Business

Athol Hospital nurses join union

Monday, September 29, 2014

ATHOL — Nurses at Athol Hospital have unionized. In an election held among the 47 registered nurses at Athol Hospital on Friday, RNs voted to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state’s largest union of RNs and health care professionals. The election was conducted at the hospital by the National Labor Relations Board. The MNA already represents more than 23,000 nurses and health care professionals in 85 health … 0

Businesses happy to have UMass football back at home

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts football plays its first game on campus in more than three years today. For a business community that appreciated the presence of these games each fall, that’s plenty of reason to cheer. “We’re happy to have UMass football back,” said Sarah la Cour, executive director of the Amherst Business Improvement District. “It will be good for downtown because … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bernardston Scott M. DiGeorge and Donna M. DiGeorge to Mark J. LaPrade and Jaime E. LaPrade of Gill, 179 West Road, $520,000. Daniel W. Clark and Emily R. Herron to Daniel W. Clark and Emily R. Herron-Clark, 163 South St., $1. Michael R. Duprey and Sandra L. Duprey to Harry vanBaaren and Margaret vanBaaren of Mount Hermon, 51 Chapin Road, $414,000. Charlemont Roger … 0

Not a blockbuster summer: Hollywood’s sagging box office means dip for Northfield Drive-In

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Drive-In entered the digital age this year and although the picture was better, business was a mixed bag. “It wasn’t a great season,” said owner Mitchell Shakour. “The summer movie industry was down 22 … 0

Valley produce flows again to Market Basket

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WHATELY — Gary Gemme, co-owner of Harvest Farm, said he got the call last week that he has been waiting on for six weeks. It was from a buyer for Market Basket, looking to order cabbage, kale and … 0

Flash (freeze) forward: New food processing center equipment better for produce flavor, nutrients and — hopefully — sales

Friday, August 29, 2014

It’s that time of year when broccoli, peppers and carrots are coming forth, and the Franklin County Food Processing Center is freezing vegetables from area farms for colleges, schools and other institutions around the region. And now, the Greenfield center’s long-awaited quick-freeze equipment is being prepared, to make … 0

Facing foreclosure: Pushkin, Arts Block on auction block

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Pushkin and Arts Block buildings — popular entertainment venues seen as key components of the town’s downtown rejuvenation — are in foreclosure, with the properties set to be auctioned Sept. 22. The Pushkin, at Main … 0

Ink over Avenue A

Thursday, August 28, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Leah Caldieri believes tattoos can be more than skin-deep... but not in a bloody way . The idea that tattooing involved buckets of blood and dangers of infection was a … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ashfield Paige Funding Trust of Bethesda, Md., Virginia L. Paige, trustee, to Paige Marital Trust, Virginia L. Paige and Virginia B. Paige, trustees, 409 Main St., less than $100. Cordelli Irrevocable Real Estate Trust, Glenn H. Cordelli, trustee, of Center Tuftonboro, N.H., to Glenn H. Cordelli of New … 0

On the job

Friday, August 29, 2014

Berson recognized MARK I. BERSON with an office at 345 Main St., Greenfield, has been included in the 2015 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” for his work in the practice area of Family Law. The citation … 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