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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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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.

License Commissioners Meeting March 20, 2012

From a Greenfield Board of License Commissioners Public Notice:

The Board of License Commissioners has received a request to change the parking regulations to the following:  To prohibit parking on the north side of Olive Street.  The Board of License Commissioners will hold a hearing on the request on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:00pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room.


That’s our word for this week because our staff re-arranged their schedules in order to cover several events, Appalachian Still filled in for another band on "Valley Homegrown", and the mayor spoke about additional notification options that CodeRED provides our town.

On Monday afternoon, Deputy Fire Chief Robert Strahan joined Mayor Martin in our studio to elaborate on the benefits of adopting a new emergency notification system that can alert citizens by phone, email, and text.  Watch the video!

Greenfield Announces CodeRED Test Call

Mayor William F. Martin announced that the first community-wide testing of Greenfield’s new emergency notification system, CodeRED, would commence this evening to all residents and businesses currently registered in the system.

Please find the complete text of Mayor Martin’s message below:


Trying Something New

That seemed to be our theme this week as we Tweeted Tuesday's election results for the first time, the mayor recorded an episode of his show with a different format, and eight producers worked on their inaugural projects.

Greenfield Grabs CodeRED Call System

From a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Mayor William Martin announced that the City of Greenfield has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification system effective immediately. “Hopefully we will not need to utilize the reverse call system now and at least not until everyone has had a chance to get their numbers and addresses into it.”

Greenfield Solar Farm(s) Update January 2012

From a Greenfield Department of Public Works Press Release:

The Town of Greenfield is this week releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a second solar farm, this one to be located near the town’s Millbrook well field off of Severance St.  Because of site limitations this second solar farm has a projected rating of 1.0 – 1.5 MW of electricity. 

Kudos to Town Water Pollution Control Staff

This just in from a Greenfield Department of Public Works Press Release:

Four members of the staff of the Greenfield Water Pollution Control Plant accepted EPA's annual award for excellence in Boston today on behalf of the entire staff.  This award is for excellence in operation and the staff's outstanding performance after Tropical Storm Irene.