Adams Receives Town Hall Roof Bid

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
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ADAMS, Mass. — The town received one bid to make repairs to the Town Hall's leaking roof.

The bid from Casanova Remodeling LLC came in Thursday with a base bid of $49,500.

The aging roof has been on the town’s radar for some time now and $220,000 was actually allocated in fiscal 2018 to make various repairs to Town Hall.

Casanova also provided four alternative bids of $13,000, $15,000, $6,000 and $60,000

The project will include new roofing, flashing, siding, painting and other general work.

Former Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco included Town Hall in the town's Capital Improvement Plan. Besides the roof, the plan includes window replacements, carpet replacements and security upgrades.

Some of these improvements have been made while others have been spread out over the next few years.

Currently, the clock tower is not in working order. It has been repaired several times over the years and is mentioned in the Capital Improvement Plan.

If problems are not corrected after the roof repair the clock tower may be removed. It is not original to the building.

The original bid date was in late June, however, the town decided to extend the date into July.


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Adams Selectmen Hear From Ale House Owner

By Jeff SnoonianiBerkshires Staff

Nate Girard explains his predicament to the Selectmen on Wednesday.
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The two partners, along with another investor, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars bringing the structure up to code and restoring the bar and kitchen. The Adams Ale House was born. Both of them ran the restaurant, bought houses, had kids, went into real estate together, and celebrated the boom and even the bust times. 
 
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