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The Precinct 7/ Community Relations and Education Committee Community Forum WILL BE HELD ON Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:00 pm at the Robbins Memorial Church at 55 Munson St. The date noted in the Recorder is incorrect. Kathryn J. Scott, Administrative Assistant To the Town Council Clerk Town of Greenfield (413) 772-1555 x 113 ...(full comment)

Forum to discuss increase of Munson Street traffic tonight

We will be paying for the Big Dig until 2038. What began as a 2.5 billion dollar proposal mushroomed into a 22 billion dollar nightmare and "investments" in this were managed by Charlie Baker. This devastated communities all over the state as necessary funds were syphonned from local communities and diverted to this project. This was an enormous wealth transfer from Massachusetts citizens to private investors. We, as a state, are located between the Marcellus shale and the coast: we also have abundant water. If MA voters aren't smart, we are going to become the shipping grid for radioactive, chemically toxic Marcellus gas, and our water will be commodified and sold elsewhere in the years to come: this is happening in other places around the country whenever the radical GOP is in office; any work on our behalf will cease entirely. Whatever the public discussion is in order to get elected, that is the agenda. Socialize the costs: privatize profit. In other words: take as much of your money as possible so the obscenely wealthy can have more. ...(full comment)

Editorial: What’s the plan for western Mass.?

We drove by it, too. Pretty amazing sight! ...(full comment)

Hot air balloon makes emergency landing on I-91

Ed was great to Juke Joint Jazz--gave us a monthly residency; recorded our well received live CD there "Juke Joint Jazz Live At The Arts Block"; and did lots for artists. Hopefully he can get bailed out and the banks can develop a true business plan going forward. I'm there to help--Michael Levine, CFP ...(full comment)

Arts Block, Pushkin owner declares bankruptcy

Ed has done an unimaginably large and wonderful thing in revitalizing downtown. I hope that this can get worked out. It would be so bad to lose these anchors to our cultural and economic vitality. ...(full comment)

Arts Block, Pushkin owner declares bankruptcy

Sorry I missed it even sorrier I never heard about it. :( ...(full comment)

The goal: great art, cheap prices

Include the workshops at Deerfield Academy this October. Adults are welcome as guests- by reservation. Contact for details. ...(full comment)

Neighbors: Lots of fun and festivals this fall

Chris Collins- I want to say thanks for all three excellent parts of this column- very informative, and substantiated. I may take you to task at another time, so put this one in the bank! Ha! ...(full comment)

In the Arena: Deja vu

Firstly, journalist go to war to bring back the stories. It has zero to do with "advancing their career" and to state that it does, belittles those who have put their lives on the line to bring us information. Secondly, I highly doubt you have the insider facts to state, "So now the U.S. is back in the Middle East on military footing without clear objectives, without reliable — and paying — allies, and without defined geographical perimeters. " Journalist, from all over the world, are doing their jobs. Aid workers, from all over the world, are doing their jobs. Soldiers from many countries are doing their jobs. So do use all a favor, why don't you work on being united during these very trying years, instead of promoting divisiveness through your criticism, judgment and misinformation. ...(full comment)

Letter: Media driven?

Keeping the tires there is also "expensive," except to society as a whole (due to degraded water) rather than the individual landowner. Leaving them there is not an option. ...(full comment)

Practical purpose for mound of tires?

They definitely need a designated smoking area. It could even be an attraction- I know that at many brewfests, there is a tent set up as a 'cigar bar' where all the smokers can go and do their thing away from the rest of the patrons. With the long history of tobacco farming in the valley, they might as well offer the chance to sample natural locally-produced tobacco. Heck, they judge apples and jams and quilts... Let some locals enter their nice handmade cigars! I am STRONGLY anti-cigarettes when it comes to all the nasty additive-laden garbage being sold, but this isn't about IF smoking is wrong, it's about WHERE smoking is wrong. I was trying to enjoy the kids talent show and there was seriously a guy smoking a CIGAR sitting right on the bleachers. Like, any cigar smoker is fully aware of the fact that most creatures with noses find the smell of secondhand stogie purely offensive. To be smoking a cigar shoulder-to-shoulder with other people trying to enjoy a CHILDRENS EVENT... that is just a big giant social 'screw you'. Yeah, buddy, if you are reading this, you know who you are (bald, doughey, and middle-aged)- I'm calling you out. That was messed up. I was half expecting the Real Housewives of Franklin County to give you a little more than just a dozen Angry Mom Looks. I just don't understand people sometimes. ...(full comment)

Fair board mulls smoking restrictions

It is time for Greenfield to say a resounding, "NO," to the WormTown promoters when they apply for another license for this biannual festival. As evidenced in the plethora of stories and the series of articles this summer concerning drugs in Franklin County, it makes absolutely no sense that we are welcoming this type of culture into our town. Social services receive money from the promoters and yet these same agencies are in place because of the effects of drugs on many citizens needing their services. Just say NO. ...(full comment)

R.I. man nabbed on drug charges at Wormtown music festival

Any plan on investigating who may have been doing the dumping for all if these years? ...(full comment)

Sea of tires