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General News    H3'ed 6/25/17

98-year old woman arrested protesting pipeline

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SANDISFIELD - A 98-year-old woman with a long history of activism was arrested with seven others Saturday after stopping pipe-laying work in Otis State Forest.

Frances Crowe, considered a legend for her peace activism and anti-nuclear efforts, was pushed in her wheelchair to the edge of the open pipeline trench with seven other Sugar Shack Alliance members, causing Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. workers to stop heavy machine work and call police.

Surrounded by state police after her arrest, fellow activists pushed her uphill through the pipeline easement to the backseat of a sheriff's cruiser, and when asked how many times she has been arrested, she smiled.

'Not enough,' she said, prompting loads of laughter.

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I live with my husband in Western Massachusetts. I'm a retired horticultural technician. I have been active in peace and justice issues all my adult life. I have no hope that the Democratic party will be our salvation which is why I am active in (more...)
 

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