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

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has argued before the state Department of Public Utilities that Berkshire Gas Co.’s 20-year contract to use gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project should be approved. DOER argued that the company’s contract with TGP was consistent with … 0

Could be another six to 12 months before Greenfield big box project moves forward

GREENFIELD — Almost four years and three months after a Connecticut developer was given the “go-ahead” to build a big box discount department store on French King Highway, the town is still waiting. It appears Greenfield will continue … 0

Western Mass. reactions to Boston Olympic bid drop

HATFIELD — Judy Strong, who competed as a field hockey player in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, said she was torn Monday to learn that Boston would not be the host in 2024. Strong, now 55 and an umpire, was 24 when her team won the bronze, … 0

Despite calls for delay, FERC hearing set for Wednesday night

On the eve of the region’s first federal public hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, the company’s most recent report has come under heavy criticism from the Greater Northfield Watershed Association. The association, which also has joined in calling for postponing FERC’s scoping … 0

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    Letter: Detox center at Lunt

    RedBar, before you make assumptions about the false promises of jobs that would come about with this pipeline, please do some research...(full comment)

    Rosenberg calls for FERC hearing delay