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Home owners Hannah Smeltz and Spartan Giordano, center, give a tour of their award winning energy efficient house in Greenfield on Thursday.  At left is Adam Heintz, who helped build the home with the scrap granite floor and Bart Bales of Bales Energy. At right are Jennifer Marrapese and Miriam Aylward of NESEA. The couple's son, Max Giordano, 3, plays with trucks. Recorder/Paul Franz

Greenfield house earns builder energy award

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — It all added up for this former math teacher, given the net sum of skyrocketing energy costs. So he built a net-zero energy saltbox. And it scored big. From the outside, the only thing saying the natural-finish house at 10 Charles St. is out of the ordinary are the tree-beams at the front and rear entrances. That, and … 0

On the Job

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Quabbin Valley Healthcare hire ATHOL — Michael T. Piscopo BS, RRT has been named by Quabbin Valley Healthcare as its provider for a new Respiratory Services Program. Piscopo is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who has been practicing at the former Worcester City Hospital for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ashfield L’Artigue S. Helveston and Iris A. Helveston of Dade City, Fla., to Paul T. Bouchard of Williamsburg, South Ashfield Road, land also in Conway, $35,000. Buckland Frank S. Gerry and Janet E. Gerry of Sugar Grove, Ill., to Carl W. Nelke and Janet E. Gerry of Conway, 35 Upper St., $84,735. Colrain Valley Community Land Trust Inc. of Turners Falls to Aric … 0

On the job

Friday, December 26, 2014

Cohn recognizes two GREENFIELD — Mary Lou Emond and Mark Abramson of Cohn & Company Real Estate have been awarded their 35 year membership pins by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley. With more than 40 years in … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 26, 2014

Ashfield Evangelos Kostoulas of Dedham to Bruce G. Davis and Heather M. Davis of Plainfield, Old Stage Road, $15,000. Bernardston Kevin F. Kenney to Kevin F. Kenney and Rita M. Harris, 200 Fox Hill Road, $1. U.S. Bank NA, trustee, by attorney, Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., attorney, to … 0

On the Job

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fitzgerald is 2015 Realtors president WALTHAM — Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, broker/owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been installed as president of the 21,000-plus-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors. As president, Fitzgerald will direct the internal and external activities of the association; preside at all meetings of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ashfield Robert Habersaat, also known as Robert J. Habersaat, and Barbara Haberssaat, also known as Barbara W. Habersaat, to Habersaat Family Trust, Robert J. Habersaat and Barbara W. Habersaat, trustees, Stonewall Drive, less than $100. Barbara Habersaat to Habersaat Family Trust, Barbara W. Habersaat and Robert J. Habersaat, … 0

Lamson seeks to drop union contract

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After reaching an impasse on new contract negotiations with its union, Lamson & Goodnow is now asking U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to drop its current collective bargaining agreement, so the company can cut wages … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bernardston Paul S. Fisher and Julie Thompson Fisher, to Joseph E. Gruszkowski and Shayna L. Gruszkowski, of Greenfield. 75 South Merrifield Road “aka” 75 Merrifield Road. $226,000. Lloyd Szulborski, “aka” Lloyd J. Szulborski, and Patricia J. Bassett, “nka” Patricia J. Szulborski, to Szulborski Investment Trust, Lloyd J. Szulborski … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bernardston Paul S. Fisher and Julie Thompson Fisher, to Joseph E. Gruszkowski and Shayna L. Gruszkowski, of Greenfield. 75 South Merrifield Road “aka” 75 Merrifield Road. $226,000. Lloyd Szulborski, “aka” Lloyd J. Szulborski, and Patricia J. Bassett, “nka” Patricia J. Szulborski, to Szulborski Investment Trust, Lloyd J. Szulborski … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ashfield Edward V. Callahan Jr. and Linda L. Callahan to Henry A. Kaminski and Susan F. Kaminski, 25 West Road, $326,500. Bernardston Russell J. Woods and Tina M. Woods to Christopher J. Ament of South Deerfield, 49 Shedd Road, also known as Martindale Branch Road, $173,000. Marian F. … 0

Stitches in time: Rethreads serving thousands over 35 years

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The tides of commerce ebb and flow on Bridge Street, but the tide was out when a group of young mothers sat around a kitchen table, thinking about opening a used-clothing store, which they decided … 0

Singley’s storefronts to be auctioned next week

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The two-story commercial building in the heart of downtown that housed Singley’s Furniture store for 67 years goes up for auction on Dec. 10 — followed by the auction of two other Singley-owned storefronts in … 0