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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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North Adams Council Puts Johnson School on 'For Sale' List

The 125-year-old building is currently occupied by Berkshire County Head Start, which is planning to move to the United Cerebral Palsy building on Curran Highway.

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Laurel Ridge Eyes Expansion Onto Town Owned Land in Lanesborough

At least some of the land the town bought more than a decade ago to service seniors could somewhat serve its intended purpose soon. The town had bought around 19 acres of land bordered by Prospect Street and North Main Street in 2007 with the intent to build a new senior center and senior housing units. Berkshire Housing Development headed efforts to craft plans for the senior housing aspect but the recession hit and the federal funds eyed for construction dried up. The property has sat for m

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Cumberland Farms Pushed to Close on North Adams City Yard

During an update at Wednesday's Finance Committee meeting on the status of municipal land under contract, Mayor Thomas Bernard said the convenience store chain was allowed to extend its option one more time.

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North Adams Properties in Real Estate Limbo

But the city's attempts to divest itself of unwanted properties has not so far been terribly successful. Some smaller lots have been auctioned off or sold to abuttors, but the larger parcels seem to be in real estate limbo.

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Bernard Will Seek Proposals for Historic Mohawk Theater

Mayor Thomas Bernard, the third mayor to deal with the city-owned property, has decided the public sector has taken it as far as it can go: Next week he'll ask the City Council to declare the theater as excess municipal property and put out a request for proposals.

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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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North Adams Council Asked to Clear City Yard Deed by Eminent Doman

The taking is related to the purchase of the old City Yard by Cumberland Farms, which has also been granted an extension on its purchase-and-sales agreement to continue environmental testing.

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Adams Loses Out on Gas Station Property Next to School

Selectman Joseph Nowak shared his discontent about the recent purchase of the former O'Connell's gas station at the close of Selectmen's meeting on Wednesday. He wanted the town to purchase to the property to expand congested parking at Hoosac Valley Elementary School.

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North Adams Accepts Fort Massachusetts Land

The City Council officially accepted the Fort Massachusetts historical site as a gift from the Golub Cooperation. "This is very important. This is ours and our hometown has a remarkable history and with this gift, the City of North Adams has the opportunity to provide the stability for the historical site of Fort Massachusetts," Wendy Champney, who has spearheaded the preservation effort, said Tuesday.

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Price Chopper Donating Fort Mass Park to North Adams

Price Chopper is making a gift of one of the city's oldest historical sites: Fort Massachusetts. The park, which includes a chimney from the1930s replica and a plaque, sits in the northeast corner of the parking lot of the closed supermarket.

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North Adams Council Accepts Land for Bike Path

The city is planning to piggyback the 1-mile section in North Adams informally named for the late state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, a longtime bike path proponent, onto the 2.5-mile route in Williamstown to tap into soon-to-expire federal scenic byway money.

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