Friday, July 19, 2024

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Tag: MassDOT

Special needs performing arts camp seeks children to participate

Pizzi invites neurodivergent children, children with autism who have low support needs, and any child with a disability to join the camp, which is free, and set to run August 5 through 9 at Berkshire Community College.

MassDOT ponders need for traffic light at high school entrance

In the meantime, the state has installed mobile digital speed trailers on U.S. Route 7 at both the north and south approaches to the Berkshire Hills school campuses to slow traffic down.

Car accident highlights need for traffic light at MMRHS entrance

“If they’re waiting for someone to lose their child it’s unconscionable. Whatever their formula is should not involve a dead body.” --- Ben Hillman, whose daughter was involved in an accident where the Monument Mountain Regional High School driveway exits onto U.S. Route 7

News Briefs: MassDOT future projects; Iran nuclear deal debate at Williams; Lyme disease bill hearings

Lyme disease cases continue to be high in southern Berkshire County, at a case rate of over 500 cases per 100,000 population. Berkshire County also has the second-highest rate in Massachusetts for the tick-borne coinfection anaplasmosis.

EDGEWISE: Keeping Great Barrington great — or not

We are the stewards of our community, and every decision we make matters. Letting our high school slide into disrepair…letting the character of our Main Street be lost.

EDGEWISE: The uglification of Great Barrington’s Main Street

When I look at myself objectively, I have to laugh at my stubborn belief that those in power have the best interests of the...

MassDOT gives green light to upgrade of Bridge Street span

When work will be begin on repairing the Bridge Street span, and what restrictions on traffic will be imposed during the repairs has yet to be determined. Bridge Street provides access to the east side of Great Barrington and is a busy bypass during the Main Street Reconstruction Project that is just getting under way.

Trees down: Great Barrington Main Street Deconstruction

According to the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce’s (SBCC) construction update, there might be “traffic shifts” depending on the scope of the work.

State to buy Berkshire rail line; first step in restoring passenger service

'This is absolutely a good idea. It's a massive investment in infrastructure, and it will be significant for the Berkshire economy.' -- State Sen. Benjamin Downing

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