Greenfield

Recorder file photo/Beth Reynolds
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Greenfield will celebrate Independence Day on Sunday with live music and fireworks at Beacon Field. The rain date is Monday. You can get more details on this and other celebrations under “Fourth of July” in our calendar. Pictured, the 2013 fireworks.

Bigger bang: Fireworks display expected to be longer and better this year

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town is about to get “the best” fireworks display it has ever seen, according to the mayor and the town’s recreation director. Mayor William Martin said the New Hampshire company that short-changed Greenfield for the past three or four years has come to an agreement with the town and promised a “most spectacular show” on Sunday on Beacon Field below Poet’s Seat Tower. Atlas PyroVision Productions Inc. Vice President Matt Shea the fireworks display will be comparable to the town’s Winter Carnival display this past February, but will be much bigger and more exciting. “The Winter Carnival show lasted about 12 minutes,” … 0

Hospital get $450K for surgical wing: 2 donations bring total to $3.5M

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center just got two big donations toward its campaign to raise $5 million locally for its new surgical wing. Greenfield Savings Bank made a commitment of $250,000 and the Baystate Franklin Auxiliary pledged $200,000. These gifts bring the total raised to date to $3.5 million, with the campaign well on track toward reaching its $5 million goal in … 0

Greenfield buys stage for events, rentals

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — Two years ago, when Greenfield officials discussed ways to make the town’s parks safer, especially Hillside Park, which was having problems with illegal activities, someone suggested that Greenfield have more events in them, like concerts and with that suggestion came another — the town should buy a stage. The $105,406 mobile … 0

Weekly Town Meeting List, June 22 to 27

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Finance Committee: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Conservation Commission: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Tuesday … 0

Greenfield named ‘Playful City’ four years running

Friday, June 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — With hopscotch sidewalks, structured recess programs, lots of parks, a splash pad, townwide play days and dozens of recreation programs, why wouldn’t Greenfield be chosen as a “playful city” for the fourth year in a row? … 0

Letter: Positive service

Friday, June 19, 2015

I live on Conway Street in Greenfield and a huge tree that’s been leaning over our power lines for years finally came down. It brought the lines right down on our trailer. We still had power to the house but you could touch the wires, on a Saturday … 0

Interim hospital president plans to keep striving for improvement

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — As chief medical officer and now interim president and CEO of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Dr. Thomas Higgins is responsible for both the quality of care and the big-picture management of a 91-bed hospital and associated … 0

Greenfield passes first local biomass law in state

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town has passed the state’s first local ordinance strictly regulating — and in some cases banning — large-scale wood-burning power plants and other waste-to-energy plants from being built in Greenfield. Opponents of such projects are … 0

Weight lifting match Saturday at GCC

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The jet pack is still a few years off, but you can always defy gravity by lifting heavy objects. Greenfield Community College hosts a weight lifting competition Saturday. GCC hosts the American Powerlifting Association and World Powerlifting Alliance’s 16th annual Baystate Open competition this year because … 0

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

Greenfield raises tobacco purchase age on July 1

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Eighteen-year-olds will no longer be able to buy tobacco products legally in Greenfield as of July 1. On that date, the health board’s new tobacco regulations will go into effect, and that means the legal age … 0

Accident at intersection of Federal and Silver

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — Everyone is OK after a head-on collision on Silver Street Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. According to Greenfield Police, a light blue Honda Fit travelling west on Silver Street passed around a vehicle … 0

Math & Science Academy meeting venue changed

Thursday, June 18, 2015

GREENFIELD — The location for the special Greenfield School Committee meeting to discuss plans to divide and move the Math and Science Academy has changed again. The meeting is now to be held in the Greenfield Middle School library, per the agenda posted online Tuesday. The date and … 0