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North Adams Commission Continues Hearing on Gas Facility Upgrade

The Conservation Commission has continued a public hearing on Berkshire Gas' plans to renovate its propane storage facility on South State Street to allow time for a state agency to respond.

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North Adams Conservation Commission OKs Parking, Footpath

The city was approved to move forward with a parking lot as part of the planned renovation of Brayton Park.

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Developer to Demolish Portion of Former Waverly Mill

The commission on Thursday heard from Emily Stockman, a wetlands scientist, representing developer Spinning Mill LLC that wants to knock down a structurally compromised portion of the historic mill.

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Williamstown Con Comm OKs Marijuana Farm

The Conservation Commission on Thursday approved plans for an outdoor marijuana plantation near the Green River. But one member of the panel abstained from the decision, citing a potential conflict between the production and sale of the drug and federal law.

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Adams Conservation Commission Endorses Lime Street Solar Array

The 9.7-acre parcel is located on the so-called Lime Street connector that parallels the rail line and connects to Route 8.

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Pittsfield ConCom Says No Deal on Berkshire Flower Shop Plan

The Conservation Commission denied a proposal from Mazzeo's restaurant to use the Berkshire Flower Shop property instead of having it turned into conservation land. Then the city reached an agreement with the Gordon Rose family to conserve property located at 910 South Street back in 1997. The deal called for the land on the city's southern entryway to eventually be converted into conservation space.

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ConCom Denies Permit For Pontoosuc Lake Country Club Solar Array

Emotion isn't often shown during Conservation Commission meetings, a board known for its technicality and dullness. But Michele Rivers-Murphy could barely hold it in Thursday night, sitting the City Council Chambers because as the snow fell outside, Rivers-Murphy and what seemed like the entire Ridge Avenue neighborhood were yet again fighting a 6.5 megawatt solar project proposed for the Pontoosuc Lake Country Club and at the end of the night, the Conservation Commission unanimously sided wi

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Pittsfield ConCom Continues Solar Array Hearing For Another Month

The Conservation Commission needs more time before rendering its decision on a hotly debated solar array at the Pontoosuc Country Club. The Boston-based solar developer Nexamp Inc. is proposing a 6.5-megawatt solar array on 25 of the course's 131 acres of land. But neighbors have been fiercely opposed to it and have been fighting it at every turn. The Conservation Commission needs to give its approval on a portion of the work that is in the wetlands buffer zone.

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Solar Array Planned For Pontoosuc Country Club

Ridge Avenue area neighbors feel blindsided by a plan to construct a 6.6-megawatt solar facility at the Pontoosuc Country Club. The Boston-based solar developer Nexamp is looking to take over 25 of the 131 acres on the course for a photovoltaic array. The planned array is located on the southern portion of the property - the Hancock Road side of the first handful of holes.

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Williamstown Con Comm Rejects Using Park Land for Cell Tower

And that one unambiguous objection to the idea was all it took to send Verizon Wireless back to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which this winter suggested that the applicant explore the notion of siting their monopole tower on town-owned land.

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Pittsfield ConCom Approves Plans For Former Itam

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The new owners of the former ITAM Lodge have revised their plans to handle environmental concerns about its redevelopment. Eric Taylor purchased the Sons of Italy propert for $1.1 million in January and is intent on transforming the aging building into a wedding destination. He received a building permit to renovate the facility and has been seeking approval to expanding parking and install a patio area. That, however, took place in the wetlands buffer zone and needed Cons

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North Adams Conservation Commission OKs Borings for Bike Path

Engineers from Greenman-Pedersen Inc. of Wilmington said five borings will be done on city property just north of the airport.

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Adams Con Comm Assures Meadow Loop Fencing Will be Removed

The Conservation Commission is asking residents to not touch the silt fence on the Greylock Glen's Meadow Loop. The fence will be removed when the project is finished. Commissioner Thomas Robinson responded at last Thursday's meeting to a comment made to the Board of Selectmen. A resident asked when the silt fence would be removed and the grass mowed along the newly developed 1.8-mile loop.

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New Williams College Inn Clears Final Regulatory Hurdle

On Thursday night, Williams College received the final regulatory approval it needed to build a 64-room, 60,000-square foot inn at the bottom of Spring Street to replace the current 100-room inn at the Field Park rotary at the junction of Routes 2 and 7.

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Williams Inn Project's Approval Pushed Back a Week

The Conservation Commission on Thursday heard feedback from the town's consulting engineer on Williams College's application to build a new Williams Inn and decided to continue the hearing on the project for at least one more week.

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