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The 10-and-under group of the Adams-Cheshire-Savoy softball group gets ready for its first action of the season.
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Players in the ACS' coach pitch division get ready to start the year.

ACS Softball League Takes First Swings of Season

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CHESHIRE, Mass. -- Adams-Cheshire-Savoy Girls Softball kicked off its 2021 season on May 8 with a day full of games and some special first pitches.
 
The day started off with the first ever official softball game at the field complex in Cheshire.  ACS, in conjunction with the town of Cheshire, had been working through the fall and spring to rehabilitate a space at the field to host practices and games for the league’s players.  
 
On hand to mark the inaugural event was Cheshire Select Board Chair Michelle Francesconi, who tossed the ceremonial first pitch setting the season underway.
 
Prior to the final contest of the day at Reid Field in Adams, newly elected Adams Select board member Howard Rosenberg was on hand to fulfil his “first official order of business” by throwing out a first pitch of his own.
 
Rosenberg then spent some time greeting players and families along with taking in some great softball action.
 
“This is a great day for the players, families, and communities who work together to provide this memorable experience for the children," ACS President Lou Moser.
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Adams Town Meeting OKs $16.2M Budget, Cannabis Zoning Amendment

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

Town Moderator Myra Wilk conducts the annual town meeting.
ADAMS, Mass. — The annual town meeting accepted 29 articles on Monday, including a $16.2 million fiscal 2022 budget and a zoning bylaw amendment that allows cannabis cultivators and manufacturers in the industrial park district.
 
There were 102 town meeting members in attendance outside at Bowe Field, or nearly two-thirds of the members. An overflow tent was set up beside the pavilion to accommodate additional people.
 
The meeting adjourned well before sundown, around 7:15 p.m. 
 
The FY22 budget of $16,228,113 is a minus 0.76 percent decrease from fiscal 2021, which had a bottom line of $16,348,818. The budget increases personnel costs by 1.25 percent and operational costs have decreased by 0.24 percent.
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