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Wednesday, December 31 1969

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Sacred Spaces 10

Sky Again

A montage of images of the sky, backed by music.

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You're Invited: Solar Farm Ribbon Cutting Tomorrow

From a Greenfield Department of Public Works press release:

On Friday 7/20/12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Solar Farm site off Wisdom Way and adjacent to the Town’s Transfer Station, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the full operational status of the facility. William Martin, Mayor, cordially invites all members of the public to attend this event.

More on Greenfield's $40K Energy Efficiency Grant

From a Greenfield Mayor's Office press release:

Mayor William F. Martin received notice from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) that Greenfield will be the recipient of $40,000 in a state grant under the Green Communities Division. DOER’s Green Communities Division has approved an award of $40,000 for the following project proposed in the Town of Greenfield’s Green Communities Competitive Grant application:  $40,000  Low-Moderate Income Residential Energy Efficiency Program.  The Division reviewed the city’s grant application and has determined that “this is a viable, well developed project that meets the eligibility requirements of our Competitive Grant program.”

Greenfield Wins $40K Energy Efficiency Grant

From a  MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs press release:

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan and Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Mark Sylvia today awarded $2.8 million in grants to fund 55 clean energy projects in 19 communities across the Commonwealth.

First Energy Smart Homes Party to be Held Wednesday

From a Greenfield Department of Planning & Development press release:

Precinct 8 Town Councilor Iris Vicencio-Rasku is hosting the first Greenfield Energy Smart Homes house party for Precinct 8 residents on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, from 6:00-8:00 PM at 86 Elm Street. The Energy Smart Homes team is delivering invitational flyers to all households in Precinct 8. In addition to finding out more about the excellent incentives available through Mass Save and Community Action, attendees will be able to sign up for their free home energy assessment, tour a home that has been weatherized by Mass Save, take Greenfield’s 10% Challenge and receive a $5 gift card for registering with Western Mass Saves, a free online energy efficiency tool for WMECo customers. If you are a Precinct 8 resident who can’t make the party or live in another precinct, please contact Energy Smart Homes at 772-1389 to find out how you can get your free home energy assessment.

State Officials Encourage Safe Boating Practices

From a  MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs press release:

With Memorial Day and Safe Boating Week approaching, the Massachusetts Environmental Police urge boaters to make this a safe boating season. In addition to wearing lifejackets, state officials recommend that boaters take a boating safety course, operate boats only while sober and make sure their boats have the required safety equipment onboard.  Despite warmer weather, Massachusetts Environmental Police Director Col. Aaron Gross is also cautioning boaters that water temperatures are still cool and boaters should take precautions to prevent hypothermia.

Public Comment on New Biomass Regs Starts May 19th

From a  MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs press release:

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) today released the proposed final Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Class I regulations, which implement changes to biomass energy eligibility.

With the submission of these revisions to the draft regulations, DOER will open a 30-day public comment period from May 19 to June 18, 2012. All written comments on this proposed final regulation should be submitted electronically in PDF format by 5 p.m. on June 18, 2012 to DOER at doer.biomass@state.ma.us. Any questions may be directed to doer.biomass@state.ma.us.

Town Council to Hold Special Meeting 4/2/12

The Greenfield Town Council will hold a special meeting this coming Monday, April 2nd, at 6pm.  The session will take place in the meeting room at the Greenfield Police Department, 321 High Street.  The council will be re-voting on the solar energy zoning amendments they approved at their March 21st meeting in order to clarify the language of the amendments.  GCTV will record the meeting, which is open to the public, for later broadcast.

Sacred Spaces 8

Industrial Wasteland

A montage of images of former factories backed by Philippe Simon's homemade music.

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DCR Encourages Safety: Without Snow, Sparks May Fly

From a Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation press release dated 2/21/12:

During this unusually dry season, officials from Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have received a number of reports of fires from various regions around the state. With the lack of snow this winter, state fire officials at DCR are urging residents to use fire safety.

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