Created by the class of 2019 at Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, “Under Pressure” covers the September 2018 Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas explosions and the natural gas industry in Massachusetts and nationally.
“This fair will showcase key organizations, sustainable businesses, and empowered individuals in the Berkshires who are creating a livable future–one that is healthier, more prosperous for everyone, and more socially connected.” — Judy Eddy
“After hearing about the 8-year-old boy in Adams who was stuck and killed in a 35 mph zone this week, it really drives home just how much difference a little bit of speed can make when it comes to hitting a child or pedestrian. Most of the cars racing by my house right now are going really, really fast.”
— Dana Coleman of Great Barrington, who lives on Taconic Avenue
23.2 percent of the families in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District are low income and this is on the rise. The fringe of the budget is often where each district’s most important support structures for students are funded. The arts, music, school adjustment counselor, guidance, youth liaison, speech language pathologist, etc., are outlets and needed assistance for our children as they develop into adults.
The study did not consider the impact of pipeline investments on Massachusetts’s long-term reliance on natural gas, nor did it consider these investments’ potential displacement of alternative energy sources. Environmental impacts of pipeline siting and construction and of natural gas extraction were also not considered.