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The French King Restaurant in Erving has reopened after renovations. In the bar area are general manager Scott Hardy, Brian Prondecki and his parents Frank and Deborah Prondecki.  Recorder/Paul Franz

French King Restaurant open after renovation

Thursday, November 27, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — The home fires are burning again at the French King Restaurant, a family business in its 60th year on the eastern cusp of the French King Bridge, which recently closed for an extended renovation. “I had to put myself in time-out and reenergize,” said Frank Prondecki. Frank and Deborah Prondecki — the latter … 0

Panel considers cleanup issues at Vt. Yankee site

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — How deep do you need to dig? How clean is “clean”? And for what future purpose is the site of Vermont Yankee being prepared? Those were some of the questions bandied about Thursday night during a meeting of the Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizen Advisory Panel. With the shutdown of Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant about six weeks away, the panel … 0

Pipeline execs contributed to Baker gubernatorial campaign

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Five top executives of Kinder Morgan — the Houston-based corporation that hopes to build a pipeline through Massachusetts — each made maximum allowable personal contributions the campaign of Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, according to state campaign finance records. The $500 contributions — all made on Election Day — went to the Republican candidate before his defeat of Democrat Martha Coakley even though he expressed … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 3, 2014

Charlene Manor earns national award GREENFIELD — For the second year in a row, Charlene Manor Extended Care has been recognized by National Research Corporation for exceptional customer satisfaction with an Excellence in Action award. The award is presented to long-term care and senior living organizations that achieve … 0

Michael Behn announced as new president of the Sandri Companies

Friday, October 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Sandri Companies has announced the appointment of Michael V. Behn as president and chief operating officer, replacing Timothy Van Epps, who will remain Sandri’s CEO and chairman of the board. “It is clear to me … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ashfield Shirley A. Bacon of Williamsburg, by attorney, Paul E. Bacon, attorney, to Paul E. Bacon of Williamsburg, 436-446 Cummington Road. No consideration. Shirley A. Bacon, by attorney, Paul E. Bacon, attorney, to Paul E. Bacon, 428 Cummington Road. No consideration. Shirley A. Bacon, by attorney, Paul E. … 0

A healing space is now open in Orange

Friday, October 3, 2014

By TRACEY PROHASKA CARROLL Recorder Correspondent ORANGE — Kate Hart is no stranger to loss. As a licensed clinical social worker at Athol Hospital with a background in hospice, she has worked with many people dealing with grief … 0

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 … 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, … 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 … 0

Health care

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — A new business in downtown Deerfield is designed to make at-home health care and help easier for seniors and the terminally ill to find. O’Connell Care at Home, a Holyoke-based … 0

Smoke shop has lots of options

Friday, September 26, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — Now that a pack of cigarettes costs around $10 in Massachusetts, the S&L Village Smoke Shop offers several lower-priced options for adults who want to smoke — and even has … 0

On the job

Friday, September 19, 2014

BFMC welcomes orthopedic surgeon GREENFIELD — Orthopedic surgeon James M. Bullock has joined Baystate Medical Practices — Valley Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, joining Brian Hoffman, orthopedic surgeon, in the practice. He will also complement Darius Greenbacher’s primary … 0