Local public access stations fear that a potential new Federal Communications Commission rule will allow cable companies to obliterate their operating funds.
Public, educational, and government access (PEG) stations are mostly funded through franchise fees cable subscribers pay in their monthly bill. Communities negotiate those fees, typically every 10 years.
The Planning Board last spring withdrew a more ambitious proposal to liberalize the town's housing bylaw in the face of vocal opposition. In the summer, it decided that the ADUs were one area where the town could make incremental changes to allow a little more housing flexibility.
Andrea Harrington has started to build her team.
On Wednesday, the district attorney-elect announced Karen Bell as her first assistant district attorney. Bell is currently an assistant district attorney in Hampden County with some 20 years of experience. She's said to have worked in the appellate division, the district court, grand jury, and the superior court divisions.
Cop on Top will return to Walmart on Dec. 1.
In a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, law enforcement officers from throughout the county will be camp out on the roof Wal-mart. The officers will stay there until the goal of $55,000 is reached.
Commissioner Bruce Shepley read a letter from interim Town Administrator Donna Cesan at Thursday's meeting stating that architecture firm EDM is working on construction documents and public bidding materials and hope to go out to bid no later than the end of January 2019.
A Michigan company is looking to buy the Beacon Cinema.
Insight Management Consulting has made an offer to purchase the building and the business from owner Richard Stanley. Stanley had redeveloped the North Street building to the theater in 2008, becoming an anchor to the city's future vision of revitalizing North Street when it opened its doors in 2009.
About a month ago Kristen Tool returned home to find a for sale sign in the yard.
Tool and her husband Chris Wheeler are more than a year and a half into an effort to keep the Olsen Farm. Wheeler's great-grandfather had established the farm in 1938 and it was passed down to future generations.
Alicandri's motivation, eagerness to accept challenges and high academic standards were recognized on Wednesday when she was presented the Certificate of Academic Excellence. She and her family attended the presentation.
The initiative began in 2015 with a citizens petition that looked to expand the board. The process was delayed because the increase could not simply sail through with a citizens petition. After understanding that they had to solicit the state legislature to make the change, the town restarted the process.
Massachusetts honored her sons and daughters in 1933 with the dedication of the Mount Greylock War Memorial Tower on the state's highest peak in Adams. The 93-foot tall monument was recognized this year as one of 100 national monuments by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission.
Of the numerous monuments, honor rolls and other memorials, eight are dedicated to World War I. The largest monument, the Mount Greylock War Memorial, looms above the town from the state's highest peak.
In 1917, the United States entered the war. He felt it was his duty to return to war and he entered the Army. Because of his experience, he was quickly sent to the front line. And the 6 foot 1 inch, 205 pounds, Tremblay wasn't afraid of a good fight.