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The French King Restaurant in Erving has reopened after renovations. In the bar area are general manager Scott Hardy, Brian Prondecki and his parents Frank and Deborah Prondecki.  Recorder/Paul Franz

French King Restaurant open after renovation

Thursday, November 27, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — The home fires are burning again at the French King Restaurant, a family business in its 60th year on the eastern cusp of the French King Bridge, which recently closed for an extended renovation. “I had to put myself in time-out and reenergize,” said Frank Prondecki. Frank and Deborah Prondecki — the latter … 0

Panel considers cleanup issues at Vt. Yankee site

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — How deep do you need to dig? How clean is “clean”? And for what future purpose is the site of Vermont Yankee being prepared? Those were some of the questions bandied about Thursday night during a meeting of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel. With the shutdown of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant about six weeks away, the panel … 0

Pipeline execs contributed to Baker gubernatorial campaign

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Five top executives of Kinder Morgan — the Houston-based corporation that hopes to build a pipeline through Massachusetts — each made maximum allowable personal contributions the campaign of Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, according to state campaign finance records. The $500 contributions — all made on Election Day — went to the Republican candidate before his defeat of Democrat Martha Coakley even though he expressed … 0

The doctor is in, again, in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — The home-based office of Dr. Heyman Oxman, busy from the 1940s to the early 1960s, once again has a doctor in it: Stefan Topolski, MD. Trailside Health and its non-profit … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ashfield Bradford A. Bardwell and Alison M. Bardwell of Colrain and Diane Greenman to Diane Greenman, 343 Apple Valley Road. No consideration Diane Greenman to Justin Sherman and Paola Sherman of Shelburne Falls, 343 Apple Valley Road, $160,000. Bernardston Lewis J. Dagresto, formerly known as D’Agresto and Marcia … 0

Shelburne Falls biz leader wins tourism award

Monday, October 27, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mary Vilbon doesn’t live in Shelburne Falls, but she is undoubtedly one of the village’s biggest boosters: And now she has a state award to prove it. Vilbon received a Massachusetts Office of Travel & … 0

An Erving classic

Thursday, October 23, 2014

 By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — Robert Pollock flips two hamburgers on the griddle, stirs onions and keeps an eye on an omelet off to the side — just a typical day in the kitchen of … 1

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ashfield Cheryl E. Brown to Anne F. Boltz of Cincinnati, Ohio, 74 Ranney Corner Road, $214,500. Bernardston Patti Couture Estate, David Courture, personal representative, to David Couture, 189 Bald Mountain Road. No consideration. Stuart R. Girard to Andrew Girard, 132 Bald Mountain Road, $45,000. Buckland Brenda M. Spofford, … 0

On the Job

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lamson restructuring SHELBURNE FALLS — Lamson & Goodnow has restructured its sales and marketing operations as part of its financial reorganization plan. Thomas Mihalek has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, while Robert Muscari is the new vice president of sales for HotSpot silicone pot-holders and … 0

Lamson on the rebound from debt

Friday, October 10, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Two local investors have helped the 177-year-old Lamson & Goodnow Co. cutlery restore its operations, in hopes that increased sales and profitability will pull the company out of the red — and out of bankruptcy … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 10, 2014

Home care providers win award GREENFIELD — Homewatch CareGivers of Colorado announced that it has received the Best of Home Care Award from Home Care Pulse, a national organization specializing in performance benchmarking and quality satisfaction management. Homewatch CareGivers, which has an office in Greenfield at 278 Main … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ashfield Peter m. Billy and Helen L. Billy of Mineola, N.Y., to Gordon L. Howes of Weatogue, Conn., 162 Buckland Road, $20,000. Joan Wiest Strader of Rhode Island to William H. Strader, 581 Pfersick Road. No consideration. Buckland Benjamin T. Crosby and Susan L. Crosby to Susan L. … 0

Hearty Eats

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Attention vegans and anyone with diabetes, gluten- or dairy allergies: Here’s a place where you can eat without fear of wheat in your batter-dipped onion rings, meat-broth in your soup or cream in your raspberry … 0