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Biz leaders discuss regional economic development plan

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday’s gathering of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was an opportunity for about 100 business leaders from around the region to learn about regional economic development planning here. Like many of its monthly breakfast meetings, the presentation on how the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is being written in preparation for an April 28 draft release by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments was a chance to bring together … 0

Lamson & Goodnow moving to Westfield; Property sold to Ashfield man

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 178 years in Shelburne Falls, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. will be moving to Westfield. Chief Operating Officer James Pelletier said that on Thursday he signed a lease, which takes effect on April 1. The lease was signed a day after 12.5 acres of Lamson’s 18-acre property and buildings … 0

New spot by bridge offers Mexican fare in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls has Bridge Street, the Iron Bridge and the Bridge of Flowers. Now it has a new little eatery near all these bridges. “Ponte” is Spanish for “bridge,” and Ponte Restaurante , set up by former Green Emporium restaurateurs Chef Michael Collins and Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo, offers Mexican-style dishes, … 0

Mother’s Pantry to close Jan. 31

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 17 years on Bridge Street, Mother’s Pantry will close on Jan. 31. Although the store will be gone, Mother’s specialty food products — jams, chutneys, relishes, sauces and other items from locally grown ingredients — will still be available in other shops throughout the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ashfield Hoff Family Trust, Survivors Trust, Trust A, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, to Mary F. Hoff Revocable Trust, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, 81 Baptist Corner Road, $1. Vickie L. Lovering of West Whately and Ralph D. Lovering Jr. to Ralph D. Lovering Jr., 501 Hill Road, $1. Bernardston … 0

Hadley farmland set for auction after bistro fails

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HADLEY — Following the failed business venture of Seven Sisters Market Bistro, Route 9 farmland owned by the Ciaglo family for generations will be sold at auction Feb. 4, about two years after the market celebrated its grand opening. The auction will include the property and land at … 1

County CDC close to reaching top tax credit goal

Sunday, December 28, 2014

It’s almost time for Franklin County Community Development Corp. to ring in a happy new year. And to hear Executive Director John Waite tell it, 2014 was pretty good for the CDC as well. With less than a week for potential donors to make donations to the CDC … 0

On the job

Friday, December 26, 2014

Cohn recognizes two GREENFIELD — Mary Lou Emond and Mark Abramson of Cohn & Company Real Estate have been awarded their 35 year membership pins by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley. With more than 40 years in … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 26, 2014

Ashfield Evangelos Kostoulas of Dedham to Bruce G. Davis and Heather M. Davis of Plainfield, Old Stage Road, $15,000. Bernardston Kevin F. Kenney to Kevin F. Kenney and Rita M. Harris, 200 Fox Hill Road, $1. U.S. Bank NA, trustee, by attorney, Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., attorney, to … 0

On the Job

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fitzgerald is 2015 Realtors president WALTHAM — Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, broker/owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been installed as president of the 21,000-plus-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors. As president, Fitzgerald will direct the internal and external activities of the association; preside at all meetings of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ashfield Robert Habersaat, also known as Robert J. Habersaat, and Barbara Haberssaat, also known as Barbara W. Habersaat, to Habersaat Family Trust, Robert J. Habersaat and Barbara W. Habersaat, trustees, Stonewall Drive, less than $100. Barbara Habersaat to Habersaat Family Trust, Barbara W. Habersaat and Robert J. Habersaat, … 0

Lamson seeks to drop union contract

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After reaching an impasse on new contract negotiations with its union, Lamson & Goodnow is now asking U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to drop its current collective bargaining agreement, so the company can cut wages … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bernardston Paul S. Fisher and Julie Thompson Fisher, to Joseph E. Gruszkowski and Shayna L. Gruszkowski, of Greenfield. 75 South Merrifield Road “aka” 75 Merrifield Road. $226,000. Lloyd Szulborski, “aka” Lloyd J. Szulborski, and Patricia J. Bassett, “nka” Patricia J. Szulborski, to Szulborski Investment Trust, Lloyd J. Szulborski … 0