Kim’s Upholstery has become a staple on the Web

Thursday, November 26, 2015

GREENFIELD — It seems these days more people are switching off their television sets and turning to their computer screen to learn how to do just about anything. The rise of the popular website YouTube has given Internet users quick access to a seemingly endless stream of tutorials on how to cook an omelet, change a car battery, play guitar, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, November 27, 2015

Bernardston Matthew D. Messer to Stephen D. Messer, 243A Bald Mountain Road, $1. John J. Ryan of Great Barrington, Peter N. Ryan of Park Ridge, Ill., Thomas Ryan of Erving, William Ryan of Greenfield, Molly Waickowski of Fellsmere, Fla., and Charlotte Ann Ryan to James D. Trill and Wendy Trill, 34 Depot St., $80,000. Eden Trail, LLC, to Alan R. Rulewich and Cheryl … 0

Job fair planned for Rodney Hunt workers

Monday, November 23, 2015

ORANGE — Rodney Hunt Co.’s 200 soon-to-be-unemployed workers are being invited to a job fair hosted by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development’s rapid response team on Dec. 2 to help them find new employment opportunities. The rapid response team was deployed to the 175-year-old water control equipment manufacturer following an announcement earlier this month that it would close by … 0

On the Job: Oct. 16, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015

CDC offers free business workshops The Valley CDC and Franklin County CDC Workshop are hosting free workshops on growing, financing and starting any kind of business, with an eye toward maximizing profits and efficiency. The next workshop is at the Valley CDC, 30 Market St., Northampton, on Thursday, … 0

Pipeline co. delays formal filing date

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. pushed back the date for filing its formal application for the proposed 415-mile Northeast Energy Direct project until Nov. 20, it announced late Wednesday. The Houston-based company, which had expected to file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in late October, cited “increased interest” … 2

A new page in the lives of foster kids

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

GREENFIELD ­­­— Nearly everyone has a favorite book they remember reading to their child, or a special book they remember from their own childhood and wishes they could share with a young person. Whether it’s Beverly Cleary’s “Henry … 0

Real Estate/Land Transfers

Friday, October 16, 2015

Ashfield Tamara Sloan, also known as Tamara Sloan-Anderson, to Katharine Payne and Kim Payne of Northampton, 355 Ashfield Mountain Road, $339,000. Bernardston George R. Moore Estate, Donald R. Moore of Windsor, personal representative, to Nathan R. Streeter, 191 Martindale Road, $179,000. Fox Hill Road Realty Trust, also known … 0

‘Shark Tank’ with a heart

Friday, October 9, 2015

GREENFIELD — One was a black belt in Kung Fu. Another races sled dogs in Alaska. Others wanted to expand the reach of Disc Golf or acupuncture, or just help people fire off that crucial tweet in sub-zero … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 9, 2015

Business training for artists has Oct. 13 registration deadline The UMass Amherst Arts Extension Service is offering its Artist-in-Business Training in Springfield at the UMass Center at Springfield, Friday, Oct. 16, through Saturday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In this two-day intensive, say organizers, artists will … 0

On the high wire: Major utility line project underway in the region

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Even as work crews begin wrapping up a 2.8-mile stretch of an Eversource transmission line in Greenfield, Montague and Deerfield, replacing lattice poles with double-circuit monopoles, the utility has begun other major line work around the region and … 0

DPU allows long-term contracts between utilities, pipelines

Monday, October 5, 2015

To help reduce winter electricity price hikes, the state’s utility regulators will let power generators sign long-term contracts with gas pipeline companies. Yet what seems like good news for consumers is being criticized by some as a potential backdoor benefit for those arguing for construction of new pipelines … 1

Newly renovated, Lucky Nail Salon changes hands

Thursday, October 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — Lucky Nail Salon at the corner of Main Street and Wells Street is changing hands. Literally, and in more than just one way. The salon’s torch has been passed down a generation this month, with Jimmy … 0

On the Job, Oct. 2, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Montague Catholic Social Ministries appoints Wood The board of directors of Montague Catholic Social Ministries (MCSM) have selected Heather Wood to become the new co-director for Internal Relations (Operations Manager). Wood will focus on overall organizational management of … 0