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Cheshire Gets Block Grant Update From Berkshire Regional Planning

One aspect of the federal CDBG program is aimed at helping low to moderate income households rehabilitate their properties.

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Ashland Street Improvements Next Big Project in North Adams

The street's seen significant improvements over the past decade with public/private investment such as building renovations, the Clark Biscuit residential project and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' new facilities building.

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Adams Nears End of Parking Lot Project

Community Development Director Donna Cesan gave the update during a public hearing held during Wednesday's Board of Selectmen meeting.

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Adams Selectmen Approve Russell Field Project

This project has been in the hopper for some time and for at least the past five years, the Parks Commission has steadily had it on its priority agenda.

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Adams Seeks Funds For Russell Field Renovation

Town officials will hold a public hearing next week to go over possible projects to contain in the annual CDBG application and, this year, the Community Development Office will propose including the long-discussed Russell Field renovation project.

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Cheshire Receives Housing Grant

Selectwoman Carol Francesconi read a letter from the state Tuesday that notified the town that has received $998,000 that will be split proportionally between Cheshire and New Marlborough.

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Spitzer Center, Armory Work to Begin This Summer

The city is using Community Development Block Grant funding for fiscal 2017 to do the first phase of improvements at the senior center and the last phase, No. 12 to be exact, on the Armory on Ashland Street.

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North Adams Community Projects Ramping Up This Summer

Several projects will be happening this summer in the city, including Phase 2 of the improvements planned for Noel Field Athletic Complex.

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Adams Receives Visitors Center Parking Lot Bids

The bids were opened Thursday and C&A Construction Co. Inc. came in with the lowest bid of $518,000 and DelSignore Blacktop Paving came in with the highest base bid of $761,632.56.

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Pittsfield's Capitol Marquee Bids Come In High, Council Still Supportive

The bids to repair the Capitol Theatre marquee are higher than anticipated. But, the City Council feels it is worth it. "In my opinion, the marquee is a jewel," said Ward 7 City Councilor Anthony Simonelli.

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Adams to Apply For Grant Funds For Memorial Building

After a public hearing Wednesday when Community Development Director Donna Cesan outlined the up to $550,000 grant, the Selectmen voted to go all in on the former school building this application cycle.

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Eagle Street, Brayton Hill on North Adams Block Grant Application

New projects this year include the funding for the two feasibility studies, the first of which would look at turning Eagle Street into a European-style "woonerf," or shared space, using paving and landscaping to slow traffic.

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Adams Gets Update On Top Town Projects

The bulk of the meeting was focused on the most immediate and prioritized project, the revamp of the Visitors Center parking lot,for which the town has already secured construction funds through CDBG.

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Adams May Seek Grant Funds For Memorial Building

The town may apply for Community Development Block Grant funds to install an HVAC system at the Memorial Building.

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New Marlborough to Join Cheshire Grant Application

The Selectmen the grant paperwork Tuesday after Town Administrator Mark Webber told them that the New Marlborough Selectmen gave the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission its blessing earlier this week.

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Cheshire Pledges Money Toward Housing Rehab Grant

The town is looking at putting $60,000 toward improving the town's housing stock. Berkshire Regional Planning Commission Planner William Sikula met with the Selectmen Tuesday to go over the town’s Community Development Block Grant allocation and asked if the town would be willing to put up $60,000 in an effort to reel in $600,000 in grant funding.

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Cheshire to Reapply For Housing Rehab Grant

Patricia Mullins, BRPC's community and economic development program manager, asked board members Tuesday if they wanted to apply for a housing rehabilitation block grant through the state Department of Housing and Community Development to make upgrades to up to 20 homes.

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