New Marlborough: Grants for homeowners; mattress recycling


Grant available for homeowners in need

New Marlborough is applying for a Community Development Block Grant that would offer up to $35,000 in housing rehabilitation work to 4 to 6 low to moderate income homeowners in the town.

A representative from Berkshire Regional Planning will be at the New Marlborough Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon to answer questions about the grant and application process. Applications will also be available on site. Will Sikula from Berkshire Regional Planning Commission can also answer questions at 413-442-1521 ex. 30 or

Mattress recycling program available

The town of Monterey is participating in a mattress recycling program that is also open to residents of New Marlborough.

Residents can dispose of mattresses at the Monterey Transfer Station, at 40 Gould Road on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The hours will change in the summer.

Excessively damaged, moldy, soiled or frozen or pest-ridden mattresses or box springs will not be accepted. Futons, mattress pads, or sofa beds won't be accepted.

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz can be reached at, @HavenEagle on Twitter, or 413-770-6977.


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