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Biz leaders discuss regional economic development plan

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday’s gathering of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was an opportunity for about 100 business leaders from around the region to learn about regional economic development planning here. Like many of its monthly breakfast meetings, the presentation on how the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is being written in preparation for an April 28 draft release by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments was a chance to bring together … 0

Lamson & Goodnow moving to Westfield; Property sold to Ashfield man

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 178 years in Shelburne Falls, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. will be moving to Westfield. Chief Operating Officer James Pelletier said that on Thursday he signed a lease, which takes effect on April 1. The lease was signed a day after 12.5 acres of Lamson’s 18-acre property and buildings … 0

New spot by bridge offers Mexican fare in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls has Bridge Street, the Iron Bridge and the Bridge of Flowers. Now it has a new little eatery near all these bridges. “Ponte” is Italian for “bridge,” and Ponte Restaurante , set up by former Green Emporium restaurateurs Chef Michael Collins and Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo, offers Mexican-style dishes, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 6, 2015

Charlemont Jeffrey J. Skibik Estate, Coleton J. Skibik, personal representative, to Coleton J. Skibik, Legate Hill Road. No consideration. Conway Eve Endicott to Detra C. Sarris of Centerport, N.Y., 1497 Main Poland Road, $270,000. Deerfield Sandri Realty Inc. of Greenfield to S&Z Deerfield Realty, LLC, 513 State Road, … 0

Greenfield house earns builder energy award

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — It all added up for this former math teacher, given the net sum of skyrocketing energy costs. So he built a net-zero energy saltbox. And it scored big. From the outside, the only thing saying the … 0

On the Job

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Quabbin Valley Healthcare hire ATHOL — Michael T. Piscopo BS, RRT has been named by Quabbin Valley Healthcare as its provider for a new Respiratory Services Program. Piscopo is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who has been practicing … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ashfield L’Artigue S. Helveston and Iris A. Helveston of Dade City, Fla., to Paul T. Bouchard of Williamsburg, South Ashfield Road, land also in Conway, $35,000. Buckland Frank S. Gerry and Janet E. Gerry of Sugar Grove, Ill., to Carl W. Nelke and Janet E. Gerry of Conway, … 0

Bank merger earns OK from regulators

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Greenfield Cooperative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank have gotten final government approvals to merge this April. The banks announced Thursday that they have received final regulatory approvals from the Federal Reserve Board and the Massachusetts Division of Banks. The banks will complete the legal merger on April 1. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 20, 2015

Buckland Chris E. Singley of Shelburne to Steven J. Andrews of Halifax, Vt., 77-79 State St., $70,000. Barry L. Nye of Ashfield to Grinnell Real Estate, LLC, of Shelburne Falls, 48 Prospect St., $120,000. Walton F. Chapman, also known as Walter F. Chapman and Carol E. Cone, to … 0

New, but familiar

Thursday, February 12, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Jake’s Tavern closed this year and Hubie’s Tavern & Restaurant has opened in its place. The old wooden bar is still there, but clad in new wood and with a … 3

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 13, 2015

BUCKLAND William J. Meyers, Jr. of Colrain, Anne Marie Mislak of Greenfield, and Barbara M. Jazab, of Enfield, Ct., “aka” Barbara J. Jazab, to Mary Brooks, of Shelburne Falls. 115 North Street. $60,000 Stephen Meyers, to Mary Brooks. 115 North Street. $1.00 C. Daniel Post, and Lynn Benander, … 0

Mohawk Trading Post turns 30

Thursday, February 12, 2015

SHELBURNE CENTER — It was 30 years ago Saturday that the late Louise and Arthur York bought the Mohawk Trading Post with their daughter Laurene L. York. On Saturday, the Native American-themed gift shop on the Mohawk Trail will be celebrating its anniversary with an open house, refreshments … 0

On the Job

Friday, February 6, 2015

Cohn Realtor honored GREENFIELD — Sharon Wilcox, ABR, CBR, GRI, ASP, of Cohn & Company Real Estate Agency has earned the highest honor — “Top Producer of the Year” for 2014. This award recognizes her exemplary work in … 0