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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)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission still taking comments on pipeline’s environmental impact as deadline passes

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A flurry of comments about the Northeast Energy Direct project proposed by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has turned in recent days to a veritable blizzard as the deadline passed Monday for posting comments on what should be included in the environmental impact statement that will be prepared. Yet the deadline imposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has …

Impact statement cites possible safety risks with pipeline

Monday, August 31, 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 last week, details the town’s concerns about the impact the pipeline could have on the town’s economy, public safety, geology and natural resources, among other sectors. In public safety, the report said …

Deerfield historians say pipeline threatens archaeological heritage

Sunday, August 30, 2015

DEERFIELD — The commissioner of the Deerfield Historical Commission and the director of Historic Deerfield have submitted a report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission raising concerns regarding how the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. natural gas pipeline could affect archaeological sites along its route. The report, authored by Historical Commissioner David “Bud” Driver and Historic Deerfield executive director Philip Zea, details Deerfield’s paleolithic …

Northampton Police Department swears-in three new officers, promotes three

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Three new Northampton Police officers joined three veteran ranking officers when they were sworn in by Mayor David J. Narkewicz at a ceremony Thursday night. Capt. John Cartledge, Lt. David Callahan and Sgt. Patrick Moody, who …

Man arrested for allegedly driving drunk on Mt. Sugarloaf

Monday, August 24, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Montague man faces criminal charges after police say he drunkenly drove his vehicle up Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield. According to Sgt. Michael Krusiewski, the department received reports of a vehicle driving erratically up the mountain around 7:50 p.m. Saturday, from someone walking up the …

Northampton tops Frontier for 14U Suburban softball title

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Calista Lebron hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, to power the Northampton 14U softball team to the Western Massachusetts Suburban League championship with a 15-8 victory over Frontier Thursday evening at Sheldon Field. Lebron, the …

Police respond to apparent drowning in Deerfield

Thursday, August 20, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Police responded to an apparent drowning on Captain Lathrop Drive Thursday afternoon after a boy discovered a body at the bottom of his neighbor’s pool. Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock said he could only confirm that there was an incident at the pool, located behind …

MIAA announces state basketball finals to be played in Springfield starting next season

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Any Western Massachusetts basketball teams that advance to the state finals will have a bit of a home-court advantage starting in 2016. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced in a press release Wednesday that all state basketball championship games will be played in Springfield. The entire championship weekend …

A glimpse of the past: Furniture gallery at Historic Deerfield offers ‘perfect marriage’ of art and history

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Christine Ritok’s eyes narrowed slightly as they fell over the legs of an intricately carved antique chair in Historic Deerfield’s “Into The Woods” furniture gallery in the Flynt Center. A sharp click, and the dull blue beam of …

Public meeting gun ban in Warwick not the norm

Sunday, August 16, 2015

WARWICK — Guns are no longer welcome at Warwick’s public meetings, but the town seems to be an outlier in putting its foot down on firearms. The town’s new policy, adopted by the board in a 2-1 vote, went into effect last week. It stems from an issue …

Deerfield woman seeks refund for taxes paid on home near proposed Tennessee Gas Pipeline

Friday, August 14, 2015

DEERFIELD — In May 2014, Heather Reloj of Deerfield and her family moved into a white Victorian-style home on Lower Road in Deerfield. It was her dream home and one that she had spent two years searching for …

Collision in South Deerfield sends one driver to hospital

Thursday, August 13, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A two-vehicle crash at Mill Village Road and Routes 5 and 10 sent one driver to the hospital with minor injuries Thursday afternoon. Police said the accident occurred about 2:20 when the driver of a Toyota Tacoma pickup pulled out from Mill Village Road onto …

Rollover accident on Interstate 91 that injured two drivers remains under investigation

Thursday, August 13, 2015

DEERFIELD — Police continue to investigate a two-car crash that seriously injured two drivers on Interstate 91 in Deerfield. Police said the accident happened shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, when a 2008 Volkswagen hatchback driven by a 23-year-old man from Vernon, Conn., crossed abruptly into the right lane …