Route 112 in Colrain Closing for Bridge Work

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COLRAIN, Mass. — The state Department of Transportation will close Route 112 to through traffic for approximately eight weeks beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 19.  
Bridge repair work will be conducted and will include removing the concrete wearing surface on two bridges and replacing the surface with a polymer modified concrete overlayment. 
Work will begin on the first bridge, located just south of the intersection of Route 112 and Charlemont Road, and will take approximately four weeks to complete.
Work will then begin on the second bridge, located just south of the intersection of Route 112 and Call Road, and will also take approximately four weeks to complete.
A signed detour will be in place for through-traffic utilizing Route 2 and Colrain/Shelburne Road and Greenfield Road.  Message boards are also being utilized to notify the travelling public. Updates will be provided when the work is completed at the first bridge and the work zone then moves to the second bridge. 
Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution.  
All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice. 
For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are encouraged to download the Mass511 app, visit for live updates or to subscribe, or Dial 511 and select a route to hear real-time conditions.?   
Follow @MassDOT on Twitter to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.  

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LumiNAMA Calls for Holiday Window Displays Artists

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The LumiNAMA Light Festival is seeking artists and community groups to create holiday window displays for unoccupied storefronts in downtown North Adams this holiday season.
LumiNAMA is an annual festival of lights and events begun in 2022 to brighten and celebrate downtown North Adams during the holiday season. It kicks off with the city's tree lighting on Nov. 22 and lasts through New Year's Day.
Last year, eight unoccupied storefronts were illuminated once again by the creative talents of local artists in addition to dozens of business owners who created holiday displays for their own windows.
In the first ever LumiNAMA Awards, 30 local artists and business owners vied for three awards: Brightest Lights, Best Artistic Installation and Best Window Display.
Interested artists and community groups are invited to submit their holiday window display idea by Wednesday, Oct. 4, here. 
There are 10 windows available and each chosen applicant will be awarded $200 for use on their display. Winners will be announced on Oct. 11 and will be asked to complete their window display in time for the tree lighting on Nov. 22.
Applicants will be chosen based on 1) their alignment with this year's LumiNAMA theme of "A Few of My Favorite Things" 2) their unique creative expression and 3) use of lights. Preference will be given to those living and/or working in North Adams.
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