Linda goodbye

GREENFIELD — Looking back on seven years with the Greenfield peer-to-peer addiction recovery community and 33 years in recovery, Linda Sarage sees changes in herself, in the community and in what might be termed the philosophy of addiction.

Sarage is retiring this month after serving as executive director of the RECOVER Project for seven years. She took the job after an early retirement from the Greenfield Public Schools to take care of her dying mother, and when she was offered the job by a friend who knew she was in recovery. Sarage said she had kept her addiction and recovery private, and knew that would end if she took the post. …(continue reading)