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Pittsfield Traffic Panel Open to Widening Scope of Meter Talks

The Traffic Commission isn't willing to remove meters from the newly opened Columbus Street surface lot but is willing to discuss an overall examination of the entire meter system. Berkshire Nautilus Owner Jim Ramondetta and Manager Glen McBurney have been fighting the city over the new meters. Prior to the garage being torn down and replaced, there were free three-hour public spaces.

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Pittsfield Board Pulls Back Permitting Restrictions On Proprietor's Lodge

The Community Development Board is temporarily halting its request that city officials halt all permitting for additions to Proprietor's Lodge but will be keeping a close eye on the operations. The lodge received a special permit earlier this year from parking requirements and it had presented a parking management plan. The permit was needed because of additional space being created but Proprietor's was not expanding its occupancy. The lodge was given a special permit to add a deck, ceremony

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North Adams Conservation Commission OKs Parking, Footpath

The city was approved to move forward with a parking lot as part of the planned renovation of Brayton Park.

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North Adams Council Wants More Info on Parking Proposal

The City Council wants more information before it considers putting seven metered parking spots to the east side of Ashland Street.

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North Adams Traffic Commission Recommends Metered Space on Ashland

The Traffic Commission is recommending that seven metered spaces be installed on the east side of Ashland Street between Summer and Quincy streets.

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Pittsfield Board Looking Into Possible Proprietor's Lodge Parking Violations

The Community Development Board is telling city staff not to sign off on anything more regarding Proprietor's Lodge's expansion as they looking into allegations that the company is not complying with its parking plan. The board received two complaints about the restaurant and event venue at the former ITAM alleging that the company is not in compliance with a parking plan the board approved.

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North Adams Traffic Commission Advises Raising Parking Permit Rates

The commission in January voted to raise the price in the Center Street lot by $10 but couldn't address the St. Anthony lot because it had not been put on the agenda. On Monday, the commissioners agreed that permits in both lots should cost the same.

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Rusty Anchor Plans Shuttle Service For New Event Space

The Rusty Anchor is looking to take a page out of Proprietor's Lodge book by shuttling people to events. Scott Graves, the owner of the members-only club on Pontoosuc Lake, in the former boathouse formerly owned by the YMCA, renovated its second-floor last year and is now looking to host events there.

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Elm Street Lipton Mart Plans House Demolition for Parking

Lipton Mart on Elm Street is looking to demolish a residential home on Livingston Avenue for more parking. The company purchased the 1,200 square-foot home at 11 Livingston and is looking to add a half dozen new spaces. The Zoning Board of Appeals granted a permit for the work on Wednesday.

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Pittsfield Grants Waiver For Proprietor's Lodge

The Community Development Board granted a parking waiver to Proprietor's Lodge Tuesday despite opposition from neighbors. The former ITAM building was renovated into a new reception hall and restaurant and the owner is looking to expand with a new ceremony room and a breakout space. But the neighbors feel the traffic congestion has gotten out of control and objected to the plans feeling that it will cause even more problems.

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Pittsfield Neighbors Oppose Newest Proprietor's Lodge Expansion

Proprietor's Lodge is looking to add two new spaces to its existing building a ceremony room and a breakout space. But neighbors are saying the business at the former Itam Lodge is growing entirely too fast and is causing problems in the tight residential area.

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North Adams Traffic Commission Advises Rate Hike for Permit Parking

The Traffic Commission is recommending the city raise its parking permit fees for the Center Street lot for the first time in 10 years.

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North Adams Traffic Commission Rejects Church Street Crosswalk

Working off a report by Stantec Consulting Services, the commission determined that a crosswalk would not be safe in that area and that the issue of students crossing Church Street might better be addressed through changing bus routes.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Nixes Overflow Parking Proposal

At issue was a patch of land currently occupied by trailers related to the $64 million building project. As construction winds down, construction manager Turner Construction plans to remove the trailers and return the land to its natural state.

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Adams Opts For Metered Parking at Visitors Center

Cesan had asked the board what direction they wanted to go in regarding metered parking now that the parking lot renovation project is well underway.

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North Adams Council Taking Up Motel Zoning, No-Parking Zone

The City Council is expected to vote on a zoning ordinance change on Tuesday that will affect a large swath of land on both sides of the Hoosic River in Blackinton.

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Traffic Commission Endorses Plan to Ease Traffic at Herberg School

The commission endorsed a plan on Thursday that calls for no parking on the non-school sides of Pomeroy Avenue and Marshall Street. It will also extend no parking on the school side of Pomeroy from Beverly to the school, where the road bends.

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Mount Greylock School Building Committee: Put Parking Lot in Project

For months, the School Building Committee and the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee have been considering whether to include the parking lot in the ongoing addition/renovation project at Mount Greylock.

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Pittsfield Police Department Implements 'Park and Walk' Initiative

Known as the "park and walk" initiative, officers on the day, evening, and midnight shifts are all expected to attempt one 15-minute walk, said Police Chief Michael Wynn. As of Nov. 26, officers registered a total of 293 park and walk details throughout the city.

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Greylock Works Gets $1.72M in State Funds to Complete Parking Lot

Secretary Jay Ash last visited the former Cariddi Mill in May to hear about its potential; on Monday, he was back with a $1.72 million check from the state's MassWorks program to aid the project in completing its parking infrastructure.

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Williamstown Zoning Board OKs College Inn and Parking Lot Project

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week gave its blessing to the new Williams Inn project. The board issued five special permits needed for construction of the inn at the bottom of Spring Street and the expansion of the college-owned municipal parking lot nearby.

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Pittsfield Council Upset With Faded Street Lines & Crosswalks

The City Council is upset that just weeks before school starts and the city's crosswalks have not been repainted. And they won't be done this year. Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell filed a petition asking for a schedule for line painting this year after noticing areas throughout the city where the paint has worn and the crosswalks are faded. His concern is that the city could be incurring liability should there be an accident or a pedestrian gets run down when trying to cross the road.

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City of Pittsfield Reopens Reconstructed First Street Parking Lot

The newly renovated First Street municipal parking lot reopened Tuesday. The parking lot holds 241 vehicles and is available for both permit and metered parking. There are several marked spaces near the Fenn Street entrance (by MyCom) identified for metered parking only.

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Adams Gets CDBG Funding for Visitors Center Parking Lot

Adams has received $800,000 in 2017 Community Development Block Grant funds to reconfigure the parking lot at the Adams Visitors Center. Adams was one of 58 towns and cities receiving $30.5 million in CDBG funds announced on Thursday. Also receiving grants are Becket, Buckland and North Adams.

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Williamstown Planning Board OKs Inn Project; Zoning Board Next

Williams College's plans for a new Williams Inn on Spring Street cleared one regulatory hurdle on Tuesday and face another test on Thursday at Town Hall. The Planning Board on Tuesday gave its blessing to the 64-room inn, which the college hopes to have online by the spring of 2019.

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