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Job fair planned for Rodney Hunt workers

Monday, November 23, 2015

ORANGE — Rodney Hunt Co.’s 200 soon-to-be-unemployed workers are being invited to a job fair hosted by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s rapid response team on Dec. 2 to help them find new employment opportunities. The rapid response team was deployed to the 175-year-old water control equipment manufacturer following an announcement earlier this month that it would close by the end of the year and lay … 0

Pipeline co. files application with FERC

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. filed its application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 420-mile Northeast Energy Direct project to pass through eight Franklin County towns as well as Plainfield in Hampshire County. The controversial project, described by the company as costing about $5 billion, would expand TGP’s existing pipeline system in … 2

Real Estate/Changing Hands, Nov. 20, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ashfield William G. Eddy Estate, Thomas J. Hillier and Susan G. Hillier, personal representatives, to Thomas J. Hillier and Susan G. Hillier, Creamery Road. No consideration. Bernardston Jill E. Powell, formerly known as Jill E. Maniatty, to Jill E. Powell and Timothy W. Artus, 42 West Mountain Road, $1. William W. Perry and Barbara J. Perry to Kathleen A. Meyer of Turners Falls, … 0

Liquor license moves ahead for Greenfield Hangar

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — The site of a former Greenfield institution is set to see a duplicate of an Amherst institution. As earlier suggested by a filing with the town, the location of the former Famous Bill’s on Federal Street is to become home to a new Hangar Pub and … 0

Lawmakers grapple with details of solar law

Monday, November 16, 2015

Among the top priorities for legislators before leaving for their end-of-year break Wednesday is fixing the state’s program that allows solar-electricity-producing businesses and municipalities to sell power back to the grid at retail rates. The current caps on … 2

On The Job

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lisa Gagne of Greenfield wins housing award GREENFIELD — On Nov. 2, the New England Affordable Housing Management Association honored Lisa Gagne as the Residential Services Coordinator of the Year during its annual industry conference. Gagne, a resident of Greenfield, is the resident services manager for Peabody Properties … 0

Property Transfers

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bernardston Dennis M. Shockro and Karen A. Shockro and Dennis W. Shockro and Holly L. Shockro to Jason M. Deane and Joelle C. Deane, Purple Meadow Road, $1. Jason M. Deane and Joelle C. Deane to Dennis M. Shockro and Karen A. Shockro and Dennis W. Shockro and … 0

Tips of the trade from Bill Baker

Thursday, November 12, 2015

GREENFIELD — Baker Office Supply has been a fixture in Greenfield for over 80 years. Naturally, owner William Baker knows a thing or two about running a successful, long-term business. Baker, who took charge in 1993 after growing … 0

‘Fresh, funky style’

Thursday, November 12, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — There’s a new florist in downtown Turners Falls who’s bringing a “fresh, funky style” to the business. Melissa Pippin, owner of LaBella Florist, opened up shop on Second Street last week in the space formerly … 0

More offers for Rodney Hunt workers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ORANGE — In the wake of Rodney Hunt Co.’s announcement last week that it will shutter its Orange factory by the end of the year, local and national companies who manufacture similar products have been reaching out with job opportunities to the company’s 200 soon-to-be-unemployed workers. Those offers … 0

Caffeine controversy hasn’t slowed local peanut butter makers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s latest salvo in a campaign to address safety surrounding caffeinated foods doesn’t appear to be having the effect he intended for his latest target, Greenfield-based STEEM Caffeinated Peanut Butter. Earlier this week, … 0

Standing up for the land: Locals testify at hearing on allowing energy projects on protect land

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Opponents and even some proponents of natural gas pipeline projects testified for more than four hours Tuesday about whether to allow energy projects on state-protected land. Although the proposal before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory … 2

Peanut butter and jitters? Caffeinated spread made in Greenfield targeted by U.S. senator

Monday, November 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — A caffeinated peanut butter product made by Greenfield-based company STEEM Peanut Butter Inc. has become the latest focus of a U.S. senator’s efforts to get the federal Food and Drug Administration to look into whether certain … 0