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Mike Didonna will open the Deerfield Fly Shop on Elm Street in South Deerfield catering to the local fly fishermen. 
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

A-Lure-ing addition

Friday, January 23, 2015

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff DEERFIELD — Anglers, rejoice! If you’ve had trouble finding a place to restock your supply of lures or get your fly fishing rod repaired, South Deerfield resident Michael Didonna will soon have you covered. Didonna will open the doors of his new downtown fly fishing supply shop, The Deerfield Fly Shop, on March 7. Over the past month, Didonna, 38, has been busy hanging merchandise racks, laying out equipment, and setting up the various infrastructure that he’ll need to officially open for business in the storefront at 8A Elm St. So far, a long rack filled with fishing rods runs … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bernardston Thomas L. Sampson to Joshua James and Laura James of Greenfield, 513 Huckle Hill Road, $280,000. Buckland Lisa M. Greaney to Greaney Investment Trust, Lisa M. Greaney, trustee, 67-69 Conway St., $1. Fannie Mae, also known as Federal National Mortgage Association of Washington, D.C., by attorney, Orlans Moran, PLLC, attorney, to Cheryl D. Harrell and Kavita H. Hunt, 21 Walker Road, $130,000. … 0

On the Job

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Berson firm attorney GREENFIELD — Beth A. Lux has joined the law firm of Mark I. Berson. Born in Northampton, Lux is a graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School, Easthampton, received her BS in psychology from the UMass Boston (1995) and her MS in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ashfield Scott M. Doneilo and Bonita A. Doneilo to Edward C. Purinton and Valerie D. Purinton, March Road, Parcels A and B, $15,000. Bernardston Mary J. Lynch Estate, John F. Lynch IV of Lynn, individually and personal representative, Mary Jo Hillsgrove and Michael T. Lynch of Spring Grove, … 0

Goodbye La Luncheonette; hello Ponte

Monday, January 12, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Today is the final day for the tiny La Luncheonette, a breakfast and lunch cafe that opened about a year ago. Regular customers are invited to come by and even get the recipes for some … 0

Rollover

Thursday, January 8, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Local cyclists who lamented the recent closure of Sunderland’s Flye Cycles bicycle shop need not mourn any longer. Blue Steel Bicycle Company, a similar, full-service bike shop located in the same building is now up and … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 9, 2015

Ashfield William G. Eddy to Curtis E. Pichette and Judy Marlene Pichette, Creamery Road, $1. Bernardston Joseph M. Podlesny Jr. to Joseph M. Podlesny Jr. and Kathleen M. Sylvers of South Deerfield, 18 Merrifield Road, formerly known as 4 Merrifield Road, $1. Conway Bravmann Real Estate Trust, Peter … 0

Mother’s Pantry to close Jan. 31

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 17 years on Bridge Street, Mother’s Pantry will close on Jan. 31. Although the store will be gone, Mother’s specialty food products — jams, chutneys, relishes, sauces and other items from locally grown ingredients — will still be available in other shops throughout the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ashfield Hoff Family Trust, Survivors Trust, Trust A, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, to Mary F. Hoff Revocable Trust, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, 81 Baptist Corner Road, $1. Vickie L. Lovering of West Whately and Ralph D. Lovering Jr. to Ralph D. Lovering Jr., 501 Hill Road, $1. Bernardston … 0

Hadley farmland set for auction after bistro fails

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HADLEY — Following the failed business venture of Seven Sisters Market Bistro, Route 9 farmland owned by the Ciaglo family for generations will be sold at auction Feb. 4, about two years after the market celebrated its grand opening. The auction will include the property and land at … 1

County CDC close to reaching top tax credit goal

Sunday, December 28, 2014

It’s almost time for Franklin County Community Development Corp. to ring in a happy new year. And to hear Executive Director John Waite tell it, 2014 was pretty good for the CDC as well. With less than a week for potential donors to make donations to the CDC … 0

On the job

Friday, December 26, 2014

Cohn recognizes two GREENFIELD — Mary Lou Emond and Mark Abramson of Cohn & Company Real Estate have been awarded their 35 year membership pins by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley. With more than 40 years in … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 26, 2014

Ashfield Evangelos Kostoulas of Dedham to Bruce G. Davis and Heather M. Davis of Plainfield, Old Stage Road, $15,000. Bernardston Kevin F. Kenney to Kevin F. Kenney and Rita M. Harris, 200 Fox Hill Road, $1. U.S. Bank NA, trustee, by attorney, Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., attorney, to … 0