Business

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, saying it’s needed not only to grow the economy but to keep businesses from leaving. Having TGP as Berkshire Gas’ only supplier, with all service to Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties flowing through a 6-inch spur line … 3

Artisan gift store sets up shop in Conway

Thursday, April 23, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s newest store will offer crafts and goods made by local artisans to residents and visitors alike when it opens later this month. Tea At Two, which owner Eileen Schneider called an artisan gift shop, will officially open its doors Saturday at its new 85 Whately Road location. Schneider, a retired … 0

Constantine first woman to head Florence Bank’s board

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Florence Bank President John F. Heaps Jr. says there is one salient point about the election of Ruth Constantine as head of the bank’s board: She’s the right person for the seat, plain and simple. The fact that she also happens to be the first woman elected board chair in the … 0

Spirits multiplying

Friday, January 30, 2015

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff GILL — There’s new spirit in the package store overlooking the intersection of Main Road and Route 2. South Deerfield resident and Deerfield native Steve Schechterle opened his third Spirit Shoppe beer, wine … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 30, 2015

Buckland Mary F. Schreiber of Pittsfield, also known as Mary Schreiberrr, to Kenneth G. Campbell and Catherine A. Campbell of Shelburne, 6 Wall St., $165,000. Donald M. Fish and Leah A. Teece of Belchertown to Susan A. Schriber Trust, Susan A. Schriber and Suzette Fontaine Collins, trustees, 10 … 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 … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 23, 2015

Bernardston Thomas L. Sampson to Joshua James and Laura James of Greenfield, 513 Huckle Hill Road, $280,000. Buckland Lisa M. Greaney to Greaney Investment Trust, Lisa M. Greaney, trustee, 67-69 Conway St., $1. Fannie Mae, also known as Federal National Mortgage Association of Washington, D.C., by attorney, Orlans … 0

On the Job

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Berson firm attorney GREENFIELD — Beth A. Lux has joined the law firm of Mark I. Berson. Born in Northampton, Lux is a graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School, Easthampton, received her BS in psychology from the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 16, 2015

Ashfield Scott M. Doneilo and Bonita A. Doneilo to Edward C. Purinton and Valerie D. Purinton, March Road, Parcels A and B, $15,000. Bernardston Mary J. Lynch Estate, John F. Lynch IV of Lynn, individually and personal representative, Mary Jo Hillsgrove and Michael T. Lynch of Spring Grove, … 0

Goodbye La Luncheonette; hello Ponte

Monday, January 12, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Today is the final day for the tiny La Luncheonette, a breakfast and lunch cafe that opened about a year ago. Regular customers are invited to come by and even get the recipes for some … 0

Rollover

Thursday, January 8, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Local cyclists who lamented the recent closure of Sunderland’s Flye Cycles bicycle shop need not mourn any longer. Blue Steel Bicycle Company, a similar, full-service bike shop located in the same building is now up and … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, January 9, 2015

Ashfield William G. Eddy to Curtis E. Pichette and Judy Marlene Pichette, Creamery Road, $1. Bernardston Joseph M. Podlesny Jr. to Joseph M. Podlesny Jr. and Kathleen M. Sylvers of South Deerfield, 18 Merrifield Road, formerly known as 4 Merrifield Road, $1. Conway Bravmann Real Estate Trust, Peter … 0

Mother’s Pantry to close Jan. 31

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 17 years on Bridge Street, Mother’s Pantry will close on Jan. 31. Although the store will be gone, Mother’s specialty food products — jams, chutneys, relishes, sauces and other items from locally grown ingredients — will still be available in other shops throughout the … 0