St. Stans Receives School Water Improvement Grant

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ADAMS, Mass. — The Massachusetts Clean Water Trust's (the Trust) Board of Trustees approved $37,973,751 in new low-interest loans and grants including a $6,000 School Water Improvement Grant (SWIG) for St. Stanlislaus Kostka School.
 
The grant will address two fixtures at the school.
 
The Trust, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), helps communities build or replace water infrastructure that enhances ground and surface water resources, ensures the safety of drinking water, protects public health and develops resilient communities. 
 
It accomplishes these objectives by providing low-interest loans and grants to cities, towns and water utilities through the Massachusetts State Revolving Funds (SRFs). The SRF programs are partnerships between the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. SRFs function like an environmental infrastructure bank by financing water infrastructure projects in cities and towns across the Commonwealth.

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One Injured in Adams House Fire

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com
ADAMS, Mass. -- One person was injured in a house fire on East Jordan Street near the intersection with Hayer Street on Wednesday morning.
 
Adams Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the owner of the residence was taken to Berkshire Medical Center by Northern Berkshire EMS with burns from the blaze, which was reported at about 11:15 on Wednesday morning.
 
"He was able to get the dog and three kids out of the house," John Pansecchi said. "We were able to confirm everyone was out of the house."
 
The cause of the fire was still under investigation. Pansecchi said he believed it originated with either a wood stove or pellet stove at the residence.
 
Firefighters from Adams, North Adams, Cheshire and Savoy responded to the scene. Several other departments were ready to respond but were canceled because they were not needed, Pansecchi said.
 
By about 12:30 on Wednesday afternoon, the fire was mostly under control. Adams Fire Department was repositioning its ladder truck to avoid power lines near the home and extinguish the remaining hot spots.
 
"There was so much fire when we got here, it was more of an attack from the outside," Pansecchi said. "We couldn't go in. There was too much fire inside. It wasn't safe."
 
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