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Flash (freeze) forward: New food processing center equipment better for produce flavor, nutrients and — hopefully — sales

Friday, August 29, 2014

It’s that time of year when broccoli, peppers and carrots are coming forth, and the Franklin County Food Processing Center is freezing vegetables from area farms for colleges, schools and other institutions around the region. And now, the Greenfield center’s long-awaited quick-freeze equipment is being prepared, to make that frozen produce more palatable to those wholesale buyers. The “individual quick freeze” (IQF) equipment, which the Franklin County Community Development Corp. … 0

Facing foreclosure: Pushkin, Arts Block on auction block

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Pushkin and Arts Block buildings — popular entertainment venues seen as key components of the town’s downtown rejuvenation — are in foreclosure, with the properties set to be auctioned Sept. 22. The Pushkin, at Main and Federal streets, was bought by Edward Wierzbowski in 2008 after he bought the Arts … 0

Ink over Avenue A

Thursday, August 28, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Leah Caldieri believes tattoos can be more than skin-deep... but not in a bloody way . The idea that tattooing involved buckets of blood and dangers of infection was a misconception that had to be ironed out of the antiquated local health regulations, according to … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ashfield Paige Funding Trust of Bethesda, Md., Virginia L. Paige, trustee, to Paige Marital Trust, Virginia L. Paige and Virginia B. Paige, trustees, 409 Main St., less than $100. Cordelli Irrevocable Real Estate Trust, Glenn H. Cordelli, trustee, of Center Tuftonboro, N.H., to Glenn H. Cordelli of New … 0

On the job

Friday, August 29, 2014

Berson recognized MARK I. BERSON with an office at 345 Main St., Greenfield, has been included in the 2015 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” for his work in the practice area of Family Law. The citation … 0

Online matchmaker could serve farms, restaurants

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Getting food from local farms onto more local menus is an idea that’s been on everyone’s plate for a while. Farms and restaurants need a matchmaker, and beyond that, someone who will play the time-consuming role of constant … 0

Conway residents take aim at safety, contents of pipeline

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CONWAY — The safety of the community and questions about the contents of natural gas that will flow through a proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline dominated a special Selectboard meeting in Conway Thursday night. In a question-and-answer session that followed a brief presentation by parent company Kinder Morgan, … 2

Athol’s Whipps opens 2nd building in Orange

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ORANGE — Just “down the road” from its older, larger competitor, Whipps Inc. on Wednesday dedicated an additional 32,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the Randall Pond Industrial Park. With most of its current 67 employees on … 0

Things looking up at Berkshire East

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CHARLEMONT — Don’t be alarmed if you see a helicopter hoisting a galvanized steel tower above Mount Institute this morning; it’s just part of the latest additions to be made at Berkshire East. A new SkyTrac Quad Chairlift … 0

Anti-nukers, congressmen fret over Entergy finances, requested subsidies

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently reopened a year-old petition from anti-nuclear groups concerned about Entergy Corp.’s financial ability to safely operate its nuclear plants, including Vermont Yankee. The original petition, filed before Entergy announced plans to shut the … 0

Real Estates/Changing Hands

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ashfield George G. VanGuilder, also known as George G. Van Guilder, and Elizabeth B. VanGuilder, also known as Elizabeth B. Van Guilder, to Gordy Van Guilder investment Trust, George G. Van Guilder, trustee, and Elizabeth B. Van Guilder, 383 Buckland Road, $1. Robert W. Phillips and Margaret N. … 0

Pipeline meeting planned in Orange

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ORANGE — A public forum on land issues concerning Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is planned for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Church of North Orange and Tully. Speakers will include Northampton attorney Thomas Lesser and Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Executive … 0

Retailers banking on ‘Tax Free Weekend’

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — To some retailers, it’s a mystery why a little 6.25 percent “tax-free” discount would drive so many shoppers into stores on a summery August weekend, but still, it’s becoming a part of their landscape. Some would … 0