Nicole Desnoyers, left, Youth Supervisor at Greenfield Gardens in Greenfield, and her charges practice for an upcoming talent show at The Shea Theater on August 30th from 7-9pm.  Recorder/Paul Franz

‘Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!’

Friday, August 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Rather than relaxing by the pool, a group of Greenfield teens spent their summer cleaning parks throughout town from Hillside Park to the Green River School park to the Poet’s Seat Tower area. The teenagers from Greenfield Gardens, a section 8 apartment complex off Colrain Street, also spent the last two months raising money for cancer research. In … 0

Letter: Finding a candidate

Friday, August 22, 2014

With the election of a new governor coming up this November, I need a candidate I can support. I want to elect someone who really cares about ALL the people, not just the wealthy and powerful. I need someone who understands that our climate is changing and we humans have to power to make things either better or worse. My candidate is very … 0

Taking the stairs

Thursday, August 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Seventy-three-year-old Adele Sheperd said she isn’t thrilled that she will have to go up and down the stairs to her second floor apartment in the Weldon House while the building’s only elevator is being replaced,. But, she said, “This will give us all some good exercise ... Many of us need … 2

Sgt. Mark Williams recommended for deputy Greenfield police chief

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — If the mayor concurs with his Public Safety Commission and police chief , Sgt. Mark Williams will become the town’s first deputy police chief since Joseph LaChance retired from that job in 2004. Police Chief Robert … 0

Buckets of generosity: Franklin County police, fire get wet for ALS

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Across Franklin County, police and firefighters are getting ice cold and soaking wet — to raise awareness and money for ALS, a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. The local public safety officers … 1

Strahan could become permanent Greenfield fire chief by end of week

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — It appears the town’s provisional fire chief might become permanent by the end of the week. Mayor William Martin has received the Public Safety Commission’s recommendation to appoint Robert Strahan as the town’s permanent fire chief. Strahan, who was deputy chief until a year ago, has … 0

Belly Bus speeds up

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Franklin County families and businesses have made sure their neighbors in need won’t go hungry this summer. This year’s 10th annual Belly Bus Food Drive collected a record amount of 3,700 pounds of food and $3,044 … 0

Greenfield transit center wins architectural award

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — The John W. Olver Transit Center is one of 14 projects to receive a North American Copper in Architecture award this year for its “outstanding use of architectural copper in building design.” The building was designed … 0

Maine man arrested on OUI, gun charges

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — A Maine man was arrested on drunken driving and firearms charges after being pulled over with an unloaded gun on his passenger seat early Tuesday morning, according to police. James Marin, 29, of Waterville, Maine, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of operating … 0

Suspect arraigned on grave vandal, trespassing charges

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — A local man has been arraigned in two vandalism cases, charged with spray painting a local building and town park property, and disturbing gravesite decorations. Patrick Clark, 20, of 152 South Shelburne Road, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court Tuesday to charges of vandalizing a grave … 0

Next chapter for Greenfield High School as new classroom block to open Sept. 2

Monday, August 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Off Barr Avenue, a two-story, state-of-the-art building stands waiting. It looms over an entry courtyard reminiscent of a New England college campus. Inside, gleaming, untouched art spaces for pottery and painting, and wings for math and … 0

New England Natural Bakers not sure if it will stay in Greenfield

Monday, August 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — New England Natural Bakers wants to be in a new 60,000-square-foot factory by next summer — in whatever town offers it the best deal in the least amount of time. The 12-year-old granola company is trying … 0

Neighbors: Supermoon dazzles in Franklin County’s summer sky

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello neighbor. If you missed the “supermoon” this past weekend — it was the largest full moon of 2014 — you’ll have one last chance to see one in September. The term “supermoon” came from astrologer Richard Nolle … 0