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Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline protest on Boston Common across from the Statehouse in Boston, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Energy company Kinder Morgan has proposed the $3.75 billion extension of its northeast pipeline through Massachusetts and says will provide clean-burning natural gas to the northeast. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

SLIDESHOW Pipeline protest held in Boston

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON — An estimated 400 to 500 people rallied on the Boston Common Wednesday, bringing their “Stop the Pipeline” message to the Statehouse. Speakers included state Reps. Stephen Kulik, Paul Mark and Denise Andrews, all opposing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s proposal for a nearly 300-mile pipeline that would cut across nine Franklin County towns on its way to Dracut, north … 0

Goshen Fire Chief: Fire in Dresser Hill Road home Tuesday not considered suspicious

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GOSHEN — The state fire marshal’s office is investigating what caused a fire at a Dresser Hill Road home Tuesday evening that displaced one man. Goshen Fire Chief Susan Labrie said the fire is not considered suspicious. No one was injured but the house was rendered inhabitable, she said. The resident, Alexander Therkelsen, will be staying with family. In a press release, Goshen … 0

VIDEO ‘A Long Row in Fertile Ground,’ WGBY documentary on farming in the Connecticut River Valley, gets warm reception

Thursday, July 10, 2014

AMHERST — There was no red carpet, but local farmers got a taste of star treatment Wednesday night at a premiere screening of a WGBY documentary on farming in the Connecticut River Valley. Approximately 130 people, including many of the farmers featured in the film, filled Hampshire College’s Red Barn to watch “A … 0

George Leigh Sr.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

CUMMINGTON — George D. Leigh Sr., 77, of Harlow Road in Cummington passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility, surrounded by loving family members. He was born Sept. 25, 1936, the son of the late George and Natalie (Knight) Leigh. He was raised … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Regional Agreement Working Group: School Location Subcommittee, 5:30 p.m., Leverett Town Hall TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee, 11 a.m., Library; Select Board, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall Belchertown TUESDAY: School Committee, 6:30 p.m., Finance Committee, Select … 0

Out-of-control brush fire damages house on East Street in Goshen

Friday, April 18, 2014

GOSHEN — A small brush fire that had been started to destroy weeds at a home at 665 East St. quickly got out of control Thursday afternoon and flames began to burn the siding of the house. Before the fire was extinguished it caused an estimated $15,000 in … 0

Heading Outdoors

Friday, April 18, 2014

■∎ Hadley Bird Walk — Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range sponsor walk with John Green on April 19 from 7 to 10 a.m., Skinner State Park, Route 47, Hadley. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the park’s main gate off of Route … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Regional Agreement Working Group: Education Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m., Policy Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5 p.m., both at ARMS; Public Art Commission, 10:30 a.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Library; Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m. … 0

Making News: Local banks, new owner for Easthampton Machine & Tool, nutrition grant for elders and Blue Cross honors

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ewald named vice president and financial reporting manager at Hampden Bank SPRINGFIELD — Arley R. Ewald of Northampton has been named vice president and financial reporting manager at Hampden Bank. In her new position, Ewald will be responsible … 0

Mixed reception in Montague for representatives of Tennessee Gas Pipeline project

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MONTAGUE — Representatives of the company planning a natural gas pipeline through Franklin County attended their first local public meeting this week to a mixed reception. At least 80 people Monday filled the Town Hall’s upstairs meeting room and the attached hallway, with an overflow room downstairs. The … 0

This week's public meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall; Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS WEDNESDAY: Hampshire County Retirement Board, 9 a.m., 99 Industrial Drive, Northampton; … 0

Richard Meyer of Cummington gets 15- to 18-year sentence in state prison for sexually assaulting girl in 2012

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Richard Meyer of Cummington was sentenced to prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting a girl in Worthington in 2012, after it was determined that he was the same man convicted of assaulting two young girls in Florida … 0

Richard Meyer of Cummington convicted of sexually assaulting 10-year-old daughter of friend

Monday, March 31, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Richard B. Meyer, of Cummington, was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting the 10-year-old daughter of a family friend in October 2012. His sentence has yet to be decided, however, as the court must determine if he is the same Richard Meyer convicted of a sexual assault … 0