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North Adams Glamping Project Moving Forward Under New Owner

He said the plan was to develop 48 sites as outlined in the original permit but that there may be some modifications of the placement of some buildings in the plans, for which he would come back before the board.

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Letter: Cannabis Cultivation in Williamstown

After a year of consultation, public forum, debate, site visits and research the Planning Board is proposing changes to the current bylaws that would restrict where and how cannabis can be grown.

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Cannabis Cultivator Plans to Open in Former Crane Building

Temescal, which has marijuana dispensaries in New Hampshire and Massachusetts including one in Pittsfield, has a purchase-and-sale agreement for the nearly 10-acre property inside Hardman Industrial Park on Curran Highway.

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Pittsfield YMCA Makeover Expected to Start This Summer

The renovation will include facade improvements, an expanded day-care center, a new fitness center and elevated running track, and a new regulation-sized basketball court. The expansions aim to better meet the needs of the community.

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North Adams Approves Third Cannabis Shop But Licenses Lacking

The proprietors of Spencer House LLC said they were aware of the limit on licenses but told the Planning Board they were hoping the city's marijuana retail ordinance could be amended.

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Pittsfield Development Board Approves New Senior Apartments

The Community Development Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a special permit that allows the addition of nine new affordable senior units at Capitol Square on North Street.

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Williamstown Planning Board Told to Cap Size of Cannabis Grows

The board reviewed the most up-to-date proposal for a bylaw amendment it has been considering formally since September and, in reality, for much longer than that. The board is hoping not to repeat last year's failed attempt to implement restrictions on pot production but still allow a pathway for growers via special permit.

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Community Development Board Approves Lipton Energy Permit For Propane Storage Tanks

The Community Development Board approved a special permit for Lipton Energy to place two new above-ground fuel storage tanks within the 10-year flood plain at 36 Industrial Drive with four conditions.

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North Adams Planners OK Urgent Care Center, Head Start Move

According to its website, ClearChoiceMD offers walk-in services seven days a week from 8 to 8 for minor injuries and illnesses such as strains and sprains, stitches, allergies and infections, as well as COVID-19 testing. The centers have more recently been closed on Sundays.

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Williamstown Planners Told to Focus on 'Micro' Model for Pot Bylaw

The Planning Board, which drafted one of the proposals on table at the annual town meeting, has spent most of its fiscal 2021 deliberations focused on developing a bylaw amendment that will pass muster in May.

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Williamstown Planning Board Hosts Wednesday Panel Discussion on Cannabis

As part of the board's yearlong effort to develop a zoning bylaw amendment that might pass at this spring's annual town meeting, it has scheduled a virtual event titled "Marijuana Cultivation: Issues and Opportunities," for 7:30 p.m. on the Zoom virtual meeting platform.

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Lanesborough Planners Considers Limits to Solar Arrays

The hearing on the three arrays proposed by Engie North America were postponed until next Monday for lack of a supermajority of the board. Only three members were able to attend but four were needed for any approvals.

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Williamstown Planners Developing Plan to Link Pot Grow Area to Setbacks

The Planning Board last week began filling in some of the blanks in a new cannabis production bylaw it hopes to send to town meeting in the spring. And it agreed to try to set up a panel discussion with outside experts for early December.

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North Adams Planners OK Arcade Gaming Center

The Planning Board on Monday evening approved the application by owners Shaun Richard and Christopher Horsfall to open Immersion Gaming Center at 350 State Road.

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Pittsfield Board Approves Site Plan For Cannabis Cultivation Facility

Berkshire Root's two-story, 100,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation facility got the OK from the Community Development Board but the next day the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to postpone its decision until November.

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Williamstown Planning Board, Ag Commission Work on Cannabis Production Bylaw

Since that time, the state's Cannabis Control Commission has defined ground rules for production in Massachusetts, and the town has seen one submission for a special permit under the 2017 bylaw to establish an indoor/outdoor grow facility on Blair Road.

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North Adams Planners OK Sporting Goods Store, Common Folk Move

William Preite applied to the board in August with his plans to open a sporting goods store in the former Doran's Carpet Shop to sell fishing and hunting gear, along with ammunition and firearms he described as high-end collectible pieces. Preite had pulled plans to open a store in Williamstown last year after encountering opposition.

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Williamstown Planners Prioritize Pot, Seek More Community Input

The planners agreed that a redo of the pot bylaw proposal is a priority in the next half year leading up to May's annual town meeting.

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Debate Over Solar Carports Heats Up in Clarksburg

The debate over the definition of the structures — and whether there was a permit issued for their construction — lead to heated exchanges between town officials and the owner at last week's Planning Board meeting.

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Pittsfield Planners Approve Downtown Homeless Shelter

The board approved the shelter’s application Wednesday with 12 conditions — one of which gives the downtown community two years to find an alternate location

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New Drive-Thru Eatery, Classic Car Business Approved in North Adams

The proprietors of the popular Freight Yard Pub were approved for a new venture in the former Dairy Queen on Curran Highway.

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Williamstown Planners Recommend Outdoor Pot Bylaw

Although the board heard from both proponents and opponents of outdoor production during the hearing, it was clear that the winning argument came from the farmers: Marijuana is a legal cash crop that can potentially make their operations more economically viable.

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New Housing Development Proposed For Tyler Street

The board acted upon an application from Mill Town Capitol to construct 20 residential units near Forest Place.

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Pittsfield Planners Delay Downtown Homeless Shelter Vote

The Community Development Board continued a hearing allowing more time to consider the development of a homeless shelter downtown.

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North Adams Planners Eye Penalties for Permit Scofflaws

The Planning Board is looking at a zoning change that would give it more authority over permit scofflaws.

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