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Heidi Garfinkel walks along the train tracks behind her home on Chapman Street in Greenfield on Wednesday. Garfinkel said she's been worried about the Amtrak train for a long time, but until recently had assumed the company would take more safety measures. "Although it's exciting that a passenger train is coming to town, let's not wait for a tragedy to insist that Amtrak install safety fencing along the tracks in thickly settled areas," she said. Recorder/Micky Bedell

With Amtrak’s arrival, safety at forefront

Sunday, December 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — When she looks out the back window of her Greenfield home, it’s common for Heidi Garfinkel to see people crossing the railroad tracks that run behind her property. With the return of the Amtrak Vermonter just a week away, the Chapman Street resident said she fears for the safety of those who won’t be used to looking out … 0

Olver helped engineer passenger rail’s return

Sunday, December 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — The name John W. Olver is at the front of the intermodal transit center that will serve as the station for the first passenger train service in this town in decades. And that’s fitting, given the former congressman’s pivotal role in bringing service back to the Connecticut River line after a … 0

On the Job

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fitzgerald is 2015 Realtors president WALTHAM — Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, broker/owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been installed as president of the 21,000-plus-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors. As president, Fitzgerald will direct the internal and external activities of the association; preside at all meetings of the MAR board of directors and executive committee; represent the association at important meetings and … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ashfield Robert Habersaat, also known as Robert J. Habersaat, and Barbara Haberssaat, also known as Barbara W. Habersaat, to Habersaat Family Trust, Robert J. Habersaat and Barbara W. Habersaat, trustees, Stonewall Drive, less than $100. Barbara Habersaat to Habersaat Family Trust, Barbara W. Habersaat and Robert J. Habersaat, … 0

Lamson seeks to drop union contract

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After reaching an impasse on new contract negotiations with its union, Lamson & Goodnow is now asking U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to drop its current collective bargaining agreement, so the company can cut wages … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bernardston Paul S. Fisher and Julie Thompson Fisher, to Joseph E. Gruszkowski and Shayna L. Gruszkowski, of Greenfield. 75 South Merrifield Road “aka” 75 Merrifield Road. $226,000. Lloyd Szulborski, “aka” Lloyd J. Szulborski, and Patricia J. Bassett, “nka” Patricia J. Szulborski, to Szulborski Investment Trust, Lloyd J. Szulborski … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bernardston Paul S. Fisher and Julie Thompson Fisher, to Joseph E. Gruszkowski and Shayna L. Gruszkowski, of Greenfield. 75 South Merrifield Road “aka” 75 Merrifield Road. $226,000. Lloyd Szulborski, “aka” Lloyd J. Szulborski, and Patricia J. Bassett, “nka” Patricia J. Szulborski, to Szulborski Investment Trust, Lloyd J. Szulborski … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ashfield Edward V. Callahan Jr. and Linda L. Callahan to Henry A. Kaminski and Susan F. Kaminski, 25 West Road, $326,500. Bernardston Russell J. Woods and Tina M. Woods to Christopher J. Ament of South Deerfield, 49 Shedd Road, also known as Martindale Branch Road, $173,000. Marian F. … 0

Stitches in time: Rethreads serving thousands over 35 years

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The tides of commerce ebb and flow on Bridge Street, but the tide was out when a group of young mothers sat around a kitchen table, thinking about opening a used-clothing store, which they decided … 0

Singley’s storefronts to be auctioned next week

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The two-story commercial building in the heart of downtown that housed Singley’s Furniture store for 67 years goes up for auction on Dec. 10 — followed by the auction of two other Singley-owned storefronts in … 0

On the trail for sheepskin

Sunday, November 30, 2014

It’s an old sheep story. Tourists headed up along the Mohawk Trail during foliage season, skiers headed up to Mount Snow or out to Berkshire East, will stop by what seems to be a rustic looking souvenir shop … 0

French King Restaurant open after renovation

Thursday, November 27, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — The home fires are burning again at the French King Restaurant, a family business in its 60th year on the eastern cusp of the French King Bridge, which recently closed for … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Charlemont Bluegreen Corrporation and Patten Corporation of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly known as Patten Realty Corporation, to Jean Paul Migeon of Greenfield, 0 Zoar Road, $1. Colrain Karen Foote of Springfield to Brendan Karabeinikoff of East Haddam, Conn., Wilson Hill road, 33 acres, $25,000. Deerfield Edna J. Noyes … 0