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State Drops Criminal Charges But Pipeline Protesters Demand Trial

Sixteen of the 24 protesters arrested fighting the pipeline in Sandisfield showed up in court Thursday morning ready to proudly say they are not criminals. The state agrees their actions don't warrant criminal charges and entered a motion to convert those charges to civil citations. Those who were arrested and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct then left the courtroom without an arrangment.

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Pipeline Demonstrators Arrested for Blocking Forest Access Roads

State police they have arrested 18 demonstrators for trespassing at two separate locations at the Sandisfield pipeline extension project on Tuesday morning.

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Safety Officials Keeping Eye On Potential Pipeline Protests

Public safety officials are preparing for the worst case scenario when it comes to protests surrounding the Tennessee Gas Pipeline expansion The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently granted Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. approval to move ahead with a natural gas pipeline expansion through Otis State Forest. The ruling was issued last week approving the Connecticut expansion, which includes tree cutting and installation of the pipeline through four miles of pipeline through the Otis State

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Anti-Trump Protesters Demonstrate in Williamstown

Waving signs and chanting in the middle of a town where just 13 percent of the vote went to Donald Trump, Wednesday's anti-Trump protest may have felt a little like preaching to the choir. But for the five dozen people of all ages who braved the cold at the corner of Spring and Main Streets, the gospel of resistance needed to be preached.

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Williamstown Joins Nationwide Protests Against Trump

The demonstrators of all ages filled Field Park with signs reading "Not Out President," "Love Trumps Hate" and "Black Lives Matter." Cars driving by honked, eliciting cheers from those at the demonstration, which was organized by North Berkshires for Racial Justice in conjunction with students and staff from MCLA and Williams College, Buxton School, and other community members.

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MCLA Activist Group Thanks Subway for Shifting to Antibiotic-Free Meat

"It's pretty awesome to know the actions we take can make for physical and tangible results towards positive change." — Christian Kennedy

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Protesters Bring Pipeline Picket to Kinder Morgan Offices

"We're here to protest the pipeline and to push for renewable energy policies in Massachusetts." — Judy Eddy

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