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Parishoner and architect Pierre Belhumeur and Deacon Joe Bete look over plans for the interior renovation of the Holy Trinity Church on Main Street in Greenfield.  
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

Holy Trinity Church to get $500,000 makeover

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The interior of Holy Trinity Church on Main Street is about to get a $500,000 makeover. Deacon Channing “Joe” Bete said the Catholic church board went to parishioners in January, after deciding it was time to do some work on the interior of the church, and asked if they would be willing to contribute. “They answered us in … 0

Plastic ban proposal could go to voters this fall

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A citizens group that wants to ban plastic bags, plastic bottles and plastic foam containers in town has submitted its third proposal in a year. The petitioners — who list themselves as Glen Ayers of Davis Street, John Thompson of Davis Street, Sandra Boston of Abbott Street, Loraine Grignaffini-Gordon of Chapman … 0

Community can weigh in on BFMC Tuesday

Friday, April 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — Do you have any questions, ideas and concerns about Baystate Franklin Medical Center? The Community Health Care Initiative is holding an informal drop-in discussion to learn residents’ ideas about the local hospital on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the downtown campus of Greenfield Community College. “The Community Health Care … 0

Letter: School volunteers

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Greenfield Public Schools are fortunate to have both parents and community volunteers who share their time, skills and interests throughout the school year. Our volunteers provide students and teachers support as reading mentors, library assistants, pen pals, sports assistants, math tutors and much more. We have dedicated … 0

Giving back the support she got from Youth Programs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of six stories that shows how United Way helps the people of Franklin County. GREENFIELD — Tyanna Normandin attended 16 different schools between Franklin County and Tennessee while growing … 0

Conway farmer saved by double lung transplant

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CONWAY — John Wholey relied on a oxygen concentrator to breathe and a walker to move. His lungs were destroyed after years on his dairy farm, Wholey Cow Farm in Conway, and from chronic bronchitis. His daughter, Emily, … 0

Where there’s smoke: Battle over new Greenfield tobacco regs continues

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — While the town’s health board questions the legality of an ordinance written by a town councilor that would countermand the new tobacco regulations it recently passed, At-large Town Councilor Isaac Mass said he will not withdraw his proposal, but will consider making a few minor changes. … 0

Letter: BFMC volunteers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

When I took a part-time job last year at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in the Volunteer Services Office, I had no idea how much it would open my eyes. I am a lifelong volunteer, since childhood when my mom pulled us into community service to help on projects … 0

Letter: HTS nuns

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Larry Jubb suggested a story on the nuns of Holy Trinity School. My fourth-grade nun, Sr. Patricia Thomas (O’Connor) is alive and well at the Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke. She is 92 or 93 years old. She broke her hip last year but is alert … 0

Greenfield councilor dismayed by ‘classism’ he heard in residents’ comments on accessory apartment proposal

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — At-large Town Councilor Mark Maloni voiced dismay at what he interpreted to be expressions of classism after listening for almost two hours to the concerns of residents about a proposed ordinance that would allow homeowners in … 6

GHS will get sod fields

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — The School Building Committee has decided Greenfield school athletes will play on sod fields — a decision that disappointed the parents, coaches and students who turned out at the Tuesday’s meeting to push for a turf … 0

Of wood frogs and peepers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CORRECTION: The wood frogs were misidentified as spring peepers. GREENFIELD — With a name like “spring peeper,” those little frogs have got to be the culprit behind all that constant chirping you’ve been hearing around ponds and swamps … 0

Greenfield to study busing

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — A bus consultation company is visiting Greenfield Public Schools this week to access how the school district can make its transportation more efficient. For $7,500, School Bus Consults, will evaluate Greenfield’s system, determine whether it is using its routes efficiently and how it can cut down … 0