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Heidi Garfinkel walks along the train tracks behind her home on Chapman Street in Greenfield on Wednesday. Garfinkel said she's been worried about the Amtrak train for a long time, but until recently had assumed the company would take more safety measures. "Although it's exciting that a passenger train is coming to town, let's not wait for a tragedy to insist that Amtrak install safety fencing along the tracks in thickly settled areas," she said. Recorder/Micky Bedell

With Amtrak’s arrival, safety at forefront

Sunday, December 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — When she looks out the back window of her Greenfield home, it’s common for Heidi Garfinkel to see people crossing the railroad tracks that run behind her property. With the return of the Amtrak Vermonter just a week away, the Chapman Street resident said she fears for the safety of those who won’t be used to looking out … 0

Olver helped engineer passenger rail’s return

Sunday, December 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — The name John W. Olver is at the front of the intermodal transit center that will serve as the station for the first passenger train service in this town in decades. And that’s fitting, given the former congressman’s pivotal role in bringing service back to the Connecticut River line after a … 0

On the Job

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fitzgerald is 2015 Realtors president WALTHAM — Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, broker/owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been installed as president of the 21,000-plus-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors. As president, Fitzgerald will direct the internal and external activities of the association; preside at all meetings of the MAR board of directors and executive committee; represent the association at important meetings and … 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 & … 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 … 1

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ashfield Cheryl E. Brown to Anne F. Boltz of Cincinnati, Ohio, 74 Ranney Corner Road, $214,500. Bernardston Patti Couture Estate, David Courture, personal representative, to David Couture, 189 Bald Mountain Road. No consideration. Stuart R. Girard to Andrew Girard, 132 Bald Mountain Road, $45,000. Buckland Brenda M. Spofford, … 0

On the Job

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lamson restructuring SHELBURNE FALLS — Lamson & Goodnow has restructured its sales and marketing operations as part of its financial reorganization plan. Thomas Mihalek has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, while Robert Muscari is the new vice president of sales for HotSpot silicone pot-holders and … 0

Lamson on the rebound from debt

Friday, October 10, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Two local investors have helped the 177-year-old Lamson & Goodnow Co. cutlery restore its operations, in hopes that increased sales and profitability will pull the company out of the red — and out of bankruptcy … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 10, 2014

Home care providers win award GREENFIELD — Homewatch CareGivers of Colorado announced that it has received the Best of Home Care Award from Home Care Pulse, a national organization specializing in performance benchmarking and quality satisfaction management. Homewatch CareGivers, which has an office in Greenfield at 278 Main … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ashfield Peter m. Billy and Helen L. Billy of Mineola, N.Y., to Gordon L. Howes of Weatogue, Conn., 162 Buckland Road, $20,000. Joan Wiest Strader of Rhode Island to William H. Strader, 581 Pfersick Road. No consideration. Buckland Benjamin T. Crosby and Susan L. Crosby to Susan L. … 0

Hearty Eats

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Attention vegans and anyone with diabetes, gluten- or dairy allergies: Here’s a place where you can eat without fear of wheat in your batter-dipped onion rings, meat-broth in your soup or cream in your raspberry … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 3, 2014

Charlene Manor earns national award GREENFIELD — For the second year in a row, Charlene Manor Extended Care has been recognized by National Research Corporation for exceptional customer satisfaction with an Excellence in Action award. The award is presented to long-term care and senior living organizations that achieve … 0

Michael Behn announced as new president of the Sandri Companies

Friday, October 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Sandri Companies has announced the appointment of Michael V. Behn as president and chief operating officer, replacing Timothy Van Epps, who will remain Sandri’s CEO and chairman of the board. “It is clear to me … 0