Barrett spent just under an hour Sunday fielding questions from club members at the Polish National Alliance and although he touched on issues that faced Northern Berkshire County as a whole, he zeroed in on the notorious Greylock Glen project that he promised to work toward completing.
The three people running for the three-year seat being vacated by Selectman Jeffrey Snoonian spoke at the forum, with the first being Elizabeth Bushey was first to speak Sunday afternoon at a well-attended Civic Club meeting at the Polish National Alliance.
Cheshire and Adams have long been tied together by history and familial bonds. For the last 50 years, that's been strengthened through a shared educational system. But dropping enrollment and the school district's struggle in the last years with ballooning budgets, has the two towns at odds over whose elementary school will close.
Homes in Adams tend to sell 8 to 14 percent higher than their assessed values.
"That's a good thing, and it is good to see the values increasing in town," Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco told the Maple Grove Civic Club on Sunday. "North Adams and Pittsfield in their last cycles have seen it a little bit so maybe they are catching up, but we are seeing our values go up."
The Maple Grove Civic Club on Sunday heard from the three candidates running for the two open selectman seats.
Current selectmen Richard Blanchard and Joseph Nowak and former selectman Michael Ouellette went before the Maple Grove Civic Club Sunday afternoon and fielded questions.