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Greenfield Mayor William Martin in his office in the town hall

Could be another six to 12 months before Greenfield big box project moves forward

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — Almost four years and three months after a Connecticut developer was given the “go-ahead” to build a big box discount department store on French King Highway, the town is still waiting. It appears Greenfield will continue to wait for at least another six to 12 months while another court reviews the appeal filed by abutters who don’t want the project to be built. The state Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that its seven judges will decide where an appeal filed by abutters shortly after the Planning Board issued a special permit for the project on May 5, 2011, will be heard. The appeal … 0

Neighbors: Visit your local farmers market

Monday, July 27, 2015

Hello neighbor. Farmers markets are going strong throughout the county this summer. I’m not going to mention any in particular, because most of you know where they are, especially if you’ve got one in your town. What I want to talk about today is why you should visit one or two or more. Visiting a farmers market is a way of enjoying the … 0

Bystanders rescue officer from sinkhole

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Police Department on Monday publicly thanked two Barton Road neighbors who saved an officer from a water-filled sinkhole created when a car struck a fire hydrant. A statement released by the department on social media quoted officer Megan Gilbert as saying she did not know nor want to think … 0

Mayor: As county’s hub, Greenfield should step up and deal with drug problem by allowing detox center

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin says he believes the former Lunt Silversmiths factory off Federal Street is the best place for a proposed drug detox and rehab center. “Think about who we are,” Martin told neighbors of the … 1

‘He always had a smile’: Improve-A-Home owner Larry Jubb Jr. dies; remembered for his dedication to family, community

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Lawrence “Larry” Arthur Jubb Jr. is remembered by family and friends as a prominent local businessman with a contagious laugh who was “willing to give the shirt off his back” for anyone who needed it. Jubb, … 1

Proof prayer works in 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Unity in the Pioneer Valley (UPV), then on Arch Street in Greenfield, was faced with a dilemma in January 2015. The congregation was quickly outgrowing the 49-person occupancy that the city inspectors had determined was the … 0

Greenfield has grand plans for $825,000 grant

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town has been awarded $825,000 in community development money, which it will use to design a new senior center, purchase land where Greenfield hopes to someday build housing for veterans, feed seniors and low-income families, improve the facades of some downtown buildings and help homeowners … 0

Weekly Town Meetings, July 20-25

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ashfield Board of Health: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Assessors: Wednesday 11 a.m. in Town Hall. Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Buckland Special town meeting: Monday 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Hawlemont Regional School Committee: Tuesday 4:30 p.m. in Hawlemont. Colrain … 0

GCC Foundation raises over $1 million

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — Thanks to the strong annual fund support amounting to $1.1 million from 1,016 businesses and individuals, Greenfield Community College Foundation will continue to “invest in students and create a future” for students and the school. Along … 0

Greenfield man charged in antique shop smash-and-grab

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — A man who allegedly stole nearly $9,000 worth of coins during a break-in at Whitney Hill Antiques last September was brought up on burglary charges Friday. Steven Sommer, 50, of Greenfield, pleaded innocent in Greenfield District Court to charges of breaking and entering a building at … 0

Residents concerned about locating 64-bed detox center at former Lunt property

Thursday, July 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s Planning Board heard over and over for more than two hours Thursday that most people in Greenfield are in favor of having a drug detox and rehab center there — just not in their backyard. Abutters to the former Lunt Silversmiths property, where the … 1

Plastic ban likely headed to voters

Thursday, July 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — It looks like voters will decide this fall whether Greenfield will be the first community in the state to ban plastic bags, single-serve plastic water bottles and plastic foam containers in one fell swoop. This week, Town Council voted for the second time in about 18 … 0

Neighbors: Reunion planned on Catamount Hill in Colrain

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Hello neighbor. The 29th Quinquennial Reunion of families who settled Catamount Hill, an historic section of Colrain, will be held Aug. 1 at Colrain Central School, 22 Jacksonville Road. The gathering will begin at 10 a.m. and there will be a guided hike on Catamount Hill on Aug. … 0