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Greenfield Savings Bank out going President and CEO Becky Caplice at the bank on Monday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Becky Caplice leaves Greenfield Savings Bank ‘in great shape’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Becky Caplice arrived at Greenfield Savings Bank in 1991, she had already been in the business since 1977, when she was hired as a “commercial lending trainee” in a field that knew few women in management — certainly not at the age of 25. Hired at Franklin County Trust Co., which became Shawmut Bank in 1981, Caplice … 0

Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president John W. Howland excited to be here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — Other than having “Green” as part of its hometown name — never a bad color to associate with banking — Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president says there are big differences between the 150-year-old Franklin County financial institution and the 7½-year-old First National Bank of Greenwich, where he served as president since … 0

Early retirement proposal among farmers’ concerns on state ‘Ag Day’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday was “Ag Day” on Beacon Hill, meaning it was a day for state legislators and administration officials to get an earful on key farming issues and a bellyful of Massachusetts farm products. Some expressed concern that proposed early retirement of state employees to save money might hurt the state agriculture department. As many as 300 dairy and sheep farmers, fruit and flower … 0

New, but familiar

Thursday, February 12, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Jake’s Tavern closed this year and Hubie’s Tavern & Restaurant has opened in its place. The old wooden bar is still there, but clad in new wood and with a … 3

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 13, 2015

BUCKLAND William J. Meyers, Jr. of Colrain, Anne Marie Mislak of Greenfield, and Barbara M. Jazab, of Enfield, Ct., “aka” Barbara J. Jazab, to Mary Brooks, of Shelburne Falls. 115 North Street. $60,000 Stephen Meyers, to Mary Brooks. 115 North Street. $1.00 C. Daniel Post, and Lynn Benander, … 0

Mohawk Trading Post turns 30

Thursday, February 12, 2015

SHELBURNE CENTER — It was 30 years ago Saturday that the late Louise and Arthur York bought the Mohawk Trading Post with their daughter Laurene L. York. On Saturday, the Native American-themed gift shop on the Mohawk Trail will be celebrating its anniversary with an open house, refreshments … 0

On the Job

Friday, February 6, 2015

Cohn Realtor honored GREENFIELD — Sharon Wilcox, ABR, CBR, GRI, ASP, of Cohn & Company Real Estate Agency has earned the highest honor — “Top Producer of the Year” for 2014. This award recognizes her exemplary work in … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 6, 2015

Ashfield Edward C. Purinton and Valerie D. Purinton to Roger A. Lynch and Lindsey Flethcer-Lynch,March Road, $7,000. Bernardston Robert I. Slate Revocable Trust, Justin H. Slate, Mallory H. Slate and David W. Fitts, all trustees, to Justin H. Slate of Cohasset and Mallory H. Slate of Cambridge, Huckle … 0

Spirits multiplying

Friday, January 30, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff GILL — There’s new spirit in the package store overlooking the intersection of Main Road and Route 2. South Deerfield resident and Deerfield native Steve Schechterle opened his third Spirit Shoppe beer, wine … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 30, 2015

Buckland Mary F. Schreiber of Pittsfield, also known as Mary Schreiberrr, to Kenneth G. Campbell and Catherine A. Campbell of Shelburne, 6 Wall St., $165,000. Donald M. Fish and Leah A. Teece of Belchertown to Susan A. Schriber Trust, Susan A. Schriber and Suzette Fontaine Collins, trustees, 10 … 0

A-Lure-ing addition

Friday, January 23, 2015

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff DEERFIELD — Anglers, rejoice! If you’ve had trouble finding a place to restock your supply of lures or get your fly fishing rod repaired, South Deerfield resident Michael Didonna will soon have you … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bernardston Thomas L. Sampson to Joshua James and Laura James of Greenfield, 513 Huckle Hill Road, $280,000. Buckland Lisa M. Greaney to Greaney Investment Trust, Lisa M. Greaney, trustee, 67-69 Conway St., $1. Fannie Mae, also known as Federal National Mortgage Association of Washington, D.C., by attorney, Orlans … 0

On the Job

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Berson firm attorney GREENFIELD — Beth A. Lux has joined the law firm of Mark I. Berson. Born in Northampton, Lux is a graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School, Easthampton, received her BS in psychology from the … 0