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Greenfield

Letter: What’s the deal?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Michael Egan’s letter to the editor of Oct. 9 states, if I’m reading it correctly, that the present legislation for casinos allows them to serve free or reduced price alcoholic beverages! This should be looked into. If it is true, who wrote the legislation that facilitates drunk driving, the casinos? Where was or is our state legislators? Indifference, incompetence, greased palms? I hope The Recorder will look into this. Personally, … 0

Paid sick leave ballot question topic of public hearing today

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed state ballot Question 4 on sick leave today at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall meeting room. Question 4 proposes to entitle employees in Massachusetts to the benefits of earned sick time. If approved by state voters, Question 4 would allow workers to accrue up to 40 hours of … 0

Historians and Greenfield mayor want Wiley & Russell Dam to stay

Sunday, October 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — Though it doesn’t appear a decision will be made in the near future, people are still debating the fate of the 78-year-old timber crib dam that spans the Green River at Meridian Street. For more than six years, river stewards have advocated for the Wiley & Russell Dam’s removal to restore … 0

AG reprimands Greenfield Housing Authority for violation of Open Meeting Law

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — The state attorney general has reprimanded Greenfield Housing Authority for locking its front door during an open meeting in July and failing to post a scheduled executive session on its agenda within 48 hours of that meeting. Hassan Elzeneiny, a former Greenfield School Committee member and … 0

How can you finance a solar electric system?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — The town and its greening advocacy group will continue to shine a light on low-cost solar power Thursday by sponsoring workshops where homeowners and business owners can learn how to finance a solar electric system. “How To Finance Solar Electric Systems” will begin at 5:15 p.m. … 1

Letter: Quieter mornings on the way

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This morning, I was jarred awake at 5:15 a.m. (again) by the crashing of dumpster collection four to five houses away. Fortunately, due to the good work of the Greenfield Board of Health and our friendly local health department agent, this event will soon be a thing of … 0

Letter: Mapping Dexter Marsh

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One of the first two detailed historic maps of Greenfield center is from 1855. It tells us that Dexter Marsh probably lived just north of Olive Street. The prior map of 1852 outlines the extent of riverbank in that location below a similarly shaped building with two small … 0

Letter: A business that cares

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Recently, I made another visit to “Looky Here,” located on Chapman Street in Greenfield. I had spotted a beautiful little dresser while going past and quickly pulled over to investigate. I already had been in the store a couple of times and I already knew the proprietor was … 0

GCC is recognized for excellence in manufacturing training, education

Monday, October 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College was designated a Platinum Education Center Friday by Tooling U-SME, a leader in manufacturing training and development. It was among six community and technical colleges nationwide to receive the recongition. The Tooling U-SME Platinum Education Center (TUPEC) awards are presented to educational facilities … 0

Police looking for car after Greenfield motorcycle crash

Monday, October 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are on the lookout for a car that allegedly caused an accident that sent a Leyden motorcyclist to the hospital Sunday night. Monday, Bruce P. Zimmerman, 56, of 92 Brattleboro Road, Leyden, was listed as treated and released from Baystate Franklin Medical Center. Capt. Andrew … 0

Neighbors: Enjoy autumn while you can

Monday, October 6, 2014

Hello neighbor. Can you believe it? The leaves are falling from the trees as the crisp days of fall nudge us toward the bitter chill of winter. There are only three full moons left this year: the Full … 0

Greenfield DPW boss resigns

Monday, October 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — After 19 months on the job, the town’s public works boss has taken a job in the private sector, leaving the town to search once again for a new director. Arthur Baker took the Greenfield job in March 2013, when longtime Department of Public Works Director … 0

No one injured in courthouse construction accident

Monday, October 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — A courthouse construction mishap sent workers running for cover Monday, though none was hurt. “(Monday morning) at the construction site on the Greenfield Courthouse a pre-tied rebar wall broke loose from a crane that was hoisting … 0