DPU OKs pipeline-gas co. contracts

Monday, August 31, 2015

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 cross eight Franklin County towns are all contingent on completion of the nearly $5 billion project. The decision is an expected disappointment … 0

Walking ‘The Wastelands’: Theatrical group presenting Pipeline Processions performances in the area

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In addition to all of the written testimony — hundreds of filings and thousands of words — about the proposed natural gas pipeline that would pass through this region, there’s a deeper statement being made by a performance group, Children of the Wild, in its Pipeline Processions series. The presentations of music, theatrical … 1

Thornes Marketplace welcomes new tenants, expansion of anchors

Thursday, August 27, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Changes are in the works at Thornes Marketplace as the popular downtown shopping spot welcomes a new juice bar, an expansion at Cedar Chest, and the opening of a second location for an Amherst-based gift shop — developments retailers say reflect the power of local business. The changes come during a … 0

Amtrak ridership booming in region

Monday, August 17, 2015

Local ridership of the Amtrak Vermonter has increased by more than half since it was rerouted to Northampton and Greenfield in January, which officials say helps make the case for increased state and federal investment in rail. From … 0

Real Estate / Changing Hands

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bernardston Andrea N. Patt, to Andrea N. Patt and Roger L. Patt. 650 Brattleboro Road. $1. Andrea N. Patt, to Andrea N. Patt and Roger L. Patt. 269 Bald Mountain Road. $1. Thomas V. Malooly and Colleen M. Malooly, of Dallas, Texas, to Douglas R. Fish and Stacey … 0

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0

Digital Guardian hires Craig Hansen as new vice president of federal sales

Friday, August 7, 2015

Hansen new vice president of federal sales at Digital Guardian Craig Hansen joins Digital Guardian as its new Vice President of Federal Sales where he will be responsible for working with the federal community and extending partnerships within … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bernardston Ethan M. Stafford and Jaimee M. Stafford of Florence to Robert A. Shaw and Maureen A. Shaw, 31 Center St., $158,500. Charlemont Sandri Realty Inc. to Gregory C. Rowehl and Fabriela F. Rowehl of Hawley, 72 Main St., $95,000. Colrain Adele Dowell of Amherst to Ivey T. … 0

Community members blast siting board on pipeline

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Opponents of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline again dominated a public hearing Wednesday night — this one a session before the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board that included several adamant declarations that no pipeline … 2

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

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ashfield Provost Investment Trust, Chester Provost, trustee, to Chester Provost, 1294 Bug Hill Road, $1. Bernardston Roger Buzzell, also known as Roger S. Buzzell, and Pamela Buzzell, also known as Pam Buzzell, and Pamela T. Buzzell to Roger S. Buzzell Investment Trust, Roger S. Buzzell, trustee, Pamela T. … 0

FERC gets an earful: Scores turn up the heat on regulators over pipeline

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GREENFIELD — Federal regulators got an earful Wednesday night from nearly 600 people at an environmental scoping hearing on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. The region’s entire state legislative delegation, Congressman James McGovern and … 1

County home sales down, despite statewide rise

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Home sales last month were up for the Pioneer Valley overall and for the state as a whole, with single-family homes in Massachusetts selling at the best rate since August 2005. And while sales for the first six months of year have been brisk for Hampshire and Hampden … 0