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Concerned citizens to stand every week against project

Friday, July 31, 2015

NORTHFIELD — “Blockadia” is the term Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter used to describe the protesters who come every week to stand on Jere Nelson’s property, where Kinder Morgan’s 41,000-horsepower gas pipeline compressor station is slated to sit. At least one day a week for the past month, Judy Wolter has stood on Nelson’s land protesting the Northeast Energy Direct … 0

Berkshire Gas owner buys 2.5% interest in pipeline

Friday, July 31, 2015

UIL Holdings Corp, owner of Berkshire Gas Co., has announced that it will invest in the Northeast Energy Direct project that would provide natural gas … 1

Statewide arts funding increases

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — For the past six months, state Gov. Charlie Baker has tried cutting statewide arts funding. On Wednesday, the House and Senate overrode his … 0

‘How many more?’

Friday, July 31, 2015

Until recently, Bill Cosby was Shelburne’s most famous resident for reasons that he could be proud of. Now, the television star’s name is prominent again for another reason: a growing number of women have come forward since last … 0

Belly Bus Food Drive underway

Friday, July 31, 2015

School buses won’t be bringing children back to school and school lunch programs for a few weeks yet, but the annual Belly Bus food drive is rolling out on Friday to fight the summer gap. Anti-hunger workers say … 0

Deerfield solar farm up for hearing Monday

Friday, July 31, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Planning Board will hold a public hearing Monday night to review the site plan for a 6-megawatt solar energy farm on 18 acres of a 200-acre property near the East Deerfield Quarry. The solar farm, proposed by developer Lake Street Development Partners of Chicago, Ill., … 0

Electricity rates to drop for Greenfielders

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — Residents and businesses who stayed in the town program that sells electricity at bulk rates will see a decrease in their electric bills over the next four months or more. New lower rates will take effect today as the town continues to provide residents and businesses … 0

Route 2 crash sends woman, baby to hospital

Friday, July 31, 2015

ERVING — A crash on Route 2 in front of Dunkin Donuts sent a woman and an infant to the hospital with minor injuries Friday morning, according to state police. The driver of the first vehicle, a 2002 … 0

New exhibit celebrates Conway Swimming Pool

Friday, July 31, 2015

CONWAY — In the fall of 1949, Dean Acheson, the secretary of state under President Harry S. Truman, visited Conway to visit his friend, writer Archibald MacLeish, and witnessed what he called “a remarkable exhibition of democracy in … 0

4-H Dairy Show this weekend

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Fairgrounds will be filled with children and cows from all over the state this weekend, Aug. 1 and 2, for the State 4-H Dairy Show. According to organizer Carrie Sears of the University … 0

3-car crash on I-91 off-ramp ends in drunken driving charge for Lowell man

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Lowell man was arrested on a charge of drunken driving after his vehicle was involved in a three-car collision on the Interstate 91 Exit 26 off ramp Friday afternoon. Michael J Walsh, 54, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol as … 0

Concrete dust coats citizen during court construction

Friday, July 31, 2015

GREENFIELD — The town’s health and building inspectors received a report on Thursday that a pedestrian passing by the courthouse on Hope Street was covered in concrete dust when a construction vehicle called a lull dropped concrete into a hopper on the site. Greenfield Health Director Nicole Zabko … 0

Vt. Yankee decommissioning challenged by state

Friday, July 31, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. —The state of Vermont and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission don’t always see eye to eye. The state and the feds disagreed over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant when the Vernon reactor was operating. … 0