Pittsfield Street Improvement Project Schedule: Oct. 25-29

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The following work is scheduled for Oct. 25-29, as part of the City of Pittsfield's 2021 Street Improvement Project.
 
The schedule is as follows:
  • Monday, Oct. 25: Pave Westview Road and loam on Malcolm Avenue.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26: Loam on Dexter, Dillon, and Huron streets.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27: Loam and/or excavation of aprons on Gordon and Deming streets.
  • Thursday, Oct. 28 – Friday, Oct. 29: Loam and/or excavation and paving of aprons on High Street.
 
Additionally, Monday through Friday, the work will include raising structures on Cliff, Paul, and Curtain avenues, Maloney, Lucille, Hawk, and Yarmouth streets, and Anita Drive.
 
On-street parking is prohibited during this work between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day.
 
The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. 
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Pittsfield Picks Veteran Employees as ARPA Fund Managers

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two familiar faces will be serving as the city's special projects managers for the $41 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

Director of Community Development Deanna Ruffer and former Director of Public Health Gina Armstrong will share the one full-time position as co-managers.

Mayor Linda Tyer on Monday informed the City Council by email that Ruffer would be resigning from her current post in early to mid-February to take on this new role.

Rather than a resignation, Ruffer sees this as a transition. Armstrong resigned from her position in September, citing a need for more balance in her life and to spend more time with her family.

In the fall, the special projects manager position was created to oversee the city's allocation of ARPA funding. It will likely only be in place over the next five years, until the spending deadline in 2026, and will be paid in full through the ARPA funds.

"I am very excited to transition from the city's Community Development Director Position to co-special project manager for the City's American Rescue Plan program. This opportunity coincides with a personal desire to adjust my work-life balance to allow me to spend more time with family and pursuing personal interests," Ruffer wrote to iBerkshires in an email.

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