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Vintage idea for new business

Thursday, September 3, 2015

GREENFIELD — “For the first month, this basement smelled like a stale bar,” laughed Tony Derricotte as he surveyed a stack of dried oak wine barrel staves, arranged neatly against the wall of his dark basement workshop inside the former Greenfield Steel Stamp Works building on Mead Street. The smell of varnish hangs in the air and wisps of dust … 0

Vt. to make case for oversight of nuke plant’s use of $635 million decommissioning fund

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — The federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has agreed to give the state of Vermont a chance to make its case about why there should be continuing oversight of Entergy Nuclear’s use of Vermont Yankee’s $635-million decommissioning trust fund. In a 45-page ruling released Tuesday, the ASLB said it had … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.: deadline for comment on pipeline is flexible

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A flurry of comments on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project turned in recent days to a veritable blizzard with the approach of this past Monday’s official deadline for posting comments on the what should be included in the environmental impact statement that will be prepared on the nearly $5 billion natural gas pipeline. Yet the deadline imposed by the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ashfield Glenn H. Cordelli, of Center Tuftonboro, N.H., to Carlos Uriona and Stacy Klein. 371 Main Street. $95,000. Douglas M. Field and Dianne D. Field, to Dennis P. Bellows and Suellen F. Bellows. West Road. $1. Douglas M. Field and Dianne D. Field, to Deborah L. Field, of … 0

Area businesses implement new sick time law

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The state’s new earned sick time law went into effect earlier this month, but many Franklin County employers say it hasn’t changed their operations all that much. Under the new law, passed by voter referendum in the fall, Massachusetts companies with more than 11 employees must … 0

Big bash for local business: SummerFest in Greenfield this weekend

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — SummerFest will bring sidewalk sales to the downtown on both Friday and Saturday, and a block party to Main Street on Saturday. Greenfield Business Association will once again bring the annual summer event, which includes sidewalk sales that feature downtown businesses, as well as outside vendors, … 0

Northfield compressor station would be among largest in US

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If approved as proposed, the 80,000-horsepower compressor station proposed to be built in Northfield would be among the largest compressor stations along natural-gas pipelines in the United States, according to a federal listing. In fact, the three 80,000-horsepower compressor stations are planned in Northfield and Windsor, as well … 0

Vt. town, groups given voice in Vermont Yankee nuclear waste storage decision

Friday, July 10, 2015

VERNON, Vt. — Vermont’s Public Service Board this week granted intervenor status to the New England Coalition, the New England Regional Commission and the Town of Vernon in Entergy Corp.’s plans to build a second Vermont Yankee dry cask waste storage pad. The nuclear plant’s owners hope to … 0

Eddie’s Wheels is on a roll

Thursday, July 9, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Jason and Stacey Laub of Easton, Penn., like to lead an active lifestyle full of jogging, hiking and physical fitness, and their two pugs, Miyagi and Ping, have been constant companions in the park and … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ashfield Austin Lamont of Belmont, Nicholas Lamont of Hamden, Conn., Lavinia L. Rosenthal of Cambridge and Nancy Sullivan of Gloucester to Alexandra F. Walker and James A. S. Walker of Dover, Bryce S. Walker of New York, N.Y., Owen S. Walker of Cambridge, Norman S. Walker and Marie … 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 … 0

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 … 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. … 0