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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Adams Roundabout Project On Track
"Things are moving nicely ... but as with any construction project it's impossible to predict everything." — Tony Mazzucco

Sand Mill Road Bridge Repairs More Expensive Than Anticipated
"They do not see this detour as the end of the world ... ." — Mark Webber

Pittsfield Asking State Approval To Hike Jaywalking Fine
"The fine is a buck so it is not even worth trying to identify these people." — Police Chief Michael Wynn

MassDOT: $60M to Maintain & Fix Western Mass Bridges
"Currently, there is $10 million that has been spent or will be spent on bridges." — Peter Frieri

Cheshire Selectmen Wondering About Dollar General
"They would know better if they just wanted to get it done. Seems like they are playing a game and testing us." — Robert Ciskowski

MassDOT Cuts Ribbon On Pittsfield's Safe Routes To School Project
"These are my favorite project - safe routes to school - because I know that it is making an improvement right here in the neighborhood." — Patricia Leavenworth

Williamstown Selectmen Look at Making Five Corners Safer
"I would like to see all of the signs to be oversized. It's getting the motorist's attention." — Chief Kyle Johnson

Route 2 Drainage Project Won't Change Flooding at Spruces
"It was in response to concerns of people who live on that side of the road about flooding coming down Luce Road." — Timothy Kaiser

Washington Mountain Road Dedicated To Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
"This sign will be a constant memory for me and all of the people who travel here about the sacrifices they made." — Rep. Smitty Pignatelli

MassDOT to Purchase Berkshire Line for Passenger Rail
"Studies have shown that a Berkshire County rail connection to New York City would be a winner." — Richard A. Davey

Cheshire Revamping Website With More Information
"We have grown the website from an infant to a baby and hopefully from there we can go to a toddler and so forth." — Chairwoman Carol Franesconi

State Working 24/7 to Reopen Route 116 in Cheshire
"We probably had the worst street flooding during this storm in the center of town in 15 years." — Peter LeFebvre

Patrick Breaks Ground on Tyringham Road Project
"This is the gateway to the Berkshires, right here. This project is very, very special." — Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, D-Lenox.

MassDOT Stabilizing Route 8 Section in Clarksburg
"It was just a major hazard." — James Moulton

Pittsfield Redesigning Intersections Near BMC
"The overall idea is to improve traffic." — Bruce Collingwood

MassDOT Sets Public Session on Transportation Plans
The state has recently released two transportation planning documents for public review.

Adams Library & Rail Trail Projects Moving Ahead
"We hope to begin to finalize a scope for this project so that it can be prepared for bid." — Jonathan Butler

Williamstown, MassDOT Talk Flooding & Road Work
"We're talking about 30 minutes [of rain] and knee-deep water. We're talking about our safety." — Chanda Shin

10 Most Dangerous Intersections In Pittsfield
Pittsfield has the most dangerous intersections in the county, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Sinking Route 8 in Clarksburg Under Repair
River Road in that area has been shifting for nearly a year.

Pittsfield Turns 2 Roads One-Way Despite Protest
"It may cause some inconvenience but it is safer." — Churchill Cotton

Alcombright: North Adams On Track With Scenic Rail
"That accusation is totally unfounded and absolutely ridiculous." — Richard Alcombright

MassDOT Sets Hearings on Return of MassPike Tolls
Tolls will return to the western end of the Massachusetts Turnpike on Oct. 15.

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