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Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives from TGP parent Kinder Morgan responded to audience questions submitted in writing, echoed many of the comments already made by the company … 1

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to the Northeast Direct pipeline, which would cross nine Franklin County towns. Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ashfield L. Richard Warriner Jr. to Garrett P. Kuta, 510 Old Stage Road, $156,500 Bernardston Charles F. Magoon of Yuciapa, Calif., and Donna J. Dove of Conway to Mary H. Loughlin of Walpole, N.H., 17 Library St., $160,000. Buckland Sean A. Banoit and Tiffany J. Benoit to Eric D. Leskowitz and Doreen E. Leskowitz of Needham, 8 Maynard Hill Road, $224,500. Raymond F. … 0

Starrett pays EPA penalty

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ATHOL — Precision toolmaker L.S. Starrett is one of seven New England companies that have agreed to pay fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal laws meant to prevent oil spills. Starrett paid a $5,400 penalty to settle EPA claims that it did not have … 0

Real Estate/Land Transfers

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bernardston Lawrence A. Hawks and Michele L. Hawks by UMass Five College Federal Credit Union to UMass Five College Federal Credit Union of Hadley, 165 Merrifield Road, $140,000. Scudder Bay Capital, LLC, of Wakefield, to Brian K. Puchalski and Rebecca L. Puchalski, 167 West Road, $325,000. Buckland Snow … 0

On the Job

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lodge Tire names Pascale manager GREENFIELD — City Tire Auto Care Centers, headquartered in Springfield announces the appointment of a new Greenfield store manager, Blaise Pascale. He joins the management staff of John Peters, sales manager, and Jodi … 0

Franklin County Community Development Corp. lands bigger contributions with help from tax-credit program

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Franklin County Community Development Corp., marking its 35th anniversary, recently got a $35,000 donation from Greenfield Savings Bank, which is typically one of its largest contributors. But this year’s contribution from the local bank is about three times the level of support it usually receives, according to … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bernardston Charles M. Deming and Jennifer A. Deming, by US Bank, NA, trustee, by attorney, Select Portfolio Servicing Inc., attorney, to US Bank, NA, trustee, 65 South St., $143,000. Buckland Russell E. Johnson Jr. and Bette J. Johnson to Johnson Investment Trust, Bette J. Johnson, trustee, 72 Elm … 0

Serenity

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Two local women say they believe people have the power to heal themselves with their minds, so they’ve set up shop on Bank Row to help their clients learn how. After … 0

Mass. officials report progress toward fixing health care website by year’s end

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BOSTON — Software ordered by Massachusetts to fix its hobbled health care exchange passed initial tests, renewing hopes that the state could finally have a fully operational website by year’s end, officials said Thursday. The breakdown dramatically slowed the state’s transition to the federal Affordable Care Act from … 0

National forest panel plans first meeting

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The next step toward creating a new kind of national forest in northern Franklin and Berkshire counties is in the works, with regional planners creating an advisory panel. The Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory Committee, composed of one selectmen’s representative from each of the region’s 20 towns, along … 0

COG reschedules public meeting on pipeline

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project proposed to cross nine county towns on its path to Dracut. The boards’ original May 15 meeting on what … 0

On the Job

Friday, June 27, 2014

Greenfield Co-op Bank elects directors SHELBURNE FALLS — Michael Tucker, president & CEO of Greenfield Co-operative Bank and its parent company, Greenfield Bancorp, MHC announced today that one new director and three new corporators were elected and several others re-elected at the Company’s 109th Annual Meeting held in … 0