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Pittsfield City Council to Consider TIF Agreements

The City Council will act on two tax incentive financing agreements Tuesday as well as accept more emergency funding to strengthen the city's response to the pandemic.

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Pittsfield Finance Committee OKs Hotel Project Tax Incentive

The City Council Subcommittee on Finance approved a TIF agreement to aid in the construction of a new hotel but asked that delays caused by COVID-19 are considered.

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New Williams Inn Opens on Spring Street

The $32 million, 64-room hotel at the bottom of Spring and Latham streets replaces the 100-room original hotel at Field Park that closed on July 31. The older inn, purchased by Williams College in 2014, was considered outdated and energy inefficient for an institution that's committed itself to sustainabilility.

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New Williams Inn to Open Mid-August

The opening will follow by two weeks the closure of the current inn on Field Park, which will shutter on July 31, the same announcement indicated.

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Cones, Closures and Curators Coming to Williamstown's Spring Street this Spring

Williams College this week is working to install a new home for the popular parlor at the corner of Spring Street and Walden Street, across from the Williams Bookstore and adjacent to the public parking lot.

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Williamstown Encourages Short-Term Rental Owners to Register with State

Late last year, in response to the explosion in short-term rentals because of the success of online services like Airbnb and VRBO, the Legislature passed a regulatory regime that was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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North Adams' Tourists Repurposing Historic Farmhouse as Restaurant

It marks a significant change in the resort's plans for a fine-dining restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue that guests at the State Road motel would have accessed via a bucolic trail over the river.

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Adams to Update Emergency Management Plan

The move comes after a water-boil order that highlighted communications issues between governing boards and two storms that caused severe damage.

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North Adams City Council Authorizes Sale of Notre Dame

The City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1 in favor of a plan to develop a hotel complex in the long-vacant Notre Dame property.

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$18.5M Notre Dame Hotel Proposal on North Adams Council Agenda

The church property was one of four parcels put out to bid in July. Mayor Thomas Bernard is asking that the council authorize him to enter into a purchase-and-sales agreement with The Square Office LLC.

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