Kimberly Robinson, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, urged the study team on Wednesday to examine broader economic development effects the rail expansion could carry.
Kimberly H. Robinson & T4MA's Chris Dempsey: Congress must support additional transit funding to protect public health
The federal government must support transit services to continue to support our economic recovery, transport essential workers, and provide access to public transit for residents across all of Massachusetts.
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By Bera Dunau EASTHAMPTON – Thanks to the partnership of seven different communities and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, local microbusinesses can apply for substantial grants to help them through the pandemic.
By Sarah Heinonen AGAWAM – For small businesses in Agawam that have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is on the way.
This effort was a collaboration with the boards of Selectmen and town administrators, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and Police Chief Daniel Ilnicky, who was sworn in as chief in Blandford in September of 2018 and has served as chief in Chester for over 10 years.
Springfield Republican: Last summer an entire Massachusetts town’s police force resigned. What’s happening there now?
Over the past year Ilnicky, town administrators from Blandford and Chester, and a manager from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission have been drafting an agreement to merge resources for both departments. Intended to cut costs and increase efficiency, the agreement will double the number of part-time officers patrolling the towns to 12. The plan, now in its final stages, is awaiting approval from the town select boards in the coming months.
Springfield Republican: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission Director Kimberly Robinson signs contract, will begin work Oct. 7
The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission announced Thursday that it has signed a three-year, contract with a starting salary of $160,000 with incoming Executive Director Kimberly Robinson, and that she will begin work Oct. 7.