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Cheshire Replacing Waterlines on Crest Drive

The town will only be performing the Crest Drive work for now and DeAngelis said Geeleher won't necessarily do the other two roads. Work will include an upgrade to 8-inch ductile iron pipe, hydrant and valve replacement, pipe replacement across Route 8, and other associated road work.

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Cheshire to Repair Broken Heating System in School Building

Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV said last week that he would like to tap the stabilization account for $60,000 to fix a faulty portion of the former school's heating system that services the cafeteria area of the building.

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Cheshire Selectmen Approve Youth Center Lease

Last week, members of the Youth Center signed the lease agreement but only one selectman was on hand. Since there was no quorum, the board could not officially approve the lease agreement.

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Youth Center Inc. Moving to Former Cheshire School

Members of the Youth Center attended an informal selectmen's meeting Tuesday to sign a lease agreement for eight classrooms in the new section of the former elementary school.

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Cheshire Board Hires Architects for School Building Reuse Review

After reading a letter from EDM, the board agreed Tuesday to hire the firm for $2,400 to conduct the study.

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Cheshire Needs Architectural Study Before Leasing School

The town was told that it would have to undergo this study that would consider all possible uses and list needs that would have to be addressed. This could mean fire and safety doors as well as other upgrades.

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Cheshire Posts Town Administrator Position

Outgoing Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that his position has been posted in various media and an updated job description will be posted online.

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Cheshire Considering Moving Town Hall to Vacant School

Selectwoman Carol Francesconi, who also serves on the committee, said the group considered housing, satellite classrooms, commercial kitchen use, day care and even a small café in the facility. She said the town released a request for expressed interest and only received a response from a day care and a dance studio.

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Request for Proposals For Cheshire School Released

Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that the RFP for the now-closed school will be posted and applications will be due May 1.

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Cheshire to Seek Proposals for Former School Building

Currently, the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District's central office is the only lease in the building and Francesconi said both Head Start and Dancecapade could join them in the building with room to spare.

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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 to Seek Interest in Reuse of School

The town formed a reuse committee after the regional School Committee voted last year to close the elementary school. The reuse committee does not intend to recommend selling the 62,000 square-foot building.

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Cheshire Needs Employee For School Maintenance

The building also caused issues this summer with the town taking over mowing duties. This has drawn Highway Department employees away from other responsibilities.

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Cheshire Eliminates Insurance for Elected Officials

After months of deliberation, the board unanimously voted Tuesday to eliminate insurance for those who work less than 20 hours a week for the town in order to save money.

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Cheshire Had Looked at Joining Northern Berkshire School Union

Town officials reached out to the Northern Berkshire School Union 43 about possibly joining its superintendency union this past June. However, the town was told it would have to leave the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District before going any further.

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