Entergy eyes Texas for additional waste

Friday, August 15, 2014

By SUSAN SMALLHEER Rutland Herald MANCHESTER — Vermont and Texas officials were told Thursday that Entergy Nuclear expects to have its plans in place later this year for shipping low-level radioactive waste from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to a Texas facility. At its annual Vermont meeting, the Texas-Vermont Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission heard Entergy’s update and signed off on several agreements to take waste from several … 0

Pipeline meeting planned in Orange

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ORANGE — A public forum on land issues concerning Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is planned for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Church of North Orange and Tully. Speakers will include Northampton attorney Thomas Lesser and Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Executive Director Leigh Youngblood. The free talk, sponsored by the church and by North Quabbin Pipeline … 0

Retailers banking on ‘Tax Free Weekend’

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — To some retailers, it’s a mystery why a little 6.25 percent “tax-free” discount would drive so many shoppers into stores on a summery August weekend, but still, it’s becoming a part of their landscape. Some would no sooner ignore “Tax Free Weekend” than they would “Black Friday” (the traditional Christmas shopping … 0

National forest panel plans first meeting

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The next step toward creating a new kind of national forest in northern Franklin and Berkshire counties is in the works, with regional planners creating an advisory panel. The Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Advisory Committee, composed of one selectmen’s representative from each of the region’s 20 towns, along … 0

COG reschedules public meeting on pipeline

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project proposed to cross nine county towns on its path to Dracut. The boards’ original May 15 meeting on what … 0

On the Job

Friday, June 27, 2014

Greenfield Co-op Bank elects directors SHELBURNE FALLS — Michael Tucker, president & CEO of Greenfield Co-operative Bank and its parent company, Greenfield Bancorp, MHC announced today that one new director and three new corporators were elected and several others re-elected at the Company’s 109th Annual Meeting held in … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ashfield Louis J. Viehmann Estate and Anna S. Viehmann Estate, Mark L. Viehmann of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Paul A. Viehmann of Houston, Texas, and Carol E. Viehmann, all executors to Christine T. Pinney, Maggy P. S. Potter and George Jerry Sawma, all of Conway, 1230 Conway Road, 1234 … 0

Franklin County home sales show strength compared to Mass.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Home sales in Franklin County have made modest gains over the past five months, besting the statewide picture. Sales of single-family homes were up slightly — by one house — for May, compared to May 2013, although they declined by three sales in April and one house in … 0

On the Job

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kelli Barry joins Baystate Franklin Medical Center as philanthropy officer GREENFIELD — Kelli Barry has joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center as a philanthropy officer with the Baystate Health Foundation. She brings a variety of fundraising experiences to her … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ashfield Helen I. Hall to Helen I. Hall Living Trust, Helen I. Hall, trustee, 161 Emmet Road, less than $100. Bernardston Scott M. DiGeorge and Donna M. DiGeorge to Richard J. DiGeorge and Carol A. DiGeorge of Greenfield, Bald Mountain Road, $40,000. Charlemont Valerie Ann Weber of Louisville, … 0

Pipeline put on your property may be mortgage violation

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It may or may not be an unlikely scenario, but allowing a gas pipeline to be sited on your property could put you at risk of technically violating your mortgage agreement, say local experts who are investigating the legal ramifications of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposal for its … 0

Strawberry picking season arrives a little late

Monday, June 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It’s a green light for picking red, ripe strawberries. And while the season is a week to 10 days late, growers like Ken Kurtyka Jr. say they are delighted that they’re finally available to pick. This … 0

Metaphor Yarns changing course

Friday, June 13, 2014

SHELBURNE — Metaphor Yarns closes shop on Sunday , but will expand its “metaphorical shop” online, offering classes, knitting kits, knitting circles and even “pop-up” stores in Greenfield and Shelburne Falls, from time to time. Although the 623 … 0