Events

ONGOING ACTIONS  •  SPECTRA EVENTS
The events listed here are not all sponsored or conducted by No Fracked Gas in Mass.  We offer them as a way of helping people participate in the full range of anti-pipeline, pro-clean-energy and environmental events shaping our future.

TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 9, 2016 — SCHODACK, NY
SNYFGP Meeting.  Discuss new information about the compressor station location.
6:30 PM informational videos
7-9 PM meeting
Schodack Senior Center
Routes 150 and 20
Schodack, NY

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 10, 2016 — DELMAR, NY
Bethlehem Town Board Meeting.  A resolution against the fracked gas pipeline is on the agenda.
6:00 pm
Town Hall Auditorium
445 Delaware Avenue, First Floor
Delmar, NY

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 11, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD “COMPRESSOR STATION” VIGILS
Every Thursday – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
—Moved to Main Street for the winter for safety’s sake! For more info, call Hattie Nestel, 978-790-3074 or email hattieshalom@verizon.net .
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 11, 2016 — CASTLETON, NY
Schodack Town Board Meeting.
7:00 PM
265 Schuurman Road
Castleton, NY

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 12, 2016 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Kinder Morgan Office Protest. Just imagine, for a second, if hundreds of us converged on North St for the one hour!  Each one of us makes a difference.  And it’s just one hour. A New Year’s resolution to feel good about.   Hope to stand with you this Friday!
EVERY FRIDAY!  (*Weather permitting)
1:00 PM
37 North St.
Pittsfield, MA
near the Kinder Morgan office sign (next to Persnickety Toys)

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 12, 2016 — KEENE, NH
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FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 12, 2016 — TURNER’S FALLS, MA
FershConcert

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 13, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD TOWN HALL PIPELINE VIGILS
Every Saturday Morning – 8:30-9:30
— Can’t make it to the Thursday Compressor Station Vigils? Join us downtown on Saturday mornings. Contact Julia for more info.
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 13, 2016 — WINDSOR, MA
Wildlife and the Compressor Station Hikes. Thanks to funding from the Central Berkshire Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, BEAT is offering educational hikes on MA Fish & Wildlife land in Windsor adjacent to the site proposed by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for a massive gas compressor station. The purpose of the hikes – which are free and open to the public – is to educate and inform participants about the proposed compressor station and its potential impacts to the environment, and to conduct a wildlife tracking study to document the diversity of wildlife that exists on these lands.
To sign up, please email jane@thebeatnews.org.

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 13, 2016 — WINCHESTER, NH
Southwestern New Hampshire Regional Pipeline Meeting.  Please, come join your friends and neighbors. All are welcome!
INVITED:
• Colin Van Ostern, Executive Councilor representing Winchester, candidate for NH Governor
• Town Boards of Selectmen
• Local State Representatives
• All local residents
AGENDA:
Winchester Vote March 4 –Warrant Article 9; NH Municipal Pipeline Coalition, KM Wetland Mitigation Meetings; Compressor Station Proposed for Winchester: Map, Health Impacts, Exposure; NH PUC & SEC Update; Gas Companies & Utilities: Their relationship; Troy Mills Superfund Site & The Pipeline; Rhododendron State Park: Impacts, Concerns, Defense; Pipeline Related Bills Coming Up For a Vote’ How bills work and how to follow them, bill to remove the solar cap, pipeline related bills
9:00 – Noon
Winchester Town Hall
Winchester, NH

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 13, 2016 — W. ROXBURY, MA
Convening of UUs Organizing Against the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline. Join us on Saturday, February 13th to help plan the Unitarian Universalist resistance to the construction of the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline!  All people are welcome, whether you are an experienced organizer, are concerned about climate change, or simply don’t want a dangerous pipeline in your neighborhood. This will be the first meeting to organize a coordinated regional scale UU response to this pipeline – and eventually other pipelines. When the Texas based Spectra Corporation returns in April, we will be ready.
Free. Lunch will be provided; if you have specific dietary needs please let us know. If you need childcare during the convening please let us know.
For more information, please contact Evan Seitz, UU Mass Action Climate Justice Organizer at seitz.evan@gmail.com or 413-687-8444. This event is sponsored by UU Mass Action and First Parish in Bedford. It is hosted by the Theodore Parker Church in West Roxbury.
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Theodore Parker UU Congregation
1859 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132

SUNDAY — FEBRUARY 14, 2016 — PLAINFIELD, MA
PLAINFIELD PIPEYARD PROTEST
Every Sunday at Noon
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— At the location where Kinder Morgan wants use APR protected agricultural land for a contractor yard.
184 East Main Street
Plainfield, MA
(0.6 mile east on Rte. 116 from the corner of 116 and South Central Street). For info call Jane 617.699.0671

MONDAY — FEBRUARY 15, 2016 — GREENFIELD, MA
PresDayWalk

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 17, 2016 — WINCHESTER, NH
Drop-in Pipeline Meet, Greet & Info
*New route maps form Kinder Morgan (11/20/15), with property map + lot #s added by us.
*Videos
* How-to’s
*Get Your Questions Answered!
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Winchester Town Hall
1 Richmond Rd,
Winchester, NH 03470

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 18, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD “COMPRESSOR STATION” VIGILS
Every Thursday – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
—Moved to Main Street for the winter for safety’s sake! For more info, call Hattie Nestel, 978-790-3074 or email hattieshalom@verizon.net .
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 19, 2016 — WINDSOR, MA
Wildlife and the Compressor Station Hikes. Thanks to funding from the Central Berkshire Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, BEAT is offering educational hikes on MA Fish & Wildlife land in Windsor adjacent to the site proposed by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for a massive gas compressor station. The purpose of the hikes – which are free and open to the public – is to educate and inform participants about the proposed compressor station and its potential impacts to the environment, and to conduct a wildlife tracking study to document the diversity of wildlife that exists on these lands.
To sign up, please email jane@thebeatnews.org.

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 19, 2016 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Kinder Morgan Office Protest. Just imagine, for a second, if hundreds of us converged on North St for the one hour!  Each one of us makes a difference.  And it’s just one hour. A New Year’s resolution to feel good about.   Hope to stand with you this Friday!
EVERY FRIDAY!  (*Weather permitting)
1:00 PM
37 North St.
Pittsfield, MA
near the Kinder Morgan office sign (next to Persnickety Toys)

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 20, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD TOWN HALL PIPELINE VIGILS
Every Saturday Morning – 8:30-9:30
— Can’t make it to the Thursday Compressor Station Vigils? Join us downtown on Saturday mornings. Contact Julia for more info.
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

SUNDAY — FEBRUARY 21, 2016 — PLAINFIELD, MA
PLAINFIELD PIPEYARD PROTEST
Every Sunday at Noon
pipeyard-poster-weekly-protest-2

— At the location where Kinder Morgan wants use APR protected agricultural land for a contractor yard.
184 East Main Street
Plainfield, MA
(0.6 mile east on Rte. 116 from the corner of 116 and South Central Street). For info call Jane 617.699.0671

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 25, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD “COMPRESSOR STATION” VIGILS
Every Thursday – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
—Moved to Main Street for the winter for safety’s sake! For more info, call Hattie Nestel, 978-790-3074 or email hattieshalom@verizon.net .
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

FRIDAY — FEBRUARY 26, 2016 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Kinder Morgan Office Protest. Just imagine, for a second, if hundreds of us converged on North St for the one hour!  Each one of us makes a difference.  And it’s just one hour. A New Year’s resolution to feel good about.   Hope to stand with you this Friday!
EVERY FRIDAY!  (*Weather permitting)
1:00 PM
37 North St.
Pittsfield, MA
near the Kinder Morgan office sign (next to Persnickety Toys)

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 27, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD TOWN HALL PIPELINE VIGILS
Every Saturday Morning – 8:30-9:30
— Can’t make it to the Thursday Compressor Station Vigils? Join us downtown on Saturday mornings. Contact Julia for more info.
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

SATURDAY — FEBRUARY 27, 2016 — AMHERST, MA

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SUNDAY — FEBRUARY 28, 2016 — PLAINFIELD, MA
PLAINFIELD PIPEYARD PROTEST
Every Sunday at Noon
pipeyard-poster-weekly-protest-2

— At the location where Kinder Morgan wants use APR protected agricultural land for a contractor yard.
184 East Main Street
Plainfield, MA
(0.6 mile east on Rte. 116 from the corner of 116 and South Central Street). For info call Jane 617.699.0671

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 2, 2016 — WINCHESTER, NH
Drop-in Pipeline Meet, Greet & Info
*New route maps form Kinder Morgan (11/20/15), with property map + lot #s added by us.
*Videos
* How-to’s
*Get Your Questions Answered!
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Winchester Town Hall
1 Richmond Rd,
Winchester, NH 03470

THURSDAY — MARCH 3, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD “COMPRESSOR STATION” VIGILS
Every Thursday – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
—Moved to Main Street for the winter for safety’s sake! For more info, call Hattie Nestel, 978-790-3074 or email hattieshalom@verizon.net .
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

FRIDAY — MARCH 4, 2016 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Kinder Morgan Office Protest. Just imagine, for a second, if hundreds of us converged on North St for the one hour!  Each one of us makes a difference.  And it’s just one hour. A New Year’s resolution to feel good about.   Hope to stand with you this Friday!
EVERY FRIDAY!  (*Weather permitting)
1:00 PM
37 North St.
Pittsfield, MA
near the Kinder Morgan office sign (next to Persnickety Toys)

FRIDAY — MARCH 4, 2016 — W. CUMMINGTON, MA
Lyric--Song-&-Poetry-Jam-poster

SATURDAY — MARCH 5, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD TOWN HALL PIPELINE VIGILS
Every Saturday Morning – 8:30-9:30
— Can’t make it to the Thursday Compressor Station Vigils? Join us downtown on Saturday mornings. Contact Julia for more info.
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

SUNDAY — MARCH 6, 2016 — BRATTLEBORO, VT
NVDATrainingMar6VT

SUNDAY — MARCH 6, 2016 — PLAINFIELD, MA
PLAINFIELD PIPEYARD PROTEST
Every Sunday at Noon
pipeyard-poster-weekly-protest-2

— At the location where Kinder Morgan wants use APR protected agricultural land for a contractor yard.
184 East Main Street
Plainfield, MA
(0.6 mile east on Rte. 116 from the corner of 116 and South Central Street). For info call Jane 617.699.0671

THURSDAY — MARCH 10, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD “COMPRESSOR STATION” VIGILS
Every Thursday – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
—Moved to Main Street for the winter for safety’s sake! For more info, call Hattie Nestel, 978-790-3074 or email hattieshalom@verizon.net .
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

FRIDAY — MARCH 11, 2016 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Kinder Morgan Office Protest. Just imagine, for a second, if hundreds of us converged on North St for the one hour!  Each one of us makes a difference.  And it’s just one hour. A New Year’s resolution to feel good about.   Hope to stand with you this Friday!
EVERY FRIDAY!  (*Weather permitting)
1:00 PM
37 North St.
Pittsfield, MA
near the Kinder Morgan office sign (next to Persnickety Toys)

SATURDAY — MARCH 12, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD TOWN HALL PIPELINE VIGILS
Every Saturday Morning – 8:30-9:30
— Can’t make it to the Thursday Compressor Station Vigils? Join us downtown on Saturday mornings. Contact Julia for more info.
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

SUNDAY — MARCH 13, 2016 — PLAINFIELD, MA
PLAINFIELD PIPEYARD PROTEST
Every Sunday at Noon
pipeyard-poster-weekly-protest-2

— At the location where Kinder Morgan wants use APR protected agricultural land for a contractor yard.
184 East Main Street
Plainfield, MA
(0.6 mile east on Rte. 116 from the corner of 116 and South Central Street). For info call Jane 617.699.0671

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 16, 2016 — WINCHESTER, NH
Drop-in Pipeline Meet, Greet & Info
*New route maps form Kinder Morgan (11/20/15), with property map + lot #s added by us.
*Videos
* How-to’s
*Get Your Questions Answered!
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Winchester Town Hall
1 Richmond Rd,
Winchester, NH 03470

SUNDAY — MARCH 16, 2016 — BOSTON, MA
Toxics Action’s Local Environmental Action 2016. Toxics Action are proud to once again be partnering with the Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) to bring you this event. The Conference is a chance to join community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for a full day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Whether you have been to every conference or are attending for the first time, be sure not to miss this amazing opportunity to connect and grow our grassroots movement.
Registration will open in January. In the meantime, visit their conference website at www.localenvironmentalaction.org for more information or call 617-747-4362 with questions.
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

THURSDAY — MARCH 17, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD “COMPRESSOR STATION” VIGILS
Every Thursday – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
—Moved to Main Street for the winter for safety’s sake! For more info, call Hattie Nestel, 978-790-3074 or email hattieshalom@verizon.net .
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

THURSDAY-SUNDAY — MARCH 17-20, 2016
WINDSOR to NORTHFIELD, MA
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*Each walker MUST pre-register.  Organizers are asking for a donation of $10/per Day, more if you can, less if you cannot, to cover food, gas, the RV and other associated costs. Please bring cash or check.
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FRIDAY — MARCH 18, 2016 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Kinder Morgan Office Protest. Just imagine, for a second, if hundreds of us converged on North St for the one hour!  Each one of us makes a difference.  And it’s just one hour. A New Year’s resolution to feel good about.   Hope to stand with you this Friday!
EVERY FRIDAY!  (*Weather permitting)
1:00 PM
37 North St.
Pittsfield, MA
near the Kinder Morgan office sign (next to Persnickety Toys)

FRIDAY — MARCH 18, 2016 — WINDSOR, MA
Wildlife and the Compressor Station Hikes. Thanks to funding from the Central Berkshire Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, BEAT is offering educational hikes on MA Fish & Wildlife land in Windsor adjacent to the site proposed by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for a massive gas compressor station. The purpose of the hikes – which are free and open to the public – is to educate and inform participants about the proposed compressor station and its potential impacts to the environment, and to conduct a wildlife tracking study to document the diversity of wildlife that exists on these lands.
To sign up, please email jane@thebeatnews.org.

SATURDAY — MARCH 19, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD TOWN HALL PIPELINE VIGILS
Every Saturday Morning – 8:30-9:30
— Can’t make it to the Thursday Compressor Station Vigils? Join us downtown on Saturday mornings. Contact Julia for more info.
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

SUNDAY — MARCH 20, 2016 — PLAINFIELD, MA
PLAINFIELD PIPEYARD PROTEST
Every Sunday at Noon
pipeyard-poster-weekly-protest-2

— At the location where Kinder Morgan wants use APR protected agricultural land for a contractor yard.
184 East Main Street
Plainfield, MA
(0.6 mile east on Rte. 116 from the corner of 116 and South Central Street). For info call Jane 617.699.0671

THURSDAY — MARCH 24, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD “COMPRESSOR STATION” VIGILS
Every Thursday – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
—Moved to Main Street for the winter for safety’s sake! For more info, call Hattie Nestel, 978-790-3074 or email hattieshalom@verizon.net .
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

FRIDAY — MARCH 25, 2016 — PITTSFIELD, MA
Kinder Morgan Office Protest. Just imagine, for a second, if hundreds of us converged on North St for the one hour!  Each one of us makes a difference.  And it’s just one hour. A New Year’s resolution to feel good about.   Hope to stand with you this Friday!
EVERY FRIDAY!  (*Weather permitting)
1:00 PM
37 North St.
Pittsfield, MA
near the Kinder Morgan office sign (next to Persnickety Toys)

SATURDAY — MARCH 26, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD TOWN HALL PIPELINE VIGILS
Every Saturday Morning – 8:30-9:30
— Can’t make it to the Thursday Compressor Station Vigils? Join us downtown on Saturday mornings. Contact Julia for more info.
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

SUNDAY — MARCH 27, 2016 — PLAINFIELD, MA
PLAINFIELD PIPEYARD PROTEST
Every Sunday at Noon
pipeyard-poster-weekly-protest-2

— At the location where Kinder Morgan wants use APR protected agricultural land for a contractor yard.
184 East Main Street
Plainfield, MA
(0.6 mile east on Rte. 116 from the corner of 116 and South Central Street). For info call Jane 617.699.0671

TUESDAY — MARCH 29, 2016 — PITTSFIELD, MA
DPU Public Comment Hearing for Northeast Energy Direct (“NED”) Survey Petitions
7:00 p.m.
Berkshire Community College
Boland Theater
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA

WEDNESDAY — MARCH 30, 2016 — GREENFIELD, MA
DPU Public Comment Hearing for Northeast Energy Direct (“NED”) Survey Petitions
7:00 p.m.
Greenfield Middle School Auditorium
195 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA

THURSDAY — MARCH 31, 2016 — NORTHFIELD, MA
NORTHFIELD “COMPRESSOR STATION” VIGILS
Every Thursday – 3:00 – 4:00 pm
—Moved to Main Street for the winter for safety’s sake! For more info, call Hattie Nestel, 978-790-3074 or email hattieshalom@verizon.net .
Northfield Town Hall
Rte. 10
Northfield, MA

TUESDAY — APRIL 5, 2016 — LUNENBURG
DPU Public Comment Hearing for Northeast Energy Direct (“NED”) Survey Petitions
7:00 p.m.
Lunenburg High School Auditorium
1079 Massachusetts Avenue
Lunenburg, MA

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 6, 2016 — LYNNFIELD, MA
DPU Public Comment Hearing for Northeast Energy Direct (“NED”) Survey Petitions
7:00 p.m.
Lynnfield Middle School Auditorium
505 Main Street
Lynnfield, MA

WEDNESDAY — APRIL 13, 2016 — DRACUT, MA
DPU Public Comment Hearing for Northeast Energy Direct (“NED”) Survey Petitions
7:00 p.m.
Dracut Senior High School Auditorium
1540 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA

THURSDAY — APRIL 14, 2016 — ANDOVER, MA
DPU Public Comment Hearing for Northeast Energy Direct (“NED”) Survey Petitions
7:00 p.m.
Andover High School Auditorium
80 Shawsheen Road
Andover, MA

SATURDAY — MAY 7, 2016 — WINDSOR, MA
Vernal Pool Survey Hike. Thanks to funding from the Central Berkshire Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, BEAT is offering educational hikes on MA Fish & Wildlife land in Windsor adjacent to the site proposed by Kinder Morgan/Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. for a massive gas compressor station. The purpose of the hikes – which are free and open to the public – is to educate and inform participants about the proposed compressor station and its potential impacts to the environment, and to conduct a wildlife tracking study to document the vernal pools that exist on these lands.
To sign up, please email jane@thebeatnews.org.


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