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Greenfield Elections 2014

David Hyde would like to be on the school committee.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Paraprofessional tries last-minute school board run

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — With just over 32 hours left before polls closed, David Hyde decided to stage a last-minute write-in campaign for Greenfield School Committee. Hyde, 40, of 102 Thayer Road, stood on the corner of Silver and Chapman streets Tuesday morning, holding a handwritten sign. A paraprofessional at Newton School, Hyde said he had heard negative reactions to the current … 0

Ricketts, Mass win in Greenfield

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — Two of the five Town Council incumbents who ran for re-election this year lost their seats to challengers in Tuesday’s town elections, including President Mark Wisnewski, who lost his at-large seat to former At-large Councilor Isaac Mass by 306 votes. Mass received 1,720 votes, while Wisnewski got 1,414. Wisnewski won Precinct … 0

Greenfield voters head to polls

Monday, June 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — Shortly after 8 tonight, voters will have spoken and there will be five town councilors, either re-elected, newly elected or a combination, who will take their seats on July 1. Town elections will be held today from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Guiding Star Grange Hall, 401 Chapman St. … 0

Wisnewski (At-large) wants teen service restored, larger senior center and new master plan implemented

Saturday, June 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — Town Council President Mark Wisnewski, who is running for re-election this year, says implementing the town’s new sustainable master plan, restoring teen services and finding a bigger space for seniors are three of the most important issues facing the town over the next three years.  Wisnewski, 49, … 0

Mass (At-large) wants big box store, new jobs, to tackle opioid problem

Saturday, June 7, 2014

GREENFIELD — At-large Town Council candidate Isaac Mass says getting a big box store built, economic development and creating jobs, and the opioid problem, are the three biggest issues facing the town over the next three years.  “We need to get a big box store here in Greenfield to … 0

Town Council and School Committee terms could change after this year’s vote

Friday, June 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — The five Town Council and two School Committee candidates who win this year’s local elections won’t know whether they are serving three-year terms or just half that until the polls close on Tuesday. The town has placed a binding question on the ballot that asks voters … 0

Miller (Precinct 6): work on opioid crisis, bring big box in

Friday, June 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Precinct 6 Town Council candidate Christopher Miller says the opioid crisis, a compromise to bring a big box store to Greenfield and the town’s tax base are the three most pressing issues facing the town over … 0

Hoffman (Precinct 6) favors critical thinking on budget

Friday, June 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Precinct 6 Town Council incumbent Hillary Hoffman says implementing the town’s new master plan, supporting education and the town’s youth, and the budget are the three most pressing issues facing the town over the next three … 0

Ricketts (Precinct 5) wants to create new jobs, lower taxes

Friday, June 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Precinct 5 Town Council candidate Penny Ricketts says rising property taxes, the need for more jobs and improving services for young and aging people are the three most pressing issues facing Greenfield today. Ricketts, 54, of … 0

Ronhave (Precinct 4) wants Greenfield to become a destination

Friday, June 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Precinct 4 Town Council incumbent Steven Ronhave says turning Greenfield into a destination point, creating jobs and economic development are the three most important issues facing Greenfield today. Ronhave, 66, of High Street, said the town … 0

Wainstein (Precinct 5) wants economic development, safe town

Friday, June 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Precinct 5 Town Council candidate Robert Wainstein says economic development, jobs and public safety are the three most pressing issues facing Greenfield today. Wainstein, 63, of James Street, said he has gone door to door during … 0

Weaver (Precinct 2): school support, diversity

Friday, June 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Precinct 2 Town Council challenger Ronald Weaver says education, diversity, growth and energy are the most important issues facing Greenfield today. Weaver, 68, of Rockland Road, said if elected he will work with the schools, maybe … 0

DeHoyos (Precinct 4) wants to fight opioid problem, create jobs

Friday, June 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Precinct 4 Town Council challenger Thomas DeHoyos says fighting the addiction problem, creating jobs and supporting schools are the three most pressing issues facing Greenfield today. DeHoyos, who currently serves on the town’s Conservation Commission and … 0

Siano (Precinct 2) wants support for schools, new jobs

Friday, June 6, 2014

GREENFIELD — Precinct 2 Town Council incumbent Alfred Siano says schools, the town’s new sustainable master plan implementation, and creating new jobs are the most pressing issues facing Greenfield today. Siano, 73, of Meadow Wood Drive, said schools … 0

Ricketts to ride buses, survey other riders

Thursday, June 5, 2014

GREENFIELD — Precinct 5 candidate and local activist Penny Ricketts said this week that public transportation is important to her precinct, and the entire town, and she plans to take action to bring that message to someone who might be able to do something about it. Ricketts, who … 0