July 30, 2014

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Hilltown IT bill passes

BOSTON – A $50 million Information Technology Bond Bill was approved unanimously in both the House of Representatives and State Senate yesterday, providing half the funding needed to connect the most rural towns in western Massachusetts to high speed broadband Internet access. Representative Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington), who helped draft the House’s version of the bill, […]

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Hilltown IT bill up for vote today

BOSTON – Last Thursday, State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) and State Representative Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington) announced that both houses of the Massachusetts State House had enacted an Act Relative to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, moving the bill to the desk of Governor Deval L. Patrick. A division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, or MassTech, […]

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Project stalled by federal agency

WESTFIELD – The Conservation Commission admitted they have an elephant in the room, or on their agenda, but the real issue is how do you move an elephant which appears content with inaction? The discussion pertained to a city project to replace a stormwater pipe with an open ditch at 866 Shaker Road, specifically the […]

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Day Lumber leaving city

WESTFIELD – A South Broad Street company is relocating to Chicopee next month, selling its property to a neighboring firm that has expressed interest to city officials in expanding. Day Lumber, which has been at that the 34 South Street location for decades, is owned by South Broad Street Realty, LLC of 61 Prynne Ridge […]

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