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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 …

Deerfield residents voice concerns about gas pipeline’s impact on water supply, homes, quarry and rail yard

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Residents voiced their concerns Wednesday night about the proposed Northeast Energy Direct gas pipeline, and safety of the town’s drinking water and the proximity of the project to homes, a quarry, an active rail yard and power lines topped the list. The public hearing was held …

Two drivers hurt, one seriously, in rollover crash on Interstate 91 in Deerfield

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DEERFIELD — Two drivers were injured, one seriously, in a two-car crash allegedly resulting from speeding on Interstate 91 northbound in Deerfield shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, according to State Police. A 23-year-old man from Vernon, Connecticut, suffered …

Frontier Regional School District and Union 38 will start early release of students on most Fridays

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The first day of school is a little more than two weeks away for students at the Frontier Regional School District and Union 38, and this year they will notice some changes to their schedule. Students will be released an 1½ hours early every Friday …

Western Massachusetts offers abundance of trails for novice and experienced hikers

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

If you have a love for the outdoors and a yearning to connect with the natural world, western Massachusetts offers outstanding opportunities for walking and hiking for both novice hikers and experienced trekkers. The beauty of living in …

Pipeline opponents concerned about bill in state Legislature seeking easement on part of Otis State Forest

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Massachusetts 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 Plainfield in Hampshire County …

Health events: Area support groups, other resources

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

For a full list of upcoming health events visit www.gazettenet.com/living/health/ GRIEF BEREAVEMENT — Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst periodically offers eight-week bereavement support groups open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. There is no fee; a phone interview is required. Call …

Kathryn Burek of Sunderland denies charges of drug and alcohol possession and assaulting police officers

Monday, August 10, 2015

DEERFIELD — A Sunderland woman faces drug, alcohol and assault charges after a traffic stop in Deerfield on Saturday night. Kathryn Burek, 18, of 34 River Road in Sunderland, pleaded innocent Monday in Greenfield District Court to charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possessing liquor under the age …

High school notebook: Local ultimate players shine at Under-19 Club National Championships

Monday, August 10, 2015

Yet another example of Hampshire County’s influence in the sport of ultimate at the state and national level was on display over the weekend. Several local boys competed for the Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance all-star team, which won …

Good weather, pollination lead fruit growers to predict bountiful crop this year

Saturday, August 8, 2015

DEERFIELD — This year’s apple season is shaping up to be a serious haul for the area’s fruit growers, with prime weather conditions and successful pollination putting plenty of apple pies and streams of hard cider on the …

Western Massachusetts firefighters to help battle wildfires in Oregon and Washington

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Several local firefighters are among 20 from New England sent to help battle wildfires that have been ravaging hundreds of thousands of acres of forest in Oregon, Washington and California during the last week. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation on Saturday sent crews to the Redmond …