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Questions remain after COG pipeline meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Planning Board, along with the nearly 300 people attending their meeting Thursday, got to pose a series of questions to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. spokesmen, yet questions remained about TGP’s proposed project. The two-hour long session, during which four representatives from TGP parent Kinder Morgan responded to audience questions submitted in writing, echoed many of the comments already made by the company … 1

Reps. Mark, Kulik voice opposition to gas pipeline

Friday, July 25, 2014

Five more western Massachusetts legislators have come out publicly against the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline project. Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield, along with Reps. Paul Mark, D-Peru, Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, and William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, issued a joint written statement Friday declaring their opposition to the Northeast Direct pipeline, which would cross nine Franklin County towns. Rep. Denise Andrews, D-Orange, … 0

Neighbors: Young neighbor to raise money for animals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello neighbor. One of our younger neighbors, 11-year-old Miracle Leyro, is organizing a walk through the downtown Greenfield area this Saturday with a group of her friends. The youngsters plan to raise money for Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society. Miracle’s mother Diana Nunez told me that Miracle plans to walk along Main and Federal streets, as well as some of the side streets, … 0

Pipeline ban, community rights on Ashfield town meeting agenda

Friday, June 20, 2014

ASHFIELD — A “community rights” resolution regarding large-scale electricity-generating wind turbines and high-pressure natural gas pipelines is on Monday’s special town meeting agenda, along with a ban specifically aimed at the Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. natural gas pipeline that is to go through Ashfield, among other Franklin … 2

Here comes ‘The Judge’ film trailer

Friday, June 20, 2014

SHELBURNE FALLS — The movie trailer for the film shot in Shelburne Falls last summer, “The Judge,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, is now online for viewing. According to the IMDB website, where the trailer can … 0

Neighbors: Franklin County natives featured on Playbill.com

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hello, neighbor. Have you heard that Frontier Regional High School graduates (2010) Dale Murphy, a Sunderland native, and Tyler Conroy, a Conway native, were recently featured on Playbill.com? Dale wrote a musical based on the music of Taylor Swift and Tyler starred in and directed it. “It’s a … 0

Shelburne selectmen to hear wireless Internet plan

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SHELBURNE — An Ashfield man with a start-up Internet business will be meeting with the Board of Selectmen next month to discuss a proposal to set up a “fixed wireless” Internet service for people living within the unserved, rural Patten Hill district of Shelburne Center. Christopher Gray, doing … 0

Minor injuries for driver in rollover on Mohawk Trail

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SHELBURNE — A driver who rolled her SUV over on the Mohawk Trail on Tuesday was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. State police responded to the crash at about 4:40 p.m., in the area of the Mohawk Shops. Trooper John Haidousis said the female driver had … 0

Franklin County school districts weigh PARCC vs. MCAS, results mixed

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

TURNERS FALLS — With the state offering a choice between getting an early start with the probable next big standardized test or continuing with the MCAS for the time being, area school districts have split more or less down the middle. Deciding factors included uncertainty over the future, … 0

Letter: That Grand Old Party

Sunday, June 15, 2014

This is a response to Ed Fleming’s recent letter to the editor titled “Fascinating reading.” In his piece about the upcoming elections in Greenfield he states that Mark Wisnewski’s supporters and cohorts have been talking about Isaac Mass and the evils of the Republican Party (and, by assumption, … 0

Letter: Walmart questions

Sunday, June 15, 2014

In addition to getting the facts before making a decision about a big box store, as the header on Lynn Waldron’s excellent letter in the May 30 Recorder states, I suggest that proponents of Walmart let the public know of their answers to these few questions: ∎ What … 0

Mohawk Supt. ranked ‘proficient’

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Superintendent gets graded by school board BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee ranked its school superintendent as “proficient,” under a new evaluation system that included both a checklist on various superintendent skills and a comment portion on the superintendent’s performances and goals. As has been … 0

Metaphor Yarns changing course

Friday, June 13, 2014

SHELBURNE — Metaphor Yarns closes shop on Sunday , but will expand its “metaphorical shop” online, offering classes, knitting kits, knitting circles and even “pop-up” stores in Greenfield and Shelburne Falls, from time to time. Although the 623 … 0