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Home owners Hannah Smeltz and Spartan Giordano, center, give a tour of their award winning energy efficient house in Greenfield on Thursday.  At left is Adam Heintz, who helped build the home with the scrap granite floor and Bart Bales of Bales Energy. At right are Jennifer Marrapese and Miriam Aylward of NESEA. The couple's son, Max Giordano, 3, plays with trucks. Recorder/Paul Franz

Greenfield house earns builder energy award

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — It all added up for this former math teacher, given the net sum of skyrocketing energy costs. So he built a net-zero energy saltbox. And it scored big. From the outside, the only thing saying the natural-finish house at 10 Charles St. is out of the ordinary are the tree-beams at the front and rear entrances. That, and … 0

On the Job

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Quabbin Valley Healthcare hire ATHOL — Michael T. Piscopo BS, RRT has been named by Quabbin Valley Healthcare as its provider for a new Respiratory Services Program. Piscopo is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who has been practicing at the former Worcester City Hospital for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ashfield L’Artigue S. Helveston and Iris A. Helveston of Dade City, Fla., to Paul T. Bouchard of Williamsburg, South Ashfield Road, land also in Conway, $35,000. Buckland Frank S. Gerry and Janet E. Gerry of Sugar Grove, Ill., to Carl W. Nelke and Janet E. Gerry of Conway, 35 Upper St., $84,735. Colrain Valley Community Land Trust Inc. of Turners Falls to Aric … 0

Bank merger earns OK from regulators

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Greenfield Cooperative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank have gotten final government approvals to merge this April. The banks announced Thursday that they have received final regulatory approvals from the Federal Reserve Board and the Massachusetts Division of Banks. The banks will complete the legal merger on April 1. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 20, 2015

Buckland Chris E. Singley of Shelburne to Steven J. Andrews of Halifax, Vt., 77-79 State St., $70,000. Barry L. Nye of Ashfield to Grinnell Real Estate, LLC, of Shelburne Falls, 48 Prospect St., $120,000. Walton F. Chapman, also known as Walter F. Chapman and Carol E. Cone, to … 0

New, but familiar

Thursday, February 12, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Jake’s Tavern closed this year and Hubie’s Tavern & Restaurant has opened in its place. The old wooden bar is still there, but clad in new wood and with a … 3

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 13, 2015

BUCKLAND William J. Meyers, Jr. of Colrain, Anne Marie Mislak of Greenfield, and Barbara M. Jazab, of Enfield, Ct., “aka” Barbara J. Jazab, to Mary Brooks, of Shelburne Falls. 115 North Street. $60,000 Stephen Meyers, to Mary Brooks. 115 North Street. $1.00 C. Daniel Post, and Lynn Benander, … 0

Mohawk Trading Post turns 30

Thursday, February 12, 2015

SHELBURNE CENTER — It was 30 years ago Saturday that the late Louise and Arthur York bought the Mohawk Trading Post with their daughter Laurene L. York. On Saturday, the Native American-themed gift shop on the Mohawk Trail will be celebrating its anniversary with an open house, refreshments … 0

On the Job

Friday, February 6, 2015

Cohn Realtor honored GREENFIELD — Sharon Wilcox, ABR, CBR, GRI, ASP, of Cohn & Company Real Estate Agency has earned the highest honor — “Top Producer of the Year” for 2014. This award recognizes her exemplary work in … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 6, 2015

Ashfield Edward C. Purinton and Valerie D. Purinton to Roger A. Lynch and Lindsey Flethcer-Lynch,March Road, $7,000. Bernardston Robert I. Slate Revocable Trust, Justin H. Slate, Mallory H. Slate and David W. Fitts, all trustees, to Justin H. Slate of Cohasset and Mallory H. Slate of Cambridge, Huckle … 0

Spirits multiplying

Friday, January 30, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff GILL — There’s new spirit in the package store overlooking the intersection of Main Road and Route 2. South Deerfield resident and Deerfield native Steve Schechterle opened his third Spirit Shoppe beer, wine … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 30, 2015

Buckland Mary F. Schreiber of Pittsfield, also known as Mary Schreiberrr, to Kenneth G. Campbell and Catherine A. Campbell of Shelburne, 6 Wall St., $165,000. Donald M. Fish and Leah A. Teece of Belchertown to Susan A. Schriber Trust, Susan A. Schriber and Suzette Fontaine Collins, trustees, 10 … 0

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 … 0