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Water cooling still an issue at Vermont Yankee

Friday, September 12, 2014

VERNON, Vt. — The state’s Agency of Natural Resources is scheduled to issue a new water discharge permit in the next couple of weeks for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, even though the plant will be a few months away from permanently shutting down by then. Still, the Connecticut River Watershed Council, which had fought in the courts for years … 0

Skate shop in Turners

Thursday, September 11, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Barry Scott credits skateboarding with expanding his view of the region, adding photography and basic construction to his skill set as a teenager and teaching him focus and determination. Scott, 33, originally of Chicopee, knew of Turners Falls from skateboarding and from his time as … 0

Planned local bank merger is moving forward

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Recorder The planned merger of Greenfield Co-Operative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank moved a step closer toward reality this month, with Northampton Cooperative depositors’ approval of the consolidation plan, which had already been approved by both banks’ boards of directors of both banks. According to William Stapleton, NCB’s president and chief executive officer, the vote represented 88 percent of the bank’s depositors. … 0

Online matchmaker could serve farms, restaurants

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Getting food from local farms onto more local menus is an idea that’s been on everyone’s plate for a while. Farms and restaurants need a matchmaker, and beyond that, someone who will play the time-consuming role of constant … 0

Conway residents take aim at safety, contents of pipeline

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CONWAY — The safety of the community and questions about the contents of natural gas that will flow through a proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline dominated a special Selectboard meeting in Conway Thursday night. In a question-and-answer session that followed a brief presentation by parent company Kinder Morgan, … 3

Athol’s Whipps opens 2nd building in Orange

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ORANGE — Just “down the road” from its older, larger competitor, Whipps Inc. on Wednesday dedicated an additional 32,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the Randall Pond Industrial Park. With most of its current 67 employees on … 0

Things looking up at Berkshire East

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CHARLEMONT — Don’t be alarmed if you see a helicopter hoisting a galvanized steel tower above Mount Institute this morning; it’s just part of the latest additions to be made at Berkshire East. A new SkyTrac Quad Chairlift … 0

Anti-nukers, congressmen fret over Entergy finances, requested subsidies

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently reopened a year-old petition from anti-nuclear groups concerned about Entergy Corp.’s financial ability to safely operate its nuclear plants, including Vermont Yankee. The original petition, filed before Entergy announced plans to shut the … 0

Real Estates/Changing Hands

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ashfield George G. VanGuilder, also known as George G. Van Guilder, and Elizabeth B. VanGuilder, also known as Elizabeth B. Van Guilder, to Gordy Van Guilder investment Trust, George G. Van Guilder, trustee, and Elizabeth B. Van Guilder, 383 Buckland Road, $1. Robert W. Phillips and Margaret N. … 0

Pipeline meeting planned in Orange

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ORANGE — A public forum on land issues concerning Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is planned for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Church of North Orange and Tully. Speakers will include Northampton attorney Thomas Lesser and Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Executive … 0

Retailers banking on ‘Tax Free Weekend’

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — To some retailers, it’s a mystery why a little 6.25 percent “tax-free” discount would drive so many shoppers into stores on a summery August weekend, but still, it’s becoming a part of their landscape. Some would … 0

No room at Turners industrial park

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — With dwindling industrial space highlighted by a potential new factory elbowed out of the existing industrial park, the Montague Board of Selectmen on Monday authorized the town planner to apply for a state grant to build a new park off Turnpike Road. Permission for the … 0

New England Natural Bakers not sure if it will stay in Greenfield

Monday, August 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — New England Natural Bakers wants to be in a new 60,000-square-foot factory by next summer — in whatever town offers it the best deal in the least amount of time. The 12-year-old granola company is trying … 0