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Although this proposal may have saved medicaid millions in dollars, it will largely affect seniors who wants to maintain their quality of life and independence by aging in place. And although MA ranked second among states for the lowest incidence of obesity in America’s Health Rankings, they have the most numerous cases of cancer in terms of age bracket based on long-term care information at, this budget cut will therefore affect individuals with chronic illness who wished to be cared at home. It may have helped the government but the public, particularly the seniors will surely suffer from this cuts. ...(full comment)

Area elders face cuts

I don't know if you know about our Coalition to improve public transportation and support additional funding to FRTA. Our meetings are in Turners falls and right off the bus line, shouldn't be to hard for folks to get to. One of the things we would like to see is Saturday Bus's. Please come or a least join our face book Group.Thanks Folks Transportation Justice for Franklin County Mass ...(full comment)

FRTA bus fares free for Black Friday

OUCH !!! ...(full comment)

Letter: Missed, made my points

Sounds like good news. Would be nice to have some details about the ConEd program--why selected, what it comprises, where its headquartered etc. Does the municipal aggregate include only Greenfield or is the town one of many others in the aggregate? ...(full comment)

Green power program to launch January

I wonder how other towns in the area deal with this problem? ...(full comment)

Sticky situation: Wet wipes gumming up Deerfield’s wastewater plant

I have never known a rural town as obsessed with parking lots/spaces as Greenfield. Given the dearth of retail, cultural organizations or nightclubs downtown, it's hard to imagine needing more than a few dozen spaces at any one time--much less the hundreds available everywhere. Let's focus on finding a reason to come downtown, shall we? ...(full comment)

Greenfield plan calls for changes to downtown parking lot permits

All of us down in South Deerfield are looking forward to the return of Jerry's Place. Hey, who knew we'd have a reason to look forward to Monday! ...(full comment)

Jerry’s Place to reopen on Monday

You have a point. A better idea may be to drop all current religious holiday schedules in public schools, and offer a certain number of excused absences for every kid celebrating any holiday. That way, your/ my kid doesn't have to miss class because your/my kid chooses to. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Board flunks answer to holidays request

Concerning the Lamson and Goodnow complex, has anyone involved considered contacting Artspace Projects, in Minneapolis? They have a fantastic track record for more urban development for artist live-work and retail space...but I'm wondering if a smaller rural project with a lot of support (which translates to streamlining the process of funding and development) and a ready-made community, might interest them? It's free to contact them, and a feasibility study may well be worth it. Artist live-work space would provide a long-term anchor for the village...and just the idea would bring in interested parties. Just a thought. It could serve as a sustainable development model that could be replicated throughout the region on a scale---and in the manner---everyone could support. ...(full comment)

Singley’s Furniture to close doors Saturday

So does this mean that Isaac Mass has given up on his clever disguise as 'the guy who wants what's best for Franklin County' and is now just playing dirty? Frankly, I applaud him. Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy. Isaac, now that you are showing your true colors- because I'm SURE your client didn't seek you out on his own, nor did he come up with those [rather large] numbers without -um- 'legal advice' - does this mean we have finally seen the last of your misguided political aspirations? Oh, thank HEAVENS!!! And in the spirit of your new-found honesty, will we EVER learn why you never graduated Tulane, even with a ROTC scholarship? Also- BayState Health should start checking the tires of their emergency response vehicles for teeth marks. Just a heads up, guys. ...(full comment)

Pumpkinfest faces $1.2M smoke, noise lawsuit

Wow. And I thought Keene's Pumpkin Fest was a riot.... ...(full comment)

Pumpkinfest faces $1.2M smoke, noise lawsuit

My dad grew up in Greenfield. He is buried there as are his parents and all of my relatives. As kids-we spent every summer there going to Wilson's, the Outlet store and Poet's seat. My grandparents had their 40th wedding anniversary at a restaurant near the bridge of flowers in Shelburne Falls and my grandfather owned Tru-Val clothing in Turners Falls. So sad-it is such a great place. ...(full comment)

Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ episode draws mixed reviews

That would be Isaac Mass, our city councilor, yes? If there was money to be made, I'm sure he'd find a way to sue a festival in his own Greenfield, too. Shameful and low! (And $950,000 in lost wages??? Ha! That's pretty rich.) ...(full comment)

Pumpkinfest faces $1.2M smoke, noise lawsuit