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Agency OKs Entergy hot water discharge into Conn. River

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The state Agency of Natural Resources has issued a hot water discharge permit to Entergy Nuclear that allows it to discharge millions of gallons of heated water into the Connecticut River. The permit, which was more than nine years in the making, comes a little more than two months before Vermont Yankee shuts down permanently. ANR Secretary Deborah Markowitz said despite the timing of the permit, it … 0

County’s solid waste management district marks quarter-century of change

Monday, October 13, 2014

Those trash compactor trucks you still see every now and then present a good picture of the world in which the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District was created. The state was pressing towns and cities to shut down their lined landfills, and haulers as well as regional facilities owners had towns over … 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 protection. In August, the company filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to … 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

New Greenfield restaurant serving fresh and exotic fish

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — A new seafood and steak restaurant has opened in an old, familiar spot on Federal Street. Ocean Grill & Steak House opened quietly a little more than a week ago in the space where Famous Bill’s … 1