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The new rear section of Greenfield High School is readied for the new school year. Recorder/Paul Franz

Ready for the ‘photo finish’: New portion of GHS construction on time for Sept. 2 opening

Friday, August 14, 2015

GREENFIELD — The last pieces are falling into place on Lenox Avenue, where the new Greenfield High School has emerged from the cocoon of the old 1958 building over the past two years. Less a few final touches on the contractor’s punch list, the school should be ready for students on the first day of school Sept. 2. The rear … 0

GHS building committee to decide on composition of athletic fields

Thursday, March 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — As they study for their final classes this spring, students can see the beginnings of a new track and ball fields taking shape — the final touches of the new $66 million Greenfield High School. While the school building is expected to be completed in the summer, the athletic fields behind the building are expected to be finished in the fall. … 0

Greenfield High School nears final phase of construction

Friday, January 2, 2015

GREENFIELD — As high school students pass by the school library, they can see the empty frame of the new gymnasium being shaped. Behind that, the old auditorium has been gutted to its bare walls and the former auto and wood shops have been converted to a temporary cafeteria and gymnasium. Nearing its … 1

Greenfield donates surplus school furniture to Zambia

Thursday, July 31, 2014

GREENFIELD — Students from Greenfield High School and throughout Zambia in southern Africa will have something in common — the same desks. This summer, Greenfield High School provided five tractor-trailers filled with surplus furniture to be shipped off to outfit schools in impoverished communities in Zambia. The excess … 0

GHS project cuts $250,000 into reserves

Friday, April 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield High School Building Committee voted to spend about $250,000 of its contingency money this week on additional technology and furniture and to account for some errors made in the school’s electrical engineering plans. The $66 million high school, which needs to be partly completed … 0

Keeping sharp eye on details

Sunday, February 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Jeff Dome had barely taken two steps inside one of the rooms being constructed at the new Greenfield High School when he paused, stopping to look at a red valve set up against one of the … 0

Minor vandalism occurs at GHS construction site

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two minor incidents of vandalism at the Greenfield High School construction site have workers there beefing up security at the facility. On Wednesday morning, the construction crew found tools and project materials scattered about the site. Nothing is believed to have been stolen, said Neil Joyce, … 0

Building committee signs up for Greenfield High School construction documentation service

Friday, November 29, 2013

GREENFIELD — In the years to come, Greenfield town officials will be able to electronically access the floor plans of their $66 million high school, click on a specific section and see a photo slideshow of the mechanical, … 0

Ceremony marks milestone in GHS construction

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

GREENFIELD — One final steel beam was lifted by crane Tuesday morning and placed on top of what will soon be the new Greenfield High School — a sign, to the people standing on the ground below, that … 0

High school construction project manager dies in N.H.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

GREENFIELD — James Byrne, who has overseen the Greenfield High School construction project for nearly three years, died suddenly Saturday while hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He was 60. Employees from his company, the Marlborough-based Construction Monitoring Services, assured town officials at a Tuesday construction … 0

GHS construction unaffected by strike

Thursday, October 3, 2013

GREENFIELD — A strike by construction operating engineers ended this week and ultimately had “little to no impact” on the Greenfield High School construction, said Project Manager Jim Byrne. Construction Industries of Massachusetts announced in a press release Tuesday that it had reached a new three-year agreement with … 0

Equipment operators strike at  GHS site

Friday, September 27, 2013

GREENFIELD — An equipment operators union working on the new Greenfield High School project picketed Friday against its contractor. Although some other union workers respected the picket line, the job action should not impact the $66 million school … 0

Seat change: Farrell named School Building Committee chair for GHS project

Thursday, September 12, 2013

GREENFIELD — Timothy Farrell, a Greenfield insurance agent and a frequent member on boards throughout the town, is the new chairman of the Greenfield High School Building Committee. The committee unanimously appointed Farrell on Tuesday to succeed Keith McCormic, who has led the committee for three years but … 0

School building group will appoint new chairman

Friday, August 16, 2013

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield High School Building Committee will choose a new chairman at its next meeting, after three years under the leadership of former School Committee member Keith McCormic. McCormic told committee members at a meeting Tuesday that he and his wife are moving to Texas next … 0

‘Human error’ caused gas line rupture at GHS

Thursday, August 8, 2013

GREENFIELD — Human error alone is to blame for the ruptured gas line at the Greenfield High School construction site Tuesday morning, said a construction project manager Thursday. Josiah Herbert, of Shawmut Design and Construction, said that a worker was following normal procedure when he dug with an … 0