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Despite calls for delay, FERC hearing set for Wednesday night

Monday, July 27, 2015

On the eve of the region’s first federal public hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, the company’s most recent report has come under heavy criticism from the Greater Northfield Watershed Association. The association, which also has joined in calling for postponing FERC’s scoping process for an environmental impact statement on the project “until citizens can make a meaningful reading of the documents,” wrote to FERC … 0

Pipeline opponents plan rally

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Stop the Pipeline Rally is being organized to precede Wednesday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission public hearing at Greenfield Middle School. The 5:15 p.m. rally aims to bring together citizens who oppose the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project before the start of the 6:30 p.m. hearing. Anyone who wants to speak at the hearing on what needs to be included … 0

Mass. Department of Energy Resources argues in favor of Berkshire Gas pipeline contract at DPU hearing

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has argued before the state Department of Public Utilities that Berkshire Gas Co.’s 20-year contract to use gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project should be approved. DOER argued that the company’s contract with TGP was consistent with its portfolio standards, that it compares favorably with a range of alternatives, and that reasonable … 0

Small businesses beat corporate grind

Friday, June 5, 2015

A decade of working in the payroll preparation industry with national companies like Paychex and BenefitMall has given Shawn Wrisley of Chicopee the chance to get a good look at the substantial amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into keeping small businesses running. Now, he’s using that knowledge … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, June 5

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ashfield Judith W. Hamilton to Lakeside Park, LLC, 141 Buckland Road, $280,000. Albert L. Pieropan Investment Trust & Elice D. Pieropan Investment Trust, Albert L. Pieropan, individually and trustee, to P. Benjamin Roberts, Madeleine S. Roberts and Lisa M. Henry, 119 Pfersick Road, 119A Pfersick Road and 119B … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands May 29

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bernardston Perry Farm, LLC, of Tucson, Ariz., to C. William Llewelyn Jr. and Mary E. Llewelyn of Northfield, Route 5, $200,000. Charlemont Donald A. Rice Estate, Bradley J. Rice, executor, of Rowe to Bradley J. Rice, 15 North St., 14 East Harmony Heights Extension, land also in Rowe, … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands, May 22

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ashfield JoAnne Delphia, to Richard F. Delphia. 1207 Spruce Corner Road. $1. JoAnne Delphia, “aka” Joan Delphia, to Renee Schmidt, of Plainfield, Nicole Romer and Tristan Romer. 1207 Spruce Corner Road. $1. Robert Schaefer and Yoelene Schaefer, of Long Island, N.Y. to Robert Schaefer Grantor Trust, Robert Schaefer … 0

Sybil's Leaf offers tattoos, both decorative and cosmetic, in Shelburne

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SHELBURNE — Tattoo parlors of old look nothing like Sybil’s Leaf, a tattoo studio that recently opened in the Arrowhead Shops on the Mohawk Trail. Plants, running fountains, and soft music fill the rooms, where people can come … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands, May 15

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bernardston Jeffrey E. Page to Jeffrey E. Page and Caroline E. Page, 135 Keets Brook Branch Road, $1. Buckland Charles Wilder and Diane Wilder by Susan A. Chadwick of Greenfield and Sandra M. Donelson of Colrain, to PDV, Inc. of Greenfield, 46 Avery Road, $190,000. Charlemont Peter A. … 0

French King Restaurant adds breakfast and lunch

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ERVING — Sharon Porlier’s menu from her Box Car Restaurant days is back, this time a few miles west on Route 2 at the French King Restaurant. Porlier ran the Box Car for eight years but lately has waited tables at the French King, where Porlier said the … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands May 8, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ashfield Ronald C. Baird and Kay S. Baird to Joseph Ragan and Tracy Ragan, West Road, $26,000. Bernardston Brooks B. Hamilton to Daniel F. Graves of Greenfield, 176 West Road and West Road, $1. Daniel F. Graves to Brooks B. Hamilton, 176 West Road and West Road, $1. … 0

Mooney and Roberts earn top honors in real estate

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wanda Mooney and Cathy Roberts, the real estate team of Mooney & Roberts were recognized at the Coldwell Banker awards event at Foxwoods in Connecticut with the #1 Team in Massachusetts for Coldwell Banker Affiliates. In addition, they … 0

Quabbin food co-op to hold grand opening May 16

Friday, May 8, 2015

ORANGE —The Quabbin Harvest Market at 12 N. Main St., a nonprofit food co-op, will be holding a grand opening in its parking lot on May 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market began in 2009 … 0