Greenfield

The Greenfield fireworks display at Beacon Field in front of Poet’s Seat Tower on Sunday night. 
Recorder file photo/Matt Burkhartt

Greenfield officials, crowd pleased with fireworks display

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — There wasn’t a bad seat from Beacon to Lunt fields as the sky above Poet’s Seat Tower lit up with colorful fireworks late Sunday night. “I had goose bumps,” said Greenfield Recreation Department Director Christy Moore. “I was particularly blown away by the finale. The entire show was impressive.” Spectators who had gathered at Beacon Field, on the field behind the middle school and on the three Lunt ballfields screamed, hooted, hollered and applauded when the last of the finale’s shells disappeared in the night sky. The town got what it hoped for this year as Atlas Pyrovision Productions Inc. of Jaffrey, N.H., … 0

‘We’re dying’: Police report 3 opioid overdose-related deaths in last 2 weeks

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — People are continuing to die of heroin, about as many in the last few weeks as in some previous years. “We’re dying,” said RECOVER Project Director Linda Sarage. The RECOVER Project, on Federal Street, is a peer-to-peer addiction recovery community. “Our safe places don’t feel safe. We’ve had the Grapevine, we’ve had recovery homes, this opioid epidemic has now crept into … 0

Local agency sending Greenfield homeless kids to summer camp

Monday, July 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — Homeless children living with their families in Greenfield hotels and shelters will have the opportunity to go to camp this year for at least two weeks each. Rural Development Inc., a nonprofit in Turners Falls that reached out to the community last month for some financial help, has raised enough money to send all of the camp-aged children to the Greenfield … 0

Greenfield council passes $46.5M budget

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — It took Town Council about an hour to pass a $46.5 million budget for next year. The only discussion came early in the night, when At-large Councilor Isaac Mass made a motion, which failed, to cut $21,000 from the building inspector’s budget. Building Inspector Mark Snow … 0

Tech school projects passed

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday was the decisive day for the Franklin County Technical School’s roof project, with dire weather predictions and polls open for a districtwide vote to repair the roof and replace aging windows, doors and pavement. Voters didn’t turn … 0

Greenfield welcomes new surgeon

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Dr. Savitri Rambissoon, a general surgeon, has recently joined Baystate Medical Practices — Greenfield Surgery. A magna cum laude graduate of American University, Rambissoon completed her medical degree at McGill University Medical School, Montreal. She completed … 0

Letter: News bias

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

John Bos in his My Turn stated “Every news organization is biased in one way or another.” So I would say Jan Norris is correct in that PBS, NPR, NBC, CNN and MSNBC are all left bias. I can say Fox News does lean to the right. What … 0

Local banks warn of increased fraud

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Some local banks are warning customers of increased fraud. Greenfield Savings Bank’s Facebook page alerted visitors this week that the bank will be tightening debit card security for transactions in the eastern part of the state, and asking customers traveling east of Worcester to contact the … 0

Pale Circus shop shuttering business Sat.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — After almost three years in business, a small vintage store on the south side of Main Street is closing. According to the store’s Facebook page, Pale Circus will close its doors after business on Saturday. Until … 0

Vermont fugitive sought on train

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — Three police cars were waiting for the Amtrak passenger train from Brattleboro when it pulled up to the platform at 1:20 Tuesday afternoon. Three Greenfield police officers searched the two of five passenger cars in use … 0

Eversource upgrades continue

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Work is continuing on a 2.8-mile stretch of an Eversource powerline in Greenfield, where crews have been replacing lattice poles with double-circuit monopoles, extending from Mountain Road through Highland Park to Hope Street and beyond. The work is … 0

Mayor’s budget goes to council vote Wednesday

Monday, June 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Heads from three of the town’s largest departments say they’ll work with the budgets the mayor has proposed for them for next year, but would most likely have to face layoffs or service cuts if their … 0

Greenfield officials like idea of creating cultural district

Monday, June 22, 2015

GREENFIELD — Imagine a thriving downtown full of bustling businesses, busy restaurants, museums and performances and art venues at every turn. That’s the vision the mayor, Greenfield Business Association and several other groups and organizations have, and they … 0