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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Town Council Meeting Packet for July 18, 2012

To download the Greenfield Town Council's agenda and accompanying materials, for their meeting on July 18, 2012, click here.

Town Council Meeting Packet for June 20, 2012

To download the Greenfield Town Council's agenda and accompanying materials, for their meeting on June 20, 2012, click here.

2012 Fireworks Collection Starts Today!

From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

The Greenfield Recreation Department and the Recreation Commission will be on the intersection of Main & Federal streets collecting Fireworks donations from Monday, June 18th to Tuesday, July 3rd from 12:00-1:00 PM and 5:00-6:00 PM. Please support this community-wide celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 7th, with a rain date of July 8th.

Cleaning Up After Your Pet is Important

From a Greenfield Department of Public Works (DPW) press release:

The Dept of Public Works would like to remind residents of the importance of cleaning up wastes from their dogs.  It is estimated that there are over 2300 dogs in Greenfield.  Over the past few years the Town has been installing dog “potty stations” in many areas to facilitate the proper cleanup of dog wastes.  Currently stations are located at Beacon Field, Shattuck Park (north and south sides), the swimming area, bike path, Hillside Park, Green River Park and the Energy Park.

Explanation About Greenfield's Write-in Voting Process

For those of you who were wondering about how this all works, and why some results couldn't be posted until today, we offer some insights about the process.

First of all, when a voter wants to write-in a candidate on election day, they not only have to write that person's name on the blank provided, but they need to connect the two halves of the arrow next to the "write-in" line (see example below). 

Greenfield Wins $900,000 in Federal Grants

This just in from a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Mayor William F. Martin received notice from Governor Deval Patrick’s office this morning that Greenfield will be the recipient of $900,000 in federal grants. Greenfield was among 24 communities in Western Massachusetts tapped to receive Community Development Block Grants for towns and cities with populations of 50,000 or less. “These grants are critical investments to help communities fix up homes and roadways and provide much needed local services for residents while putting people to work,” Gov. Patrick said in a statement announcing the grants.

Busy Week for Big Shoots

Highlights from this week include:

*Our Station Manager using a lot of our equipment to film Sunday's Greenfield High School graduation at Greenfield Community College.  (If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch it here.)

*The amazing band Who'da Funk It headlining "Valley Homegrown" on Monday night.  They really rocked the house with their blend of many different kinds of music.  (Click here to enjoy their performance.)

Absentee Ballots Available for 6/12/12 Town Election

Residents may vote absentee if they will be out of town during polling hours on the day of the election; if they are unable to travel to the polls due to illness or other physical disability; or have religious beliefs which prevent voting at the polls.

If You Haven't Licensed Your Dog Yet...

From a Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press release:

Residents are reminded that all dogs were required to be licensed by April 1st.  The fee will increase by $25.00 after June 1st.  After that date, the list of unlicensed dogs will be provided to the Animal Control Officer for enforcement of dog licensing laws and ordinances which could result in additional fines.

Public Hearing on Homelessness & Housing Monday

From Greenfield Human Rights Commission Chairman Lew Metaxas:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will be initiating a public hearing into the status of homeless citizens residing in Greenfield hotels pursuant to the state Housing Stabilization assistance program.  The public hearing will be on Monday, May 14th at 6:00 P.M. in the second floor meeting room of the Greenfield Town Hall.  The focus will be on the apparent increase in the numbers of individuals and families so temporarily housed despite the stated policy change and funding increase by the Patrick administration in favor of permanent housing.

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