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To discourage erosion and trap sediments, tree root balls and trunks have been placed in the embankment along the western bank of the Connecticut River in Gill across from the intake/outflow of the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Facility.  
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Landowners, COG concerned about FirstLight’s delayed erosion report

Monday, October 27, 2014

As part of a 35-year effort to stop erosion along the Connecticut River’s banks, a boatload of engineers, environmental groups and representatives of federal, state and regional agencies routinely trolls the shore in the 22-mile river stretch between the Turners Falls and Vernon, Vt., dams to produce a “full river reconnaissance” study. But as FirstLight Power prepares for relicensing of … 0

Shelburne Falls biz leader wins tourism award

Monday, October 27, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mary Vilbon doesn’t live in Shelburne Falls, but she is undoubtedly one of the village’s biggest boosters: And now she has a state award to prove it. Vilbon received a Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism award for “excellence in tourism leadership” last week at the annual Governor’s Conference on … 0

An Erving classic

Thursday, October 23, 2014

 By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — Robert Pollock flips two hamburgers on the griddle, stirs onions and keeps an eye on an omelet off to the side — just a typical day in the kitchen of the newly renamed A&R Boxcar Restaurant. The Boxcar is a familiar Erving landmark, but the … 1

On the job

Friday, September 5, 2014

Gary Fentin selected CONWAY — The law firm of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., of Springfield has announced that eight of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America list this year. Best … 0

Court allows Lamson to operate

Thursday, September 4, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — In Wednesday’s continued bankruptcy hearing, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. withdrew its request to borrow $500,000, while its largest creditor, Newtek Small Business Finance Inc., filed an objection to the cutlery’s bid for continued use of its cash collateral and for borrowing more operational funds. … 0

Not a blockbuster summer: Hollywood’s sagging box office means dip for Northfield Drive-In

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Drive-In entered the digital age this year and although the picture was better, business was a mixed bag. “It wasn’t a great season,” said owner Mitchell Shakour. “The summer movie industry was down 22 … 0

Valley produce flows again to Market Basket

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WHATELY — Gary Gemme, co-owner of Harvest Farm, said he got the call last week that he has been waiting on for six weeks. It was from a buyer for Market Basket, looking to order cabbage, kale and … 0

Flash (freeze) forward: New food processing center equipment better for produce flavor, nutrients and — hopefully — sales

Friday, August 29, 2014

It’s that time of year when broccoli, peppers and carrots are coming forth, and the Franklin County Food Processing Center is freezing vegetables from area farms for colleges, schools and other institutions around the region. And now, the Greenfield center’s long-awaited quick-freeze equipment is being prepared, to make … 0

Facing foreclosure: Pushkin, Arts Block on auction block

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Pushkin and Arts Block buildings — popular entertainment venues seen as key components of the town’s downtown rejuvenation — are in foreclosure, with the properties set to be auctioned Sept. 22. The Pushkin, at Main … 0

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 … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ashfield Paige Funding Trust of Bethesda, Md., Virginia L. Paige, trustee, to Paige Marital Trust, Virginia L. Paige and Virginia B. Paige, trustees, 409 Main St., less than $100. Cordelli Irrevocable Real Estate Trust, Glenn H. Cordelli, trustee, of Center Tuftonboro, N.H., to Glenn H. Cordelli of New … 0

On the job

Friday, August 29, 2014

Berson recognized MARK I. BERSON with an office at 345 Main St., Greenfield, has been included in the 2015 Edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” for his work in the practice area of Family Law. The citation … 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 … 0