Homeless In Hotels
Greenfield firefighters have been called out to answer more than a dozen emergency medical calls at the Days Inn and Quality Inn since they have taken in homeless families. 
(Recorder/Micky Bedell)

Mayor: ‘it’s overwhelming’

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — While Mayor William Martin said he has nothing but empathy for the homeless families living in two of Greenfield’s hotels, he has to worry about how their presence might be affecting the people around them, especially town taxpayers. “I feel their pain,” said Martin. “It must be awful. It is awful to be a family living in one … 0

Hotels-turned-shelters reap millions from state

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Taxpayer-funded payments to two Greenfield hotels housing some of the state’s homeless families have totaled more than $3 million since 2009. The Days Inn at 21 Colrain Road has received $2,136,826, while the Quality Inn on the Mohawk Trail has received $1,012,628. The state began using hotels to house homeless families … 0

Newly homeless mom and newborn make best of bad situation far from family

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — We’ve all heard it said that America is the “land of opportunity,” but try to convince a young woman with a 9-week-old daughter living in a Greenfield hotel with the baby and her boyfriend. She may not believe you. Twenty-four-year-old “Alice,” who asked that her real name be changed for confidentiality reasons, was on her way to the career of her … 1