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A sign of what’s in the pipeline? Some area activists show solidarity to Pa. sugarers

Friday, February 12, 2016

The plastic tubing that collects sap from sugar maples at the Holleran family’s maple operation in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna County is the only pipeline the family wants to see cutting through their 23 acres, but a tree-cutting crew is poised to clear a path for the 125-mile-long Constitution gas pipeline. So far the family and friends have kept tree-cutters at bay. … 0

Martin seeks ‘breather year’ for Greenfield budget; Mayor aims for no increase to budget, no reduction in services

Friday, February 12, 2016

GREENFIELD — Residents will likely not see a significant expansion or reduction in town services during the budget year that begins July 1, according to … 0

MBI ‘Last Mile’ overseer Nakajima quits

Friday, February 12, 2016

Eric Nakajima, the man who was to have shepherded the build-out of “Last Mile” broadband to most of Western Massachusetts, has stepped down from his … 0

Northfield winery celebrates pouring license

Thursday, February 11, 2016

NORTHFIELD — Cameron’s Winery has been granted a wine and malt pouring license from the local licensing authority and will serve its first glass of wine at a Mardi Gras celebration Saturday at 6 p.m. in the winery … 0

Shelburne Falls Village Network online

Thursday, February 11, 2016

SHELBURNE FALLS — A newly formed online group, called the Shelburne Falls Village Network, believes this village of 2,000 residents needs to change and grow — but not at the expense of what makes it special to residents. … 0

A&B Lawn Care goes ‘above and beyond’

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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

Court rejects Vt. challenge to NRC’s use of nuke plant decommisioning fund

Thursday, February 11, 2016

VERNON, Vt. — A federal appeals court has told the Shumlin administration that its challenge of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff decision over the use of the Vermont Yankee decommissioning trust fund is “incurably premature.” In a decision … 0

Northfield Church to host Valentine’s Day concert

Thursday, February 11, 2016

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Trinitarian Congregational Church will host the first ever “Love and Chocolate Concert” at 7 p.m. on Saturday in celebration of Valentine’s Day. A variety of performers from the Pioneer Valley — including some from the Da Camera Singers — will sing love songs throughout … 0

Gill voter sign-up deadline today

Thursday, February 11, 2016

GILL — The deadline to register to vote at the Feb. 22 special town meeting is today. There will be special registration hours from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. at the Town Hall, 325 Main Road, even though the Town Hall is usually closed … 0

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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

Greenfield School Committee approves central office move to middle school

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — Greenfield’s School Department will proceed with a plan to move the central administrative offices to the Greenfield Middle School on Federal Street. The committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to support the plan, which would involve renovating … 0

Atlantic Furniture to set up shop in Deerfield Industrial Park

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Vacant for about four years, a 277,000-square-foot factory building at Deerfield Industrial Park has a new occupant. Deerfield Industrial LLC, which is owned by Mark Valone, purchased the building for $1,916,250 at auction and will rent the space to Atlantic Furniture, which is owned by … 0