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Scuttlebutt in Greenfield says that if not for Northampton and Amherst, the suicide rate for teenagers in Greenfield would be much higher, though if you can afford to live in the nicer northern section of town, it is a lovely small town to raise your kids in, and 10 to 20-minute driving distance from many renowned private schools such as The Bement School (http://www.bement.org/), Eaglebrook (http://www.eaglebrook.org), Northfield Mount Hermon (http://www.nmhschool.org/), and The Deerfield Academy (http://www.deerfield.edu).

NPOV?[edit]

That suicide comment is too POV and frankly just ridiculous. I'm editing it out except for the factual stuff.

Uh, when was the last time a teenager committed suicide in Greenfield? Yes, the town is filled with idiots and people who fear change (ahem, Al Norman), but it's not enough to make anyone depressed enough to commit suicide. . . moron.

I do see a rise in excellent restaurants. The People's Pint, Cafe Koko, Mesa Verde, and the newly opened Hattaporn's Thai Kitchen, among others, offer a wide variety of fine dining at affordable prices.

Too POV?[edit]

As someone who spent the first 23 years of my life in Greenfield, I can attest to the theraputic proximity of Northampton & Amherst (and even, once one gets one's license, Boston). I mean, the area is still depressing as hell until you learn to appreciate the surroundings.

Gravity Hill[edit]

I haven't lived in the area for too long, so maybe someone more knowledgeable could help, but in a short article like this, is the "gravity hill" thing really worth mentioning? Surely that's a trivial detail for a town with such a long history. --JustSayin 14:20, 17 July 2006 (UTC)

It is trivial, but I am partial to that factoid. I believe I'd never heard the term until reading this page. I proceeded to check it out. It's subtle but interesting. It could be reformatted or moved down in the article, but I'd say it should stay in some form. —Ben FrantzDale 23:34, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
My understanding is that "Gravity Hill" was a popular tourist destination in the early 20th century. This is especially noteworthy as I also understand that the Mohawk Trail was the first road exclusively set aside for automobiles, so Gravity Hill was a tourist trap for autos at the start of the first road for autos. I think it should stay in. --Dunkelza 17:36, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
I think it should go under the Points of Interest category. Dragon Directories 03:43, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Drug[edit]

there is some room for the exposé on drugs by CNN.  Anthony Bourdain is not a fly by night operative.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.15.124.242 (talk) 23:50, 22 May 2015 (UTC) 

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Orphaned references in Greenfield, Massachusetts[edit]

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