July 15, 2016
By Amy Porter
RUSSELL – Carrington Road in Russell reopened Thursday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, after being closed since April 11. The road, which connects Montgomery to Russell, is the only alternate to Route 20, and was missed by many residents and visitors.
“When I took over the highway department, one of the first things I had to do was apply for the grant. It was tough but with all the help and information that I got from Mike Morrissey from prior grant applications, I was able to get it done on time,” Hoppe said.
He also credited the support of Senator Donald F. Humason, Jr. (R-Westfield) for backing the project with a letter, and thanked Erica Johnson of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission for her administrative support on the grant.