Good catch! Please see The Recorder's follow-up story where this information is corrected and more information is provided about both types of frogs. A link has been attached to this story. ...(full comment)

Spring peepers awake in western Massachusetts

Just in case you missed it, I would like to share a link Lucas strikes back - against his neighbors! Film director to build hundreds of affordable homes in millionaire neighborhood after they blocked him from building a studio I say good for him. Read more: ...(full comment)

Greenfield councilor dismayed by ‘classism’ he heard in residents’ comments on accessory apartment proposal

Congratulations Jean! A great article. ...(full comment)

Hawlemont HAY teacher wins award

Self-serving and deceitful double talk. People who believe in "freedom and democracy" don't join vicious, murderous groups of religious fanatics. Blaming Obama is a new low for Obama-haters. ...(full comment)

Letter: Abandoned by US

I haven't heard much about the on site storage. Is it safe or wise. The spent fuel should be removed from Vernon. If Vernon becomes a storage space for spent fuel then we must maintain security of the site and monitor ecological impacts as the site ages. I think as long as spent radioactive material is being stored in Vernon the impacted radius should be fairly compensated for storing governmental property which is Department of Energy. We also have a large ecosystem that needs to be protected for the health of Vermont down wind and river Massachusetts, and Connecticut. ...(full comment)

Vt. Yankee advisory panel to hold forum on April 14

ENRON: and the push for gas exports to benefit private wealth. ...(full comment)

Editorial: State should be protecting ratepayers

Their company was recently purchased by Spanish giant Iberdrola. Prior to that, it spent 20 million in a failed attempt to purchase a Philadelphia company. (see Hartford Courant) It seems that lust for money is the only real policy, and pipelines are a means of stripping wealth away from hardworking Americans. If we are wise, as a state, we will stand up to this atrocity. This has no benefit whatsoever to our communiities, and there are other options, like Distrigas, that Sunderland companies can choose that will save lives now and in the future. ...(full comment)

Berkshire Gas extends freeze to Sunderland

This is obscene. Tearing up five square miles of MA pristine conservation and private land, forcing neighborhoods to live in incineration zones near the cheapest, flimsiest possible pipeline, operating under enormous pressure, and near live voltage. Running through drinking water supplies. Berkshire could fix their leaky existing pipes and stop cheating ratepayers. They could also engage in programs that conserve. They are fine squandering other people's lives, homes, and efforts for the future. They have demonstrated no concern for the consequences of their actions to others and this is outright threat. ...(full comment)

Berkshire Gas extends freeze to Sunderland

I find it hard to believe that the levels of co2 have raised to levels not seen in million of years. Just who was taking data millions of years ago? I do not recall any written history from that time. Speculation is that just speculation. A long, long time ago the world was covered in ice and at one time on fire. Many people complain about things but offer NO reasonable solutions. Crony capitalism is not one and neither is government.. It is like putting fiber optics out to a person 3 miles from town too expensive to run the line out there. That is why there is a push to have people live in higher density areas. There are people in the federal government that want to make any home to be on no more than 1/3 acre lots and make many areas off limit to homes. ...(full comment)

Letter: Enlighten us

I am sure you did not feel the same way on a few other black nominees that were Republicans. Maybe the Republicans should use the same nuclear option Senator Reid did. Just make it 5o votes to pass just about anything and only bring up things you want . ...(full comment)

Editorial: Senate holds AG nominee hostage

now that harry Reid is retiring maybe we can get the Nevada disposal site open, we have spent an enormous amount of money on it. It would be nice to have the spent fuel put where it was planned to go. Reid had no problem building the site as it made jobs in Nevada for him to use for reelections. If he really care about the taxpayer it would have been used a long time ago ...(full comment)

Letter: The toothless NRC

Out of context and all incorrect. Final disposal of the Used Fuel has already been paid for by the ratepayers. There are two charges on every kilowatt-hour sold. One for the Decommissioning Fund and one for permanent disposal of Used Fuel. By law the used fuel will become the responsibility of the government, and it will pay for the disposal with the money in the fund. But there is no place for the Used Fuel to go right now, thanks to Senator Reid and anti-nukes. So the plants have to pay for it in Dry Casks, and they want the money already paid back. Federal courts have supported this and a lot of money has already been given back to several plants. The NRC will continue to regulate many aspects of the decommissioning work, particularly the radiological safety. They just don't approve the overall plan. The owners and contractors can break up concrete without NRC approval. ...(full comment)

Letter: The toothless NRC

Well said. ...(full comment)

Letter: The toothless NRC