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Performer Walkyn Schweigert plays violin as part of a procession along the right of way proposed for the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline.
photo By Ben Tobin

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 group, Children of the Wild, in its Pipeline Processions series. The presentations of music, theatrical performance and testimony along the proposed pipeline … 0

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 — developments retailers say reflect the power of local business. The changes come during a … 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 intern behind the courthouse’s welcome desk, greeting visitors and helping them find their way around … 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

Herrell’s to expand space, add offerings at Thornes home

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Herrell’s Ice Cream is planning to expand its Thornes Marketplace location in order to offer more treats to more people — with additional space to move around. “We’re renovating because we’re tripping over each other,” Herrell’s president, Judy Herrell, said Tuesday. Herrell plans to begin building … 0

Relishing their growth: 3-year grant planted seeds for success for local food programs

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — A three-year, $284,000 federal grant has yielded a bumper crop of results, agreed all four recipients of the community food program that the money funded. State and federal officials who gathered Wednesday at Just Roots Community … 0

Amtrak ridership booming in region

Monday, August 17, 2015

Local ridership of the Amtrak Vermonter has increased by more than half since it was rerouted to Northampton and Greenfield in January, which officials say helps make the case for increased state and federal investment in rail. From … 0