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Bernard Asking That Johnson School Be Declared Surplus

The mayor will ask the City Council on Tuesday to add two more properties to the list of municipal properties for sale.

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North Adams City Council Approves Potential Sale of Mohawk

The approval came with a caveat: Any bid documents should contain the language "shall maintain the historic integrity of the marquee in perpetuity."

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North Adams Council Approves Public Safety Roof Replacement

The City Council took a deep breath on Tuesday and voted to borrow $351,000 to put a new roof on the deteriorating 63-year-old structure on American Legion Drive.

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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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Lanesborough Approves Police Station, Town Hall Repairs

The town voted to fund the renovation of the Police Station but will also consider a feasibility study for a new station in the future. At a special town meeting Tuesday, voters approved transferring $13,00 from other accounts to pay for the renovations Selectmen Robert Ericson has undertaken. But, that wasn't without a push to use those funds instead for a feasibility study for a new station.

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Lanesborough Briefs: Special Town Meeting Next Week

A special town meeting will ask voters for approval to fund renovations to the police station, restore the cupola on town hall, and switch the regular town meeting to Saturday, among other topics. The special town meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. to vote on 10 articles. Three of the articles asks to move money around for the police station renovation, a project already done but is missing a source of funds.

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Adams Receives Two Bids For Town Hall Roof

Titan Roofing came in as the low bidder with a base bid of $163,000 and four alternate bids of $47,000, $38,000, $16,000, and $29,000.

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Lanesborough Again Seeking Interest of Private Ambulance Service

The Board of Selectmen are once again looking to privatize the ambulance service. The town had sought to help the service by hiring an emergency medical technicians to work in the Highway Department, giving the town coverage during the day because the workers could leave to take ambulance calls. The town hired two and for a while, it was working out well.

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North Adams City Council Tours New DPW Facility

Mayor Richard Alcombright told the councilors and councilors-elect during the walk-through of the overhauled former anodizing plant that the space has been "transformed"

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