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Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, Vt. The plant was shut down Dec. 29, and is in the early stages of the decades-long decommissioning.

Vt. Yankee decommissioning challenged by state

Friday, July 31, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. —The state of Vermont and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission don’t always see eye to eye. The state and the feds disagreed over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant when the Vernon reactor was operating. And now that the plant is shut down, the state has challenged the federal agency over emergency planning and decommissioning. Now Vermont … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ashfield Provost Investment Trust, Chester Provost, trustee, to Chester Provost, 1294 Bug Hill Road, $1. Bernardston Roger Buzzell, also known as Roger S. Buzzell, and Pamela Buzzell, also known as Pam Buzzell, and Pamela T. Buzzell to Roger S. Buzzell Investment Trust, Roger S. Buzzell, trustee, Pamela T. Buzzell Investment Trust, Pamela T. Buzzell, trustee, 43 Martindale Road, $1. Roger S. Buzzell and … 0

FERC gets an earful: Scores turn up the heat on regulators over pipeline

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Federal regulators got an earful Wednesday night from nearly 600 people at an environmental scoping hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The region’s entire state legislative delegation, Congressman James McGovern and many others of the dozens of people who signed up late in the afternoon to … 1

Is a new pipeline really needed?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Second in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 3

Advocates to lawmakers: Get rid of caps on solar electrical producers

Monday, June 8, 2015

Solar advocates want the Legislature to preserve the right of larger solar electricity producers to get paid by electric companies for excess power the solar arrays produce, through a process called “net metering.” Tired of the “solar-coaster” of up-and-down incentives and disincentives for the renewable solar energy, solar … 1

Gas pipeline would slide under the rivers and through the woods of Franklin County

Sunday, June 7, 2015

First in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 4

COG collecting towns’ concerns with pipeline

Friday, June 5, 2015

What questions does the upcoming environmental impact review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s project through Franklin County need to answer? The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is making a list on behalf of the eight towns that the planned $5 billion project would pass through, so it’s ready … 0

Small businesses beat corporate grind

Friday, June 5, 2015

A decade of working in the payroll preparation industry with national companies like Paychex and BenefitMall has given Shawn Wrisley of Chicopee the chance to get a good look at the substantial amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into keeping small businesses running. Now, he’s using that knowledge … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, June 5

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ashfield Judith W. Hamilton to Lakeside Park, LLC, 141 Buckland Road, $280,000. Albert L. Pieropan Investment Trust & Elice D. Pieropan Investment Trust, Albert L. Pieropan, individually and trustee, to P. Benjamin Roberts, Madeleine S. Roberts and Lisa M. Henry, 119 Pfersick Road, 119A Pfersick Road and 119B … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands May 29

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bernardston Perry Farm, LLC, of Tucson, Ariz., to C. William Llewelyn Jr. and Mary E. Llewelyn of Northfield, Route 5, $200,000. Charlemont Donald A. Rice Estate, Bradley J. Rice, executor, of Rowe to Bradley J. Rice, 15 North St., 14 East Harmony Heights Extension, land also in Rowe, … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands, May 22

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ashfield JoAnne Delphia, to Richard F. Delphia. 1207 Spruce Corner Road. $1. JoAnne Delphia, “aka” Joan Delphia, to Renee Schmidt, of Plainfield, Nicole Romer and Tristan Romer. 1207 Spruce Corner Road. $1. Robert Schaefer and Yoelene Schaefer, of Long Island, N.Y. to Robert Schaefer Grantor Trust, Robert Schaefer … 0

Sybil's Leaf offers tattoos, both decorative and cosmetic, in Shelburne

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SHELBURNE — Tattoo parlors of old look nothing like Sybil’s Leaf, a tattoo studio that recently opened in the Arrowhead Shops on the Mohawk Trail. Plants, running fountains, and soft music fill the rooms, where people can come … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands, May 15

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bernardston Jeffrey E. Page to Jeffrey E. Page and Caroline E. Page, 135 Keets Brook Branch Road, $1. Buckland Charles Wilder and Diane Wilder by Susan A. Chadwick of Greenfield and Sandra M. Donelson of Colrain, to PDV, Inc. of Greenfield, 46 Avery Road, $190,000. Charlemont Peter A. … 0