*WATCH FOR THESE TWO STATE-WIDE EVENTS*
— Rolling March to the State House, walkers link in relay march across the state from Richmond to Dracut, then finish at the State House in Boston. Contact Julia for more info.
» SEE THE SCHEDULE for the rolling march
— Climate Summer Bike Riders, two teams of Climate Summer riders cover the east and west sides of the pipeline route, working with local communities on telling their stories and getting the word out. Contact Marla Marcum for more info.
» SEE THE ITINERARIES of both teams
TUESDAY – JULY 22, 2014 – ROYALSTON
— Royalston’s Board of Selectmen are hosting a presentation by TGP on Tuesday night.
Royalston Town Hall
On the Common, Royalston
WEDNESDAY – JULY 23, 2014 – BERLIN
— Forum hosted by Berlin Board of Selectmen with representatives of Kinder Morgan attending to make a presentation and then answer pre-asked questions followed by some public questions.
Anyone from the surrounding towns affected (i.e. Bolton, Boylston, Northboro, Shrewsbury) is welcome to come and listen!
Berlin Memorial School
School Street, Berlin
THURSDAY – JULY 24, 2014 – GREENFIELD
— FRCOG Meeting with Kinder Morgan, Review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline - The Franklin Regional Council of Governments and its Franklin Regional Planning Board have rescheduled to July 24 their first-ever joint meeting to review the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. project.
Greenfield Community College
THURSDAY – JULY 24, 2014 – WINCHENDON
— A lawyer from Lesser, Newman & Nasser, LLP will be presenting an information session for all landowners and those interested in learning more about the proposed Pipeline. All are invited to join us. Spread the word! Please RSVP if possible ~ RSVP contact TBA
Unitarian Universalist Church
126 Central St., Winchendon
MONDAY – JULY 28, 2014 – PITTSFIELD
— Pipeline Presentation to Pittsfield Public Health and Safety Committee by Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) and No Fracked Gas in Mass.
City Council Chambers,
Pittsfield City Hall
70 Allen St, Pittsfield, MA
MONDAY – JULY 28, 2014 – DALTON
— Legal Advice for Homeowners Against the Pipeline. Join Attorney Michael Aleo for aPresentation and Discussion
- overview of the process – state/federal
- what are the legal steps
- getting prepared
- expected time line
- opposing an applicant to the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)
Please bring your own chair. Whether you are on or near the proposed route, or just want to be informed…all are welcome.
Free and Open to the Public
Silver Maple Farm Community Room
Red Barn Rd, Dalton
THURSDAY – JULY 31, 2014 – TOWNSEND
— Townsend’s Special Town Meeting is scheduled to vote on the Non-Binding Resolution Opposing TGP’s Northeast Expansion.
Hawthorne Brook Middle School
MONDAY – AUGUST 4, 2014 – TOWNSEND
— TOWN PICNIC - As part of the “Stop the Pipeline” effort and the visit of the Climate Summer Riders, we are planning a Town Picnic to welcome the five college students who have been bicycling their way along the pipeline route all summer. The Climate Summer Riders, part of the Better Futures Project, have been working hard all summer to educate people about climate change and the issues surrounding the proposed pipeline. It will also give us an opportunity to share updates on the efforts to stop the pipeline.
What we would like to do is have a POTLUCK town picnic. If each family could bring a favorite dish to share, we can gather as a community, enjoy music and a meal, and then welcome the Climate Summer Riders to our town. Although there are picnic tables on the Common, you may want to bring a blanket to sit on. Also, please bring your own dishes and silverware.
If it rains, we’ll gather in Memorial Hall.
–– Emily Norton, Townsend
Karen Shanley has offered to keep track of the RSVPs and food offerings. Please let Karen know if you’ll be coming and what you are planning to bring.
TUESDAY – AUGUST 5, 2014 – LUNENBURG
— Local lawmakers and the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding a regional forum for affected communities in Middlesex and Worcester counties to discuss the proposed Northeast gas pipeline expansion project.
Representatives Jennifer Benson, D-Lunenburg, Sheila Harrington, R-Groton, Stephen DiNatale, D-Fitchburg, and Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, D-Leominster, will join chamber representatives.
Lunenburg High School
HAVE TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS OR ACTIONS PLANNED?
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