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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

News Briefs: Debate watch parties; ‘Buy Massachusetts’ not implemented

Political activist Tim Kushi and Lift Every Vote founder Joyce Hackett, under the umbrella of the Berkshire Democratic Brigades, have organized public watch parties for the first Democratic presidential debates of the 2020 campaign season.

News Briefs: GB construction update; Last Mile grant to bring wireless internet to Florida, Savoy

The multi-stage project aims to be completed this year and will deliver internet connectivity to at least 96 percent of the premises across the four towns, with at least 75 percent of the premises receiving broadband service at speeds that will meet or exceed the federal broadband standard.

News Brief: Comcast selected for Worthington’s broadband project

MBI will utilize Worthington’s original Last Mile allocation of $1,070,000, with the remaining funds coming from additional investments from both the Commonwealth and the town, utilizing an agreement that will allow the town to contribute year over year without having to use municipal bonds.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Workforce Skills Cabinet meets Ash; Hazzard to leave Berkshire United Way; ArtWeek event applications; apprenticeship coordinator for RSYP; financial literacy coordinator...

Berkshire United Way has announced that, after serving 10 years as president and CEO of the organization, Kristine Hazzard has resigned with an intended departure date of Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Lee snags almost $5 million in state infrastructure funds, clearing the way for ‘transformative’ Eagle Mill project

Mill Renaissance LLC must still obtain site plan approval, conservation commission approval, the allocation of historic tax credits and additional commercial. Developer Jeffrey Cohen hopes to start construction on the $60 million project in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Little engine that could: Mount Washington flips switch on fiber

"This is going to be a radical change for all us. Everybody’s talking about it." -- Mount Washington resident Eleanor Tillinghast "People may have ruled Mount Washington out before. But we just catapulted ahead of other towns in terms of amenities." -- Brian Tobin, chair of the Selectboard

Bridge upgrade essential for Bridge Street projects

The “functionally obsolete” bridge — which has weight restrictions and a low structural rating -- may hinder current and future development efforts on Bridge Street, “a key part of the Town’s economic development strategy.”

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