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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Ice Safety Tips from DCR

From a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation press release:

With the colder weather approaching, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) officials are urging outdoor enthusiasts to use caution on the ice. Walking, ice fishing or other activities on one of DCR's frozen ponds is a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air during winter.

Take a Hike on New Year's Day

From a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation press release:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) proudly announces the Commonwealth's participation in this year's First Day Hikes. Ringing in the New Year with a brisk walk through a state park is a tradition that started more than 20 years ago right here in Massachusetts at DCR's Blue Hills Reservation.

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Relics

A montage of images backed by music.

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Greenfield Solar Farm Earns Award

Adapted from a Greenfield Department of Public Works press release:

The Dept. of Public Works received notice last week that the Town’s newly constructed solar facility, on the capped landfill off of Cumberland Rd., has been awarded the 2012 Renewal Award –"Brownfields for Energy/Brownfields to Brightfield” by Brownfield Renewal. 

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Halloween Special

"Death is Not to Fear", a montage of images backed by music.

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Making Downtown More Beautiful

Adapted from a Greenfield Tree Committee press release:

Monday, November 5th, 6:30PM at The Arts Block (corner of Main & Federal Streets)

How can we make Downtown Greenfield more beautiful, vibrant and more sustainable?  The Greenfield Tree Committee and the Greenfield Department of Planning and Development have invited Paul Cawood Hellmund, director of the Conway School, Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning & Design to talk about Greenfield Revitalization & Beautification:  Strategies for Ecological Resilience, and listen to our ideas.  Eric Twarog, Director of Greenfield's Department of Planning and Development will also talk about the Town's plans.  The event is free and refreshments will be served.

State Officials Confirm Emerald Ash Borer in Massachusetts

From a Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs press release:

Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) today announced that the Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected in Massachusetts. The destructive beetle was detected in the western Massachusetts Town of Dalton on August 31, 2012, and was confirmed by federal officials on September 6. Massachusetts is the 18th state in the country to detect EAB.

Solar Farm: See for Yourself

From a Greenfield Department of Public Works press release:

Greenfield’s 2.0 MW Solar Farm has been producing electricity since 6/19/12.  Residents can now go to the town web site and view the production statistics for the facility and monitor real time generation.  Go to the Town web site  www.greenfield-ma.gov .  On the main page scroll down to “Useful Links” and click on “Solar Farm Production Information.” Once at the site you will be able to see production by the day, week, month or year (lower left hand corner).  You will also see a running total of kwh produced and the environmental offsets associated with that production.

Voluntary Water Restrictions Lifted

From a Greenfield Department of Public Works press release:

Due to the change in the weather pattern since the town issued voluntary water restrictions to conserve water wherever possible, the restriction request is being lifted.  Since 7/19/12 when the request was made the area has received almost 5 inches of rain and the forecast for the next ten days is for cooler weather and additional rain.

Hooray for Local Bias!

We think Drew Hutchison and his team are doing really well.  The last two guests on “Local Bias”, Al Norman & Doug Wight, had “My Turn” columns published in The Recorder, coinciding with the airing of their shows.  Today, Chris Collins revealed in his regular feature that Scott Cote will be in our studio this afternoon to tape the next episode, which will begin airing on Wednesday at 5:30pm on Cable Channel 15.  Kudos to everyone at “Local Bias” for putting out a quality product; snagging high profile, intelligent, articul

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