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Pittsfield Board Denies Permit for Solar Field

The city's Zoning Board of Appeals struck down a proposed solar array site in west Pittsfield, following opposition from residential neighbors abutting the land. By a 3-2 vote, the board ruled against the request from Aegis Renewable Energy to construct a 2.6-megawatt solar facility on undeveloped Churchill Street land.

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Dunkin' Developer Withdraws Tyler Street Application

For the second time, Dunkin' Donuts franchise giant Cafua Realty Trust has withdrawn application paperwork for a special permit at 665 Tyler St., though what this means for the future of the former St. Mary the Morningstar Church located there remains unclear.

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Williamstown ZBA OKs Williams Science Center

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday night granted a special permit for Williams College's science quad expansion. The board declined a request from two residents to allow more time for review of 500 pages of supporting material presented with the request.

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Williams Science Center Project in Front of Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday evening will continue a hearing to consider Williams College's new science center. The college and its consultants were before the board on Jan. 21 to discuss topics ranging from stormwater management to light pollution to the height of the new, 170,000-square-foot science center.

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Williamstown ZBA OKs First Accessory Building Apartment

Last week, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved the conversion of an accessory building at 428 Water St.

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Changes to Mather House Project Draw Neighbors' Ire

"An increase in commercial traffic impacts the safety of our kids, pedestrians and residential drivers." — Patty Carter

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Pittsfield ZBA Approves Furniture Store, Hotel Signs, Chickens, Office Space

"It is a very far cry from an exclusively residential area." Katherine Chester

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Williamstown ZBA Clears Office Rental at Sand Springs Pool

"We've had some other folks express interest in the other space ... all in the health and wellness field, low traffic, low impact." — Jane Patton

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Adams Planners Approve Bond, Screening for East Road Array

"The Zoning Board technically approved the site plan, and that's where it stands. ... Our hands are tied." — Barbara Ziemba

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Williams College Gets OK for Solar Installation

"My concern is that the second-floor guests like a mountain view." — Bhavin Shah

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Willamstown Motel, Chopsticks Cleared to Expand

"Generally speaking, any time this board grants a variance, someone complains." — ZBA member David Levine

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North Street Development Passes Williamstown ZBA

"We are not here to deny the petitioner the ability to develop his parcel." — Andrew Hoar

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North Adams Cab Company Plans to Relocate

"It is in a neighborhood, and it's not given the same leeway as a business on Main Street." — Chairman Donald Pecor

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Pittsfield Board Approves Expansion For Pediatric Development Center

"Sadly, that street has changed now, because we have no more residences on the street." — John Roccabruno

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Williamstown ZBA OKs Phased Completion of Weston Field

The athletic department wants to allow the field hockey team to begin practicing on its field starting Aug. 29.

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North Adams ZBA Holds Off on Cab Request, OKs Studio Plans

"If you want to get a different location you would have to start from square one with a whole new application and review." — Peter Milanesi

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Pittsfield ZBA Postpones Permits For Poultry, Porch & Poster

"I would be willing to screen it. I'd be willing to put a privacy fence or whatever is needed." — Pauline Zervas

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