Agency OKs Entergy hot water discharge into Conn. River

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The state Agency of Natural Resources has issued a hot water discharge permit to Entergy Nuclear that allows it to discharge millions of gallons of heated water into the Connecticut River. The permit, which was more than nine years in the making, comes a little more than two months before Vermont Yankee shuts down permanently. ANR Secretary Deborah Markowitz said despite the timing of the permit, it … 0

County’s solid waste management district marks quarter-century of change

Monday, October 13, 2014

Those trash compactor trucks you still see every now and then present a good picture of the world in which the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District was created. The state was pressing towns and cities to shut down their lined landfills, and haulers as well as regional facilities owners had towns over … 0

Lamson on the rebound from debt

Friday, October 10, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Two local investors have helped the 177-year-old Lamson & Goodnow Co. cutlery restore its operations, in hopes that increased sales and profitability will pull the company out of the red — and out of bankruptcy protection. In August, the company filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to … 0

On the Job

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Michael E. Tucker, president & CEO of Greenfield Co-operative Bank, has announced that two staff members have graduated from professional education programs: ◆ Jane W. Trombi of Turners Falls graduated from the two-year program at the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College in … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ashfield Veronique C. J. Bryant of Florence and Howard Bryant to Richard Campbell and Gerda Lederer of Warren, Vt., 1979 Hawley Road, $320,000. Bernardston Scott A. Johnson and Sara R. Johnson to Katherine Malia of Enfield, Conn., 49 Martindale Road, $200,000. Buckland Martha J. Thurber and Dena G. … 0

Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives … 1

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ashfield L. Richard Warriner Jr. to Garrett P. Kuta, 510 Old Stage Road, $156,500 Bernardston Charles F. Magoon of Yuciapa, Calif., and Donna J. Dove of Conway to Mary H. Loughlin of Walpole, N.H., 17 Library St., $160,000. Buckland Sean A. Banoit and Tiffany J. Benoit to Eric … 0

Starrett pays EPA penalty

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ATHOL — Precision toolmaker L.S. Starrett is one of seven New England companies that have agreed to pay fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal laws meant to prevent oil spills. Starrett paid a $5,400 penalty to settle EPA claims that it did not have … 0

Real Estate/Land Transfers

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bernardston Lawrence A. Hawks and Michele L. Hawks by UMass Five College Federal Credit Union to UMass Five College Federal Credit Union of Hadley, 165 Merrifield Road, $140,000. Scudder Bay Capital, LLC, of Wakefield, to Brian K. Puchalski and Rebecca L. Puchalski, 167 West Road, $325,000. Buckland Snow … 0

On the Job

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lodge Tire names Pascale manager GREENFIELD — City Tire Auto Care Centers, headquartered in Springfield announces the appointment of a new Greenfield store manager, Blaise Pascale. He joins the management staff of John Peters, sales manager, and Jodi … 0

Franklin County Community Development Corp. lands bigger contributions with help from tax-credit program

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Franklin County Community Development Corp., marking its 35th anniversary, recently got a $35,000 donation from Greenfield Savings Bank, which is typically one of its largest contributors. But this year’s contribution from the local bank is about three times the level of support it usually receives, according to … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bernardston Charles M. Deming and Jennifer A. Deming, by US Bank, NA, trustee, by attorney, Select Portfolio Servicing Inc., attorney, to US Bank, NA, trustee, 65 South St., $143,000. Buckland Russell E. Johnson Jr. and Bette J. Johnson to Johnson Investment Trust, Bette J. Johnson, trustee, 72 Elm … 0