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Massachusets environmental secretary raises concerns about path of proposed Tennessee Gas pipeline

Friday, September 19, 2014

The state’s top environmental official has written to the federal government calling for careful review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s proposed Northeast Direct Natural Gas Pipeline, arguing the route is a highly sensitive environmental area. A “preliminary, non-exhaustive” state review of the route shows that it would pass through about nine state wildlife management areas, four wildlife conservation easements, more than 19 miles of state-managed Conservation and Recreation as well as …

Plainfield joins with Ashfield and Buckland to offer Solarize Massachusetts program

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield, Ashfield and Buckland are forming a consortium and will apply for a grant that could save homeowners and businesses hundreds of dollars on the cost of solar-panel installations. The program is called Solarize Massachusetts, and the Clean Energy Center has announced two new rounds of funding grants, according to Plainfield Energy Committee Chairman Tim Walter. Walter said the newly formed consortium will …

Plainfield’s 44th annual firefighters barbecue Sunday

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PLAINFIELD — Tickets are going fast as the Plainfield Fire Department gears up for the 44th annual firefighters barbecue, the town’s biggest event of the year. “We are encouraging people not to wait to get their tickets at the door because there may not be any left,” Assistant Fire Chief David Alvord said. The feast begins at 1 p.m. Sunday with a menu …

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 …

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 …

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., …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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., …