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Selectmen target French King Bridge suicides

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

According to rough figures gleaned from The Recorder’s newspaper’s archives, a minimum of 30 people have killed themselves in jumping from the French King Bridge since its construction in 1932, two this year. Troubled by the continued loss of life and the danger to local police and firefighters rushing to recover the bodies or rescue survivors, Gill Selectboard Chairman Randy Crochier is leading a push for safety measures. In addition … 0

Greenfield presses probe of fireworks company

Thursday, July 17, 2014

GREENFIELD — Mayor William Martin says the city will not accept an agreement with the New Hampshire company that has been providing Greenfield’s Fourth of July fireworks display for the past 20 years until an investigation is completed into whether it was shorted on fireworks for at least the past four years. There … 1

Not enough bang for the buck: Fireworks firm reimburses South Hadley, Greenfield for shorter displays

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Two Valley communities say a New Hampshire company sold them short on the fireworks they bought for their Fourth of July celebrations. Both South Hadley and Greenfield noticed discrepancies in the number of fireworks guaranteed in their contract with Atlas PyroVision Productions Inc. and the number the company delivered to the celebrations. Both … 1

Body recovered from Connecticut River in Sunderland ID'd as missing woman, Rebecca Streeter of Greenfield

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

SUNDERLAND — The body recovered from the Connecticut River in Sunderland last week has been identified as a missing Greenfield woman. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that the body recovered June 25 was that of … 0

Watershed council helps keep Connecticut River healthy

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Once one of the more polluted waterways in the nation, the Connecticut River has come a long way from its tainted past when few people were on it to boat, much less swim or fish. “Just 40 or … 0

Jordana Harper-Ewert of Amherst takes over as Greenfield school superintendent

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — After weeks of meeting with community members and getting to know Greenfield better, Jordana Harper-Ewert took over Tuesday as the leader of the School Department. The Amherst resident has spent the past few weeks touring Greenfield’s country roads, meeting with community leaders, working with the School … 0

Review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline project rescheduled to July 24 at Greenfield Community College

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project. The boards’ original May 15 meeting on what Tennessee Gas Pipeline now calls its Northeast Energy Direct project was … 0

Baystate Franklin Medical Center President Chuck Gijanto departs, leaving legacy as compassionate leader

Thursday, June 26, 2014

GREENFIELD — Chuck Gijanto was not looking for a new job in December 2007, but an email about an open position caught his eye. A rural community hospital in western Massachusetts, part of a larger health system, was … 0

Steven Bradley of Pelham named president of Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

GREENFIELD — A 14-year Baystate Health veteran in government and community relations will now lead Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Baystate-Northern Region as president. Steven F. Bradley of Pelham will take over as head of the Greenfield … 0

Greenfield Community College officials testify at congressional hearing about energy-related jobs and education

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — For a second time this year, Greenfield Community College’s program in renewable energy and energy efficiency is being recognized by national leaders in Washington, D.C. President Bob Pura and Associate Professor Teresa Jones on Tuesday attended a congressional hearing on energy-related jobs and education at the … 0

Northeast Biodiesel plant in Greenfield gets state grant, construction expected this summer

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Northeast Biodiesel Diesel plant has gotten a major boost toward becoming a reality with a $540,000 grant from the state Department of Energy Resources. The $3.5 million plant has been a work in progress for 10 years, but construction of the site is largely complete … 0

Greenfield Community College graduates 22nd Practical Nursing Program

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Greenfield Community College Practical Nursing Program students graduated Friday afternoon. This is the 22nd graduating class of the program that prepares students to become licensed practical nurses. Many in the class are nontraditional students who have balanced family and work responsibilities to successfully complete the program. Some are … 0

Engineer Carissa Weber, who worked on Mars Rover ‘Curiosity,’ named Distinguished Alumna at Stoneleigh-Burnham

Friday, June 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — Before working on the Mars Rover “Curiosity” that successfully touched down in 2012, Carissa Tudryn Weber studied math and science at Stoneleigh-Burnham School and called Franklin County her home. Eighteen years later, she is returning to her former high school to receive the 2014 Distinguished Alumna … 0