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North Adams' Model Railroad Museum Eyes Sons of Italy Property

Thomas Kren's Extreme Model Railroad and Architectural Museum was planned to go into the long Building 4 at Western Gateway Heritage State Park. But since the initial press conference announcing the project nearly 15 months ago, the concept has grown beyond the tight confines of the existing historic park.

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Needle Exchange Program Gets Final OK in North Adams

The nonprofit health agency was given approval on Monday night by the Redevelopment Authority to operate out of 6 West Main St., a building owned by the city and formerly used by the School Department. It received approval from the Board of Health in June.

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North Adams Model Railroad Museum Heads for Phase 2

A proposed model railroad museum is moving into Phase 2 of planning with the approval of the Redevelopment Authority. The estimated $8.5 million museum is the brainchild of museum visionary Thomas Krens and would entail some 31,000 square feet of space on the north side of Western Gateway Heritage State Park, which is overseen by the authority.

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North Adams Redevelopment Authority Pays Lawsuit Settlement

The Redevelopment Authority has finally settled a lawsuit with Freight Yard Pub. Berkshire Bank has agreed to loan the authority $160,000 to make good a settlement agreed to last year with Bay State Hospitality Group LLC, the operating name of the restaurant in Western Gateway Heritage State Park.

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City Cab Owner's Demise Causes Delay in Planning Board Hearing

"I worry that if we go ahead with this we will be told we did the wrong thing. That's my concern." — Chairman Michael Leary

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North Adams Council Won't Pay for Lawsuit Settlement

"The consequences would be more severe than the offer on the table right now." — attorney Richard Dohoney

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North Adams, Freight Yard Pub Settle Parking Lawsuit

"We presented a strong defense to the merits of their claims. The jury, however, did not agree with us on all counts." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

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