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Submitted photo
 “Climate Summer Bicycle Riders,”  are taking to the roads in western Massachusetts in opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposed natural gas pipeline planned to run from Richmond, New York to Dracut, including towns in Franklin County and Plainfield. A crew like this one will be visiting Plainfield and Cummington this week.

Hilltown Voices

Friday, July 11, 2014

An energetic group of environmental activists is taking to the roads of western Massachusetts in opposition to Kinder Morgan’s natural gas pipeline proposed to run from Richmond, New York to Dracut, including towns in Franklin County and Plainfield. Dubbed the “Climate Summer Bicycle Riders,” four crews are visiting communities to bring attention to what they say are the harmful effects … 1

Review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline project rescheduled to July 24 at Greenfield Community College

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project. The boards’ original May 15 meeting on what Tennessee Gas Pipeline now calls its Northeast Energy Direct project was postponed because it was found to be in violation of the state’s Open Meeting Law … 0

Tennessee Gas Pipeline project would include compressor station

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The natural gas pipeline project that would pass through Plainfield in Hampshire County and nine Franklin County towns also includes a barn-sized compressor station to maintain pressure on the line. The pumping station, which a Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. map of its proposed Northeast Energy Direct project shows to be on a site near the Conway-Ashfield town line, is one of several such … 0

Meetings planned in Hatfield and Cummington on Tennessee Gas Pipeline project

Friday, February 28, 2014

Two meetings are planned this week in Hampshire County by groups already raising concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline through Berkshire and Franklin counties. The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. plans the pipeline from the Marcellus shale fields in western Pennsylvania to eastern Massachusetts to feed the growing … 2

Plainfield Police Chief David Wood retires; assistant chief Stacey Magdycz named as interim

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PLAINFIELD — After six years in charge of the Plainfield Police Department, David Wood retired as chief this month and was replaced by a lifelong town resident and nine-year member of the department. the Select Board on Feb. 11 appointed assistant chief Stacey Magdycz as interim chief. Select … 0

‘Snowshoe shenanigans’ on tap Sunday in Hilltowns

Saturday, February 22, 2014

In celebration of winter and the great outdoors, the Hilltown Land Trust teamed up with The Trustees of Reservations to sponsor the Hilltown Snowshoe Shenanigans Snowshoe Race and Winter Celebration Sunday. “This is something that has been percolating with the members of our outreach committee for some time,” … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Personnel Board, 9 a.m.; Zoning Board of Appeals, 6:30 p.m.; Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., all at Town Hall THURSDAY: Human Rights Commission, 6:30 p.m., Bangs Community Center Belchertown TUESDAY: Agricultural Committee, Finance Committee, both at 7 … 0

Small businesses find a niche market in the Hilltowns

Monday, February 10, 2014

CHESTERFIELD — From specialty auto repair shops and stone masonry to homegrown cooking classes, many businesses have found their niche markets in the Hilltowns. “Most of the businesses in the Hilltowns started small and many were, and are, … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Public Art Commission, 10 a.m.; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., both at Town Hall TUESDAY: Jones Library Budget Committee, 1:30 p.m., Library; Rental Bylaw Implementation Group, 3 p.m.; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m.; Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., all at Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Transportation Plan Task Force, … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: School Committee, 7 p.m., Town Hall WEDNESDAY: Personnel Board, 9 a.m., Town Hall THURSDAY: Recycling and Refuse Management Committee, 4 p.m., Public Works Meeting Room; Zoning Board of Appeals, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Belchertown TODAY: Fair Committee, 7:15 p.m., Freedom Hall; Board of Health, 7:30 p.m., … 0

Area meetings

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Budget Coordinating Group, 8:30 a.m., Town Hall; Housing Authority, 4:30 p.m., 33 Kellogg Ave.; Budget Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5:15 p.m., ARMS; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall TUESDAY: Jones Library Investment Committee, 10:30 a.m., Library; Joint Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee and Union 26 … 0

Mohawk Trail schools take preliminary look at four-day school week

Thursday, January 23, 2014

PLAINFIELD — The Mohawk Trail Regional School District, which serves students from Plainfield, is eyeing the idea of a four-day school week, estimated to save $400,000. Officials said they are forced to consider this option because the state has reneged in its commitment to fund transportation for regional … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m.; Design Review board, 6:30 p.m., both at Town Hall; Budget Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5:30 p.m.; School Committee, 7 p.m., both at ARHS WEDNESDAY: Housing and Sheltering Committee, 9 a.m.; Planning Board and Zoning Subcommittee, 5 p.m., … 0