Hi 79° | Lo 50°


Northfield compiles pipeline worries for FERC

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Selectboard is asking residents to submit written comments and concerns regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station for Northfield so they can be presented to the federal agency that will decide if or how the project is built. A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission meeting to gather information about the scope of issues its study should consider will be held July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at … 0

Letter: Explaining the outrage

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Re: Why there is outrage over pipeline? Almost all of the examples listed in the Readers Write (June 23) letter “Why outrage over pipeline?” with the exception of loss of life, are cleaned up, repaired or replaced within a period of time. The gas pipeline’s 80,000 HP compressor will be on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year … 0

Northfield Town Hall on the road to repair

Monday, June 29, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Town Hall has served as a meeting venue for numerous community groups and functions, but over the span of 88 years, it has become dilapidated. For the past five years, the Town Hall Master Planning Committee has come together in an ongoing effort to renovate the structure’s interior and exterior. … 0

Neighbors: Help a homeless child go to summer camp

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hello neighbor. I spoke this week with Joe Manning, one of our neighbors living in Florence. He said he was in Loot in Turners Falls late last summer, rummaging through all of the antiques and treasures, when he came upon a box of old Associated Press photos. “There’s … 0

Northfield phones still under repair

Thursday, June 18, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Verizon repair crews spent part of Thursday trying to repair a damaged line that resulted in loss of service for more than a day for most residents with Verizon telephone land lines. According to spokesman Philip … 0

Northfield phone service disrupted

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Officials were reporting late Wednesday afternoon that the town’s land line phone service was interrupted for calls outside of Northfield, including 911. Service within town was reportedly working. Calls from outside the town had been experiencing … 0

In Franklin County, always something old, something new

Monday, June 15, 2015

Franklin County reminds me of the wedding rhyme: something old, something new … As I work my way around the county’s 26 towns on my summer journey to reacquaint myself with The Recorder’s readers, I found myself in the back shop of Pine Hill Orchards, standing in a … 0

Wicked sweet work ethic: Mass. sugarhouses’ record-breaking maple syrup season

Monday, June 15, 2015

CONWAY — Though the maple sugaring season got off to a late start this year, Massachusetts’s sugarhouses had a record-breaking season. Winton Pitcoff, the coordinator of the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association, said the successful season could be attributed … 0

Neighbors: Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum has two new additions

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. Residents and visitors were greeted recently with a big surprise in downtown Shelburne Falls as two trolleys rolled through town and up the hill to their new home at Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. Until now, the … 0

Science and kids strikes a chord with Northfield musician

Sunday, June 14, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Most people can get through the day without knowing that the watery rock they are on is orbiting the sun. According to some studies, a significant number of American adults prove that every day. One of … 0

Letter: No place for compressor

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Kinder Morgan compressor, sited on scenic Gulf Road, will destroy a key area for area hikers and walkers in Northfield. Brush Mountain Conservation Area, across from the proposed compressor site, is the focal point of hiking here in Northfield. Three popular trails share a trail head here: … 0

Northfield officials report on Pa. compressor visit

Friday, June 12, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield, Mass., and Wellsboro, Pa., each have about 3,000 residents, and both rural communities would seem to share a lot of other similarities. And like Wellsboro, where the downtown has a series of gas lamps planted down the center island of the downtown, Northfield is targeted … 4

‘I hope my town can help me.’ Northfield woman says compressor siting effectively condemns her home

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Like a new car driving off the sales lot, Holly Lovelace’s house value, she claims, has dropped due to Kinder Morgan’s interest in 200 acres for a natural gas pipeline compressor station one-third of a mile away from … 5