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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 are indications that people at the fireworks shows may have seen only about half the fireworks that were paid for. Atlas PyroVision Productions Inc. Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pelkey said Wednesday that the company acknowledges there was a difference in what was promised the city this year and what it got, and … 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

Police seek suspect in Greenfield armed robbery

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GREENFIELD — Police are seeking a man who entered the Planet Gas station Tuesday morning with a bandanna over his face and a pistol in his hand and left with money. No arrests had been made at press time and police ask for the public’s help in identifying the robber. Police logged the … 0

Hanna Oldenburg & Joseph Dokken

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bob and Lee Oldenburg, of Greenfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Rose Oldenburg, of Northampton, to Joseph Steve Dokken of Manhattan, Kansas. He is the son of Mark and Betty Dokken of Spring Grove, Minn. Hannah … 0

South Deerfield firefighters help rescue man pinned by 400-pound rock in Green River

Monday, June 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — South Deerfield firefighters were among the rescuers who worked for over an hour Monday afternoon to free a man pinned by a boulder in the Green River. The man’s head was above water and he appeared to be conscious throughout the ordeal as police and firefighters … 0

Senate bond bill includes money for child care center at Greenfield Community College

Friday, June 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College’s quest to secure an on-campus child care center received legislative backing on Thursday, with a proposed $9.5 million allocation from the state. State Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg, D-Amherst, said the Senate’s capital bond bill includes the child care amendment. It will now go … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, June 13, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for show times; websites and phone numbers are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Belle (PG) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) Ida (PG-13) The Immigrant (R) … 0

Greenfield Community College to incerease some program fees

Thursday, June 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will increase its fees next year, although it is unclear by how much. The board of trustees approved some program fee increases on Wednesday and gave President Robert Pura the authority to raise general fees if state funding comes in lower than officials … 0

Grants will allow Greenfield Community College to expand sustainable agriculture and green energy programs

Thursday, June 12, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College will spend the next two years expanding its sustainable agriculture and green energy programs, thanks to nearly $225,000 in grants. The National Science Foundation has awarded the college $197,000 to pay some staff costs, develop new courses and add physical improvements to the … 0

Jordana Harper-Ewert of Amherst signs three-year contract as Greenfield school superintendent

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GREENFIELD ­— Jordana Harper-Ewert of Amherst signed a three-year contract with the Greenfield School Committee on Wednesday and will officially take over as school superintendent on July 1. The school board will pay her $135,000 in the first year. It has agreed to pay her $138,000 the next … 0

Two Greenfield teens arrested for theft of mailboxes which were thrown onto Interstate 91

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

GREENFIELD — Sweet tooths of two Greenfield teenagers led to their arrest for allegedly stealing 29 mailboxes and throwing them onto Interstate 91 earlier this week. A receipt from a doughnut shop, and police work involving inter-agency cooperation helped officers track down the two, who are charged with … 0

Movie Listings

Friday, June 6, 2014

These movies are playing locally. Check with theaters for showtimes; phone numbers and websites are given below. AMHERST CINEMA 28 Amity St., Amherst 253-2547 amherstcinema.org Belle (PG) Fed Up (PG) The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) The Immigrant (R) … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, June 6, 2014

SKOGLUND — Granite Ravine, daughter of Colby (Campbell) Skoglund and Benjamin Skoglund, of South Burlington, Vt., was born May 13 at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. The maternal grandparents are Carroll Campbell of Waterford, Vt., and the late Dr. Robert Campbell. The paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jan … 0