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Kulik seeks to reform intervenor process at state DPU

Rep. Stephen Kulik was among those denied full intervenor status during the state Department of Public Utilities proceedings that allowed Berkshire Gas Co. to become a customer of the controversial Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline proposal, and … 1

Knife maker’s land cut loose: Former Lamson & Goodnow buildings, property to be auctioned

SHELBURNE FALLS — The last remaining land and buildings belonging to Lamson & Goodnow cutlery goes up for auction on Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. This public auction, run by Aaron Posnik auctioneers, is for three properties: ∎ The … 0

FERC extends pipeline comment period

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has extended the public comment period of its scoping process for Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline until Oct. 16. The decision comes amid criticism that Kinder Morgan’s release of nearly 6,500 pages of information related to the project in late July … 0

Power company begins aerial inspections of western Mass. rights of way by helicopter

Beginning next week, Eversource will be conducting aerial inspections of high voltage electrical equipment on rights-of-way in western Massachusetts. This semiannual inspection is an important part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing reliable electric service. The work involves the use of a helicopter flying low over Eversource’s … 0

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  • Liz Foskett, of Albany, N.Y., photographs some of the flowers on the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls Wednesday August 26. Foskett traveled to the area with her friend, originally from Pittsfield, to celebrate her birthday. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Liz Foskett, of Albany, N.Y., photographs some of the flowers on the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls Wednesday August 26. Foskett traveled to the area with her friend, originally from Pittsfield, to celebrate her birthday. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Shawn Russell, of Brattleboro, Vt., swings into the Green River underneath the Eunice Williams covered bridge in Greenfield Monday August 31. Russell, whose mother is from Greenfield, was swimming with his girlfriend and her daughters. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Shawn Russell, of Brattleboro, Vt., swings into the Green River underneath the Eunice Williams covered bridge in Greenfield Monday August 31. Russell, whose mother is from Greenfield, was swimming with his girlfriend and her daughters. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Cameron Sutphin performs music outside the Great Falls farmer's market in Turners Falls Wednesday August 26. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Cameron Sutphin performs music outside the Great Falls farmer's market in Turners Falls Wednesday August 26. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A bee traverses from blossom to blossom collecting pollen from flowers growing around the Greenfield Public Library.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    A bee traverses from blossom to blossom collecting pollen from flowers growing around the Greenfield Public Library. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Flowers are in full bloom at the Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Flowers are in full bloom at the Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • A man walks with his dog Friday August 28 down Hope Street in Greenfield in front of what will be the new courthouse. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A man walks with his dog Friday August 28 down Hope Street in Greenfield in front of what will be the new courthouse. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A man plays a hole at The Meadows golf course in Greenfield Wednesday evening, August 26. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A man plays a hole at The Meadows golf course in Greenfield Wednesday evening, August 26. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Second graders' feet don't quite touch the ground as they sit quietly in a Deerfield Elementary School classroom on Thursday. It was the first day of school for grades 1 through 6 in Deerfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Second graders' feet don't quite touch the ground as they sit quietly in a Deerfield Elementary School classroom on Thursday. It was the first day of school for grades 1 through 6 in Deerfield. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

  • A man carrying pizzas walks through a pocket of the setting sun on Court Square in Greenfield, Tuesday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A man carrying pizzas walks through a pocket of the setting sun on Court Square in Greenfield, Tuesday evening. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • Playing pitch at the South County Senior Center in South Deerfield on Wednesday are Steve Perkins of South Deerfield, Richard Petrauskas of South Deerfield, Jerry Sheehan of Conway and Donat Charest of Conway.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    Playing pitch at the South County Senior Center in South Deerfield on Wednesday are Steve Perkins of South Deerfield, Richard Petrauskas of South Deerfield, Jerry Sheehan of Conway and Donat Charest of Conway. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Fog hovers over downtown Greenfield, seen from Poet's Seat Tower Tuesday morning. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    Fog hovers over downtown Greenfield, seen from Poet's Seat Tower Tuesday morning. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

  • A boy drops into the Connecticut River from the bridge connecting Cabot Camp and Dorsey Road in Erving as another boy ascends a rope swing Tuesday July 21. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt

    A boy drops into the Connecticut River from the bridge connecting Cabot Camp and Dorsey Road in Erving as another boy ascends a rope swing Tuesday July 21. Recorder/Matt Burkhartt Purchase photo reprints »

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Kulik seeks to reform intervenor process at state DPU

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