News of progress toward our goals:
A Pollinator Corridor for Greenfield? (Recorder 4/19/2019) Greening Greenfield event: Sat. April 20, 1-4pm, at the John Zon Community Center, 35 Pleasant St, Greenfield
McGovern talks about his successes as chair of the House Rules Committee, the ‘traffic cop of legislation’ and his priorities: New rules allow amendments to foster open debate: Creation of the House Select Committee on the Climate crisis, co-sponsorship of Green New Deal, & For the People Act (HR1), which strengthens voting rights and eliminates influence of ‘dark money’ (Recorder 3/22/2019)
Council votes for new library & development on French King Highway (Recorder 3/20/2019)
Creating a new model for doing business (Recorder 2/22/2019) The common goal of fostering economic development to create jobs and lower taxes was found, and both the Library and change in zoning were passed.
Greening Greenfield kicks off campaign to save pollinators (Recorder 3/12/2019) Planting for Pollinator! Let’s build biodiversity and beauty in Greenfield aims to build habitat for insects. Einstein said ‘if the bee disappeared, man would have only four years left to live.”
Big Brothers and Big Sisters usher in a new era (Recorder 3/7/2019) New partnership with John Zon Community Center offers youngsters and seniors grandchild & grandparent-type connections.
Concerned nurses to meet over psych unit move (Recorder 2/26/2019) Baystate Franklin Medical Center proposes to move psych services from Greenfield area, Westfield and Palmer to Holyoke, and be run by a for-profit company US HealthVest. Rep. Paul Mark and City Councilor Gilmore and nurses join to keep services local.
Naturalist to discuss winter birds and his quilt (Recorder 2/20/2019) Ted Watt talks about winter birds and his 20-year quilt-making project. Event organized by Greening Greenfield
Fledgling compost rebuilding lives, nourishing soil (Recorder 2/20/2019) Franklin County Compost Cooperative give former Franklin County House of correction inmates a chance to run their own business and support our planet.
Planting for butterflies and pollinators a worthy New Year’s resolution (Recorder 1/5/2019)