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Chef Jim Sands and his staff ready to work in the kitchen at Ocean Grill & Steak House on Federal Street in Greenfield.
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

New Greenfield restaurant serving fresh and exotic fish

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — A new seafood and steak restaurant has opened in an old, familiar spot on Federal Street. Ocean Grill & Steak House opened quietly a little more than a week ago in the space where Famous Bill’s and, most recently, Greenfield Grille were once located at 30 Federal St. Co-owner Jim Sands, who also owns Zoe’s Fish House in … 0

On the Job

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Michael E. Tucker, president & CEO of Greenfield Co-operative Bank, has announced that two staff members have graduated from professional education programs: ◆ Jane W. Trombi of Turners Falls graduated from the two-year program at the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College in Wellesley. The curriculum included all aspects of community banking, such as retail banking, residential and … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ashfield Veronique C. J. Bryant of Florence and Howard Bryant to Richard Campbell and Gerda Lederer of Warren, Vt., 1979 Hawley Road, $320,000. Bernardston Scott A. Johnson and Sara R. Johnson to Katherine Malia of Enfield, Conn., 49 Martindale Road, $200,000. Buckland Martha J. Thurber and Dena G. Willmore to Sean A. Benoit and Tiffany J. Benoit, Charlemont Road, $1. Colrain Edward S. … 0

Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives … 1

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ashfield L. Richard Warriner Jr. to Garrett P. Kuta, 510 Old Stage Road, $156,500 Bernardston Charles F. Magoon of Yuciapa, Calif., and Donna J. Dove of Conway to Mary H. Loughlin of Walpole, N.H., 17 Library St., $160,000. Buckland Sean A. Banoit and Tiffany J. Benoit to Eric … 0

Starrett pays EPA penalty

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ATHOL — Precision toolmaker L.S. Starrett is one of seven New England companies that have agreed to pay fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal laws meant to prevent oil spills. Starrett paid a $5,400 penalty to settle EPA claims that it did not have … 0

Real Estate/Land Transfers

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bernardston Lawrence A. Hawks and Michele L. Hawks by UMass Five College Federal Credit Union to UMass Five College Federal Credit Union of Hadley, 165 Merrifield Road, $140,000. Scudder Bay Capital, LLC, of Wakefield, to Brian K. Puchalski and Rebecca L. Puchalski, 167 West Road, $325,000. Buckland Snow … 0

On the Job

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lodge Tire names Pascale manager GREENFIELD — City Tire Auto Care Centers, headquartered in Springfield announces the appointment of a new Greenfield store manager, Blaise Pascale. He joins the management staff of John Peters, sales manager, and Jodi … 0

Franklin County Community Development Corp. lands bigger contributions with help from tax-credit program

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Franklin County Community Development Corp., marking its 35th anniversary, recently got a $35,000 donation from Greenfield Savings Bank, which is typically one of its largest contributors. But this year’s contribution from the local bank is about three times the level of support it usually receives, according to … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bernardston Charles M. Deming and Jennifer A. Deming, by US Bank, NA, trustee, by attorney, Select Portfolio Servicing Inc., attorney, to US Bank, NA, trustee, 65 South St., $143,000. Buckland Russell E. Johnson Jr. and Bette J. Johnson to Johnson Investment Trust, Bette J. Johnson, trustee, 72 Elm … 0

Serenity

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Two local women say they believe people have the power to heal themselves with their minds, so they’ve set up shop on Bank Row to help their clients learn how. After … 0

Mass. officials report progress toward fixing health care website by year’s end

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BOSTON — Software ordered by Massachusetts to fix its hobbled health care exchange passed initial tests, renewing hopes that the state could finally have a fully operational website by year’s end, officials said Thursday. The breakdown dramatically slowed the state’s transition to the federal Affordable Care Act from … 0