The Select Board signed off on a single-article warrant Wednesday that would see if town meeting would accept an agreement with the town of Stamford that would merge the two districts. Chairman Jeffrey Levanos shared his concerns over the redundant article.
She swung by the Adams Visitors Center to get an update on the Berkshire Scenic Rail project for which the state, in 2016, awarded $2.6 million in MassWorks funds to finish the last stretch of the rail and to fund the installation of a passenger platform.
School administrations are looking to revamp the therapeutic program.
The district is expecting to see a $1.1 million increase in state support for education and Superintendent Jason McCandless wants to use a portion of that to bolster the program for those with the most social, emotional, and academic needs.
Local superintendents knew there was a need for servicing students who have been placed in programs outside of their districts. They often required specialized education programs that could not be provided within the classroom. It was both a desire to serve this population locally — and to see cost-savings — that drove the collaboration.
Currently, the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District's central office is the only lease in the building and Francesconi said both Head Start and Dancecapade could join them in the building with room to spare.
The city is invoking a clause in its contract with Spectrum to get answers about changes to the local offerings.
Mayor Linda Tyer has scheduled a public hearing for March 19 at 6 p.m. at the Berkshire Atheneum with the cable company. The company has encrypted its signal and has changed the community television stations. A clause in the city's contract with the company allows for the city to call a public hearing with the company to address such matters.
Allowing the possibility of higher density is the intent of the Planning Board's proposal, which would create four new zoning districts in the town's residential core and allow — by right or by special permit — more dwelling units per property throughout a large chunk of what now is known as the town's General Residence District.
Nearly 100 students walked out of Hoosac Valley High School on Wednesday morning in the bitter cold to hold a ceremony in remembrance of the 17 killed during last month's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
For months, the School Building Committee and the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee have been considering whether to include the parking lot in the ongoing addition/renovation project at Mount Greylock.
While much of the talk recently has been on a $74 million upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant, upgrades to the water system are following closely behind.
Doug Gove, a consultant with Aecom, reported to the City Council's Public Works subcommittee Monday evening that in the next seven years the water system will need $69 million worth of repairs. However, Gove said there is an option to stagger out the repairs over time to ease the financial burden.