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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, acknowledges that there have been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress, as he and GOP leaders meet with reporters following a strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Boehner says House Republicans wanted to get off to a fast start this year and so they moved bills quickly. Last week GOP leaders were forced to water down an abortion bill after criticism from Republican women and others, and this week leaders delayed action on a border security bill amid conservative opposition. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president’s unilateral deportation curbs. Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers, telling them GOP leaders are finalizing a legal plan with the best chance … 0

Pipeline problems?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. A major effort a decade ago by the federal government to check a rise in … 0

A-Lure-ing addition

Friday, January 23, 2015

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff DEERFIELD — Anglers, rejoice! If you’ve had trouble finding a place to restock your supply of lures or get your fly fishing rod repaired, South Deerfield resident Michael Didonna will soon have you covered. Didonna will open the doors of his new downtown fly fishing supply shop, The … 0

Hearty Eats

Thursday, October 9, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Attention vegans and anyone with diabetes, gluten- or dairy allergies: Here’s a place where you can eat without fear of wheat in your batter-dipped onion rings, meat-broth in your soup or cream in your raspberry … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 3, 2014

Charlene Manor earns national award GREENFIELD — For the second year in a row, Charlene Manor Extended Care has been recognized by National Research Corporation for exceptional customer satisfaction with an Excellence in Action award. The award is presented to long-term care and senior living organizations that achieve … 0

Michael Behn announced as new president of the Sandri Companies

Friday, October 3, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Sandri Companies has announced the appointment of Michael V. Behn as president and chief operating officer, replacing Timothy Van Epps, who will remain Sandri’s CEO and chairman of the board. “It is clear to me … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ashfield Shirley A. Bacon of Williamsburg, by attorney, Paul E. Bacon, attorney, to Paul E. Bacon of Williamsburg, 436-446 Cummington Road. No consideration. Shirley A. Bacon, by attorney, Paul E. Bacon, attorney, to Paul E. Bacon, 428 Cummington Road. No consideration. Shirley A. Bacon, by attorney, Paul E. … 0

A healing space is now open in Orange

Friday, October 3, 2014

By TRACEY PROHASKA CARROLL Recorder Correspondent ORANGE — Kate Hart is no stranger to loss. As a licensed clinical social worker at Athol Hospital with a background in hospice, she has worked with many people dealing with grief … 0

Athol Hospital nurses join union

Monday, September 29, 2014

ATHOL — Nurses at Athol Hospital have unionized. In an election held among the 47 registered nurses at Athol Hospital on Friday, RNs voted to join the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United, the state’s largest union of RNs and health care professionals. The election was conducted at the … 0

Businesses happy to have UMass football back at home

Friday, September 26, 2014

AMHERST — University of Massachusetts football plays its first game on campus in more than three years today. For a business community that appreciated the presence of these games each fall, that’s plenty of reason to cheer. “We’re happy to have UMass football back,” said Sarah la Cour, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bernardston Scott M. DiGeorge and Donna M. DiGeorge to Mark J. LaPrade and Jaime E. LaPrade of Gill, 179 West Road, $520,000. Daniel W. Clark and Emily R. Herron to Daniel W. Clark and Emily R. Herron-Clark, 163 South St., $1. Michael R. Duprey and Sandra L. Duprey … 0

Health care

Friday, September 26, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — A new business in downtown Deerfield is designed to make at-home health care and help easier for seniors and the terminally ill to find. O’Connell Care at Home, a Holyoke-based … 0

Smoke shop has lots of options

Friday, September 26, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — Now that a pack of cigarettes costs around $10 in Massachusetts, the S&L Village Smoke Shop offers several lower-priced options for adults who want to smoke — and even has … 0