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A banner protesting the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline is attached to the garage of Holly Lovelace, whose property is near the site of a planned 80,000-horsepower compressor station.
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Northfield residents certain of danger with gas pipeline

Thursday, July 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Gulf Road resident Judy Wolter isn’t afraid to voice her opinion and can frequently be found holding hand-painted signs at the edge of Jere S. Nelson’s property line — where a proposed natural gas pipeline and compressor station might go. “No pipeline station or compressor on Gulf Road,” it reads. “I typically see 60 to 100 people pass … 0

Neighbors: Green River Festival around the corner

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hello neighbor. It’s that time again — the countdown is just seven days. The Green River Festival will be held July 10, 11 and 12 at Greenfield Community College, and there are a limited number of tickets left, so you’d better hurry. The 2015 lineup includes lots of return musicians and a few … 0

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 … 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

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

Neighbors: ‘Diggity Dogs’ had their day in the sun

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hello neighbor. I am constantly hearing about the wonderful things Franklin County businesses and nonprofits are doing for their communities, and I’m sure most of you have figured out by now how much I love animals. So, how do these two statements relate? Well, the local nonprofit Diggity … 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

Neighbors: Keep your children and pets safe this summer

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hello neighbor. Well folks, we’re headed into summer and it’s time once again to remind you not to leave your child or pet in a hot car, even for a minute. According to doctors and veterinarians from all over the nation, once the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit … 0

Tech School grads asked ‘Who will you be?’

Friday, June 5, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — Individuality was the theme of the evening Friday as 122 Franklin County Technical School graduates from 13 shops received their diplomas at a commencement ceremony on the school’s football field. Guest speaker Dr. Sheila Harrity, … 0

PVRS: ‘Balance risk and reward as you make life choices’

Friday, June 5, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Pioneer Valley Regional School Principal Bill Wehrli advised the 2015 graduates Friday night to think about their future choices by volunteering a student to play ring toss. “First of all, you should consider the balance between … 0

Weekly meetings for June 8-13

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ashfield Finance Committee: Monday 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Conservation Commission: Wednesday 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Bernardston Planning Board: Monday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall Board of Selectmen: Wednesday 6 p.m. in Town Hall Buckland Board of Selectmen: Tuesday 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Charlemont Board of … 0

Letter: No longer ambivalent

Friday, June 5, 2015

If I was ambivalent about the pipeline, I am not now. The sheer size of the pipeline and proposed compressor station is way out of proportion to serve the Northeast and I can only conclude that the bulk of product is for export. The location on Gulf Road, … 0