With $1.5 million in funding for the Connecticut River Cleanup Committee, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is supporting critical work to eliminate combined sewer overflows.
The Pioneer Valley Planning Committee is spearheading an effort to put the Hampshire and Hampden Canal on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
Wilbraham will be applying for a “Public Health Excellence” grant. The funding, which would be administered with help from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), would help with the cost of regionalizing municipal health departments.
“We need to have this type of program available to teens. It should be on the MCATs. Math, arithmetic and relationship health because it’s just as important to our success in all areas of our lives as any other subject,” Monica Moran from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission said.
One of the many projects put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study of infrastructure needs in North Agawam, is on the docket again.
Kimberly H. Robinson: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission committed to cities, towns of Hampden, Hampshire county
Here’s to a brighter future built off the hard-learned lessons of an extraordinary past year.
“The bottom line is we should be prepared for a lot more pain in the pipeline,” Douglas Hall, a Pioneer Valley Planning Commission data manager told the Planning Board and Town Council at a joint meeting last week.
Members of the Hilltown Footpath collaorative recently installed a welcome area with an informational kiosk and granite benches at the Sanderson Brook Trail parking area at Chester-Blandford State Forest.
Squindo and Strange are on a town committee working with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission to meet the AARP’s requirements for an Age-Friendly Community.
The town’s Master Plan Steering Committee is underway and working with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) to determine in what direction the town will be moving over the next few years. With funding through a grant, the PVPC has contracted with Barrett Consulting for help with planning. McNally told the council there will be a public outreach session on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to receive opinions from residents on what should be in Master Plan.