The Conservation Commission on Thursday approved plans for an outdoor marijuana plantation near the Green River.
But one member of the panel abstained from the decision, citing a potential conflict between the production and sale of the drug and federal law.
The Conservation Commission denied a proposal from Mazzeo's restaurant to use the Berkshire Flower Shop property instead of having it turned into conservation land.
Then the city reached an agreement with the Gordon Rose family to conserve property located at 910 South Street back in 1997. The deal called for the land on the city's southern entryway to eventually be converted into conservation space.
Emotion isn't often shown during Conservation Commission meetings, a board known for its technicality and dullness.
But Michele Rivers-Murphy could barely hold it in Thursday night, sitting the City Council Chambers because as the snow fell outside, Rivers-Murphy and what seemed like the entire Ridge Avenue neighborhood were yet again fighting a 6.5 megawatt solar project proposed for the Pontoosuc Lake Country Club and at the end of the night, the Conservation Commission unanimously sided wi
The Conservation Commission needs more time before rendering its decision on a hotly debated solar array at the Pontoosuc Country Club.
The Boston-based solar developer Nexamp Inc. is proposing a 6.5-megawatt solar array on 25 of the course's 131 acres of land. But neighbors have been fiercely opposed to it and have been fighting it at every turn. The Conservation Commission needs to give its approval on a portion of the work that is in the wetlands buffer zone.
Ridge Avenue area neighbors feel blindsided by a plan to construct a 6.6-megawatt solar facility at the Pontoosuc Country Club.
The Boston-based solar developer Nexamp is looking to take over 25 of the 131 acres on the course for a photovoltaic array. The planned array is located on the southern portion of the property - the Hancock Road side of the first handful of holes.
And that one unambiguous objection to the idea was all it took to send Verizon Wireless back to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which this winter suggested that the applicant explore the notion of siting their monopole tower on town-owned land.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The new owners of the former ITAM Lodge have revised their plans to handle environmental concerns about its redevelopment.
Eric Taylor purchased the Sons of Italy propert for $1.1 million in January and is intent on transforming the aging building into a wedding destination. He received a building permit to renovate the facility and has been seeking approval to expanding parking and install a patio area. That, however, took place in the wetlands buffer zone and needed Cons
The Conservation Commission is asking residents to not touch the silt fence on the Greylock Glen's Meadow Loop. The fence will be removed when the project is finished.
Commissioner Thomas Robinson responded at last Thursday's meeting to a comment made to the Board of Selectmen. A resident asked when the silt fence would be removed and the grass mowed along the newly developed 1.8-mile loop.
On Thursday night, Williams College received the final regulatory approval it needed to build a 64-room, 60,000-square foot inn at the bottom of Spring Street to replace the current 100-room inn at the Field Park rotary at the junction of Routes 2 and 7.
The Conservation Commission on Thursday heard feedback from the town's consulting engineer on Williams College's application to build a new Williams Inn and decided to continue the hearing on the project for at least one more week.
The Conservation Commission on Thursday OK'd Williams College's plan to replace the culvert that carries Christmas Brook under downtown, and the panel took its first look at the final plans for the new Williams Inn.
The culvert replacement project will replace an existing, undersized pipe with a conduit that is at least 5 feet by 12 feet and hopefully eliminate the flooding that occurs during heavy rain events.