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To discourage erosion and trap sediments, tree root balls and trunks have been placed in the embankment along the western bank of the Connecticut River in Gill across from the intake/outflow of the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Facility.  
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Landowners, COG concerned about FirstLight’s delayed erosion report

Monday, October 27, 2014

As part of a 35-year effort to stop erosion along the Connecticut River’s banks, a boatload of engineers, environmental groups and representatives of federal, state and regional agencies routinely trolls the shore in the 22-mile river stretch between the Turners Falls and Vernon, Vt., dams to produce a “full river reconnaissance” study. But as FirstLight Power prepares for relicensing of … 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 & Tourism award for “excellence in tourism leadership” last week at the annual Governor’s Conference on … 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 the newly renamed A&R Boxcar Restaurant. The Boxcar is a familiar Erving landmark, but the … 1

On the Job

Friday, August 8, 2014

Medical Center adds urologist to staff GREENFIELD — Urologist John Stockton Fenton Daly, of Chesterfield, N.H., has joined the Baystate Franklin Medical Center medical staff. Daly has practiced urology since 1977 in Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Most … 0

New locale sought for Shelburne Falls Mexican restaurant

Monday, August 4, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — Former Green Emporium owners Michael Collins and Pacifico “Tony” Palumbo still want to open a Mexican restaurant and bakery in Shelburne Falls, but it won’t be in the former North River glass-blower’s studio on Deerfield … 0

New Greenfield restaurant serving fresh and exotic fish

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — A new seafood and steak restaurant has opened in an old, familiar spot on Federal Street. Ocean Grill & Steak House opened quietly a little more than a week ago in the space where Famous Bill’s … 1

On the Job

Friday, August 1, 2014

GREENFIELD — Michael E. Tucker, president & CEO of Greenfield Co-operative Bank, has announced that two staff members have graduated from professional education programs: ◆ Jane W. Trombi of Turners Falls graduated from the two-year program at the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College in … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ashfield Veronique C. J. Bryant of Florence and Howard Bryant to Richard Campbell and Gerda Lederer of Warren, Vt., 1979 Hawley Road, $320,000. Bernardston Scott A. Johnson and Sara R. Johnson to Katherine Malia of Enfield, Conn., 49 Martindale Road, $200,000. Buckland Martha J. Thurber and Dena G. … 0

Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives … 1

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, July 25, 2014

Ashfield L. Richard Warriner Jr. to Garrett P. Kuta, 510 Old Stage Road, $156,500 Bernardston Charles F. Magoon of Yuciapa, Calif., and Donna J. Dove of Conway to Mary H. Loughlin of Walpole, N.H., 17 Library St., $160,000. Buckland Sean A. Banoit and Tiffany J. Benoit to Eric … 0

Starrett pays EPA penalty

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ATHOL — Precision toolmaker L.S. Starrett is one of seven New England companies that have agreed to pay fines to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal laws meant to prevent oil spills. Starrett paid a $5,400 penalty to settle EPA claims that it did not have … 0

Real Estate/Land Transfers

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bernardston Lawrence A. Hawks and Michele L. Hawks by UMass Five College Federal Credit Union to UMass Five College Federal Credit Union of Hadley, 165 Merrifield Road, $140,000. Scudder Bay Capital, LLC, of Wakefield, to Brian K. Puchalski and Rebecca L. Puchalski, 167 West Road, $325,000. Buckland Snow … 0