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Inaugural book festival looks to unite Stoneleigh-Burnham School with broader community
05-18-2024 4:32 PM

By ABNER ROJAS

GREENFIELD — At Stoneleigh-Burnham School’s inaugural Community Book Festival next weekend, organizers will be giving out free books to raise interest in reading and build a stronger connection between the school and the Greenfield...


Greenfield Notebook: May 18, 2024
05-17-2024 6:06 PM

Library program to share Japanese folktales, origami GREENFIELD — Families with children ages 5 and up are invited to a program of Japanese folktales and origami at the Greenfield Public Library on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m.This program, funded in...


Greenfield residents allege sound and odor issues from candle, cannabis businesses
05-17-2024 5:17 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — After more than four hours of discussion, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to continue public hearings involving an Arch Street cannabis cultivation site’s request for a special permit to manufacture marijuana concentrate, as well as the...


As I See It: Of dogs and men
05-17-2024 2:24 PM

By JON HUER

It is universally agreed that we as humans are better off than dogs in America, in intelligence, dignity, health, etc. Two crucial facts contradict this notion. So, let’s get to these facts:FACT ONE: New York’s rich hotel heiress Leona Hemsley,...


Connecting the Dots: ‘They can say they don’t care, but they can’t say they didn’t know’
05-17-2024 2:22 PM

By JOHN BOS

“Sometimes it is almost impossible not to feel hopeless and broken,” says climate scientist Ruth Cerezo-Mota. “After all the flooding, fires, and droughts of the last three years worldwide, all related to climate change, and after the fury of...


Comic book fans invited to ‘a little family reunion’ with Sunday’s Western Massachusetts Comic Book Show
05-17-2024 1:27 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — If you can’t make it to Comic-Con in San Diego toward the end of July, there’s a smaller-scale event in Franklin County that might scratch your artistic itch.The Western Massachusetts Comic Book Show is returning to Hawks & Reed...


Resilient Greenfield aims to unite community in face of climate change
05-17-2024 1:10 PM

By ABNER ROJAS

GREENFIELD — Whether it be wildfires or flooding, the effects of climate change can be felt across the country. Now, a new organization is asking what the people of Greenfield can do on the local level to be ready to combat those growing...


My Turn: Too often, what we got sold not what we got
05-16-2024 8:47 PM

By JESUS LEYVA

Liberals are liberals until the bill is due or the policy they advocated for negatively affects them. Conservatives are conservative until they benefit from government or need the help of government.Maybe we should try to stop identifying and labeling...


My Turn: Unwelcome gift in mailbox — A flag that won’t be flying
05-16-2024 8:39 PM

By KEVIN J. SMITH

 On a recent morning, there was a LGBTQ+ flag in my mailbox, encased in plastic and accompanied by a lengthy note which was a computer printout. I was told that I was “gifted” with this flag, and was welcomed to display it outside my home. The note...


Greenfield City Council approves $64.87M budget, votes down proposed cuts
05-16-2024 6:53 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — City Council voted to approve the city’s $64.87 million fiscal year 2025 budget, a roughly 5% increase from the current $61.63 million budget, without any cuts Wednesday night.The budget includes $23.7 million for the School Department...


Regional listening session to inform development of statewide housing plan
05-16-2024 6:52 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — Availability, affordability and accessibility of housing was the focus of the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities’ regional listening session on Thursday, which will help inform the development of a statewide housing...


First Franklin County Pride Prom set for Saturday
05-16-2024 12:24 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Franklin County Pride is teaming up with the YMCA to host its first-ever Pride Prom for Franklin County LGBTQ students in grades nine through 12.The prom will be held on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Franklin County’s YMCA and is free to...


Greenfield residents seek to donate combined 32 acres to city for conservation
05-15-2024 5:31 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — The city might receive three parcels of conservation land between the Mohawk Trail and Shelburne Road spanning a combined 32 acres in the months ahead, as two residents intend to donate private land to the Conservation Commission.The...


Celia Lang: Senior Center proudly promotes all elder programs
05-15-2024 5:15 PM

A big thank you to the Senior Center Board of Oversight for opting not to renew the center’s lease at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.Yes, it is a legal issue. And, LGBTQIA+ seniors who attend the Rainbow Elders Zoom programming, the monthly...


Sounds Local: Greenfield’s own Elvis returns to sender: Travis Ledoyt brings ‘The Elvis in Me’ to Greenfield High School, May 25
05-15-2024 2:29 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

Twenty-five years ago, Travis Ledoyt, a native of Greenfield, performed Elvis Presley’s music at Greenfield’s Classic Days for the first time. Backed by a group of local musicians, he sang on a makeshift stage in front of the town common and belted...


Pushback: Solomon to split marijuana baby
05-15-2024 10:41 AM

By AL NORMAN

A public drama was performed on April 11 in Greenfield City Hall. The script ran for 90 minutes without intermission.Act I: A marijuana cultivator,15 Arch Street, LLC, asks for a “change of use” to add marijuana product manufacturing to their special...


Greenfield Historical Society talk to highlight Old Tavern Farm
05-15-2024 9:04 AM

GREENFIELD — The Historical Society of Greenfield will host Gary Sanderson for a program titled “New Discoveries about Old Tavern Farm and its Greenfield Meadows Neighborhood” on Wednesday, May 15, at 6 p.m. in the Whiteman Room at the Episcopal...


Ja’Duke eyes expansion to Greenfield
05-14-2024 5:19 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — The former Greenfield Community College building at 270 Main St. might soon be converted into Ja’Duke Inc.’s newest location for performance art, driver’s education and a preschool center.Ja’Duke owners Kimberly Williams and Nicholas...


My Turn: Towns could abolish elections and embrace real democracy: Sortition
05-14-2024 5:02 PM

By PHIL WILSON

It ought to be universally understood that our American perversion of democracy completely ignores the needs of most people and caters with slavish and subservient enthusiasm to the demands of corporate lobbyists. We are on a treadmill of meaningless...


Bike Month event in Greenfield looks at favorite cycling spots, room for improvement
05-14-2024 4:15 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

GREENFIELD — In celebration of Bay State Bike Month and in anticipation of a new Franklin County Regional Bike Plan, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) welcomed cyclists to the John W. Olver Transit Center on Tuesday.With...

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