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Adams Planning to Upgrade Park Street's Lights

The Selectmen have voted to use $90,000 from the town's Green Communities grant to install new energy efficient lights on Park Street. The 175 light bulbs in the downtown area will be replaced with the much more light-emitting diodes.

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Dalton Shows Lt. Gov. Polito Progress With Green Grants

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito delivered a $12,500 grant to Dalton on Thursday to help it continue to build on its Green Communities work. The Municipal Energy Technical Assistance funds for Dalton were part of $661,000 in grants awarded to 56 cities and towns designated or in the process of becoming Green Communities.

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Adams Waiting On School Boiler-Room Roof Engineering

Town officials say they are committed to repairing the failing roof on the elementary school boiler room. The condition of the roof has become another point of contention in the tense school district relationship between Cheshire and Adams.

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Cheshire Master Plan Complete

The town's master plan is largely complete and the town will soon start the implementation process

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North Adams, Clarksburg Among Newest Green Communities

North Adams has received a Green Communities Grant of $194,580 that will help it save that and more in energy costs every year. The city was one of five communities presented with certificates, big checks and signage proclaiming them the newest members of the state's Green Communities program by Judson and Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton.

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Clarksburg Receives $142,000 Green Communities Grant

Clarksburg has officially gone green. And the result is a $141,590 state grant to make this town of 1,700 more energy efficient. Clarksburg was one of 30 new Green Communities announced by the Baker administration on Thursday. They are eligible for grants totaling $6,460,385 to complete renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

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Adams Gets Green Communities Check, Changes Town Hall Hours

The town has gotten a big payback for going green: $166,865 Green Communities check from the state to undergo clean energy and energy efficiency projects. Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco presented the "big check" to the Selectmen at Wednesday's meeting.

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Clarksburg Pursuing Green Communities Status

The town is moving forward with policies that will allow it to become a state-designated Green Community. Among the first steps is instituting an anti-idling policy for vehicles, doing an in-depth energy analysis of town buildings and updating zoning bylaws.

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Adams Receives Green Energy Grant

"It shows that we as a green community are concerned with energy consumption." — Tony Mazzucco

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Clarksburg Awards Final Contract for Gates Avenue Bridge

"I thought it was going to be less than that. I expected a much bigger drop in price." — Jeffrey Levanos

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