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Kim’s Upholstery has become a staple on the Web

Thursday, November 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — It seems these days more people are switching off their television sets and turning to their computer screen to learn how to do just about anything. The rise of the popular website YouTube has given Internet users quick access to a seemingly endless stream of tutorials on how to cook an omelet, change a car battery, play guitar, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bernardston Matthew D. Messer to Stephen D. Messer, 243A Bald Mountain Road, $1. John J. Ryan of Great Barrington, Peter N. Ryan of Park Ridge, Ill., Thomas Ryan of Erving, William Ryan of Greenfield, Molly Waickowski of Fellsmere, Fla., and Charlotte Ann Ryan to James D. Trill and Wendy Trill, 34 Depot St., $80,000. Eden Trail, LLC, to Alan R. Rulewich and Cheryl … 0

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 … 0

Standing up for the land: Locals testify at hearing on allowing energy projects on protect land

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Opponents and even some proponents of natural gas pipeline projects testified for more than four hours Tuesday about whether to allow energy projects on state-protected land. Although the proposal before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory … 2

Peanut butter and jitters? Caffeinated spread made in Greenfield targeted by U.S. senator

Monday, November 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — A caffeinated peanut butter product made by Greenfield-based company STEEM Peanut Butter Inc. has become the latest focus of a U.S. senator’s efforts to get the federal Food and Drug Administration to look into whether certain … 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