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North Adams Planners Continue Hearing on Recreational Resort

A group led by Foster Goodrich is proposing to develop some 120 acres at 976 Notch Road in the rural residential zone into an outdoor recreation resort.

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Hinds Backs Efforts to Bolster Mountain Biking Trails

State Sen. Adam Hinds knows mountain biking is an emerging industry. But, he also knows people who drive through the Berkshires to get elsewhere for it. "Mountain biking has been identified as an industry that is growing and we are well positioned for it," Hinds said.

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State Awards $400K For Major Renovation of Clapp Park

The state is investing $400,000 to renovate Clapp Park. Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Friday some $6.3 million worth of grants statewide for park improvement projects. Pittsfield received the maximum amount through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs project for a massive renovation to the West Housatonic Street Park.

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North Adams Gets $400K Toward Splash Park at Noel Field

The next stage of the Noel Field Athletic Complex was confirmed on Friday with the announcement of $400,000 in state funds toward a splash pad and other improvements. The entire project is estimated at $778,000, with the balance to be matched from the city's annual Community Development Block Grant funding.

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Momentum Growing Locally Behind Outdoor Recreation Economy

The Berkshires recently hosted a meeting with the Legislature's Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. 1Berkshire Director of Marketing Lindsey Schmid stood up before the group and began to tell the story about the importance of tourism in the Berkshires. But she didn't start with Tanglewood. Nor did she start with the Clark or MassMoCA. She started with mountain biking, hiking, and snowshoeing.

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