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Mary Walsh-Martel, owner of the now-closed Magical Child toy store on Main Street in Greenfield. 
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Magical Child closed; Reopening for liquidation sale later this month

Friday, February 5, 2016

GREENFIELD — After 32 years of business, the owner of the Magical Child toy store on Main Street announced the shop was closing for good Friday, reopening only to liquidate its merchandise later this month. Mary Walsh-Martel first opened the store in Shelburne Falls in 1983 and moved to Greenfield 12 years later. She put her business on the market … 0

Pet house calls

Thursday, February 4, 2016

ATHOL – When Dr. Sue Ellen Mowcomber sees a cat, it might mistake her for a friendly visitor. That’s the idea; when Mowcomber makes house calls, she spends a little time chatting with the owner first, ignoring the cat to put it at ease. Then it’s time for shots, a checkup or examination, … 0

Greenfield Savings receives high marks

Thursday, February 4, 2016

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Savings Bank has once again made the grade. The financial institution was recently given an A+ national financial health rating by DepositAccounts.com, an online publication dedicated to banking/savings information for consumers. Banks submit their quarterly reports to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and DepositAccounts uses a formula to produce its … 0

Grants available for local farmers

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

For a second year, the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, together with Big Y supermarkets, plans to support local farmers with projects that will help improve their farm business, and is expanding the program from $75,000 to $100,000. The awards helped 33 farms in the Pioneer and Franklin County … 0

COG calls pipeline’s impacts on county ‘profound’ in internevor application

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The long-term and short-term impacts of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project in Franklin County are “profound,” the Franklin Regional Council of Governments writes in one of hundreds of intervention applications submitted this week to … 0

Former county energy conservation specialist says area was ahead of the times in new book

Monday, January 4, 2016

You can expect energy and the environment to be among the key local, state and national issues of the new year, as they were in 2015: solar policy, pipeline projects, nuclear plant closures and electricity prices. Energy was … 0

Leverett Peace Pagoda monks to walk path of proposed pipeline

Monday, January 4, 2016

At first blush, it might seem like environmental issues, and environmental controversies like the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project through western Massachusetts, have nothing to do with the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But King … 1

Hangar, Wings Over headed to Greenfield

Thursday, December 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — It appears it won’t be long before a chicken wings delivery service founded in Amherst in 1999, which has nearly three dozens stores in 13 states, will be opening a new restaurant in a downtown landmark. … 0

New CEO at Freedom Credit Union

Thursday, December 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — Springfield-based Freedom Credit Union, which operates branches in Greenfield and Turners Falls, has appointed Glenn S. Welch as its new president and chief executive officer. He will succeed Barry F. Crosby, who has been in the position since 2003 and will retire early next year. Welch … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, Dec. 30

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bernardston Jordan G. Brechenser to Clifford C. Spatcher and Natalie A. Gardner, 808 Brattleboro Road, $222,500. James P. Petrin and Patricia J. Petrin of Freeport, Maine, to Jordan G. Brechenser, 92 River St., $320,000. Beth Gildin Watrous to Gildin Watrous Investment Trust, Beth Gildin Watrous, trustee, 659 Brattleboro … 0

Pipeline co. promises ‘complete’ response to questions Monday

Friday, December 25, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says it plans to meet Monday’s upcoming deadline to submit a “complete” response to federal regulators’ requests for more information on its 21,000-page application for the 412-mile Northeast Energy Direct project, including details about … 0

Business is blooming: Sigda Flower Shop changes hands

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Dr. Edward and Mary Lou Bueno want flowers for a special occasion, they typically go straight to Sigda Flower Shop on High Street. Rick Sigda, the shop’s long-time owner, supplied both of their daughters’ weddings … 0

Real Estate/Changing hands

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Bernardston Jeffrey J. Shaw and Lori C. Shaw, to Jeffrey J. Shaw. 85 Shaw Road. No consideration. Greenfield Bank of New York Mellon, Trustee, by attorney, Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC, Attorney, to Kenneth E. Purington. 82 Barton Road. $95,000. Christopher M. Goodwin and Cheryl D. Goodwin, to David … 0