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Full Opioid Task Force meeting Tuesday

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region will hold a full-group meeting Tuesday. Dr. Ruth Potee will speak on the physiology of addiction. Potee, of Valley Medical Group, treats addiction in her general practice and as medical director for the Franklin County House of Corrections and medical adviser to the Task Force. Liz Whynott of the Tapestry Health needle exchange program will present on the topic of overdose prevention. The meeting is open to the public. Task Force Director Marisa Hebble asks that attendees email her at marisa@opioidtaskforce.org to register. The Opioid Task Force is a locally grown … 0

Greenfield holiday week trash schedule

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Due to the 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 collections will be on Friday. It is important to have the rubbish and recycling curbside by 7 a.m. … 0

Greenfield woman badly burned; neighbor comes to her rescue

Thursday, May 21, 2015

GREENFIELD — Kevin Haley of 7 Park St. said a crash from downstairs caught his attention Wednesday night around 10:30, sending him downstairs to find his neighbor badly burned and her apartment beginning to catch fire. “I heard a crash, and I know the people in my building, I knew she was elderly, … 0

Montague man gets 2½ years for vehicular homicide

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Guilty of vehicular homicide that claimed the life of an 83-year-old motorist, Aaron Stark was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday after Judge Edward McDonough sentenced the young Deerfield man to 2½ years in the Franklin County House of Correction, one year to be … 0

Residents: Greenfield could be state leader in biomass regulation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — A dozen Franklin County residents believe the town would become a leader in the state if it adopts a proposed ordinance that would regulate large-scale wood-burning power plants and ban waste-to-energy plants. At the final public hearing on the biomass ordinance on Tuesday, held by the … 0

Creative Economy Summit at GCC Friday

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — The 2015 Creative Economy Summit is a day-long regional event Friday at Greenfield Community College designed to increase the capacity and success of the creative industries in western Massachusetts. The summit is open to all members of the creative sector and will provide the opportunity to … 0

Greenfield seniors demand change

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Senior Center Director Hope Macary knows when she turns on the air conditioner this summer to cool the senior citizens that visit the center on High Street, water will seep through the ceiling. Mold spores will … 0

Bike vs. SUV, cyclist hurt, SUV damaged

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — A bicyclist collided with the side of an SUV at the intersection of the Mohawk Trail and River Street Wednesday afternoon, crumpling the door of the vehicle and breaking the window and sending the cyclist to … 0

Parents petition against proposed YMCA Child Watch changes

Monday, May 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Parents wishing to drop their kids off at the YMCA Child Watch program will have to sign up ahead of time, pay a small fee and their kids will have to be at least 9 months old, according to a new proposal the community gym is … 0

Green River House to hold annual mental health wellness fair

Monday, May 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — For 10 years, Suzanne Grimard had worked for Verizon as a directory assistance operator until the company closed its Greenfield office in 2008. The Greenfield resident began working several temp jobs, while searching for a full-time … 0

Police: ‘premier’ dealer arrested on drug charges

Monday, May 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two men pleaded not guilty to heroin charges Monday and two more may be summoned to court on related drug charges after an alleged hand-to-hand drug sale in broad daylight on Main Street Saturday. Denzell C. Cameron, 23, with a Springfield address and Greenfield job as … 1

Letter: Here’s what I think

Monday, May 11, 2015

To Mayor William Martin: I read the article in The Recorder, written by Anita Fritz, from the Board of Health. It was about what age a person has to be to buy a tobacco product, and what store can sell a certain product or not. Did the director … 0

Letter: Police assistance

Monday, May 11, 2015

Several nights ago (2 a.m.), my cat crawled inside our couch and got caught in the mechanism that raises the foot rest. All our efforts to free her failed. Desperate, we called the police. Two officers came to help, and when they arrived, our cat had managed to … 0