Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ashfield Yvonne Bourdillon to Helena C. McCracken and Aime Bourdon of Northampton, 190 Creamery Road, $365,000. David P. Thibault and Faith B. Thibault of Conway to Yvonne Bourdillon, 1903 Conway Road, $280,000. Bernardston Steven J. Maniatty of Greenfield and Jill E. Maniatty to Jill E. Maniatty, 43 West Mountain Road, $1. Willis F. Deane of Guilford, Vt., and Charles R. Deane to Robert A. Deane, 91 River St., $1. Linda … 0

Greenfield Grille for sale

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Grille, which opened five years ago in the spot held for decades by the landmark Famous Bill’s Restaurant, is up for sale and will decrease its hours, its owner announced Wednesday. Joseph Poirier, 69, said he’ll be spending more time in a house he owns in Mexico and that … 0

Brewer taps into CSA idea

Sunday, October 27, 2013

COLRAIN — If local farms can sell produce through paid-in-advance farm shares — why not a local “farm brewery” that also grows some of its own beer ingredients? That’s the dream of Justin Korby, who has been working for two years to make his Stoneman Brewery a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) reality. Last … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 13, 2013

Bernardston Timothy W. Artus and Sharyn A. Artus to Daniel Potter and Samantha Anna Fabian, 19A Chapin Road, $215,000. Charlemont Gertrude Schechterle Estate, Bonnie McCloud to Michael W. Leach of Greenfield, 11 Burrington Road, $112,500. Michael Schmitt to Robert Deraway, 132 Main St., $85,000. Gene C. Cetto and … 0

Baystate Health system CEO to step down

Friday, December 13, 2013

The top executive at Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s parent company has announced he’ll resign from his post on July 1 — a move that officials say shouldn’t have an impact on the Greenfield hospital’s day-to-day operations. Mark Tolosky has served as president and CEO of Baystate Health since … 0

Beer and books at bold new bar

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GREENFIELD — There’s a new place to enjoy a selection of craft beers, fine liquors and a night out downtown. Seymour Pub opened with little fanfare, but a sidewalk sandwich board and word of mouth have been steadily drawing people to the new bar on Bank Row since … 1

15 graduate in first class of advanced manufacturing training program

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

TURNERS FALLS — In his seven years working as a machinist for the Athol-based L.S. Starrett Co., 48-year-old Orange resident Robert Donnelly has witnessed a manufacturing industry that’s abandoning manual machines and relying more on computer programming to power production. Now, after completing the inaugural 11-week, 220-hour Middle … 0


Friday, December 6, 2013

GREENFIELD — Carrie Timberlake says she has been very happy running Hens & Chicks women’s and children’s consignment shop on Main Street for the past three years, but something was missing. “Local artisans would come in and ask if they could sell their items on consignment,” said 39-year-old … 0

On the Job

Friday, December 6, 2013

Hospital lab manager named for BFMC GREENFIELD — Laura Pearson-Smith, of Springfield, has joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center as the new laboratory manager. Pearson-Smith will oversee staff and lab operations at both Baystate Franklin and Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, in Ware. Pearson-Smith graduated from Springfield Technical Community College … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 29, 2013

Ashfield Scott G. Lesure and Sally J. Rice to Hoff Family Trust, Survivors Trust Trust A, of Salinas, CA, Mary F. Hoff, trustee, 81 Baptist Corner Road, $165,000. Walter A. Whitney, Jr., Estate and Faye A. Whitney to Scott G. lesure and Sally J. Rice, 50 Whitney Acres, … 0

Warmup man

Thursday, November 28, 2013

TURNERS FALLS — After almost three decades in the oil heating business, as a technician and salesman, Turners Falls native Mark Letourneau is striking out on his own. Letourneau has bought the tools and materials he needs to go into business, found his first employee and all that … 0

Freedom Credit Union receives diversity award

Friday, November 29, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — The Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce has awarded Freedom Credit Union its Financial Diversity Award. “Freedom’s commitment to the local Latino community,” explained chamber president Carlos Gonzalez, “was first apparent to me when they invited me to their Strategic Planning session last year. “The credit union … 0