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Alchemystics frontman Ras Jahn Bullock gestures to the crowd Saturday during the Strangecreek Campout music festival in Greenfield.
Recorder/David Rainville

Thousands settle in for music, fun at Strangecreek

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Strangecreek Campout kicked off the New England summer music festival season over the weekend, but if you only stayed for the music, you missed half the fun. To get the most of the three-night festival, you had to put down stakes and stay for the long haul. The main-stage alone goes until 11 p.m., after-hours acts perform in camp cabins and acoustic guitars and drum circles can be found by the fire at any hour. Nearly 10,000 people came from all over New England and beyond for the jam-band festival, according to those working for the festival’s organizer, Wormtown Trading Co. It’s … 1

Greenfield native fixed planes during WWII

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Elizabeth “Betty” (Grader) Stange still looks to the sky each time she sits outside her home in Florida, and she dreams about the day she flew her uncle’s plane into Turners Falls Airport. A Greenfield native, Stange was born 98 years ago today and grew up on Silver Street, graduating from Greenfield High … 0

Proposed ordinance amendment on public demonstrations appears dead

Sunday, May 24, 2015

GREENFIELD — A proposal to alter how the town regulates public demonstrations, picketing and other mass assemblies on public property appears to have died in committee. At-large Town Councilor Isaac Mass presented the proposed changes, but after some discussion by the Council Appointments and Ordinances Committee and comments by the public, the committee has decided to explore other options, Chairman Alfred Siano said. … 0

Theater companies making Greenfield home

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Not one, but two theater companies are raising the curtain on shifting their focus to Greenfield in coming weeks, setting the stage for what both say could be part of a cultural renaissance in town. It’s … 0

Fire destroys garage, damages home on Silver Street in Greenfield

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A fire completely destroyed a barn-style garage and damaged part of the back of a Silver Street residence Wednesday evening. Patrick Collins, who owns the home along with his wife Jane, said he heard a popping … 0

Two go to hospital after stabbing on Conway St.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — A stabbing outside a local convenience store sent two people to the hospital Wednesday night. Police were dispatched to Calls Corner store on Conway Street just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, where an altercation reportedly led to a stabbing. Emergency medical personnel were seen caring for one … 0

Path to education

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Sixty joyful first-graders graduated Wednesday from a “Walk to College” collaborative program between Federal Street School and Greenfield Community College. Each child received a Certificate of Completion, congratulating them for “developing new healthy learning habits.” There … 0

Greenfield DPW: More money needed to prevent tree loss

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — An American elm on Pierce Street, the focal point of a tree hearing Tuesday, appears to be safe, but the DPW director told residents the town is facing lean years for tree-cover unless more money is … 0

Montague man gets 2½ years for vehicular homicide

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Guilty of vehicular homicide that claimed the life of an 83-year-old motorist, Aaron Stark was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday after Judge Edward McDonough sentenced the young Deerfield man to 2½ years in the Franklin County House of Correction, one year to be … 0

Residents: Greenfield could be state leader in biomass regulation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — A dozen Franklin County residents believe the town would become a leader in the state if it adopts a proposed ordinance that would regulate large-scale wood-burning power plants and ban waste-to-energy plants. At the final public hearing on the biomass ordinance on Tuesday, held by the … 0

Creative Economy Summit at GCC Friday

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — The 2015 Creative Economy Summit is a day-long regional event Friday at Greenfield Community College designed to increase the capacity and success of the creative industries in western Massachusetts. The summit is open to all members of the creative sector and will provide the opportunity to … 0

Greenfield seniors demand change

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Senior Center Director Hope Macary knows when she turns on the air conditioner this summer to cool the senior citizens that visit the center on High Street, water will seep through the ceiling. Mold spores will … 0

Bike vs. SUV, cyclist hurt, SUV damaged

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — A bicyclist collided with the side of an SUV at the intersection of the Mohawk Trail and River Street Wednesday afternoon, crumpling the door of the vehicle and breaking the window and sending the cyclist to … 0