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Becket Installs First of Its Kind EV-Charging Stations

The town and its utility provider, Eversource Energy, have been working in lockstep for a year to achieve the goal of giving residents, especially the small yet loyal number of EV owners, an alternative to traditional fossil fuels.

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Pittsfield's Renewable Energy Work Highlighted

The advocacy group Environment Massachusetts released an updated report that includes highlighting that work being done in Pittsfield and in other communities across the state.

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Cheshire to Repair Broken Heating System in School Building

Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV said last week that he would like to tap the stabilization account for $60,000 to fix a faulty portion of the former school's heating system that services the cafeteria area of the building.

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North Berkshire Coalition Forum Urged to Think Green

Elena Traister, professor of environmental studies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, got the ball rolling by reminding the audience of the importance of those "three Rs" - but also of their pitfalls.

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Cheshire to Pursue Green Communities Status

Last month, the board heard a presentation from a Green Community representative who spelled out the state program that the town can take advantage of if it adopts policies including the stretch code that extends the town building code to require higher energy efficiency construction.

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Cheshire Looks at Green Community Designation

The board has been toying with becoming a state-designated Green Community for some time now but has been hesitant to go all in because of some requirements.

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