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Mentor Michael Garfield-Wright examines one of Anna Dawson's frozen meal packages, which she developed for her business, Hometown Foods, through a process she hopes will help others learn. Recorder Staff/Tom Relihan

‘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 weather. But they all had one thing in common: each was a budding entrepreneur who wanted help taking their business idea to … 0

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 learn best business practices and create elements of their marketing plans. The deadline to register … 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 is gearing up for still more projects to improve reliability of the electric grid. And … 0

Amtrak ridership booming in region

Monday, August 17, 2015

Local ridership of the Amtrak Vermonter has increased by more than half since it was rerouted to Northampton and Greenfield in January, which officials say helps make the case for increased state and federal investment in rail. From … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bernardston Andrea N. Patt, to Andrea N. Patt and Roger L. Patt. 650 Brattleboro Road. $1. Andrea N. Patt, to Andrea N. Patt and Roger L. Patt. 269 Bald Mountain Road. $1. Thomas V. Malooly and Colleen M. Malooly, of Dallas, Texas, to Douglas R. Fish and Stacey … 0

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0

Digital Guardian hires Craig Hansen as new vice president of federal sales

Friday, August 7, 2015

Hansen new vice president of federal sales at Digital Guardian Craig Hansen joins Digital Guardian as its new Vice President of Federal Sales where he will be responsible for working with the federal community and extending partnerships within … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bernardston Ethan M. Stafford and Jaimee M. Stafford of Florence to Robert A. Shaw and Maureen A. Shaw, 31 Center St., $158,500. Charlemont Sandri Realty Inc. to Gregory C. Rowehl and Fabriela F. Rowehl of Hawley, 72 Main St., $95,000. Colrain Adele Dowell of Amherst to Ivey T. … 0

Community members blast siting board on pipeline

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Opponents of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline again dominated a public hearing Wednesday night — this one a session before the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board that included several adamant declarations that no pipeline … 2

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. … 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. … 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 … 1

County home sales down, despite statewide rise

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Home sales last month were up for the Pioneer Valley overall and for the state as a whole, with single-family homes in Massachusetts selling at the best rate since August 2005. And while sales for the first six months of year have been brisk for Hampshire and Hampden … 0