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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

Plainfield Fire Department adds five members

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Plainfield Fire Department added five new members to its ranks, breaking a roughly 20-year trend of declining membership. Assistant Fire Chief David Alvord said the department had over 20 members in the late 1990s, but fewer than 10 by 2013. “We have been in a very nerve-racking … 0

Mohawk Trail Regional to study four-day school week

Thursday, January 9, 2014

BUCKLAND (AP) — The Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee has given its superintendent the green light to research a switch to a four-day school week. Superintendent Michael Buoniconti told the School Committee on Wednesday that he will report back to them with his findings. He tells The Recorder … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Recycling and Refuse Management Committee, 5 p.m., DPW; Select Board, 6:30 p.m.; Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., both at Town Hall TUESDAY: Jones Library Development Committee, 1 p.m., Yiddish Book Center, Amherst; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; Budget Subcommittee of … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst THURSDAY: The Jones Library Board of Trustees, 9 a.m., Library Belchertown No meetings scheduled. Chesterfield TODAY: Assistant Assessor, 9:30 a.m.; Select Board, 4 p.m.; Tax Collector; 6:30 p.m.; Assessors, Police Department, Town Clerk, all at 7 p.m., all at Davenport THURSDAY: Senior Housing Committee, 12:30 p.m., Community … 0

Leon Tuthill Jr. of Plainfield one of three man charged with damaging historic kiln in Hawley

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Plainfield man celebrating his birthday is one of three area men who have been charged with damaging a historic Hawley landmark. In November, several thousand dollars in damage was done to the oldest flagstone charcoal kiln in New England. It was built in 1870 and is listed … 0

Area property deed transfers

Monday, December 16, 2013

For the week ending December 6, 2013 Amherst Clifford D. Resnick, Clifford David Resnick, to Patricia A. Stacey, Patricia Alyce Stacey, 280 Lincoln Ave., Amherst, No Consideration. Hilary W. Barber, Joyce M. Conlon, to Kurt Cuillin Wise, Rachel … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Dickinson Local Historic District Commission, 3 p.m.; Select Board, 6:30 p.m., both at Town Hall TUESDAY: The Jones Library, Inc. Development Committee, 1 p.m., Yiddish Book Center; Public Transportation and Bicycle Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; School Committee, 7 p.m., ARHS WEDNESDAY: Personnel Board, 9 a.m., … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TUESDAY: Disability Access Advisory Committee, 11:30 a.m., Stavros; Jones Library, Inc. Buildings and Facilities Committee, 1 p.m., Library; Public Shade Tree Committee, 4 p.m., Town Hall; Budget Subcommittee of the Regional School Committee, 5:30 p.m., ARHS; Agricultural Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall; Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee, 7 … 0

Hilltown Voices: ‘Much older’ couple pursue film degrees, senator visits, Christmas dinner

Friday, December 6, 2013

After selling their business, Kathy Swanson said, she and her husband Vince O’Connell wanted to do “something that we could be proud of, that would give us some sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.” Sharing a common interest in film, the retired former Plainfield residents … 0

AREA MEETINGS

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Amherst TODAY: Town-Gown Steering Committee, 4 p.m., UMass Police Dept.; Board of Assessors, 5:30; Select Board, 6:30, both at Town Hall; CDBG Advisory Committee Public Hearing, 7 p.m., Bangs Community Center TUESDAY: Housing Authority, 5 p.m.; Zoning Board of Appeals, 6:30 p.m..; Select Board, 7 p.m., all at … 0