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Eclipse Residents Query Mayor on Collapsing Neighbor
By Stephanie Farrington,
09:33AM / Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mayor Richard Alcombright assured Eclipse Mill residents last Wednesday evening that the severely damaged Hoosac Mill across the street will be repaired.

The mayor was invited to attend the open forum by mill residents concerned with the progress on what is now called the NoAMA (North Adams, MA) building but made it clear that he was also available to answer other questions from the floor.

According to the mayor, mill owner Ariel Sutain has committed to demolishing the damaged sections of the roof by November. At that time, the mayor hopes he will also put forth a plan for the future of the

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School Building Committee Sets Meeting
Staff Reports,
01:23PM / Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Agenda
      
I.   Call to order

II.  Reading and Approval of Records

a.   Minutes of 27 July 2011

III. Project Status Overview


IV.  Project Scope – 620 vs. 310 student school/s solutions


V.   School building options:  Greylock, Sullivan and /or Conte

a.   Building Committee vote on size of project and choice of school building/s


VI.  Schedule – MSBA Feasibility Study Extension Timeline

a.   Building Committee vote on

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Sons of Italy Sold to Redevelopment Authority
Staff Reports,
08:28PM / Friday, July 22, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams Redevelopment Authority has purchased the former Sons of Italy building for $150,000 from Deborah Renzi and K & M Nominee Trust of Pittsfield.

The money was taken from the HSP/Redevelopment Authority Account, which after the purchase has a balance of $150,000.

In a message to the City Council, Mayor Richard J. Alcombright said the purchase was to ensure overflow parking for Western Gateway Heritage State Park after an attempt to negotiate parking in return for an easement to hook into the city's sewer line.The property was purchased for $75,000 by Michael Renzi and Kurt Hotspot in spring 2010 with

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Airport Hosting Big-Screen Movie Night
Staff Reports,
11:53AM / Monday, July 11, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Remember movie nights at Coury's Drive-in, or its sister the Hoosac Drive-in just south of the border?

Ahh, those days are long gone for the city. Or are they?

Area residents can get a taste of what it's like to watch a movie under the stars on Friday, Aug. 5, when "The Great Waldo Pepper" screens on what Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is touting as the "largest movie screen in the Berkshires": the airplane hanger at Harriman & West Airport.

The museum is sponsoring the 1975 Robert Redford film on the 90-by-22-foot airplane hanger door. Seating will be on the tarmac, so moviegoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or

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City Gets $1M Community Block Grant
Staff Reports,
05:03PM / Thursday, July 07, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North Adams is getting $1 million in Community Development Block Grant funds, some of which will go toward the Armory rehabilitation.

The grant was announced on Thursday by Gov. Deval Patrick's office. Some 41 cities and towns will receive $28 million in the federal funds for housing, development and public service projects.

The aged Armory is in the midst of a $5 million renovation to create space for community events and social services.

Part of the $1 million will be used for parking improvements at the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink and city's abandoned property program.

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