Moving words: Adam Strickland, an employee of Greenfield Power & Light, takes down the tinsel-wrapped greeting that had hung over West Main Street since the start of the holiday season. City crews took advantage of the relatively mild weather on Thursday to begin removing the city's holiday decorations - a task that also looms for homeowners whose merry inspirations probably did not not account for nearly a foot of snow on the ground by New Year's. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
The magic of the holiday season always has a nice afterglow, but sooner or later, the decorations have to come down as the world speeds back up. That was in evidence Thursday in downtown Greenfield. City crews removed the large holiday-greeting signs that spanned the entries to the city. The Christmas music that had cheered downtown visitors and workers during the season is now silenced, and the twinkling magic of the season will be on hold for another 11 months. The cycle of the seasons forever turns.