FirstLight Power Backs Offshore Wind Transit Plan at BOEM Hearing

July 10, 2020

At a U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management “virtual hearing” July 9, FirstLight Power put our support behind a plan for maritime navigation intended to accelerate the development of thousands of megawatts of offshore wind off the coast of New England. Speaking for FirstLight, Director of Government Affairs and Communications Len Greene endorsed the plan […]

FirstLight VP Tom Kaslow to Join NECA “Energy Security” Policy Webcast

June 9, 2020

The Northeast Energy and Commerce Association has invited FirstLight Vice President of Market Policy Tom Kaslow to join its June 10 online webcast panel discussion about energy security policies. As owner and operator of Northfield Mountain, the pumped-storage hydropower facility that can begin producing power for 1 million homes with less than 10 minutes notice, […]

FirstLight Power Announces Limited Reopening of   Recreation Facilities

June 1, 2020

FirstLight Power today announced updates to the availability of its recreation facilities in Massachusetts in accordance with Governor Baker’s Phase I reopening guidelines, effective immediately. The facilities at Northfield Mountain, Riverview Park, and Barton Cove are now open for trail and open space use only. Restroom facilities and picnic tables at these parks are not […]

FirstLight Power Reminds Public to Practice Safe Boating

May 15, 2020

With the seasonal boat barrier now reinstalled on the Connecticut River above the dam at Barton Cove in Gill and Montague, Massachusetts, FirstLight Power is urging the boating public to practice safety and exercise caution when enjoying this popular warm-weather recreational resource. “Memorial Day is the traditional start of boating season, but river currents can […]

FirstLight Power Announces Updated List of Recreational Closures

May 4, 2020

Burlington, Massachusetts, May 1, 2020 – FirstLight Power today announced updates to the availability of its recreation facilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. “FirstLight’s first priority is to ensure the safety of our workforce and members of our community who use our trails, indoor public spaces, and restroom facilities,” said FirstLight Spokesman Len Greene.  “Public use […]

FirstLight Power And Employees Donate Over $12,000 to Local Food Banks

April 20, 2020

FirstLight Power announced today that its employees, matched by company funds and a personal match from the company’s CEO, donated over $12,000 to nine local food banks in the company’s food drive to support local communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts. “We are so proud of the whole FirstLight team who stepped forward in this time […]

FirstLight Power Announces Fish Passage Operations for 2020

April 8, 2020

FirstLight Power, the owner and operator of the dam at Turners Falls, is preparing for the spring fish passage per the 2020 Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission (CRASC) guidelines.  The CRASC schedule of fishway operations indicates that Turners Falls upstream fishways will open once 50 shad have passed through Holyoke.  Following guidance from local, state, […]

FirstLight Power Hosts “Winter Wildlife Detectives” Family Adventure

February 18, 2020

FirstLight Power’s “Winter Wildlife Detectives” program was featured on the front page of the Greenfield Recorder:  https://www.recorder.com/Northfield-educator-teaches-tracking-animals-in-the-snow-32563048 A fun family adventure led by local educator Kathy Richards, kids learn about the different animals in our area and the tracks they make, and get to explore the trails at FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center.  […]

FirstLight Event Supports Raptor Rescue in Massachusetts

January 29, 2020

FirstLight Power was delighted to partner with the Northfield Bird Club for an event January 14 that attracted 86 attendees–and raised more than $1,100 for rehabilitating sick and injured hawks and owls to return to the wild! Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Raptor Rehabilitation Facility in Conway was our special guest, and […]

Happy New Year from all of us at FirstLight Power!

January 1, 2020

We can think of no better way to celebrate the New Year in New England than a walk in the woods, illustrated by this picture of sunny Rose Ledge in Erving, MA, taken after our recent snow storm by our FLP colleague and gifted nature photographer, Beth Pelton.  Come out and visit us at Northfield […]