Westfield, MAthewestfieldnews.com

Marijuana business receives site permit

WESTFIELD – On June 15, Mike Albert of The Pioneer Valley Trading Co. and Terry Reynolds of T. Reynolds Engineering appeared for a second time before the Planning Board to obtain site plan approval for a marijuana retail, cultivation and processing building and greenhouse operation on Medeiros Way. This time approval was granted with one opposed.
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Berkshire County, MAPosted by

Big Y Program Funding Local Farms in Berkshires

The Local Farmer Awards program, funded since 2015 by community philanthropic leaders and businesses, recently distributed checks of up to $2,500 to 81 farmers in Western Massachusetts and Eastern New York, and several of them are here in Berkshire County. You can see the full list including a Google Map...
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Longmeadow, MAthereminder.com

Pipeline moves forward, Longmeadow Select Board approves MSBA requests

LONGMEADOW – Michelle Marantz, chair of the Longmeadow Pipeline Awareness Group, informed the Longmeadow Select Board of movement in the gas pipeline issue. “Eversource recently told me that they will move forward with the old Columbia Gas plan to build a high-pressure pipeline starting at a proposed metering station on [Longmeadow Country Club (LCC)] property and ending in Springfield.” She said that Eversource plans to announce the pipeline route and get feedback from the town beginning in July.
Springfield, MAwesternmassnews.com

Pride gas stations going up for sale

SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- A locally owned convenience store and gas station chain is going up for sale. The owner of Pride, Robert Bolduc, tells Western Mass News it's time to put his business on the market. He tells us he's too young to retire, but it's time for a...
Great Barrington, MAtheberkshireedge.com

Great Barrington water shutoffs to upgrade mains

The Great Barrington Fire District is currently working on upgrading the water mains in Quarry Street, Park Street, East Street, and Cottage Street. Water Service will be interrupted on Wednesday, June 16, beginning at 8 a.m. This temporary interruption in service will be as brief as possible. Please take the appropriate steps to store water for your anticipated needs during this time. After the water service is restored, you may experience some discoloration of your water. It is recommended that you let the water run to clear any air that may be in the line. Do this before flushing toilets or operating washing machines and dishwashers. The Great Barrington Fire District is committed to providing the best possible service to its customers. Please call 413-528-0133 with any questions, and thank you for your patience.
Franklin County, MARecorder

Solar panels

Like many homeowners, I have been deluged by offers from solar companies. They offer, in one way or another, to put solar panels on your rooftop with little or no front-end cost but plenty of deferred costs, which they gloss over. At the same time, entrepreneurs are trying to persuade towns to let them put up solar fields. There’s something not quite right about this situation, but it can be corrected.
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Hartford Courant

Berkshires Direct connects Connecticut farms with markets for their food

With people isolating at home during the early days of the pandemic, stores emptied and food began piling up at farms around New England. That’s when Caleb Ganzer and a couple of colleagues conceived of Berkshire Direct, a farm-to-home delivery service, now headquartered in Torrington. The company launched last year, offering a way for local farmers with a lot of surplus crops, breads, honey, ...
Pittsfield, MAiBerkshires.com

Cultivators Berkshire Kind to Begin Site Work at William Stanley Business Park in the Fall

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Marijuana cultivator Berkshire Kind is "moving along" with its development in the William Stanley Business Park but has an extended timeline and budget. In the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority's first meeting since fall 2020, interim Director Michael Coakley reported that the cultivators' goal is to start site work and foundation work this fall.
Amherst, MAamherstbulletin.com

Local and Green with Darcy Dumont: Next time, electric

An April column covered municipal best practices in the areas of zero-energy ready buildings, electricity powered by renewable energy, and battery storage and microgrids. This column will look at towns leading on fossil fuel powered vehicles, green technology and education, zero waste and environmental justice. Many municipalities, like Amherst, have...