Wednesday March 12, 2014
March Workshops at The United Arc
Adapted from a United Arc press release:
The United Arc's Family Center is sponsoring two workshops this month for for families of persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. "Building Relationships & Building Community" will take place on Thursday, March 20th, at 10am, and "A Decision-Making Workshop for Families with a Family Member who has Special Needs" is scheduled for Friday, March 28th, at 6pm. Both workshops will be held at The United Arc in Turners Falls.
Tuesday March 11, 2014
Roads & Bridges: Lessons for Local Officials
Adapted from a Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) press release:
The Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) invites town officials to a workshop to learn about federal funding for roads and bridges (funding allotment and funding process) and other state funding sources for road and infrastructure projects (MassWorks, STRAP, Chapter 90) and your town’s responsibilities. "The Roads and Bridges of Franklin County: A Transportation Funding Primer" will be held Thursday, March 20th, from 7 to 9pm, at the Olver Transit Center in Greenfield (snow date: March 27th, from 7 to 9pm).
Thursday March 06, 2014
Potholes...Greenfield's DPW Reminds Drivers to Use Caution
Adapted from a Greenfield Department of Public Works press release:
The DPW is reminding vehicle operators that potholes are already popping up, due to the extreme change in temperatures we have recently experienced, and will continue to do so. Greenfield has 120 miles of roadway and, unfortunately, the DPW cannot patrol roads 24/7. Potholes can literally develop in a matter of an hour or two so drivers are cautioned to go slowly and not assume any road is free of potholes this time of year.
Wednesday March 05, 2014
The Jupiter String Quartet Rises To Musical Heights
Adapted from a Music in Deefield (MID) press release:
Who’s up for an evening of music-making at its finest, with one of America’s top classical ensembles performing three gripping masterworks of chamber music? If that sounds like a good way to spend a late winter’s afternoon, please join Music In Deerfield and the Smith College Music Department as they present the Jupiter String Quartet performing music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Béla Bartók on Sunday afternoon, March 9, 2014, at Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall, Smith College.
Tuesday March 04, 2014
Franklin County CDC Gets $110K in Tax Credit Allocations
Adapted from a Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development press release:
Expanding the Patrick Administration's commitment to encourage new economic opportunities for low- and middle-income households throughout Massachusetts, Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein today announced $3 million in Community Investment Tax Credits (CITC) to 38 community organizations across the Commonwealth, including $110,000 for the Franklin County Community Development Corporation (CDC).
Monday March 03, 2014
It's National Consumer Protection Week
Adapted from a Northwestern District Attorney’s Office press release:
To keep the public aware and informed, the Northwestern District Attorney's (NWDA) Consumer Protection Team will be at National Consumer Protection Week events taking place in town this week and next. Come on down and meet the folks working hard to ensure that con artists can't make a living in our area.