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Adams Con Comm OKs Culvert, Continues Cumberland Farms

The town had filed a continuance notice of intent requesting information on whether the demolition and removal of the damaged culvert pipe near the intersection of Davis Street and Lime Street is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act.

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Cumberland Farms Presents Plans for New Adams Location

The Conservation Commission applauded the plans done by Cumberland Farms so far and voted to reconvene on April 8 once its engineer has had a chance to review them.

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Conservation Commission OKs Art Installation, Charging Stations at MoCA

The 10-foot diameter precast tubs will be arranged in an arc between Buildings 19 and 25, just east of Joe's Field, and are designed to resonant with sound. They're the creation of artist Taryn Simon, whose "A Cold Hole and Assembled Audience" made a splash at the museum in 2018.

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Williamstown Conservation Commission OKs Restoration of Residents' Pond

Margot and Bill Moomaw asked the town to allow them to address nuisance vegetation, particularly bur reed, that has taken hold in their pond since they treated it for Eurasian milfoil nine years ago.

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Christmas Eve Storm Damaged Hoosic Riverbank in Williamstown

Last week, the chair of the Conservation Commission informed his colleagues that he had issued an emergency certification to allow reconstruction of the lines near the intersection of Syndicate Road and North Street (Route 7).

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Lake Onota Drawdown Discussion Continued by Conservation Commission

The Lake Onota Preservation Association voiced concerns last week over a 2-foot drawdown rate that is less than the Generic Environmental Impact Report approved 3- to 6-foot drawdown.

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Williamstown Con Comm OKs Trail Along Green River

The Conservation Commission recently gave the go-ahead for a half-mile trail that will allow users to walk along the Green River from the south portion of Linear Park to Main Street (Route 2).

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Williamstown Conservation Commission OKs Patch Work on Route 43

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation this month will do some repair work on Route 43, but a full rebuild of Water Street south of Latham Street is still several years away.

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Williamstown Con Comm Contemplates Adding a Trail on Conserved Parcel

At its July 9 meeting, the commission discussed a request from a former member of its body to install a trail on the Deans Lot, a 47-acre parcel off White Oaks Road.

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Pittsfield Taco Bell to Move Across Street

Some commissioners wanted some more time with the application and Commissioner Jonathan Lothrop asked for a continuance.

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Williamstown Trail Project Must Account for Rare Elm

But officials are confident the issue can be resolved quickly in order to keep the Mohawk Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail on track to break ground next spring.

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Williamstown Con Comm Allows Tree Removal at Residence, Weeding at Solar Plant

Although the commissioners questioned the reasons given for removing the trees, it was determined that cutting them down would not significantly impact the nearby Broad Brook.

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Williamstown Con Comm OKs Route 43 Paving Project

The portion of the highway in question, known as Green River Road, runs along the river from Five Corners intersection with Route 7 north and east to Hopper Road.

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Adams Conservation Commission Approves Route 8 Plans

The Conservation Commission has approved plans to make improvements to a section of Route 8 next year.

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Pittsfield Tweaks Westside Riverway Park Design

Last week, the commissioners discussed with Parks and Open Spaces Manager James McGrath a modified previously approved plan that lowers the overall cost of the project.

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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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