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Diana Schindler

Diana Schindler says it’s key for Deerfield to balance the town’s rural character with needed economic growth.

Deerfield boasts numerous draws for businesses looking to relocate, Diana Schindler says, from its reasonable property-tax rate to its proximity to Interstate 91, Route 116, and Routes 5 and 10.

But there’s also been some pushback against some of those businesses, which reared its head when residents recently spoke out against a proposed Dollar General store in town. The Planning Board listened and turned down the project, said Schindler, Deerfield’s interim town administrator.

“There’s been a feeling in the community that they want that at arm’s length — that big-box retail development, drive-thrus, things they don’t feel are part of the culture of old Deerfield. It’s meaningful to them,” Schindler told BusinessWest.

“On the flip side, it creates more of a burden on the residential tax base,” she went on, noting that more than 80% of the town’s tax base is residential. “There’s a cost to the citizens in their tax rate and the sustainability of that tax rate. Deerfield has always readily paid for the level of service its citizenry wants and expects, but at the expense of not doing some major projects.”

For instance, the town is looking at a $1 million cost to replace a tank at the South Deerfield Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to needed work at the facility over the next decade or two. Then there are plans to expand the Tilton Library and develop a shared senior center with surrounding communities.

“Seniors are asking for that. But all this adds up to millions of dollars, and you have the pressure of limiting development — or, rather, wanting development that will fit into the culture, which does limit it to some capacity,” Schindler said. “Less than 20% of the tax base is commercial/industrial, which is not a lot considering the viability of the property we have along 5/10 and a couple other areas. It’s going to become a question for the citizenry — is it sustainable?”

She’s one of many in Deerfield who believe economic development — in whatever form residents may want — is critical to the future of a town known for its tourist draws, including Yankee Candle’s flagship store, Mount Sugarloaf, Historic Deerfield, and Magic Wings, but needs to diversify and broaden its commercial portfolio.

“At first, they wanted to hide it, put it on the outskirts of town, but now they want it close to downtown. And that’s where it should be — take it out of the shadows, take it away from the edge of town where people can just pop in and leave. Bring them in and use it for economic development.”

“The ideal would be to get everybody together and integrate it all. We’re spread out geographically, and there’s a dichotomy between Old Deerfield and South Deerfield. We’re working toward making sure the town is the town, and everybody recognizes that if the town does well and comes together, then all of the components, all of our events, could do better.”

A veteran of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments and the Hampshire Council of Governments, Schindler has some regional government experience, and she believes there’s value in taking a regional view of economic development. But she’s more concerned with Deerfield’s residents, agencies, and organizations working together to forge a common vision for community development.

“If we could come together,” she said, “especially as we come to our 350th-anniversary celebration, we could build energy off of each other.”

Forging a Path

That celebration rolls around in 2023, which should be enough time, Schindler said, to see some real development progress in town, particularly in the Elm Street corridor, the main commercial area in South Deerfield.

Town leaders know that to attract new businesses — in hospitality and other sectors as well — they need to make the downtown area more inviting and pedestrian-friendly, and they’re eyeing a host of potential improvements in the Elm Street center, which may include work on sidewalks, lights, and storefronts.

For a year before taking on her current role last month — one she is interested in pursuing on a permanent basis — Schindler was a special projects consultant in town, and one of the big projects she embraced right away was Complete Streets, mostly geared toward the South Deerfield center.

South Deerfield center

Town leaders see plenty of potential in the South Deerfield center corridor.

“We’re in the process of putting that plan together. We want to create more walkability, more accessibility, and that includes for folks in wheelchairs, people with children, people of all abilities,” she said. “We’re also looking at ways to make South Deerfield’s center more aesthetically pleasing — light it, put in streetscapes, put in wayfinding, finish the municipal parking lot we have down there; all that is being discussed as part of the plan. We want it to stay a viable downtown.”

The area is not particularly expansive, she pointed out, spanning just a few blocks, but in some ways, that presents a more enticing opportunity, by ensuring that development and improvement efforts are tightly focused. There’s some land-use complexity as well, as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation owns a small part of the corridor, and the state owns Conway Street, home to Town Hall.

“But that’s an opportunity,” she said, “because the state is also excited about Complete Streets, and we could see a wonderful economic center down here, which I’m sure the state would support in a variety of different ways.”

The downtown has seen some business change recently, with longtime restaurant Jerry’s Place closing last year, and a café called Leo’s Table setting up shop in the location, with proprietor Jennifer Howard specializing in made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch fare. The building itself — which is also home to Ciesluk’s Market, Giving Circle Thrift Shop, the Tavern, and a Subway sandwich location, as well as 19 apartments on the second floor, has new owners, Jason Kicza and Justin Killeen, who plan to touch up the property this spring.

“I would consider that the anchor building on that side,” Schindler said, “and it’s doing great.”

Cumberland Farms’ move from South Deerfield’s center to the main road — specifically, the corner of Elm Street and Routes 5 and 10 — may not have been as great for the downtown’s prospects.

Deerfield at a Glance

Year Incorporated: 1677
Population: 5,400
Area: 33.4 square miles
County: Franklin
Residential and commercial Tax Rate: $16.34 (Deerfield), $18.14 (South Deerfield)
Median Household Income: $74,853
Median Family Income: $83,859
Type of Government: Open Town Meeting
Largest Employers: Yankee Candle Co., Pelican Products Inc.
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“They have a bigger business down on the corner, but it’s not necessarily a draw into the center; now people can just pop into Cumby’s for gas and keep going,” she said. “So we are looking at ways to basically create more stability in the center of South Deerfield by doing a variety of things. Obviously, part of that is keeping businesses and attracting more businesses.”

These days, the corridor can be oddly empty at certain times of the day, she noted, but well-trafficked during morning and evening rush hours. The goal, she told BusinessWest, is to turn it into a pedestrian-friendly center at all hours, rather than a thruway.

The Complete Streets plan will be a big part of that. By the time the 350th rolls around, she’d like to see significant physical and infrastructure improvements to make the downtown more of a destination. “The sidewalks will look different, maybe more green space, and hopefully we’ll see more people down there.”

High Times

Like many area communities, Deerfield has embraced the burgeoning cannabis industry in Massachusetts, recently approving two site plans, one for a cultivation facility at Pioneer Gardens on Mill Village Road, and the other for a dispensary run by Harvest Inc. on State Road.

“The culture has changed,” Schindler said, noting that, when communities were first exploring the economic possibilities of marijuana businesses, many Deerfield residents — most of them older — were staunchly opposed. But that opposition has died down to a large degree in many towns, to the point where communities might begin to locate such businesses in more central areas.

“At first, they wanted to hide it, put it on the outskirts of town, but now they want it close to downtown. And that’s where it should be — take it out of the shadows, take it away from the edge of town where people can just pop in and leave. Bring them in and use it for economic development.”

Meanwhile, Schindler and other Deerfield leaders will continue to think outside the box — even if big boxes aren’t in the cards — by examining where pockets of land already devoted to commercial and industrial businesses might have some infill potential, and continue to take pressure off the residential tax base.

“The thing I think is so tremendous about Deerfield is the huge opportunity it offers,” she said. “It’s wide open, and it’s got resources — financial resources, natural resources, culture, art, access to main roads. I get excited about it.”

Joseph Bednar can be reached at [email protected]

Franklin County

Connecting Past and Present

Philip Zea says Historic Deerfield paints an often-surprising picture

Philip Zea says Historic Deerfield paints an often-surprising picture of a large swath of the region’s cultural history.

It’s a grand reopening more than 200 years in the making.

Specifically, it’s a house in Deerfield, built in 1795, that operated as a tavern for roughly a decade.

“We know a lot about it, and because most Americans today travel, we thought it would be great to show the public how people back then lived, not when they were at home, but when they were out and about,” said Philip Zea, president of Historic Deerfield, the living-history museum that comprises more than 50 buildings on or near sleepy Old Main Street.

“Believe it or not, our tranquil street here, north and south, back in the day, was the equivalent of Interstate 91,” Zea went on, adding that Old Albany Road connected with the 18th-century equivalent of the Mass Pike, making Deerfield a sort of crossroads of New England, frequented not only by locals, but by travelers.

Refurbishing that tavern — it will open later this year — is the latest capital project undertaken at Historic Deerfield to expand the scope of the history the museum aims to convey across its 110 acres, he told BusinessWest. “We want to tell that story, what the country was like when it was on the move — not today, but in the 1790s and a little bit later.”

Upstairs from the tavern is a big assembly room that quickly became the largest public space in town, so the tavern keeper drew income from renting that space, for court proceedings, auctions, and balls. Deerfield Academy was founded in that room in 1797.

Zea can share countless historical details like that one in this complex that includes 28 houses built in the 1700s and another 14 that predate 1850. “The skyline is intact, if you will.”

“When people feel the need to know more about the past, we need to be more inventive about how we share it.”

So is business at Historic Deerfield, which opened to the public 71 years ago and has continued to evolve its programs and exhibitions to keep visitors returning and, crucially, keep attracting new generations at a time when it’s not always easy to turn young people on to history.

Knock, Knock

That ‘71 years’ may be an official statistic, as Historic Deerfield was indeed begun in 1947, and its first museum house, the Ashley House (built in 1733), opened its doors to visitors in 1948.

Yet, the street was a sort of unofficial museum well before that. The local library has correspondence, from the 1830s, from two Mount Holyoke College students who wanted to head north and visit Deerfield’s houses, which even then were old. One homeowner charged them a dime to come in and see the house. “That’s the business of history,” Zea laughed.

And it’s often significant history, he went on. During the early Colonial wars, Deerfield was the northwestern point of English settlements in the region, so while people lived and farmed there, it was also a military outpost. Around the time of the American Revolution, the town was an organizational point for troops moving north and west. The week before Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen took Fort Ticonderoga in 1775, Arnold was in Deerfield, buying beef for the army. “That’s real history,” Zea said. “It happened right here.”

For decades, families, school groups, and others have trekked to Deerfield for both its palpable history and its reflection of a quintessential new England village, Zea said. “If someone visits New England, they might go to Fenway Park, or get a lobster in Maine, but if they want a feel for what it was really like long ago, they’ll come here.”

That’s true of Old Sturbridge Village as well, but he doesn’t believe Historic Deerfield is really in competition with that complex, because often visitors want to check out both sites. We’re quite different. They’re interpreting 1830s New England life; it’s all about process and how people made their livings. Rather than focusing on a specific time, we’re one-stop shopping if you want to look at history from the 1770s, or even earlier, to today. If you want to be in a place and feel the expanse of history, this is the place you want to come.”

To keep visitors returning, the museum — which boasts 61 full-time and 115 part-time employees — needs to make it relevant, and that’s not always easy.

“The apex of this kind of museum in America was back around the Bicentennial. That’s when the biggest crowds went to places like this. That was about patriotism, about the roots of the country, the roots of American democracy,” he explained.

“That’s still important,” he went on, “but when people feel the need to know more about the past, we need to be more inventive about how we share it. It’s not always political history; it’s not always military history. What we do here is more about the history of culture in the Connecticut River Valley and the roots of small-town America in a place like Deerfield.”

Even the colors of the houses tell a story. Today, paint colors cost pretty much the same, but back in the 1700s, blue pigment was derived from cobalt, which was expensive. “So, if you could paint your whole house blue, it was like parking a fancy car in the driveway.”

Maintaining the condition of the museum houses and other structures — and expanding the activities within them — accounts for some of Historic Deerfield’s $7.7 million annual budget, bolstered partly by a $49 million endowment and the 1,317-member Friends of Historic Deerfield, which supports the museum through annual gifts from individual and corporate donors.

“We’re finding ways to move forward on the programmatic front, as well as historic preservation,” Zea noted. “One of our problems is, we’ve got a pretty good-sized physical plant, a lot of which is old, by the nature of the place, so historic preservation is important for us; it’s part of our mission and part of our responsibility that requires a fair amount of cash to keep going.”

The other key is to expand the audience because, obviously, the more people who come, the better — both for the museum and the region at large.

“Deerfield’s a little different from other museums in that, while we charge admission to our buildings, it’s a gateless museum. You can come to Old Deerfield, walk around, have a great time, and I don’t get into your wallet,” said Zea, who used to work at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, which operates under a similar structure on a larger scale. “But visitors, even visitors we really can’t count, are important not only to us, but to the regional economy, because we draw a lot of people to Franklin County.”

Lens to History

To keep drawing them, Historic Deerfield continues to expand both its programs and the physical space in which to present them. In the latter case, the organization recently purchased the home of 19th-century artist James Wells, built during the 1760s and known as Elmstead, to expand public programming and storage.

As for those programs, one ongoing lecture series, “Native Voices: Rediscovering American Histories,” which began with a well-attended event in January and continuing on Feb. 24 and March 24, aims to reframe the experience and perspectives of indigenous peoples into broader American narratives.

Then, on April 13 — the day that kicks off daily operations after the weekends-only winter schedule — Historic Deerfield will host its annual Patriots’ Day festivities, featuring a military re-enactment group from Connecticut and discussions about the impact of the Revolution on the people of Deerfield.

All of it, said Laurie Nivison, the museum’s director of Marketing, is intended to make history relevant to those who want to learn about it.

“With today’s audience, it’s telling the story and encouraging people to think about how it relates to their life and how their life might connect to one of the families who lived in the houses here,” she told BusinessWest. “When we bring people to come [give presentations] here, we want them to make that connection as well.”

Those connections can be powerful, Zea said, and visitors interact with the history in different ways. “Part of what a place like this peddles is nostalgia — what was it like then, or imagining how they did this and that. So, a big part of our constituency doesn’t want anything to change because that’s the nature of nostalgia.

“But then, there’s an equal part of our constituency that wants to learn more, learn different things, look at Deerfield in different ways,” he went on. “And there are so many ways to do that here because, while Historic Deerfield is a great institution, Old Deerfield is a great place in history. And we’re a sort of lens to that.”

Joseph Bednar can be reached at [email protected]

Community Spotlight Features

Community Spotlight

Deerfield boasts drawing cards like Mount Sugarloaf

While Deerfield boasts drawing cards like Mount Sugarloaf (seen here), Yankee Candle, and others, officials there say this community is much more than a tourist town.

Wendy Foxmyn acknowleged that, when pressed to describe Deerfield with a word or two, most responders would say ‘tourist town,’ or something to that effect.

And, sounding somewhat like the Seinfeld characters in that infamous episode, she said there’s nothing particularly wrong with that.

But she quickly, and repeatedly, stressed that this community that is home to Yankee Candle’s flagship store — one of the most visited attractions in New England — as well as Mount Sugarloaf, Historic Deerfield, and the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservancy and Garden wants to diversify and broaden its commercial portfolio.

“We consider ourselves be more than a tourist town — much more,” said Foxmyn, who has served several area communities in the town administrator role, including Deerfield for the past two years. She noted that the town’s location, roughly halfway between Northampton and Greenfield, could make it ideal as a home from which a business or nonprofit could effectively serve both Hampshire and Franklin counties, something many are trying to do at a time of consolidation.

“We’re becoming more of a hub — a central Hampshire-Franklin hub,” she explained. “I’ve been getting calls from service agencies and others who serve both counties who would like to find a central place because they’ve lost funding or anticipate losing funding.”

Meanwhile, Deerfield, population 5,400 or so, wants to take far more advantage of that bevy of tourist attractions than it has historically, said Foxmyn, noting that, far too often, cars and buses filled with those buying candles and admiring butterflies get back in their vehicles and simply return home.

“We want them to look left and look right,” said Foxmyn, referring specifically to Routes 5 and 10, just two of the major thoroughfares the town is blessed with, with Routes 91 and 116 being the others. “We want them to stay and take in more of Deerfield.”

For this to become reality, the town must give visitors more reasons to look left and right, she acknowledged, adding that, while there is a new restaurant, Gianni Fig’s Ristorante, and a new Cumberland Farms in South Deerfield, more development is desired and needed to both broaden the tax base and lengthen the average stay of those coming to Deerfield for an afternoon.

“We’d like to develop more businesses that would be attractive to the people who come here,” she explained. “Maybe places for them to eat after they’ve gone to Historic Deerfield or they’ve hiked up Mount Sugarloaf or gone to Yankee Candle.”

But town leaders know that to attract new businesses — in hospitality and other sectors as well — they need to make their downtown area more inviting and pedestrian-friendly, and they are eyeing a host of improvements in the Elm Street corridor, the main commercial area in South Deerfield.

Planned improvements include work on sidewalks, lights, and perhaps storefront improvements, and the town is exploring avenues for funding such work.

Selectman Trevor McDaniel, a traveling salesman (windows) by trade, told BusinessWest that his work takes him to communities across the region, many of which have made significant investments in their downtowns, and with recognizable results when it comes to those public expenditures spurring private investments and new business ventures.

He believes the same can happen in Deerfield.

“I travel all over Western Mass. … you go to Pittsfield, the streets look great, Great Barrington, everything’s redone, Lenox is really nice,” he said. “A lot of communities have done extensive work to their downtowns — they’ve put in new brick, some granite, planters, new lighting and light poles, and new cement sidewalks, and it looks fantastic. And then businesses freshen up the front of their building.”

For this, the latest installment in its Community Spotlight series, BusinessWest looks at how a community known for its butterflies, candles, and arrowheads will look to expand that profile and create new ways for people to describe it.

View to the Future

While Deerfield, as noted, is well-known as the home of Yankee Candle, which has both its manufacturing facilities and flagship store within the town and is therefore a very large employer, it has historically been dominated by small businesses.

And they come across a host of sectors — tourism, obviously, but also agriculture, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and nonprofits.

The goal moving forward, as Foxmyn mentioned, is to simply broaden the portfolio. And the town has many assets to work with as it goes about that task, everything from that attractive location and presence on major highways to a uniform tax rate (several neighboring communities have a higher tax rate for businesses).

The assignment, simply, is to take full advantage of those assets and create still more of them.

Deerfield at a Glance

Year Incorporated: 1677
Population: 5,400
Area: 33.4 square miles
County: Franklin
Residential and commercial Tax Rate: $16.57 (Deerfield), $18.24 (South Deerfield)
Median Household Income: $74,853
Median Family Income: $83,859
Type of Government: Open Town Meeting
Largest Employers: Yankee Candle Co., Pelican Products Inc.
* Latest information available

The town’s location, as well as easy access to highways and ample farmland with space for greenhouses, could make it a potential landing spot for marijuana cultivation and/or retail ventures, for example, said Foxmyn, adding that the town, which has placed zoning restrictions on such businesses, has already fielded some inquiries and will carefully consider any that come its way.

“They are knocking on our doors — the industry is swarming us,” she told BusinessWest. “And they’re approaching people locally to get them involved, whether they’re farmers or people who have buildings that might become a retail site.”

Meanwhile, there have been some momentum-building endeavors over the past several months, with several projects in various stages of development.

A machining company, Dumont, will be relocating into the former Oxford Pickle complex, acquired by the town several years ago, joining New England Natural Bakers and a granola-making outfit on that parcel.

On the retail side, both Foxmyn and McDaniel mentioned Gianni Figs, located on the site of the former Sienna restaurant, which gives the community an intriguing dining attraction after the closing of Chandler’s restaurant on the Yankee Candle campus.

The Cumberland Farms is another important addition; plans are advancing for a small market to replace Savage’s, a small market that operated for decades; a bakery/café is going in the old Savage’s site; and an international market is being opened, among other retail developments.

Meanwhile, on the residential side, a large condominium project is now underway. Called the Condominiums at Sugarloaf because it will be built at the base of the mountain, it will have 70 units, presenting more options for those mulling Deerfield as an attractive place to live, including those working at the nearby Five Colleges.

On the municipal side, plans are emerging for a new senior center, said Foxmyn and McDaniel, noting a replacement is needed for an aging, largely inadequate facility. A church that closed several years ago has been donated to the town, and it may become the focus of efforts to create a new senior center.

But perhaps the most significant development involves plans for comprehensive improvements to improve South Deerfield Center, an initiative that has been long discussed, again with that goal of attracting both more tourism- and hospitality-related ventures and service businesses that would serve both the town and the larger region — and keeping tourists in town for a longer stay, spreading the wealth, if you will.

“With all that traffic that comes to Yankee Candle, and now they’ll be filling up at Cumberland Farms — they’ll pull out onto Elm Street and look left or right,” said McDaniel, imaging a scenario from down the road, literally as well as figuratively. “We want them to take that look and say, ‘what’s downtown? Let’s go take a look.’”

There are other items on what could be called a ‘wish list,’ said McDaniel, including much-needed improvements to the town’s sewer system, built in the ’70s and currently serving only a small percentage of the population, but finding the funding for such an endeavor will be a real challenge.

“We’re in the midst of trying to figure out what’s needed, how much it’s going to cost, and who’s going to pay for it,” he explained. “That’s a big topic we’ve been studying for the past 16 months or so; it’s hard to figure out what to do. There’s not a big base of users, and there’s huge expense involved.”

Scents and Sensibility

The more immediate goal is to undertake those improvements to Elm Street and, hopefully see those public investments inspire private investments in the form of new businesses and additional residential projects.

As Foxmyn noted, Deerfield has the location — and the potential — to become an important hub serving two neighboring but very different counties.

This community is already much more than a tourist town, she explained, but it wants to make that abundantly clear to everyone who might come for a visit.

George O’Brien can be reached at [email protected]

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Efforts to Revitalize Deerfield Gain Momentum

From left, Kayce Warren, Carolyn Shores Ness, and Paul Olszewski

From left, Kayce Warren, Carolyn Shores Ness, and Paul Olszewski are working to revitalize Deerfield’s Center Village District.

The Yankee Candle Flagship Store is one of the most popular attractions in New England and draws tens of thousands of people to Deerfield each year. But although the complex is only about a quarter-mile from the village center, most visitors fail to go the distance and discover what the downtown area has to offer.

“In the past, our downtown businesses have missed out on the opportunity to benefit from the potential associated with Yankee Candle,” said Deerfield interim Town Administrator Kayce Warren. “So we’re working to make the center into a place that people will want to visit — a place where they can shop, eat in our restaurants, buy produce from local farm stands, and just enjoy.”

The idea is not new, and town officials and community-based groups began focusing on sustaining the economic viability of the town decades ago.

But last March, a study called the South Deerfield Complete Streets and Livability Plan was completed, outlining a revitalization plan for the future. The 116-page document is part of the Franklin Council Regional Government’s Plan for Sustainable Development and contains measures that will bring South Deerfield into the 21st century and transform its downtown into a thriving, walkable destination. It encompasses economic development, land use, and transportation, and details topics ranging from driving routes and parking to bike paths, new sidewalks, and an enhanced streetscape design.

However, the plan is married to two other initiatives. The first involves a joint effort between the Planning Board and the Deerfield Economic Development Industrial Corp. (DEDIC), which owns and manages Deerfield Industrial Park. The board requested help from DEDIC several months ago to change the zoning within the park to allow for commercial development, because it is currently zoned strictly for industrial use. It’s considered a critical component in helping Deerfield move forward, since manufacturing has declined and DEDIC has had to turn away interested commercial developers and businesses in recent years.

“The industrial park is only about a mile from downtown, and if more businesses move here and the streetscape plan is implemented, it would not only generate an increase in tax dollars, but would also bring more employees to town who could shop, eat, and do business in the village,” Warren said. “An influx of new businesses would support both our public and private sectors.”

The third initiative is focused on sustaining the agricultural history of the town by enacting measures to help local farms prosper, as well as preserving the farmland that plays a major role in Deerfield’s bucolic landscape and economy. Efforts have been spearheaded by the nonprofit organization Community Involved with Sustaining Agriculture, or CISA.

“We recognized in the ’70s that agriculture was an important economic generator. Our soil is in the top 5% in the world, especially along the Connecticut River, so the potential for production is huge,” said Carolyn Ness Shores, a member of the Board of Selectmen and Board of Health. “We have struggled to maintain a balance for many years, but there has been a resurgence of interest in our downtown, and the goal of the streetscape plan is to revitalize this center and connect it to Yankee Candle and our industrial park, which will make it more attractive to businesses and residents.”

Need for Change

Today, the village center contains two banks, an antique store, an art gallery, several restaurants and farm stands, a few retail shops, a gas station, some small businesses, and the offices for CISA and state Rep. Stephen Kulik.

But it has been apparent for quite some time that the formerly thriving downtown has not been headed in a sustainable direction.

“When we applied for a grant for the streetscape plan, we knew we had to figure out how to attract people and give them a reason to be downtown. I was on the Planning Board for more than 20 years, and it has been a long-term vision,” Shores Ness said, adding that it’s important to consider Deerfield’s economic history to realize the value of the three-pronged plan.

Paul Olszewski agrees. “Things started to slide in the ’70s when large companies closed or were sold,” said DEDIC’s chairman of the board, citing Deerfield Plastics and Oxford Pickle Co. as examples.

Things came to a head in that arena in 1977, when Millers Falls Tools, which is owned by Ingersoll Rand, threatened to move out of the area and take 700 to 800 jobs with it. When that occurred, a group of business people and residents in Deerfield took action, and, led by John Ciesla, DEDIC was formed as an emergency response.

“A group of folks worked night and day to build Deerfield Industrial Park along with a new building on the property, and tax incentives and other measures were used as a carrot on a stick to get Millers Falls Tools to relocate from Greenfield to the building,” Olszewski said. The plan worked, and the tool company became the anchor business in the new park, which was zoned for manufacturing and industrial development.

A few years later, the nonprofit Deerfield Land Trust was formed by a small group of concerned citizens with the goal of preserving agricultural land. It was a grassroots effort, and Shores Ness said meetings were held at her kitchen table.

“At the time, the balance between agriculture, industry, and residential was about 30/30/30. But since then, the town has struggled to maintain that balance,” she told BusinessWest. “However, we’ve managed to keep a uniform tax rate that is conservative and stable, which helps to make Deerfield attractive.”

Years ago, long before it became a household name, CISA took a proactive stance on the agricultural front and began encouraging people to “buy local” and “grow local.”

“We have fought hard to get equity in the farm bill,” Shores Ness said, adding that $32 million in federal funds is distributed in Massachusetts each year, and Deerfield gets a large proportion of the money. “But it’s a constant struggle for farmers to sustain their businesses. It would be very easy for them turn their land into building lots, but if that happens, the top 5% of the best soil in the world will be lost forever.”

Hope for the Future

Olszewski said the town’s geographic location is ideal for businesses, because it sits directly off Interstate 91, is close to the Five Colleges system and a half-hour from the Mass Turnpike, and is expected to benefit from the planned resumption of rail service via Amtrak’s Vermonter passenger train. But, despite all that, other efforts have been needed and initiated to promote economic development.

In 2009, the town purchased the former Oxford Pickle Co. property and leveled the 15-acre site. It was zoned for all types of business, and currently the town is negotiating with New England Natural Bakers, which wants to build on a portion of the property.

Warren said the hope is that other businesses will follow, because the site is adjacent to the downtown area.

Olszewski said DEDIC is also working with the Planning Board to change the zoning in the industrial park to include commercial development, and will present the plan to residents at the April 2015 town meeting.

He said two pivotal events occurred that led DEDIC to become active again, as the board hadn’t done much for years.

“Last year, Disston Tools closed their plant in the industrial park; they were the anchor tenant and were leasing the building that Millers Falls Tools had been in before them,” said Olszewski. “Then John Ciesla died. He was DEDIC’s original chairman and spearheaded the effort to purchase land in 1977 to create the industrial park.”

The terms of the board members had expired, and the selectmen made new appointments during the summer. And since Olszewski took over as chairman, he has spent a lot of time in Boston working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and has requested funding to pay for technical assistance to update the new zoning plan that will be presented to residents in April.

If this occurs, he said, it will open doors in the industrial park.

For example, there is a building set on five acres that could be used as an incubator for small businesses or offices. “People could be very creative with the space. But time is of the essence, as the building has been empty for several years, and we want to see something done with it while it is still in good shape and we can still market it,” Olszewski went on, adding that, if the zoning plan is approved, DEDIC could also help market the remainder of the Oxford Pickle site.

However, implementation of the streetscape plan will be required to keep the three sectors of the community balanced and interconnected, which includes filling empty storefronts as well as attracting entrepreneurs to purchase or lease land preserved for farming, which can be found within a half-mile of downtown.

“The new streetscape plan will provide connectivity, and if agriculture and economic development keep pace, it will keep the downtown viable,” Warren told BusinessWest, adding that local produce is used by the restaurants in town and sold in its farm stands.

Olszewski added that niche farming is becoming fruitful, as evidenced by the success of Berkshire Brewing Co. in South Deerfield, which has negotiated with MGM to carry its ales and lagers in the casino slated for downtown Springfield.

But in order for everything to gel, funding is needed to implement the streetscape plan. It was a complex endeavor to create it, and included incorporating suggestions from residents culled from numerous focus groups and meetings.

However, the final version contains many bullet points, which include improving the street markings and adding parking areas; making the center look more like a village through the establishment of green spaces, trees, and other beautification measures; designing bicycle lanes; establishing pedestrian plazas; introducing a farmer’s market with high-end foods and a bakery; exploring the use of the pickle factory as an incubator for UMass Amherst; and creating a new intersection and a more unified identify.

“But we need money to do all of these things, and it’s very competitive to get federal funding for streetscape projects,” Shores Ness said.

However, the selectmen voted to make obtaining federal funding for the streetscape a priority earlier this month, and the town is working with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments on that goal.

Optimistic Outlook

The potential of the combined initiatives has amped up town officials’ enthusiasm about the future.

“What’s exciting is that everyone is working together to make our center village vital again,” Shores Ness said. “It’s been a long process and a slog for a lot of people in town, but we think we have all of the pieces in place, and we are getting to the point where we can overcome the last hurdle and move into the 21st century.

“We have a vision for Deerfield, and we plan to make our downtown a walkable, sociable place where people feel safe and where businesses want to settle, due to our unique, viable mix of sectors,” she went on. “There will be connectivity between the synergy of Yankee Candle, the industrial park, and our center village district.”

And when that happens, the balance the town once knew will finally be restored.

Deerfield at a glance

Year Incorporated: 1677
Population: 5,125 (2010)
Area: square miles: 33.44 square miles
County: Franklin
Residential Tax Rate: $13.71
Commercial Tax Rate: $13.71
Median Household Income: $66,970 (2012)
Family Household Income: $86,165 (2012)
Type of government: Town Meeting; Board of Selectmen
Largest Employers: Yankee Candle Co.; Pelican Products; Deerfield Academy

* Latest information available

Community Profile Features
Deerfield Touts Tourism, Agriculture, Business

Deerfield, MassBela Breslau opened Bela’s Bed and Breakfast in June, and the Deerfield entrepreneur has already had guests from as far away as Korea.
“I’ve met the nicest people. They have come here from New York City for a wedding and for events such as school graduations,” she said, adding that her business has done well and she has received support from area residents. “The town officials here are positive to work with, and everyone has been very thoughtful because they want you to succeed.
“Deerfield is a really good place to do business,” she added, explaining that she and her husband, Stephen Bliss, also own and operate a martial-arts school on their property, where they teach the Japanese body movement known as shin tai do.
The couple moved to Deerfield from San Rafael, Calif. in 2004, and they love the town. “It’s a beautiful place with a lot to do and see,” Breslau said.
Carolynn Shores Ness, who was on the town’s Planning Board for 21 years, has had a seat on the Board of Selectman for 11 years, and is chair of the Board of Health, says the Breslaus’ story has been repeated many times in this community, and location is one of many reasons why.
“A lot of traffic comes through town, and we have a lot of tourist attractions,” she said, noting that Deerfield is a crossroads for Interstate 91, Routes 5 and 10, and Route 116.
Max Hartshorne agrees. “We really do promote Deerfield as a tourist destination,” said the former owner of GoNomad Café, who now owns a travel publishing business he operates from his Deerfield home. “Tourism here is strong. Yankee Candle is the number-two destination in the state, Historic Deerfield is legendary, and Deerfield Academy is really pretty.”

Gideon Porth

Gideon Porth says Deerfield’s access to highways and land availability are two factors that make it an attractive location for agricultural businesses.

Shores Ness said that, while the town has but 5,100 residents, 2 million people visit Yankee Candle each year. She also cites Historic Deerfield, which includes the Memorial Hall Museum and Flynt Center of Early New England Life, which feature constantly changing exhibits and workshops; Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gallery; and Mount Sugarloaf Park in South Deerfield, “which has absolutely wonderful views and allows people to walk the length of Pocumtuck Ridge,” as other popular tourist attractions.
In addition, there are the annual Old Deerfield Craft Fairs, which take place every spring and fall and draw between 30,000 and 50,000 visitors, along with the town’s Music in Deerfield chamber series and its gun clubs.
“The Franklin County League of Sportsman’s Club is here, and the South Deerfield Rod and Gun Club are also important to the community,” said Shores Ness, adding that the latter holds fishing events and turkey shoots. “There are also a lot of cultural activities that happen here year-round. And we have three boarding schools with a lot of activity, as well as many nonprofits.”

Room for Growth
Many of the town’s businesses have expanded over the past few years, and an expedited permitting process for a town-owned, 16-acre tract of land with sewer and water hookups has been approved for commercial or industrial use.
Opportunity also exists in a variety of other areas. “There are empty buildings downtown, and plenty of space is available,” Hartshorne said. “Although it’s a very sleepy downtown, a lot of traffic passes through it.”
He added that Mosaic Café is set to open this month at the site of the former, well-known Elm Farm Bakery, while Hillside Creamery, which sells ice cream and food, also opened on Elm Street. In addition, there is a new empty building across the street, which would make a great store, he said. “It has post-and-beam construction and a large parking lot.
“Plus, the Bank of America branch on Sugarloaf Street also closed recently, which has a vault and drive-through and would make a great location for another bank,” Hartshorne continued. “Permitting here is really easy, and people are friendly and helpful. It’s a crossroads town, taxes are really low, and the town officials are interested in helping new businesses grow.”
Shores Ness said space and buildings are also available in the town’s industrial park.
And although the tourist business makes up a large part of the town’s economy, the East Railroad Yard has undergone tremendous growth.
The town’s agricultural base has always has been strong, and Hartshorne said town officials are looking to the future. “Some farmers have approached them about growing marijuana, and their response has been positive.”
Shores Ness added that UMass has active agricultural and turf programs in town. “They have really ramped up, and there are a lot of experimental fields and classroom research being done in Deerfield,” she told BusinessWest.
Gideon Porth agrees. In 2004, he purchased three acres of farmland in Deerfield and began an enterprise known as Atlas Farm. It has doubled in size every year, and Porth recently purchased an additional 45 acres and opened a year-round farm stand that sells the organic produce grown on his 95-acre property, along with other local products.
“Business has been good, and we have definitely exceeded our sales estimate,” he said, adding that the town’s access to highways and resulting proximity to metropolitan markets such as Boston, where he does a lot of wholesale business, makes it an even more attractive place to establish a farm.
“The town is very supportive of agriculture, and this is one of the few spots in New England with prime land and soil for growing vegetables,” said Porth, who came to the area from Boston when he was a graduate student at UMass Amherst.
In addition, the town takes a proactive stance on capital improvements. Current projects include the replacement and relining of sewer lines as well as streetscape planning being done for the village of South Deerfield.

Keeping Pace
Shores Ness noted that Deerfield is a green community and has signed up with the Hampshire Power Municipal Aggregation group, which will eventually allow the town to buy power at a discounted rate. In addition, a stretch energy code was approved during a recent town meeting; it requires the use of energy-efficient measures in renovations and new construction. “We also encourage conservation throughout the town,” she said.
Measures have also been taken to mitigate the effects of weather emergencies, such as Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and the freak Halloween snowstorm the same year, which had an adverse effect on land and property in Deerfield.
Town officials have applied for grants to do restoration work along the Deerfield River. “And we’re working with FEMA and MEMA to become a more resilient community so we won’t be as affected by weather events. We also offer a free, drive-through flu clinic on Oct. 6 at Yankee Candle,” Shores Ness said, adding that several hundred volunteers work with the town’s medical disaster-response team.
Laurie Nivison, director of marketing for Historic Deerfield, said Champney’s Restaurant inside the Deerfield Inn reopened in April after being closed for 18 months as a result of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
“The restaurant and inn underwent extensive renovations and restorations. We expanded the tavern area from 10 to 20 seats, have a new menu, and are farm to table. We have partnerships with local farms and get our pork and beef from Yazwinski Farm in Deerfield,” she said, adding that they also serve beverages made at Berkshire Brewing in Deerfield as well as other local breweries.
“Even though Deerfield may seem like it’s off the beaten path, people come here year-round,” she continued. “Historic Deerfield gets about 15,000 tourists each year, and it’s a really vibrant community; people don’t realize how much there is to see and do in town. It’s a great place to come and spend the day.”
Hartshorne said the fall is a busy season in town, but winter is also fruitful because people drive through Deerfield or pass by on their way to ski areas in Vermont.
“There are also events such as a bike ride known as D2R2, which attracts about 1,000 cyclists every year,” he said, adding that cyclists have their choice of an 80- or 100-mile route.
In fact, there is so much to see and do that, in 2008, Hartshorne worked with the tourist attractions in town and created the website deerfieldattractions.com to allow people to find out about the fairs, shopping, dining, recreation, museums, and other activities that take place in Deerfield throughout the year. He also coordinated an annual Tag Sale Day that takes place the first Saturday in October.
“We try to get everyone in town who is holding a tag sale to do it on that day,” he explained. “We create a Google map on the website every year so people can find where the sales are.”

Vibrant Economy
Shores Ness says many businesses in Deerfield have formed strong partnerships with the town, and it’s a reciprocal arrangement, as officials do all they can to help them.
“People here communicate well with each other, which is something we have encouraged,” she said. “There is a constant stream of really interesting and exciting things that are always happening in Deerfield. It’s just a wonderful place to live and work, and we welcome new neighbors and want to keep and encourage the businesses that have made a long-term commitment here.”

Daily News

EASTHAMPTON — Five Hampshire County residents have joined the board of the Treehouse Foundation, the nonprofit that supports children and youth who have experienced foster care, their foster adoptive families, and older adults who live at the intergenerational Treehouse Community.

The Treehouse Foundation, celebrating 14 years of breaking ground on its planned neighborhood in Easthampton, announced that Dr. Estevan Garcia, who joined the board last year, will serve as board president. He is an adoptive foster parent with experience in the New York and Washington child-welfare systems. Additionally, four of his own siblings were adopted, three from the foster care system.

“I’m especially inspired by the intergenerational approach to raising a family,” he said. “Children in foster care are at significant risk at underachieving, as I’ve seen in my own family. The supportive environment at Treehouse is so important to both groups.”

Pete Crisafulli, a Realtor with Taylor Realty, also joins the board. Prior to joining the real-estate firm, he spent many years working to protect children. He was the Western Mass. director of MSPCC KidsNet and later worked in the Frontier Regional School district, becoming the assistant principal of Deerfield Elementary School and later the principal at Whately Elementary School for nine years.

“I’m honored to serve on the board of Treehouse because it will allow me to join a group of like-minded advocates,” he noted.

Since 2006, Treehouse Easthampton has been home to more than 100 community members, ranging in age from newborns to age 92. This neighborhood, where families adopting children from foster care live next door to seniors, is a hub of foster care, adoption, housing, and aging innovation for the region and the nation. In addition to serving children, youth, families, and elders throughout the region, Treehouse is replicating its affordable, intentional neighboring model in MetroWest Boston and Northern California. Treehouse was named nonprofit of the year last year by the Easthampton Chamber of Commerce, and has won numerous national awards.

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and trade names were issued or renewed during the month of December 2019.

AMHERST

All Aspects Research
24 Sacco Dr.
Keri Heitner

Decoy Games, LLC
236 North Pleasant St., Suite 103-104
Khalil Abdullah, Ahmed Abdullah

Gold Global Advisors
272 Amity St.
Steven Gold

Seven Sadie Lane
39 Summerfield Road
Sarah Rayzl Lansky

Your Body Massage
800 Main St.
Ivy Woodrow

BELCHERTOWN

Re/Max Swift River Valley
3 Stadler St.
Matthew Jackson

RJM Carpentry
507 South Washington St.
Gary Decoteau

CHICOPEE

Car Credit 1st
536 East St.
Frank DeCaro

Lloyd’s Transmissions Inc.
955 Meadow St.
Sean Lloyd

Neon Shapes
263 Woodcrest Dr.
Michael Langevin, Omar Torres

Poor Richard’s Bar & Grill
116 School St.
Richard Harty

Westover Auto Repair, LLC
1653 Memorial Dr.
Jeffrey Duga, Jessica Duga

EAST LONGMEADOW

Burgess, Schultz & Robb
200 North Main St.
N. Andrew Robb

Elite Therapeutic Massage
489 North Main St.
Jennifer Nogas

HOLYOKE

Illusion Auto Sales
64 Clemente St.
Ismael Ramos

Mass Battery, LLC
12 Crescent St.
William Jergensen

Sendra Productions
1115 Main St.
Anthony Sendra

Urban Nest
14 Francis Ave.
Israel Blanco, Stacey Blanco

LONGMEADOW

Catalyst Paper (USA) Inc.
891 Longmeadow St.
Robert McKeown

East West General Counsel
32 Deerfield Ave.
Tetyana Buescher

Nan’s Attic Treasures
477 Williams St.
Christine Tamsin

Pacific Coast Outdoor Living and Landscapes
785 Williams St., #163
Richard Breeze Jr.

Silvi Salon & Spa
815 Williams St.
Paul Silvi

LUDLOW

Costa Electric
181 Wedgewood Road
Robert Costa

NORTHAMPTON

All Hands on Deck Network
20 Hampton Ave., Suite 200
William Wimsatt

Audiometrix
404 Chesterfield Road
Steven Ratchin

Breathing Deeply
39 Main St., #5
Brandt Passalacqua

Maren Brown Associates
98 Lake St.
Maren Brown

Realized Learning
160 Main St., Suite 5
Abigail Forcier

Urban Exchange
233 Main St.
Silvia Naumburger

PALMER

Kendra Ruth’s Sweeping Beauty House Cleaning
1552 North Main St.
Kendra Ballou

Mark Gilbert’s Auto Repair
24 Orchard St.
Mark Gilbert

M.G. Janitorial Services
405 Springfield St.
Margaret Guberow

New England Mini Donuts
215 Ware St.
Wayne Doyle, David-Michael Doyle

SPRINGFIELD

413 Café
1383 Main St.
Christina Raschi

Amarilis Market
14 Orange St.
I & R Food Corp.

Ameriside
62 Rittenhouse Ter.
Colby Vancoar

B & Ricks Management
235 State St.
Brittany Ricketts

Beautiful Lady
103 Westford Ave.
Ileana Velez

Faros
32 Hampden St.
Deborah Rodriguez

Gabbidon Tile Works
109 Malden St.
Ian Gabbidon

Garcia’s Painting
115 Piedmont St.
Luis Garcia

Kay’s Trucking, LLC
82 Arnold Ave.
Keisha Williams

Mark’s Oil Burner Service
64 Wakefield St.
Mark Failey

Medina’s Supermarket Inc.
2705 Main St.
Jose Medina

Mundo Cellular #6
1252 St. James Ave.
Alfredo Cellular #6

Nails by Sam
143 Main St.
Samantha Diaz

O’Connell Care at Home
1 Federal St.
O’Connell Care at Home

Retro Construction
221 Hancock St.
Enrique Domingo Cruz

Richie Rich Transport
128 Woodlawn St.
Ricardo James

Santos Tax Prep Services
30 Robert Dyer Circle
Edwin Santos

Simpli
61 Hampden St.
Austin Shitsukane

Slavic Native Orthodox Church
25 Powell Ave.
Svetlana Gorbovets

Winn Residential – Allen Park
251 Allen Park Road
Gilbert Winn

Winn Residential – Eastbrook Apartments
259 Fernbank Road
Samuel Ross

Winn Residential – Museum Park
70 Chestnut St.
Samuel Ross

WESTFIELD

Adam & Co. Landscapes & Design
43 Deer Path Lane
Adam Midura

Chartier’s General Carpentry Inc.
233 Union St.
Donald Chartier

CJF Electrical
840 Granville Road
Christopher Florek

Honor 22
42 Marla Circle
Lauren Smolkowicz

Maureen Kavanaugh Housekeeping
70 Whitaker Road
Maureen Kavanaugh

Nicolas Michael Collins
38 Taylor Ave.
Nicolas Collins

WS Power Washing
88 Notre Dame
Walter Stepchuk

WEST SPRINGFIELD

STAN
791 Piper Road
Stanley Zalewski

Santinello Construction
155 Allston Ave.
Robert Santinello

Steve’s Piping & Heating
180 Farmer Brown Lane
Stephen Bousquet

Storrowton Tavern
1305 Memorial Ave.
Vincent Calvanese

Visiting Angels
1233 Westfield St.
Michele Arduino

WILBRAHAM

Alltech Solutions Inc.
2341 Boston Road, Unit D110
Allen White

Amituofo Spa
2400 Boston Road
Robert Benjamin

Brenda Cuoco & Associates Real Estate Brokerage
2242 Boston Road, Unit D
Brenda Cuoco

Christ the King Epiphany Church
758 Main St.
Kevin Hinkamper

Coding Boston, LLC
11 Wilson St.
Adam Lopez

Collin C. Robinson Drywall
6 Pearl Dr.
Collin Robinson

Bankruptcies

The following bankruptcy petitions were recently filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Readers should confirm all information with the court.

Arkoette, Victoria
115 Roosevelt Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/14/2019

Bisbee, Lilliam R.
58 East St.
Chesterfield, MA 01012
Chapter: 13
Date: 12/12/2019

Dusza, Melissa A.
562 Alden St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/10/2019

Knybel, Christina
a/k/a Robare, Christina
83 Longfellow Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/12/2019

Kohlenberger, Georgette M.
51 South Meadow Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/10/2019

Leboeuf, Colleen Marie
1533 Elm St., Apt. 215 Econo Lodge
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/13/2019

Mackechnie, Christine D.
a/k/a Palubinski, Christine D.
60 Hanward Hill
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/06/2019

Martell, Erin Maureen Ford
29 Pleasant St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Chapter: 13
Date: 12/11/2019

Panasian, Nicholas G.
665 Center St., Unit 208
Ludlow, MA 01056
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/11/2019

Perry, Elizabeth F.
217 Palmer Road
Monson, MA 01057
Chapter: 13
Date: 12/13/2019

Rossman, Deborah Gail
a/k/a Shapiro-Rossman, Deborah G.
PO Box 238
Deerfield, MA 01342
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/11/2019

Spear, Robert
28 Andover Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 13
Date: 12/10/2019

Sullivan, John K.
3 Francis Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/05/2019

Theriault, Kristal L.
28 Adams St., Fl. 3
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/07/2019

Wiles, Laura J.
261 Ed Clark Road
Colrain, MA 01340
Chapter: 7
Date: 12/06/2019

Real Estate

The following real estate transactions (latest available) were compiled by Banker & Tradesman and are published as they were received. Only transactions exceeding $115,000 are listed. Buyer and seller fields contain only the first name listed on the deed.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

ASHFIELD

Beldingville Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Janet L. Castleman
Seller: Maplecrest TR
Date: 12/31/19

876 Beldingville Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $700,000
Buyer: Janet L. Castleman
Seller: Cape TR
Date: 12/31/19

221-A Pfersick Road
Ashfield, MA 01330
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Bradford D. Scudder
Seller: Mary Ann Kinne Isdale TR
Date: 12/20/19

BERNARDSTON

44 Burrows Tpke.
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $545,000
Buyer: Mark E. Gilmore
Seller: Joan G. Coombs
Date: 12/19/19

40 Gill Road
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: William P. Thompson
Seller: Richard J. Couture
Date: 12/27/19

BUCKLAND

5 Laurel St.
Buckland, MA 01338
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Imogene E. Beasley
Seller: James G. Urell
Date: 12/23/19

COLRAIN

427 Main Road
Colrain, MA 01340
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: R. E. Hackett-Dickinson
Seller: Nina M. Allan
Date: 12/23/19

CONWAY

221-A Pfersick Road
Conway, MA 01370
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Bradford D. Scudder
Seller: Mary Ann Kinne Isdale TR
Date: 12/20/19

DEERFIELD

7 Graves St.
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $159,900
Buyer: Wells Fargo Bank
Seller: William E. Eckel
Date: 12/31/19

Mountain Road #4
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Peter A. Burakiewicz
Seller: Helen V. Miecznikowski
Date: 12/27/19

175 North Main St.
Deerfield, MA 01373
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Jaimie B. Allen
Seller: Robin J. Karlin
Date: 12/27/19

River Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Steve & Kathy Melnik FT
Seller: William W. Melnik
Date: 12/18/19

Route 5
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $1,000,000
Buyer: Greenfield Road LLC
Seller: Yankee Candle Co. Inc.
Date: 12/20/19

Route 10
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $1,000,000
Buyer: Greenfield Road LLC
Seller: Yankee Candle Co. Inc.
Date: 12/20/19

Route 116
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $1,000,000
Buyer: Greenfield Road LLC
Seller: Yankee Candle Co. Inc.
Date: 12/20/19

6-A Snowberry Circle
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $301,450
Buyer: Kathleen C. Weston
Seller: Ragus LLC
Date: 12/20/19

10 Sunrise Ave.
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $301,000
Buyer: Lynne M. Paju
Seller: Elizabeth A. Wright
Date: 12/27/19

ERVING

66-1/2 Mountain Road
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Bryan M. Mathey
Seller: Polucci, Suzy M., (Estate)
Date: 12/27/19

GILL

West Gill Road #1
Gill, MA 01376
Amount: $174,000
Buyer: Larry J. Couch
Seller: Bruce E. Krejmas
Date: 12/18/19

GREENFIELD

28 Alden St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $186,500
Buyer: Cassidy B. Shaida
Seller: Catherine A. Kostecki
Date: 12/18/19

97 Barton Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Carol L. Magnuson
Seller: Gary Hanson
Date: 12/23/19

37 Elm St.
Greenfield, MA 01376
Amount: $122,457
Buyer: US Bank
Seller: Joyce A. Rehaume
Date: 12/27/19

46 Fairview St. E
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Timothy T. Williams
Seller: Van K. Sullivan
Date: 12/24/19

208 Federal St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Easthampton Savings Bank
Seller: Bank Of America
Date: 12/27/19

5 Keegan Lane
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $132,000
Buyer: Robert C. Johnson
Seller: Patricia A. Varilly
Date: 12/20/19

63 Main St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $6,301,071
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/19/19

57 Overland Road
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $226,000
Buyer: Mark W. Colby
Seller: Wayne D. Harvey
Date: 12/30/19

28 Phillips St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Janice E. Gianino
Seller: Hassan A. Peters
Date: 12/30/19

27 Pickett Lane
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $260,500
Buyer: Brittany St.Peter
Seller: Parody Builders & Sons LLC
Date: 12/23/19

9 Pierce St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $218,300
Buyer: Kenneth J. Richards
Seller: Richard Newman
Date: 12/20/19

115 Verde Dr.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Abaz Cecunjanin
Seller: Kris N. Warner
Date: 12/23/19

44 Verde Dr.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $342,000
Buyer: Jianfeng Chi
Seller: Alexander M. Bourassa
Date: 12/23/19

LEYDEN

155 Mid County Road
Leyden, MA 01337
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Leigh E. Wright
Seller: Jennifer A. Paris
Date: 12/27/19

MONTAGUE

130 3rd St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $6,301,071
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/19/19

136 3rd St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $6,301,071
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/19/19

11 Bridge St.
Montague, MA 01349
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Zachary Wright
Seller: William Ahlemeyer
Date: 12/30/19

36 Canal St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $679,087
Buyer: Milton Hilton LLC
Seller: Southworth Co.
Date: 12/27/19

79 L St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $6,301,071
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/19/19

83 L St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $6,301,071
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/19/19

106 Montague St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: Richard L. Pomeroy
Seller: Ronald P. Jaspersohn
Date: 12/23/19

168 Montague City Road
Montague, MA 01301
Amount: $359,900
Buyer: Leonard Yakir
Seller: Douglas R. McNamara
Date: 12/20/19

68 Oakman St.
Montague, MA 01376
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Robert G. Rueter
Seller: Christina M. Couture
Date: 12/18/19

NEW SALEM

48 West St.
New Salem, MA 01355
Amount: $123,000
Buyer: Alex Acosta
Seller: Lori J. Oliver
Date: 12/30/19

NORTHFIELD

14 Ashuelot Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Jacob Johancen
Seller: Meredith M. Marcoux
Date: 12/20/19

37 Main St.
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $282,410
Buyer: Kevin C. Seaman
Seller: Judith A. Radebaugh RET
Date: 12/18/19

49 Main St.
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Rebecca A. McManus
Seller: Louis G. Guillette
Date: 12/31/19

Mount Hermon Station Road
Northfield, MA 01360
Amount: $417,612
Buyer: Mitchell Materials LLC
Seller: Mitchell Aggregate LLC
Date: 12/30/19

ORANGE

286-288 Butterworth Road
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Kurt M. Moisan
Seller: Curtis R. Nichols
Date: 12/27/19

Quabbin Blvd.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: New England Agriculture
Seller: Orange Economic Developmet
Date: 12/19/19

60 Stone Valley Road
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $189,000
Buyer: James Torrey
Seller: Freedom Mortgage Corp.
Date: 12/23/19

61-R West Moore Ave.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $910,000
Buyer: Echo Real Estate LLC
Seller: Factory Echo LLC
Date: 12/31/19

231 West River St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $157,500
Buyer: Erika L. Gleason
Seller: Robyn M. Leonard
Date: 12/27/19

ROWE

15 Newell Cross Road
Rowe, MA 01367
Amount: $211,000
Buyer: Kyle K. Shippee
Seller: Gary H. Hudson
Date: 12/20/19

SHELBURNE

107 Fiske Mill Road
Shelburne, MA 01370
Amount: $289,000
Buyer: Dakota W. Willis
Seller: Rodney W. Willis
Date: 12/30/19

SUNDERLAND

683 Amherst Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $227,000
Buyer: Karen E. Niedzielski
Seller: Sibley Alvah L. 3rd, (Estate)
Date: 12/23/19

215 Hadley Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $357,000
Buyer: Amanda Majewski-Winn
Seller: Cynthia F. Majewski
Date: 12/20/19

WARWICK

Orange Road
Warwick, MA 01364
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Massachusetts Audubon Society
Seller: Tamburrini Real Estate Co.
Date: 12/27/19

WENDELL

90 Bullard Pasture Road
Wendell, MA 01379
Amount: $239,000
Buyer: Margaret A. Heinle TR
Seller: Joy Brenneman
Date: 12/18/19

WHATELY

372 State Road
Whately, MA 01093
Amount: $6,301,071
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/19/19

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

320 Adams St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $254,000
Buyer: Ronald Juuko
Seller: Bert A. Johnson
Date: 12/23/19

484-486 Corey St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Leonard Yakir
Seller: Richard W. Golas
Date: 12/20/19

112 Cottonwood Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Mehmet Cogal
Seller: Dawn Lancour
Date: 12/23/19

30 Coventry Lane
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $595,000
Buyer: Shawn Santos
Seller: Douglas M. Trevallion
Date: 12/30/19

48 Dartmouth St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $217,500
Buyer: Mikaela A. Nicora
Seller: William J. Murphy
Date: 12/30/19

20-22 Gale St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Buyer: Alfonso Santaniello
Seller: Piotr Peryeu
Date: 12/20/19

24 Hayes Ave.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $229,900
Buyer: Peter Winslow
Seller: Vivenzio, Patricia A., (Estate)
Date: 12/18/19

6 Lealand Ave.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

230 Main St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $6,175,000
Buyer: EPC Hammes LLC
Seller: HP Agawam LLC
Date: 12/26/19

54 Monroe St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Michael E. Papoutsakis
Seller: David, Jonathan F., (Estate)
Date: 12/23/19

287 North Westfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $194,000
Buyer: Ritchai Huth
Seller: Benjamin Bobianski
Date: 12/27/19

20 Oak Lane
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $251,000
Buyer: Brandon A. James-Richard
Seller: Eric W. Gaylord
Date: 12/18/19

6 South Westfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

10 South Westfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

1246 Springfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $675,000
Buyer: Eagle Cincotta LLC
Seller: Laura K. Cincotta
Date: 12/19/19

1266 Springfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $675,000
Buyer: Eagle Cincotta LLC
Seller: Laura K. Cincotta
Date: 12/19/19

73 Stony Hill Road
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Daniel P. Tobias
Seller: HSBC Bank
Date: 12/31/19

52 William St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Anthony Settembre
Seller: Dennis G. Lang
Date: 12/30/19

BRIMFIELD

17 East Hill Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Christine C. Medeiros
Seller: Brenda L. Dessert
Date: 12/31/19

29 Prospect Hill Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $148,000
Buyer: Raymond F. Labonte
Seller: FNMA
Date: 12/20/19

37 Saint George Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $440,000
Buyer: Stevie L. Leblanc
Seller: Kevin D. Ragion
Date: 12/18/19

CHICOPEE

14 Bell St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Leonard Yakir
Seller: Thomas Fregeau
Date: 12/20/19

35 Buckley Blvd.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Jonathan Leary
Seller: Robare, Floyd B., (Estate)
Date: 12/27/19

87 Dayton St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $217,000
Buyer: Ronald L. Allwood
Seller: Laurie A. St.Marie
Date: 12/27/19

23 Dixie Ter.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Wilmington Savings
Seller: Nancy A. Mulvey
Date: 12/20/19

216 Fairview Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $217,000
Buyer: Jason J. Libian
Seller: DGL Properties LLC
Date: 12/30/19

33 Fuller St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $259,900
Buyer: Pamelyn P. Louis
Seller: Oksana Gavel
Date: 12/30/19

43 Luther St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $162,000
Buyer: Maria Gonzalez-Ortiz
Seller: Scott A. Bailey
Date: 12/20/19

334 Montcalm St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Yabela RT
Seller: Pamela J. Morrione
Date: 12/30/19

444 Montgomery St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $21,560,000
Buyer: EPC Hammes LLC
Seller: HP Chicopee LLC
Date: 12/30/19

520 Montgomery St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

76 Muzzy St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $227,500
Buyer: Shayne Sweeney
Seller: Aleksandr Tverdokhelbov
Date: 12/30/19

174 Newbury St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $269,900
Buyer: Junior P. Swaby
Seller: Robert R. Duprat
Date: 12/20/19

122 Pine St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Campagnari Construction
Seller: Campagnari Construction
Date: 12/31/19

12 Ravine St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $185,400
Buyer: Elizabeth M. Henchey
Seller: Charlene L. Henchey
Date: 12/30/19

126 Royal St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $157,050
Buyer: Michael Konopko
Seller: Erin Bishop
Date: 12/30/19

53 Shepherd St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $178,000
Buyer: Ariel Osgood
Seller: James F. O’Hara
Date: 12/31/19

Sheridan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Westside Housing Inc.
Seller: Charles M. Kulig
Date: 12/23/19

280 Sheridan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: V. M. Fernandez-Velasquez
Seller: Nationstar Mortgage LLC
Date: 12/31/19

281 Sheridan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Francisco D. Ortiz
Seller: Trilby LLC
Date: 12/18/19

30 South St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $237,000
Buyer: Zachary R. Tucker
Seller: Filomena M. Ribeiro
Date: 12/27/19

29 Sullivan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $195,400
Buyer: Nicole Murphy
Seller: ARPC LLC
Date: 12/18/19

Sycamore Lane #8
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Joseph Dasilva-Julio
Seller: Grandview Development Assocs.
Date: 12/23/19

69 Thornwood St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Kelly M. Macintyre
Seller: Louise R. Macintyre
Date: 12/27/19

17 Warwick Road
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Michael P. McCool
Seller: Joan L. McCool
Date: 12/18/19

47 Westport Dr.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Abigail I. Arriaga
Seller: Steven J. Goyette
Date: 12/30/19

EAST LONGMEADOW

91 Colony Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Catalina Tarabarina
Seller: Robert Torcia
Date: 12/20/19

45 Fairhaven Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Michael P. Moore
Seller: Philip A. Gould
Date: 12/23/19

59 Holland Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Sarah Waltsak
Seller: Elizabeth R. Rennell
Date: 12/30/19

204 North Main St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

5 Park Place
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $323,000
Buyer: Tyler Kane
Seller: Laurie B. Follit
Date: 12/31/19

101 Ridge Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Thomas R. Albano
Seller: Amy L. Harris
Date: 12/20/19

19 Sanford St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $335,000
Buyer: Brian Calandruccio
Seller: Justin M. Simmons
Date: 12/20/19

147 Shaker Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $625,000
Buyer: C&A Realty Enterprises
Seller: Donald W. Lomascolo
Date: 12/31/19

609 Somers Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Gina Salvatore
Seller: Brian Calandruccio
Date: 12/20/19

96 Windham Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Cesar Ruiz
Seller: Mohamed Mohamed
Date: 12/19/19

GRANVILLE

697 Main Road
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $358,000
Buyer: Naomi Fetterman
Seller: John H. Woodruff
Date: 12/20/19

799 Main Road
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $161,100
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Timothy H. Kellogg
Date: 12/23/19

75 South Lane
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Nathaniel D. Senser
Seller: Donald J. Higby
Date: 12/20/19

HAMPDEN

31 Burleigh Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $317,000
Buyer: Mary B. Zajchowski
Seller: Munsell, Jacqueline C., (Estate)
Date: 12/19/19

31 Burleigh Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $312,000
Buyer: Mary B. Zajchowski
Seller: Munsell, Jacqueline C., (Estate)
Date: 12/27/19

17 Maple Grove Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $172,500
Buyer: Custom Homes Development Group
Seller: Leslie M. Lopardo
Date: 12/20/19

50 Mountainview Dr.
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Michael Beck
Seller: Lucille M. Beck
Date: 12/30/19

61 Sessions Dr.
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Lucille M. Beck
Seller: Michael C. Beck
Date: 12/30/19

100 Stony Hill Road
Hampden, MA 01036
Amount: $161,465
Buyer: Edward L. Muska
Seller: James Cherewatti
Date: 12/18/19

HOLLAND

160 Brimfield Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $330,000
Buyer: Susan Shaw-Saari
Seller: Boys & Girls Club Family
Date: 12/27/19

6 Kimball Hill Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $177,500
Buyer: Daniel Maudsley
Seller: Matthew R. Grant
Date: 12/20/19

37 Kimball Hill Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $274,000
Buyer: John J. Folger
Seller: Dennis A. Chipps
Date: 12/31/19

90 Stafford Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: David N. Scaramangos
Seller: John Folger
Date: 12/30/19

88 Sturbridge Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $288,000
Buyer: Amanda L. Saucier
Seller: Niles N. Robbins
Date: 12/26/19

93 Wales Road
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $262,000
Buyer: Kevin L. Tighe
Seller: David F. Dwyer
Date: 12/30/19

HOLYOKE

22-24 Canby St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $256,000
Buyer: Paul G. Silva
Seller: Josue Colon
Date: 12/20/19

105-115 Chapin St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Elizabeth Perez
Seller: 105 Chapin St. LLC
Date: 12/18/19

53 Clayton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Elizabeth R. Walker
Seller: Kathleen A. McMahon
Date: 12/27/19

34 Laurel St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Francisco L. Rivera
Seller: Nathan Santerre
Date: 12/30/19

36 Fairfield Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $336,000
Buyer: Dale E. Pariseault
Seller: Tara A. Moser
Date: 12/20/19

102 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $173,000
Buyer: Eric M. Rogers
Seller: Finn, Martin J. 3rd, (Estate)
Date: 12/23/19

152 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $209,000
Buyer: Gilbert Ramos
Seller: Sarah E. Forfa
Date: 12/20/19

19 Longfellow Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: James T. Tisdell
Seller: Richard W. Asselin
Date: 12/30/19

938-940 Main St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: 938 Main Street LLC
Seller: William F. Leahy
Date: 12/27/19

70 Pleasant St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $284,000
Buyer: Sarah E. Forfa
Seller: Thomas J. McNulty
Date: 12/23/19

77 Richard Eger Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $271,000
Buyer: Zack Grzelak
Seller: Frain, William F., (Estate)
Date: 12/27/19

265 Sargeant St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Gilberto Uribe
Seller: Genevieve Construction Development Group
Date: 12/20/19

408 Southampton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $215,900
Buyer: Roman Shumeiko
Seller: Mary Y. Xie
Date: 12/31/19

17 Vassar Circle
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Nicholas J. Felton
Seller: Donald J. Mann
Date: 12/31/19

192 Walnut St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $139,600
Buyer: Jennifer Dolan-Goodyear
Seller: Alfred Shattelroe
Date: 12/19/19

LONGMEADOW

73 Birchwood Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Thomas M. King
Seller: Kelly L. Woodhouse
Date: 12/19/19

29 Colony Acres Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Christine C. Spelman
Seller: Pasquale Scibelli
Date: 12/19/19

75 Colton Place
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Thomas Butcher
Seller: Christine Spelman
Date: 12/19/19

101 Colton Place
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $277,101
Buyer: Andrea M. Davis
Seller: Christopher Pierson
Date: 12/23/19

211 Concord Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $521,750
Buyer: Joseph Savaria
Seller: Barbara W. Carroll
Date: 12/20/19

15 Cross St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $363,000
Buyer: Kimberley L. Murphy
Seller: Richard J. Graveline
Date: 12/27/19

64 Elmwood Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $254,000
Buyer: Nicholas E. Hurlin
Seller: Raymond A. Burer
Date: 12/24/19

106 Englewood Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $625,000
Buyer: Joseph Ford
Seller: Jane H. Griggs
Date: 12/30/19

25 Farmington Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $347,500
Buyer: Christopher D. Pierson
Seller: Vladimir M. Petrovic
Date: 12/23/19

50 Meadow Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Sharon Connor
Seller: Witchwood Realty LLC
Date: 12/31/19

945 Shaker Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $1,300,000
Buyer: AC Liberty Development LLC
Seller: North Harlow 6 LLC
Date: 12/23/19

18 Silver Birch Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $297,000
Buyer: Neda Dulaimy
Seller: Nagendra Yadava
Date: 12/23/19

33 Woolworth St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $339,000
Buyer: Min H. Cho
Seller: David G. Chapdelaine
Date: 12/24/19

LUDLOW

150 Cady St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $269,900
Buyer: Joseph W. Robinson
Seller: Thomas A. Parent
Date: 12/31/19

425 Center St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

783-785 Center St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $308,000
Buyer: Cameron Frigon
Seller: Maureen L. Nahorniak
Date: 12/20/19

1262 Center St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $390,000
Buyer: Geoffrey J. Creed
Seller: Antonio F. Baltazar
Date: 12/27/19

707 Chapin St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $168,000
Buyer: Christopher J. Richter
Seller: Robert J. Robitaille
Date: 12/27/19

389 Fuller St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Vernon McKinney
Seller: James A. Pafumi
Date: 12/20/19

19 Grant St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $149,600
Buyer: US Bank
Seller: Michelle A. Diotalevi
Date: 12/18/19

98 Nash Hill Road
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $284,000
Buyer: Michele A. Liberto
Seller: Bourcier, Fabiola E., (Estate)
Date: 12/27/19

149 Waverly Road
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Jon P. Hastings
Seller: Kristen N. Miller
Date: 12/20/19

17 Woodland Circle
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $357,000
Buyer: Timothy Q. Maples
Seller: David M. Fernandes
Date: 12/24/19

MONSON

52 Hovey Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Faith Esposito
Seller: Marissa E. Brown
Date: 12/27/19

PALMER

104 Beech St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Sally A. Peacey
Seller: James R. Lessard
Date: 12/20/19

15 Birch St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $258,000
Buyer: Cameron W. Prosperi
Seller: Richard L. Turnbull
Date: 12/20/19

2093 Calkins Road
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $279,900
Buyer: Michael J. Morassi
Seller: Christian J. Meyer
Date: 12/30/19

166 Chudy St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: William Walker
Seller: Robert G. Groux
Date: 12/27/19

46 French Dr.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Matthew A. Herring
Seller: JNB Property Investment
Date: 12/23/19

75 Griffin St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Logan J. Lehman
Seller: Jonathan P. Cote
Date: 12/23/19

1061 Pine St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Miroslaw Wloch
Seller: Randy J. Dimitropolis
Date: 12/23/19

1036 Pleasant St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Mary-Clement Gelezunas
Seller: Jared Adams
Date: 12/23/19

1085 Pleasant St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Jeffrey A. Premo
Seller: Barbara Matthes
Date: 12/20/19

Route 32
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Deer Haven Farm LLC
Seller: Jeannine M. Gagnon
Date: 12/20/19

RUSSELL

27 Highland Ave.
Russell, MA 01071
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: Shane R. Maynard
Seller: Liza M. Farrelly
Date: 12/20/19

SOUTHWICK

6 Berkshire Ave.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $320,000
Buyer: Ryan Briggs
Seller: David R. Whitelock
Date: 12/19/19

1 Kline Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Maksim Zinchenko
Seller: Joseph Burns
Date: 12/30/19

101 Lakeview St.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Gregory M. Koss
Seller: Kathleen P. McIntyre
Date: 12/27/19

Sawgrass Lane #16
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $321,000
Buyer: Dennis Aube
Seller: Fiore Realty Holdings LLC
Date: 12/20/19

Sawgrass Lane #21
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $321,000
Buyer: Dennis Aube
Seller: Fiore Realty Holdings LLC
Date: 12/20/19

Sawgrass Lane #22
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $321,000
Buyer: Dennis Aube
Seller: Fiore Realty Holdings LLC
Date: 12/20/19

SPRINGFIELD

53 Abbott St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $147,600
Buyer: Wells Fargo Bank
Seller: Coleen Solin
Date: 12/19/19

136 Alderman St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $209,000
Buyer: Roland Nkwanyuo
Seller: Andrea P. Richards
Date: 12/23/19

222 Allen St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Noemi Souza
Seller: Huan V. Huynh
Date: 12/23/19

256 Ambrose St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Idaliz Noble-Borges
Seller: Carrasquillo Fix Up LLC
Date: 12/23/19

25 Amore Road
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $168,000
Buyer: Carmen M. Nieves
Seller: Robert Murphy
Date: 12/31/19

50 Ashland Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $127,000
Buyer: Carlos Aguasvivas
Seller: Juanita C. Russell
Date: 12/23/19

167 Barrington Dr.
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $430,000
Buyer: Isaac Teresia
Seller: Bretta Construction LLC
Date: 12/19/19

93 Bartels St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Revampit LLC
Seller: Helen R. Mojkowski
Date: 12/19/19

1650 Bay St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $450,000
Buyer: Greatley Realty LLC
Seller: Laguercia Family LP
Date: 12/31/19

752-754 Belmont Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $248,000
Buyer: 752-754 Belmont Ave LLC
Seller: Nydia E. Crespo
Date: 12/20/19

80 Bevier St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $224,000
Buyer: Edwin E. Montero
Seller: Jorge A. Rivera
Date: 12/20/19

305 Bicentennial Hwy.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $9,165,000
Buyer: EPC Hammes LLC
Seller: HP Springfield Bicentennial
Date: 12/26/19

55 Blake St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $163,000
Buyer: Kathleen Arroyo
Seller: Lavinia Brown-Pinckney
Date: 12/19/19

1315 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

447 Carew St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $236,000
Buyer: Odetta Y. Williams
Seller: Daniel O’Sullivan
Date: 12/27/19

705-707 Carew St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Laguercia Family LP
Seller: SA Hldg 1 LLC
Date: 12/27/19

1727 Carew St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $147,000
Buyer: Laura G. Chavez
Seller: Charles Rothus
Date: 12/31/19

55 Carol Ann St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $212,000
Buyer: Frank Verde
Seller: Jason A. McCarthy
Date: 12/20/19

4 Chapin Ter.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $203,000
Buyer: Reubben Fontanez
Seller: DZD Associates LLC
Date: 12/20/19

37 Chase Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $163,221
Buyer: London Realty LLC
Seller: Janice Desarden
Date: 12/18/19

95 College St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Lucas Feliu
Seller: Gail A. Castle
Date: 12/30/19

162-164 Commonwealth Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Riccardo Albano
Seller: Nolava LLC
Date: 12/23/19

274 Cooper St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Joseph W. Powers
Seller: Angelina Geoffroy
Date: 12/30/19

22-24 Decatur St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $231,000
Buyer: Grace A. Muir
Seller: Reynaldo D. Rodriguez
Date: 12/30/19

45-47 Devens St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $236,500
Buyer: Leonard Yakir
Seller: Ursula I. Lazarz
Date: 12/30/19

189 Dickinson St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $249,900
Buyer: Jefferson Barros
Seller: Arch Properties LLC
Date: 12/20/19

84 Donbray Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $202,000
Buyer: Cherie A. Rodriguez
Seller: Colin T. McNally
Date: 12/31/19

28 Drumlin Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $234,000
Buyer: Brian Santiago
Seller: Alba N. Gomez
Date: 12/30/19

552 Dwight Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Christopher D. Masse
Seller: Thomas A. Butcher
Date: 12/19/19

75 East Allen Ridge Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $182,900
Buyer: Kyle R. Fontaine
Seller: Hilary A. Bickford
Date: 12/20/19

487 East Columbus Ave.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

833 East Columbus Ave.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

22 Edgemont St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: AJN Rentals LLC
Seller: Ali M. Mourad
Date: 12/23/19

102 Fieldston St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $121,000
Buyer: Kareem L. White
Seller: Randall R. Jarry
Date: 12/31/19

60 Garcia St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $178,000
Buyer: Ali P. Whitehead
Seller: Robert F. Bowers
Date: 12/24/19

30 Garland St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Robert Kupiec
Seller: Hieu T. Nguyen
Date: 12/20/19

26 Georgetown St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Leonard Gendron
Seller: CIG 4 LLC
Date: 12/23/19

106 Harkness Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Michael R. Godek
Seller: R2R LLC
Date: 12/27/19

3 Hartford Ter.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $189,000
Buyer: Edward McSweeney
Seller: Wilmington Savings
Date: 12/20/19

107 Hudson St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $167,000
Buyer: Samuel H. Acevedo-Escobar
Seller: CIG 4 LLC
Date: 12/27/19

33 Hunt St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Deutsche Bank
Seller: Olga Ortiz-Maldonado
Date: 12/30/19

302 Island Pond Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $159,900
Buyer: Shrijana Giri
Seller: Gina Daniele
Date: 12/23/19

24-26 Jenness St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $193,000
Buyer: Kimberly Rios
Seller: Jacob A. Saleh
Date: 12/31/19

12-14 Kendall St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $229,000
Buyer: Cedar Investment Group
Seller: Cedar Investment Group
Date: 12/31/19

101 Kensington Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $244,800
Buyer: Angeljoy Co. LLC
Seller: Jasnia Realty LLC
Date: 12/19/19

107 Kensington Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $444,000
Buyer: Angeljoy Co. LLC
Seller: Jasnia Realty LLC
Date: 12/19/19

131 Laconia St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $221,000
Buyer: Cassie Provost
Seller: Jimmy Deleon
Date: 12/27/19

191 Lamont St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $159,900
Buyer: Yanibel Vasquez
Seller: Wilmington Savings
Date: 12/24/19

67 Lang St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $169,000
Buyer: Mirna I. Pabon
Seller: Paul J. Babiec
Date: 12/20/19

113 Lebanon St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $119,900
Buyer: Benze Muzusangabo
Seller: Celia Alleyne
Date: 12/27/19

162 Mallowhill Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Mishel M. Rivera-Carrillo
Seller: George Johnson
Date: 12/30/19

108 Manchester Ter.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Nicole Sarno
Seller: Manchester Enterprises
Date: 12/20/19

88-90 Monmouth St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $247,500
Buyer: Luis A. Ramos
Seller: Lucio E. Maldonado
Date: 12/20/19

Monticello Ave.
Springfield, MA 01101
Amount: $186,900
Buyer: Vanessa Bernecer-Diaz
Seller: Mister Mister LLC
Date: 12/27/19

36 Montrose St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Edward Aaron
Seller: JJJ 7 LLC
Date: 12/23/19

34 Mulberry St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Erbact LLC
Seller: Sanmar Enterprises Inc.
Date: 12/20/19

140 Nagle St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Jeremy P. Ross
Seller: Lydia D. Pacheco
Date: 12/20/19

197 Northampton Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Lamar Nelson
Seller: Kelnate Realty LLC
Date: 12/24/19

214-216 Oak Grove Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: Adam Carrington
Seller: Amat Victoria Curam LLC
Date: 12/24/19

64 Oak Grove Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $174,000
Buyer: Wilmarie Vazquez
Seller: Sandra D. Daley
Date: 12/24/19

118-120 Olmsted Dr.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $254,000
Buyer: Juan L. Cespedes
Seller: Magaly Colon
Date: 12/27/19

313 Orange St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Phylis Muthee
Seller: Andrew J. Crane
Date: 12/31/19

2239 Page Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $162,000
Buyer: Marangely Martinez
Seller: Madelyn D. Mendez
Date: 12/30/19

76 Paramount St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $172,500
Buyer: Olivia L. Kearney
Seller: Steven J. Giguere
Date: 12/23/19

1715 Parker St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Natalie W. Warner
Date: 12/30/19

250 Parkerview St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $194,000
Buyer: Wileyka Lara
Seller: Pedro E. Magalhaes
Date: 12/27/19

580 Plainfield St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $292,000
Buyer: BMO Real Estate LLC
Seller: Robert Olberg
Date: 12/26/19

31-33 Price St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Cheyenne M. Janas
Seller: Michael A. Gardner
Date: 12/31/19

357 Roosevelt Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Kathleen Aracena
Seller: Suzanne M. Wayner
Date: 12/27/19

85 Ruthven St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $249,888
Buyer: Arbinson Stewart
Seller: Carlos Aquasvivas
Date: 12/20/19

36 Sabin St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $168,000
Buyer: Wyatt P. Quinn
Seller: Strati Patrakis
Date: 12/27/19

881 Saint James Ave.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $155,500
Buyer: Francisco Flores
Seller: Barbara A. Oconnor
Date: 12/30/19

11-13 Santa Barbara St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Heidy Gonzalez
Seller: KEC Properties LLC
Date: 12/23/19

118 Santa Barbara St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $144,000
Buyer: Eimy Holguin
Seller: Brett A. Staples
Date: 12/24/19

19 Sargon St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $134,900
Buyer: Michael Niemiec
Seller: Mary E. Barnett
Date: 12/20/19

43 Sherbrooke St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $145,000
Buyer: Mark Warden
Seller: McCarthy, Maureen C., (Estate)
Date: 12/30/19

87 Somerset St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $245,000
Buyer: Justin M. Mestre
Seller: Ryan J. Kelly
Date: 12/30/19

730 Sumner Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

149 Tallyho Dr.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $259,000
Buyer: Michael Lockard
Seller: Douglas K. Fosberg
Date: 12/19/19

57-59 Tyler St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Ching-Chi Lee
Seller: Western Mass Realty LLC
Date: 12/23/19

407 Union St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $165,900
Buyer: R. J. Cardona-Rodriguez
Seller: Jeffrey A. Bradshaw
Date: 12/20/19

96 Vincent St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $127,000
Buyer: Anthony W. Shepard
Seller: Angela M. Romolo
Date: 12/31/19

58-60 Virginia St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Angela Y. Banks-Jenkins
Seller: Z&M Investments LLC
Date: 12/20/19

51 Wachusett St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $203,000
Buyer: Carolina Figueroa
Seller: James T. Lawson
Date: 12/30/19

20 Warehouse St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Charles G. Arment
Seller: Chapdelaine, Doris C., (Estate)
Date: 12/27/19

18 Washington Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $193,000
Buyer: Fina J. Fulla-Kay
Seller: Robert Sternberg
Date: 12/20/19

98 Welland Road
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $157,000
Buyer: Glenn L. Wilson
Seller: Wilmington Savings
Date: 12/27/19

166 West Alvord St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $178,000
Buyer: Christina Valle
Seller: Yellowbrick Property LLC
Date: 12/27/19

93 West Broad St.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

720 West Columbus Ave.
Springfield, MA 01105
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

376-378 White St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $211,000
Buyer: Nathan A. Pierce
Seller: William Raleigh
Date: 12/27/19

40 White Oak Road
Springfield, MA 01128
Amount: $172,900
Buyer: Daniel Gomez
Seller: Matthew B. Herring
Date: 12/23/19

51 Whittier St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $141,000
Buyer: Yadira J. Jimenez-Tejada
Seller: Remo Pizzichemi
Date: 12/31/19

1200 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

WALES

3 Reed Hill Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $257,000
Buyer: Niles N. Robbins
Seller: Karen L. Outlaw
Date: 12/26/19

WEST SPRINGFIELD

261 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $386,500
Buyer: Hoang M. Vo
Seller: Liliya Bogomaz
Date: 12/27/19

60 Armstrong St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $233,500
Buyer: Beda M. Bhandari
Seller: Tek Gautam
Date: 12/27/19

94 Ashley St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Dmitriy Zhupikov
Seller: Vladimir Zhupikov
Date: 12/23/19

57 Bonair Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $165,288
Buyer: Walide Soufane
Seller: US Bank
Date: 12/31/19

14 Chester St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Marco Basile
Seller: Ralph D. Liebro
Date: 12/31/19

339 Circle Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $197,000
Buyer: Heidi L. Spaulding
Seller: Kathy A. Norman
Date: 12/26/19

92 Garden St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Dora I. Chavez-Saravia
Seller: Michael Donskoy
Date: 12/20/19

15-17 Herrman St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $252,000
Buyer: Tatyan Yuryevna-Cherykau
Seller: Patricia Gorman
Date: 12/31/19

518 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $5,835,319
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

465 Morgan Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Jake D. Breton
Seller: KSV Realty LLC
Date: 12/24/19

217-219 New Bridge St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $5,835,319
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

185 Overlook Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $226,000
Buyer: Kevin G. Elliott
Seller: Natalia W. Kidwell
Date: 12/23/19

320 Prospect Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Abdulmajid Boukraya
Seller: CIG 4 LLC
Date: 12/23/19

1130 Riverdale St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

76 Squire Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $212,000
Buyer: Konstantin P. Khodunov
Seller: Helen S. Kitchell
Date: 12/30/19

31 Upper Church St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $167,000
Buyer: Jasmine C. Vazquez
Seller: Property Keys LLC
Date: 12/24/19

80 Valley View Circle
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $345,000
Buyer: Jonathan R. McGeoghan
Seller: Richard W. Abel
Date: 12/19/19

2667 Westfield St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

735 Westfield St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

WESTFIELD

149 Bear Hole Road
Westfield, MA 01089
Amount: $430,000
Buyer: John S. Langevin
Seller: Rheal Duquette
Date: 12/27/19

18 Dubois St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $133,599
Buyer: Plata O. Plomo Inc.
Seller: FHLM
Date: 12/18/19

412 East Mountain Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $201,000
Buyer: Matthew Rogalski
Seller: Ryan Briggs
Date: 12/19/19

1199 East Mountain Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $415,000
Buyer: Nicholas G. Renschler
Seller: Richard G. Witherell
Date: 12/30/19

77 Gary Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $580,000
Buyer: Christopher M. Sarat
Seller: Hanibal C. Tayeh
Date: 12/30/19

39 Glenwood Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $255,000
Buyer: Meaghan C. Serafin
Seller: Coffey, Michael D., (Estate)
Date: 12/30/19

24 Green Pine Lane
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $279,900
Buyer: Brian W. Summers
Seller: Tse, David George, (Estate)
Date: 12/18/19

132 Holyoke Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $230,000
Buyer: Dmitriy Mayboroda
Seller: Ewa Celatka
Date: 12/31/19

66 Janis Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Tracy S. Proper
Seller: Michael W. Monahan
Date: 12/30/19

62 Jefferson St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $224,900
Buyer: Ashley Piccirilli
Seller: John N. Durkee
Date: 12/24/19

18 McKinley Ter.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Samuel J. Scrivner
Seller: Lake Rentals LLC
Date: 12/20/19

175 Pontoosic Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $284,900
Buyer: Ashley Marshall
Seller: Daniel J. Nangle
Date: 12/30/19

159 Sackett Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $257,500
Buyer: Carl E. Priest
Seller: Peter M. Mitus
Date: 12/27/19

33 Springdale St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $174,900
Buyer: Hannah E. Graydon
Seller: Lynne A. Hannifan
Date: 12/19/19

17 Stephanie Lane
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Mark S. Dupuis
Seller: Philip A. Lees
Date: 12/20/19

16 Stephen Lane
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $204,000
Buyer: Diana T. Stucchi
Seller: Patricia A. Nally
Date: 12/20/19

142 Western Circle
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Andrew Laverdiere
Seller: Jessica L. Menard
Date: 12/20/19

50 Willis St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $164,697
Buyer: Vincent J. Beltrandi
Seller: Bickford, Claire E., (Estate)
Date: 12/18/19

65 Woodcliff Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $337,000
Buyer: Joshua J. Walts
Seller: Ian C. Plakias
Date: 12/20/19

WILBRAHAM

2788 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $38,048,717
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/24/19

1016 Main St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $350,000
Buyer: Robert Sarasin TR
Seller: Antonio Carvalho
Date: 12/24/19

21 Monson Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $399,900
Buyer: Mark A. Blais
Seller: AC Homebuilding LLC
Date: 12/27/19

11 Ripley St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Laurie L. Addoms
Seller: Dnepro Properties LLC
Date: 12/27/19

1183 Tinkham Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $184,000
Buyer: Dnepro Properties LLC
Seller: Sapphire Property Dev. LLC
Date: 12/27/19

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

552 Flat Hills Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Victor E. Guevara
Seller: Matthew J. Turcotte
Date: 12/19/19

Leverett Road #A
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Tessa Smit
Seller: Amherst Real Properties
Date: 12/20/19

Leverett Road #B
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Tessa Smit
Seller: Amherst Real Properties
Date: 12/20/19

125 North Whitney St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $370,000
Buyer: Theresa S. Godfrey
Seller: John J. Bak
Date: 12/20/19

397-399 Northampton Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $8,638,741
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/23/19

263 South Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Amherst College
Seller: Lisa Raskin
Date: 12/23/19

Sunderland Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $400,000
Buyer: Sunderland Road North LLC
Seller: Szala RT
Date: 12/27/19

181 University Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $18,450,000
Buyer: CP Amherst LLC
Seller: Amherst Shopping Center Assoc.
Date: 12/18/19

32 Woodlot Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $495,000
Buyer: Catherine K. Seldin
Seller: Word D. Peake
Date: 12/30/19

BELCHERTOWN

154 Amherst Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $775,000
Buyer: Cedarwood Apartments LLC
Seller: Adams-Hampshire County RT
Date: 12/31/19

276 Amherst Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Caitlyn G. McGinn
Seller: Daniel P. Kramer
Date: 12/30/19

18 Dogwood Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $400,500
Buyer: Soonkyu Chung
Seller: Gary M. Iverson
Date: 12/20/19

101 Howard St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Mung Pham
Seller: Irving R. Rosazza FT
Date: 12/20/19

68 Jackson St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $365,000
Buyer: Richard B. Antos
Seller: William M. Russell
Date: 12/20/19

135 Kennedy Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $299,900
Buyer: Joanna L. Wilbur
Seller: Christian S. Bourdeau
Date: 12/20/19

32 Warren Wright Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Leonard Yakir
Seller: Ronald Bercume
Date: 12/20/19

CHESTERFIELD

210 Ireland St.
Chesterfield, MA 01084
Amount: $267,000
Buyer: Zachary J. Lyman
Seller: Jacob A. Chase
Date: 12/20/19

59 Sugar Hill Road
Chesterfield, MA 01096
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: John O’Connell
Seller: Laraine Childs
Date: 12/27/19

CUMMINGTON

28 Trouble St.
Cummington, MA 01026
Amount: $234,000
Buyer: Samuel Remington-Long
Seller: Ann E. Furciniti
Date: 12/19/19

EASTHAMPTON

32 1st Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Joseph R. King
Seller: Robert A. Church
Date: 12/20/19

40 Clark St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $376,000
Buyer: Shani Ofrat
Seller: Laura A. Kalba
Date: 12/20/19

54-56 Clark St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $413,000
Buyer: John P. Bonin
Seller: Kevin C. Netto Construction Inc.
Date: 12/23/19

9 Liberty St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Christopher Thompson
Seller: Bixby, Thomas P., (Estate)
Date: 12/18/19

11 Lord St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $221,800
Buyer: Brennan E. Struthers
Seller: Machnik, Stanley, (Estate)
Date: 12/20/19

9 Loudville Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $219,900
Buyer: Julia M. Keay
Seller: Chmura, Thaddeus J., (Estate)
Date: 12/19/19

1 Maxine Circle
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: Felix L. Santos
Seller: Cherie Rodriguez
Date: 12/31/19

124 Northampton St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $8,638,741
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/23/19

39 Pine Hill Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $339,900
Buyer: Kam C. Boon
Seller: Mark J. Murphy
Date: 12/24/19

8 Wendell Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Zachary D. Virgilio
Seller: Lawrence D. Molloy NT
Date: 12/30/19

10 West Park Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $292,000
Buyer: Victor M. Rodite
Seller: Lucille Lussier
Date: 12/19/19

GRANBY

6 Wood Ave.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Joshua S. Moynahan
Seller: Donald E. McGrath
Date: 12/31/19

HADLEY

27 East St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $305,500
Buyer: Gregory J. Rodak
Seller: Donald J. Wilda
Date: 12/18/19

6 Hawley Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: MTGLQ Investors LP
Seller: William S. Kosloski
Date: 12/23/19

3 Indian Pipe Dr.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $609,000
Buyer: Brandi G. Labanc
Seller: Shiyue Cheng
Date: 12/27/19

Nort Maple St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Keith A. Rehbein
Seller: D. Alden Johnson
Date: 12/30/19

6 Nikkis Way
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $669,000
Buyer: Adam Ginsburg
Seller: Bercume Construction LLC
Date: 12/26/19

456 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $8,638,741
Buyer: Western MA EEN LLC
Seller: CH Realty 7&CG Mact Bird
Date: 12/23/19

HATFIELD

11 Gore Ave.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $256,000
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Kenneth R. Balise
Date: 12/20/19

HUNTINGTON

2 Crescent St.
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $159,900
Buyer: Dominic J. Boschetti
Seller: Charles A. Firsch
Date: 12/19/19

9 Park Ridge Dr.
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Angelia M. Oliveira
Seller: Wilmington Savings
Date: 12/31/19

3 Pisgah Road
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Michael O’Connor
Seller: Roxanne K. Golec
Date: 12/20/19

NORTHAMPTON

36 Arlington St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $536,000
Buyer: Mark R. Chrabascz
Seller: Brian Adams
Date: 12/27/19

69 Cherry St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Christian Smith
Seller: Joseph R. Salvatore
Date: 12/31/19

181 Chestnut St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Gabrielle E. Hollender
Seller: Theresa E. Collins
Date: 12/20/19

181 Chestnut St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Gabrielle E. Hollender
Seller: Theresa E. Collins
Date: 12/31/19

55 Florence St.
Northampton, MA 01053
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: David G. Poppie
Seller: Martin J. Rule
Date: 12/18/19

24 Hillcrest Dr.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $505,500
Buyer: Edward Kelly
Seller: Branch RT
Date: 12/20/19

330 King St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $1,900,000
Buyer: 344 King Street LLC
Seller: Castle Pines LLC
Date: 12/31/19

209 Locust St.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $720,000
Buyer: Douglas B. Thayer
Seller: Douglas P. Ferrante
Date: 12/23/19

28 Pine Brook Curve
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Magda M. Oiry
Seller: Linda L. Kibe
Date: 12/20/19

4 Rust Ave.
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $459,000
Buyer: Ilia Karatsoreos
Seller: Nu-Way Homes Inc.
Date: 12/20/19

447 Ryan Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Lisa M. Kirouac
Seller: Janice M. Ferry RET
Date: 12/20/19

906 Ryan Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $231,000
Buyer: Emmaline Folkins
Seller: Angela E. Perry
Date: 12/20/19

100 Turkey Hill Road
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $760,000
Buyer: Peter V. Crowell
Seller: Anna J. Krebs
Date: 12/20/19

SOUTH HADLEY

132 Brainerd St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $325,000
Buyer: Richard J. Cebula
Seller: Cynthia C. Long
Date: 12/31/19

11 Bunker Hill
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $224,000
Buyer: Anthony Barstow
Seller: Bradley F. Podliska
Date: 12/31/19

6 Eagle Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $385,000
Buyer: Michael S. Duperier
Seller: Nancy L. Howard
Date: 12/23/19

6 Ethan Circle
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $481,200
Buyer: Andre D. Rousseau
Seller: Luis Builders Inc.
Date: 12/30/19

15 Fulton St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $220,000
Buyer: PCI Construction Inc.
Seller: Adam Tanguay
Date: 12/20/19

7 Joan St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Stephen P. Lambert
Seller: Claude D. Lambert
Date: 12/23/19

152 Lathrop St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $253,900
Buyer: Jennie Lamothe
Seller: Adam F. Jajko
Date: 12/30/19

6 Saybrook Circle
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Maryalyce Dudek
Seller: Gail Pelland
Date: 12/31/19

108 Silver St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $290,000
Buyer: Timothy A. Chumley
Seller: E&G Joint Venture NT
Date: 12/18/19

12 Stonegate Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $427,000
Buyer: Carl A. Bellefeuille
Seller: Premier Home Builders Inc.
Date: 12/18/19

121 Sunset Ave.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Freda Peters
Seller: Margaret Moore
Date: 12/20/19

20 Valley View Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $590,000
Buyer: Adam F. Jajko
Seller: Christine M. Wilda
Date: 12/30/19

SOUTHAMPTON

122 Brickyard Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Jacob A. Chase
Seller: Joseph R. King
Date: 12/20/19

29 Cottage Ave.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Wilmington Savings
Seller: Melissa F. Bishop
Date: 12/19/19

23 Freyer Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $460,000
Buyer: Michelle Zemba
Seller: Michael Potenza
Date: 12/27/19

11 Helen Dr.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $263,000
Buyer: Casey L. Ostrowski
Seller: Laura A. Pompei
Date: 12/31/19

153 Pomeroy Meadow Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $303,000
Buyer: Benjamin C. Gillespie
Seller: Mark Hardy
Date: 12/30/19

5 Rosalie Lane
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $321,000
Buyer: Jon W. Cooper
Seller: Elizabeth B. Musto
Date: 12/23/19

WARE

63 Babcock Tavern Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $274,000
Buyer: Benjamin K. Drouin
Seller: James D. O’Hara
Date: 12/19/19

24 Gilbertville Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Christopher F. Carlson
Seller: Benjamin K. Drouin
Date: 12/19/19

116 Gilbertville Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $225,000
Buyer: David B. Collins
Seller: Dean G. Miner
Date: 12/30/19

16 Gould St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $199,000
Buyer: Jared Adams
Seller: Denise Albano
Date: 12/23/19

14 Indian Hill Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Christina M. Girard
Seller: Kevin G. Elliott
Date: 12/23/19

Route 32
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Deer Haven Farm LLC
Seller: Jeannine M. Gagnon
Date: 12/20/19

154 Upper Church St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $137,500
Buyer: Russell Prouty
Seller: Bramble, Mary J., (Estate)
Date: 12/31/19

14 Walnut St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $173,000
Buyer: Ryan R. Sullivan
Seller: EDN Enterprises LLC
Date: 12/30/19

151 West Main St.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Iris Y. Melendez
Seller: Ralph T. Worden
Date: 12/18/19

WILLIAMSBURG

6 Grove St.
Williamsburg, MA 01060
Amount: $170,500
Buyer: Luz A. Castillo-Morehouse
Seller: Michael J. Duquette
Date: 12/19/19

WESTHAMPTON

91 North Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Eric Jacobson
Seller: David G. Poppie
Date: 12/18/19

71 Northwest Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $271,000
Buyer: James S. Kemper
Seller: Laroche, Mary Anne C., (Estate)
Date: 12/20/19

WORTHINGTON

697 Old North Road
Worthington, MA 01098
Amount: $127,000
Buyer: Ira Doull
Seller: Sharon A. Guy
Date: 12/31/19

Company Notebook

The Hive Makerspace Comes to Downtown Greenfield

GREENFIELD — After the World Eye Bookstore at 156 Main St. in downtown Greenfield moved down the street, the storefront sat empty for almost two years before former landlord Robert Cohn decided to take a new tack to find an appropriate tenant for the 5,600-square-foot space. He contacted local creatives to find out what might be an exciting contribution to the creative economy of downtown Greenfield, and artists and artisans from myriad disciplines suggested that a makerspace could be an economic driver and help create a destination downtown. So Cohn moved forward with finding the team to put such a plan in place, and the Hive was born. Rachael Katz and Adrienne LaPierre are the project leads working to implement the vision of a state-of-the-art public makerspace. Katz, the owner of the Greenfield Gallery just across the street, is the primary technical consultant for the Hive, with experience that combines the skills of a mechanical engineer with the talents of an artist. She is the sculptor behind the Beatrice the Bee project, the largest public art project ever undertaken in downtown Greenfield, in which six painted bees will be placed around town in celebration of Bee Fest in May 2020. LaPierre, who will be the executive director of the facility, is an educational technology consultant who has spent the past five years working within the Brattleboro public school system to develop innovative ways to integrate makerspace activities and engineering design into the elementary- and middle-school curriculum. They are working with a small, dedicated team of advisors and volunteers to bring the Hive to life. They have applied for a planning grant and have initiated fundraising efforts to cover costs for the first year of development. The name of the Hive is a tribute to the long-standing legacy that Greenfield holds in the world of beekeeping. Makerspaces represent the democratization of design, engineering, and fabrication. At the Hive, traditional artisans will stand side by side with engineers operating 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC machines. Performing artists may design fabric for costumes, and props for plays can be crafted at the same time prototypes for new products created by local innovators and entrepreneurs take shape.

EforAll Holyoke Announces 2020 Winter Cohort

HOLYOKE — Ten early-stage businesses and nonprofits have been selected to participate in the Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Winter Accelerator program in Holyoke. This cohort was evaluated by more than 50 community leaders, EforAll mentors, industry experts, and entrepreneurs through a rigorous application review and interview process. The startups selected represent both products and services from a variety of industries. In this year-long program, 70% of the startups have at least one founder of color, and 80% have at least one female founder. This is representative of EforAll’s mission to accelerate economic development and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship in gateway communities. As part of the 2020 cohort, entrepreneurs will have access to expert mentorship, tailored curriculum, co-working space, and opportunities to win prize money. The finalists are:

• Liam Malone, Holyoke: Greens for Good. Aims to open a year-round farmers market and aquaponic production facility to provide locally sourced food at affordable prices for Holyoke and beyond;

• Carlos Rosario, Springfield: Rosario Asphalt Co. Specializing in residential asphalt and paving services;

• Dioni Soriano and Nayroby Rosa, Holyoke: Soriano Baseball Academy. A baseball camp that provides one-on-one coaching and guidance to youth ages 8 to 16, creating a safe environment where they can practice their skills and improve them year-round;

• Erika Matos, Indian Orchard: Top Flight Nutrition. A nutrition club that recently opened at 594 Dwight St. in Holyoke, offering fitness classes, healthy shakes and smoothies, and health-related programming for the community;

• Jessica Rivera, Chicopee: Bet on Our Youth Travel Camp. Centered on providing services and opportunities to enlighten young people through positive experiences;

• Heather Labonte, Granby: the Estate. An outdoor event venue for weddings, corporate parties, showers, and special occasions;

• Nicole Ortiz, Chicopee: Crave Food Truck. This HCC culinary student plans to open a food truck that has a variety of food with an emphasis on local ingredients and breakfast;

• Sandra Rubio, Easthampton: Totally Baked 413. This Holyoke-based startup offers custom 3D, gourmet cakes for any occasion, as well as pastries and other fresh-baked goods;

• Jessika Rozki, Springfield: Rozki Rides. Providing safe and reliable children’s transportation for working parents; and

• Sarah Kukla, Holyoke: Cupcakes, Pupcakes & More. Baked goods and sweets for both humans and dogs.

Springfield College Unveils New Master of Science in Athletic Training Program

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College unveiled its new master of science in athletic training program, which is accredited under the 2020 Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Curricular Content Standards. The new curriculum is the combined effort of many dedicated athletic training educators working over a three-year period to design a program that stayed true to the core values of Springfield College and the athletic training education program. The new program also seeks to incorporate innovative and engaging ways to ensure that athletic training graduates are well prepared to meet the healthcare needs of physically active individuals. Springfield College has a long-standing tradition in preparing athletic trainers for successful careers dating back to 1925. As part of this internationally recognized program, students gain the training and experience to help them succeed in the field. Springfield College’s athletic training tradition includes graduates employed by professional teams, high schools, and colleges and universities.

New Restaurant to Open in Thornes Marketplace

NORTHAMPTON — Aaron Thayer, a chef with experience at exclusive fine-dining establishments in Boston and San Francisco — and at Coco & the Cellar Bar in Easthampton — will open a restaurant called Patria in Thornes Marketplace with his business partner and wife, Abby Fuhrman. Patria will be located on the basement level in the space formerly occupied by ConVino, which closed in August. Thayer and Fuhrman expect to open Patria in the spring of 2020. Currently, they are renovating the dining room and kitchen to create a more functional flow and enhance the décor with new furnishings and lighting. Key in creating a new workflow is a restructuring of the dining room and kitchen to account for the fact that Patria will be focused more on food service, whereas ConVino’s emphasis, as a wine bar, was on beverage sales. Thayer said Patria will offer fine dining with a relaxed and casual approach. Patria will specialize in large, family-style roasts, fresh pastas, and vegetable dishes that will all be sharable. Service and quality will be a major focus of the restaurant, and Thayer and Fuhrman will work to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and adventurous. Thayer will use as much local produce and other ingredients as is possible.

Pilot Precision Products Wins Silver Economic Impact Award

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Pilot Precision Products, which opened the doors to its new, 24,000-square-foot facility in South Deerfield in April, received a Silver award in the Western Mass. division at the 2019 Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. Nineteen companies from across the Commonwealth were selected as finalists for MassEcon’s 16th annual celebration of firms for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. MassEcon, the state’s private-sector partner in promoting business growth in Massachusetts, selected the finalists based on their job growth, facility expansion, and investment since Jan. 1, 2018, as well as other criteria, including community involvement. The winners were selected after site visits and a reception with their competitors and judges from Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP. Locally owned and operated, Pilot Precision Products is the parent company of duMONT Minute Man Industrial Broaches and Hassay Savage broaching tools, and is the exclusive American distributor of Magafor and GMauvaisUSATM products. Pilot currently has 33 employees and had tripled its sales over the past three years.

Carr Hardware Opens New Store in Lenox

LENOX — Carr Hardware, a family-owned business for more than 90 years, announced that its new location in Lenox is now open for business. The 11,000-square-foot retail space is located in the Center at Lenox on Routes 7 and 20. The Center at Lenox is also home to well-known retailers CVS, Marshalls, and Price Chopper. The new, state-of-the-art Carr Hardware offers a modern and convenient shopping experience with a nostalgic, vintage hardware-store flair, said company President Bart Raser. Preferred brands featured include STIHL, Toro, Pratt & Lambert, Valspar, Cabot, Milwaukee, Dewalt, Weber, Big Green Egg, Scotts, Graber, and Carhartt, to name a few. The store also features a large, seasonal garden center, as well as services like digital key duplication, screen and glass repair, lamp repair, and propane filling. Free local delivery is available as well as the Carr assurance, “at Carr, we service what we sell.” Unique to the market, Carr Hardware has introduced “Ben Moore 2 Your Door,” where contractors and homeowners can select their Benjamin Moore paint purchase, along with the needed accessories, and have them all delivered within the Greater Lenox area the same day for free. Orders can be placed online, by phone, or by text.

Jay Smith Receives Award from National Tour Assoc.

HATFIELD — The National Tour Assoc. (NTA) recently presented Jay Smith, founder of Sports Travel and Tours, with the 2019 Bob Everidge Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication to the organization’s mission for more than 20 years. At NTA’s annual conference, called Travel Exchange, on Dec. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas, Smith accepted the honor from NTA President Pam Inman. Smith has served as a volunteer, member of the organization, member of the NTA board of directors, and board vice chair and chair. Smith founded Sports Travel and Tours in 1996, offering tours to baseball games initially and then expanding to include other sports trips in a wider range of venues, including Cuba, London, and Japan. Support from his staff and his wife, Carol, allowed him to dedicate time to the NTA and its goals. Smith is active in Tourism Cares and Travel Alliance Partners, two industry-focused organizations, and Sports Travel and Tours has been the official travel company of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum since 2007.

Rotary Club of Springfield Inducts Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

SPRINGFIELD — The Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) was inducted as a corporate member into the Rotary Club of Springfield on Dec. 6. Nathan Skrocki, regional director, and Keri Davidson-Bravman, vocational rehabilitation and children’s worker supervisor for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, will be the participating members. The MCB was sponsored by Rotarian Paul Lambert, vice president of Enshrinement Services & Community at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. MCB was established on July 13, 1906. The organization was originally comprised of three men and two women, including Helen Keller. Its mission is to provide vocational and social rehabilitation services for residents of the Commonwealth who are declared to be legally blind by an eye professional. MCB provides rehabilitation and social services to Massachusetts residents who are blind, leading to their independence and full community participation. Its main office is in Boston, with regional offices in Springfield, Worcester, and New Bedford.