Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for March

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, will host two community outreach events during March.
 
The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Huntington and North Adams on Wednesday, March 18, for this month's staff office hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
  • North Adams City Hall, 10 Main St.
  • Stanton Hall, 24 Russell Road, Huntington

Appointments are not necessary but can be booked in advance by calling the Pittsfield office at 413-344-4561 or the Williamsburg office at 413-768-2373. These office hours provide an opportunity for those seeking assistance with state agencies or programs to speak with Hinds' constituency services staff in person. 

All residents of the senator's Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden Senate District are invited to participate in these sessions if they have an idea, question or comment about state government they wish to share, or if they require assistance from the senator's constituent services team. Everyone is welcome.
 
Appointments are not necessary but can be booked in advance by calling the Pittsfield office at (413) 344-4561 or the Williamsburg office at (413) 768-2373. These office hours provide an opportunity for constituents seeking assistance with state agencies or programs to speak with the senator's staff in person.   
 
Since early 2017, Hinds' district team, A.J. Enchill and Jon Gould, have held monthly roving office hours outside of their primary work locations in an effort to increase office accessibility for every constituent no matter where they reside. Enchill is based in the senator's Pittsfield office and Gould splits his time between Pittsfield and Williamsburg.  
 
Last year, the senator's district staff traveled to 19 towns and met with hundreds of local officials and residents in Adams, Alford, Blandford, Charlemont, Chester, Cummington, Heath, Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox, Middlefield, Monroe, New Marlborough, Peru, Plainfield, Rowe, Washington and Windsor, Westhampton, West Stockbridge while Senator Hinds participated in public forums throughout the Senate District.
 
Those unable to attend these events who are seeking to interact with the senator and his staff may email him at Adam.Hinds@masenate.gov or call the offices during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. The State House office, where the budget and policy, media relations, and scheduling functions are handled, can be reached at 617-722-1625.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Continues to Support Springside Pump Track

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Despite pushback, the Springside pump track is moving forward.

After being prompted to pause the Springside Park pump track and bike skills facility project until in-person meetings can resume, the Parks Commission unanimously voted to continue with the process and encouraged additional public input.

"I would encourage the community to have faith in us as a commission to do our due diligence and allow all the inputs that we can get and encourage anybody who is in favor or in opposition to this or reach out to us in any white means possible. We will do all we can to do it in a public venue. If something is sent to our commission, it will be included in our public meetings," Chair Anthony DeMartino said.

"But we are still far away from a final decision on this. And I think saying that we are going to pause it and stop it at this time as would not be the right step."

Residents Joseph Koprek, Elizabeth Kulas and Royal Hardigan called into the meeting to express their concern for the project and belief that additional public feedback is required outside of the Zoom platform.

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