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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 from TGP parent Kinder Morgan responded to audience questions submitted in writing, echoed many of the comments already made by the company … 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 the Northeast Direct pipeline, which would cross nine Franklin County towns. Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ashfield L. Richard Warriner Jr. to Garrett P. Kuta, 510 Old Stage Road, $156,500 Bernardston Charles F. Magoon of Yuciapa, Calif., and Donna J. Dove of Conway to Mary H. Loughlin of Walpole, N.H., 17 Library St., $160,000. Buckland Sean A. Banoit and Tiffany J. Benoit to Eric D. Leskowitz and Doreen E. Leskowitz of Needham, 8 Maynard Hill Road, $224,500. Raymond F. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ashfield Louis J. Viehmann Estate and Anna S. Viehmann Estate, Mark L. Viehmann of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Paul A. Viehmann of Houston, Texas, and Carol E. Viehmann, all executors to Christine T. Pinney, Maggy P. S. Potter and George Jerry Sawma, all of Conway, 1230 Conway Road, 1234 … 0

Franklin County home sales show strength compared to Mass.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Home sales in Franklin County have made modest gains over the past five months, besting the statewide picture. Sales of single-family homes were up slightly — by one house — for May, compared to May 2013, although they declined by three sales in April and one house in … 0

On the Job

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kelli Barry joins Baystate Franklin Medical Center as philanthropy officer GREENFIELD — Kelli Barry has joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center as a philanthropy officer with the Baystate Health Foundation. She brings a variety of fundraising experiences to her … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ashfield Helen I. Hall to Helen I. Hall Living Trust, Helen I. Hall, trustee, 161 Emmet Road, less than $100. Bernardston Scott M. DiGeorge and Donna M. DiGeorge to Richard J. DiGeorge and Carol A. DiGeorge of Greenfield, Bald Mountain Road, $40,000. Charlemont Valerie Ann Weber of Louisville, … 0

Pipeline put on your property may be mortgage violation

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It may or may not be an unlikely scenario, but allowing a gas pipeline to be sited on your property could put you at risk of technically violating your mortgage agreement, say local experts who are investigating the legal ramifications of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposal for its … 0

Strawberry picking season arrives a little late

Monday, June 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It’s a green light for picking red, ripe strawberries. And while the season is a week to 10 days late, growers like Ken Kurtyka Jr. say they are delighted that they’re finally available to pick. This … 0

Metaphor Yarns changing course

Friday, June 13, 2014

SHELBURNE — Metaphor Yarns closes shop on Sunday , but will expand its “metaphorical shop” online, offering classes, knitting kits, knitting circles and even “pop-up” stores in Greenfield and Shelburne Falls, from time to time. Although the 623 … 0

GCC real estate students score 100 percent pass rate

Friday, June 13, 2014

Recorder staff GREENFIELD — The results of the last Massachusetts Real Estate Broker/Sales Exam indicates that all of the Greenfield Community College Real Estate School students who took the exam had a 100 percent pass rate, while only 63 percent of those who took the Massachusetts state exam … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ashfield Philip F. Nolan Jr., funding Trust, Philip F. Nolan Jr. and Doreen Ann Nolan, trustees, to Town of Ashfield, Route 116/Main Street. Decker Machine Works Inc. to Town of Ashfield, Route 116/Main Street. No consideration. Buckland Donald A. Billiel and Kathleen M. Billiel to Adam W. Griffin … 0

On the Job

Friday, June 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Savings Bank President & CEO Becky Caplice has announced the following promotions: Carmen Bassett is now senior vice president and senior retail banking officer. With over 23 years in banking, Bassett is responsible for branch … 0