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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 furniture was part of the school’s transition into the new $66 million high school building. This June, when the school year ended, … 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 for this coming school year, remains on budget because there’s still about $2 million left … 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 walls. “This is new,” said Dome, lingering to examine the valve and how it connected … 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

GHS board looks at energy efficiency

Friday, June 28, 2013

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield School Building Committee, told Tuesday it had some budgetary wiggle room in the high school construction project, brought back three items that had been temporarily cut from the original design — including extra roof and wall insulation that will improve the building’s energy efficiency. … 0

School food director: GMS/GHS kitchen project not costly

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

GREENFIELD — Revamping the Greenfield Middle School so that it can temporarily fill in as the school department’s food services hub during high school construction should cost under $10,000, not the previously planned $140,000, according to the school food services director. The School Building Committee had been considering … 0

Kitchen confusion

Friday, May 17, 2013

GREENFIELD — Confusion over the Greenfield School Building Committee’s plans to move the high school’s kitchen during construction came to a head Tuesday — after the project’s architect sent a bill for work the committee wasn’t aware was being done. Lead architect Lee Dore asked the building committee … 0