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Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vt. The plant was shut down Dec. 29, 2014 and is in the early stages of the decades-long decommissioning.

Vt. to make case for oversight of nuke plant’s use of $635 million decommissioning fund

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has agreed to give the state of Vermont a chance to make its case about why there should be continuing oversight of Entergy Nuclear’s use of Vermont Yankee’s $635-million decommissioning trust fund. In a 45-page ruling released Tuesday, the ASLB said it had accepted two of Vermont’s five contentions, or … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.: deadline for comment on pipeline is flexible

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A flurry of comments on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project turned in recent days to a veritable blizzard with the approach of this past Monday’s official deadline for posting comments on the what should be included in the environmental impact statement that will be prepared on the nearly $5 billion natural gas pipeline. Yet the deadline imposed by the … 0

DPU OKs pipeline-gas co. contracts

Monday, August 31, 2015

The state Department of Public Utilities on Monday approved long-term contracts for Berkshire Gas, Columbia Gas and National Grid to buy natural gas from the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project. The three 20-year contracts to buy gas from the nearly 420-mile pipeline planned to cross eight Franklin County towns are all contingent on completion of the nearly $5 billion … 1

Walking ‘The Wastelands’: Theatrical group presenting Pipeline Processions performances in the area

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In addition to all of the written testimony — hundreds of filings and thousands of words — about the proposed natural gas pipeline that would pass through this region, there’s a deeper statement being made by a performance … 1

Thornes Marketplace welcomes new tenants, expansion of anchors

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Changes are in the works at Thornes Marketplace as the popular downtown shopping spot welcomes a new juice bar, an expansion at Cedar Chest, and the opening of a second location for an Amherst-based gift shop … 0

Youth benefit in Community Action workforce program

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you’ve been to the Franklin County Courthouse at any point this summer, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered Jo-Ann Ault of Turners Falls. She’s the young woman who’s spent her mornings this summer as an … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, 8/28

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bernardston Virginia M. Budness and William W. Budness of Ocean View, Del., to Victor E. Nuovo II and Pamela D. Nuovo, 401 Huckle Hill Road, $484,000. Colrain Walter Herrmann Revocable Living Trust, Anthony Favale, trustee, Walter Herrmann Estate, Judd Rowe, also known as Stephen Judd Rowe, personal representative, … 0

US stocks surge, snapping 6-day losing streak

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Dow Jones industrial average rocketed more than 600 points Wednesday, its biggest gain in seven years, snapping a six-day losing streak that had Americans nervously checking their investment balances. While the surge came as a relief to … 0

Harvard students’ business plan? Go bananas!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Take four Harvard business students, add the Franklin County’s commercial kitchen and throw in lots and lots of bananas. What you get is Just Bananas, a new frozen dessert that some find a-peeling in Cambridge, Somerville … 0

Geologic maps needed for study of pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

While the proponent of a natural-gas pipeline that would cross 64 miles of Massachusetts may be including some detailed maps of its route in its filings with federal regulators, what’s needed are detailed, town-by-town maps of the geologic formations beneath the surface, including aquifers, says a Shutesbury man … 0

The new chef at Champney’s at Deerfield Inn is loving country cooking

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chef Ameer Whitmyer started work at Champney’s during one of the worst snowstorms of this year. He looks back on that dinner shift in February as the night he knew that his new place of employment — located … 1

Real Estate/Changing Hands, Aug. 21, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ashfield Linda E. McCulloch of Gill, Kenneth L. Roberts and Janice I. Howes to Karonlina I. Latronica 2001 Revocable Trust, Karolina I. Latronica and Joseph P. Latronica, trustees, 321 Norton Hill Road, $212,500. William J. Craft of Centennial, Colo., and Susan Craft, formerly known as Susan Croft Branch, … 0