Pipeline protesters come before the judge to dispute trespassing

Pipeline protesters come before the judge to dispute trespassing

Protesters and state police retold their accounts from months of protest around Kinder Morgan’s work near Sandisfield in a two-and-a-half-hour court session at Southern Berkshire District Court on Jan. 30. Assistant District Attorney Caitlin Shugrue represented the Commonwealth. None of the defendants had a lawyer and so represented themselves, which at times presented a situation […]

Pipeline protester’s defense asks for police transmissions, policies

Pipeline protester’s defense asks for police transmissions, policies

GREAT BARRINGTON — The legal defense for a Kinder Morgan pipeline protester facing criminal charges has filed a motion asking for 15 categories of information from the prosecution and investigators, including radio transmissions between police officers, transmissions between security officers, and the Taser policy of the police department. Jake Renner, of Sharon, Conn., was charged […]

Pipeline protesters takeover Barrington bank

Pipeline protesters takeover Barrington bank

GREAT BARRINGTON – Pipeline protesters, indigenous water protectors and fracked gas opponents spent Monday picketing the town’s TD Bank, calling on the public to divest from the financial institution as a whole. The demonstration, which swallowed a block of Main Street Oct. 23, was held in solidarity with Divest the Globe, an international movement that […]

Museum protesters: Use attention to raise money

Museum protesters: Use attention to raise money

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum has been drawn into the national spotlight in the weeks since its leadership announced a highly controversial and heavily scrutinized plan to auction 40 works of art to fund a new direction. Save the Art, a local group dedicated to halting the sale of the paintings, is urging museum director […]

‘We need to get this right’: State Sen. Adam Hinds visits protest cabin

‘We need to get this right’: State Sen. Adam Hinds visits protest cabin

SANDISFIELD – Day-long deluges muted activities for many Monday, but along the Otis State Forest pipeline easement, things were different. Work never stops there: Tree-felling machines buzzed away a short while ago, workers buried portions of pipe awhile ago, too, and now industrialized golf carts dart back and forth over jagged, wood-strewn, and sometimes loamy, […]