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Pittsfield Preparing Morningside Fire Station RFP

The City Council on Tuesday heard from Paula Messena during public comment who said she and her partner Scott Graves were interested in developing the long vacant fire station.

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Cheshire to Stay With Single Tax Rate For Coming Year

Barbara Astorino, chairman of the Board of Assessors, addressed the board at the tax classification hearing. Although no specific tax rate was made available to the public, the board decided to go with a single tax rate as it has always done.

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Pittsfield to Release Morningside Fire Station RFP Again

The one property the councilors focused on was the decrepit Morningside firehouse located on 231 Tyler St. The 1906 building has been out of service since 1970.

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Cheshire Has Started Fire Station Roof Repairs

A portion of the Fire Department roof had collapsed during the summer prompting the town to seek an $85,000 reserve fund transfer to make the emergency repairs and rebuild the section of the roof. A special town meeting granted this transfer earlier this month.

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Cheshire Town Meeting OKs Fire Station Roof Funds

Mostly former and current volunteer firefighters filled out the just more than 50 residents who attended Thursday's special town meeting for the sole purpose of passing a single article that would allocate funds to make the emergency repairs.

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Cheshire Sets Special Town Meeting for Roof Repair

Town meeting will decide on only one article: whether to transfer $85,000 from the stabilization fund to make emergency repairs to a portion of the fire station roof that recently collapsed.

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Cheshire Sets Special Town Meeting For Stabilization Transfer

Selectwoman Carol Francesconi told her colleagues Tuesday that they need to schedule a special town meeting before snowfall to allocate possibly $90,000 to make the repairs.

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Cheshire Needs to Fix Fire Station Roof

St. John, who serves as superintendent of building and grounds, said the repair of this small portion of the roof is estimated to cost $64,566. This, with the $24,000 the town originally allocated to make the repairs plus other smaller costs, brings the amount to approximately $95,000.

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