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Dalton Signs Community Compact With Polito; IT Upgrades Planned

Technology moves fast. The government doesn't. For Dalton, the technology government uses is behind the times. The Town Hall doesn't have a server to back up files and documents. Town officials are saving things to flash drives and filing paperwork.

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Lt. Gov. Polito Delivers $425K For Habitat For Humanity Condo Project

Eight years ago Berkshire Gas donated a parcel of land on Deming Street to Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. The non-profit worked with White Engineering to design a condominium project featuring three buildings, with two units in each.

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Polito Touts Infrastructure Projects in South County

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito assured local officials here that she's making sure small towns have access to funding for projects critical to their growth. Polito was speaking at the completion of one of those projects the million-dollar rehabilitation of Forest Street that was made possible by MassWorks funding specifically set aside for rural communities.

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Baker, Polito Highlight Broadband Expansion in West Stockbridge

Jim and Jennifer Hallock took ownership of the Shaker Mill Tavern Family Smoke House almost a year ago. They envision more of a family restaurant than the bar operations of the previous owners and even built out a children's area.

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Lt. Gov. Polito Praises Lee, Lenox For Sharing Town Administrator

On Saturday, Polito came to Lee to celebrate an agreement between the town and Lenox to share a town administrator

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Polito Announces South County Bridge Funding, Tours Pittsfield

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito toured the downtown Thursday afternoon before announcing grant funding for two Southwestern Massachusetts bridges. Polito had spent the morning signing a Community Compact agreement with Lanesborough and Windsor. She later joined Mayor Linda Tyer for a brief private meeting at city hall. She left the offices and proceeded to the Onota Building with the mayor, City Council President Peter Marchetti 1Berkshire CEO Jonathan Butler, Downtown Pittsfield Inc. President Jesse C

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Polito Signs Community Compacts With Lanesborough, Windsor

For small towns it is difficult to bring in special expertise so the state is stepping in to help. Lanesborough wants to focus more on economic development and that long-range planning is significantly helped along by a professional economic development planner. In Windsor, town officials want to secure long-term financial stability but doesn't have the professional expertise and time to craft a careful long-term plan.

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Governor Signs Legislation Updating Obsolete Municipal Regulations

Legislation signed at the State House on Tuesday eliminates or updates a raft of outdated and obsolete municipal regulations. Filed by the Baker administration last December, the 125-page bill found strong support from state and local officials, the Massachusetts Municipal Association and Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers. Gov. Charlie Baker, with a host of local elected and administrative officials behind him on the Grand Staircase at the State House, noted he'd gotten some

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Polito Signs Community Compacts With Pittsfield, Hinsdale, Cheshire, Williamstown

The city is facing some significant financial challenges in the next few years and the state is helping to overcome the hurdles. On Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito signed a community compact agreement with the city which will give the city $25,000 to work with the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management to develop long-range financial planning.

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Baker, Polito Sign Compacts With 17 South County Towns

"You are really wrapping your arms collectively around a very large issue." — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito

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