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Leah Caldieri has opened Charon Art Visionary Tattoo on Avenue A in Turners Falls.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Ink over Avenue A

Thursday, August 28, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Leah Caldieri believes tattoos can be more than skin-deep... but not in a bloody way . The idea that tattooing involved buckets of blood and dangers of infection was a misconception that had to be ironed out of the antiquated local health regulations, according to Caldieri, before Montague’s first tattoo shop could … 0

Online matchmaker could serve farms, restaurants

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Getting food from local farms onto more local menus is an idea that’s been on everyone’s plate for a while. Farms and restaurants need a matchmaker, and beyond that, someone who will play the time-consuming role of constant coordinator, and then deliver the goods. Enter Provender, a Montreal-based online farm-to-fork marketplace that also … 0

Conway residents take aim at safety, contents of pipeline

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CONWAY — The safety of the community and questions about the contents of natural gas that will flow through a proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline dominated a special Selectboard meeting in Conway Thursday night. In a question-and-answer session that followed a brief presentation by parent company Kinder Morgan, about 75 local residents spent the better part of two hours quizzing representatives from the … 0

Franklin County Community Development Corp. lands bigger contributions with help from tax-credit program

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Franklin County Community Development Corp., marking its 35th anniversary, recently got a $35,000 donation from Greenfield Savings Bank, which is typically one of its largest contributors. But this year’s contribution from the local bank is about three times the level of support it usually receives, according to … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bernardston Charles M. Deming and Jennifer A. Deming, by US Bank, NA, trustee, by attorney, Select Portfolio Servicing Inc., attorney, to US Bank, NA, trustee, 65 South St., $143,000. Buckland Russell E. Johnson Jr. and Bette J. Johnson to Johnson Investment Trust, Bette J. Johnson, trustee, 72 Elm … 0

Serenity

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By ANITA FRITZ Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — Two local women say they believe people have the power to heal themselves with their minds, so they’ve set up shop on Bank Row to help their clients learn how. After … 0

On the Job

Friday, June 27, 2014

Greenfield Co-op Bank elects directors SHELBURNE FALLS — Michael Tucker, president & CEO of Greenfield Co-operative Bank and its parent company, Greenfield Bancorp, MHC announced today that one new director and three new corporators were elected and several others re-elected at the Company’s 109th Annual Meeting held in … 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