New Open House Schedule Released
Note rescheduled meetings, cancellations and moved locations
All open houses held 6-8 pm
February 3: Rindge, NH
Four Star Catering;
18 Lisa Drive, Rindge, NH 03461
**CURRENTLY CANCELLED BY SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Discussions on alternate location or date still ongoing
February 4: Winchester, NH
Winchester High School Gymnasium;
85 Parker St, Winchester, NH 03470
February 5: Greenfield, MA
Greenfield Community College Cafeteria;
One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301
NEW LOCATION (formerly Nassau, NY)
February 9: Schodack, NY
Green Meadow Elementary School Cafeteria
234 Schuurman Road, Castleton-On-Hudson, NY 12033
February 10: Pittsfield, MA
Berkshire Community College Cafeteria;
1350 West St., Pittsfield, MA
February 11: Farmington, CT
Farmington High School Cafeteria;
10 Montieth Dr., Farmington, CT
February 12: New Scotland, NY
Colonie Country Club;
141 Maple Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186
February 17: Andover, MA
123 Old River Rd., Andover, MA 01810
February 18: Londonderry, NH
Londonderry High School Cafeteria;
295 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053
February 19: Hudson, NH
White Birch Banquet Hall;
222 Central St., Hudson, NH 03051
NEW DATES OF PREVIOUSLY POSTPONED OPEN HOUSES
February 24: Milford, NH
50 Emerson Road, Milford, NH 03055
February 25: Berlin, MA
Berlin Memorial Elementary School Gymnasium;
34 South Street, Berlin, MA 01503
February 26: Fitchburg, MA
Fitchburg Memorial Middle School Gymnasium;
615 Rollstone Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
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Pipeline Opponents Form Multi-state Alliance
Concerned citizens from three states and over two dozen organizations have joined forces to fight the proposed Kinder Morgan Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Energy Direct (NED) project. The group’s current members hail from New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and call themselves The StopNED Coalition to reflect the regional scope of their mission. “NED is a massive pipeline, extending over 350 miles from Pennsylvania to eastern Massachusetts, and the impacts to homeowners, open spaces and conserved habitats is equally massive.” said Wilmington, Massachusetts resident Suzanne Sullivan, one of the coalition’s members; “In Wilmington, the route is proposed through a Zone 1 Water Supply Protection Area, appearing to be literally only a few feet from the town’s public water supply well. This Coalition has been organized specifically to fight this travesty-in-waiting on a regional level. ”
The Coalition’s founding members, many of whom are already active in local and regional groups opposed to the pipeline, met recently in Greenfield, MA to strategize and coordinate efforts across the region. A major focus will be working with affected residents, especially the many towns in Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire who find themselves suddenly drawn into the NED project as a result of Kinder Morgan’s recently filed proposed route. “Kinder Morgan moved a significant portion of the route into New Hampshire adjacent an existing transmission corridor claiming it would minimize impacts when, in reality, it will still require the acquisition of an additional 100-foot wide right of way, directly affecting hundreds of homeowners in seventeen towns.” said Doug Whitbeck, a Mason, New Hampshire resident whose town is not only on the new pipeline path, but potentially the location of a massive compressor station.
While much of this project’s attention has been focused on New England, over half the NED pipeline would be sited in New York coming from Pennsylvania to Wright and then on to the Massachusetts border town of Hancock. “We are thrilled to combine our efforts with those of the pipeline opposition in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. So many of our issues are the same across the region with this interstate project that it makes perfect sense to form a regional collaborative,” said Bob Connors of Canaan, New York.
In addition to working with directly affected homeowners and towns The StopNED Coalition will address the broader environmental and economic impacts of the pipeline. “Increasing the region’s dependence on natural gas will hold businesses and homeowners hostage to this volatile commodity’s price swings, as well as price increases arising from possible export” said Cummington, Massachusetts resident Rosemary Wessel, “We all will benefit far more from clean energy solutions that fight climate change, offer stable prices and create thousands of local, permanent jobs.”
To date, organizations represented in the StopNED Coalition include 350MA, 350NH, Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), Clean Water Action, Climate Action Now (CAN), Dracut Pipeline Awareness, Hilltown Community Rights (HCR), Massachusetts Pipeline Awareness Network (MassPLAN), Millers River Watershed Council, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Nashoba Conservation Trust (NCT), No Fracked Gas In Mass (NFGiM), New Hampshire Pipeline Awareness Network (NHPLAN), No Pipeline In Southern New Hampshire, Northfield Against the Pipeline (NAP), North Quabbin Pipeline Action (NQPA), Pipeline Study Committee- Berlin, Stop New York Fracked Gas Pipeline (SNYFGP), Stop the Pipeline Coordinating Committee (SPCC), Stop NH Pipeline: Fitzwilliam, Troy, Richmond, Stop the Northeast Energy Direct (StopNED ), Stop The Pipeline Boylston, MA, Toxics Action Center, and Wilmington Pipeline Awareness.
Visit our Upcoming Events Page
for the latest meetings, presentations and actions
SATURDAY — JANUARY 31, 2015 — PITTSFIELD, MA
— Public Information Session on the Pipeline. Speakers Jane Winn of Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Rose Wessel of No Fracked Gas in Mass (more details to come)
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Italian American Lodge
93 Waubeek Rd. (on Pontoosuc Lake)
THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 5, 2015 — Stephentown, NY
— Public Forum on a Proposed Fracked Gas Pipeline Through Rensselaer County, NY. A presentation about a proposed high pressure fracked gas pipeline and compressor station to be primarily routed along existing power lines in the towns of Schodack, Nassau and Stephentown in Rensselaer County will be given by members of Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline. The environmental impacts, health & safety concerns, and the rights of individuals and communities will be discussed.
For more information:
John Serio: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Nathan: email@example.com
Bob Connors: 518-781-4686
Sponsored by: Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline
Parking and the event are free.
Stephentown, NY Town Hall
26 Grange Hall Road
Stephentown, NY 12168
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