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I WITNESS: Is the sky really falling?

Instead of running his mouth, which is his typical modus operandi, Donald Trump is golfing and enjoying the spectacle of the Democratic Party doing what it does best: freaking out and cannibalizing itself, with plenty of help from media pundits.

Andrea Harrington apparent winner in contentious Berkshire DA contest

Final results were not yet available but preliminary numbers indicated Harrington leading by a margin of almost 2-1.

With marijuana laws New Marlborough is on the precipice of change

In her letter to the editor,Lucinda Shmulsky writes: "'Proceed with caution' has been the mantra."

Cable problems continue as Charter / Spectrum monopoly rips off customers

In her letter to the editor, Linda Miller, chair of the Five Town Cable Advisory Committee, writes: “Charter/Spectrum has not been honest with subscribers.”

In era of Trump-inspired discord, state Sen. Adam Hinds wants to do ‘politics differently’

Hinds is also interested in pressuring the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to increase education funding, especially for rural schools that face unique fiscal challenges, such as being overly dependent on homeowner property taxes, compared to their urban and suburban counterparts.

Class action lawsuit acuses utilities Eversource, Avangrid of bilking customers out of $3.6 billion

According to this lawsuit, the utilities’ “abusive” behavior constitutes the largest energy market manipulation scheme since the Enron scandal.

At the request of Atty. Gen. Maura Healey appeals court blocks Berkshire Museum art sale

The appeals court ruling stated that the museum was prohibited “from selling, auctioning, or otherwise disposing of any of the artworks that have been listed for auction.”

Connecticut Expansion Pipeline: Don’t blame the company

Following nearly four years of struggle against a powerful company (Kinder Morgan and its subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline) backed by laws and a Federal commission, it seems that now is an appropriate point to judge performances of the various participants and agencies that could have made more of a difference to avoid this calamity.

News Brief: Hinds to host Senate President Rosenberg in Pittsfield

Hinds and Rosenberg will co-host a community forum from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Berkshire Athenaeum, which will be open to the public.

News Brief: Boston Public Health Commission calls for gas pipeline health study

BPHC’s letter comes as the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards also calls on Gov. Baker to consider the documented hazards and potential risks of the production, transmission and burning of fracked natural gas.

Supreme Judicial Court strikes down natural gas pipeline tariff

“The Court’s decision makes clear that if pipeline developers want to build new projects in this state, they will need to find a source of financing other than electric ratepayers’ wallets.” -- Attorney General Maura Healey

Tennessee Gas pipeline begins work; surveyors chart path through forest

The company has reneged on promises to compensate Sandisfield — population around 800 -- for wear and tear on roads and bridges, as well as $30,000 in legal fees.

Campaign against pipeline tariff heats up; video faults Baker administration

Sheffield filmmaker Ben Hillman made the short video about the situation, called Down the Tubes, with support from activists Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and Lawrence Lessig.

Judge grants Tennessee Gas Pipeline eminent domain over protected Otis State Forest corridor

An EdgeCast, “Sandisfield Pipeline: This story isn’t over,” is contained within this article. “The Attorney General’s Office did reach out to us, and is considering an appeal. We’re just waiting to see what happens next … the Judge stated in the courtroom that he anticipated that this would be appealed.” ---- Sandisfield Town Manager Alice Boyd

Gas pipeline through Otis State Forest on hold – for now

This particular case has far-reaching implications since the land in question is protected under Article 97 of the Massachusetts state Constitution. But this proposed pipeline may be unaffected by the demise of the far larger, $3.3 billion Northeast Direct pipeline project to the north across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

NED gas pipeline killed by lack of demand and customers, and intense opposition

If Kinder Morgan had taken a close look at the Commonwealth before launching NED, the company would have seen that Massachusetts has cut energy demand so dramatically that it has little need for more natural gas.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls for Kinder Morgan to be denied permit for pipeline work in Otis State Forest

“I am troubled by Kinder Morgan’s attempts to circumvent federal and state requirements and demand hasty approval of tree clearing and other potentially activities.” -- Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, in a letter to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Regional Director Wendi Weber

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