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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
BRPC: Inclusionary Zoning Helps Towns Increase Affordable Housing
"We're trying to figure out how to get more affordable housing into our communities." — Brian Domina

Cheshire Water Protection Bylaws May Lapse Over Missing Info
"It went to the attorney general's office and the office refused it and put it on hold it has been on hold since 2007." — Charlie Howard

Hotel On North Paves Way For More Pittsfield Parking
The re-zoning proposal marks the third round of approvals secured from the board associated with the renovation of the historic Besse Clark department store building.

Cheshire Town Meeting Approves Budget, Bylaws; Talks Dollar General
"We have an opportunity to stand up and say there is no need for another one of those stuffed in our community." — Jonathan Tremblay

Cheshire Selectmen Preparing for Dollar General Questions
"I don't want to stifle discussion, but on the same token, my job is to run an efficient meeting." — Town Moderator Edward St. John IV

Pittsfield ZBA Postpones Permits For Poultry, Porch & Poster
"I would be willing to screen it. I'd be willing to put a privacy fence or whatever is needed." — Pauline Zervas

Williamstown Planners Discuss Changes to Development Rules
"I'm not sure what we want for Williamstown is a rich and very much aging ghetto." — Donald Dubendorf

Adams 'Open Forum' Focuses on Communication
"It seems as though we're all working individually in our own vacuums and not coordinating the way we should." — Planner Sandra Moderski

New Marijuana Dispensary Applicant Eyes Pittsfield Site
"I've heard through various discussions that there's an impression we may only get one license, countywide even." — Cornelius J. Hoss

Controversy Grows Over Pittsfield Food Truck Ordinance
"I think I've received more emails on this matter in the last week than I have on any item in many many years." — Councilor Jonathan Lothrop

Pittsfield Panel Advances Zoning Change for Self-Storage
"This proposal does not allow for a million little huts on West Housatonic Street." — Councilor Jonathan Lothrop

Adams Selectmen Discuss Solar Bylaw, Procedure
"We would have to work hard to get the bylaw up and running in this community." — Seletman Joseph Nowak

Adams Selectmen Concerned by Unruliness at ZBA Meeting
"The people who fight the project have every right to fight the project. But don't make it personal." — Jonathan Butler

Letters: Solar Development Law Needs Clarification
I'm a big believer in sustainable and renewable energy sources and thus a pretty big supporter of wind and solar they just make sense.

Former Pittsfield Church Eyed For Day Care
"The intent is to get the building up and running." — Steve Barry

North Adams ZBA Rejects Property Division, Approves Museum Parking Change
"To me, it would be crowded and would not go along with the neighborhood." — Tondra Lescarbeau

Pittsfield Council Finalizes Marijuana Zoning
"I hope we're doing the right thing, making it accessible to everyone but keeping it out of areas it shouldn't be in." — Melissa Mazzeo

Pittsfield Panel Readies Medical Marijuana Zoning
"I think we did a good job of making sure this was all inclusive, and in line with state regulations ... ." — David Hathaway

BRPC Advocates For Local Control In Medical Marijuana
"It is allowed by right. But you can put restrictions on the distance from churches and schools." — Rene Wood

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