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Flash (freeze) forward: New food processing center equipment better for produce flavor, nutrients and — hopefully — sales

Friday, August 29, 2014

It’s that time of year when broccoli, peppers and carrots are coming forth, and the Franklin County Food Processing Center is freezing vegetables from area farms for colleges, schools and other institutions around the region. And now, the Greenfield center’s long-awaited quick-freeze equipment is being prepared, to make that frozen produce more palatable to those wholesale buyers. The “individual quick freeze” (IQF) equipment, which the Franklin County Community Development Corp. … 0

Facing foreclosure: Pushkin, Arts Block on auction block

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Pushkin and Arts Block buildings — popular entertainment venues seen as key components of the town’s downtown rejuvenation — are in foreclosure, with the properties set to be auctioned Sept. 22. The Pushkin, at Main and Federal streets, was bought by Edward Wierzbowski in 2008 after he bought the Arts … 0

Ink over Avenue A

Thursday, August 28, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Leah Caldieri believes tattoos can be more than skin-deep... but not in a bloody way . The idea that tattooing involved buckets of blood and dangers of infection was a misconception that had to be ironed out of the antiquated local health regulations, according to … 0

On the Job

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kelli Barry joins Baystate Franklin Medical Center as philanthropy officer GREENFIELD — Kelli Barry has joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center as a philanthropy officer with the Baystate Health Foundation. She brings a variety of fundraising experiences to her … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ashfield Helen I. Hall to Helen I. Hall Living Trust, Helen I. Hall, trustee, 161 Emmet Road, less than $100. Bernardston Scott M. DiGeorge and Donna M. DiGeorge to Richard J. DiGeorge and Carol A. DiGeorge of Greenfield, Bald Mountain Road, $40,000. Charlemont Valerie Ann Weber of Louisville, … 0

Pipeline put on your property may be mortgage violation

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It may or may not be an unlikely scenario, but allowing a gas pipeline to be sited on your property could put you at risk of technically violating your mortgage agreement, say local experts who are investigating the legal ramifications of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline proposal for its … 0

Strawberry picking season arrives a little late

Monday, June 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — It’s a green light for picking red, ripe strawberries. And while the season is a week to 10 days late, growers like Ken Kurtyka Jr. say they are delighted that they’re finally available to pick. This … 0

Metaphor Yarns changing course

Friday, June 13, 2014

SHELBURNE — Metaphor Yarns closes shop on Sunday , but will expand its “metaphorical shop” online, offering classes, knitting kits, knitting circles and even “pop-up” stores in Greenfield and Shelburne Falls, from time to time. Although the 623 … 0

GCC real estate students score 100 percent pass rate

Friday, June 13, 2014

Recorder staff GREENFIELD — The results of the last Massachusetts Real Estate Broker/Sales Exam indicates that all of the Greenfield Community College Real Estate School students who took the exam had a 100 percent pass rate, while only 63 percent of those who took the Massachusetts state exam … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ashfield Philip F. Nolan Jr., funding Trust, Philip F. Nolan Jr. and Doreen Ann Nolan, trustees, to Town of Ashfield, Route 116/Main Street. Decker Machine Works Inc. to Town of Ashfield, Route 116/Main Street. No consideration. Buckland Donald A. Billiel and Kathleen M. Billiel to Adam W. Griffin … 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