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Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives from TGP parent Kinder Morgan responded to audience questions submitted in writing, echoed many of the comments already made by the company … 1

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to the Northeast Direct pipeline, which would cross nine Franklin County towns. Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ashfield L. Richard Warriner Jr. to Garrett P. Kuta, 510 Old Stage Road, $156,500 Bernardston Charles F. Magoon of Yuciapa, Calif., and Donna J. Dove of Conway to Mary H. Loughlin of Walpole, N.H., 17 Library St., $160,000. Buckland Sean A. Banoit and Tiffany J. Benoit to Eric D. Leskowitz and Doreen E. Leskowitz of Needham, 8 Maynard Hill Road, $224,500. Raymond F. … 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

Hadley projects

Friday, May 9, 2014

HADLEY — A new Pizza Hut planned for the same Route 9 site where the restaurant closed four years ago and several other developments are in the works for the busiest commercial thoroughfare in Hadley. Planning Board Clerk … 0

Tractor Supply breaks ground in Orange

Thursday, May 15, 2014

ORANGE — The lot next to Newcomb Motors on New Athol Road in Orange is being leveled in preparation for a 19,097 square foot Tractor Supply Store. According to Frank Alexander, the project director for the contractor hired … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ashfield William H. Carter and Michelle L. Carter, formerly known as Michelle L. Gougeon, to Jasper McChesney and Linnea I. McChesney of Easthampton, 665 Baptist Corner Road, $220,000. Buckland Carl D. Schatz and Aimee M. Heon to Darren E. Lone Fight and Sara J. Lone Fight of Belchertown, … 0

Open meeting complaint postpones COG’s pipeline meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — A planned regional meeting with proponents of a natural gas pipeline has been postponed following the filing of an Open Meeting Law complaint. The meeting, which had been scheduled for Thursday evening at the John W. Olver Transit Center, was postponed after Northampton attorney Michael Pill, … 4

Pipeline spurs joint meeting

Sunday, May 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline will be the subject of what’s believed to be the first meeting of its kind of the Franklin Regional Planning Board and Franklin Regional Council of Governments Thursday. The 7 p.m. meeting, with a presentation by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Public … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bernardston Wesley J. Platek and Aubrey S. Platek to Mark J. Vallee and Aubrey M. Prokowicz of Erving, 62 Shedd Road, $185,000. Buckland Greenfield Savings Bank of Greenfield to Christian M. LeDoyt and Carrie A. LeDoyt of Shelburne Falls, 2 Harmony Lane, $145,900. Christian M. LeDoyt and Carrie … 0

Deerfield company helps bring bullet rail to California

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — A Deerfield company has designed equipment being used to create the first bullet train in California. RCM Power Engineering is providing a remanufactured mobile rail car mover, a Trackmobile 3 TM, for the … 0

Pizza just one ingredient for success

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Between them, Craig White and Robert Lindner had experience running a pizza shop, cooking at schools like Austine School for the deaf and Bement School, as well as organic farming and human services. After meeting at Tai Kwan … 0

On the Job

Friday, May 2, 2014

Greenfield Co-op Bank promotions GREENFIELD — Michael Tucker, president and CEO of Greenfield Co-operative Bank, has announced three promotions: Michael S. Johnson was appointed Vice President of Financial Services. Johnson has more than 18 years of financial services experience, including 10 years in Greenfield. He has earned Financial … 0