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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, acknowledges that there have been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress, as he and GOP leaders meet with reporters following a strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Boehner says House Republicans wanted to get off to a fast start this year and so they moved bills quickly. Last week GOP leaders were forced to water down an abortion bill after criticism from Republican women and others, and this week leaders delayed action on a border security bill amid conservative opposition. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president’s unilateral deportation curbs. Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers, telling them GOP leaders are finalizing a legal plan with the best chance … 0

Pipeline problems?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. A major effort a decade ago by the federal government to check a rise in … 0

A-Lure-ing addition

Friday, January 23, 2015

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff DEERFIELD — Anglers, rejoice! If you’ve had trouble finding a place to restock your supply of lures or get your fly fishing rod repaired, South Deerfield resident Michael Didonna will soon have you covered. Didonna will open the doors of his new downtown fly fishing supply shop, The … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bernardston Thomas L. Sampson to Joshua James and Laura James of Greenfield, 513 Huckle Hill Road, $280,000. Buckland Lisa M. Greaney to Greaney Investment Trust, Lisa M. Greaney, trustee, 67-69 Conway St., $1. Fannie Mae, also known as Federal National Mortgage Association of Washington, D.C., by attorney, Orlans … 0

On the Job

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Berson firm attorney GREENFIELD — Beth A. Lux has joined the law firm of Mark I. Berson. Born in Northampton, Lux is a graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School, Easthampton, received her BS in psychology from the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ashfield Scott M. Doneilo and Bonita A. Doneilo to Edward C. Purinton and Valerie D. Purinton, March Road, Parcels A and B, $15,000. Bernardston Mary J. Lynch Estate, John F. Lynch IV of Lynn, individually and personal representative, Mary Jo Hillsgrove and Michael T. Lynch of Spring Grove, … 0

Goodbye La Luncheonette; hello Ponte

Monday, January 12, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Today is the final day for the tiny La Luncheonette, a breakfast and lunch cafe that opened about a year ago. Regular customers are invited to come by and even get the recipes for some … 0

Rollover

Thursday, January 8, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Local cyclists who lamented the recent closure of Sunderland’s Flye Cycles bicycle shop need not mourn any longer. Blue Steel Bicycle Company, a similar, full-service bike shop located in the same building is now up and … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 9, 2015

Ashfield William G. Eddy to Curtis E. Pichette and Judy Marlene Pichette, Creamery Road, $1. Bernardston Joseph M. Podlesny Jr. to Joseph M. Podlesny Jr. and Kathleen M. Sylvers of South Deerfield, 18 Merrifield Road, formerly known as 4 Merrifield Road, $1. Conway Bravmann Real Estate Trust, Peter … 0

Mother’s Pantry to close Jan. 31

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 17 years on Bridge Street, Mother’s Pantry will close on Jan. 31. Although the store will be gone, Mother’s specialty food products — jams, chutneys, relishes, sauces and other items from locally grown ingredients — will still be available in other shops throughout the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ashfield Hoff Family Trust, Survivors Trust, Trust A, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, to Mary F. Hoff Revocable Trust, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, 81 Baptist Corner Road, $1. Vickie L. Lovering of West Whately and Ralph D. Lovering Jr. to Ralph D. Lovering Jr., 501 Hill Road, $1. Bernardston … 0

Hadley farmland set for auction after bistro fails

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HADLEY — Following the failed business venture of Seven Sisters Market Bistro, Route 9 farmland owned by the Ciaglo family for generations will be sold at auction Feb. 4, about two years after the market celebrated its grand opening. The auction will include the property and land at … 1

County CDC close to reaching top tax credit goal

Sunday, December 28, 2014

It’s almost time for Franklin County Community Development Corp. to ring in a happy new year. And to hear Executive Director John Waite tell it, 2014 was pretty good for the CDC as well. With less than a week for potential donors to make donations to the CDC … 0