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Cheshire Misses Out on Complete Streets Grant Again

This is the second Complete Streets project denied to the town. Previously, officials had looked to make improvements to Depot and RailRoad streets but the project did not score high enough in all categories required for the grant.

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Cheshire's Wells Road Project Will Need Pedestrian Bridge

This stretch of sidewalk would cross over a bridge that is too narrow to add a pedestrian way. Crane said a second bridge would be the cheapest and most viable option.

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Cheshire Seeks Grant Funds to Extend Wells Road Sidewalk

Highway Superintendent Blair Crane recommended to the Selectmen last week that the town apply for state Complete Streets funding to extend the sidewalk on Wells Road to Pine Valley Mobile Home Park.

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Cheshire to Pave Three Roads

Out of 100, Maple Drive scores 39, West Mountain Road 36 and the section of Wells Road, scored a 42.

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Adams Receives Complete Streets Funding

Interim Town Administrator Donna Cesan told the Selectmen on Wednesday that the state Department of Transportation has approved the town's Tier 3 application for $290,281.

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Cheshire to Explore Fixing Pricey Road Grader

Crane asked the selectmen in March if they would consider purchasing a new grader, however, the board took pause because a new grader would likely cost over $325,000.

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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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Clarksburg Awarded $78K in Complete Streets Funding

Town Administrator Carl McKinney said this first section runs from the four-way intersection of Middle and Cross roads south to the pump station on Middle Road.

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Cheshire to Look Into LED Street Lighting

Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that he recently contacted National Grid to inquire about new lighting and was told a survey can be conducted.

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Adams Ambulance to Keep Crew in Cheshire Weekdays

Adams Ambulance will aid the Cheshire Fire Department and cover the town during week days. Fire Chief Thomas Francesconi told the Selectmen on Tuesday that Adams Ambulance has agreed to operate an ambulance out of the fire station Monday through Friday.

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Williamstown Selectmen Hear Report on Route 43 Recreation

The Board of Selectmen on Monday heard the results of a survey documenting recreational use of Route 43 and perils thereof.

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Traffic Commission Advises Parking Meter Removal for Bike Lane

The Traffic Commission is recommending the removal of two metered parking spots on the north side of the Holiday Inn on American Legion Drive. The purpose is to develop a bike lane as part of the city's Complete Streets goals.

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Objection Halts Pittsfield Council Debate About Walmart

Charter objection! For just the third time since the new charter went into place, a debate was halted on the City Council floor because of the rarely invoked charter objection. The objection halts debate and pushes a vote off until another meeting. It is included in the new charter the city adopted in 2013.

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Williamstown Asked to Expand Village Business District

For the second time in three years, Williams College is asking the town to expand the Village Business District, but this time it is not to allow a new development. The college’s Jamie Art was in front of the Board of Selectmen on Monday to ask it to pass along a formal request to the Planning Board to develop a warrant article for May’s Annual Town Meeting that will expand the commercial district to include the Taconic Clubhouse.

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