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Australis Aquaculture swimming in business

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Cawing seagulls circle over a sea-sprayed wooden dock while bearded men wearing skullcaps and tall rubber wading boots use long nets to unload the day’s catch. A thick rope holds their small boat in place as a tangle of brown-green nets are dragged ashore, their fishy stench mixing with the briny mist kicked up by crashing waves. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ashfield Jeremy L. Johnson and Heather M. Johnson to Niels Cudnohufsky and Lynda Cudnohufsky, 1147 Hawley Road, $262,000. Bernardston Veronica A. Mayrand to Christopher R. Pappademas of Greenfield, 3 Huckle Hill Road, $153,500. Peter R. James, commissioners, to Franklin Land Trust, Inc. of Shelburne, Huckle Hill Road, $160,000. Buckland Goldie Keehn Intervivos of Newton Center, Philip Keehn, trustee, to Dominic V. Vellucci and … 0

Gas pipeline ‘need’ based on winter peak demand

Friday, June 26, 2015

The “need” for a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline scrutinized this week by state officials — and in the months ahead by federal authorities — is for a winter peak of just 30 to 40 days a year, argue a variety of critics of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 430-mile Northeast Energy Direct project. … 1

Real Estate / Changing Hands, May 15

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bernardston Jeffrey E. Page to Jeffrey E. Page and Caroline E. Page, 135 Keets Brook Branch Road, $1. Buckland Charles Wilder and Diane Wilder by Susan A. Chadwick of Greenfield and Sandra M. Donelson of Colrain, to PDV, Inc. of Greenfield, 46 Avery Road, $190,000. Charlemont Peter A. … 0

French King Restaurant adds breakfast and lunch

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ERVING — Sharon Porlier’s menu from her Box Car Restaurant days is back, this time a few miles west on Route 2 at the French King Restaurant. Porlier ran the Box Car for eight years but lately has waited tables at the French King, where Porlier said the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands May 8, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ashfield Ronald C. Baird and Kay S. Baird to Joseph Ragan and Tracy Ragan, West Road, $26,000. Bernardston Brooks B. Hamilton to Daniel F. Graves of Greenfield, 176 West Road and West Road, $1. Daniel F. Graves to Brooks B. Hamilton, 176 West Road and West Road, $1. … 0

Mooney and Roberts earn top honors in real estate

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wanda Mooney and Cathy Roberts, the real estate team of Mooney & Roberts were recognized at the Coldwell Banker awards event at Foxwoods in Connecticut with the #1 Team in Massachusetts for Coldwell Banker Affiliates. In addition, they … 0

Quabbin food co-op to hold grand opening May 16

Friday, May 8, 2015

ORANGE —The Quabbin Harvest Market at 12 N. Main St., a nonprofit food co-op, will be holding a grand opening in its parking lot on May 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market began in 2009 … 0

'Don't Worry About Rules': Kristin Nicholas urges us all to not be shy about color

Friday, May 8, 2015

You’d never guess it from the Yankee-white exterior of the Kristin Nicholas’ 1751 Leyden Glen 1751 farmhouse, or the gray sheep you might find outside ... or even the black-and-white border collies around the yard. But, inside, a … 0

Former Sweeney Ford building razed

Thursday, May 7, 2015

GREENFIELD — The old Sweeney Ford building has come down as the new Greenfield Toyota and Ford dealership gets closer to finishing a complete makeover at the west end of Main Street. The $7.4 million project, which began … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands , May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ashfield Willis J. Thayer and Martha J. Trenholm to Martha J. Trenholm of Shelburne Falls, Warger Road, $1. Martha J. Trenholm to Martha J. Trenholm and Willis J. Thayer, both of Shelburne, Warger Road, $1. Paul G. Rich Estate of Wendell, Kevin G. Young of Shutesbury, executor, to … 0

Kevin’s Auto Body & Sales gets makeover

Thursday, April 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — A 14-year-old auto repair business on Montague City Road has gotten a makeover. Kevin’s Auto Body & Sales at 35 Montague City Road recently opened its new 40-foot-by-40-foot garage. Owner Kevin LaBelle said he started his … 0

Town officials mull ‘Airbnb’ rules

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The first time Shelburne Town Clerk/Selectman Joseph Judd heard the term “Airbnb” was when he got a phone call from a building owner, wanting to know if the town had given a business permit to a tenant who … 1