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Greenfield Savings Bank out going President and CEO Becky Caplice at the bank on Monday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Becky Caplice leaves Greenfield Savings Bank ‘in great shape’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Becky Caplice arrived at Greenfield Savings Bank in 1991, she had already been in the business since 1977, when she was hired as a “commercial lending trainee” in a field that knew few women in management — certainly not at the age of 25. Hired at Franklin County Trust Co., which became Shawmut Bank in 1981, Caplice … 0

Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president John W. Howland excited to be here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — Other than having “Green” as part of its hometown name — never a bad color to associate with banking — Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president says there are big differences between the 150-year-old Franklin County financial institution and the 7½-year-old First National Bank of Greenwich, where he served as president since … 0

Early retirement proposal among farmers’ concerns on state ‘Ag Day’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday was “Ag Day” on Beacon Hill, meaning it was a day for state legislators and administration officials to get an earful on key farming issues and a bellyful of Massachusetts farm products. Some expressed concern that proposed early retirement of state employees to save money might hurt the state agriculture department. As many as 300 dairy and sheep farmers, fruit and flower … 0

COG plans to intervene on pipeline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Franklin Regional Council of Governments is looking into providing legal and technical assistance to help towns deal with the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The COG’s Regional Pipeline Advisory Committee, which has been coordinating its efforts with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and other … 0

Biz leaders discuss regional economic development plan

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday’s gathering of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was an opportunity for about 100 business leaders from around the region to learn about regional economic development planning here. Like many of its monthly breakfast meetings, the presentation on how the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is being … 0

Lamson & Goodnow moving to Westfield; Property sold to Ashfield man

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 178 years in Shelburne Falls, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. will be moving to Westfield. Chief Operating Officer James Pelletier said that on Thursday he signed a lease, which takes effect on April 1. … 0

New spot by bridge offers Mexican fare in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls has Bridge Street, the Iron Bridge and the Bridge of Flowers. Now it has a new little eatery near all these bridges. “Ponte” is Italian for “bridge,” and Ponte Restaurante , set up … 0

Lesser promoted to corporate director of quality and patient safety at Valley Health Systems

Thursday, March 26, 2015

HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Valley Health Systems and Holyoke Medical Center, has announced the promotion of Tina Lesser to corporate director of quality and patient safety for Valley Health Systems, the parent company of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ashfield Alexander W. Merrill and Alexa M. Merrill of Mansfield, Conn., to Ethan K. Vandermark of Northampton, 520 Main St., $242,000. Buckland Wesley M. Rice and Susan F. Rice to Wesley M. Rice, Susan F. Rice and Susan E. Mead, the latter being of Shelburne, 20 Purinton Road, … 0

Horse calls: Gill vet travels to keep animals healthy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff GILL — Stephanie Vassar started out on a medical school track — but today her exam room is 90 miles across and her patients are furry. The 28-year-old Gill veterinarian opened Great Falls … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ashfield Walter L. Cudnohufsky and Susan W. Cudnohufsky to Walter L. Cudnohufsky Investment Trust, Walter L. Cudnohufsky, trustee, and Susan W. Cudnohufsky Investment Trust, Susan W. Cudnohufsky, trustee, 455 Bug Hill Road, $1. Daniel Halladay Kinsey of Easthampton and Alison Kinsey, formerly known as Alison Kinsey Hobbs of … 0

Berkshire Pizza adds menu items, breakfast, bar

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Recorder staff CHARLEMONT — In its first year, Berkshire Pizzeria has added several new things: breakfast, a bar, soda fountain, mounted TV screens and an expanded menu. The pizzeria now opens daily at 7 a.m. for breakfast, offering … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ashfield Edward R. Preissler of Mattapoisett and Deborah G. Thomas to Deborah G. Thomas, 1379 West Road, $1. Charlemont Richard D. Stone and Patricia I. Stone of Framingham to PI&RD Stone Irrevocable Trust, Catherine P. Stone, trustee, 33 Warfield Road, $1. Conway Laurie VonDung to Laurie VonDung and … 0