Business

Athol Hospital nurses join union

Monday, September 29, 2014

ATHOL — Nurses at Athol Hospital have unionized. In an election held among the 47 registered nurses at Athol Hospital on Friday, RNs voted to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state’s largest union of RNs and health care professionals. The election was conducted at the hospital by the National Labor Relations Board. The MNA already represents more than 23,000 nurses and health care professionals in 85 health … 0

Businesses happy to have UMass football back at home

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts football plays its first game on campus in more than three years today. For a business community that appreciated the presence of these games each fall, that’s plenty of reason to cheer. “We’re happy to have UMass football back,” said Sarah la Cour, executive director of the Amherst Business Improvement District. “It will be good for downtown because … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bernardston Scott M. DiGeorge and Donna M. DiGeorge to Mark J. LaPrade and Jaime E. LaPrade of Gill, 179 West Road, $520,000. Daniel W. Clark and Emily R. Herron to Daniel W. Clark and Emily R. Herron-Clark, 163 South St., $1. Michael R. Duprey and Sandra L. Duprey to Harry vanBaaren and Margaret vanBaaren of Mount Hermon, 51 Chapin Road, $414,000. Charlemont Roger … 0

Things looking up at Berkshire East

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CHARLEMONT — Don’t be alarmed if you see a helicopter hoisting a galvanized steel tower above Mount Institute this morning; it’s just part of the latest additions to be made at Berkshire East. A new SkyTrac Quad Chairlift … 0

Anti-nukers, congressmen fret over Entergy finances, requested subsidies

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently reopened a year-old petition from anti-nuclear groups concerned about Entergy Corp.’s financial ability to safely operate its nuclear plants, including Vermont Yankee. The original petition, filed before Entergy announced plans to shut the … 0

Real Estates/Changing Hands

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ashfield George G. VanGuilder, also known as George G. Van Guilder, and Elizabeth B. VanGuilder, also known as Elizabeth B. Van Guilder, to Gordy Van Guilder investment Trust, George G. Van Guilder, trustee, and Elizabeth B. Van Guilder, 383 Buckland Road, $1. Robert W. Phillips and Margaret N. … 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 … 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 … 0

No room at Turners industrial park

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — With dwindling industrial space highlighted by a potential new factory elbowed out of the existing industrial park, the Montague Board of Selectmen on Monday authorized the town planner to apply for a state grant to build a new park off Turnpike Road. Permission for the … 0

New England Natural Bakers not sure if it will stay in Greenfield

Monday, August 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — New England Natural Bakers wants to be in a new 60,000-square-foot factory by next summer — in whatever town offers it the best deal in the least amount of time. The 12-year-old granola company is trying … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 8, 2014

Ashfield Diane Greenman to Diane Greenman and Bradford A. Bardwell and Alison M. Bardwell of Colrain, 343 Apple Valley Road. No consideration. Brian D. Briten and Daryl T. Briten to John L. Perkins, 449 Hill Road, $330,000. Michael A. Carlisle of Buckland to Charles J. Plesner of Buckland, … 0

On the Job

Friday, August 8, 2014

Medical Center adds urologist to staff GREENFIELD — Urologist John Stockton Fenton Daly, of Chesterfield, N.H., has joined the Baystate Franklin Medical Center medical staff. Daly has practiced urology since 1977 in Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Most … 0

New locale sought for Shelburne Falls Mexican restaurant

Monday, August 4, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Former Green Emporium owners Michael Collins and Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo still want to open a Mexican restaurant and bakery in Shelburne Falls, but it won’t be in the former North River glass-blower’s studio on Deerfield … 0