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DPU allows long-term contracts between utilities, pipelines

Monday, October 5, 2015

To help reduce winter electricity price hikes, the state’s utility regulators will let power generators sign long-term contracts with gas pipeline companies. Yet what seems like good news for consumers is being criticized by some as a potential backdoor benefit for those arguing for construction of new pipelines like one proposed through Franklin County. Six months after being asked by the Baker administration to look into whether electric utilities can … 1

Newly renovated, Lucky Nail Salon changes hands

Thursday, October 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Lucky Nail Salon at the corner of Main Street and Wells Street is changing hands. Literally, and in more than just one way. The salon’s torch has been passed down a generation this month, with Jimmy Duong and his wife Vivian taking over for Duong’s mother, who will retire from the … 0

On the Job, Oct. 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Montague Catholic Social Ministries appoints Wood The board of directors of Montague Catholic Social Ministries (MCSM) have selected Heather Wood to become the new co-director for Internal Relations (Operations Manager). Wood will focus on overall organizational management of staff, finances, and programs for the Montague Catholic Social Ministries. This new position will not … 0

Harvard students’ business plan? Go bananas!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — Take four Harvard business students, add the Franklin County’s commercial kitchen and throw in lots and lots of bananas. What you get is Just Bananas, a new frozen dessert that some find a-peeling in Cambridge, Somerville … 0

Geologic maps needed for study of pipeline

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

While the proponent of a natural-gas pipeline that would cross 64 miles of Massachusetts may be including some detailed maps of its route in its filings with federal regulators, what’s needed are detailed, town-by-town maps of the geologic formations beneath the surface, including aquifers, says a Shutesbury man … 0

Rosenberg’s pipeline hearing extended an hour to accomodate county fair parade attendees

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It’s hard to imagine anything interfering with the region’s premier ritual — the Franklin County Fair and its opening parade. And that goes for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed project, which would cut across eight Franklin County towns … 1

The new chef at Champney’s at Deerfield Inn is loving country cooking

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chef Ameer Whitmyer started work at Champney’s during one of the worst snowstorms of this year. He looks back on that dinner shift in February as the night he knew that his new place of employment — located … 1

Real Estate/Changing Hands, Aug. 21, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ashfield Linda E. McCulloch of Gill, Kenneth L. Roberts and Janice I. Howes to Karonlina I. Latronica 2001 Revocable Trust, Karolina I. Latronica and Joseph P. Latronica, trustees, 321 Norton Hill Road, $212,500. William J. Craft of Centennial, Colo., and Susan Craft, formerly known as Susan Croft Branch, … 0

Herrell’s to expand space, add offerings at Thornes home

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Herrell’s Ice Cream is planning to expand its Thornes Marketplace location in order to offer more treats to more people — with additional space to move around. “We’re renovating because we’re tripping over each other,” Herrell’s president, Judy Herrell, said Tuesday. Herrell plans to begin building … 0

Relishing their growth: 3-year grant planted seeds for success for local food programs

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GREENFIELD — A three-year, $284,000 federal grant has yielded a bumper crop of results, agreed all four recipients of the community food program that the money funded. State and federal officials who gathered Wednesday at Just Roots Community … 0

Amtrak ridership booming in region

Monday, August 17, 2015

Local ridership of the Amtrak Vermonter has increased by more than half since it was rerouted to Northampton and Greenfield in January, which officials say helps make the case for increased state and federal investment in rail. From … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bernardston Andrea N. Patt, to Andrea N. Patt and Roger L. Patt. 650 Brattleboro Road. $1. Andrea N. Patt, to Andrea N. Patt and Roger L. Patt. 269 Bald Mountain Road. $1. Thomas V. Malooly and Colleen M. Malooly, of Dallas, Texas, to Douglas R. Fish and Stacey … 0

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0