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Performer Walkyn Schweigert plays violin as part of a procession along the right of way proposed for the Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline.
photo By Ben Tobin

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 performance and testimony along the proposed pipeline … 0

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

Youth benefit in Community Action workforce program

Thursday, August 27, 2015

GREENFIELD — If you’ve been to the Franklin County Courthouse at any point this summer, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered Jo-Ann Ault of Turners Falls. She’s the young woman who’s spent her mornings this summer as an intern behind the courthouse’s welcome desk, greeting visitors and helping them find their way around … 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

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ashfield Austin Lamont of Belmont, Nicholas Lamont of Hamden, Conn., Lavinia L. Rosenthal of Cambridge and Nancy Sullivan of Gloucester to Alexandra F. Walker and James A. S. Walker of Dover, Bryce S. Walker of New York, N.Y., Owen S. Walker of Cambridge, Norman S. Walker and Marie … 0

Australis Aquaculture swimming in business

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Cawing seagulls circle over a sea-sprayed wooden dock while bearded men wearing skullcaps and tall rubber wading boots use long nets to unload the day’s catch. A thick rope holds their small boat in place … 0

Wheel appeal: Group wants state to kick bicycle tourism into a high gear

Friday, July 3, 2015

Franklin County’s back roads are on a roll. In Sunderland, Montague and Whately, in Shelburne, Conway and Deerfield, chances are you may be seeing more bicyclists on byways, in groups or in ones or twos, wending their way … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ashfield Jeremy L. Johnson and Heather M. Johnson to Niels Cudnohufsky and Lynda Cudnohufsky, 1147 Hawley Road, $262,000. Bernardston Veronica A. Mayrand to Christopher R. Pappademas of Greenfield, 3 Huckle Hill Road, $153,500. Peter R. James, commissioners, to Franklin Land Trust, Inc. of Shelburne, Huckle Hill Road, $160,000. … 0

Gas pipeline ‘need’ based on winter peak demand

Friday, June 26, 2015

The “need” for a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline scrutinized this week by state officials — and in the months ahead by federal authorities — is for a winter peak of just 30 to 40 days a … 1

Institute that made report detailing pipeline job creation has ties to Koch brothers

Friday, June 26, 2015

A new report funded by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says construction of its Northeast Energy Direct pipeline would create 1,713 jobs in the state, and that the impact could be over 12,000 jobs by 2020. But the report, by Suffolk University’s Beacon Hill Institute, with ties to the … 0

Area legislators give look at evolving budget

Friday, June 26, 2015

While they weren’t able to talk about the details of a finished state budget as they have in years past, state legislators at Friday’s annual Franklin County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast did highlight several initiatives taking shape … 0

New energy preserves vibrant future for local pectin business

Thursday, June 25, 2015

GREENFIELD — With an extreme makeover, Pomona is jammin’! For more than 30 years, Connie Sumberg has been Pomona’s Universal Pectin, the jamming goddess of probably millions of home canners around the country. Working from her Conway Street … 0