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Awaited reveal: Gas co. unveils site for planned Northfield compressor station for gas pipeline

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Criticized by Congressman James McGovern and Northfield town officials for being slow to identify the site of its planned 80,000 horsepower compressor station, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has now released details about the location of the site. The map released Tuesday by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows a 242-acre parcel the company is trying to acquire along the transmission line, just east of Gulf Road, 10 acres of which it says would be for the compressor station. Regional planners said Tuesday that they believe the company’s submitting details about the Northfield compressor station, along with one planned in the Berkshire County town … 0

DA: Breathalyzers OK’d for use again

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After a month-long review, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office will resume the use of Breathalyzer results in prosecuting drunken driving cases after finding no issue with any of the test results going back to 2011. The review was prompted by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security finding that 150 breath tests of 39,000 going back several years were invalid … 0

On the road again: Recorder editor’s tour continues tonight in Colrain

Monday, June 1, 2015

Now I remember what I love about Franklin County: its people. Co-workers and friends keep asking me how my whirlwind summer tour of the county’s 26 towns is going. As the latest editor of the county’s two-century-old newspaper, I wanted to get out from behind my desk this summer to see what our … 0

Northfield anti-pipeline info forum tonight

Monday, April 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — A local anti-pipeline group will present its research tonight. The Northfield Pipeline Awareness Group will present information about the proposed project at 7:30 p.m. in the dining hall of Redemption Christian Academy, 154 South Mountain Road. There will be a question-and-answer period after the presentation. The … 0

Dredging set to start at Northfield Mountain reservoir

Sunday, April 12, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project’s owners plan a pilot dredging operation at its 300-acre mountaintop reservoir this month, to prevent problems that took place five years ago with silt clogging plant equipment and then being dumped … 0

Barnes Automotive burns to the ground

Friday, April 10, 2015

NORTHFIELD — Early Friday morning, two brothers stood by a heap of smoking rubble, watching firefighters from three states douse the remnants of their business and childhood home. The Barnes family has owned Barnes Automotive on Mount Hermon … 0

Tech School seeks OK to borrow $2.45M

Thursday, April 9, 2015

TURNERS FALLS — The Franklin County Technical School District will ask the residents of its 19 member towns to go to the polls at a special districtwide election June 23 to approve what they expect to be $2.45 … 0

Neighbors: Time to be recognized

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hello neighbor. I’m glad to be back, though I couldn’t believe what I saw when I stepped out of my apartment Thursday morning. I thought the days of that white stuff were done — and what little is … 0

Pioneer picks Miller as new superintendent

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Regional School District has picked a new superintendent. The School Committee will soon begin to work out a contract with Ruth Miller, the current superintendent of the Narragansett Regional School District. Miller has 21 years in education. She’s been superintendent of Narragansett for … 0

Northfield treasurer’s office closing

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The tax collector and treasurer’s office will be closed for two weeks, beginning April 20. The office will reopen May 4 at 9 a.m. … 0

Where the funding meets the road

Monday, April 6, 2015

With a six-year, $478 billion federal transportation bill released recently to help close an estimated $1 trillion gap in the nation’s highway and bridge infrastructure and improve rail and public transit, a Franklin County group is scheduling an informational meeting as part of a “Stand Up for Transportation … 2

Wipers on, lights on

Monday, April 6, 2015

GREENFIELD — Today’s forecasted rain showers could put a new law to the test. Starting today, state law requires drivers to turn on their headlights whenever they need to use their windshield wipers, and whenever visibility is less than 500 feet. Previously, headlight use had been required from … 1

Neighbors: Turning pollution into art

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hello neighbor. Several months ago I told you the Connecticut River Watershed was looking for artists who would turn trash found in the watershed into art. Well, CRW found the artists and their art is on display now through May 27 at Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue … 0