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These are rosy stories from a company selected person, likely with significant means. There are a great many online accounts of folks forced to live near these facilities who paint a detailed picture of hell on earth, routinely evacuated from their homes at any time of the day or night, who live in chronic fear: terror, actually. For many locals along this local proposed route, hospitals are miles away in any direction, there are no evacuation routes, and residents have been shown plans to locate a huge pipeline less than 100 feet from homes and wells, and in the presence of existing sets direct transmission high voltage cables. They and all of their neighbors are well within blast zones. An incident will result in loss of electricity for a huge swath of the state: further complicating any possible rescue efforts. The lack of regard for our lives, our state, or anything remotely human is chilling. And this is being ginned up on the basis of maybe .6 bcf, which may not in fact be needed, so Marcellus gas can be shipped abroad to further enrich obscene wealth. ...(full comment)

Compressor stations reason for concern?

If you can live off your SS here, I know your money will go further in TX where your God fearing (which I always feel sorry for those who fear God) have fled to. And as for Mother Nature doing a "fine job of cleaning up messes made by oil"... too bad BP didn't know that. It could have saved them billions in their attempt to clean up the Gulf and Mississippi Delta in 2010. I see you love living in the past. How does that work for you in the 21st Century? ...(full comment)

Letter: My industrial nature

Tim, please go and reread my letter, this time for comprehension. I didn't write your pal Ken shouldn't write letters to the editor, I wrote as long as people like the two of you continue to insult and name call people who think differently than you, then our Nation can not heal. Big difference. ...(full comment)

Letter: Libs lose big

The Schell Memorial Bridge is a heritage structure. It deserves to be a small state park dedicated to our nation's civil engineer heritage. ( Yes, the state should spend some of money outside of Boston. ) The bike-ped bridge will be pale cipher next to the grandeur of the historic Schell. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Clearing up bridge ownership

so there's enough fuel but we in MA can't access it? if more pipeline means averting future crisis we should all be in favor. ...(full comment)

New lobbying group to run ads for gas pipeline

Well said and well written. Thanks for sharing this! Sincerely, Daniel A. Brown Taos, NM ...(full comment)

Letter: What’s possible

I would also like to see a space there that could be rented out for parties, functions, weddings, etc. That would nicely complement the new hotel above Wilson's, and out-of-town guests could also utilize the new train station nearby. There are not a lot of large venues for this purpose in the area, especially that are situated in a downtown, transit-oriented setting. ...(full comment)

What will be next act for the bank?

Dylan's got my vote! I think it's definitely time for some fresh ideas and a change in our state! ...(full comment)

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

Excellent, letter, Mr. Korpita. You have my vote for all the reasons outlined above! ...(full comment)

Letter: Asking for your vote

Awesome...our street is falling apart, our sidewalk could kill someone with the cracks and disrepair, but this town is gonna spend up to $400,000 for a few kids to use skateboards! Where are the priorities in this town? ...(full comment)

Grant comes through for Unity Skate Park, Greenfield dog park, Northfield recreation

A replica is not the same... Even with pieces of the original set in cement nearby in a pocket park. It is sad watching the Commonwealth scrap the last such civil engineering feats. Like Lowell's Textile Memorial Bridge, recently lost. More should be saved than Boston's Longfellow Bridge and the Northern Avenue Bridge. Western and Central Massachusetts deserves heritage structures too... ...(full comment)

Schell Bridge ‘summit’ set for Thursday

www.lightthenight.org/ma Scroll to bottom of page and you will find our JENNA STRONG walk on Nov 2nd ...(full comment)

“Light the Night” walk in Bernardston to fight blood cancer

Wow, thank you so much. This is such a wonderful program. Had so much fun. Can't wait until next one. ...(full comment)

No shortage of words at Greenfield annual Word Festival