Robert Pollock, new owner of the Boxcar Restaurant in Erving Center, cheeses up some burgers.  Recorder/Paul Franz

An Erving classic

Thursday, October 23, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — Robert Pollock flips two hamburgers on the griddle, stirs onions and keeps an eye on an omelet off to the side — just a typical day in the kitchen of the newly renamed A&R Boxcar Restaurant. The Boxcar is a familiar Erving landmark, but the “A&R” is new, derived from the initials of … 0

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ashfield Cheryl E. Brown to Anne F. Boltz of Cincinnati, Ohio, 74 Ranney Corner Road, $214,500. Bernardston Patti Couture Estate, David Courture, personal representative, to David Couture, 189 Bald Mountain Road. No consideration. Stuart R. Girard to Andrew Girard, 132 Bald Mountain Road, $45,000. Buckland Brenda M. Spofford, formerly known as Brenda M. Bowie of Dillingham, AK, to William J. Knittle and Alice … 0

Lamson & Goodnow hire sales and marketing staff

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lamson restructuring SHELBURNE FALLS — Lamson & Goodnow has restructured its sales and marketing operations as part of its financial reorganization plan. Thomas Mihalek has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, while Robert Muscari is the new vice president of sales for HotSpot silicone pot-holders and other products. Lorna Dufresne, a long-time employee, will manage the company’s TreeSpirit wooden kitchen products. … 0

Agency OKs Entergy hot water discharge into Conn. River

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The state Agency of Natural Resources has issued a hot water discharge permit to Entergy Nuclear that allows it to discharge millions of gallons of heated water into the Connecticut River. The permit, which was more than nine years in the making, comes a little … 0

County’s solid waste management district marks quarter-century of change

Monday, October 13, 2014

Those trash compactor trucks you still see every now and then present a good picture of the world in which the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District was created. The state was pressing towns and cities to shut … 0

Lamson on the rebound from debt

Friday, October 10, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Two local investors have helped the 177-year-old Lamson & Goodnow Co. cutlery restore its operations, in hopes that increased sales and profitability will pull the company out of the red — and out of bankruptcy … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 10, 2014

Home care providers win award GREENFIELD — Homewatch CareGivers of Colorado announced that it has received the Best of Home Care Award from Home Care Pulse, a national organization specializing in performance benchmarking and quality satisfaction management. Homewatch CareGivers, which has an office in Greenfield at 278 Main … 0

Real Estate/Land Transfers

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ashfield Peter m. Billy and Helen L. Billy of Mineola, N.Y., to Gordon L. Howes of Weatogue, Conn., 162 Buckland Road, $20,000. Joan Wiest Strader of Rhode Island to William H. Strader, 581 Pfersick Road. No consideration. Buckland Benjamin T. Crosby and Susan L. Crosby to Susan L. … 0

Hearty Eats

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Attention vegans and anyone with diabetes, gluten- or dairy allergies: Here’s a place where you can eat without fear of wheat in your batter-dipped onion rings, meat-broth in your soup or cream in your raspberry … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 3, 2014

Charlene Manor earns national award GREENFIELD — For the second year in a row, Charlene Manor Extended Care has been recognized by National Research Corporation for exceptional customer satisfaction with an Excellence in Action award. The award is presented to long-term care and senior living organizations that achieve … 0

Michael Behn announced as new president of the Sandri Companies

Friday, October 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Sandri Companies has announced the appointment of Michael V. Behn as president and chief operating officer, replacing Timothy Van Epps, who will remain Sandri’s CEO and chairman of the board. “It is clear to me … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ashfield Shirley A. Bacon of Williamsburg, by attorney, Paul E. Bacon, attorney, to Paul E. Bacon of Williamsburg, 436-446 Cummington Road. No consideration. Shirley A. Bacon, by attorney, Paul E. Bacon, attorney, to Paul E. Bacon, 428 Cummington Road. No consideration. Shirley A. Bacon, by attorney, Paul E. … 0

A healing space is now open in Orange

Friday, October 3, 2014

By TRACEY PROHASKA CARROLL Recorder Correspondent ORANGE — Kate Hart is no stranger to loss. As a licensed clinical social worker at Athol Hospital with a background in hospice, she has worked with many people dealing with grief … 0