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New England National Scenic Trail map published

Friday, August 28, 2015

The first-ever map and guide to the New England National Scenic Trail has just been published by the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. The three-map set and guide includes 20 suggested hikes and covers the 215-mile-long trail in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts . The trail, federally designated in 2009 and following portions of the historic Mattabesett, Metacomet and Monadnock Trail systems, is the most recent … 0

Walking ‘The Wastelands’: Theatrical group presenting Pipeline Processions performances in the area

Thursday, August 27, 2015

In addition to all of the written testimony — hundreds of filings and thousands of words — about the proposed natural gas pipeline that would pass through this region, there’s a deeper statement being made by a performance group, Children of the Wild, in its Pipeline Processions series. The presentations of music, theatrical … 0

Deerfield submits pipeline comments to FERC

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield has officially made its submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s environmental impact statement scoping process. The 12-page document, approved by the Board of Selectmen during their meeting Wednesday night, details the town’s concerns about the ramifications the pipeline could have on the town’s economy, public safety, geology and natural resources, among other sectors. In public safety, the report said … 1

Shelburne voices gas pipeline concerns

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SHELBURNE — Between 35 to 40 residents came out Thursday night to hear the list of concerns the town’s Pipeline Advisory Committee hopes the Board of Selectmen will submit to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding a mile-long stretch of the proposed Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline that is … 0

Northfield health board issues cease and desist order for pipeline activities

Thursday, August 13, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Board of Health passed a motion to adopt a cease-and-desist order, similar to Deerfield’s action, prohibiting all activities related to the proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. from continuing in town. Board member Tom Walker abstained from voting, while Dan Gray and Flora Sadri voted in … 0

Montague concerned about pipeline impact

Thursday, August 13, 2015

MONTAGUE — The Board of Selectmen sent letters to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Energy Facilities Siting Board this week outlining the town’s concerns about the potential impacts of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, which would pass through 4.7 miles of town. In … 0

Rosenberg calls for lifting Berkshire Gas moratorium

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg called on Berkshire Gas Co. Wednesday to immediately lift its moratorium on new and expanded service in Franklin, Hampshire and Berkshire counties and look at alternatives for meeting the region’s need for additional demand. In a letter to Karen Zink, Berkshire Gas president and … 0

Deerfield residents lay out pipeline concerns

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield residents got another chance to publicly voice their concerns about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline project Wednesday night. The safety of town’s drinking water, the proximity of the pipeline to homes, a quarry, an active railyard and power lines topped the list. The … 0

Texas rupture stirs up local gas pipeline conversation

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NORTHFIELD — It seems that residents against the pipeline have taken a leave of absence from Selectboard meetings. The past few public meetings haven’t had any public commenters, but Gulf Road resident Bill Kilpatrick has yet to lose hope. He expressed, once again, that the Selectboard should continue … 0

Certain wildlife species could benefit from pipeline, while others suffer

Monday, August 10, 2015

NORTHFIELD — The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct project, in some cases, may benefit certain species but could cause significant harm to others. Scott Jackson, associate professor of wetlands and wildlife conservation at the University … 4

Anti-pipeliners eyes turn to Otis: Taking of state-protected land could set precedent

Friday, August 7, 2015

A state House bill to carve 15 acres of state forest land in Berkshire County for a 13-mile Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project is raising eyebrows — and voices — among opponents of the company’s larger Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that would cut across Franklin County. The proposed … 0

Shelburne gas pipeline forum set for Thursday

Friday, August 7, 2015

SHELBURNE — If Kinder Morgan’s pipeline is approved for construction across Franklin County, what concerns do you have about how it would be sited and built in part of south, rural Shelburne? The recently formed Shelburne Pipeline Advisory Committee will host a town forum in Memorial Hall on … 0

Deerfield Selectmen to hold comment session on pipeline

Friday, August 7, 2015

DEERFIELD — Deerfield’s Board of Selectmen will hold a public comment session Wednesday where residents will be able to give their input on two documents the town is crafting about their concerns surrounding Kinder Morgan’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline project. The documents will be submitted … 0

Community members blast siting board on pipeline

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Opponents of Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline again dominated a public hearing Wednesday night — this one a session before the state’s Energy Facilities Siting Board that included several adamant declarations that no pipeline … 2

Group objects to co. owner’s investment in pipeline

Monday, August 3, 2015

The lawyer for an environmental consortium challenging the proposed Northeast Energy Direct project is protesting the decision by Berkshire Gas Co.’s parent company to invest in the project at the same time Berkshire has imposed a moratorium on new customers until the project gets approved. Northeast Energy Solutions, … 1