Adams Lions Host Golf Tournament

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ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams Lions Club's annual golf tournament will be Saturday, May 18, at Forest Park Country Club. 
 
Teams of four will compete in a 9-hole scramble format with tee times beginning at 8 am.
 
Proceeds will support Lions initiatives, including scholarships for local high school graduates and community events, such as a Halloween parade for local children and lunch for senior citizens. In addition, the club assists residents who need help with vision and hearing loss-related needs and supports research to cure eye diseases and diabetes.
 
The entry fee is $50 per player/$200 per team and includes nine holes of golf, carts, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests, and a chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one. Lunch from the Adams Lions Club food truck is included in the cost. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.
 
To register for the tournament, sign up at Forest Park, call Forest Park at 413-743-3311, or text or call Lion Nick Staffin, event chair, at 413-822-5732.

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Adams Raises Transfer Station Permits

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
ADAMS, Mass. — The Selectmen on Wednesday raised transfer station permit fee for the coming fiscal year to cover a gap in operations. 
 
The board set a fee of $125 for a permit that include three sheets, or 24, bag tags. Replacement and additional permits will remain at $10 and bag tags at $1.60, or $8 for a sheet of five. 
 
The permit went from $75 to $100 last year.
 
"The driving factor, of course, for the transfer station is the cost of the removal of the materials. That would be the municipal solid waste, or MSW, commingled with your glasses, your plastics and your papers," said Town Administrator Jay Green. 
 
With estimates for May and June, the projected total cost is $81,000, of which $71,000 is removal and the balance labor. 
 
This past year saw 564 permits sold  raising $56,400, replacement and additional permits brought in $890, and 7,690 bag tags $12,304. 
 
That raised in total $69,500, some $11,000 short. 
 
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