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Cars sit at the intersection of Main and Federal Streets in Greenfield Wednesday afternoon. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

Greenfield looking for fix to long traffic lights

Friday, August 28, 2015

GREENFIELD — A town councilor is leading the crusade to fix Greenfield’s traffic lights before someone gets hurt. “People sit through two or three cycles at some of the town’s intersections, and they get very impatient,” said Precinct 5 Councilor Penny Ricketts. “I’ve seen people blow through red lights because they’ve waited too long. I don’t want to see someone … 2

100 years of memories ... and lots of tears: Alumni tour of Newton School brings stories of classmates, the ‘marvelous’ Ms. Carney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Many of the 37 alumni who turned out to tour Newton School, celebrating its 100th year and opening its doors to students Sept. 2 and 4, remembered their own first days of school, and the tears. Louise Mroz, who attended the school from 1925 to 1932, said she doesn’t recognize anything … 0

Neighbors: New book tells story of 1896 Trolley No. 10

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hello, neighbor. Over the past week, there’s been a lot of activity at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum at 14 Depot St. Visitors have been busy signing a copy of the “Little Yellow Trolley,” a book that follows the history of the 1896 Trolley No. 10. It was written by museum member Marie … 0

Council OKs money move for tax relief

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s property owners will get a little relief when the town sets its tax rate this fall. Mayor William Martin got his way Wednesday night when the Town Council voted to use $1.4 million in … 1

Relishing their growth: 3-year grant planted seeds for success for local food programs

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — A three-year, $284,000 federal grant has yielded a bumper crop of results, agreed all four recipients of the community food program that the money funded. State and federal officials who gathered Wednesday at Just Roots Community … 0

No evacuations in Hope Street gas leak Wednesday

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — The report of a gas leak by a pedestrian Wednesday evening led to a section of Hope Street being closed while the Fire Department investigated. According to Capt. Andrew Garvin, a leak was discovered at 72 Hope St., near the former Winterland club. He said Berkshire … 0

Tree ordinance inches closer

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Before the end of summer, Town Council will discuss whether to pass an ordinance that will do a little more than Greenfield already does to protect and preserve trees on public land. Ordinance co-author Nancy Hazard … 0

Former town councilor Singer back on board for 4 months

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — Former Town Council President David Singer will return to the council next month and serve until Jan. 1. Singer will fill the vacant at-large seat left by Dalton Athey earlier this summer, when he resigned from … 0

Greenfield crash sends one to hospital

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — A woman was sent to the hospital with neck and back injuries after her vehicle was rear-ended on Mountain Road Wednesday afternoon. Police said the woman was traveling north and stopped to take a left to … 0

Letter: Done with the Patriots

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The football season is firing up for another season. Goodbye Tom Brady, goodbye the Patriots and goodbye Bob Kraft. I shall not waste my time watching crybabies and cheaters. Anyone who lies, cheats and destroys any evidence that might incriminate their wrongdoing does not belong in organized professional … 0

Plastic ban, detox center top council agenda

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Plastic bag and container bans and a contract to run a drug rehabilitation center on Federal Street on the Town Council’s plate tonight. The council has been asked to consider whether three nonbinding ballot questions about … 0

Mayor seeks $1.4M to keep down tax rate

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The mayor is looking for another way to bring some relief to Greenfield taxpayers by asking Town Council to approve using $1.4 million in rainy day funds to hold down the tax rate that will be … 0

‘Frankenstein’ travels from Greenfield to Scotland

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Greenfield-based Eggtooth Productions has brought its theatrical adaptation of “Frankenstein” halfway around the world to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where it’s getting strong praise from international reviewers. The production premiered at the vacant First National … 0