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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, acknowledges that there have been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress, as he and GOP leaders meet with reporters following a strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Boehner says House Republicans wanted to get off to a fast start this year and so they moved bills quickly. Last week GOP leaders were forced to water down an abortion bill after criticism from Republican women and others, and this week leaders delayed action on a border security bill amid conservative opposition. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president’s unilateral deportation curbs. Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers, telling them GOP leaders are finalizing a legal plan with the best chance … 0

Pipeline problems?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. A major effort a decade ago by the federal government to check a rise in … 0

A-Lure-ing addition

Friday, January 23, 2015

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff DEERFIELD — Anglers, rejoice! If you’ve had trouble finding a place to restock your supply of lures or get your fly fishing rod repaired, South Deerfield resident Michael Didonna will soon have you covered. Didonna will open the doors of his new downtown fly fishing supply shop, The … 0

On the trail for sheepskin

Sunday, November 30, 2014

It’s an old sheep story. Tourists headed up along the Mohawk Trail during foliage season, skiers headed up to Mount Snow or out to Berkshire East, will stop by what seems to be a rustic looking souvenir shop … 0

French King Restaurant open after renovation

Thursday, November 27, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — The home fires are burning again at the French King Restaurant, a family business in its 60th year on the eastern cusp of the French King Bridge, which recently closed for … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Charlemont Bluegreen Corrporation and Patten Corporation of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly known as Patten Realty Corporation, to Jean Paul Migeon of Greenfield, 0 Zoar Road, $1. Colrain Karen Foote of Springfield to Brendan Karabeinikoff of East Haddam, Conn., Wilson Hill road, 33 acres, $25,000. Deerfield Edna J. Noyes … 0

A slice of success: Hatfield Subway owner to buy Deerfield location

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — When Erik Pardee of Hatfield couldn’t find a job after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in psychology, he recalls, he had to find some way … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bernardston Robert H. McCollum by Charles R. Deane to Charles R. Deane, Sawmill Lane, $15,000. Colrain David W. Nims to Timothy Hartnett and Robin E. Hartnett, 7 Jacksonville Road, $25,000. Craig Howe and Julie Ayres Howe to Craig Howe, 113 Main Road, $1. Conway A. Peter Kari and … 0

Deerfield woodcutters recognized for methods

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield brothers — twins — who own a custom wood cutting business have taken second place in a national contest run by the company that makes their portable hydraulic sawmill. Jay and James Clarke, who operate as The J Team, … 0

He’s an apostle for the American apple

Sunday, November 16, 2014

There’s Old Nonesuch of Massachusetts, Paw Paw, Melvin Sweet, Cogswell, Fallawater ... Do you know your apples? Like, for example, that the first apple seeds in this country were planted three years after the Pilgrims landed and that … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ashfield Aase Huggins Trust, Sven Huggins, trustee, of Leeds, and E. Joseph O’Neil, trustee, of Needham, to Sven Huggins, 64 March Road, $1. Bernardston Thomas P. Owen and Rebecca C. Pace to Todd D. Russell and Allison E. Page, 512 Bald Mountain Road, $300,000. Buckland Robert MacGregor, III, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bernardston Perry Farm, LLC, of Tucson, Ariz., to D. William Pratt and Marsha E. Pratt, Fox Hill road, $20,500. Paul R. McEnaney to Paul R. McEnaney and Francisca L. McEnaney, 85 Bald Mountain Road, $1. Buckland Jason Heilman and Jennifer Heilman to Cynthia A. Simurro of Shelburne Falls, … 0

Quilts triumph

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — At least 50,000 YouTube viewers have seen Ann Brauer’s pink quilt shop sail down Conway Street like a boat adrift in the floods of Tropical Storm Irene, but her new … 0