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Lee celebrates new mural highlighting town features

The festivities mark the town's selection as the sole Massachusetts site in the national project.

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.

Pipeline protesters to paddle Spectacle Pond in ‘flotilla action’ to resist fossil fuels

“Through our presence, we will bear witness to the beauty of Spectacle Pond, protest its despoilment, and resist the fossil fuel industry’s continued degradation of our precious collective resources for private profit.” -- Sugar Shack Alliance

Vowing to be heard in court, pipeline protesters disappointed in judge’s leniency

"This is obviously fear of a trial. We want our day in court to talk about both the immorality and illegality of what's going on ... we want a trial." --- Vivienne Simon of the Sugar Shack Alliance

FERC asked to revoke permit for pipeline through Otis State Forest

Congressman Richard Neal has demanded that decisions made by FERC regarding the Connecticut Expansion Project be deferred until a quorum of FERC commissioners is reached and all vacant FERC commissioner seats are filled: “It is my belief that the rehearing [on the permit] should occur before a single tree is cleared and construction on this project commences.”

Legal loose ends, market forces might yet rescue Otis State Forest

Depressed consumer demand for natural gas in Connecticut, could yet save beleaguered Article 97 of the Massachusetts’ Constitution. Reduced demand for gas in Connecticut could allow Massachusetts to continue to protect pristine, specially designated Commonwealth terrain.

Walter F. ‘Sonny’ Atwood Jr., 97, of Housatonic, Mass.

He was elected to the Great Barrington Planning Board, Finance Committee and School Committee in the 50’s and 60’s. He was elected Commander of the Adams-Budz Post in 1951 and Berkshire County 9th District VFW Commander in 1955.

Bits & Bytes: Year-round dance studio at Jacob’s Pillow; Kinderland Arts & Activism Festival; the Boom Room; Leonard Quart on small business

The Perles Family Studio will be the new home for the School at Jacob’s Pillow and its pre-professional training programs.

Kinder Morgan can’t start clearing state forest just yet, appeals judge rules

Kinder Morgan subsidiary Tennessee Gas Pipeline has been in court since early spring to gain immediate access to clear 3.83 miles of state protected land in Otis State Forest.
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