Entergy eyes Texas for additional waste

Friday, August 15, 2014

By SUSAN SMALLHEER Rutland Herald MANCHESTER — Vermont and Texas officials were told Thursday that Entergy Nuclear expects to have its plans in place later this year for shipping low-level radioactive waste from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to a Texas facility. At its annual Vermont meeting, the Texas-Vermont Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission heard Entergy’s update and signed off on several agreements to take waste from several … 0

Pipeline meeting planned in Orange

Thursday, August 14, 2014

ORANGE — A public forum on land issues concerning Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is planned for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Church of North Orange and Tully. Speakers will include Northampton attorney Thomas Lesser and Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Executive Director Leigh Youngblood. The free talk, sponsored by the church and by North Quabbin Pipeline … 0

Retailers banking on ‘Tax Free Weekend’

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GREENFIELD — To some retailers, it’s a mystery why a little 6.25 percent “tax-free” discount would drive so many shoppers into stores on a summery August weekend, but still, it’s becoming a part of their landscape. Some would no sooner ignore “Tax Free Weekend” than they would “Black Friday” (the traditional Christmas shopping … 0

Staying green: At 40, Greenfield-based solar advocates take new slant

Thursday, May 22, 2014

With names like “Aluminum Cow” and “Moonshine’s Revenge,” the bizarre-looking vehicles hummed as they rolled into Greenfield. It was the 18th annual Tour de Sol, and it drew thousands of people to Miles Street, where the Northeast Sustainable … 0

Can local dairies skim more cream from their efforts?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

HADLEY — Some of the roughly 110 Jersey milking cows at Mapleline Farm were looking on Thursday as a few dozen representatives of Hampshire College, Whole Foods Market, Go Berry Frozen Yogurt and other businesses talked about the one local agricultural commodity that some see as nearly “invisible” … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, May 23, 2014

Ashfield James W. Soper and Jennifer J. Soper of Amherst to Helen B. Hodges, Route 116, less than $100. Bernardston Frederick M. Heathwaite and Kerry C. Heathwaite to Jason R. Baklavas and Talia L. Ramsdell of Wilmington (Mass.), 145 Merrifield Road, $298,000. Buckland Bryn C. Francis and Naira … 0

Montague Business Association sponsors paper shredding day

Friday, May 23, 2014

MONTAGUE — The Montague Business Association will host a paper shredding and hard drive destruction day on Saturday June 14. In addition, the association will accept worn or damaged U.S. flags for respectful retirement. Valley Green Shredding has donated its services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and … 0

Hadley projects

Friday, May 9, 2014

HADLEY — A new Pizza Hut planned for the same Route 9 site where the restaurant closed four years ago and several other developments are in the works for the busiest commercial thoroughfare in Hadley. Planning Board Clerk … 0

Tractor Supply breaks ground in Orange

Thursday, May 15, 2014

ORANGE — The lot next to Newcomb Motors on New Athol Road in Orange is being leveled in preparation for a 19,097 square foot Tractor Supply Store. According to Frank Alexander, the project director for the contractor hired … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, May 16, 2014

Ashfield William H. Carter and Michelle L. Carter, formerly known as Michelle L. Gougeon, to Jasper McChesney and Linnea I. McChesney of Easthampton, 665 Baptist Corner Road, $220,000. Buckland Carl D. Schatz and Aimee M. Heon to Darren E. Lone Fight and Sara J. Lone Fight of Belchertown, … 0

Open meeting complaint postpones COG’s pipeline meeting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

GREENFIELD — A planned regional meeting with proponents of a natural gas pipeline has been postponed following the filing of an Open Meeting Law complaint. The meeting, which had been scheduled for Thursday evening at the John W. Olver Transit Center, was postponed after Northampton attorney Michael Pill, … 4

Pipeline spurs joint meeting

Sunday, May 11, 2014

GREENFIELD — The proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline will be the subject of what’s believed to be the first meeting of its kind of the Franklin Regional Planning Board and Franklin Regional Council of Governments Thursday. The 7 p.m. meeting, with a presentation by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Public … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bernardston Wesley J. Platek and Aubrey S. Platek to Mark J. Vallee and Aubrey M. Prokowicz of Erving, 62 Shedd Road, $185,000. Buckland Greenfield Savings Bank of Greenfield to Christian M. LeDoyt and Carrie A. LeDoyt of Shelburne Falls, 2 Harmony Lane, $145,900. Christian M. LeDoyt and Carrie … 0