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town (1990 pop. 18,666), seat of Franklin co., NW Mass., at the confluence of the Deerfield and Green rivers, near their junction with the Connecticut; settled 1686, set off from Deerfield and inc. 1753. The first cutlery factory in the United States was established there in the early 1800s. Other products include silverware, electronic components, and lumber. Agriculture and dairy farming are also important. The town, the eastern terminus of the Mohawk TrailMohawk Trail.
1 Old road (c.100 mi/160 km long) in central New York state following the Mohawk River. It was the sole route through the Appalachians by which thousands of settlers emigrated from the Eastern seaboard to the Midwest.
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, was the site of many Native American attacks until 1735. A historical museum is in the town. Asher BenjaminBenjamin, Asher,
1773–1845, American architect, b. Greenfield, Mass. His Country Builder's Assistant was published in 1797 and The American Builder's Companion, with Daniel Reynard, in 1806.
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 was born there, and several buildings designed by him remain. Poet's Seat Tower provides a spectacular view of the town.


Semirural real property that is undeveloped (except for possible agricultural use) and is being considered as a site for development.


denoting or located in a rural area which has not previously been built on


A brand new installation of hardware or software without having to integrate new elements into existing ones. Contrast with "brownfield," which is an upgrade to the current system. Greenfield and brownfield are building industry terms that refer to clean, undeveloped land (green) versus contaminated land or land with existing structures (brown). The terms may refer to network installations as well. See green, greenware and greenwashing.
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Accompanying the appearance of the merchants in Greenfield was the immigration of numerous skilled artisans and small manufacturers and the development of a variety of small-scale industries linked to the growing river trade.
As an active member of the legal community, Greenfield is involved with several bar associations including the New York State Bar Association's Family Law Section, the New York County Lawyers' Association's Matrimonial Committee and the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.
With the establishment of the Greenfield Auto Park in 1998, the local economy was greatly stimulated with the creation of thousands of job opportunities.
76 acres available for development in Greenfield North Business Park that will support two buildings totaling approximately 415,000 square feet.
And there comes the emergence of sustainable weekend markets around the metro that has inspired Greenfield District's very own.
A mechanical engineer, Greenfield was responsible for building PB's capability in that field.
The huge success of the Greenfield copper mills depended on copper bolts - a process patented by Thomas Williams to hold timbers and wooden ships together.
The evolutionary drive behind this, Greenfield suspects, comes from a neurological tendency to perceive only the first of two closely spaced stimuli.
SWTP and GREENFIELD expect this merger to be beneficial to shareholders of both parties .
Born from a vision of providing a high-end, almost-weekend respite for those who want a break from the daily grind, Jazz Fest Thursdays was started by Greenfield almost six months ago.
The Town of Greenfield (Town) is seeking proposals for the installation of a Photovoltaic Generation System (PV System) to be installed on its Millbrook wellfield site, which property is within the Millbrook aquifer Zones 1 and 2.
US online games developer Sweet Spot Games (OTCBB:SWTP) on Wednesday said it had agreed to take over Greenfield Farms Grassfed Beef, a marketer of grass-fed beef to supermarket and restaurant suppliers in North Carolina, in an all-stock deal.