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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

Real Estate/Changing Hands, June 26, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bernardston Shirley L. Grahame Estate, Gordon W. Grahame, Jr., individually and execccutor, and Victoria L. Kelliher of Guilford, Vt., formerly known as Victoria L. Grahame, to Jeffrey Kelliher and Victoria L. Kelliher of Guilford, Vt., 322 Martindale Road, $171,000. Heather Langlitz, also known as Heather R. Langlitz, also … 0

Senate moves Obama’s trade agenda to brink of enactment

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s long-pursued trade agenda took a giant step toward becoming law on Tuesday, and opponents grudgingly conceded they now must fight on less-favorable terrain. A key Senate vote greatly brightened Obama’s hopes for a … 0

Workers say support of pipeline not just about jobs now, but future development (and more jobs later)

Monday, June 22, 2015

For unionized construction workers around western Massachusetts, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s planned Northeast Energy Direct project could represent paydirt, and then some, say two representatives for the Holyoke-based union local representing laborers. Even though the estimated 3,000 jobs … 3

State nixes anti-pipeline formal intervenor bids

Monday, June 22, 2015

By a single action, the state Department of Public Utilities has formally rejected three petitions related to Berkshire Gas Co.’s proposed long-term contract for gas from Tennessee Gas Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline. With three days of evidentiary hearings scheduled to begin Wednesday in Boston on the … 2

State promises improved funeral home oversight

Sunday, June 21, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The state’s chief of professional licensure says the state will improve consumer protections and increase the frequency of funeral home inspections. “We have a pretty aggressive goal that we’ve identified of inspecting all licensed establishments within 18 months,” Charles Borstel, DPL’s newly hired executive director told … 0

Entergy allowed to dip into decommissioning fund

Friday, June 19, 2015

BRATTLEBORO — Federal regulators have cleared the way for Entergy Nuclear to tap into the $660 million Vermont Yankee decommissioning trust fund to help pay for one of the most expensive aspects of decommissioning — handling spent nuclear … 0

Montague business group social coming July 1

Friday, June 19, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Montague Business Association will sponsor a business social July 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Between the Uprights, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Montague Business Association Steering Committee members will be there to hear ideas for what could make business in Montague even better, … 0

Real Estate/Changing Hands, June 19

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ashfield Beverly K. Duncan to Beverly Kathleen Duncan Children’s Gift Trust, Stuart Van Cortlandt Duncan Smith and Megan Kathleen Duncan Smith, trustees, 37 Baptist Corner Road, $1. Preston Williams Townsley Estate and Dorothy Nelson Townsley Estate and Preston Williams Townsley & Dorothy Nelson Townsley Declaration of Irrevocable Trust, … 0

Land trust group aims to halt state proceedings on Berkshire Gas request to proposed pipeline

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An anti-pipeline environmental coalition is calling on the Supreme Judicial Court to halt state proceedings on a request by Berkshire Gas Co. to tap into Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project — concerned the state Department of Public Utilities is ignoring its appeal to intervene … 0

University of the Wild

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GREENFIELD — With a potential buyer lined up to buy his Earthlands property in Petersham, Greenfield Community College adjunct faculty member Larry Buell is bringing a “University of the Wild” forum to GCC’s Downtown Center Thursday from 4 … 0