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Mount Greylock Building Committee Nixes Overflow Parking Proposal

At issue was a patch of land currently occupied by trailers related to the $64 million building project. As construction winds down, construction manager Turner Construction plans to remove the trailers and return the land to its natural state.

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Adams Opts For Metered Parking at Visitors Center

Cesan had asked the board what direction they wanted to go in regarding metered parking now that the parking lot renovation project is well underway.

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North Adams Council Taking Up Motel Zoning, No-Parking Zone

The City Council is expected to vote on a zoning ordinance change on Tuesday that will affect a large swath of land on both sides of the Hoosic River in Blackinton.

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Traffic Commission Endorses Plan to Ease Traffic at Herberg School

The commission endorsed a plan on Thursday that calls for no parking on the non-school sides of Pomeroy Avenue and Marshall Street. It will also extend no parking on the school side of Pomeroy from Beverly to the school, where the road bends.

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Mount Greylock School Building Committee: Put Parking Lot in Project

For months, the School Building Committee and the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee have been considering whether to include the parking lot in the ongoing addition/renovation project at Mount Greylock.

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Pittsfield Police Department Implements 'Park and Walk' Initiative

Known as the "park and walk" initiative, officers on the day, evening, and midnight shifts are all expected to attempt one 15-minute walk, said Police Chief Michael Wynn. As of Nov. 26, officers registered a total of 293 park and walk details throughout the city.

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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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Williamstown Zoning Board OKs College Inn and Parking Lot Project

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week gave its blessing to the new Williams Inn project. The board issued five special permits needed for construction of the inn at the bottom of Spring Street and the expansion of the college-owned municipal parking lot nearby.

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Pittsfield Council Upset With Faded Street Lines & Crosswalks

The City Council is upset that just weeks before school starts and the city's crosswalks have not been repainted. And they won't be done this year. Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell filed a petition asking for a schedule for line painting this year after noticing areas throughout the city where the paint has worn and the crosswalks are faded. His concern is that the city could be incurring liability should there be an accident or a pedestrian gets run down when trying to cross the road.

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City of Pittsfield Reopens Reconstructed First Street Parking Lot

The newly renovated First Street municipal parking lot reopened Tuesday. The parking lot holds 241 vehicles and is available for both permit and metered parking. There are several marked spaces near the Fenn Street entrance (by MyCom) identified for metered parking only.

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Adams Gets CDBG Funding for Visitors Center Parking Lot

Adams has received $800,000 in 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds to reconfigure the parking lot at the Adams Visitors Center. Adams was one of 58 towns and cities receiving $30.5 million in CDBG funds announced on Thursday. Also receiving grants are Becket, Buckland and North Adams.

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Williamstown Planning Board OKs Inn Project; Zoning Board Next

Williams College's plans for a new Williams Inn on Spring Street cleared one regulatory hurdle on Tuesday and face another test on Thursday at Town Hall. The Planning Board on Tuesday gave its blessing to the 64-room inn, which the college hopes to have online by the spring of 2019.

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Williams College Looks to Reconfigure Spring Street Parking Lot

Williams College hopes to start expanding the Spring Street parking lot as soon as this fall. The college's director of real estate and legal affairs was at Town Hall on Monday to explain the project to the Board of Selectmen and ask its permission to seek a modification to a 2008 special permit on the site.

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Pittsfield To Add Handicapped Parking Downtown

Despite a recommendation to deny the proposed handicapped parking spaces, the City Council adopted a measure increasing the number of downtown spaces. The additional spots have been a long time coming when Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell pressed the issue of the number of issues on North Street.

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Traffic Commission Unsure What Else Can Be Done For Deming Park Traffic

The Traffic Commission was unable to come up with a plan to ease traffic congestion around Deming Park on game days. The park with both Little League and Babe Ruth playing fields is packed during the baseball season, with cars overflowing form the parking lot and lining the sides of Newell Street and Meadow Lane. Ward 3 Councilor Nicholas Caccamo put forth two petitions aimed to ease that burden - one to eliminate parking on Boise, Newell, and Mead

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Pittsfield Traffic Commission Rejects Handicapped Parking Plan

The Traffic Commission rejected plan increasing the number of handicapped parking spaces on the city's four main commercial streets. Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell put forth a petition calling for additional handicapped parking spaces on North, South, Tyler, and Elm Streets. He then identified spots with the commissioner of public services, Downtown Pittsfield, the Commission on Disabilities and the city engineer to develop a plan.

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Pittsfield Awards Contract To Rehabilitate First Street Parking Lot

The First Street parking lot is set for a rehabilitation. The city awarded Maxymillian the contract to overhaul the 241-space municipal lot and in the end parking kiosks are planned to be installed. According to Commissioner of Public Services David Turocy, the construction is expected to start when weather allows this spring and conclude by June 30

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Adams Visitors Center Parking Lot Eyed for Revamp

Community Development Director Donna Cesan said this year's Community Development Block Grant application reflects the strategic plan approved by the Selectmen in 2015 for community and downtown development. The maximum the town can apply for this year is $800,000 and the deadline is March 10. Adams should know by late summer if it is being awarded the money.

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