Biz leaders discuss regional economic development plan

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday’s gathering of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce was an opportunity for about 100 business leaders from around the region to learn about regional economic development planning here. Like many of its monthly breakfast meetings, the presentation on how the 2015 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is being written in preparation for an April 28 draft release by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments was a chance to bring together … 0

Lamson & Goodnow moving to Westfield; Property sold to Ashfield man

Friday, March 27, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — After 178 years in Shelburne Falls, Lamson & Goodnow Manufacturing Co. will be moving to Westfield. Chief Operating Officer James Pelletier said that on Thursday he signed a lease, which takes effect on April 1. The lease was signed a day after 12.5 acres of Lamson’s 18-acre property and buildings … 0

New spot by bridge offers Mexican fare in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Shelburne Falls has Bridge Street, the Iron Bridge and the Bridge of Flowers. Now it has a new little eatery near all these bridges. “Ponte” is Spanish for “bridge,” and Ponte Restaurante , set up by former Green Emporium restaurateurs Chef Michael Collins and Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo, offers Mexican-style dishes, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bernardston Paul S. Fisher and Julie Thompson Fisher, to Joseph E. Gruszkowski and Shayna L. Gruszkowski, of Greenfield. 75 South Merrifield Road “aka” 75 Merrifield Road. $226,000. Lloyd Szulborski, “aka” Lloyd J. Szulborski, and Patricia J. Bassett, “nka” Patricia J. Szulborski, to Szulborski Investment Trust, Lloyd J. Szulborski … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ashfield Edward V. Callahan Jr. and Linda L. Callahan to Henry A. Kaminski and Susan F. Kaminski, 25 West Road, $326,500. Bernardston Russell J. Woods and Tina M. Woods to Christopher J. Ament of South Deerfield, 49 Shedd Road, also known as Martindale Branch Road, $173,000. Marian F. … 0

Stitches in time: Rethreads serving thousands over 35 years

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The tides of commerce ebb and flow on Bridge Street, but the tide was out when a group of young mothers sat around a kitchen table, thinking about opening a used-clothing store, which they decided … 0

Singley’s storefronts to be auctioned next week

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The two-story commercial building in the heart of downtown that housed Singley’s Furniture store for 67 years goes up for auction on Dec. 10 — followed by the auction of two other Singley-owned storefronts in … 0

On the trail for sheepskin

Sunday, November 30, 2014

It’s an old sheep story. Tourists headed up along the Mohawk Trail during foliage season, skiers headed up to Mount Snow or out to Berkshire East, will stop by what seems to be a rustic looking souvenir shop … 0

French King Restaurant open after renovation

Thursday, November 27, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — The home fires are burning again at the French King Restaurant, a family business in its 60th year on the eastern cusp of the French King Bridge, which recently closed for … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Charlemont Bluegreen Corrporation and Patten Corporation of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly known as Patten Realty Corporation, to Jean Paul Migeon of Greenfield, 0 Zoar Road, $1. Colrain Karen Foote of Springfield to Brendan Karabeinikoff of East Haddam, Conn., Wilson Hill road, 33 acres, $25,000. Deerfield Edna J. Noyes … 0

A slice of success: Hatfield Subway owner to buy Deerfield location

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — When Erik Pardee of Hatfield couldn’t find a job after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in psychology, he recalls, he had to find some way … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bernardston Robert H. McCollum by Charles R. Deane to Charles R. Deane, Sawmill Lane, $15,000. Colrain David W. Nims to Timothy Hartnett and Robin E. Hartnett, 7 Jacksonville Road, $25,000. Craig Howe and Julie Ayres Howe to Craig Howe, 113 Main Road, $1. Conway A. Peter Kari and … 0

Deerfield woodcutters recognized for methods

Thursday, November 20, 2014

By TOM RELIHAN Recorder Staff SOUTH DEERFIELD — Deerfield brothers — twins — who own a custom wood cutting business have taken second place in a national contest run by the company that makes their portable hydraulic sawmill. Jay and James Clarke, who operate as The J Team, … 0