Kim’s Upholstery has become a staple on the Web

Thursday, November 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — It seems these days more people are switching off their television sets and turning to their computer screen to learn how to do just about anything. The rise of the popular website YouTube has given Internet users quick access to a seemingly endless stream of tutorials on how to cook an omelet, change a car battery, play guitar, … 0

Job fair planned for Rodney Hunt workers

Monday, November 23, 2015

ORANGE — Rodney Hunt Co.’s 200 soon-to-be-unemployed workers are being invited to a job fair hosted by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s rapid response team on Dec. 2 to help them find new employment opportunities. The rapid response team was deployed to the 175-year-old water control equipment manufacturer following an announcement earlier this month that it would close by … 0

Pipeline co. files application with FERC

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. filed its application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 420-mile Northeast Energy Direct project to pass through eight Franklin County towns as well as Plainfield in Hampshire County. The controversial project, described by the company as costing about $5 billion, would expand TGP’s existing pipeline system in … 2

Food plan aims to grow economy, community

Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Massachusetts Local Food Action plan being released today calls for the state to take steps to beef up agriculture and food production as a way to not only enhance the local food supply, but also to improve … 0

Real Estate/Land Transfers

Friday, October 23, 2015

Ashfield Marjorie Childers of Holyoke to Caleb Ward and Michele Leaman of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1307 Williamsburg Road, land also in Conway, $68,000. Sven Huggins of Leeds to Margot H. Apple, John March Road, $1. Bernardston Christopher Roberts and Betheny Moore Roberts of Tolland to Gary A. Hanson and … 0

BFMC hires new nurse manager for Mental Health Unit

Friday, October 23, 2015

Baystate adds new nurse manager GREENFIELD — Donald Watson, a registered nurse, has recently joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center as the new nurse manager for the Mental Health Unit Before entering the medical field, Watson worked for several years as the director of manufacturing for Sci-Tech Plastics in … 0

Charlene Manor recognized nationally

Friday, October 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility received an Excellence in Action award from the National Research Corporation recognizing the nursing facility for its success in customer satisfaction. The awards are presented to organizations for commitment to continuous quality improvement and efforts to prioritize the needs of residents, … 0

Real Estate/Land Transfers

Friday, October 16, 2015

Ashfield William G. Eddy Estate, Thomas J. Hillier and Susan G. Hillier, personal representatives, to Thomas J. Hillier and Susan G. Hillier, Creamery Road. No consideration. Bernardston Jacques A. Lamuniere and Lorian A. Tonna-Lamuniere to Pavel Belogour and Christina Belogour of Wellesley, 76 Church St. and 94 Church … 0

Heat pump rebates help cut heating and cooling costs

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Here’s hot news about a cool way to save money on your heating bills — and on cooling costs as well. Until Nov. 30, the non-profit Mass Energy Consumers Alliance is offering additional savings onto a rebate program by the state Department of Energy Resources energy-efficient heat pumps … 0

Vt. Yankee ordered to pay $2.5M more in taxes

Thursday, October 15, 2015

VERNON, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Taxes, saying Vermont Yankee’s exemption from the statewide education property tax expired when it stopped generating power last year, has directed the town of Vernon to send owner Entergy Nuclear a … 0

Blind but still visionary

Thursday, October 15, 2015

By THOMAS RELIHAN Recorder Staff GREENFIELD — With a little help and support from the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, John Delabruere of Greenfield has once again opened the doors of the Le Petit Cafe on … 0

Blue Rock hopes to open again in mid-November

Thursday, October 15, 2015

BUCKLAND — In less than two minutes, Blue Rock restaurateur/chef Chris Ramirez got unanimous approval from selectmen for a full liquor license, for when the Blue Rock moves to its new space in the lower front level of … 0

On the Job: Oct. 16, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

CDC offers free business workshops The Valley CDC and Franklin County CDC Workshop are hosting free workshops on growing, financing and starting any kind of business, with an eye toward maximizing profits and efficiency. The next workshop is at the Valley CDC, 30 Market St., Northampton, on Thursday, … 0