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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.

News Briefs: Amatul-Wadud in Sheffield; FY19 conference budget report approved; Mass. solar, wind power increase

Among the issues Amatul-Wadud is raising in her run for Congress are climate change; universal public education; and affordable, high-speed internet access for every resident of the 1st Congressional District.

Egremont Green News: Join the push for renewable energy

Fighting climate change can mean everything from sealing up drafty houses and driving an electric vehicle to keeping up with a fossil-free push that is gaining steam worldwide.

Berkshire summit plots transition to 100 percent renewable energy

The goal is for the state to make a commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy economy-wide by 2050.

News Briefs: Legislature passes equal pay bill; Pittsfield named clean energy leader; Lenox walkability audit; Harrington calls for veto overrides

The Massachusetts Legislature passed a measure on Saturday to ensure that men and women receive equitable compensation for comparable work.

News Briefs: Legislature fails to lift solar caps; interactive disaster weather map

We should not put a limit on clean energy. Instead, we should move as quickly as possible to power our society with 100 percent clean, renewable energy." -- Ben Hellerstein, State Director for Environment Massachusetts

Mass DOT chief learns Main Street project ahead of schedule

The $5.4 million Main Street Reconstruction in Great Barrington is ahead of schedule, according to the DOT, with sidewalks and pavements to be completed by winter, and new trees planted this fall. The project, however, is “close” to its budget.

Cap on solar energy stymies Berkshire clean energy projects

A proposed community solar project in Williamstown that is estimated to save the town $2 million over 20 years is at risk of being stalled due to the net metering caps
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