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Fearful of losing their place in line, Dalton officials this week voiced “strong support” for the reconstruction of Dalton Division Road, hopeful that they can keep their big, and overdue, road project from slipping on a regional list.
A major repair of Washington Mountain Road in Egremont sits relatively low on a list of planned transportation projects in the Berkshires. The work is urgent, local officials say.
It took a decade, but a federal agency now says Berkshire County deserves a special push to grow its economy, opening access to new investment that could bring jobs.
Many Western Massachusetts residents are well aware of what mud season does to dirt roads, but a proposal from Western Massachusetts lawmakers asks the state Legislature to take a look at the issue.
PROJECT PAYCHECK: Lenox is an “economically distressed” community. So is nearby Hinsdale, and even Becket. How these three relatively affluent Berkshire County towns got that designation – earning them a splash of red on a map – will be one of the pandemic’s weirdest footnotes.
A warmer and wetter climate will mean more severe storms, less snow and worse heat waves in Berkshire County. Changes may alter the forest ecosystems that not only provide clean air and water but bring tourists.
PCB dump opponents in Lee have forced the town to delay working on a new master plan, concerned about the agency Lee was to hire is too closely involved with the proposed toxic landfill.
Would Berkshire County residents use an on-demand ride-sharing service if it were reasonably priced and publicly operated? A countywide survey is asking that question, and the results will help determine what kind of pilot service planners pursue.
A Berkshire County regional housing agenda will be released in early 2022. 1Berkshire, the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and other groups have worked on the document over the past year.