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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Paving to Begin Next Year

Amer Raza, a design engineer with MassDOT, told the commission last week that the repaving project is slated to begin in earnest next year.

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Adams Board of Health to Address Dog Poop Issue

Before moving into their formal agenda Wednesday, the Board of Health heard from a group of residents who have had enough of people leaving dog waste on the trail.

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Adams Parks Commission Upset With Dog Waste On Rail Trail

"I think that it is an enforcement issue that the Parks Department can't enforce, and we aren't going to appoint a poop officer," he said. "It is difficult."

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North Adams Bike Trail Hearing Repeats Past Debates

Many of the arguments at the state Department of Transportation public hearing were repeats from past hearings during which abutters on Chenaille Terrace had asserted the bike path on city land would be detrimental to their neighborhood.

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Moose Removed From Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

According to a post on the Adams Alert Hose Company's Facebook page Monday morning, a moose was spotted making its way down the rail trail.

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Scooter-User Threatened With Fines on Rail Trail

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has confirmed that rules that ban the use of motorized vehicles such as snowmobiles or motorcycles don't apply to adaptive equipment such as scooters and wheelchairs.

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Rail Trail Extension To Pittsfield Passes 75 Percent Design Phase

The city has passed the 75 percent design milestone on the extension of the Ashulwilticook Rail Trail and is now starting the permitting process. "The bike path is on schedule and on budget. We are at the 75 percent design phase for the project, which is a required milestone in the process. We just recently saw a draft of a notice of intent for the wetland permit, which is required for the project," Parks and Open Spaces Manager Jim McGrath said.

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North Adams Rail Trail Extension Stalled, Adams Route 8 Could Benefit

According to Mark Moore, of MassDOT District 1, negotiations with landowners have reached a roadblock and now designers have to go back to the drawing board to find a new way to bring the trail farther north.

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Adams Gets Update on Current And Future Projects

Cesan said she hopes the building makes the glen more visitor-friendly and added that locals may know about all of the great trails and sites at the glen but tourists may not.

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