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Job fair planned for Rodney Hunt workers

Monday, November 23, 2015

ORANGE — Rodney Hunt Co.’s 200 soon-to-be-unemployed workers are being invited to a job fair hosted by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s rapid response team on Dec. 2 to help them find new employment opportunities. The rapid response team was deployed to the 175-year-old water control equipment manufacturer following an announcement earlier this month that it would close by the end of the year and lay … 0

Pipeline co. files application with FERC

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. filed its application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 420-mile Northeast Energy Direct project to pass through eight Franklin County towns as well as Plainfield in Hampshire County. The controversial project, described by the company as costing about $5 billion, would expand TGP’s existing pipeline system in … 2

Real Estate/Changing Hands, Nov. 20, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ashfield William G. Eddy Estate, Thomas J. Hillier and Susan G. Hillier, personal representatives, to Thomas J. Hillier and Susan G. Hillier, Creamery Road. No consideration. Bernardston Jill E. Powell, formerly known as Jill E. Maniatty, to Jill E. Powell and Timothy W. Artus, 42 West Mountain Road, $1. William W. Perry and Barbara J. Perry to Kathleen A. Meyer of Turners Falls, … 0

Wings restaurant taking flight? Seeking liquor license in Greenfield, may roost at former Famous Bill’s space

Friday, November 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — It appears the owner of the Hangar Pub and Grill in Amherst now wants to open a similar restaurant in the former Famous Bill’s space on Federal Street. Originally, it appeared Hangar owner Harold Tramazzo wanted … 0

Family business

Thursday, November 5, 2015

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Dylan, Tristan, Liam and Owen Bliss have closed their business for the season, but say business was so good their first time around that they’re already looking forward to next year. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 6, 2015

Ashfield Olaf J. Thorp of Boston to Gary A. Gemme and Joan L. Gemme of Hatfield, 83 Bird Hill Road, $517,500. Buckland Joseph G. Schmidt to Benjamin J. Hay, 104 Ashfield Road, $468,332. Colrain Citibank NA, trustee, by attorney, PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, attorney, to Ronald A. Culver … 0

State jobless counselors head to Rodney Hunt, where 200 jobs are lost

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ORANGE — Following an announcement that Rodney Hunt Co. will close its doors and lay off 200 people by the end of the year, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has deployed its unemployment rapid … 1

Rodney Hunt reported closing, taking 200 jobs

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ORANGE — It has been reported that the 175-year-old Rodney Hunt Co. is closing by year’s end, moving its 200 jobs to another factory in Pittsburgh. The plant’s workers were told today, following weeks of rumors of machinery … 0

COG objecting to expansion of Northfield Mountain reservoir storage capacity

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Two regional organizations are objecting to a proposal for the Northfield Mountain hydroelectric station to pump and release 25 percent more Connecticut River water over the next several months to generate more electricity for the region. … 0

Should states fight Entergy’s dip into Vt. Yankee decommissioning fund?

Monday, November 2, 2015

MONTPELIER — Multiple state agencies are meeting this week to decide whether to fight Entergy Nuclear’s plan to dip into the Vermont Yankee decommissioning trust fund for business expenses, including a recently updated property tax bill from the … 0

In time of grief, how can a town help? We Can Farm

Sunday, November 1, 2015

HEATH — In a town where roads may not always connect but people certainly do, the hopes of Jesse and Jeff took root on We Can Farm. Jessica Van Steensburg still marvels at how much her partner, Robert … 0

A town and its kitchen: Wendell cooks up community connection

Sunday, November 1, 2015

WENDELL — Things are cooking in this imaginative little town. Tucked behind the stage in the nearly 200-year-old town hall where Wendell’s Full Moon Coffeehouse presents headliners like Charles Neville and Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem is the … 0

Family machines its own legacy

Thursday, October 29, 2015

NORTHFIELD — For 30 years, various industrial parts that support the Northfield Mountain pumped storage facility have been made at a local machine shop that just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Tri-State Precision is a family-run and owned machine … 0