Announcement to hikers in the Dalton area!

Attempted theft from vehicle parked at Grange Hall Rd, Dalton.

On the weekend of July 16/17, a visitor parking overnight at Grange Hall Rd near the Appalachian Trail in Dalton Mass, reported that an attempt was made to steal the catalytic converter from their vehicle. Police were notified, and indicated that similar incidents have been taking place in the larger area generally. Appalachian Trail parking does not seem to be the focus of the thieves, as no other reports of Trail parking area vandalism have been received by the AT Committee to date.

Mass state house

Support for Bill H.4331 Needed!

While the AMC supports the development of solar power, Massachusetts laws and regulations have permitted many thousands of acres of forest and farms to be lost to solar facilities. A decades old law is being interpreted to sharply curtail municipalities authority to zone for solar facilities to protect key resources. Bill H.4331 is a bill which would restore a municipality’s right to reasonably regulate solar power locations and is supported by the AMC. This bill needs your support to gain passage.

Volunteer Webmaster Needed

Volunteer Webmaster Needed!

The Western Massachusetts Chapter is looking for an organized, creative, and computer-savvy member with experience in website management and maintenance to volunteer as Webmaster for the Chapter! The Webmaster stewards and maintains the Chapter’s online web presence at, and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. The Webmaster commonly serves for two years, and is eligible to stay on for additional years. Duties may be shared among qualified members of a committee. Current Webmaster will provide training.

Position: Webmaster