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Cleanup, Remediation Part of Greylock Works Redevelopment
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
01:27AM / Monday, November 06, 2017
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An entrance was dug out to reach the future cheese cave under the Weave Shed. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Greylock Works is nearing the end of its first phase of redevelopment of the former Cariddi Mill on State Road.    The owners of the mill recently reviewed some of the actions taken to remediate contamination found on the site during Phase 1, the renovation of the Weave Shed as an event space and artisanal food production site, and exterior upgrades.   The 240,000 square-foot mill was purchased about two years ago by Karla Rothstein and Sal Perry. Former owner James Cariddi had also done some work in remediating the mill.    "The work has really been

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North Adams May Become a Pollinator-Friendly Community
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
06:42AM / Sunday, October 29, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Public Services Committee is gathering information before making recommendations about North Adams becoming a pollinator-friendly community.    The committee on Thursday determined to get data from the Department of Public Works as part of its research.    City Councilor Eric Buddington introduced the resolution on Oct. 11 to the City Council on Oct. 11, which referred it to the Public Services Committee to vet. Yhr    "We have a lot of community gardens in town and I would very much like to see the future of agriculture protected because I don't think we can count on California to give us our produce forever,"

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State Asking For Input On Outdoor Recreation Plan
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04:08PM / Thursday, October 05, 2017
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — What type of outdoor recreation would you want to see created?   That's what the state is asking right now. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is updating its Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, which makes it eligible for about $2 million per year from the federal government.    The National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund program has been ongoing since 1965 and has paid for a number of outdoor recreation projects in the county. Locally, the money has purchased land along the Appalachian Trail and at Onota Lake. North Adams received a quarter of a million dollars to build a park on River

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Grant Helps Spread the 'Bee Friendly Williamstown' Buzz
By Rebecca Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:30AM / Friday, September 29, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The town has received a $9,120 grant from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at University of Massachusetts at Lowell to further its efforts to become "Bee Friendly Williamstown."

Last May, Williamstown residents approved a non-binding resolution declaring the town a pollinator-friendly community. The resolution seeks to change residential and institutional landscaping practices by promoting ways to reduce the use of pesticides and herbicides that scientists believe are killing bee populations.

Building on that, the town has partnered with several local organizations - Caretaker Farm, the Clark Art Institute, Images Cinema, Sam and Elizabeth Smith,

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North Adams Council Approves Resolution Backing Climate Accord
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:19AM / Friday, August 25, 2017
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to support the Paris Climate Accords.   The resolution, based on a request submitted by Vincent Melito, a former city councilor, passed 7-1, with City Councilor Keith Bona voting against.    The accord, a voluntary agreement among nations to reduce carbon emissions and to aid developing nations in meeting goals, is being backed by consortiums of mayors, governors and business leaders in the wake of the president's announcement that the United States would withdraw.   "I feel as though the city of North Adams has a very small part in addressing this monumental problem," City

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