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Mount Greylock School Committee: No Need to Gauge Community Support for Fields Project

The committee learned Thursday that its architects had not yet given the district a price for drafting new detailed design documents needed for a request for proposals to do upgrades to Mount Greylock's athletic fields.

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Adams' Field Project to Include Lights

Department of Public Works Director Robert Tober told the Parks Commission last week that the town was confident that functional lights would be installed at sports field during the renovation.

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Mount Greylock Subcommittee Backing Off Field Advisory Group Plan

The finance subcommittee of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee last week discussed abandoning plans to recommend the full committee appoint an advisory panel to answer questions the elected officials had about a proposal to build an artificial turf field at the middle-high school.

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Adams Reopening Parks Thursday With Several Restrictions

The past few weeks have seen on-site retail sales return and patio seating reopen, followed by a socially distanced form of inside dining for restaurants. Wednesday night the board, with guidance from Code Enforcement Officer Mark Blaisdell, took the necessary steps to reopen parks and open spaces.

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Adams Suspends Memorial Building Request for Proposals

Director of Community Development Donna Cesan said the town has decided to terminate the proposal process for the Memorial Building redevelopment with the hopes of reissuing the RFP again in September.

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Adams Receives Funds for Russell Field Renovation

About a year ago, the Selectmen approved the project and included it in the town's CDBG application.

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Community Preservation Committee Supports Three Funding Requests

The applications totaled $159,800 and came from three bodies: the town's Affordable Housing Trust, the Sand Springs Recreation Center and the town itself. Town Manager Jason Hoch said the CPA currently has a balance of around $197,000 in funds available to allocate.

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Williamstown CPC Faces Three Applications Totaling $160,000

The applications, posted on the town's website, come from three bodies: the Sand Springs Recreation Center, the town's Affordable Housing Trust and the town itself. And they total $159,800.

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Mount Greylock School Committee OKs Multipurpose Building

Last week's vote tied a financial commitment to the multipurpose building to a decision to spend an equal amount on renovations to the playing fields a project that already has been bid once but rejected after prices came in significantly higher than expected.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Holds Questionable Vote on Multipurpose Building

But a possibly illegal aspect of the vote designed to appease proponents of a new athletic field opens to question the validity of the action.

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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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