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Home owners Hannah Smeltz and Spartan Giordano, center, give a tour of their award winning energy efficient house in Greenfield on Thursday.  At left is Adam Heintz, who helped build the home with the scrap granite floor and Bart Bales of Bales Energy. At right are Jennifer Marrapese and Miriam Aylward of NESEA. The couple's son, Max Giordano, 3, plays with trucks. Recorder/Paul Franz

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 natural-finish house at 10 Charles St. is out of the ordinary are the tree-beams at the front and rear entrances. That, and … 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 at the former Worcester City Hospital for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of … 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, 35 Upper St., $84,735. Colrain Valley Community Land Trust Inc. of Turners Falls to Aric … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bernardston Thomas L. Sampson to Joshua James and Laura James of Greenfield, 513 Huckle Hill Road, $280,000. Buckland Lisa M. Greaney to Greaney Investment Trust, Lisa M. Greaney, trustee, 67-69 Conway St., $1. Fannie Mae, also known as Federal National Mortgage Association of Washington, D.C., by attorney, Orlans … 0

On the Job

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Berson firm attorney GREENFIELD — Beth A. Lux has joined the law firm of Mark I. Berson. Born in Northampton, Lux is a graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School, Easthampton, received her BS in psychology from the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ashfield Scott M. Doneilo and Bonita A. Doneilo to Edward C. Purinton and Valerie D. Purinton, March Road, Parcels A and B, $15,000. Bernardston Mary J. Lynch Estate, John F. Lynch IV of Lynn, individually and personal representative, Mary Jo Hillsgrove and Michael T. Lynch of Spring Grove, … 0

Goodbye La Luncheonette; hello Ponte

Monday, January 12, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Today is the final day for the tiny La Luncheonette, a breakfast and lunch cafe that opened about a year ago. Regular customers are invited to come by and even get the recipes for some … 0

Rollover

Thursday, January 8, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Local cyclists who lamented the recent closure of Sunderland’s Flye Cycles bicycle shop need not mourn any longer. Blue Steel Bicycle Company, a similar, full-service bike shop located in the same building is now up and … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 9, 2015

Ashfield William G. Eddy to Curtis E. Pichette and Judy Marlene Pichette, Creamery Road, $1. Bernardston Joseph M. Podlesny Jr. to Joseph M. Podlesny Jr. and Kathleen M. Sylvers of South Deerfield, 18 Merrifield Road, formerly known as 4 Merrifield Road, $1. Conway Bravmann Real Estate Trust, Peter … 0

Mother’s Pantry to close Jan. 31

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 17 years on Bridge Street, Mother’s Pantry will close on Jan. 31. Although the store will be gone, Mother’s specialty food products — jams, chutneys, relishes, sauces and other items from locally grown ingredients — will still be available in other shops throughout the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ashfield Hoff Family Trust, Survivors Trust, Trust A, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, to Mary F. Hoff Revocable Trust, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, 81 Baptist Corner Road, $1. Vickie L. Lovering of West Whately and Ralph D. Lovering Jr. to Ralph D. Lovering Jr., 501 Hill Road, $1. Bernardston … 0

Hadley farmland set for auction after bistro fails

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HADLEY — Following the failed business venture of Seven Sisters Market Bistro, Route 9 farmland owned by the Ciaglo family for generations will be sold at auction Feb. 4, about two years after the market celebrated its grand opening. The auction will include the property and land at … 1

County CDC close to reaching top tax credit goal

Sunday, December 28, 2014

It’s almost time for Franklin County Community Development Corp. to ring in a happy new year. And to hear Executive Director John Waite tell it, 2014 was pretty good for the CDC as well. With less than a week for potential donors to make donations to the CDC … 0