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THE LAZY BERKSHIRE GARDENER: Week of June 20, 2024

It seems this week has all the important gardening tasks scheduled for early morning.

Repeat offender fined for wetlands violations, ordered by ConComm to restore property

The property is on the north side of Route 23 and is located near the Green River. During his visit, town conservation agent Shep Evans saw evidence of activities that violate the Wetlands Protection Act.

Sore feelings evident after selectboard decision not to close crumbling Lake Mansfield Road

At issue is the fact that the Conservation Commission, which, on the local level, enforces the state Wetlands Protection Act, is also charged with enforcing the town's own wetland bylaw, which is somewhat more stringent than the state law.

Egremont Country Club eyed for large solar array, causing great concern from neighbors

The commissioners emphasized that, at the moment, there is no proposal. And besides, their charge was a narrow one: to interpret and enforce the state Wetlands Protection Act. Further approvals would likely be the purview of the planning board.

Special permit in hand, Lee’s Eagle Mill developer is on a roll

The Eagle Mill project reached perhaps its most important milestone last month when local and state officials, including Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, visited the mill to announce a $4.9 million MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant to upgrade water lines and support residential and commercial development.
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