Identity Crisis No More: Greenfield, Mass., Finally Calls Itself A 'City'
Fifteen years after changing its government to act like a city, Greenfield, Massachusetts, will now officially be called one.
Greenfield got its first mayor and council in 2002, after a contentious debate.
But back then, according to council vice-president Isaac Mass, many residents objected to calling it a city. They thought "town" was better for attracting tourists -- by evoking quaint New England.