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Sunderland contractor fined over asbestos abatement violations at UMass
07-12-2024 5:32 PM

Staff Report

AMHERST — A Sunderland contractor is facing a state fine of almost $30,000 for violations that occurred during asbestos abatement work at the University of Massachusetts, authorities announced Friday.The state Department of Environmental Protection...

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Herrell’s Ice Cream to open pop-up shop in North Amherst this summer
07-12-2024 10:11 AM


AMHERST — Herrell’s Ice Cream, a mainstay on Old South Street at Thorne’s Marketplace in downtown Northampton, will be opening a pop-up shop in the North Square at the Mill District in North Amherst by the end of July, with plans to have a permanent...

Holyoke startup headlines state tech innovation initiative
07-11-2024 8:26 PM


HOLYOKE — A state grant program intended to spur manufacturing, particularly in clean technologies, shone a spotlight Thursday on a Holyoke startup working to reduce food waste.“The goal is to fund investment in awesome companies,” Yvonne Hao,...

Yankee Candle consolidation prompts loss of 100 jobs
07-10-2024 7:42 PM


SOUTH DEERFIELD — Newell Brands, Yankee Candle’s parent company, announced Monday that Sept. 9 will be the last day of operations at its distribution facility at 27 Yankee Candle Way.The news of an official date to end distribution operations there...

Ashfield Lake House reopening under new ownership, management
07-10-2024 7:54 AM


ASHFIELD — Friday fish fries, burgers and Steel Rail extra pale ale from Berkshire Brewing Co. will soon be on tap under the Ashfield Lake House’s new ownership and management.Ashfield resident Gretchen Gerstner, who owns Baked in Shelburne Falls,...

Area property deed transfers, July 10
07-10-2024 7:43 AM

AMHERSTLasalle David E Est and Wayne A. Johnson to Jennifer J. Meyer and Paul G. Meyer, 117 Chestnut St, $475,000Karen L. Ching to Charles Dana and Ruoq Zhong, 10 Hitching Post Rd, $535,000Carlos Santiago and Mary Santiago to Xiaowei Chen and Celia F....

Building 8 Brewing closing after 9-year run in Florence
07-09-2024 2:44 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Building 8 Brewing, one of the area’s premier craft breweries, has permanently ceased operations after almost a decade in business, the owners announced in a Facebook post this week.The post stated that the brewery, co-owned by Meghan...

Feds propose high heat work standards
07-08-2024 9:23 AM


The federal government has proposed the first national safety standard meant to keep workers safe from excessive heat in the workplace and made $1 billion available to hundreds of projects – including 30 in Massachusetts – that try to mitigate climate...

Drive-thru coffee, drinks shop pitched for front of Mountain Farms Mall
07-07-2024 11:01 AM


HADLEY — A drive-thru shop offering coffee, infused energy drinks, Italian sodas, smoothies, teas and milkshakes is being proposed for a vacant, mostly wooded parcel on Route 9 in front of Mountain Farms Mall.Plans for 7 Brew Coffee, brought before...

Making news in business, July 4
07-03-2024 12:40 PM

Rocky’s Ace Hardware breaks ground in South Hadley SOUTH HADLEY — Rocky’s Ace Hardware held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 19 for a new, expanded store in the South Hadley Plaza at 501 Newton St., which is co-owned locally by the Falcone, Picknelly...

Lunch on the go: Vegan Pizza Land opens Coffee Counter kiosk inside Thornes
07-03-2024 12:25 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Entering Thornes Marketplace from Main Street and descending down to the first floor, downtown visitors can now find a new option when it comes to vegan, sustainable takeout food, thanks to the opening of the Coffee Counter kiosk. The...

Area property deed transfers, July 4
07-03-2024 8:55 AM

AMHERSTElliott Mary J Est and Marita Banda to Dipesh Shrestha and Lilima Shrestha, 170 E. Hadley Road, Lot 15, $315,000 Hilda M. Puente to Jessica Muskin-Pierret, 8 Foxglove Lane, $625,000 Lorraine W. Desrosiers to Melinda Ann Ewen Vivos T and Melinda...

Easthampton council backs One Cottage Street artists in rent flap
06-26-2024 4:43 PM


EASTHAMPTON — A galvanized arts community worried about looming rent hikes for artists who rent space at Cottage Street Studios downtown secured the backing of the City Council on Wednesday.At an emotional meeting featuring crying and shouting, the...

Weaving the fabric of life: Every Thread Handwoven in Williamsburg teaches the basics of an ancient craft
06-26-2024 4:42 PM


WILLIAMSBURG — Ten large floor looms consuming most of the space in a room would normally bring an air of intimidation, but the Swedish looms at this weaving studio instead sculpt the room into cozy nooks, decorated with plants, seven day candles and...

Area property deed transfers, June 27
06-26-2024 3:22 PM

AMHERSTRobert Pam and Dorothy S. Pam to Panda Bear LLC, 229 Amity St., $715,000 Douglas M. Horne to Murray Gintis and Victoria Gintis, 17 Baldwin Lane, Lot 17, $439,900 Tatiana V. Nikitina to Kyoma C. Brazao and Aline Lyra,...

Making news in business, June 27
06-26-2024 3:19 PM

Thornes seeks to fill four spacesNORTHAMPTON — Thornes Marketplace recently announced it currently has four retail spaces to fill in the iconic downtown shopping center, which is unusual but not unprecedented.Typically, Thornes has a full slate of...

Consumer corner with Anita Wilson: Unraveling the mystery of credit score calculations
06-26-2024 1:15 PM

Do you know your credit score? Equally important, do you know how that score is calculated? This is important information to have because it impacts your standing when you go to apply for a car loan, mortgage or credit card. Yes, a person’s score...

Whately Selectboard considers easing Club Castaway’s police detail requirement long-term
06-22-2024 3:27 PM


WHATELY — Club Castaway can continue to operate without a police detail on Thursdays for a while longer, while the Selectboard considers dropping the Thursday night requirement on a more long-term basis.The board has been easing the strip club back...

HCC awarded $832K to train clean energy workforce
06-21-2024 1:50 PM

Staff Report

 HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College has been awarded an $832,000 state grant to help train workers for clean energy sector jobs.The two-year grant, announced earlier this month, is part of an overall $3.4 million allocation from the Healey-Driscoll...

Valley Bounty: From seed to vase: At Passalongs Farm and Florist in Florence, Adrienne Bashista grows and designs custom floral arrangements
06-21-2024 10:32 AM


“In a different life, I think I would have been an artist from the beginning,” says Adrienne Bashista, owner of Passalongs Farm and Florist. “I wasn’t forbidden from a career in art, it just didn’t occur to me. But now in my 50s, I’ve realized what I...

Hampshire Mall sells for fraction of assessed value at $7M
06-20-2024 4:47 PM


HADLEY — Hampshire Mall, a major commercial property on Route 9 since its opening in 1978, was sold at a foreclosure auction Thursday for $7 million.The buyer was Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas and Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Securities Inc.,...

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