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Tel-Electric Dam Removal Starts Monday in Pittsfield

The demolition of the Mill Street or Tel-Electric dam will begin on Monday. The project has been years in the making and the dam has been failing for years. The dam is attached to the Hawthorne Mill Building, which used to house the Tel-Electric Piano Player Co. Factory, and had been cited by the Massachusetts Office of Dam Safety as being in a hazardous condition nearly 20 years ago.

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Pittsfield Council Accepts Grant For Tel-Electric Dam Removal

The City Council accepted a $1.5 million state grant to take down the Mill Street Dam. The project has been years in the making and is now out to bid. The city is hoping to have work start in late June or July and be completed before the winter.

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Residents Unhappy With Mediation For GE River Cleanup

Why is this even being negotiated? That's what many of the residents along the Rest of the River corridor rhetorically asked Monday night in regards to the cleanup of PCBs in the Housatonic River.

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