ADAMS, Mass. — Adams residents and business owners are invited to share their thoughts on potential projects designed to help the Adams economy recover from the pandemic while building a foundation for future growth.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) scheduled a Public Input Session to discuss the Local Rapid Recovery Plan (LRRP) to be held July 15 in the Select Board Meeting Room at 7:00 PM in the Adams Town Hall.
"All the civic groups are excited and looking forward to working together on these projects," Stephen Stenson, a member of the group spearheading the project said. "We always wanted as many of the community to get involved to re-build the community spirit after the effects of the pandemic."
In March, Downtown Adams received the LRRP grant from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development to create an implementation plan to stabilize and revitalize the downtown area.
The study area is bounded by Summer Street, Center Street, Park Street, and Hoosac Street.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will utilize the $60,000 grant to develop a report identifying several projects that can respond to the effects of COVID-19 on the local community and business.
Downtown Adams has partnered with ProAdams and the town to develop a list of fourteen recommended projects
The purpose of this meeting, which BRPC will facilitate, is to seek additional input on projects that are being considered.
From an initial list of over 60 projects, BRPC will present at the public meeting, the list of 14 recommended projects to be considered in this final phase. The selected projects will be developed in greater detail over the next two months.
"We encourage the residents of Adams and businesses to become involved in the selection process," the group stated in a press release. "Our goal is to bring the community together, share ideas, and work together to recover from the effects of the pandemic in the past year."
A final presentation will be made at the end of August with the recommendations to be implemented in the latter part of 2021 and early 2022.
This is the second public meeting for the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) LRRP grant program awarded to Adams in March of this year.
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue; please keep comments focused on the issues and not on personalities. Profanity, obscenity, racist language and harassment are not allowed. iBerkshires reserves the right to ban commenters or remove commenting on any article at any time. Concerns may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue. Name-calling, personal attacks, libel, slander or foul language is not allowed. All comments are reviewed before posting and will be deleted or edited as necessary.
DALTON, Mass. -- Nora Moser struck out eight, and Ashlyn Lesure went 3-for-4 Wednesday to lead the Adams-Cheshire-Savoy Swat 14-and-under softball team to an 8-0 win over Dalton in the finals of the Berkshire County travel league.
ACS, which entered the playoffs seeded first, beat Dalton after the latter survived a 13-8 contest against the Bolt earlier Wednesday evening.
In the nightcap, Moser allowed just two hits, and the Swat played nearly flawless defense behind her.
“I have a lot [of confidence],” Moser said of her defense. “We’ve been doing it for, I think this is our fourth year. So we’ve been doing it for a long time. I know all their abilities.”
The Fire Department will hold a virtual meeting to go over some findings from the recent Organizational Assessment and Strategic Plan that could inform some changes within the Fire District. click for more
Cariddi owned and operated Cariddi Auto in North Adams from 1982 until June of this year. He sold it to Hampshire Towing and, in order to stay busy during his retirement, opened a retail store in the heart of the Mother Town.
click for more
Five Berkshire communities have received more than a half-million in state grants this week for streetscape improvements, including a $28,000 grant to Williamstown to turn a downtown street into a parklet. click for more
The run was a popular motorcycle ride that was an annual event in Berkshire County from 1982 until 2017. Originally a small group of friends, the ride quickly morphed into a 2,000-plus rider event that raised more than a half-million dollars for local charities, especially Shriners Hospital.
click for more