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Northfield might require extra emergency personnel

NORTHFIELD — In the event of a major pipeline disaster, Amanda Lewis, might not have an escape route. The wife and mother of two, who could potentially live across the street from the natural gas pipeline on Four … 0

Potential health effects cause concern for some residents

NORTHFIELD — The health risks for a pipeline and a compressor station are endless, according to Holly Lovelace, Gulf Road resident. She and her husband live about one-third of a mile from the proposed compressor station that Kinder Morgan plans to build along the stretch of the Tennessee … 0

Child cyclist hit by car in Orange accident

ORANGE — A child was struck by a vehicle on Brookside Road Tuesday evening and was rushed to the hospital by helicopter, but emergency responders said it appears her injuries were not life-threatening. “All indications are that they are non-life-threatening injuries,” said Orange Police Chief Craig Lundgren. Lundgren … 0

Vote on public records reform bill postponed for review

NORTHAMPTON — House lawmakers have pushed a vote to reform the state’s public records law to later this year as they review various objections to the bill’s language, which continues to be revised. The bill has been under … 0

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