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Lanesborough Applies For State Funding For Summer Street Sidewalks

The town is hoping the state will fund reconstruction of the sidewalks on Summer Street. On Monday the Board of Selectmen agreed to file an application with the state's Complete Streets program with rebuilding the sidewalks from Route 7 to the school as a top priority. The town can apply for up to $400,000 from the program per year.

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More than 100 Turn Out for Williamstown Meeting on Route 43

The engineers promised to take into consideration all of the feedback as they go through a design process that is still in its early stages; the best-case scenario for putting the Latham-to-Hopper job out to bid is December 2020, MassDOT project manager John Gendall said after the forum.

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Mass DOT Seeks Input on Williamstown's Route 43 at Wednesday Meeting

The State Department of Transportation will seek input on Wednesday from residents about ways to improve Route 43 from Latham Street to the Five Corners intersection with Route 7.

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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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