Agawam will now contract with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and conduct interviews with various boards and commissions, staff, and the public to identify the town’s strengths and weaknesses.
Officials planning to take part in the briefing include Sarno, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, Oyola-Lopez, and state Reps. Bud Williams and Paul Mark. Mark, D-Peru, is chairman House Committee on Redistricting. Williams, D-Springfield, is vice chairman. Others planning to attend are representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
Hinds said he is particularly proud of the $100,000 given to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. That group, joined by the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, will team up with the DCR to create maps for mountain biking trail networks at Greylock Glen, Kenneth Dubuque Memorial State Park in Hawley and Robinson State Park in Feeding Hills.
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker's administration has awarded $12 million dollars to help cities and towns across the state prepare for climate change.
Over those years, Brennan and the PVPC, always working collaboratively with municipalities, state leaders, and other business and economic-development-related agencies, has succeeded in changing the local landscape in all kinds of ways — from cleanup of the Connecticut River to creation of the Western Mass. Economic Development Council; from the building of bike trails across the region to the re-establishment of north-south rail service to a number of Western Mass. communities.
The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will host 13 or more municipal officials and others from around the region Thursday for a summit to discuss “Strategies for thriving in an era of climate crisis and inequality.” The event at Gateway City Arts, 92 Race St., Holyoke, begins at 8 a.m.
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ValleyBike Share began this summer with 500 electrically assisted smart bicycles deployed to 50 docking stations in the five cities and towns. Users can buy memberships or rent the bikes.
The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) is partnering with the Agawam Historical Commission to utilize a $72,000 grant to bring the town’s recordkeeping in compliance with 21st century Massachusetts Historical Commission requirements. The town council and Community Preservation Act Committee approved of the grant last spring.
Now the Agawam Historical Commission and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission aim to update the existing inventory with more robust information and research.
The Baker-Polito Administration is awarding a grant to the Connecticut River Clean-up Committee.