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Local merchants expect today to be busier than Friday

Friday, November 28, 2014

GREENFIELD — While downtown merchants said most shoppers tend to head to the malls and big box stores the day after Thanksgiving, better known as Black Friday, they braced themselves for a Saturday rush instead. Main Street didn’t appear to be any busier with foot traffic than any other day of the year, but Mary Walsh-Martel, owner of Magical Child, said it was a “little busier than usual” in her … 0

French King Restaurant open after renovation

Thursday, November 27, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — The home fires are burning again at the French King Restaurant, a family business in its 60th year on the eastern cusp of the French King Bridge, which recently closed for an extended renovation. “I had to put myself in time-out and reenergize,” said Frank Prondecki. … 0

Panel considers cleanup issues at Vt. Yankee site

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — How deep do you need to dig? How clean is “clean”? And for what future purpose is the site of Vermont Yankee being prepared? Those were some of the questions bandied about Thursday night during a meeting of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel. With the shutdown of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant about six weeks away, the panel … 0

Pipeline execs contributed to Baker gubernatorial campaign

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Five top executives of Kinder Morgan — the Houston-based corporation that hopes to build a pipeline through Massachusetts — each made maximum allowable personal contributions the campaign of Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, according to state campaign finance records. The $500 contributions — all made on Election Day — went … 0

Compressor stations reason for concern?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

DEERFIELD — When Tom and Ben Clark of Clarkdale Fruit Farm and learned a month or so ago that Kinder Morgan was changing its preferred route for its proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project south from a path that would have cut across their peach orchard, they were relieved, … 1

A slice of success:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — When Erik Pardee of Hatfield couldn’t find a job after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in psychology, he recalls, he had to find some way … 0

Deerfield woodcutters recognized for methods

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield brothers — twins — who own a custom wood cutting business have taken second place in a national contest run by the company that makes their portable hydraulic sawmill. Jay and James Clarke, who operate as The J Team, … 0

Plans for Vt. Yankee’s future under review

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Two studies on the future of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant site are under review by the Vermont Public Service Department, which is accepting public comment through Tuesday . The Vermont Yankee Site Assessment Study, issued last month by plant owner Entergy, describes its plans … 0

Job fair to honor ‘Hire a Veteran’ Month

Monday, November 17, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — To honor and celebrate all veterans on national “Hire a Veteran” Month, the Franklin Hampshire Career Center is hosting a job fair at the Career Center’s Northampton location at 178 Industrial Drive. The event is scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. From 9 to … 0

He’s an apostle for the American apple

Sunday, November 16, 2014

There’s Old Nonesuch of Massachusetts, Paw Paw, Melvin Sweet, Cogswell, Fallawater ... Do you know your apples? Like, for example, that the first apple seeds in this country were planted three years after the Pilgrims landed and that … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ashfield Aase Huggins Trust, Sven Huggins, trustee, of Leeds, and E. Joseph O’Neil, trustee, of Needham, to Sven Huggins, 64 March Road, $1. Bernardston Thomas P. Owen and Rebecca C. Pace to Todd D. Russell and Allison E. Page, 512 Bald Mountain Road, $300,000. Buckland Robert MacGregor, III, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bernardston Perry Farm, LLC, of Tucson, Ariz., to D. William Pratt and Marsha E. Pratt, Fox Hill road, $20,500. Paul R. McEnaney to Paul R. McEnaney and Francisca L. McEnaney, 85 Bald Mountain Road, $1. Buckland Jason Heilman and Jennifer Heilman to Cynthia A. Simurro of Shelburne Falls, … 0

Quilts triumph

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — At least 50,000 YouTube viewers have seen Ann Brauer’s pink quilt shop sail down Conway Street like a boat adrift in the floods of Tropical Storm Irene, but her new … 0