Markey: Canadian natural gas export OK confirms plans for area pipeline

Monday, February 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy’s approval of U.S. natural gas export overseas from two proposed Canadian export terminals last week confirms Congressman Edward Markey’s “long-standing warnings that the ultimate goal of some natural gas pipeline proposals being made in New England is not to help our residents with expanded infrastructure but to use New England as a throughway to export … 2

Magical Child closed; Reopening for liquidation sale later this month

Friday, February 5, 2016

GREENFIELD — After 32 years of business, the owner of the Magical Child toy store on Main Street announced the shop was closing for good Friday, reopening only to liquidate its merchandise later this month. Mary Walsh-Martel first opened the store in Shelburne Falls in 1983 and moved to Greenfield 12 years later. … 0

Pet house calls

Thursday, February 4, 2016

ATHOL – When Dr. Sue Ellen Mowcomber sees a cat, it might mistake her for a friendly visitor. That’s the idea; when Mowcomber makes house calls, she spends a little time chatting with the owner first, ignoring the cat to put it at ease. Then it’s time for shots, a checkup or examination, … 0

Yankee Candle parent company to be bought

Monday, December 14, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Consumer goods giant Newell-Rubbermaid will pay $13.2 billion for Yankee Candle parent company Jarden Corp. in a cash-and-stock agreement, according to media reports Monday. The merger will create a company worth $16 billion, the Associated Press reports. The two companies each own at least one … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ashfield John E. Madocks to Anne M. Capra, formerly known as Anne Capra Madocks, 68 Plainfield Road, $1. Bernardston Patrick K. Russell by Central Mortgage Company of Little Rock, Ark., to Fannie Mae, also known as Federal National Mortgage Association, 161 Bald Mountain Road, $144,300. Buckland Tina L. … 0

On the Job

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Diaz joins Ramon Financial Services in South Deerfield SOUTH DEERFIELD — Charles E. Ramon is pleased to announce that Yvonne Diaz is joining Ramon Financial Services as a benefits consultant. Diaz will design and service employee benefit programs … 0

Diemand Farm: “I think it’s just a matter of time for us to let go of the egg business as it is.”

Friday, December 11, 2015

WENDELL — The 3,000 hens in the Diemand Farms “laying house” are making a clucking racket as two humans enter at the Mormon Hollow Road farm, but it wasn’t over a Massachusetts ballot question that would ban “extreme … 11

Kinder Morgan: Pipeline not dead

Friday, December 11, 2015

Despite a decision to cut dividends by 75 percent amid a major drop in stock prices this week, pipeline builder Kinder Morgan has signaled that it doesn’t plan on pulling out of or scaling back on any of … 2

FERC wants pipeline questions answered

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Federal regulators have given Kinder Morgan 20 days to answer the comments and questions raised by area planners, opposition groups and environmental organizations at public hearings about the energy giant’s controversial $5.2 billion pipeline proposed to pass through … 2

Co-op Power celebrates nearly done Greenfield biodiesel plant tonight

Thursday, December 10, 2015

GREENFIELD — To celebrate near-completion of Co-op Power’s biodiesel refinery in Greenfield, the coop is planning a party at the Arts Block tonight beginning at 6. Final pieces are being welded together this month and next, after which Northeast Biodiesel plans to start making recycled fuel for tractors, … 0

The long haul: Warwick, Orange farms featured in Athol Library presentation on ‘Telling Our Food Story”

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

ORANGE ­— It takes months for Mark and Jeannette Fellows to make their Herdsman, Tomme de Normande, Quabbin Blue and other cheeses from their pasture-fed herd on their Warwick dairy farm. But it has taken three generations of … 0

Yankee Candle parent company in merger talks

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The parent companies of Yankee Candle in South Deerfield and another large western Massachusetts company, Lenox American Saw of East Longmeadow, have entered merger talks, the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times report. Deerfield-based Yankee Candle has been owned by Jarden Corp. of Rye, N.Y., … 0

FERC offically accepts pipeline application

Monday, December 7, 2015

Federal regulators formally accepted Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s application Monday to build a $5.2 billion Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through eight Franklin County towns, beginning its review of the roughly 420-mile proposal, including 188 miles between Wright, N.Y., … 0