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Greenfield

Creative economy requires space for artists

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you think it’s hard finding a new place to live, try finding an affordable place where you can weld metal sculpture, paint, fire up pottery kilns, set up seasonal “pop-up” shops or rehearse your heavy metal rock band at night. “Artists tend to look for places to make art before they look for their own housing,” says Suzanne LoManto, director of the Turners Falls RiverCulture. A painter … 0

Green power program to launch January

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — Residents can expect to save $72 while businesses can expect to save $144 this year on their electric bill because of the new Greenfield Light and Power Program. On Jan. 1, the Greenfield Community Light and Power will offer 100 percent green electricity to residential and commercial utility customers at a lower price than Western Massachusetts Electric Co.’s 2015 electricity prices. … 0

Warm the Children helps family be ready for winter ahead

Friday, November 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — When Precious Burwell moved from New Jersey to Greenfield seven years ago, she and her three children weren’t exactly prepared for New England’s frigid, snowy winters. Burwell said she decided to move to Massachusetts because of the quality of health care that she could receive for her children. With a set … 0

Munson St. residents note some reduction in traffic, speeding

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Since neighbors convened a community meeting on traffic and speeding issues along Munson Street in September, town leaders and residents have noticed some progress. Much of the progress in addressing foot traffic and speeding vehicles along Munson Street has been due to efforts of the Franklin … 0

A People’s Pint Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you don’t have family in the area, don’t feel like cooking a three-course meal or don’t have the means to cook up a hearty meal, the People’s Pint is opening its doors to you on Thanksgiving. For its second year, the People’s Pint on Federal … 0

End of his shift

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — A lot has changed since David Payant joined the police force nearly 32 years ago. “We went to a lot of bar fights back then, and when we showed up, people wanted to fight us,” he … 0

‘We need to remember to honor vets’

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — “Do not confuse a war with its warriors and never again disrespect our veterans,” said Dr. William Doyle, who spoke on Veterans Day about his time serving the country during the Vietnam era. Families stood chatting … 0

Greenfield sells more properties; puts them back on tax roll

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Redevelopment of four more town-owned properties will most likely begin within the next year. The town auctioned off four houses and 13 lots on Friday and put all of those properties back on the town’s tax rolls. The properties were taken by the town for nonpayment … 0

Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ episode draws mixed reviews

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Featuring the words of locals and with shots of Turners Falls’ crumbling factory buildings and Greenfield in the rain, Sunday’s episode of the CNN travel show “Parts Unknown” held up Greenfield in particular as an archetype of the … 1

Greenfield’s covered bridge reopens Thursday

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town’s 42-year-old covered bridge on Eunice Williams Drive will reopen to vehicle traffic for the first time in 12 years on Thursday. Town officials will mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. A front-page story Tuesday incorrectly reported what day the ceremony … 0

Documentary about World War II vets, memorial today at GCC

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — To honor veterans, Greenfield Community College Veterans Center, Student Veterans Network Club, Hospice of Franklin County, and the National Center for Death Education are hosting a public screening today of “Honor Flight: The Movie” from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Cohn Dining Commons on the … 0

Former Chicopee mayor to head DPW temporarily

Monday, November 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — The former four-term mayor of Chicopee will temporarily lead the town’s Department of Public Works as it makes several transitions this year. Michael Bissonnette is expected to accept the position as interim director of the DPW for the next six months for $90,300. He is replacing … 0

Greenfield’s covered bridge to reopen Thursday

Monday, November 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — For the first time in 12 years, vehicles will be able to cross over the Green River on Eunice Williams Drive on Thursday. After being removed from its abutments for six months and being closed to … 0