cafe will be holding a volunteer appreciation gathering on Sept. 19 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Main and Hope streets from 7 to 9 p.m. where there’s going to be a … 0

Opioid Task Force to meet next week

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The re-named Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region holds its first full meeting since spring next week, and its members haven’t been idle in that time. “We’re kind of turning the next corner on this thing,” said Franklin County Register of … 0

No easy answers

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — If there were simple solutions to downtown’s issues, they wouldn’t be problems in Everytown, USA, according to Greenfield Police officer Jason Haskins. That’s why Haskins holds monthly forums to bring the community together to brainstorm and … 0

Baystate Franklin’s kitchen staff transitions to trailer to make meals

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — In a seamless transition, Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s kitchen staff has adapted a 650-meal-per-day operation to a small trailer by the hospital’s entrance off Sanderson Street. The Food and Nutrition Department has been working from the … 0

Valuable coins taken in Main St. smash-and-grab

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — In just seconds, a burglar bashed through two front doors at a Main Street antiques store early Thursday morning and snatched a case of valuable rare coins. At about 6:08 a.m., the thief smashed the glass … 0

Al Norman earns elder advocacy award

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — An advocate of elder rights for 34 years, Al Norman of Grinnell Street is being recognized for his lifetime of work in supporting issues that keep elders economically secure, living at home and engaged in life. The Massachusetts Association of Older Americans is honoring Norman with … 0

Greenfield Middle School rewards attendance

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Before 7:45 a.m., this school year, Principal Gary Tashjian passes out GMS Bucks to the stream of students arriving on time for school. The students can then use the pretend money to buy items from the … 0

School Committee votes to go with PARCC

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield students will likely be among those across the state to take the newest generation of high-stakes standardized tests this year after the School Committee voted in favor of the PARCC in a close 4-3 vote. The School Committee voted Wednesday night to request grades 3 … 0