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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...

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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...


David Kempf: Thankful for quiet on Trump
04-15-2024 4:41 PM

I would like to personally thank Recorder columnist John Bos for his most recent column, aka Connecting the Dots. It was the first time in what seemed like years that he did not mention Trump.David KempfGreenfield


Franklin County Fairgrounds hosting regional dog agility competition
04-15-2024 1:39 PM

GREENFIELD — Hundreds of canines and their handlers will compete at the Franklin County Fairgrounds on April 26 through April 28, vying for top honors in the United States Dog Agility Association’s (USDAA) New England Regional Championship.Organized...


Columnist Daniel Cantor Yalowitz: Cultural humility means relinquishing ‘superiority’
04-15-2024 7:31 AM

By DANIEL CANTOR YALOWITZ

“The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.” — Charles Caleb ColtonHeadline news everywhere screams of key contemporary themes involving “ego,” “self,” “it’s all about me,”… not to...


Carmela Semonelli: Support lacking at GHS
04-14-2024 7:51 PM

I have had the most unfortunate experience of needing support from the leadership team at Greenfield High School with a challenging, yet nuanced, situation with my child and another student. This has lingered, ebbed, flowed and escalated down the...


Proposed Greenfield tax fund would benefit elderly, residents with disabilities
04-14-2024 10:36 AM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — At-Large Councilor Wahab Minhas is proposing a local tax option that would allow residents to donate to the elderly or people with disabilities who are struggling to pay their taxes. If approved by a City Council vote, establishment of...


Greenfield Notebook: April 15, 2024
04-13-2024 1:51 PM

Apprentices to graduate in NE-XT Technologies, GCC collaborationGREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will soon graduate the first class of apprentices in a collaboration with precision manufacturer NE-XT Technologies.The nine NE-XT Technologies...


The World Keeps Turning: Ending, and restoring, tyranny
04-12-2024 5:45 PM

By ALLEN WOODS

A mob of angry men, many recently unemployed, gathered in front of an ornate, stately building, the largest in the area and a symbol of government power. Confident, because the government had taken little action after previous mob attacks, and...


Greenfield seeks answers for $1M in state funds for Green River School
04-12-2024 5:31 PM

By ANTHONY CAMMALLERI

GREENFIELD — As the Greenfield School Department works to decommission the vacant Green River School and transfer ownership to the city, challenges have arisen as the district works to tie up loose financial ends with the Massachusetts School Building...


Bike-riding activists will convene April 20 to protest FirstLight
04-12-2024 5:08 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

A local group of bike-riding activists will ride together again for the first time in a decade, this time in protest of FirstLight Hydro Generating Co.’s Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Station.The Solar Rollers, a grassroots advocacy group that...


JJ White: Recorder photo a stunner
04-12-2024 2:31 PM

Thank you, dear Recorder, for the stunning, festive, and colorful front page solar eclipse photo by star photographer, Paul Franz! We are so lucky to have the Greenfield Recorder — you rock!JJ WhiteGreenfield


Lew LaChance: Why have stop signs?
04-12-2024 2:31 PM

Many people in Greenfield and elsewhere do not stop at stop signs! The are red, octagon (eight-sided) signs with a white border along the edges. These markers are very visible. I’m sure from early life, we have all heard “STOP.” We all know what that...


Greenfield Notebook: April 12, 2024
04-11-2024 6:37 PM

April 17: Author talk with Xochitl Gonzalez GREENFIELD — In partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium, the Greenfield Public Library invites residents to a virtual talk with award-winning author Xochitl Gonzalez on Wednesday, April 17, at 6...

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