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Home owners Hannah Smeltz and Spartan Giordano, center, give a tour of their award winning energy efficient house in Greenfield on Thursday.  At left is Adam Heintz, who helped build the home with the scrap granite floor and Bart Bales of Bales Energy. At right are Jennifer Marrapese and Miriam Aylward of NESEA. The couple's son, Max Giordano, 3, plays with trucks. Recorder/Paul Franz

Greenfield house earns builder energy award

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — It all added up for this former math teacher, given the net sum of skyrocketing energy costs. So he built a net-zero energy saltbox. And it scored big. From the outside, the only thing saying the natural-finish house at 10 Charles St. is out of the ordinary are the tree-beams at the front and rear entrances. That, and … 0

On the Job

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Quabbin Valley Healthcare hire ATHOL — Michael T. Piscopo BS, RRT has been named by Quabbin Valley Healthcare as its provider for a new Respiratory Services Program. Piscopo is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who has been practicing at the former Worcester City Hospital for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ashfield L’Artigue S. Helveston and Iris A. Helveston of Dade City, Fla., to Paul T. Bouchard of Williamsburg, South Ashfield Road, land also in Conway, $35,000. Buckland Frank S. Gerry and Janet E. Gerry of Sugar Grove, Ill., to Carl W. Nelke and Janet E. Gerry of Conway, 35 Upper St., $84,735. Colrain Valley Community Land Trust Inc. of Turners Falls to Aric … 0

On the trail for sheepskin

Sunday, November 30, 2014

It’s an old sheep story. Tourists headed up along the Mohawk Trail during foliage season, skiers headed up to Mount Snow or out to Berkshire East, will stop by what seems to be a rustic looking souvenir shop … 0

French King Restaurant open after renovation

Thursday, November 27, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — The home fires are burning again at the French King Restaurant, a family business in its 60th year on the eastern cusp of the French King Bridge, which recently closed for … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Charlemont Bluegreen Corrporation and Patten Corporation of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly known as Patten Realty Corporation, to Jean Paul Migeon of Greenfield, 0 Zoar Road, $1. Colrain Karen Foote of Springfield to Brendan Karabeinikoff of East Haddam, Conn., Wilson Hill road, 33 acres, $25,000. Deerfield Edna J. Noyes … 0

A slice of success: Hatfield Subway owner to buy Deerfield location

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — When Erik Pardee of Hatfield couldn’t find a job after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in psychology, he recalls, he had to find some way … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bernardston Robert H. McCollum by Charles R. Deane to Charles R. Deane, Sawmill Lane, $15,000. Colrain David W. Nims to Timothy Hartnett and Robin E. Hartnett, 7 Jacksonville Road, $25,000. Craig Howe and Julie Ayres Howe to Craig Howe, 113 Main Road, $1. Conway A. Peter Kari and … 0

Deerfield woodcutters recognized for methods

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield brothers — twins — who own a custom wood cutting business have taken second place in a national contest run by the company that makes their portable hydraulic sawmill. Jay and James Clarke, who operate as The J Team, … 0

He’s an apostle for the American apple

Sunday, November 16, 2014

There’s Old Nonesuch of Massachusetts, Paw Paw, Melvin Sweet, Cogswell, Fallawater ... Do you know your apples? Like, for example, that the first apple seeds in this country were planted three years after the Pilgrims landed and that … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ashfield Aase Huggins Trust, Sven Huggins, trustee, of Leeds, and E. Joseph O’Neil, trustee, of Needham, to Sven Huggins, 64 March Road, $1. Bernardston Thomas P. Owen and Rebecca C. Pace to Todd D. Russell and Allison E. Page, 512 Bald Mountain Road, $300,000. Buckland Robert MacGregor, III, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 7, 2014

Bernardston Perry Farm, LLC, of Tucson, Ariz., to D. William Pratt and Marsha E. Pratt, Fox Hill road, $20,500. Paul R. McEnaney to Paul R. McEnaney and Francisca L. McEnaney, 85 Bald Mountain Road, $1. Buckland Jason Heilman and Jennifer Heilman to Cynthia A. Simurro of Shelburne Falls, … 0

Quilts triumph

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — At least 50,000 YouTube viewers have seen Ann Brauer’s pink quilt shop sail down Conway Street like a boat adrift in the floods of Tropical Storm Irene, but her new … 0