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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Call for Applicants: GCTV 2013 Scholarship Contest

Greenfield Community Television (GCTV) is committed to supporting tomorrow's leaders in media. Each year, a graduating high school senior that has demonstrated a strong aptitude in Media Production, and has chosen to pursue this field after graduation, is selected to receive a cash award of up to $1,000 from GCTV. This award is offered only to residents of Greenfield or students enrolled in schools located in the city of Greenfield.

EBay Auction Yields $545,000 for MA Taxpayers

This just in from a State Treasurer's Office press release:

Treasurer Steven Grossman today announced that the recently completed eBay auction conducted by his office’s Unclaimed Property Division has generated a record-setting $544,552 in revenue for the Commonwealth’s General Fund, a 92 percent increase over the appraised value of the sold items.

Pioneer Valley Facing Challenge Creating Skilled Workers

From a Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development press release:

New research finds Pioneer Valley region facing challenge creating next generation of skilled workers. The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston today announced that 47.1 percent of the region's civilian labor force was 45 years of age or older, while only 31.9 percent was under the age of 35 in 2008-2010. The region's labor force is older than the state's labor force.  As a consequence, the region faces the challenge of equipping younger workers with the skills needed to replace retiring baby boomers. The report, entitled "Labor Market Trends in the Pioneer Valley Region", is part of a joint project between EOLWD's Commonwealth Corporation and the Boston Fed's New England Public Policy Center.

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.

Need Help With Your Mortgage?

Adapted from a State Representative Denise Andrews' Office press release:

Representative Denise Andrews and representatives from foreclosure prevention programs from across the region will come together, on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, to spread the news about resources available to homeowners facing or at-risk of foreclosure.  The town hall meeting is the second forum in a series of events for local residents.  Speakers will briefly introduce their programs and there will be time afterwards for homeowners to meet individually with program representatives.

GCC to Get $179,310 to Expand Hybrid Learning Model

This just in from a Massachusetts Governor's Office press release:

Governor Deval Patrick today announced $4 million in grants to support increased skill training and workforce alignment, improved student learning outcomes and efficiency measures at community colleges across the Commonwealth. These grants deliver on the goals of the Governor’s community college initiative to put more people in Massachusetts back to work and to strengthen the connections between community colleges, employers and the workforce.

American Coins from Colonial Times to the Present

Adapted from a Historical Society of Greenfield press release:

David Hosmer began collecting coins when he was 14 years old and over the years has gathered a trove of coins, coin lore, and knowledge about grading levels, history, and values. He will have a selection from his collection and a copy of R.S. Yoeman's Redbook with him when he speaks at Historical Society of Greenfield on Wednesday, August 29th at 7pm.

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.

Continuing to Keep You Informed

We hope you haven’t forgotten that it’s election season.  Greenfield’s Town Election will take place on June 12th and you can find all the information you need to make an informed decision here on our website.  We’ve been busy contacting candidates to get pictures, bios, and websites, and have them come into our studio to record a video statement for you.  In addition, the town clerk’s office has supplied us with voter registration deadlines, sample ballots, and a schedule of available rides to the polls.  You can find out more by clicking on the “El

Keeping You Informed About Local Government

This is a very busy time for local officials.  It’s budget season so the ways & means committee is meeting every week, on Tuesday voters will go to the polls to decide whether or not to approve a proposition 2 ½ override to build a new high school, and our regular town election will be June 12th.  GCTV's staff is working hard to make sure that information about all of these events is available to anyone who wants it.

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