Staff Directory

Michael MosesMichael Moses


Phone: 413-585-3462
Michael Moses has nearly 30 years of experience in publishing having spent most of his career with media companies across New England. He started as a reporter and a copy editor before transitioning to marketing. He went on to hold various management roles, from Director to Publisher, with Thompson, New Mass Media, Journal Register Company, Community Newspaper Company, Herald Media, and most recently, as Chief Revenue Officer with Day Publishing.


Joan Livingston, Editor Joan Livingston


Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 250
Joan Livingston is The Greenfield Recorder’s editor. She has worked in community journalism for over 30 years, starting as the Worthington correspondent for the Daily Hampshire Gazette. She worked for the Gazette as the hilltown reporter, a columnist and an editor. She lived for 11 years in Northern New Mexico, where she was the top editor for The Taos News, which earned national and state awards during her eight-year tenure. She returned to western Massachusetts, settling in Shelburne Falls. In her free time, she writes novels, including a mystery series set in the hilltowns of western Massachusetts.

Anita-Fritz.jpgAnita Fritz

Senior Reporter

Phone: 772-0261ext. 270
A Franklin County native, she previously covered the Greenfield beat for several years and did brief stints as Recorder features editor and Athol Daily News editor. She has also written for Yankee magazine and the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune.




Shelby Ashline Shelby-Ashline-2016-Franz.jpg

Features Editor

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 276

Shelby Ashline became the Recorder Features editor in February 2018. As a reporter, she used to cover Northfield, Bernardston, Warwick and Leyden. She is a 2016 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studied Journalism and French. In her journalism career, she has written for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, Amherst Wire, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Western Mass Women Magazine and Beetle Press. Shelby is originally from Vermont and is also an avid horse enthusiast.



Jason Butynski Jason Butynski

Sports Editor

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 256

Jason Butynski has been writing for the Recorder sports department since 2006, covering high school sports and other local sports stories. He is a Greenfield native, growing up on his family's vegetable farm. Butynski graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from UMass in 2005. He is a proud supporter of the New York Giants and also cheers on the other local professional teams in all other sports.


Paul Franz

Paul Franz


Senior Photographer

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 266

Paul has worked for the Recorder since 1989 and lived in Greenfield since 1999.


Chris Harris Chris Harris

Supplements Editor

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 265

Chris Harris edits special sections for The Recorder, such as the Almanac, Summer and Fall Valley Guides, holiday and seasonal supplements and special projects publications. She also edits three niche publications distributed up and down the Pioneer Valley: Valley Kids, Going Green and Healthy Life. She also edits the Religion Page and fills in for the local and wire editors two nights a week. Harris graduated from Greenfield Community College and the University of Massachusetts and has worked at The Recorder since 2004.

Jeff Lajoie Jeff Lajoie

Sports Reporter

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 260

Jeff Lajoie began writing for The Recorder sports department in February 2017. Prior to that, he spent six years covering high school sports for Salmon Press publications in the Lake Winnipesaukee area of New Hampshire. A Holyoke native, Lajoie graduated from UMass with a bachelor's degree in sport management in 2008. He has spent time as a sports stringer for The Recorder since 2004.

Twitter:   @Jeff_Lajoie

Dan LIttle

Dan Little


Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 273

Dan Little joined the Greenfield Recorder in August 2017. He previously interned at the Daily Hampshire Gazette.


David McLellan David McLellan


Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 268

David McLellan covers eastern Franklin County for The Recorder. He is a 2017 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied journalism and Chinese. David has written for the Massachusetts Daily Collegian and the Daily Hampshire Gazette. A lifelong Massachusetts resident (besides 4 months in Beijing), David enjoys a good surface on which to skateboard or ski,  the Minnesota Vikings and learning about various nations' histories.


Joshua Solomon Joshua Solomon

Greenfield Reporter

Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 264

Joshua covers health, welfare and education across the county. Most recently he covered the election in D.C. for The Jerusalem Post, following a stint in Jerusalem covering everything from politics to Beduin horse racing. He's a 2016 graduate of George Washington University and a proud Queens, N.Y. native. Solomon also wrote for his local newspaper, The Queens Gazette. He loves his New York sports teams (yes, the Yankees and the Giants) and enjoys hip-hop shows and a good bagel.  


Max-Marcus.pngMax Marcus


Phone: 413-772-0261 ext. 261
Max Marcus covers northern Franklin County for The Recorder. He is a 2017 graduate of Rutgers University, where he studied English and linguistics. He has written for the Rutgers Daily Targum. The university’s undergraduate-run newspaper. He is a New Jersey native.


Domenic-Poli-2016-Franz.pngDom Poli


Phone: 772-0261ext. 261
Dom Poli covers southern Franklin County. He has worked in sports and news in Brattleboro, Vt., in Athol and now for the Recorder. He lives in Greenfield with his wife, a Greenfield native, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied journalism.


Melina-Bourdeau-2018-Franz.pngMelina Bourdeau


Phone: 772-0261 ext 263
Melina Bourdeau covers Montague, Gill and Erving. She started her journalism career as a photographer but has worked as a reporter and photographer covering local news for weeklies in the Ware area before moving to daily news reporting for the Recorder. She is a graduated of Framingham State University.


Grace BirdGrace Bird


Phone: 772-0261 ext 263
Grace Bird started working for The Recorder in January 2019. She covers nine towns in west Franklin County: Buckland, Shelburne, Charlemont, Colrain, Ashfield, Heath, Hawley, Rowe and Monroe. Prior to The Recorder, Grace wrote for D.C.-based publications The Current Newspapers and Inside Higher Ed, as well as her college newspaper, The Eagle. Grace grew up in Sydney, Australia, and while she misses the beach, she thinks maple syrup season is a good compromise.



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