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Despite calls for delay, FERC hearing set for Wednesday night

Monday, July 27, 2015

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 process for an environmental impact statement on the project “until citizens can make a meaningful reading of the documents,” wrote to FERC … 0

Pipeline opponents plan rally

Monday, July 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — A Stop the Pipeline Rally is being organized to precede Wednesday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission public hearing at Greenfield Middle School. The 5:15 p.m. rally aims to bring together citizens who oppose the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project before the start of the 6:30 p.m. hearing. Anyone who wants to speak at the hearing on what needs to be included … 0

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

Monday, July 27, 2015

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 its portfolio standards, that it compares favorably with a range of alternatives, and that reasonable … 1

'Take the risk': Young people in Franklin County speak up about getting first jobs and wanting a chance to work

Thursday, July 23, 2015

GREENFIELD — When it comes to employment, adults are usually the ones who end up interviewing youngsters about their work experience, aspirations and ethics as they try to land their first job, but the Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ashfield Paul E. Bacon of Williamsburg to James E. Bacon of Williamsburg, Cummington Road, Parcel 1, $20,000. Bernardston Charles R. Deane to Matthew M. Penn of Tampa, Fla., Sawmill Lane, Lot 4, $25,000. Colrain Jeffrey J. Murdock and Marcelene L. Murdock to CitiBank, NA, trustee, 259 Ed Clark … 0

Rosenberg calls for FERC hearing delay

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, D-Amherst, who last used his influence as senate president to call for the state to include Greenfield in its public hearings on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline project, has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to … 2

‘A shot of confidence’

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — When Justin Morrill of Montague starts classes at Greenfield Community College later this year, he hopes his skills and interest in the fields of math and science will lead him to a career in engineering or … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ashfield Glenn H. Cordelli, of Center Tuftonboro, N.H., to Carlos Uriona and Stacy Klein. 371 Main Street. $95,000. Douglas M. Field and Dianne D. Field, to Dennis P. Bellows and Suellen F. Bellows. West Road. $1. Douglas M. Field and Dianne D. Field, to Deborah L. Field, of … 0

Area businesses implement new sick time law

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — The state’s new earned sick time law went into effect earlier this month, but many Franklin County employers say it hasn’t changed their operations all that much. Under the new law, passed by voter referendum in the fall, Massachusetts companies with more than 11 employees must … 0

Big bash for local business: SummerFest in Greenfield this weekend

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

GREENFIELD — SummerFest will bring sidewalk sales to the downtown on both Friday and Saturday, and a block party to Main Street on Saturday. Greenfield Business Association will once again bring the annual summer event, which includes sidewalk sales that feature downtown businesses, as well as outside vendors, … 0

Northfield compressor station would be among largest in US

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

If approved as proposed, the 80,000-horsepower compressor station proposed to be built in Northfield would be among the largest compressor stations along natural-gas pipelines in the United States, according to a federal listing. In fact, the three 80,000-horsepower compressor stations are planned in Northfield and Windsor, as well … 0

Vt. town, groups given voice in Vermont Yankee nuclear waste storage decision

Friday, July 10, 2015

VERNON, Vt. — Vermont’s Public Service Board this week granted intervenor status to the New England Coalition, the New England Regional Commission and the Town of Vernon in Entergy Corp.’s plans to build a second Vermont Yankee dry cask waste storage pad. The nuclear plant’s owners hope to … 0

Eddie’s Wheels is on a roll

Thursday, July 9, 2015

SHELBURNE FALLS — Jason and Stacey Laub of Easton, Penn., like to lead an active lifestyle full of jogging, hiking and physical fitness, and their two pugs, Miyagi and Ping, have been constant companions in the park and … 0