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Real Pickles lauded by jobs board

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Worker-owned Real Pickles Cooperative was lauded Friday as a “workforce development leader,” recognizing the 14-year-old maker of organic pickles and relishes for its recognition of its own employees and for its “public spirit, being visible and active in the community.” The award, one of several highlights of the 50-community Franklin-Hampshire Regional Employment Board annual meeting with area … 0

Your new squeeze: Nourish Juice Bar at Thornes Marketplace puts the fresh in refreshment

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Nourish Juice Bar, which opened in September in the lower level of Thornes Marketplace at 150 Main St., has been three years in the making. Ashley Niles Vandermark, of Colrain, and Ethan Vandermark of Portsmouth, N.H., met in the summer of 2012 while working as wilderness therapy guides in Vermont. “We … 0

Kim’s Upholstery has become a staple on the Web

Thursday, November 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — It seems these days more people are switching off their television sets and turning to their computer screen to learn how to do just about anything. The rise of the popular website YouTube has given Internet users quick access to a seemingly endless stream of tutorials on how to cook an … 0

More offers for Rodney Hunt workers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ORANGE — In the wake of Rodney Hunt Co.’s announcement last week that it will shutter its Orange factory by the end of the year, local and national companies who manufacture similar products have been reaching out with job opportunities to the company’s 200 soon-to-be-unemployed workers. Those offers … 0

Caffeine controversy hasn’t slowed local peanut butter makers

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s latest salvo in a campaign to address safety surrounding caffeinated foods doesn’t appear to be having the effect he intended for his latest target, Greenfield-based STEEM Caffeinated Peanut Butter. Earlier this week, … 0

Standing up for the land: Locals testify at hearing on allowing energy projects on protect land

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Opponents and even some proponents of natural gas pipeline projects testified for more than four hours Tuesday about whether to allow energy projects on state-protected land. Although the proposal before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory … 2

Peanut butter and jitters? Caffeinated spread made in Greenfield targeted by U.S. senator

Monday, November 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — A caffeinated peanut butter product made by Greenfield-based company STEEM Peanut Butter Inc. has become the latest focus of a U.S. senator’s efforts to get the federal Food and Drug Administration to look into whether certain … 0

Wings restaurant taking flight? Seeking liquor license in Greenfield, may roost at former Famous Bill’s space

Friday, November 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — It appears the owner of the Hangar Pub and Grill in Amherst now wants to open a similar restaurant in the former Famous Bill’s space on Federal Street. Originally, it appeared Hangar owner Harold Tramazzo wanted … 0

Family business

Thursday, November 5, 2015

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Dylan, Tristan, Liam and Owen Bliss have closed their business for the season, but say business was so good their first time around that they’re already looking forward to next year. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 6, 2015

Ashfield Olaf J. Thorp of Boston to Gary A. Gemme and Joan L. Gemme of Hatfield, 83 Bird Hill Road, $517,500. Buckland Joseph G. Schmidt to Benjamin J. Hay, 104 Ashfield Road, $468,332. Colrain Citibank NA, trustee, by attorney, PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, attorney, to Ronald A. Culver … 0

State jobless counselors head to Rodney Hunt, where 200 jobs are lost

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ORANGE — Following an announcement that Rodney Hunt Co. will close its doors and lay off 200 people by the end of the year, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has deployed its unemployment rapid … 1

Rodney Hunt reported closing, taking 200 jobs

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ORANGE — It has been reported that the 175-year-old Rodney Hunt Co. is closing by year’s end, moving its 200 jobs to another factory in Pittsburgh. The plant’s workers were told today, following weeks of rumors of machinery … 0

COG objecting to expansion of Northfield Mountain reservoir storage capacity

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Two regional organizations are objecting to a proposal for the Northfield Mountain hydroelectric station to pump and release 25 percent more Connecticut River water over the next several months to generate more electricity for the region. … 0