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New Voices Heard in Mount Greylock Turf Field Debate

Although the idea of an artificial turf field is not particularly new for the district, it has generated widespread interest in the community in the months since the School Committee authorized the initial RFP in the spring.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Rejects Fields Bid, Reposts

By a vote of 6-1, the committee rejected the low bid submitted for an athletic fields project after the price tag came in far higher than the committee expected when it authorized a request for proposals in May.

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Mount Greylock to Extend Bid Period for Fields Project

The district's architect, Art Eddy of Traverse Landscape Architects, advised three possible courses of action based on the bids, all of which came in higher than the architect's estimate for the project.

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Scientific Evidence Unclear on Risk of Artificial Turf Fields

Even proponents of the turf will concede the first two points, admitting that "turf burn" abrasions are a real and that synthetic surfaces do get hotter than natural grass.

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Residents Argue For, Against Artificial Turf Field at Mount Greylock

About 40 people attended a 2-1/2 hour forum in the school's cafeteria, where about an equal number of residents spoke for and against the plan, arguing the idea on grounds ranging from health to the environment to cost.

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Mount Greylock Committee Hears Concerns About Turf Field Plan

The Mount Greylock School Committee last week declined to slow plans for installing an artificial turf field at the middle-high school.

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Mount Greylock Committee at Standstill on Multipurpose Building

The Mount Greylock School Committee for the second straight meeting failed to reach a decision on whether to accept the low bid to build a multipurpose building on the campus of the middle-high school.

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Adams Parks Commission Mulls Procedures to Deny Field Use

The commissioners on Monday looked to codify past practices and to shore up a protocol that would clearly spell out a chain of command to follow when teams have to be denied field usage after approval.

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