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Dual relationships, a lot of insider shuffle, and the bonanaza of Pieridae's (LNG, Nova Scotia) eighteen + quadrillion dollars over a twenty year period for "fossil fuel and pipeline companies" . . . Do we have any meaningful government left to protect citizen's safety, property and posterity? The further you go up the food chain it seems the more corruption there is. Oath of office on behalf of citizens? ...(full comment)

Group objects to co. owner’s investment in pipeline

I think he was referring to how corporate self-policing/reporting was more encouraged in the Bush/Cheney years, while budgets/staff to EPA was slashed. ...(full comment)

Meyer/My Turn: Sucking out the river’s life

Hear hear! Though I do agree with the representatives that the review process has proceeded in a ridiculously pathetic manner, what needs to be behind every objection is: we don't want this pipeline, we don't need this pipeline, this pipeline plan contradicts all good energy policy, and using eminent domain to build it is criminal. ...(full comment)

Letter: We need energy strategy

What the article fails to mention is that Bill Stathis is the Director of Sales at Crocker Communications, a private entity that is aggressively seeking to become the service provider for individual towns. ...(full comment)

WiredWest awaits state approval of business plan

Deerfield folks are not so excited about this idea and feel they would best served if the ambulance stays in the South Deerfield Fire Station. We don't need to spend 439,000 to renovate space. Its time to think about one fire ems department in the town of Deerfield. One new district to provide the highest level of response to the Town of Deerfield. Sorry Sunderland and Whately. ...(full comment)

New plan released for Whately town building

The Recorder is doing an excellent job. There is a great deal of factual information and hundreds, if not thousands, of Massachusetts citizens have spent months and months in careful research; some of them quite knowledgeable in a professional capacity. The lies and half truths come from a for profit billionaire company that has limitless access to advertising and political contributions. If it was your home and family's health on the line, you would seek information, too: and if you learned what countless others have, in the face of this, you would be grateful for the factual reporting of this paper. It is rare in these times, and vital for a Democracy. More and more this nation has become an oligarchy where everything we are allowed to know is funnelled through billionaire owned media. ...(full comment)

Northfield preps list of pipeline concerns for FERC hearing

Pieridae export terminal in Goldboro Nova Scotia states, in its application for fast track NEPA evaluation that "pipeline and fossil fuel companies" will benefit to the tune of eighteen quadrillion dollars over a twenty year period. This project is being illegally segmented and the sole goal of this is export for enormous private profit to billionaires and their off shore accounts. This latest installment of gaming the system is consistent with the whole manner of deceit and lies foster by this billionaire company. And FERC colludes with them. More people would have attended last night, but a great many feel that it is an exercise in futility, that FERC is completely compromised and corrupt by industry insiders and a revolving door with fossil fuels. KM and FERC are checking boxes, and it does not appear that there is any meaningful concern for either determining the actual need for this (None: our rates are middling and consistent even with regions with new pipeline capacity: whatever lies are being spread: and electricity use is going down in this region: steadily and consistently). This is a meaningless, dystopian process more characteristic of a banana republic than a democracy. A "scoping hearing" based on TBD's. Kudos to all the folks refusing permission to survey. They are trying to steal land and put the patina of fair process on a pack of lies. ...(full comment)

FERC gets an earful: Scores turn up the heat on regulators over pipeline

Thanks to the Recorder for printing my letter. May I continue it in cyberspace. On the question of whether the less permanent interim solution of LNG gas is an adequate alternative to a pipeline (The DOER has already determined that it isn't.), can somebody explain with reasonably believable numbers (taking into account solar energy's capacity factor) why the idea of solar and conservation as a permanent solution to most energy needs isn't simply delusional? How can we and the third world cut carbon in the massive quantities said to be required without nuclear or something not discovered yet? Why don't we build that nuclear power plant on the Montague Plain? I sometimes wonder who will be more to blame if Greenland melts, the people who wanted to put their hands in Jesus' wounds, or, the people who believed and then undermined the credibility of their assertion by insisting on implausible remedies. ...(full comment)

Letter: Our power capacity

The issue is the lack of safety and respect for the impacted landowners in the area. There is lots of information available about the safety records of KM or other gas pipeline companies out there. Most is not good(Minisink, NY).FERC is only a watchdog for the wholesale energy market and caters to the industry.They are in the business to build/permit pipelines not stop them, in fact they have never denied a major pipeline in their history. By the way, where is it that you live Riks, ,I'd bet not in the path of the glorious pipeline. ...(full comment)

Potential health effects cause concern for some residents

Fear mongering and vilifying... demonize the other side .. and deal in half truths . make people fear what they do not know .. Shame on the Recorder for letting one side frame the conversation.. This is not balanced reporting... ...(full comment)

Northfield preps list of pipeline concerns for FERC hearing

That is not the issue...Fear mongering and vilifying... demonize the other side .. and deal in half truths . make people fear what they do not know .. Shame on the recorder for letting one side frame the conversation.. ...(full comment)

Potential health effects cause concern for some residents

I grew up loving bookstores and libraries. I remember spending hundreds of hours at the Harvard Coop in my childhood and our own town library. So I'm sorry to see bookstores go. But as a business owner, I understand it's impossible to compete with instant delivery. If I can buy a book online and have it delivered to my hand-held device seconds after purchase, that only leaves the experience of shopping missing. And there are two whole generations of young people that grew up without that experience. I suspect I am among the last of my generation that cares about the smell of old books, the feel of holding them in my hands, and the sounds of people quietly whispering...it was what passed for a religious experience for me. Now it's almost completely gone. ...(full comment)

Deerfield book shop closes doors

It's sadly obvious that FERC is simply the pretense of regulation: window dressing for theft and graft: now we can add genocide. ...(full comment)

Letter: FERC, grow a backbone