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A group of bicyclists crosses the Green River Covered Bridge in Greenfield on Thursday.
Recorder/Paul Franz

Wheel appeal: Group wants state to kick bicycle tourism into a high gear

Friday, July 3, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way along some of the backroads that attract cyclists not only from around the county, but from other parts of New England, the … 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 as a tangle of brown-green nets are dragged ashore, their fishy stench mixing with the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ashfield Jeremy L. Johnson and Heather M. Johnson to Niels Cudnohufsky and Lynda Cudnohufsky, 1147 Hawley Road, $262,000. Bernardston Veronica A. Mayrand to Christopher R. Pappademas of Greenfield, 3 Huckle Hill Road, $153,500. Peter R. James, commissioners, to Franklin Land Trust, Inc. of Shelburne, Huckle Hill Road, $160,000. Buckland Goldie Keehn Intervivos of Newton Center, Philip Keehn, trustee, to Dominic V. Vellucci and … 0

Sybil's Leaf offers tattoos, both decorative and cosmetic, in Shelburne

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SHELBURNE — Tattoo parlors of old look nothing like Sybil’s Leaf, a tattoo studio that recently opened in the Arrowhead Shops on the Mohawk Trail. Plants, running fountains, and soft music fill the rooms, where people can come … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands, May 15

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bernardston Jeffrey E. Page to Jeffrey E. Page and Caroline E. Page, 135 Keets Brook Branch Road, $1. Buckland Charles Wilder and Diane Wilder by Susan A. Chadwick of Greenfield and Sandra M. Donelson of Colrain, to PDV, Inc. of Greenfield, 46 Avery Road, $190,000. Charlemont Peter A. … 0

French King Restaurant adds breakfast and lunch

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ERVING — Sharon Porlier’s menu from her Box Car Restaurant days is back, this time a few miles west on Route 2 at the French King Restaurant. Porlier ran the Box Car for eight years but lately has waited tables at the French King, where Porlier said the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands May 8, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ashfield Ronald C. Baird and Kay S. Baird to Joseph Ragan and Tracy Ragan, West Road, $26,000. Bernardston Brooks B. Hamilton to Daniel F. Graves of Greenfield, 176 West Road and West Road, $1. Daniel F. Graves to Brooks B. Hamilton, 176 West Road and West Road, $1. … 0

Mooney and Roberts earn top honors in real estate

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wanda Mooney and Cathy Roberts, the real estate team of Mooney & Roberts were recognized at the Coldwell Banker awards event at Foxwoods in Connecticut with the #1 Team in Massachusetts for Coldwell Banker Affiliates. In addition, they … 0

Quabbin food co-op to hold grand opening May 16

Friday, May 8, 2015

ORANGE —The Quabbin Harvest Market at 12 N. Main St., a nonprofit food co-op, will be holding a grand opening in its parking lot on May 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market began in 2009 … 0

'Don't Worry About Rules': Kristin Nicholas urges us all to not be shy about color

Friday, May 8, 2015

You’d never guess it from the Yankee-white exterior of the Kristin Nicholas’ 1751 Leyden Glen 1751 farmhouse, or the gray sheep you might find outside ... or even the black-and-white border collies around the yard. But, inside, a … 0

Former Sweeney Ford building razed

Thursday, May 7, 2015

GREENFIELD — The old Sweeney Ford building has come down as the new Greenfield Toyota and Ford dealership gets closer to finishing a complete makeover at the west end of Main Street. The $7.4 million project, which began … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands , May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ashfield Willis J. Thayer and Martha J. Trenholm to Martha J. Trenholm of Shelburne Falls, Warger Road, $1. Martha J. Trenholm to Martha J. Trenholm and Willis J. Thayer, both of Shelburne, Warger Road, $1. Paul G. Rich Estate of Wendell, Kevin G. Young of Shutesbury, executor, to … 0

Kevin’s Auto Body & Sales gets makeover

Thursday, April 30, 2015

GREENFIELD — A 14-year-old auto repair business on Montague City Road has gotten a makeover. Kevin’s Auto Body & Sales at 35 Montague City Road recently opened its new 40-foot-by-40-foot garage. Owner Kevin LaBelle said he started his … 0