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Briggsville Water District Planning Demolition, Water Reserve

The district had been without a functioning commission for years. The Select Board had initially agreed to become the water commissioners, but a new board last year raised questions about the legality of the takeover.

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Briggsville Water District Votes in New Board

Only a handful of the 180 members of the district attended the short meeting held Tuesday at the Senior Center to reconstitute an oversight board that's been missing for years.

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Cheshire Neighborhood Opposes Water Rate Hikes

Rech was joined by neighbors to tell officials that the abrupt rate hike had blindsided the 118 households in the housing subdivision off Route 8.

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Berkshire Village Residents Regroup After Water Project Setback

Town leaders still believe the water line project in Berkshire Village is possible despite a setback. The Berkshire Village Cooperative Water District has been in existence for nearly 100 years and operates its own water system for about 35 homes in the village. But, it's equipment is aging and five years ago the Department of Environmental Protection issued an order asking for significant upgrades to the system.

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County Ambulance to Become Lanesborough's Primary EMS

County Ambulance will now serve as the town's primary EMS. The Board of Selectmen last week signed an agreement with the Pittsfield-based ambulance provider to handle calls in town. Town Manager Kelli Robbins said the three-year agreement comes with no cost to the town. "I would like to see this done as a trial," Robbins said.

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Clarksburg Raises Water District Rates

The Select Board, acting as the water commissioners, voted on Nov. 14 to increase the yearly rate by $120 effective Jan. 1, 2019.

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Adams Fire District Given Extension on Well Upgrades

After the boil water order in August, the DEP mandated that the district install permanent injectors on all four of their wells which upped the price to $950,000.

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Adams Water District Forced to Upgrade System

Water District Superintendent John Barrett told the Board of Health on Wednesday that DEP has ordered the district to install chlorine injection systems at all their pumps and said it is unlikely they will meet the Dec 31 deadline.

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Clarksburg, Williamstown Awarded State Housing Grants

The private water district was taken over last year by the town because of the cooperative's difficulty in finding trustees and addressing the significant infrastructure upgrades required for the more than 30-year-old district.

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Clarksburg Officials Want More Answers on Briggsville Water Takeover

The new Select Board is hitting the pause button on the decision to take over the Briggsville Water District.

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Adams to Improve Water Emergency Communication

Chairman John Duval thanked the Fire District for being available and following protocol during the recent boil water order but noted the town could still improve upon communication on all ends.

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