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Public Safety Committee OKs Montana Parking Ban
By Tammy Daniels,
06:54PM / Monday, September 26, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Public Safety Committee will recommend the City Council amend its parking regulations to ban overnight parking on Montana Street between Hoosac and Bond streets.

Instituting a year-round winter parking ban on the residential street comes at the request of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts because of the instances of students living on-campus parking in the street rather than in college parking lots. The overnight parking reduces the spaces for commuter students and residents of the neighborhood, according to college officials.

A couple councilors expressed concern at the last City Council meeting that

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School Committee Endorses 2-School Plan
Tammy Daniels,
10:19PM / Tuesday, September 06, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The School Committee endorsed on Tuesday night the recommendation of the school building committee to pursue a two-school option.

The board reiterated some of the points made during the building committee's session last month in updating School Committee member William G. Schrade Jr., who had not been able to attend.

The school building committee unanimously voted to present the Massachusetts School Building Authority with a $52 million plan to build a new Greylock Elementary School and to renovate vacant Conte Middle School into an elementary school.

Parents of children at Sullivan School, which would be vacated, had expressed doubts about the safety

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School Building Committee Rolls Double
Tammy Daniels,
10:11PM / Thursday, August 11, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — School officials rolled the dice on Thursday night, opting to move forward to build a new Greylock School and renovate Conte School into a K-7 configuration.

The School Building Needs Committee voted unanimously to take the riskier road of convincing voters to support the $52 million project rather than an easier path offered by Mayor Richard Alcombright.

The mayor, who is also the chairman of the School Committee, proffered a proposal to only build a new Greylock School — a move that would most likely be supported by the state School Building Authority, not require a Proposition 2 1/2 debt-exclusion vote and

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Mattress Company Could Bring 100 Jobs to City
Tammy Daniels,
10:21PM / Wednesday, August 03, 2011

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city is hoping a Hoosick Falls, N.Y., company will make its beds — lots of them — in North Adams. The move could bring at least 100 jobs.

WCW Inc., a family-owned manufacturer of bedding for hospitals and the hospitality industry, is eyeing the former Sprague Electric building in the Hardman Industrial Park. The growing venture wants to consolidate all three of its current facilities into one operation.

The Finance Committee on Wednesday eagerly endorsed a request by Mayor Richard Alcombright to designate the nearly 100,000 square-foot building and property in 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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