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Greenfield Savings Bank out going President and CEO Becky Caplice at the bank on Monday.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Becky Caplice leaves Greenfield Savings Bank ‘in great shape’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — When Becky Caplice arrived at Greenfield Savings Bank in 1991, she had already been in the business since 1977, when she was hired as a “commercial lending trainee” in a field that knew few women in management — certainly not at the age of 25. Hired at Franklin County Trust Co., which became Shawmut Bank in 1981, Caplice … 0

Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president John W. Howland excited to be here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — Other than having “Green” as part of its hometown name — never a bad color to associate with banking — Greenfield Savings Bank’s new president says there are big differences between the 150-year-old Franklin County financial institution and the 7½-year-old First National Bank of Greenwich, where he served as president since … 0

Early retirement proposal among farmers’ concerns on state ‘Ag Day’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday was “Ag Day” on Beacon Hill, meaning it was a day for state legislators and administration officials to get an earful on key farming issues and a bellyful of Massachusetts farm products. Some expressed concern that proposed early retirement of state employees to save money might hurt the state agriculture department. As many as 300 dairy and sheep farmers, fruit and flower … 0

On the Job

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fitzgerald is 2015 Realtors president WALTHAM — Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, broker/owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been installed as president of the 21,000-plus-member Massachusetts Association of Realtors. As president, Fitzgerald will direct the internal and external activities of the association; preside at all meetings of … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ashfield Robert Habersaat, also known as Robert J. Habersaat, and Barbara Haberssaat, also known as Barbara W. Habersaat, to Habersaat Family Trust, Robert J. Habersaat and Barbara W. Habersaat, trustees, Stonewall Drive, less than $100. Barbara Habersaat to Habersaat Family Trust, Barbara W. Habersaat and Robert J. Habersaat, … 0

Lamson seeks to drop union contract

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — After reaching an impasse on new contract negotiations with its union, Lamson & Goodnow is now asking U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to drop its current collective bargaining agreement, so the company can cut wages … 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 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