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Business

Australis Aquaculture swimming in business

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Cawing seagulls circle over a sea-sprayed wooden dock while bearded men wearing skullcaps and tall rubber wading boots use long nets to unload the day’s catch. A thick rope holds their small boat in place as a tangle of brown-green nets are dragged ashore, their fishy stench mixing with the briny mist kicked up by crashing waves. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ashfield Jeremy L. Johnson and Heather M. Johnson to Niels Cudnohufsky and Lynda Cudnohufsky, 1147 Hawley Road, $262,000. Bernardston Veronica A. Mayrand to Christopher R. Pappademas of Greenfield, 3 Huckle Hill Road, $153,500. Peter R. James, commissioners, to Franklin Land Trust, Inc. of Shelburne, Huckle Hill Road, $160,000. Buckland Goldie Keehn Intervivos of Newton Center, Philip Keehn, trustee, to Dominic V. Vellucci and … 0

Gas pipeline ‘need’ based on winter peak demand

Friday, June 26, 2015

The “need” for a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline scrutinized this week by state officials — and in the months ahead by federal authorities — is for a winter peak of just 30 to 40 days a year, argue a variety of critics of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s 430-mile Northeast Energy Direct project. … 1

Foster’s Supermarket sale finalized

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — It’s taken nearly a decade, but Foster’s Supermarket — the building and surrounding property — is finally owned by the same two brothers who bought the business from their iconic grandfather, Frank “Bud” Foster. The 70 Allen St. site of the family-owned supermarket operation, which turns … 1

NRC: ‘No significant impact’ to environment from eliminating Vt. Yankee evacuation zone

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BRATTLEBORO — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled there is “no significant impact” to the environment from Entergy Nuclear’s plans to eliminate the emergency evacuation zone next year at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The finding was contained … 1

Berkshire Gas apologizes to Rosenberg for misrepresenting position on pipeline capacity

Monday, April 27, 2015

The president and chief operating officer of the Berkshire Gas Co. issued a statement Monday apologizing to state Senate President Stan Rosenberg after a company spokesman misrepresented the senator’s position about the need for increased natural gas pipeline capacity. President Karen Zink said, “On Friday, in remarks made … 2

Berkshire Gas rep. makes case for pipeline

Friday, April 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — Berkshire Gas Co. spokesman Christopher Farrell made a case with the region’s business leaders Friday for what he called a “critical need” for Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, saying it’s needed not only to grow the economy but to keep businesses from leaving. … 3

Artisan gift store sets up shop in Conway

Thursday, April 23, 2015

CONWAY — Conway’s newest store will offer crafts and goods made by local artisans to residents and visitors alike when it opens later this month. Tea At Two, which owner Eileen Schneider called an artisan gift shop, will … 0

Constantine first woman to head Florence Bank’s board

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Florence Bank President John F. Heaps Jr. says there is one salient point about the election of Ruth Constantine as head of the bank’s board: She’s the right person for the seat, plain and simple. The … 0

Welch, wife share business advice at UMass

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — Jack Welch, retired chief executive officer of General Electric, best-selling business author and University of Massachusetts alum, believes two qualities will help make any business successful: trust and truth. “Spin just slows everything down,” he said. … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bernardston Brandon J. Grover to Brandon J. Grover and Gretchen L. Kelton, formerly known as Gretchen L. Gorman, 300 Brattleboro Road, $1. Colrain James E. Sturgeon to Patrick A. Greenburger, 1 Lyonsville Road, $175,000. Deerfield Paul C. Stanley and Kathleen S. Stanley, formerly known as Kathleen S. Barlow … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ashfield Steven R. Greenberg and Deborah L. Rossow of Weaverville, N.C., to Robert J. Wigmore and Mark K. Wigmore, 1601 West Road, $198,000. Peter H. Wiitanen to Eleanor Dodson, 57 Bronson Ave., $135,800. David L. W. Silver of Geneva, N.Y., to Dennis Gibson, Bug Hill Road, $6,500. Bernardston … 0

Coldwell Banker-Upton Massamont Realtors announce pet program, professional distinctions

Friday, April 17, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors and Dakin Humane Society, part of the Adopt-a-Pet.com network, are partnering to help promote the adoption of rescue and hard-to-place dogs through a collaborative effort of promotion of these animals on … 0