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Pittsfield Committee Supports $50K for Saw Mill Acquisition

The Community Preservation Committee on Wednesday supported an out-of-cycle application for the saw mill property acquisition, which would fill a gap needed for the $400,000 transaction.

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Construction Bids HIgh on Lanesborough Pavilion

The pavilion's components were delivered to Laston Park, near where it will be built; however, the committee moved it to the Water Department until it can be built.

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Residents Air Grievances on Deming Park Improvements

Around 15 residents attended a public hearing for the proposed improvements to the park on Monday at Sacred Heart Church. It was facilitated by the Parks Commission and Ward 3 Councilor Kevin Sherman after a request from residents.

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Pittsfield Sets Special Meeting for Deming Park Improvements

It will be held at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Sacred Heart Church on Elm Street, which is across from the park.

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Return of Pittsfield's Summer Playground Program

The Summer Playground Program offers a variety of recreation activities for Pittsfield children ages 6 to 13 free of charge.

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Staff needed for Pittsfield Summer Playground Program

The program provides activities for children at several parks throughout the city during the week.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Sees Plans for New Pontoosuc Lake Park

The Parks Commission saw a final master plan for the park on last week after months of preparation. Next, the city will advertise it to the community to solicit feedback.

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Lanesborough Rec Committee, Council on Aging Discuss Laston Park Pavilion

The Recreation Committee, in a joint meeting with the Council on Aging, debated the location and specifics of a new pavilion in Bill Laston Memorial Park.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Sees Concepts for Pontoosuc Lake Park

The Parks Commission last week reviewed four design proposals for the north side of the park and three for the south side.

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Williamstown Looking for Input on Uses for Spruces Property

The town again is seeking input on how to reuse the Main Street parcel that formerly was the site of the Spruces Mobile Home Park.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission OKs Deming Park Dugout Project

The Parks Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a dugout project to improve conditions on the large baseball field at the park that is used by 13- to 15-year-olds.

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Adams to Build Park at Former Hoosac Valley Coal & Grain Site

The Conservation Commission has given the go-ahead to plans for a park located at 1 Cook St., the former site of Hoosac Valley Coal & Grain.

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Green Future Planned for Former Hess Station in Pittsfield

The city plans to turn the blighted former Hess station into green space that aligns with other improvement efforts on Tyler Street.

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Second Pontoosuc Lake Public Hearing Sees Better Turnout

Handicap accessibility, trash cleanup, swimmer safety, and improved walkability around the combined 24-acre park were reoccurring topics of conversation.

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Pittsfield Seeks CPA Funding For Disc Golf Course Renovation

About $4,750 is needed to replace the nine chain baskets that make up the course and the rest is for tee boxes, or starting areas that mark where the first shot is thrown from, and signage.

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Pittsfield Residents Weigh In on Vision for Pontoosuc Lake Park

The park was acquired in 1913 and has not had any substantial improvements made to it since the 1960s. This project is part of a long-range open space and recreation plan for Pittsfield.

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Planners Hope Osceola Park Car Show Unites Alums, Sparks Interest

The free event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is open admission for the car show with a suggested donation and trophies will be given out for "Best of Show" and "Attendee Pick."

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Literacy Inspired Kellogg Park is Unveiled in Pittsfield's Morningside

Mill Town Capital unveiled a literacy-themed park in the Morningside neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon that provides a space for reading, playing, or just enjoying a nice day.

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Adams Officials Approve Coal and Grain Park Project

The proposed park will abut the Ashuwilticook Rail Trail and will have as one of its central features the Coal and Grain Elevator building. The historic building was used to store coal and grain, but now sits as a relic off Columbia Street.

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Pittsfield Begins Master Vision Planning for Pontoosuc Lake Park

Berkshire Design Group out of Northampton has been hired by the city and is currently helping to develop a series of questions for a public input survey that is expected to be deployed in the next couple of weeks.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Approves Musical Events

The Parks Commission, holding its first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic, approved three performances at the city's parks and beaches.

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Adams Parks Commission to Allow More Events This Summer

The Parks Commission on Monday determined, regarding the use of parks for the summer, "it is the intent of the town of Adams to restore normal use to the fields as soon as possible."

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Begins Draft Plan to Empty City Parks

Actions include installing new signage and increased awareness of park rules, cleaning abandoned sites and monitoring for new ones, leaving "friendly written reminders" of the overnight camping rules at sites, and circulating community reminders on the best ways to direct goodwill to those in need.

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Adams to Seek CDBG Funding for Coal & Grain Park

Members of the Community Development Department gave a presentation to the Selectmen at its Wednesday workshop and informed the board that now that the park designs are complete, the town can apply for funds to begin park.