State makes deal with Tenn. Gas on pipeline
Dec30

State makes deal with Tenn. Gas on pipeline

The state has reached a $640,000 settlement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for state forest land in the Berkshire County town of Sandisfield where the company plans to build its Connecticut Expansion natural gas pipeline project. The compensation package for an easement acquired by eminent domain through Otis State Forest was announced Thursday by Attorney General Maura Healey and Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew...

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Local farmers finding market for their meat CSA subscriptions
Dec27

Local farmers finding market for their meat CSA subscriptions

If your answer to “Where’s the beef?” is “local, local, local,” you’re not alone. The demand for locally raised beef, as well as lamb, pork, chicken and turkey, has been inching upward enough in recent years, with Shelburne’s Foxbard and Wheel-View farms specializing in grass-fed beef, and Leverett’s EIEIO Farm selling beef, lamb, pork, and even goat meat. But now, meat farm-shares operations, like Bostrom Farm in Greenfield are also...

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“Red, Black and Scarlet — Identifying the Oaks”

HITCHCOCK CENTER “Red, Black and Scarlet — Identifying the Oaks” will be offered by Ted Watt, Nancy Goodman, Kim Noyes and Petti Steinman, all collaborative naturalists, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the new Hitchcock Center in Amherst. Then, join the Hitchcock Center, Northfield Mountain and Arcadia for a collaborative unraveling of the mysteries of oak identification on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon for a field...

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Explore Satan’s Kingdom Wildlife Management Area

GREENING GREENFIELD Explore Satan’s Kingdom Wildlife Management Area in Northfield with Greening Greenfield and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Join wildlife ecologist Pat Serrentino and tree enthusiast Nancy Hazard for an exploration of the forest, ponds and wetlands in the 1,300-acre Satan’s Kingdom. It will be a relaxing walk through a mixed hardwood forest, with scattered...

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Rep. Neal hears farmers’ concerns
Oct26

Rep. Neal hears farmers’ concerns

COLRAIN — While this year’s apple harvest is in full swing, Pine Hill Orchard’s David Shearer is already applying to the federal government for permission to bring his crew of migrant farmworkers back for next year’s apple harvest. “Right now, we have nine Jamaicans here,” said Shearer. “Two have picked apples for us for 38 years. In the last two or three years, we haven’t had anyone apply locally to pick apples.” But the complex...

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Brrrrrr Snow predicted for Thursday
Oct25

Brrrrrr Snow predicted for Thursday

This week’s weather forecast includes a possibility of snow Thursday morning before 11 a.m., and a chance of rain and snow between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., but people should not anticipate any kind of winter wonderland. Due to morning temperatures in the mid 20s, Meteorologist Lenore Correia from the National Weather Service office in Taunton said there is a chance of snow Thursday in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties....

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