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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 that frozen produce more palatable to those wholesale buyers. The “individual quick freeze” (IQF) equipment, which the Franklin County Community Development Corp. … 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 and Federal streets, was bought by Edward Wierzbowski in 2008 after he bought the Arts … 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 misconception that had to be ironed out of the antiquated local health regulations, according to … 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

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 8, 2014

Ashfield Diane Greenman to Diane Greenman and Bradford A. Bardwell and Alison M. Bardwell of Colrain, 343 Apple Valley Road. No consideration. Brian D. Briten and Daryl T. Briten to John L. Perkins, 449 Hill Road, $330,000. Michael A. Carlisle of Buckland to Charles J. Plesner of Buckland, … 0

On the Job

Friday, August 8, 2014

Medical Center adds urologist to staff GREENFIELD — Urologist John Stockton Fenton Daly, of Chesterfield, N.H., has joined the Baystate Franklin Medical Center medical staff. Daly has practiced urology since 1977 in Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Most … 0

New locale sought for Shelburne Falls Mexican restaurant

Monday, August 4, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Former Green Emporium owners Michael Collins and Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo still want to open a Mexican restaurant and bakery in Shelburne Falls, but it won’t be in the former North River glass-blower’s studio on Deerfield … 0

New Greenfield restaurant serving fresh and exotic fish

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — A new seafood and steak restaurant has opened in an old, familiar spot on Federal Street. Ocean Grill & Steak House opened quietly a little more than a week ago in the space where Famous Bill’s … 1

On the Job

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Michael E. Tucker, president & CEO of Greenfield Co-operative Bank, has announced that two staff members have graduated from professional education programs: ◆ Jane W. Trombi of Turners Falls graduated from the two-year program at the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College in … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ashfield Veronique C. J. Bryant of Florence and Howard Bryant to Richard Campbell and Gerda Lederer of Warren, Vt., 1979 Hawley Road, $320,000. Bernardston Scott A. Johnson and Sara R. Johnson to Katherine Malia of Enfield, Conn., 49 Martindale Road, $200,000. Buckland Martha J. Thurber and Dena G. … 0

Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives … 1

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to … 0