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Walk opposing pipeline, picketing of Berkshire Gas office planned in Greenfield on Presidents Day

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GREENFIELD — Walkers who oppose the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline will walk on Monday, Presidents Day, from Greenfield Community College to the First Congregational Church at 43 Silver St. between 10 a.m. and noon, according to Hattie Nestel of the No NED Pipeline Affinity Group, which is sponsoring the event. The walk’s route will include a stop to picket with others already gathered at the Berkshire Gas office …

State Sen. Benjamin Downing in final year cites opioid epidemic, changing demographics as key issues

Saturday, February 6, 2016

BOSTON — After almost 10 years in office, state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing has checked many items off an impressive to-do list. The Pittsfield Democrat has worked to increase the amount of solar energy in the state by more than 500 percent, and supported efforts to rebuild college campuses. But Downing, who will be leaving his post come January, says other important issues …

Adam Hinds to seek state Senate seat being vacated by Benjamin Downing

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Adam Hinds announced his candidacy Wednesday for the state Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Benjamin Downing, D-Pittsfield. The announcement came one day after Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox, said that he would not seek the Senate post which he had been seriously considering. Downing announced last week that he would not seek …

Cummington votes to begin process of withdrawing from Central Berkshire Regional School District

Thursday, June 25, 2015

CUMMINGTON — Residents voted 59-9 during a special Town Meeting on Thursday night to begin the process of withdrawing from the Central Berkshire Regional School District. “I am very pleased and impressed at the turnout,” said Christy Knox, a member of the town’s Ad Hoc Education Committee. “I …

Cummington special Town Meeting to consider withdrawing from Central Berkshire Regional School District

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CUMMINGTON — Voters will be asked at a special Town Meeting on Thursday whether to begin the process of withdrawing the town from the Central Berkshire Regional School District. “I really hope that we have a very large percentage of the town come out to vote, because this …

Hilltown Voices: Town Hall repairs in Goshen, quilts in Cummington, WiredWest in Chesterfield, swimming in Worthington

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Town of Goshen has received a $75,000 grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the secretary of state’s office for emergency repairs to Town Hall. The money will be used to help pay for replacing the town hall’s leaking slate roof, fixing its stone parapets, and …

Veterans Voice: News for area veterans

Friday, June 12, 2015

Announcements FLAG DAY CEREMONY: Will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Northampton Lodge of Elks # 997, 17 Spring St., Florence. The ceremony concludes with hot dogs and chips. REUNION: USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association will hold its 2015 reunion from Sept. 14 to 20 at …

Kyle Crosier, 19, of Berkshire County dies in Cummington motorcycle accident

Monday, June 8, 2015

CUMMINGTON — A 19-year-old Berkshire County man died after his motorcycle hit a guardrail on Route 9 in Cummington about 3 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement issued Monday by the Northwestern district attorney’s office. Kyle J. Crosier, of Florida, was pronounced dead at the scene of the …

Coming up

Friday, June 14, 2013

Amherst Senior Center/ Council On Aging Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 259-3060 www.amherstma.gov/seniorcenter Belchertown Senior Center 60 State St. Hours: Mon., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 323-0420 www.belchertown.org Chesterfield Senior Center 400 Main …

Hilltown Voices: Emily Dickinson scholar to read from new book at Meekins Library in Williamsburg

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Susan Snively, poet, essayist, screenwriter and scholar of the life and works of Emily Dickinson, will reading from her new novel entitled “The Heart Has Many Doors” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg. The reading is part of the library’s series “Lives of the …

Hilltown Voices: Williamsburg Fire Department gets new protective gear

Saturday, May 23, 2015

With the help of a $10,500 grant from the Massachusetts Call/Volunteer Firefighters’ Association, six more Williamsburg volunteer firefighters are now better protected with up-to-date turnout gear. The personal protective equipment consists of a turnout coat, pants, helmet, boots, …

Cummington voters approve $1.4 million debt exclusion override for broadband Internet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CUMMINGTON — Voters in Cummington on Monday approved a Proposition 2½ debt exclusion override for $1.4 million to bring broadband Internet service to town. Select Board member Monica Vandoloski said 178 voters went to the polls in the annual election Monday. The override was approved 110-66, she said. …

State Sen. Benjamin Downing files legislation to promote clean energy

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A state Senate bill encouraging utilities to adopt policies that incorporate energy storage systems to make more efficient use of solar, wind and other renewable sources is one of several initiatives by Sen. Benjamin Downing of Pittsfield to reshape the state’s energy future and keep its position as …