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The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant in Vernon, Vt., will be shut down in 2014.

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 620-megawatt Vernon, Vt., reactor at the end of 2014 for economic reasons, had called for NRC staff to seek detailed financial information … 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. Phillips to Margaret N. Phillips Trust, Margaret N. Phillips, trustee, 337 Lilliput Road, $1. Bernardston … 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 Director Leigh Youngblood. The free talk, sponsored by the church and by North Quabbin Pipeline … 0

On the Job

Friday, June 6, 2014

Lamson & Goodnow president resigns Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. President Brian J. Hayes has resigned after working for the cutlery and kitchen tools manufacturer for 12 1⁄2 years. Ross Anderson, CEO and … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bernardston George William Tallen, Jr. of Wapiti, Wyo., and Catherine C. Tallen of Heath to Stephen Nestanpower and Ruth M. Shipton Levy of North Seltnate, R.I., 10 Dewey St., $199,500. Charlemont Sean K. Addison and Amy Marie Coates to Riston E. Donelson and Sarah N. Cook of heath, … 0

Gift cards, sans plastic

Friday, May 30, 2014

GREENFIELD — If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone and happen to know where they shop, but not what they like, e-gifting may be the way to go. Father-daughter team Andrey Agapov and Marina Banar … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, May 30, 2014

Buckland Christopher R. Pettengill and Kimberly A. Pettengill, formerly known as Kimberly A. Sweet to Christopher R. Pettengill, 17 Purinton Road, $1. Justin Jaquay-Wilson, also known as Justin L. Jaquay-Wilson, and Sandra Jaquay-Wilson to Jaquay-Wilson Investment Trust, Justin L. Jaquay-Wilson and Sandra Jaquay-Wilson, trustees, 10 Hodgen Road, $1. … 0

Thin but tough

Friday, May 23, 2014

Charter NEX Film worker Scott Stacy check equipment at the plant in Turners Falls as the machine extrudes a giant plastic bubble. The plant produces plastic films for food and medical packaging, among other things. NASA awarded the … 0

Bee there

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Things should be buzzing June 7 across from Greenfield Town Common, where Second Congregational Church will be hosting its fourth annual Bee Fest. The event, honoring former Greenfield minister Lorenzo Langstroth, the so-called “father of American beekeeping,” who perfected the moveable hive in 1852, and also authored “The … 0

Staying green: At 40, Greenfield-based solar advocates take new slant

Thursday, May 22, 2014

With names like “Aluminum Cow” and “Moonshine’s Revenge,” the bizarre-looking vehicles hummed as they rolled into Greenfield. It was the 18th annual Tour de Sol, and it drew thousands of people to Miles Street, where the Northeast Sustainable … 0

Can local dairies skim more cream from their efforts?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

HADLEY — Some of the roughly 110 Jersey milking cows at Mapleline Farm were looking on Thursday as a few dozen representatives of Hampshire College, Whole Foods Market, Go Berry Frozen Yogurt and other businesses talked about the one local agricultural commodity that some see as nearly “invisible” … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ashfield James W. Soper and Jennifer J. Soper of Amherst to Helen B. Hodges, Route 116, less than $100. Bernardston Frederick M. Heathwaite and Kerry C. Heathwaite to Jason R. Baklavas and Talia L. Ramsdell of Wilmington (Mass.), 145 Merrifield Road, $298,000. Buckland Bryn C. Francis and Naira … 0

Montague Business Association sponsors paper shredding day

Friday, May 23, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Montague Business Association will host a paper shredding and hard drive destruction day on Saturday June 14. In addition, the association will accept worn or damaged U.S. flags for respectful retirement. Valley Green Shredding has donated its services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and … 0