Rail Trail Gets Better

Swanzey, New Hampshire (population 7,200) borders Keene and is about six miles from Massachusetts and Vermont. On August 1, town officials and the public will celebrate major improvements to... Read more »

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... Read more »

Most of the Valley is at Risk of Being 'Developed'

A new map of the the Connecticut River watershed in Massachusetts, southeast Vermont and southwest New Hampshire shows that the vast majority of the farmland and forestland is vulnerable to being... Read more »

350 Workers Will Go on Strike Starting July 22

More than 350 workers, most of whom live in the Valley, are set to go on strike starting July 22. Stephanie Agnew is one of them. She lives in Northampton. “We want better pay and benefits,”... Read more »

March for Campaign Finance Reform Is July 18

On July 18, near Keene, there will be a march for campaign finance reform. The march starts at 9:30 a.m. Members of Congress take millions of dollars from rich people to pay for TV commercials for... Read more »