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Help Envision a Better Greenfield

From a Greenfield Master Plan Committee press release:

You are invited to a community workshop on Saturday, February 9th, at 9am to kick off the development of the Greenfield Comprehensive Sustainable Master Plan! Come and share your ideas about how to create a better, more sustainable, Greenfield.

Mayor Names New DPW Director

From a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Mayor William Martin and the Town of Greenfield are pleased to announce the appointment of Arthur Baker as the incoming Director of the Greenfield Department of Public Works. He will assume his duties on February 19, 2013.

HRC Begins Gun Violence Reduction Initiative

From a Greenfield Human Rights Commission (HRC) press release:

In response to the call of national and state leaders for community dialogue in the wake of the December 14, 2012, tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the Greenfield Human Rights Commission will initiate a Gun Violence Reduction Initiative beginning on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the Greenfield Town Hall second floor meeting room. It is anticipated that the Initiative will encompass at least the next several months.

Learn About Greenfield's Proposed Split Tax Rate

The Town Council extends an invitation to all interested members of the public to attend the Ways and Means Committee meeting on November 14, 2012, 6:00 pm at GCTV-15, 393 Main Street.  Vice-President Wisnewski will be making a PowerPoint Presentation proposing a Split Tax Rate for the Town of Greenfield.

Public Hearing on Status of Women to be Held Tuesday

From a Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) press release:

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW) and the town of Greenfield will co-host a public hearing on October 24, 2012, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The hearing will be held at the Greenfield High School, located at 1 Lennox Avenue, Greenfield, MA 01301. 

The purpose of the hearing is to give all stakeholders in Greenfield as well as those in the surrounding community the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns important to women, as well as the gaps or barriers they have experienced in the provision of services available. Citizens, government officials, and organizations that advocate for women and families in the region are invited to attend and encouraged to participate in the open public hearing by providing testimony/recommendations.

Absentee Ballots Available for 11/6/12 General Election

Adapted from Greenfield Town Clerk's Office press releases:

Absentee Ballots are available for the Presidential and Massachusetts General Election which will be held November 6, 2012. Voters are reminded the last day and time to apply for an absentee ballot for this election is no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, November 5, 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 by mail should be submitted well in advance of the Election date.

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.

Gov. Patrick Proclaims Aug. 19-25 MA Farmers’ Market Week

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

Governor Deval Patrick today proclaimed August 19-25 Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Week, calling farmers’ markets across the state “essential to the vitality of Massachusetts farms.”

The week will officially kick off on Monday, August 20, when Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) Commissioner Greg Watson reads the proclamation at the 28th Annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest at Boston’s City Hall Plaza Farmers’ Market.

Courthouse Renovation Relocation---Share Your Opinion

Adapted from a Greenfield Human Rights Commission press release:

The Greenfield Human Rights Commission will be holding a public forum on Monday, August 20, 2012, at 6:00 PM on the second floor meeting room of the Greenfield Town Hall to gather opinions and testimony regarding the Franklin County Courthouse renovation relocation.

Absentee Ballots Available for 9/6/12 Primary Elections

Absentee Ballots are available for the State Primary Election which will be held September 6, 2012. Voters are reminded the last day and time to apply for an absentee ballot for this election is no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday September 5, 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 by mail should be submitted well in advance of the Election date.

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