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The Right of Appeal: A Preview…

**This post has been updated to reflect clarifications of some legal issues in this appeal.** This Wednesday Springfield will see perhaps the highest profile showdown over the proposed biomass facility on Page Boulevard since the Springfield City Council revoked Palmer Renewable Paving’s permit.  Indeed, this

The Year in Springfield, 2011…

With another year under Springfield’s belt comes another edition of the Year in Springfield.  In its 375th year of existence the City of Homes suffered through one of the most erratic year of weather on record which brought a range of immense destruction and gross

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Biomass and Occupy Boston Bulletins…

Last week biomass opponents were despondent.  Kateri Walsh resorted to parliamentary procedure where the power of persuasion has failed–miserably–and delayed a vote to appeal the building commissioner’s decision to issue permits.  Meanwhile, the hearing officer for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection had ruled that

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Take My Council, Please: The Walsh Filibuster…

**UPDATED 12/3/11** Following a report by Maureen Turner posted to her Valley Advocate blog “On Springfield” on biomass & campaign contributions, the Republican today singled out Kateri Walsh’s hundreds in campaign contributions from the Callahan family and their lawyer Frank Fitzgerald.  The same report notes

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Take My Council, Please: REVOKED!…

(WMassP&I) After all of the drama, all the testimony, all the passion, the Springfield City Council voted this evening to deny a permit for a used car dealership on Newhouse Street in the City’s Outer Belt Neighborhood.  Yes, the tension and the anxiety over what

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Take My Breath Away…

(WMassP&I) In many ways, we have abdicated our responsibility on the Biomass issue.  When the permit was rammed through the city council on a 7-2 vote in 2008, it was hailed as a jobs creator period. Since then there has been a growing movement to