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DPU allows long-term contracts between utilities, pipelines

Monday, October 5, 2015

To help reduce winter electricity price hikes, the state’s utility regulators will let power generators sign long-term contracts with gas pipeline companies. Yet what seems like good news for consumers is being criticized by some as a potential backdoor benefit for those arguing for construction of new pipelines like one proposed through Franklin County. Six months after being asked by the Baker administration to look into whether electric utilities can … 1

Newly renovated, Lucky Nail Salon changes hands

Thursday, October 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Lucky Nail Salon at the corner of Main Street and Wells Street is changing hands. Literally, and in more than just one way. The salon’s torch has been passed down a generation this month, with Jimmy Duong and his wife Vivian taking over for Duong’s mother, who will retire from the … 0

On the Job, Oct. 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Montague Catholic Social Ministries appoints Wood The board of directors of Montague Catholic Social Ministries (MCSM) have selected Heather Wood to become the new co-director for Internal Relations (Operations Manager). Wood will focus on overall organizational management of staff, finances, and programs for the Montague Catholic Social Ministries. This new position will not … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ashfield William G. Eddy Estate, Thomas J. Hillier, Susan G. Hiller, also known as Susan G. Hillier, personal representatives, to Ramon R. Sears and Andrea Ociesa Sears, Creamery Road. No consideration. Bernardston Edward L. Porter and Linda I. Dobson Porter to Brian E. Ross and Willow A. Ross … 0

Financial push gases up final planning for proposed Greenfield biodiesel plant

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Long in the planning to ensure it’s locally owned, the Northeast Biodiesel plant nearly ready at the Greenfield Industrial Park is getting a final boost from a 160-member, community-based nonprofit finance system. The $200,000, seven-year loan being provided to Co-op Power, a Hatfield-based energy cooperative that is developing … 1

Vt. to make case for oversight of nuke plant’s use of $635 million decommissioning fund

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has agreed to give the state of Vermont a chance to make its case about why there should be continuing oversight of Entergy Nuclear’s use of Vermont Yankee’s … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.: deadline for comment on pipeline is flexible

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A flurry of comments on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project turned in recent days to a veritable blizzard with the approach of this past Monday’s official deadline for posting comments on the what should be included in the environmental impact statement that will be … 0

DPU OKs pipeline-gas co. contracts

Monday, August 31, 2015

The state Department of Public Utilities on Monday approved long-term contracts for Berkshire Gas, Columbia Gas and National Grid to buy natural gas from the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project. The three 20-year contracts to buy gas from the nearly 420-mile pipeline planned to … 1

Walking ‘The Wastelands’: Theatrical group presenting Pipeline Processions performances in the area

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In addition to all of the written testimony — hundreds of filings and thousands of words — about the proposed natural gas pipeline that would pass through this region, there’s a deeper statement being made by a performance … 1

Thornes Marketplace welcomes new tenants, expansion of anchors

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Changes are in the works at Thornes Marketplace as the popular downtown shopping spot welcomes a new juice bar, an expansion at Cedar Chest, and the opening of a second location for an Amherst-based gift shop … 0

Youth benefit in Community Action workforce program

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you’ve been to the Franklin County Courthouse at any point this summer, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered Jo-Ann Ault of Turners Falls. She’s the young woman who’s spent her mornings this summer as an … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, 8/28

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bernardston Virginia M. Budness and William W. Budness of Ocean View, Del., to Victor E. Nuovo II and Pamela D. Nuovo, 401 Huckle Hill Road, $484,000. Colrain Walter Herrmann Revocable Living Trust, Anthony Favale, trustee, Walter Herrmann Estate, Judd Rowe, also known as Stephen Judd Rowe, personal representative, … 0

US stocks surge, snapping 6-day losing streak

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Dow Jones industrial average rocketed more than 600 points Wednesday, its biggest gain in seven years, snapping a six-day losing streak that had Americans nervously checking their investment balances. While the surge came as a relief to … 0