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Vintage idea for new business

Thursday, September 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — “For the first month, this basement smelled like a stale bar,” laughed Tony Derricotte as he surveyed a stack of dried oak wine barrel staves, arranged neatly against the wall of his dark basement workshop inside the former Greenfield Steel Stamp Works building on Mead Street. The smell of varnish hangs in the air and wisps of dust … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ashfield William G. Eddy Estate, Thomas J. Hillier, Susan G. Hiller, also known as Susan G. Hillier, personal representatives, to Ramon R. Sears and Andrea Ociesa Sears, Creamery Road. No consideration. Bernardston Edward L. Porter and Linda I. Dobson Porter to Brian E. Ross and Willow A. Ross of Greenfield, 17 Fox Hill Road, $280,000. Gary L. Matteson to Cassidy E. Egland, 404 … 0

Financial push gases up final planning for proposed Greenfield biodiesel plant

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Long in the planning to ensure it’s locally owned, the Northeast Biodiesel plant nearly ready at the Greenfield Industrial Park is getting a final boost from a 160-member, community-based nonprofit finance system. The $200,000, seven-year loan being provided to Co-op Power, a Hatfield-based energy cooperative that is developing the $4.2 million biodiesel plant, is being provided by Ashfield-based Common Good Finance. It will … 0

Rosenberg calls for FERC hearing delay

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, who last used his influence as senate president to call for the state to include Greenfield in its public hearings on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline project, has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to … 2

‘A shot of confidence’

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Justin Morrill of Montague starts classes at Greenfield Community College later this year, he hopes his skills and interest in the fields of math and science will lead him to a career in engineering or … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ashfield Glenn H. Cordelli, of Center Tuftonboro, N.H., to Carlos Uriona and Stacy Klein. 371 Main Street. $95,000. Douglas M. Field and Dianne D. Field, to Dennis P. Bellows and Suellen F. Bellows. West Road. $1. Douglas M. Field and Dianne D. Field, to Deborah L. Field, of … 0

Area businesses implement new sick time law

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The state’s new earned sick time law went into effect earlier this month, but many Franklin County employers say it hasn’t changed their operations all that much. Under the new law, passed by voter referendum in the fall, Massachusetts companies with more than 11 employees must … 0

Big bash for local business: SummerFest in Greenfield this weekend

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — SummerFest will bring sidewalk sales to the downtown on both Friday and Saturday, and a block party to Main Street on Saturday. Greenfield Business Association will once again bring the annual summer event, which includes sidewalk sales that feature downtown businesses, as well as outside vendors, … 0

Northfield compressor station would be among largest in US

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If approved as proposed, the 80,000-horsepower compressor station proposed to be built in Northfield would be among the largest compressor stations along natural-gas pipelines in the United States, according to a federal listing. In fact, the three 80,000-horsepower compressor stations are planned in Northfield and Windsor, as well … 0

Vt. town, groups given voice in Vermont Yankee nuclear waste storage decision

Friday, July 10, 2015

VERNON, Vt. — Vermont’s Public Service Board this week granted intervenor status to the New England Coalition, the New England Regional Commission and the Town of Vernon in Entergy Corp.’s plans to build a second Vermont Yankee dry cask waste storage pad. The nuclear plant’s owners hope to … 0

Eddie’s Wheels is on a roll

Thursday, July 9, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Jason and Stacey Laub of Easton, Penn., like to lead an active lifestyle full of jogging, hiking and physical fitness, and their two pugs, Miyagi and Ping, have been constant companions in the park and … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ashfield Austin Lamont of Belmont, Nicholas Lamont of Hamden, Conn., Lavinia L. Rosenthal of Cambridge and Nancy Sullivan of Gloucester to Alexandra F. Walker and James A. S. Walker of Dover, Bryce S. Walker of New York, N.Y., Owen S. Walker of Cambridge, Norman S. Walker and Marie … 0

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 … 0