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Leverett broadband setup wins innovation award

Thursday, February 11, 2016

LEVERETT — With its 1-gigabit-per-second fiber-optic LeverettNet up and running as other towns struggle to build their last-mile connections, Leverett has received recognition from the Massachusetts Municipal Association: the organization’s Innovation Award “In the past, it wouldn’t be an uncommon sight to find a high school student sitting in the backseat of a car doing homework, with a parent in … 0

A new online store that is a mash-up of Amazon and Whole Foods

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PHILADELPHIA - Sam Wolf, 34, is founder and “chief wellness spreader” of LuckyVitamin in suburban Philadelphia. The third-generation family business started as a pharmacy, then became a health-foods store and now is a leading online retailer offering almost 37,000 products. The company has 200 employees and nearly $100 million in annual revenues. Q: How did LuckyVitamin start? A: My grandfather and father had … 0

Franklin County Land Transfers, week of 2/10/16

Thursday, February 11, 2016

ASHFIELD Little Switzerland Trust, Norman S. Walker, Trustee, to Anne Helene Walker Matviak, of New Canaan, Ct., Alan Stewart Walker, of Norwalk, Ct., Bryce S. Walker, of New York, N. Y., Daphne Walker, of London, Ila, United Kingdom, Eliza Sullivan Walker, of New Orleans, La., Norman Stewart Walker, Jr., of New Canaan, Ct., Owen Walker, of Cambridge, Pierre A. Walker, of Beverly, and … 0

A&B Lawn Care goes ‘above and beyond’

Thursday, February 11, 2016

SUNDERLAND – A&B Lawn Care started off in jest. Friends Cody Pease and Ryan Jopson met working at Four Seasons Property Maintenance, and used to joke about starting their own company. Those hypotheticals became reality last year, when … 0

Atlantic Furniture to set up shop in Deerfield Industrial Park

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Vacant for about four years, a 277,000-square-foot factory building at Deerfield Industrial Park has a new occupant. Deerfield Industrial LLC, which is owned by Mark Valone, purchased the building for $1,916,250 at auction and will rent the space to Atlantic Furniture, which is owned by … 0

Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s approval of U.S. natural gas export overseas from two proposed Canadian export terminals last week confirms Congressman Edward Markey’s “long-standing warnings that the ultimate goal of some natural gas pipeline proposals being made … 2

Magical Child closed; Reopening for liquidation sale later this month

Friday, February 5, 2016

GREENFIELD — After 32 years of business, the owner of the Magical Child toy store on Main Street announced the shop was closing for good Friday, reopening only to liquidate its merchandise later this month. Mary Walsh-Martel first … 0

Pet house calls

Thursday, February 4, 2016

ATHOL – When Dr. Sue Ellen Mowcomber sees a cat, it might mistake her for a friendly visitor. That’s the idea; when Mowcomber makes house calls, she spends a little time chatting with the owner first, ignoring the … 0

Greenfield Savings receives high marks

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Savings Bank has once again made the grade. The financial institution was recently given an A+ national financial health rating by DepositAccounts.com, an online publication dedicated to banking/savings information for consumers. Banks submit their quarterly … 0

On the Job: Barbara Edson-Greenwald joins Maniatty Real Estate of Greenfield

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD — Maniatty Real Estate of Greenfield announced the addition of Barbara Edson-Greenwald as a broker assistant to their sales team. Edson-Greenwald has over 20 years of experience in real estate, as well as being a member of … 0

Franklin County land transfers, week of 2/3/16

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BUCKLAND Alexander Z. Nappan, of Greenfield, to Benjamin J. Hay. 98 Ashfield Road. $85,000 CHARLEMONT Tari L. Denehy and Karen M. Denehy, by US Bank NA, Trustee by Attorney, by Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Attorney, to US Bank NA, Trustee. 7 South Street. $282,709 COLRAIN Steven J. Wall, and … 0

Hinds seeks region’s state Senate seat

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PITTSFIELD — Shelburne Falls native Adam Hinds announced his candidacy Wednesday for the state Senate seat being vacated by nine-year veteran Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield. The announcement came one day after an announcement by Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, … 0

This warm weather is sweet: Sap flowing early for some this sugaring season

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CHARLEMONT — The calendar had barely flipped to February, but Bill and Norma Coli were already seeing a steady drip of sap, as temperatures Monday broke 50 degrees. But Coli, who has been maple sugaring with his wife … 0