Federal regulators have brushed off a request by both Massachusetts U.S. senators to delay construction of a natural gas pipeline running through Otis State Forest in southern Berkshire County.
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The choral ensemble VOCE , founded in 2006 and based in Hartford, CT, champions new music, especially of composers in the early stages of their careers. Their conductor and founder Mark Singleton is a renowned conductor, composer and guest speaker, and he has worked with choirs and orchestras of all ages and styles. His energetic and magnetic leadership has made him one of the most sought‐after conductors in New England. Mark visited NEPR’s studios to talk with John Nowacki about VOCE’s...
To local readers who knew Tom McClung, the news of his death on Sunday at age 60 at his home in Normandy is being greeted with a combination of shock and incredulity. The pianist was a fixture on bandstands throughout the Connecticut River Valley for over twenty years before he moved to Paris in 1997, primarily to assume a permanent role with the Archie Shepp Quartet. Tom's absence left a big hole on the local scene, but he helped us maintain a hope that he was gone only temporarily by...
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Theiconic cover art of Radiohead’s album OK Computer shows a heavily distorted picture of an anonymous highway interchange. The band has never said where the picture came from. Nowsome internet sleuths think they’ve found it – in Hartford, Connecticut.
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We’re back with more stories from your friends and neighbors on the Valley Voices Podcast. Our final slam this season was themed "DIY," held at New City Brewery in Easthampton. While we usually showcase our winner and runner up from every evening, the audience vote gave us a tie for the very first time. Libby Woodfin does some navigation for her grandmother, and Susan Cocalis tells of the demise of "Isadora." Keep an eye out this coming fall for more live events. For stories from this latest...
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The final episode of this series of "Words in Transit" features stories of immigrants from Bhutan and Slovenia and their work today to help other new arrivals to this country.