Friday November 21, 2014
Greenfield CL & P to Beat WMECO Price Hikes
This just adapted from a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:
Greenfield Community Light and Power (GCL&P) is set to offer 100% green electricity to residential and commercial utility customers at a lower price than WMECo’s 2015 electricity prices starting on January 1, 2015. WMECo’s rates will increase significantly next year and Greenfield is launching the Greenfield Light & Power Program on January 1, 2015, to help residents and businesses to save money on electricity bills. The program, which is a municipal aggregation, will bring the benefits of savings, renewable energy, choice, and price predictability to all metered WMECo electricity customers within Greenfield that are currently taking power supply from WMECO.
Friday November 21, 2014
Mayor Announces New Parking Permit Policy
Adapted from a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:
On the recommendation of the Parking and Traffic Commission, Mayor William Martin announced today the new parking permit policy for downtown Greenfield. “The Parking Commission has been working on this project for five months and has developed what I think is a reasonable program,” said Martin. “It specifically addresses the difficulty of anyone who comes downtown to shop, dine, or even volunteer in finding parking space close to their destination. In addition, with the return of trains to Greenfield, it is important to provide parking for those using that service.”
Thursday November 20, 2014
Enter NESEA's Zero Net Energy Building Contest
Adapted from a Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) press release:
Do you know someone with a year's worth of occupancy data for a net zero or zero energy home? Are you that someone? Apply for NESEA's $10,000 Zero Net Energy Building Award. The application deadline is Monday, December 15, 2014, and the award is open to homeowners, contractors, and other members of the project team.
Tuesday November 18, 2014
Local Employers Want to Hire Veterans
Adapted from a Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board (FHREB) press release:
On Thursday, November 20, 2014, many Franklin County businesses will be participating in a job fair, the first hour of which is exclusively for veterans. It will take place at the Franklin Hampshire Career Center (FHCC) in Northampton.
Monday November 17, 2014
Don't Forget! United Way Auction This Saturday
Adapted from two United Way of Franklin County press releases:
Last year was almost a sell out! Don't miss the auction event of the year ~ gather your friends and family and make a reservation today. You will have a great time AND you will be supporting our great community!
Friday November 14, 2014
Who was Frances Drake?
Adapted from a Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society (CMGS) press release:
Author and historian Mark C. Bodanza will be discussing his book, Resolve and Rescue: The True Story of Frances Drake and the Antislavery Movement, at the Tuesday, November 18th, meeting of the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society.