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State Asking For Input On Outdoor Recreation Plan

What type of outdoor recreation would you want to see created? That's what the state is asking right now. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is updating its Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, which makes it eligible for has been about $2 million per year from the federal government.

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NEA Chairman Sees, Hears About Pittsfield's Cultural Renaissance

The creative forces in Pittsfield didn't have to work hard to convince the chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts that the arts can be a powerful force in community and economic restoration. Jane Chu was, if anything, way ahead of them.

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Adams Receives New Fire Truck

The new truck was purchased through the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Assistant Chief David Lennon, who wrote the grant, said the truck in total was just over $1 million but the $809,524 grant covered the lion's share of the purchase.

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Congressman Neal Delivers $750K in Grants to North Adams

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal presented the North Adams Fire Department with a $452,900 Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant and a $300,000 EPA Brownfields communitywide assessment grant.

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Child Care of Berkshires Plans $1.75M Renovation of Haskins School

The historic Sarah T. Haskins School is about to get a $1.75 million facelift and modernization to better serve Child Care of the Berkshires and its programs. The bulk of the funding, a $1 million grant from the state Department of Early Education and Children's Investment Fund was announced on Thursday afternoon with balloons and bubbles at the child-care center.

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Great Barrington Fire Wins Federal Grant To Replace Airpacks

The Fire Department is replacing its 11-year-old airpacks with more modern and safer ones. U.S. Rep. Richard Neal announced a $160,477 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase the 28 new units. The packs are used more than two dozen times a year to help firefighters breath in hazardous conditions.

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Pittsfield OKs Borrowing $2M for Woodlawn Intersection Projects

Mayor Linda Tyer is "confident" the city will win a grant to improve the intersections on each side of Woodlawn Avenue. The City Council approved an authorization to borrow just over $2 million for to renovate the intersections of Woolawn and East and Woodlawn and Tyler Streets.

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