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Heidi Garfinkel walks along the train tracks behind her home on Chapman Street in Greenfield on Wednesday. Garfinkel said she's been worried about the Amtrak train for a long time, but until recently had assumed the company would take more safety measures. "Although it's exciting that a passenger train is coming to town, let's not wait for a tragedy to insist that Amtrak install safety fencing along the tracks in thickly settled areas," she said. Recorder/Micky Bedell

With Amtrak’s arrival, safety at forefront

Sunday, December 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — When she looks out the back window of her Greenfield home, it’s common for Heidi Garfinkel to see people crossing the railroad tracks that run behind her property. With the return of the Amtrak Vermonter just a week away, the Chapman Street resident said she fears for the safety of those who won’t be used to looking out … 0

Olver helped engineer passenger rail’s return

Sunday, December 21, 2014

GREENFIELD — The name John W. Olver is at the front of the intermodal transit center that will serve as the station for the first passenger train service in this town in decades. And that’s fitting, given the former congressman’s pivotal role in bringing service back to the Connecticut River line after a … 0

On the Job

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fitzgerald is 2015 Realtors president WALTHAM — Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, broker/owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been installed as president of the 21,000-plus-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors. As president, Fitzgerald will direct the internal and external activities of the association; preside at all meetings of the MAR board of directors and executive committee; represent the association at important meetings and … 0

Planned local bank merger is moving forward

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Recorder The planned merger of Greenfield Co-Operative Bank and Northampton Cooperative Bank moved a step closer toward reality this month, with Northampton Cooperative depositors’ approval of the consolidation plan, which had already been approved by both banks’ boards of directors of both banks. According to William Stapleton, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, September 12, 2014

Buckland David W. Baker Jr. of Poguoson, Va., Everett J. Baker of Stanley, N.Y., George W. Baker of Turners Falls and Cynthia M. Jarvis of West Deerfield to Eric J. Miller and Tara V. Miller of Turners Falls, 63 Conway St., $175,000. Toni Stewart, formerly known as Paulette … 0

On the job

Friday, September 5, 2014

Gary Fentin selected CONWAY — The law firm of Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., of Springfield has announced that eight of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America list this year. Best … 0

Court allows Lamson to operate

Thursday, September 4, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — In Wednesday’s continued bankruptcy hearing, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. withdrew its request to borrow $500,000, while its largest creditor, Newtek Small Business Finance Inc., filed an objection to the cutlery’s bid for continued use of its cash collateral and for borrowing more operational funds. … 0

Not a blockbuster summer: Hollywood’s sagging box office means dip for Northfield Drive-In

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NORTHFIELD — The Northfield Drive-In entered the digital age this year and although the picture was better, business was a mixed bag. “It wasn’t a great season,” said owner Mitchell Shakour. “The summer movie industry was down 22 … 0

Valley produce flows again to Market Basket

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WHATELY — Gary Gemme, co-owner of Harvest Farm, said he got the call last week that he has been waiting on for six weeks. It was from a buyer for Market Basket, looking to order cabbage, kale and … 0

Flash (freeze) forward: New food processing center equipment better for produce flavor, nutrients and — hopefully — sales

Friday, August 29, 2014

It’s that time of year when broccoli, peppers and carrots are coming forth, and the Franklin County Food Processing Center is freezing vegetables from area farms for colleges, schools and other institutions around the region. And now, the Greenfield center’s long-awaited quick-freeze equipment is being prepared, to make … 0

Facing foreclosure: Pushkin, Arts Block on auction block

Friday, August 29, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Pushkin and Arts Block buildings — popular entertainment venues seen as key components of the town’s downtown rejuvenation — are in foreclosure, with the properties set to be auctioned Sept. 22. The Pushkin, at Main … 0

Ink over Avenue A

Thursday, August 28, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Leah Caldieri believes tattoos can be more than skin-deep... but not in a bloody way . The idea that tattooing involved buckets of blood and dangers of infection was a … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ashfield Paige Funding Trust of Bethesda, Md., Virginia L. Paige, trustee, to Paige Marital Trust, Virginia L. Paige and Virginia B. Paige, trustees, 409 Main St., less than $100. Cordelli Irrevocable Real Estate Trust, Glenn H. Cordelli, trustee, of Center Tuftonboro, N.H., to Glenn H. Cordelli of New … 0