Charges reduced or dropped for 14 Kinder Morgan protesters

Charges reduced or dropped for 14 Kinder Morgan protesters

By Joel Williams GREAT BARRINGTON — Fourteen protestors from the Sugar Shack Alliance and water protectors had their day in court last week. All but one charge has been dropped or reduced to civil infractions. “Only one of the charges was not converted. There is one criminal count still outstanding at the moment, his court-appointed […]

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 […]

Following ‘picnics,’ 22 protesters arrested at pipeline site

Following ‘picnics,’ 22 protesters arrested at pipeline site

SANDISFIELD – John Cohen, of Northampton, was sitting on a blanket, eating a sandwich, surrounded by three other picnickers when a van of state troopers pulled up next to him. The state troopers, alongside Capt. John Penniman, approached Cohen and asked him to leave his picnic spot – he was, after all, they said, trespassing. […]

‘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, […]