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A group of bicyclists crosses the Green River Covered Bridge in Greenfield on Thursday.
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Wheel appeal: Group wants state to kick bicycle tourism into a high gear

Friday, July 3, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way along some of the backroads that attract cyclists not only from around the county, but from other parts of New England, the … 0

Australis Aquaculture swimming in business

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Cawing seagulls circle over a sea-sprayed wooden dock while bearded men wearing skullcaps and tall rubber wading boots use long nets to unload the day’s catch. A thick rope holds their small boat in place as a tangle of brown-green nets are dragged ashore, their fishy stench mixing with the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ashfield Jeremy L. Johnson and Heather M. Johnson to Niels Cudnohufsky and Lynda Cudnohufsky, 1147 Hawley Road, $262,000. Bernardston Veronica A. Mayrand to Christopher R. Pappademas of Greenfield, 3 Huckle Hill Road, $153,500. Peter R. James, commissioners, to Franklin Land Trust, Inc. of Shelburne, Huckle Hill Road, $160,000. Buckland Goldie Keehn Intervivos of Newton Center, Philip Keehn, trustee, to Dominic V. Vellucci and … 0

Town officials mull ‘Airbnb’ rules

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The first time Shelburne Town Clerk/Selectman Joseph Judd heard the term “Airbnb” was when he got a phone call from a building owner, wanting to know if the town had given a business permit to a tenant who … 1

Foster’s Supermarket sale finalized

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — It’s taken nearly a decade, but Foster’s Supermarket — the building and surrounding property — is finally owned by the same two brothers who bought the business from their iconic grandfather, Frank “Bud” Foster. The 70 Allen St. site of the family-owned supermarket operation, which turns … 1

NRC: ‘No significant impact’ to environment from eliminating Vt. Yankee evacuation zone

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BRATTLEBORO — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled there is “no significant impact” to the environment from Entergy Nuclear’s plans to eliminate the emergency evacuation zone next year at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The finding was contained … 1

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