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A group of bicyclists crosses the Green River Covered Bridge in Greenfield on Thursday.
Recorder/Paul Franz

Wheel appeal: Group wants state to kick bicycle tourism into a high gear

Friday, July 3, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way along some of the backroads that attract cyclists not only from around the county, but from other parts of New England, the … 0

Australis Aquaculture swimming in business

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Cawing seagulls circle over a sea-sprayed wooden dock while bearded men wearing skullcaps and tall rubber wading boots use long nets to unload the day’s catch. A thick rope holds their small boat in place as a tangle of brown-green nets are dragged ashore, their fishy stench mixing with the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ashfield Jeremy L. Johnson and Heather M. Johnson to Niels Cudnohufsky and Lynda Cudnohufsky, 1147 Hawley Road, $262,000. Bernardston Veronica A. Mayrand to Christopher R. Pappademas of Greenfield, 3 Huckle Hill Road, $153,500. Peter R. James, commissioners, to Franklin Land Trust, Inc. of Shelburne, Huckle Hill Road, $160,000. Buckland Goldie Keehn Intervivos of Newton Center, Philip Keehn, trustee, to Dominic V. Vellucci and … 0

Noisy neighbor? For many, compressor station becoming a hot-button issue

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Third in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 0

AG asks DPU to hold up on Berkshire pipeline case

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

When the state Department of Public Utilities airs public comments Thursday on Berkshire Gas Co.’s agreement to buy natural gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, it will be doing so over the objection of the state Attorney General’s Office. Thursday’s public hearing is … 2

Is a new pipeline really needed?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Second in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 3

Advocates to lawmakers: Get rid of caps on solar electrical producers

Monday, June 8, 2015

Solar advocates want the Legislature to preserve the right of larger solar electricity producers to get paid by electric companies for excess power the solar arrays produce, through a process called “net metering.” Tired of the “solar-coaster” of up-and-down incentives and disincentives for the renewable solar energy, solar … 1

Gas pipeline would slide under the rivers and through the woods of Franklin County

Sunday, June 7, 2015

First in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 4

COG collecting towns’ concerns with pipeline

Friday, June 5, 2015

What questions does the upcoming environmental impact review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s project through Franklin County need to answer? The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is making a list on behalf of the eight towns that the planned $5 billion project would pass through, so it’s ready … 0

Small businesses beat corporate grind

Friday, June 5, 2015

A decade of working in the payroll preparation industry with national companies like Paychex and BenefitMall has given Shawn Wrisley of Chicopee the chance to get a good look at the substantial amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into keeping small businesses running. Now, he’s using that knowledge … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, June 5

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ashfield Judith W. Hamilton to Lakeside Park, LLC, 141 Buckland Road, $280,000. Albert L. Pieropan Investment Trust & Elice D. Pieropan Investment Trust, Albert L. Pieropan, individually and trustee, to P. Benjamin Roberts, Madeleine S. Roberts and Lisa M. Henry, 119 Pfersick Road, 119A Pfersick Road and 119B … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands May 29

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bernardston Perry Farm, LLC, of Tucson, Ariz., to C. William Llewelyn Jr. and Mary E. Llewelyn of Northfield, Route 5, $200,000. Charlemont Donald A. Rice Estate, Bradley J. Rice, executor, of Rowe to Bradley J. Rice, 15 North St., 14 East Harmony Heights Extension, land also in Rowe, … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands, May 22

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ashfield JoAnne Delphia, to Richard F. Delphia. 1207 Spruce Corner Road. $1. JoAnne Delphia, “aka” Joan Delphia, to Renee Schmidt, of Plainfield, Nicole Romer and Tristan Romer. 1207 Spruce Corner Road. $1. Robert Schaefer and Yoelene Schaefer, of Long Island, N.Y. to Robert Schaefer Grantor Trust, Robert Schaefer … 0