DPU OKs pipeline-gas co. contracts

The state Department of Public Utilities on Monday approved long-term contracts for Berkshire Gas, Columbia Gas and National Grid to buy natural gas from the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s Northeast Energy Direct project. The three 20-year contracts to buy gas from the nearly 420-mile pipeline planned to … 1

‘Mainly Marathons’ hit Northfield running

NORTHFIELD — Marathoner Laura Lockett, 58, of Atlanta was born in Massachusetts while her parents were driving through and was whisked away and never returned — until she finished a marathon at Northfield Mountain Thursday. Lockett had dreamed … 0

Neighbors: Things getting curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland

Hello neighbor. Things are about to get curiouser and curiouser in Sunderland. Mike’s Maze at Warner Farm will open its 2015 corn maze, “Alice in Sunderland,” on Sept. 12. Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s book, … 0

UMass Amherst among top 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities

AMHERST — The University of Massachusetts Amherst is among the top 25 colleges and universities in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) students by Campus Pride, a national support and advocacy organization. The listing highlights the “most LGBTQ-inclusive colleges and universities when it … 0

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DPU OKs pipeline-gas co. contracts

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