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Very informative article and the video cam is super! ...(full comment)

Peregrine falcons return to UMass nesting site

Please note that your number are for all of New England. Since 2013 demand for gas has increase and that is due to expanded pressure from the loss 2 power plants. This Area has some the highest cost in energy in the U.S. and there is no sign of relief in sight.. This is not about capacity, it is not about supply and demand, its about no fracted gas at any cost. The fact Is Western Mass and Franklin county Are Undeserved.. No new industry will come here because there is no infrastructure to support it. These are real issues please that LED lights alone will not address. ...(full comment)

Opponents of pipeline decry their actions being called ‘eco-terrorism’

Very neat! ...(full comment)

Peregrine falcons return to UMass nesting site

Carrie ally love and support. Hope to see you very soon. Love Tiff and Gracie ...(full comment)

Montague woman needs a new heart

Clearly the ginormous compressor station that Kinder Morgan has planned for Northfield has no such reverence for much of anything: including human life. This compressor station will belch out enormous quantities of Benzene, VOC's, neurotoxins, endocrine disruptors, and God knows what else, to fall as acid rain on every ling thing in the vicinity for miles: to fill export tankers: with no benefit whatsoever to any residents. The folks planning this have made a science of invading religious organizations, fomiting hate speech, and getting people all het up about social issues, while syphoning off our nation's assets for private gain. The past and future of Northfield are going to be obliterated by this atrocity.- Get involved and start advocating now. ...(full comment)

Letter: Northfield’s message

Too bad this did come back to Deerfield. I heard a gallant effort was made to get it but they were outbid. ...(full comment)

Shays’ Rebellion letter by Deerfield militiaman sells for $35,000

Dear Anita, Thanks for this great article on Quabbin Trails and your new Walk About column. Have you heard of Ashfield Trails? Ashfield Trails is a volunteer collaborative which for several years has been working to establish a community network of trails and footpaths in and around the Town of Ashfield. So far we have built over 17 miles of trails. There's the 2 mile Two Bridges Trail from The Trustee's of Reservations Bullitt Reservation to their Chapel Falls Reservation which connects to a 3 mile trail to DAR SF. There's a 4 mile trail from Sanderson Academy to Bear Swamp Reservation. The Overlook Trail is about 3 miles and ends at Rt 112. The Ridge Trail starts on 112 and heads 2 miles to Bailey Rd. We have a new trail from Bailey Rd to the Mary Lyon birthplace and will be working this spring to open a new section from Mary Lyon's to Edge Hill Golf Course. In honor of Ashfield's 250th Anniversary, we will be hosting a hike on Sat., June 6 (National Trails Day) from Bullitt to Chapel Falls. For more info, please check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AshfieldTrails Thanks, Phil Pless ...(full comment)

Life & Times: Walking the Quabbin

What a great letter, when you strip the rhetoric from the facts you get the truth. With the constant attack on coal you will see the rates double again, when you go from less than a cent to produce to more than 4 cents for power. At some time the soon the subsidies will have to come off to pay for the use of the grid and then the solar will be more expensive. ...(full comment)

Letter: Shocking? Shouldn’t be

Hi Anita, I enjoy reading your columns and think your painting turned out great! Paint and Sip sounds like fun! Jan ...(full comment)

Neighbors: Paint and Sip awakens my inner artist

How about maybe not drinking if you are not of age, or maybe the schools should not allow alcohol on campus. It is unfortunate that someone will take advantage of you if you have to much to drink, but it is very likely to happen. Just look at spring break in Florida. That is what the culture in America has become. If you put yourself in a position tht can be taken advantage of, it will probably happen. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Ending ‘rape culture’ on campus

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 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042347/George-Lucas-unveils-plans-build-biggest-affordable-housing-complex-county-s-irked-neighbors-it.html 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: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042347/George-Lucas-unveils-plans-build-biggest-affordable-housing-complex-county-s-irked-neighbors-it.html#ixzz3XVqAuxGb ...(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