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Quilter Ann Brauer in the shop she built after Tropical Storm Irene destroyed her old one.  Recorder/Paul Franz

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 shop at 2 Conway St. is on higher ground and it’s much nicer. The green shop is built within the same footprint … 0

Turners’ Five Eyed Fox offers drinks, food

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Caught between running a cafe or a bar, the proprietors of Five Eyed Fox went with both. The new addition to the Turners Falls downtown is open 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily with coffee, draft beer, wine and food on the canal end of … 0

The doctor is in, again, in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — The home-based office of Dr. Heyman Oxman, busy from the 1940s to the early 1960s, once again has a doctor in it: Stefan Topolski, MD. Trailside Health and its non-profit partner, Caring for Community, moved this summer from the Arrowhead Shops on the Mohawk Trail … 0

Skate shop in Turners

Thursday, September 11, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Barry Scott credits skateboarding with expanding his view of the region, adding photography and basic construction to his skill set as a teenager and teaching him focus and determination. Scott, … 0

Planned local bank merger is moving forward

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Recorder The planned merger of Greenfield Co-Operative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank moved a step closer toward reality this month, with Northampton Cooperative depositors’ approval of the consolidation plan, which had already been approved by both banks’ boards of directors of both banks. According to William Stapleton, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, September 12, 2014

Buckland David W. Baker Jr. of Poguoson, Va., Everett J. Baker of Stanley, N.Y., George W. Baker of Turners Falls and Cynthia M. Jarvis of West Deerfield to Eric J. Miller and Tara V. Miller of Turners Falls, 63 Conway St., $175,000. Toni Stewart, formerly known as Paulette … 0

On the job

Friday, September 5, 2014

Gary Fentin selected CONWAY — The law firm of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., of Springfield has announced that eight of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America list this year. Best … 0

Court allows Lamson to operate

Thursday, September 4, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — In Wednesday’s continued bankruptcy hearing, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. withdrew its request to borrow $500,000, while its largest creditor, Newtek Small Business Finance Inc., filed an objection to the cutlery’s bid for continued use of its cash collateral and for borrowing more operational funds. … 0

Not a blockbuster summer: Hollywood’s sagging box office means dip for Northfield Drive-In

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Drive-In entered the digital age this year and although the picture was better, business was a mixed bag. “It wasn’t a great season,” said owner Mitchell Shakour. “The summer movie industry was down 22 … 0

Valley produce flows again to Market Basket

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WHATELY — Gary Gemme, co-owner of Harvest Farm, said he got the call last week that he has been waiting on for six weeks. It was from a buyer for Market Basket, looking to order cabbage, kale and … 0

Flash (freeze) forward: New food processing center equipment better for produce flavor, nutrients and — hopefully — sales

Friday, August 29, 2014

It’s that time of year when broccoli, peppers and carrots are coming forth, and the Franklin County Food Processing Center is freezing vegetables from area farms for colleges, schools and other institutions around the region. And now, the Greenfield center’s long-awaited quick-freeze equipment is being prepared, to make … 0

Facing foreclosure: Pushkin, Arts Block on auction block

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Pushkin and Arts Block buildings — popular entertainment venues seen as key components of the town’s downtown rejuvenation — are in foreclosure, with the properties set to be auctioned Sept. 22. The Pushkin, at Main … 0

Ink over Avenue A

Thursday, August 28, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Leah Caldieri believes tattoos can be more than skin-deep... but not in a bloody way . The idea that tattooing involved buckets of blood and dangers of infection was a … 0