Published: 1/31/2021 4:49:36 PM
Here are some brief thoughts on recent happenings in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region.
U.S. District 1 Rep. Richard Neal made a rare but worthwhile appearance in West County when he visited Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Charlemont.
Neal has said, “Climate change poses a profound threat to our way of life” and last year held the first hearing on climate change in over a decade. Here, Neal found proof that renewable energy works. Resort owners, brothers Jon and Jim Schaefer, emphasized that Berkshire East is the only ski mountain in the world that runs exclusively on renewable energy consisting of solar and wind.
With President Biden in the White House, climate change is looking like a winning issue. As chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Neal is in a…