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Some Berkshire Farms to Receive Aerial Crop Planting
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
03:53AM / Tuesday, August 09, 2016
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Farms in Adams, Cheshire, Lanesborough, North Adams, Sheffield, West Stockbridge and Williamstown will be seeding a little differently this August.

Instead of establishing a cover crop by hand, a helicopter will plant winter rye grass seed from above.

The airborne cover-crop planting is being done through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation program.

Farms through the state applied to the NRC's Environmental Quality Incentives Program to take advantage of financial and technical assistance for a conservation practice that allows farmers to take full advantage of a cover crop.   Chenail Brothers Dairy Farm's Wallace

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Guest Column: Bans on Plastic Bags Gaining Ground
By Rinaldo Del Gallo, Guest Columnist
09:24PM / Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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I am pleased to announce that at last night's town meeting (Monday, June 20), Adams banned single-use plastic bags. (Article 25). It was a remarkable unanimous vote by the members of the town meeting.
 
Recently, there have been a series of single-use plastic bag bans. There has been a ban in Lee, a ban in Lenox, and last night a ban in Adams. Lenox was done by the Board of Health. In Lee, the ban on single-use plastic bags was done by town meeting — where it won by a considerable margin. In a similar manner, Lee and Lenox banned the use of Styrofoam.
 
What is less commonly known is my role in these bans. The ban on Styrofoam and single-use plastic bags in Lee and

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North Adams Pupils Help With Windsor Lake Trout Stocking
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
07:40AM / Saturday, April 30, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Their enthusiasm more than made up for their lack of bucket skills when it came to fish stocking.

A few times they dropped the fish on the lawn, sometimes on the beach but most often in the water.

Several times they nearly dumped the trout on themselves and once had MassWildlife officials ducking as the foot-long fish came squarely at their heads.

The trout seemed to take it in stride.

"They'll be fine," said Andrew Madden, Western District manager of Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, as he tossed an errant trout into Windsor Lake. "They're tough fish."

The city's entire fourth-grade class turned out for the fish

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Kinder Morgan Suspends Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline Project
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05:35PM / Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Kinder Morgan has suspended the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, which was planned to cut through the Berkshires.   The company released a statement Wednesday evening announcing the suspension of work on the $3.3 billion project.   "As a result of inadequate capacity commitments from prospective customers, Kinder Morgan Inc. and its subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, have suspended further work and expenditures on the Northeast Energy Direct Project," reads the statement from the company.    The project was announced in 2015 and the company said it had received a number of commitments from local gas distribution

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Senate Candidate Del Gallo Takes Strong Anti-Pipeline Stance
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
02:32AM / Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Rinaldo Del Gallo spent a long time getting the city to pass a ban on Styrofoam. And he's continued to press for a ban on plastic bags. Those type of environmental concerns have always been a priority.   Now he is running for the open state Senate seat, though he hasn't made the official announcement yet, and he didn't expect any difference in opinions among the other Democratic candidates when it comes the proposed natural gas pipeline project. But, he was wrong.   Both Adam Hinds and Andrea Harrington did not take a stance when asked during interviews with WAMC earlier this year, a move Del Gallo feels is

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Shumlin: North Bennington Will Be Made 'Whole Again'
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:48PM / Tuesday, March 08, 2016
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NORTH BENNINGTON, Vt. — Gov. Peter Shumlin assured residents of North Bennington on Tuesday that the state would do everything possible to address its "horrid situation" — including putting pressure on the company responsible for its contaminated water.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has been identified as the source for the perfluorooctanoic (PFOA) found in the municipal water of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and is believed to be responsible for the same toxin found in private wells in North Bennington.

"We're going to require the company to make us whole again and do everything that we can to hold them accountable for getting us in this mess," Shumlin

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USDA Conservation Stewardship Program Accepting Applications
02:10PM / Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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AMHERST, Mass. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has $150 million in funding available for agricultural producers across the country through the Conservation Stewardship Program, a federal conservation program that helps farmers voluntarily improve the health and productivity of private and Tribal working lands.

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service plans to add an estimated 10 million acres to the rolls of CSP during fiscal 2016.

"The Conservation Stewardship Program helps farmers boost soil and air quality, conserve clean water and enhance wildlife habitat," said Christine Clarke, NRCS state conservationist. "With this investment, we'll enable

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Hoosic River Revival Offers North Adams Council Update on Plans
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:29AM / Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The South Branch of the Hoosic River should be largely restored to a natural state by 2020.

That's the goal of the Hoosic River Revival, which updated the City Council on Tuesday on the status of the $21.4 million project. The state has so far put aside nearly $9 million toward the effort that could directly employ 250 people.

HRR's founder Judith Grinnell and Nick Nelson of Inter-Fluve Inc. reviewed the preliminary plans released last year by Inter-Fluve Inc. and Sasaki Associates. Those plans have been forwarded by the city to the Army Corps of Engineers with the anticipation they will be approved later this year.

"We cannot put a shovel in the

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Berkshire County 4-H Holds Awards & Recognition Event
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09:52PM / Tuesday, January 05, 2016
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — More than 100 people gathered at the  Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires on Dec. 6 for the Berkshire County 4-H Community's annual awards and recognition event.  

The candy factory-themed night was to celebrate achievements by 4-H members. Opening remarks were given by Linda Horn, assistant director of the Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development Program, University of Massachusetts Extension in Amherst.

The highest award given in Berkshire County 4-H is the Top H Award, which can only be won by a 4-H'er once as a junior member and once as a senior member. The nominees are selected by a judging committee using their 4-H records; those nominated

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