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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 County, according to the Realtor Association of the Pioneer Valley, it’s been slower going trying to sell a house in Franklin County, … 0

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 … 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

Pipeline review process leaves room for public involvement

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fifth in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 0

Crowd slams state at pipeline hearing

Thursday, June 11, 2015

GREENFIELD — Some of those who spoke at a three-hour state Department of Public Utilities hearing Thursday night sounded off about the DPU’s process almost as much as on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project. … 3

Makin' It in Franklin County: Berkshire Brewing Co.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Shortly after starting at The Recorder a year ago, I had just left my first Deerfield selectmen’s meeting when a wonderfully familiar aroma struck my nose. As I walked absent-mindedly across the town office parking … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, June 12, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bernardston Warren W. Wyman, also known as Warren W. Wyman II and Bernadette P. Wyman of Greenfield, to Bernadette P. Wyman, Couch Brook Road, land also in Greenfield, $1. Donald R. Jordan and Martha V. Jordan, by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, by attorney, Orlans Moran, PLLC, … 0

Environmental issues at forefront of concerns over pipeline

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fourth in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 0

Noisy neighbor? For many, compressor station becoming a hot-button issue

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Third in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 0

AG asks DPU to hold up on Berkshire pipeline case

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

When the state Department of Public Utilities airs public comments Thursday on Berkshire Gas Co.’s agreement to buy natural gas from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, it will be doing so over the objection of the state Attorney General’s Office. Thursday’s public hearing is … 2

Is a new pipeline really needed?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Second in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 3

Advocates to lawmakers: Get rid of caps on solar electrical producers

Monday, June 8, 2015

Solar advocates want the Legislature to preserve the right of larger solar electricity producers to get paid by electric companies for excess power the solar arrays produce, through a process called “net metering.” Tired of the “solar-coaster” of up-and-down incentives and disincentives for the renewable solar energy, solar … 1

Gas pipeline would slide under the rivers and through the woods of Franklin County

Sunday, June 7, 2015

First in a series (EDITOR’S NOTE: In coming weeks, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline through Franklin County will proceed through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process to choose which issues to include in an … 4