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SJC gives neighbors fighting planned big box store right to request another venue for appeal

GREENFIELD — The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday that neighbors who are fighting a planned 135,000-square-foot big box store on the French King Highway have the right to request another venue for their appeal — either Land Court or Superior Court. Albert Norman, the Greenfield man known nationally … 0

Franklin County Land Transfers, week of 2/10/16

ASHFIELD Little Switzerland Trust, Norman S. Walker, Trustee, to Anne Helene Walker Matviak, of New Canaan, Ct., Alan Stewart Walker, of Norwalk, Ct., Bryce S. Walker, of New York, N. Y., Daphne Walker, of London, Ila, United Kingdom, Eliza Sullivan Walker, of New Orleans, La., Norman Stewart Walker, … 0

A&B Lawn Care goes ‘above and beyond’

SUNDERLAND – A&B Lawn Care started off in jest. Friends Cody Pease and Ryan Jopson met working at Four Seasons Property Maintenance, and used to joke about starting their own company. Those hypotheticals became reality last year, when … 0

A new online store that is a mash-up of Amazon and Whole Foods

PHILADELPHIA - Sam Wolf, 34, is founder and “chief wellness spreader” of LuckyVitamin in suburban Philadelphia. The third-generation family business started as a pharmacy, then became a health-foods store and now is a leading online retailer offering almost 37,000 products. The company has 200 employees and nearly $100 … 0

  • Rev. Heather Blais and parishioner Steve Houghton offer up ashes in front of the St. James Church in Greenfield in an “Ashes to Go” service. 
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    Rev. Heather Blais and parishioner Steve Houghton offer up ashes in front of the St. James Church in Greenfield in an “Ashes to Go” service. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Ashley LaCross of Mohawk competes in the slalom during the PVIAC Individual Championships Tuesday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. The  seventh-grader finished sixth in the event, and placed eighth in the combined (slalom and giant slalom) times.  Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Ashley LaCross of Mohawk competes in the slalom during the PVIAC Individual Championships Tuesday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. The seventh-grader finished sixth in the event, and placed eighth in the combined (slalom and giant slalom) times. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • The United Way collected at least 500 bags of nonperishable food items for their "Supper for Six" food drive at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. 
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    The United Way collected at least 500 bags of nonperishable food items for their "Supper for Six" food drive at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • John Sendelbach makes bug parts out of fork tines in his Shelburne Falls metal working studio on Wednesday. He uses the fork tines for legs and spoon for the body. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    John Sendelbach makes bug parts out of fork tines in his Shelburne Falls metal working studio on Wednesday. He uses the fork tines for legs and spoon for the body. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A couple Canada Geese float in a channel of water on the Connecticut River at Unity Park Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    A couple Canada Geese float in a channel of water on the Connecticut River at Unity Park Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Dragos Nichita, 14, of Greenfield, flies over a mound of snow on his sled at Beacon Field in Greenfield, Monday, February 8. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Dragos Nichita, 14, of Greenfield, flies over a mound of snow on his sled at Beacon Field in Greenfield, Monday, February 8. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A light snow falls quietly around Bardwells Ferry Bridge spanning the Deerfield River from Conway to Shelburne on Monday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    A light snow falls quietly around Bardwells Ferry Bridge spanning the Deerfield River from Conway to Shelburne on Monday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • John Webb of Greenfield plays his harmonica on Main Street, beside Green Fields Market. Webb, who's been playing harmonica since 1997, exclusively plays gospel hymns.
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    John Webb of Greenfield plays his harmonica on Main Street, beside Green Fields Market. Webb, who's been playing harmonica since 1997, exclusively plays gospel hymns. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Anne Baker, an avid birdwatcher from Gill, looks for eagles and other birds on the old rail bridge across the Connecticut River in Montague on Thursday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Anne Baker, an avid birdwatcher from Gill, looks for eagles and other birds on the old rail bridge across the Connecticut River in Montague on Thursday. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A west-facing window at the former Sweetheart Restaurant in Shelburne Falls reflects the setting sun Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    A west-facing window at the former Sweetheart Restaurant in Shelburne Falls reflects the setting sun Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Gary Moulton of Ware, Working for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin Reservoir, takes a water sample out of the Middle Branch of the Swift River before it flows into the Quabbin.  It is one of 14 sites that the DCR test water quality at the reservoir. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

    Gary Moulton of Ware, Working for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin Reservoir, takes a water sample out of the Middle Branch of the Swift River before it flows into the Quabbin. It is one of 14 sites that the DCR test water quality at the reservoir. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Kyle Devlin and Josiah Little, 9, of Riverside Gill, play ice hockey on the Connecticut River in Barton Cove, Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

    Kyle Devlin and Josiah Little, 9, of Riverside Gill, play ice hockey on the Connecticut River in Barton Cove, Sunday, January 31. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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Editorial: Markey, others connect the dots on pipeline plan

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Editorial: Markey, others connect the dots on pipeline plan