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Gas pipeline ‘need’ based on winter peak demand

Friday, June 26, 2015

The “need” for a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline scrutinized this week by state officials — and in the months ahead by federal authorities — is for a winter peak of just 30 to 40 days a year, argue a variety of critics of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 430-mile Northeast Energy Direct project. And those environmental groups, industry analysts, governmental … 1

Institute that made report detailing pipeline job creation has ties to Koch brothers

Friday, June 26, 2015

A new report funded by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says construction of its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline would create 1,713 jobs in the state, and that the impact could be over 12,000 jobs by 2020. But the report, by Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute, with ties to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, is being called into question by environmental groups. If the pipeline … 0

Area legislators give look at evolving budget

Friday, June 26, 2015

While they weren’t able to talk about the details of a finished state budget as they have in years past, state legislators at Friday’s annual Franklin County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast did highlight several initiatives taking shape on Beacon Hill — including to solve the student debt problem, to reform the zoning … 0

Berkshire Gas apologizes to Rosenberg for misrepresenting position on pipeline capacity

Monday, April 27, 2015

The president and chief operating officer of the Berkshire Gas Co. issued a statement Monday apologizing to state Senate President Stan Rosenberg after a company spokesman misrepresented the senator’s position about the need for increased natural gas pipeline capacity. President Karen Zink said, “On Friday, in remarks made … 2

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. … 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 … 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 … 0

Welch, wife share business advice at UMass

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — Jack Welch, retired chief executive officer of General Electric, best-selling business author and University of Massachusetts alum, believes two qualities will help make any business successful: trust and truth. “Spin just slows everything down,” he said. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bernardston Brandon J. Grover to Brandon J. Grover and Gretchen L. Kelton, formerly known as Gretchen L. Gorman, 300 Brattleboro Road, $1. Colrain James E. Sturgeon to Patrick A. Greenburger, 1 Lyonsville Road, $175,000. Deerfield Paul C. Stanley and Kathleen S. Stanley, formerly known as Kathleen S. Barlow … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ashfield Steven R. Greenberg and Deborah L. Rossow of Weaverville, N.C., to Robert J. Wigmore and Mark K. Wigmore, 1601 West Road, $198,000. Peter H. Wiitanen to Eleanor Dodson, 57 Bronson Ave., $135,800. David L. W. Silver of Geneva, N.Y., to Dennis Gibson, Bug Hill Road, $6,500. Bernardston … 0

Coldwell Banker-Upton Massamont Realtors announce pet program, professional distinctions

Friday, April 17, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors and Dakin Humane Society, part of the Adopt-a-Pet.com network, are partnering to help promote the adoption of rescue and hard-to-place dogs through a collaborative effort of promotion of these animals on … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, April 10, 2015

Ashfield Michael F. Purcell and Carrie A. Purcell to James Purcell of Hatfield, Michael F. Purcell and Carrie A. Purcell, 266 Ranney Corner Road, $1. Bernardston Florence Savings Bank to Lorena R. Norwood of Montague, 26 Shedd Road, $180,000. Galen A. Stearns and Linda J. Stearns of Windham, … 0

Berkshire East to add bike park, rafting to summer attractions

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CHARLEMONT — Goodbye ski season. Hello Thunder Mountain Bike Park. This summer, the Berkshire East Mountain Resort is adding two new seasonal attractions: A downhill mountain bike park, and white-water rafting along Fife Brook section of the Deerfield … 1