Photos: 450 March to Stop Pipeline

About 450 people took part in a four-day march to stop a proposed fracked gas pipeline. The event ended March 20 in Northfield, Massachusetts, near Greenfield. Twenty people walked the entire 53 mile route. Fracked gas causes climate change, which the world's leading scientists say is a major threat to earth's ability to support human life. The march organizers have a web site:

www.SugarShackAlliance.org

More information about the pipeline is at:

www.valleypost.org/node/1143

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Four Day March to Stop Pipeline Starts March 17

A four day march to stop a proposed fracked gas pipeline starts March 17. The march will start about 30 miles west of Northampton, in Windsor, Massachusetts. It ends near Greenfield in Northfield, Massachusetts. The public is invited to attend part or all of the 53 mile march. Organizers are offering free food and places to sleep for the marchers. They are also seeking donations.

The march has been endorsed by www.350.org. More information about the pipeline is at www.NoFrackedGasInMass.org.

As of February 23, the march Facebook page said 37 people were planning to attend:

March to Stop Pipeline Set for Presidents Day

On February 15 in Greenfield there will be a march and rally to stop a proposed fracked gas pipeline. The public is invited. The march starts at 10 a.m. at Greenfield Community College's East Building. It will go to 40 Mill Street for a 15 minute rally. Then the march will continue to 43 Silver Street, where there will be a lunch with speeches by Northampton lawyer Tom Lesser and others.

The march is being organized by Hattie Nestel. She organized a march last month that was attended by about 300 people. Photos are at:

www.valleypost.org/node/1136

Photos: March to Stop Pipeline

These photos show some of the 300 or so people who took part in a 34 mile march in the Valley in honor of Martin Luther King. The march took three days and ended on King's national holiday. The purpose of the march was to stop a proposed fracked gas pipeline in the Valley. More information about the march and the pipeline is at www.NoFrackedGasInMass.org. The march was organized by Hattie Nestel.

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Martin Luther King Day March Set

To stop a proposed fracked gas pipeline in the Valley, activists will march about 40 miles over three days starting January 16. The march is in honor of Martin Luther King, whose federal holiday is January 18. The marchers will pass through the Massachusetts towns of Northfield, Erving, Montague, Greenfield, Deerfield, Conway, Ashfield, and Plainfield.

Fracked gas causes climate change, which the world's leading scientists say is a major threat to earth's ability to support human life.

Roger Salloom and Charles Neville Concert is November 28

Roger Salloom and Charles Neville plus a five person band will perform at the Arts Block in Greenfield on November 28 at 7 p.m. Rolling Stone magazine said of Salloom, "Superb storyteller with a great sense of timing and the music is incredibly infectious." Neville has performed with James Brown, B.B. King, and Ray Charles. Tickets are $15.

Land Trust on Verge of Saving Farmland

Almost all the money needed to save 57 acres of farmland from development has been raised by a local land trust. The land is in New Hampshire, less than a mile from Massachusetts and Vermont. “We have raised a little over $250,000,” David Kotker told the Valley Post on August 20. “We still need to raise about $4,000.” Kotker works for the Mount Grace land trust, which has a web site at www.MountGrace.org.

Photo: Fracked Gas Rally

This photo was taken on August 6 in Northfield, Massachusetts, near Greenfield. It shows a rally at the site of a proposed pipeline that would carry fracked gas. A steady stream of cars passed by, many of whose drivers gave the protesters a thumbs up sign. The hour-long rally happens every Thursday. It starts at 4:30 p.m. To get there, from the corner of Main Street and Maple Street in Northfield, go 2.7 miles on Maple Street. Maple Street starts at Main Street and becomes Gulf Road.

Fracked Gas Rally is July 29

On July 29 in Greenfield, there will be a rally against a proposed fracked gas pipeline. The rally starts at 5 p.m. outside the Greenfield Middle School at 195 Federal Street. At 6:30 p.m. at the school, federal regulators will hold a public hearing about the proposal.

Fracked Gas Rally is June 11

On June 11 in Greenfield, there will be a rally against a proposed fracked gas pipeline. The rally starts at 6 p.m. outside the Greenfield Middle School at 195 Federal Street. At 7 p.m. at the school, state regulators will hold a public hearing about the proposal.

The proposal comes from Texas-based Kinder Morgan Corporation. The pipeline would carry gas that is mined using a process called “fracking,” which poisons drinking water. Fracked gas is a fossil fuel. It causes climate change, which the world's leading scientists say is a major threat to earth's ability to support human life.