Business

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, saying it’s needed not only to grow the economy but to keep businesses from leaving. Having TGP as Berkshire Gas’ only supplier, with all service to Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties flowing through a 6-inch spur line … 3

Artisan gift store sets up shop in Conway

Thursday, April 23, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s newest store will offer crafts and goods made by local artisans to residents and visitors alike when it opens later this month. Tea At Two, which owner Eileen Schneider called an artisan gift shop, will officially open its doors Saturday at its new 85 Whately Road location. Schneider, a retired … 0

Constantine first woman to head Florence Bank’s board

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Florence Bank President John F. Heaps Jr. says there is one salient point about the election of Ruth Constantine as head of the bank’s board: She’s the right person for the seat, plain and simple. The fact that she also happens to be the first woman elected board chair in the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 27, 2015

Ashfield Alexander W. Merrill and Alexa M. Merrill of Mansfield, Conn., to Ethan K. Vandermark of Northampton, 520 Main St., $242,000. Buckland Wesley M. Rice and Susan F. Rice to Wesley M. Rice, Susan F. Rice and Susan E. Mead, the latter being of Shelburne, 20 Purinton Road, … 0

Horse calls: Gill vet travels to keep animals healthy

Thursday, March 19, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff GILL — Stephanie Vassar started out on a medical school track — but today her exam room is 90 miles across and her patients are furry. The 28-year-old Gill veterinarian opened Great Falls … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ashfield Walter L. Cudnohufsky and Susan W. Cudnohufsky to Walter L. Cudnohufsky Investment Trust, Walter L. Cudnohufsky, trustee, and Susan W. Cudnohufsky Investment Trust, Susan W. Cudnohufsky, trustee, 455 Bug Hill Road, $1. Daniel Halladay Kinsey of Easthampton and Alison Kinsey, formerly known as Alison Kinsey Hobbs of … 0

Berkshire Pizza adds menu items, breakfast, bar

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Recorder staff CHARLEMONT — In its first year, Berkshire Pizzeria has added several new things: breakfast, a bar, soda fountain, mounted TV screens and an expanded menu. The pizzeria now opens daily at 7 a.m. for breakfast, offering … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ashfield Edward R. Preissler of Mattapoisett and Deborah G. Thomas to Deborah G. Thomas, 1379 West Road, $1. Charlemont Richard D. Stone and Patricia I. Stone of Framingham to PI&RD Stone Irrevocable Trust, Catherine P. Stone, trustee, 33 Warfield Road, $1. Conway Laurie VonDung to Laurie VonDung and … 0

Artist buys Rooney’s building

Monday, March 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — The three-story landmark on Main Street where Rooney’s clothing store once thrived has been sold to a Greenfield resident who plans to live there, run her art studio there and rent to other artists. Rachael Katz, … 0

Shelburne Falls locals say state film tax credit helped

Friday, March 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — The Massachusetts Film Tax Credit — which helped bring Hollywood filmmaking to Shelburne Falls in 2012 and 2013 — could become a thing of the past. Gov. Charles D. Baker has proposed ending that tax … 0

Sugarloaf Hair Studio

Thursday, March 5, 2015

DEERFIELD — The Daylily art gallery and gift shop on Sugarloaf Street is now home to a third tenant: Kim Vieira of Ashfield and her new business, Sugarloaf Hair Studio. Vieira moved into the back half of the … 0

On the Job

Friday, March 6, 2015

Better Yet: James Smith SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne resident James Smith is celebrating thirty years of operating his business, which offers editorial writing, editing, technical writing, training and software quality assurance for businesses such as France-based Schneider Electric, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, March 6, 2015

Charlemont Jeffrey J. Skibik Estate, Coleton J. Skibik, personal representative, to Coleton J. Skibik, Legate Hill Road. No consideration. Conway Eve Endicott to Detra C. Sarris of Centerport, N.Y., 1497 Main Poland Road, $270,000. Deerfield Sandri Realty Inc. of Greenfield to S&Z Deerfield Realty, LLC, 513 State Road, … 0