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News Briefs: GB town manager forum; GB roundabout hearing; RMV warns of unofficial websites

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By Friday, Nov 16, 2018 News 1

Selectboard, consulting firm to hold forum on town manager search

Great Barrington — The Great Barrington Selectboard invites town residents to join municipal consultant Bernard Lynch of Community Paradigm Associates in a community forum Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 334 Main St., to hear about the process for selecting the next town manager and to offer community input.

The town charter specifies the role and responsibilities of the town manager, along with the search process that the town will follow.

For more information on the community input session, contact the Great Barrington Selectboard office at (413) 528-1619 x2.

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State to present roundabout proposal at public hearing

Great Barrington — The Department of Transportation will present its proposal for a roundabout construction project at the intersection of Main and Maple streets (Route 7 and Route 23) at a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 334 Main St., during the Selectboard meeting.

The project calls for roundabout construction, related safety features and signage, shared usage pathways and cycling upgrades. The state may require permanent or temporary easements for the project involving potential property acquisitions.

Construction plans will be on display half an hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding the project. All are welcome to attend.

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Registry of Motor Vehicles cautions customers to be aware of unofficial registry websites

Boston — The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles is cautioning customers to make sure that they are using the official MassDOT RMV website when they are trying to renew a license or registration, schedule a road test, or process any online transaction. Customers may inadvertently come across unofficial third-party websites or “mimic sites” that advertise similar services but have no affiliation with the RMV.

Customers can use the hints listed below to determine whether the website they are using is the official site for the Massachusetts RMV.

  • Massachusetts uses the abbreviation “RMV.” Any website using the phrase “Department of Motor Vehicles” or “DMV” should be avoided.
  • Make sure the Commonwealth’s seal is located somewhere on the page. This will help ensure that it is an official government website. If it cannot be found, customers should leave the site immediately.
  • The registry will never charge a customer to check the status of a license, registration or title. If the site requires payment to access this information, it is an unsecured mimic site.
  • A customer will never be charged to access registry forms and information, but unofficial third-party sites may charge for this service. Their information is also not guaranteed to be accurate.
  • The registry never charges for address changes. If a customer uses a mimic site, the change cannot be guaranteed to have actually gone through.

Any information on these third-party websites may not be accurate, and any details or payments that customers submit may not be secure. The RMV is not responsible for the content or actions taken by these sites. For more information, contact the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation at (617) 973-8787, or toll-free in Massachusetts at (888) 283-3757 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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  1. Grace Zbell says:

    As a senior it was such a pleasure to be at Monument Mountain on Tuesday for a concert and lunch. The young students were delightful, looking so professional at the concert and serving lunch. I came home with a beautiful centerpiece made by the students..
    It was so delightful to be in such a positive environment. Thank you.

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