The Vernal Pools of Plainfield and Hawley

The Vernal Pools of Plainfield and Hawley

Vernal pools are nature’s temporary aquatic habitats. Their peak months are April and May — and by summer, they’re gone. During their brief window of operation, these pools of winter melt serve as incubators for egg clusters of amphibians like salamanders, newts and...
Meet the Candidates: Mindy Domb

Meet the Candidates: Mindy Domb

In 2016, the 3rd Hampshire District elected Democrat Solomon Goldstein-Rose to represent this district. Earlier this year, State Representative Goldstein-Rose un-enrolled from the Democratic party and announced he would not seek a second term. Mindy Domb, who has...
Meet the Candidates: Jo Comerford

Meet the Candidates: Jo Comerford

Successful write-in campaigns are rare in politics, but a write-in candidate won in the Democratic Primary for the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester Senate Seat. Jo Comerford, a former MoveOn.org campaign director, defeated Chelsea Kline, the only candidate actually on...
Meet the Candidates: Lindsay Sabadosa

Meet the Candidates: Lindsay Sabadosa

The 1st Hampshire District House seat has been vacant since February, when State Representative Peter Kocot died of cancer. Two women stepped up to run this fall—Kocot’s longtime district aide Diana Syznal and Lindsay Sabadosa, an activist and advocate. Sabadosa...
Off the Beaten Path: Skinnerville, MA

Off the Beaten Path: Skinnerville, MA

Connecting Point’s “Off The Beaten Path” continues with a look at Skinnerville, MA, a typical mill village of the mid-nineteenth century that was located along the banks of the Mill River near Williamsburg, Haydenville and Leeds. In 1874, a catastrophic event would...