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Home owners Hannah Smeltz and Spartan Giordano, center, give a tour of their award winning energy efficient house in Greenfield on Thursday.  At left is Adam Heintz, who helped build the home with the scrap granite floor and Bart Bales of Bales Energy. At right are Jennifer Marrapese and Miriam Aylward of NESEA. The couple's son, Max Giordano, 3, plays with trucks. Recorder/Paul Franz

Greenfield house earns builder energy award

Sunday, March 1, 2015

GREENFIELD — It all added up for this former math teacher, given the net sum of skyrocketing energy costs. So he built a net-zero energy saltbox. And it scored big. From the outside, the only thing saying the natural-finish house at 10 Charles St. is out of the ordinary are the tree-beams at the front and rear entrances. That, and … 0

On the Job

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Quabbin Valley Healthcare hire ATHOL — Michael T. Piscopo BS, RRT has been named by Quabbin Valley Healthcare as its provider for a new Respiratory Services Program. Piscopo is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who has been practicing at the former Worcester City Hospital for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ashfield L’Artigue S. Helveston and Iris A. Helveston of Dade City, Fla., to Paul T. Bouchard of Williamsburg, South Ashfield Road, land also in Conway, $35,000. Buckland Frank S. Gerry and Janet E. Gerry of Sugar Grove, Ill., to Carl W. Nelke and Janet E. Gerry of Conway, 35 Upper St., $84,735. Colrain Valley Community Land Trust Inc. of Turners Falls to Aric … 0

Turners’ Five Eyed Fox offers drinks, food

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff TURNERS FALLS — Caught between running a cafe or a bar, the proprietors of Five Eyed Fox went with both. The new addition to the Turners Falls downtown is open 8 a.m. to … 0

The doctor is in, again, in Shelburne Falls

Thursday, October 30, 2014

By DIANE BRONCACCIO Recorder Staff SHELBURNE FALLS — The home-based office of Dr. Heyman Oxman, busy from the 1940s to the early 1960s, once again has a doctor in it: Stefan Topolski, MD. Trailside Health and its non-profit … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ashfield Bradford A. Bardwell and Alison M. Bardwell of Colrain and Diane Greenman to Diane Greenman, 343 Apple Valley Road. No consideration Diane Greenman to Justin Sherman and Paola Sherman of Shelburne Falls, 343 Apple Valley Road, $160,000. Bernardston Lewis J. Dagresto, formerly known as D’Agresto and Marcia … 0

Shelburne Falls biz leader wins tourism award

Monday, October 27, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Mary Vilbon doesn’t live in Shelburne Falls, but she is undoubtedly one of the village’s biggest boosters: And now she has a state award to prove it. Vilbon received a Massachusetts Office of Travel & … 0

An Erving classic

Thursday, October 23, 2014

 By CHRIS CURTIS Recorder Staff ERVING — Robert Pollock flips two hamburgers on the griddle, stirs onions and keeps an eye on an omelet off to the side — just a typical day in the kitchen of … 1

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ashfield Cheryl E. Brown to Anne F. Boltz of Cincinnati, Ohio, 74 Ranney Corner Road, $214,500. Bernardston Patti Couture Estate, David Courture, personal representative, to David Couture, 189 Bald Mountain Road. No consideration. Stuart R. Girard to Andrew Girard, 132 Bald Mountain Road, $45,000. Buckland Brenda M. Spofford, … 0

On the Job

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lamson restructuring SHELBURNE FALLS — Lamson & Goodnow has restructured its sales and marketing operations as part of its financial reorganization plan. Thomas Mihalek has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, while Robert Muscari is the new vice president of sales for HotSpot silicone pot-holders and … 0

Lamson on the rebound from debt

Friday, October 10, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Two local investors have helped the 177-year-old Lamson & Goodnow Co. cutlery restore its operations, in hopes that increased sales and profitability will pull the company out of the red — and out of bankruptcy … 0

On the Job

Friday, October 10, 2014

Home care providers win award GREENFIELD — Homewatch CareGivers of Colorado announced that it has received the Best of Home Care Award from Home Care Pulse, a national organization specializing in performance benchmarking and quality satisfaction management. Homewatch CareGivers, which has an office in Greenfield at 278 Main … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ashfield Peter m. Billy and Helen L. Billy of Mineola, N.Y., to Gordon L. Howes of Weatogue, Conn., 162 Buckland Road, $20,000. Joan Wiest Strader of Rhode Island to William H. Strader, 581 Pfersick Road. No consideration. Buckland Benjamin T. Crosby and Susan L. Crosby to Susan L. … 0