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North Adams Community Projects Ramping Up This Summer

Several projects will be happening this summer in the city, including Phase 2 of the improvements planned for Noel Field Athletic Complex.

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Berkshire Lightscapes Kicking Off Fundraising to Light Up Pittsfield

The nonprofit committee organized by the Downtown Pittsfield Cultural Association was approved last month for a $50,000 Commonwealth Places/MassDevelopment matching grant. It hopes to raise the $50,000 in matching funds by May 18.

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Polito Gets Updates on State-Funded Projects in Adams, Cheshire

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.

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Greylock Works Gets $1.72M in State Funds to Complete Parking Lot

Secretary Jay Ash last visited the former Cariddi Mill in May to hear about its potential; on Monday, he was back with a $1.72 million check from the state's MassWorks program to aid the project in completing its parking infrastructure.

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Lt. Gov. Polito Delivers $425K For Habitat For Humanity Condo Project

Eight years ago Berkshire Gas donated a parcel of land on Deming Street to Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. The non-profit worked with White Engineering to design a condominium project featuring three buildings, with two units in each.

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Polito Touts Infrastructure Projects in South County

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito assured local officials here that she's making sure small towns have access to funding for projects critical to their growth. Polito was speaking at the completion of one of those projects the million-dollar rehabilitation of Forest Street that was made possible by MassWorks funding specifically set aside for rural communities.

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Secretary Ash Tours Greylock Works Project

Greylock Works received a $2,176,341 MassWorks grant last fall to redo the entry and parking lots on the east and south side of the sprawling structure. Part of that grant was a 10-year easement for the city to allow use of the parking for the adjacent Alcombright Athletic Complex.

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North Adams Council Bids Farewell to Assistant City Clerk

The City Council on Tuesday bid goodbye to one longtime employee and welcomed her replacement. Assistant City Clerk Nancy Canales, who retired last week after nearly 19 years with the city, was presented with framed and personalized map of historic North Adams by the City Council.

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State Awards Grant to Finish Berkshire Scenic Railway

The state has awarded $2.6 million to make the final mile connecting the town to North Adams by rail a reality.

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