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Recorder/Paul Franz
Peter Dudley of Greenfield talks with Alyssa Larose of the FC COG in a greened over parking space in front of the Brass Buckle on Main St in Greenfield. PARK(ing) day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform a metered parking space int a temporary public park.

PARKing Day offers info and fun

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — A parking space in the heart of the downtown will be transformed today into a public park. The town, Franklin Regional Council of Governments and Greenfield Business Association will temporarily transform a metered space on Main Street in front of the Brass Buckle as part of an annual worldwide event known as PARKing Day. The three will take … 0

Neighbors: Lots of fun and festivals this fall

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hello neighbor. What a great couple of months we have ahead of us here in the county. It’s no secret that fall is my favorite season, not only because of the brilliant color, cool temperatures and crisp apples from our local orchards, but because the county is alive with activity. Who doesn’t enjoy a day at the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival? … 0

Weldon elevator replaced and open

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents of the 109-year-old Weldon House on High Street were surprised and thrilled to learn last week that their elevator had been replaced and was up and running several weeks ahead of schedule. At the same time, some were disappointed with the new elevator, saying it’s darker and slower than the … 0

Federal Street paving scheduled for today

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Milling of Federal Street pavement from Main Street to Leonard St. is scheduled for today. No on-street parking will be allowed during paving operations, which are slated to begin at 6 a.m. Motorists are requested to seek alternate routes. There is a possibility this section of … 0

Letter: Improving school lunch

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. Traditionally, USDA had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities. Children consumed animal fat and sugary drinks, to the point where one-third have became overweight or obese. … 0

Letter: Homemade float

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Once again, the Franklin County Fair Parade was the main attraction on Federal and Main. What a great event. It was made even more special for my staff when we heard we won first prize for our carousel float. After hearing we won, I thought I should set … 0

Domestic violence in the spotlight

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — The high-profile case of a Baltimore Ravens star knocking his fiancee unconscious in an elevator is shedding light on and raising public awareness of domestic violence, a long overdue public awakening to an issue that affects every one and every part of society, local victims advocates … 0

Letter: Food for thought

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I am a senior at Four Rivers Public Charter School in Greenfield and have enjoyed my last five years of learning and growth in such an engaging and open environment. Its been an experienced unrivaled in importance in my life but it has not come without some difficulty … 0

Downtown Community Forum on Thursday

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Walking the downtown beat, officer Jason Haskins tries to make Main Street more inviting, but he needs the community’s help. This summer, he began holding monthly forums to discuss downtown’s issues and possible solutions. The next Downtown Community Forum will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in … 0

Nashs Mill Bridge, other projects will cause headaches for some

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like reducing Nashs Mill Bridge over the Green River to one lane for the next two years is going to cause some headaches for residents and travelers, especially since there is other construction going … 0

Franklin County Fair Demolition derby results

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Dinged, dented, and driven to destruction, several county residents took home trophies in the Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby at the Franklin County Fair Sunday. Paul Chapin of Greenfield won the six- and eight-cylinder feature race in the No. 27 car. Dave Tanguay of Heath came in … 0

ZBA to review first ground-mounted residential solar project

Monday, September 8, 2014

GREENFIELD — It looks like Tina Schneider of Graves Road will be the first Greenfield resident to go before the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals for a special permit to install a ground-mounted solar system in her backyard. While there is at least one residential ground-mounted solar system … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne man repairs cemetery signs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you happen to be driving along Route 2 through Charlemont, take notice of the new signs at the entrances to its three cemeteries. Les Chadwick, our neighbor from Shelburne, recently replaced the posts that hold … 0