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Susannah Whipps Lee and her father and founder of Whipps, George Whipps, after a group picture at the opening of their new building in the Randall Pond Industrial Park in Orange.
(Recorder/Paul Franz)

Athol’s Whipps opens 2nd building in Orange

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ORANGE — Just “down the road” from its older, larger competitor, Whipps Inc. on Wednesday dedicated an additional 32,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the Randall Pond Industrial Park. With most of its current 67 employees on hand wearing green company T-shirts, the 37-year-old maker of flood-control gates moved into leased space where it expects to employ up to … 0

Things looking up at Berkshire East

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CHARLEMONT — Don’t be alarmed if you see a helicopter hoisting a galvanized steel tower above Mount Institute this morning; it’s just part of the latest additions to be made at Berkshire East. A new SkyTrac Quad Chairlift is being installed to provide this winter’s skiers a faster ride to the top of … 0

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 … 0

On the Job

Friday, June 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Savings Bank President & CEO Becky Caplice has announced the following promotions: Carmen Bassett is now senior vice president and senior retail banking officer. With over 23 years in banking, Bassett is responsible for branch … 0

Drone business set to soar

Friday, June 6, 2014

MILLERS FALLS — The thing takes off vertically from David Korpiewski’s lawn with a sound like a swarm of bees, streaming video directly to a pair of goggles. The operator sees what the camera sees, in real-time and … 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