Business

Biz leaders discuss regional economic development plan

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday’s gathering of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was an opportunity for about 100 business leaders from around the region to learn about regional economic development planning here. Like many of its monthly breakfast meetings, the presentation on how the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is being written in preparation for an April 28 draft release by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments was a chance to bring together … 0

Lamson & Goodnow moving to Westfield; Property sold to Ashfield man

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 178 years in Shelburne Falls, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. will be moving to Westfield. Chief Operating Officer James Pelletier said that on Thursday he signed a lease, which takes effect on April 1. The lease was signed a day after 12.5 acres of Lamson’s 18-acre property and buildings … 0

New spot by bridge offers Mexican fare in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls has Bridge Street, the Iron Bridge and the Bridge of Flowers. Now it has a new little eatery near all these bridges. “Ponte” is Spanish for “bridge,” and Ponte Restaurante , set up by former Green Emporium restaurateurs Chef Michael Collins and Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo, offers Mexican-style dishes, … 0

Lesser promoted to corporate director of quality and patient safety at Valley Health Systems

Thursday, March 26, 2015

HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center, has announced the promotion of Tina Lesser to corporate director of quality and patient safety for Valley Health Systems, the parent company of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ashfield Alexander W. Merrill and Alexa M. Merrill of Mansfield, Conn., to Ethan K. Vandermark of Northampton, 520 Main St., $242,000. Buckland Wesley M. Rice and Susan F. Rice to Wesley M. Rice, Susan F. Rice and Susan E. Mead, the latter being of Shelburne, 20 Purinton Road, … 0

Horse calls: Gill vet travels to keep animals healthy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff GILL — Stephanie Vassar started out on a medical school track — but today her exam room is 90 miles across and her patients are furry. The 28-year-old Gill veterinarian opened Great Falls … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ashfield Walter L. Cudnohufsky and Susan W. Cudnohufsky to Walter L. Cudnohufsky Investment Trust, Walter L. Cudnohufsky, trustee, and Susan W. Cudnohufsky Investment Trust, Susan W. Cudnohufsky, trustee, 455 Bug Hill Road, $1. Daniel Halladay Kinsey of Easthampton and Alison Kinsey, formerly known as Alison Kinsey Hobbs of … 0

Berkshire Pizza adds menu items, breakfast, bar

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Recorder staff CHARLEMONT — In its first year, Berkshire Pizzeria has added several new things: breakfast, a bar, soda fountain, mounted TV screens and an expanded menu. The pizzeria now opens daily at 7 a.m. for breakfast, offering … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ashfield Edward R. Preissler of Mattapoisett and Deborah G. Thomas to Deborah G. Thomas, 1379 West Road, $1. Charlemont Richard D. Stone and Patricia I. Stone of Framingham to PI&RD Stone Irrevocable Trust, Catherine P. Stone, trustee, 33 Warfield Road, $1. Conway Laurie VonDung to Laurie VonDung and … 0

Artist buys Rooney’s building

Monday, March 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — The three-story landmark on Main Street where Rooney’s clothing store once thrived has been sold to a Greenfield resident who plans to live there, run her art studio there and rent to other artists. Rachael Katz, … 0

Shelburne Falls locals say state film tax credit helped

Friday, March 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Massachusetts Film Tax Credit — which helped bring Hollywood filmmaking to Shelburne Falls in 2012 and 2013 — could become a thing of the past. Gov. Charles D. Baker has proposed ending that tax … 0

Sugarloaf Hair Studio

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Daylily art gallery and gift shop on Sugarloaf Street is now home to a third tenant: Kim Vieira of Ashfield and her new business, Sugarloaf Hair Studio. Vieira moved into the back half of the … 0

On the Job

Friday, March 6, 2015

Better Yet: James Smith SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne resident James Smith is celebrating thirty years of operating his business, which offers editorial writing, editing, technical writing, training and software quality assurance for businesses such as France-based Schneider Electric, … 0