PITTSFIELD -- The city of Pittsfield will host public comment meetings tonight and on Sept. 4 on the federal EPA's Housatonic Rest of River Cleanup proposal.

The meetings will be at 7 p.m. in the Herberg Middle School auditorium, 501 Pomeroy Ave. Each meeting will begin with a brief overview of the EPA's cleanup proposal and will then provide a time for the public to comment on the river cleanup plan.

Community input will help inform Pittsfield's comments to the EPA.

Residents also are encouraged to comment directly to the EPA by Oct. 1.

Submit comments via email to R1housatonic@epa.gov; fax to (617) 918-0028; or mail to Dean Tagliaferro, EPA New England, c/o Weston Solutions, 10 Lyman St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.