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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 the end of the year and lay … 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

Real Estate/Changing Hands, Nov. 20, 2015

Friday, November 20, 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 Jill E. Powell, formerly known as Jill E. Maniatty, to Jill E. Powell and Timothy W. Artus, 42 West Mountain Road, $1. William W. Perry and Barbara J. Perry to Kathleen A. Meyer of Turners Falls, … 0

A new page in the lives of foster kids

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

GREENFIELD ­­­— Nearly everyone has a favorite book they remember reading to their child, or a special book they remember from their own childhood and wishes they could share with a young person. Whether it’s Beverly Cleary’s “Henry … 0

Real Estate/Land Transfers

Friday, October 16, 2015

Ashfield Tamara Sloan, also known as Tamara Sloan-Anderson, to Katharine Payne and Kim Payne of Northampton, 355 Ashfield Mountain Road, $339,000. Bernardston George R. Moore Estate, Donald R. Moore of Windsor, personal representative, to Nathan R. Streeter, 191 Martindale Road, $179,000. Fox Hill Road Realty Trust, also known … 0

‘Shark Tank’ with a heart

Friday, October 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — One was a black belt in Kung Fu. Another races sled dogs in Alaska. Others wanted to expand the reach of Disc Golf or acupuncture, or just help people fire off that crucial tweet in sub-zero … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 9, 2015

Business training for artists has Oct. 13 registration deadline The UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service is offering its Artist-in-Business Training in Springfield at the UMass Center at Springfield, Friday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In this two-day intensive, say organizers, artists will … 0

On the high wire: Major utility line project underway in the region

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Even as work crews begin wrapping up a 2.8-mile stretch of an Eversource transmission line in Greenfield, Montague and Deerfield, replacing lattice poles with double-circuit monopoles, the utility has begun other major line work around the region and … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, Oct. 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bernardston Mark D. St. Hilaire and Sandra J. St. Hilaire to Matthew D. Attesi and Holly J. Attesi, 60 Hoe Shop Road, $195,000. Lester A. Black to Harry J. Fisk and Kathleen M. Fisk of Hinsdale, N.H., 47 Turners Falls Road, $140,000. Charlemont Thomas R. Lively of Colrain … 0

Rosenberg to meet with FERC Wednesday; bringing 'at least a couple thousand pages’ of testimony on pipeline

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

When he meets with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today, state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg says he will not only present three large binders stuffed with “at least a couple thousand pages” of testimony on the proposed Northeast … 0