ADAMS, Mass. — A street fair will be held in the Visitors Center parking lot on Sunday, Aug. 15, from noon to 7 p.m.
The new event is designed to honor Adams first-responders with all proceeds from vendor fees going toward them..
"We feel as though they do so much for us and no one really gives back to them," Chairman of the Adams Street Fair Committee Joe Martin said. "This is our way of thanking them."
Martin said there will be food, games, music, and vendors.
Vendors interested should contact Martin at 413-212-095.
He said first-responders can use the proceeds in whichever way they want.
"I know the Police Department likes to give scholarships and the Fire Department needs equipment," he said. "And they deserve it because they were out there during this whole COVID thing risking their lives and their family's lives."
The committee is co-chaired by Leann Olson O'Brien. More information can be found on the group's Facebook page.
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Adams Board of Health to Rewrite COVID-19 Directive
By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
ADAMS, Mass. — The Board of Health will rewrite its COVID-19 Public Health Directive to establish more clarity in the advisory document.
The board said it will reconsider some of the wording and content, and Chairman David Rhoads agreed to pass the advisory document off to member Peter Hoyt.
"I guess what we are reiterating is what we have been saying for the past 15 months: wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance, and by the way there is a vaccine out there," Hoyt said. "... I think what we are trying to do is just reiterate that we don't want things to spiral out of control again."
On Sept. 9, the Board of Health held an emergency meeting to discuss the directive that asks the town to re-up its efforts to combat COVID-19 with more stringent mask and sanitation policies.
The board on Wednesday voted for a shift of 20 percent more to the commercial side. This sets the residential rate at $21.03 per $1,000 evaluation, down 23 cents from last year, and commercial rate at $26.34, up $1.10.
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The proposed park will abut the Ashuwilticook Rail Trail and will have as one of its central features the Coal and Grain Elevator building. The historic building was used to store coal and grain, but now sits as a relic off Columbia Street.
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