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Connecting the Dots: In what world do you want to live?
04-19-2024 4:31 PM

By JOHN BOS

I find myself acutely aware of living in three worlds right now. The biggest one is the Universe that is large beyond my comprehension. My awareness was sharpened by watching the eclipse with my sister from two camp chairs in my driveway. Watching the...

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$50K allocated for Poet’s Seat Tower sandblasting as officials mull vandalism prevention
04-19-2024 3:45 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Following an affirmative vote by City Council this week, $50,000 will go toward sandblasting graffiti off of Poet’s Seat Tower, where vandalism has proven to be a persistent problem.Department of Public Works Director Marlo Warner II said...


PHOTOS: Convening for a good cause
04-19-2024 11:17 AM


My Turn: Saving planet Greenfield
04-18-2024 5:48 PM

By BRAM MOREINIS

Anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” If such a group were Greenfielders responding to the climate crisis, what would...


Gary Seldon: Solar Roller Earth Day River Ride
04-18-2024 5:12 PM

The Solar Roller Earth Day River Ride, a protest of Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage (NMPS), will gather April 20 at 9 a.m. on the Greenfield Common. Join our bicycling, walking, (paddling anyone?) protest and rallies. Details at...


Mitch Speight and Joan Marie Jackson: City should follow constitutional ruling on property takings
04-18-2024 5:12 PM

On April 13, the Greenfield tax collector bought a full-page advertisement in this newspaper announcing the city’s intention to “take” 35 parcels of land on May 3 for “non-payment after demand, of the taxes due thereon.” The list of properties for...


Greenfield City Council approves borrowing $1.18M for Main Street redesign, sewer repairs
04-18-2024 4:02 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — City Council approved a combined $1.18 million in borrowing for the Main Street redesign project and for significant sewer system repairs aimed to bring the city in compliance with a state Department of Environmental Protection consent...


Greenfield Notebook: April 19, 2024
04-18-2024 2:27 PM

YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day GREENFIELD — Franklin County’s YMCA at 451 Main St. will host its annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. This free event features a variety of family-friendly activities to encourage healthy kids,...


County cleanups on tap for Earth Day
04-17-2024 5:12 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

Residents across Franklin County plan to get their hands dirty in celebration of Earth Day, with various cleanup events on the horizon.In Colrain, residents can roll up their sleeves and pick up roadside litter as part of “Spruce Up Colrain.” There is...


Fire scorches garage on Homestead Avenue in Greenfield
04-17-2024 3:58 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — No one was injured after a garage at 42 Homestead Ave. caught fire Wednesday afternoon.Firefighters could be seen hosing down the detached garage at approximately 1 p.m. as smoke poured out of it. According to Fire Chief Robert Strahan,...


Sounds Local: Spring is singer-songwriter season: A host of local performers celebrate new work
04-17-2024 2:27 PM

By SHERYL HUNTER

We are fortunate to live in an area where we can experience all types of music, and when it comes to singer-songwriters, we are fortunate to have so many talented ones living among us. Any given weekend, you can head out to one of the local breweries...


One Greenfield home invasion defendant up for bail, other three held
04-17-2024 1:19 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — Only one of the four defendants facing charges for allegedly breaking into a home on West Street on April 4 and assaulting the property owner is eligible for immediate bail following a detention hearing in Greenfield District Court on...


Pushback: Tax fund option helps keep elders in homes
04-17-2024 6:02 AM

By AL NORMAN

There are elderly and disabled individuals in Greenfield who are struggling to pay their property tax bills. At-large City Councilor Wahab Minhas wants to keep them out of the foreclosure pipeline, and in their homes.When property owners fall behind...


Cleary Jewelers plans to retain shop at former Wilson’s building until 2029
04-16-2024 6:17 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — More than a year after she was told her business would need to vacate its storefront in the former Wilson’s Department Store, Cleary Jewelers owner Kerry Semaski said she plans to keep her shop at its current location until July 2029...


Nikki Garrett: A joy to join in on Earth Day cleanup
04-16-2024 5:40 PM

Earth Day is right around the corner, and it’s one of my favorite days of the year. It often serves as a catalyst for community members from all walks of life to come together and do positive things for the environment. In my part of town, I’m proud...


PHOTOS: Blended learning
04-16-2024 4:53 PM


Orange man gets 12 to 14 years for child rape
04-16-2024 3:21 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — An Orange man will spend 12 to 14 years in prison after being convicted in Franklin County Superior Court of aggravated rape and abuse of a child.David Prue, 36, was sentenced by Judge John Agostini on Tuesday morning following a jury...


Greenfield Police Logs: April 2 to April 8, 2024
04-16-2024 2:26 PM

Tuesday, April 2 7:54 a.m. — Breaking and entering into a vehicle reported on Maple Street.2:03 p.m. — Breaking and entering into a vehicle reported on High Street. 3:48 p.m. — Vandalism investigated on High Street.Wednesday, April 3 5:20 a.m. —...


With new library comes new venue for annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest
04-16-2024 1:36 PM

By GRACE LEE

GREENFIELD — The annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest is seeing a change of venue in its 33rd year, transitioning from Stoneleigh-Burnham School to the new Greenfield Public Library.The contest will be held Tuesday, April 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This...


15th annual NELCWIT fundraiser set for Thursday
04-16-2024 11:26 AM

By DOMENIC POLI

GREENFIELD — The Friends of NELCWIT will hold the 15th annual “Power to Persevere” fundraiser on Thursday, and this year’s event will be the first to include a dance element.The celebration, set for 5 to 8 p.m. at the Guiding Star Grange on Chapman...


$427K to expand Camp Apex capacity in Shelburne
04-15-2024 6:56 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

SHELBURNE — Thanks to $427,000 in congressionally directed spending, Franklin County’s YMCA will renovate Camp Apex to expand its capacity, allowing more families, including those relying on financial aid or scholarships, to send their children to...

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