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The area including the Hapco building and adjacent parking lot off of Olive Street in Greenfield is the site of a proposed parking garage. 
Recorder/Paul Franz

Gov. OKs $5M for parking garage

Friday, April 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Plans for a downtown parking garage apparently can move forward from a decades-old idea into reality, possibly within the next two years. A joint Senate and House committee this week approved a $5 million earmark for a municipal parking structure, envisioned off Olive Street, as part of a statewide transportation bond bill signed by Gov. Deval Patrick Friday. … 0

Body in river identified as Greenfield man

Friday, April 18, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The identity of the dead man pulled from the Connecticut River April 19 has been identified. The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has identified the man as Stephen Bradley, 28, of Greenfield. Area police had been looking for Bradley since Jan. 26, when Erving Police found his car parked at the end of the French King Bridge, along with his keys and … 0

Tree crew

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Greenfield school board OKs 4.7% budget increase

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Committee has approved a budget that increases spending by 4.7 percent from last year, even with Mayor William Martin, the school board’s chairman, stating he plans to allocate a smaller amount. Member John Lunt said that the school board should vote on whatever … 0

‘Nothing you put on social media is private’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Panelists at a Law Day event at Greenfield Community College on Thursday made their point crystal clear to local high school students in attendance: Nothing you post on social media is private. “If you’re on the … 2

3 candidates in Greenfield’s Precinct 5 preliminary election Tuesday, April 15

Saturday, April 12, 2014

There are three candidates running for Greenfield’s Precinct 5 Town Council seat. In Tuesday’s preliminary election, voters will choose two of them to advance to the June annual election. You can read the profiles of each candidate by clicking on the names below. John Lyford Penny Ricketts Robert … 0

Closing arguments today in Sutton trial

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — If a jury is to convict Corey Sutton of shooting his ex-girlfriend’s nephew, they must agree that Sutton did not act in self- defense. Three days of testimony and evidence, however, have failed to produce two … 0

Neighbors: Montague police chief named Elk’s “Citizen of the Year”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Chip Dodge, who happens to be Montague’s police chief, and who recently received the “Citizen of the Year” award from the Montague Elks. Chip told me that he was surprised, honored and … 0

Chapman, Davis municipal parking lot gets makeover

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The municipal parking lot on Chapman and Davis streets will be closed to the public for at least the next two months as the town repaves it, builds new sidewalks there, and does some landscaping. The … 0

Only Precinct 5 to vote in Greenfield’s preliminary election on Tuesday

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — It is only voters from Precinct 5 who will vote in the preliminary election on Tuesday, which is being held to decide which two of the three Town Council candidates will vie for the precinct seat. Former Greenfield firefighter John Lyford, local activist Penny Ricketts and … 0

Greenfield students to showcase short films at GHS tonight

Thursday, April 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Student filmmakers, ranging in age from 5 to 18, will share their original work tonight at the Greenfield public school fourth annual film festival. The event begins at 6:30 in the high school auditorium. The public is welcome and admission is free. A screening committee reviewed … 0

Letter: Money-saving vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Greenfield could save $4,000 if we had Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) also known as Ranked Choice Voting. On April 15, there will be a Precinct 5 preliminary election to narrow the field of three council candidates down to two. With IRV, we could avoid the preliminary election and … 0

Letter: The Erving election

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I wish to support Bill Pease for the current Board of Selectmen position. I have lived all of my life and I have been a business owner for over 34 years in the Town of Erving. I feel the Board of Selectmen and town government in general needs … 0