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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, acknowledges that there have been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress, as he and GOP leaders meet with reporters following a strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Boehner says House Republicans wanted to get off to a fast start this year and so they moved bills quickly. Last week GOP leaders were forced to water down an abortion bill after criticism from Republican women and others, and this week leaders delayed action on a border security bill amid conservative opposition. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president’s unilateral deportation curbs. Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers, telling them GOP leaders are finalizing a legal plan with the best chance … 0

Pipeline problems?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. A major effort a decade ago by the federal government to check a rise in … 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 covered. Didonna will open the doors of his new downtown fly fishing supply shop, The … 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 … 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 … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ashfield Bradford A. Bardwell and Alison M. Bardwell of Colrain and Diane Greenman to Diane Greenman, 343 Apple Valley Road. No consideration Diane Greenman to Justin Sherman and Paola Sherman of Shelburne Falls, 343 Apple Valley Road, $160,000. Bernardston Lewis J. Dagresto, formerly known as D’Agresto and Marcia … 0

Shelburne Falls biz leader wins tourism award

Monday, October 27, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mary Vilbon doesn’t live in Shelburne Falls, but she is undoubtedly one of the village’s biggest boosters: And now she has a state award to prove it. Vilbon received a Massachusetts Office of Travel & … 0

An Erving classic

Thursday, October 23, 2014

 By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — Robert Pollock flips two hamburgers on the griddle, stirs onions and keeps an eye on an omelet off to the side — just a typical day in the kitchen of … 1

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ashfield Cheryl E. Brown to Anne F. Boltz of Cincinnati, Ohio, 74 Ranney Corner Road, $214,500. Bernardston Patti Couture Estate, David Courture, personal representative, to David Couture, 189 Bald Mountain Road. No consideration. Stuart R. Girard to Andrew Girard, 132 Bald Mountain Road, $45,000. Buckland Brenda M. Spofford, … 0

On the Job

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lamson restructuring SHELBURNE FALLS — Lamson & Goodnow has restructured its sales and marketing operations as part of its financial reorganization plan. Thomas Mihalek has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, while Robert Muscari is the new vice president of sales for HotSpot silicone pot-holders and … 0

Lamson on the rebound from debt

Friday, October 10, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Two local investors have helped the 177-year-old Lamson & Goodnow Co. cutlery restore its operations, in hopes that increased sales and profitability will pull the company out of the red — and out of bankruptcy … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 10, 2014

Home care providers win award GREENFIELD — Homewatch CareGivers of Colorado announced that it has received the Best of Home Care Award from Home Care Pulse, a national organization specializing in performance benchmarking and quality satisfaction management. Homewatch CareGivers, which has an office in Greenfield at 278 Main … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ashfield Peter m. Billy and Helen L. Billy of Mineola, N.Y., to Gordon L. Howes of Weatogue, Conn., 162 Buckland Road, $20,000. Joan Wiest Strader of Rhode Island to William H. Strader, 581 Pfersick Road. No consideration. Buckland Benjamin T. Crosby and Susan L. Crosby to Susan L. … 0