The CRCC -- a working group involving all three cities and administered by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission -- received $1.5 million from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for upgrades along the most urbanized portion of the river.
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Three months into the job, Gateway Hilltowns Economic Development Director Jeanne LeClair sees her role as a funnel for all of the activities, events and opportunities in the Gateway hilltowns, all of which end up on her website at gatewayhilltowns.org.
MassLive.com Guest Viewpoint: After disaster strikes is not the time to start planning a coordinated response
September is National Preparedness Month and recent events – from major hurricanes in the Caribbean and American Southeast, to the observance of the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – remind us that disaster readiness must remain a top priority.
This week on 22News InFocus our panel of guests will address the issues surrounding the preparation and relief efforts involved in large scale natural disaster planning. They will discuss the strategies employed to provide situational updates and information on essential services to a large population. You’ll also learn about how the state and community combine resources to create a plan and find supportive funding.
To select the vendor, a request for proposals was developed by the Pioneer Valley Regional Bikeshare Committee, an organization convened by the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission that has representation for UMass and all five participating communities on it.
Dillon Sussman, a senior planner with the Pioneer Valley Planning Committee, said that the PVPC partnered with the town to organize some of the day’s events.
Officials at the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover, with the help of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, are embarking on a year-long Joint Land Use Study of the air base and the adjacent Westover Metropolitan Airport.
“Right now there is some funding available from FEMA for communities to update their hazardous mitigation plan or implement some of those actions they might have in a plan recently created,” said Ashley Eaton, Land Use and Environmental Planner for The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.
MassLive.com: Time running out for region's business leaders to chime in on New England Knowledge Corridor survey
Time is almost up for Massachusetts and Connecticut business leaders to chime in on this year's business survey by the New England Knowledge Corridor partnership.
The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission urges towns and cities to apply now for federal disaster preparedness money before an emergency strikes.