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Andrews blasts mailing as ‘misleading attack’

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, is lashing out against what she says is a “misleading attack mailing” by the conservative advocacy organization Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance “on behalf of the Republican party,” criticizing her voting record as her re-election campaign gets underway. The two-term incumbent, who faces a second Republican challenge by Athol Selectman Susannah Whipps Lee, said in a written statement Sunday that a second mailing by Mass. Fiscal Alliance — which describes itself as “an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility in government,” but whose favored candidates reads like a roster of Republican legislators — is filled with misrepresentations of her voting record. … 0

Water cooling still an issue at Vermont Yankee

Friday, September 12, 2014

VERNON, Vt. — The state’s Agency of Natural Resources is scheduled to issue a new water discharge permit in the next couple of weeks for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, even though the plant will be a few months away from permanently shutting down by then. Still, the Connecticut River Watershed Council, which … 0

Skate shop in Turners

Thursday, September 11, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Barry Scott credits skateboarding with expanding his view of the region, adding photography and basic construction to his skill set as a teenager and teaching him focus and determination. Scott, 33, originally of Chicopee, knew of Turners Falls from skateboarding and from his time as … 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