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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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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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