So MA is to have the largest eminent domain land takings since the Turnpike, when we already have an existing pipeline, so that Connecticut businesses can benefit???????
Kinder Morgan bought the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Southern Massachusetts only recently (it didn't build it) . . . we already have a pipeline here, with excess capacity reported as of December 2014.
And now our state is going to be ruined for a second one? This is ludicrous. Is our Governor going to do anything to protect the interests of Massachusetts?
I loved this family's point of view: let the children come home and the healing can begin. That's what they are good at; they are rooted in this essential of all valuables: the healing and nourishing of the heart. All else is secondary yet seen to with care. Thank you, Recorder, for publishing this very moving story of the Schildbach family. ...(full comment)
This is really inspiring. Gets me all fired up about creating as one goes along, wherever one needs to venture in support of one's livelihood and in contribution to communities. The open-endedness of this theater group inspired by possibility and able to forge ahead and turn it all beautiful. I'm sorry I missed the event itself but happy to read this write up in The Recorder! ...(full comment)
This is appalling. Why were no actual indigenous peoples with actual ties to authentic community involved in this? Instead we have a mockery - white people, drumming and singing songs in english dressed in stereotypical Indianesque clothing.
I am all for reconciliation however when said reconciliation involves cultural appropriation and horrible inaccurate representation it is not reconciliation it is a continuation of colonialism. This is disgusting. ...(full comment)
Hawley just consigned itself to a broadband backwater that will be surrounded by plentiful broadband service, and if you think the costs of participating in WiredWest were too high, just wait until you try and sell your property in a market that considers homes with no good broadband options an absolute deal-breaker.
It's awful the community was misled to believe a wireless solution would be a suitable alternative. We've studied the alternatives and there are frankly none practical for Hawley, Mass. I'm sorry, but another "study" won't change that. Our findings (http://stopthecap.com/2015/05/07/western-mass-voters-stampede-for-fiber-optic-broadband-in-communities-big-telecom-ignored/) show Hawley, now on its own, will be too small and in an impossible place to sustain any wireless network alternative. White space is out because there are too few open channels to support it and traditional Wireless ISPs are going to have a very difficult time justifying the expense of a wireless network for only about 300 homes. They almost never can deliver speeds that qualify as broadband in any case. ...(full comment)