Wastewater treatment powered by the sun in Charlemont
Sep09

Wastewater treatment powered by the sun in Charlemont

CHARLEMONT — Since going live in March, a roof-mounted solar project at the Wastewater Treatment Plant has allowed the facility to avoid sending thousands of pounds of carbon emissions into the atmosphere, according to the Charlemont Sewer District.“It’s the whole concept of renewable energy,” said Kurt Boisjolie of the sewer district. “It reduces what would be burned by fossil fuels to generate the same amount of electricity.”The...

Read More

Newton School students honored in Eversource challenge

GREENFIELD — Eversource recently honored nine Newton School students as finalists in the seventh annual Eversource Student Challenge. The contest encourages Massachusetts students in kindergarten through 12th grade to develop projects, based on their grade level, that highlight the importance of energy-saving measures. According to an Eversource press release, submissions range from designing billboards and writing news articles, to...

Read More
Conn. River cleanup efforts persist in pandemic 
Sep04

Conn. River cleanup efforts persist in pandemic 

AMHERST — During a typical year, a weekend day in late September would serve as the time for a thorough cleanup of trash dumped along tributaries to the Connecticut River.In the midst of the pandemic, though, while the effort is still taking place, it is being spread out as a month-long project to ensure volunteers can socially distance.The Fort River Watershed Association, which advocates on behalf of the 15-mile long tributary that...

Read More
Whately seeks public comment on hazard mitigation plan
Sep04

Whately seeks public comment on hazard mitigation plan

WHATELY — The town has opened a public comment period with respect to updating its hazard mitigation plan.The plan — which is designed to reduce potential losses from future natural disasters — was presented by Kimberly Noake MacPhee of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) at a recent Select Board meeting, during which she outlined the town’s top priorities to addressing natural hazards and the impact of climate...

Read More
Whately seeks public comment on hazard mitigation plan
Sep03

Whately seeks public comment on hazard mitigation plan

WHATELY — The town has opened a public comment period with respect to updating its hazard mitigation plan. The plan — which is designed to reduce potential losses from future natural disasters — was presented by Kimberly Noake MacPhee of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) at a recent Selectboard meeting, during which she outlined the town’s top priorities to addressing natural hazards and the impact of climate...

Read More
Grant to support energy-saving projects at Warwick Community School building
Sep03

Grant to support energy-saving projects at Warwick Community School building

WARWICK — The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has awarded Warwick $86,564 for energy-saving projects at the Warwick Community School building, as proposed in the town’s Green Communities grant application.Town Coordinator David Young received a letter from the department’s Green Communities Division, dated Sept. 1, announcing the approved funding. Young said the Selectboard applied for the grant, and the designs and plans...

Read More
Website by NNE-digital - 2018 Greenfield Recorder - Privacy Policy - Copyright