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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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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.

Mayor Recuperates at Home

From a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Mayor William Martin will be recuperating at home for the next 2-4 weeks after his release from Baystate Medical Center.  Mayor Martin was admitted on April 2 for resection of a recently discovered spinal tumor, called a Schwannoma. The tumor was completely removed and, typical of Schwannoma tumors, was benign.

Absentee Ballots Available for 5/1/12 Debt Exclusion Vote

From a Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press release:

Absentee Ballots are available for the Special Town Election which will be held May 1, 2012. Voters are reminded the last day to apply for an absentee ballot for this election is 12:00 noon on Monday April 30, 2012. Voters may vote at the Town Clerk's Office until that date and time or may request an absentee ballot by mail. Requests for Absentee Ballots should be submitted well in advance of the Election date.  For information on how to apply, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 772-1555 x 112.  The Greenfield Town Clerk’s Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Beacon Field To Get New Playground

From a Greenfield Recreation Department press release:

Mayor William Martin announced that the new Beacon Field playground will be installed April 14 and 15 in plenty of time for the spring and summer recreation seasons.

The Town of Greenfield has awarded the bid for the new playground to Miracle Recreation Equipment Company/Site Specifics, LLC of Rochester, Mass.

Town Council to Hold Special Meeting 4/2/12

The Greenfield Town Council will hold a special meeting this coming Monday, April 2nd, at 6pm.  The session will take place in the meeting room at the Greenfield Police Department, 321 High Street.  The council will be re-voting on the solar energy zoning amendments they approved at their March 21st meeting in order to clarify the language of the amendments.  GCTV will record the meeting, which is open to the public, for later broadcast.

FRCOG Wins 2 Community Innovation Challenge Grants

From a Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) press release:

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) was awarded two of the 28 Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grants recently awarded statewide by the Massachusetts Department of Administration and Finance for municipal regionalization and efficiency projects.  The two funded projects at the FRCOG are for the creation of the Franklin County Cooperative Public Health Service (CPHS) and implementation of the Franklin County Regional Dog Officer Control and Kennel (DOCK) program.

Reminder to Register Dogs by 4/1/12

From a Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press release:

The Greenfield Town Clerk’s Office reminds residents that all dogs are required to be licensed by April 1st.  Fees are $5.00 for spayed and neutered dogs, and $10.00 for males and females.  If the dog has not previously been regis­tered, dog owners must present a current rabies certificate and a neutered/spayed certificate from the veterinarian.