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Housing Committee chair hears rural housing, shelter challenges during tour in Greenfield
09-14-2023 7:20 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Housing and shelter experts from across Franklin and Hampshire counties recently joined legislative Housing Committee Chair Sen. Lydia Edwards on a tour of the region to discuss rural housing and shelter challenges and opportunities.“The...


$1.15M supporting housing upgrades in Orange, Wendell and Charlemont
09-07-2023 8:32 PM

By BELLA LEVAVI

Homes in Franklin County are being brought up to code with a new round of grants. Through the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority received $800,000 to be put toward rehabilitating...


New playground, housing rehab given boost by $1.3M grant in Montague
09-01-2023 12:27 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MONTAGUE — The town has received nearly $1.33 million in Community Development Block Grant funding to support eight initiatives.Montague is one of five Franklin County towns — with the others being Orange, Wendell, Charlemont and Bernardston — to...


Feds delivering $1.9M for migrant housing
08-20-2023 7:16 PM

By ALISON KUZNITZ

BOSTON — Nearly $2 million in federal funds will flow into Massachusetts and Boston city coffers to tackle the migrant housing crisis, with the money arriving just over a week after Gov. Maura Healey declared a state of emergency due to strained...


Amid renovations, rodent complaints mount at Greenfield Gardens
08-18-2023 6:17 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — With a multimillion-dollar apartment renovation project underway, public health officials are grappling with complaints of rodents at Greenfield Gardens. “We’re working diligently to address people’s concerns,” said Caroline Murray,...


Solar biz celebrates 2,000th installation, energy independence for Sunderland housing complex
08-10-2023 11:51 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

SUNDERLAND — With the flip of a switch on Wednesday, Sanderson Place’s solar array kicked on and set the senior housing facility on the road to energy independence.At the same time, the event marked Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics’ (PV Squared Solar),...


Erving to seek senior housing proposals this summer
07-12-2023 2:50 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

ERVING — Town officials intend to finalize their request for proposals (RFP) for a senior housing development on Care Drive during the Senior Housing Committee’s next meeting on July 20, with hopes to release it this summer.The town will seek...


Affordable housing projects in Greenfield, Turners Falls get state funding boost
07-05-2023 5:42 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — Affordable housing projects in Greenfield and Turners Falls are receiving a boost as part of $8.1 million in grants awarded through MassHousing’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program.Montague-based Rural Development Inc. (RDI) and...


Report puts price on green homes transition
06-30-2023 11:50 AM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — Without additional financial support, climate-friendly building regulations could “push homeownership out of reach” for some Massachusetts families, according to a new report from the the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of...


Healey pitches ‘green bank’ for housing retrofits, new construction
06-16-2023 3:41 PM

By COLIN A. YOUNG

BOSTON — With an eye on the state’s mid-century greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments, Gov. Maura Healey has announced the launch of a “green bank” that she hopes will attract private investment and federal money to pay for building retrofits...


PHOTOS: Hands-on learning
06-14-2023 6:21 PM


Immigrants, refugees find emergency shelter in Greenfield through state-funded program
06-05-2023 7:17 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — As many as 50 rooms in the city are expected to be occupied in the coming days by families, immigrants and refugees who qualify for temporary shelter under the state’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program.Mayor Roxann Wedegartner said she...


Orange Selectboard OKs housing production plan, sends it to state for approval
06-01-2023 4:49 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

ORANGE — A housing production plan is headed to the state government for final approval after getting the blessings of the Orange Selectboard and Planning Board.The Selectboard voted Wednesday evening to approve the housing plan — which is focused on...


Former Center School renovation plans advance in Greenfield 
05-28-2023 10:49 AM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — With the necessary planning and zoning permits in hand, developers can move forward with plans to convert the former Greenfield Center School into market-rate apartments.“This is a project both me and my brother are collaborating on,”...


$1M secured for affordable housing in Athol
05-26-2023 5:12 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL — U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern visited Athol on Friday to announce he has secured $1 million in federal funding to support the construction of 53 units of affordable housing in town.Funding for the NewVue Communities Riverbend-Bigelow Schools...


‘Upscale’ apartments coming to Blue School in Whately 
05-23-2023 4:24 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WHATELY — With the East Whately School House renovation project having cleared its final hurdle with the Zoning Board of Appeals, “upscale” one-bedroom apartments are coming to Whately.Known as the Blue School for its paint job, the 108-year-old...


Montague receives Hero Housing award
05-19-2023 12:33 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

MONTAGUE — The town has received the Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s annual Housing Hero award for its commitment to establishing affordable housing, Town Planner Maureen Pollock announced at this week’s Selectboard meeting.The annual award, which...


Greenfield residents, senator advocate for home equity bill
05-09-2023 6:11 PM

By DOMENIC POLI

BOSTON — At least three Greenfield residents and the state senator representing 25 communities in Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester counties have submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary to express support for a bill that would...


Whately Planning Board approves apartment proposal at former school, ZBA decision pending
05-05-2023 11:31 AM

By CHRIS LARABEE

WHATELY — With site plan approval from the Planning Board, the East Whately School House renovation project is one step closer to beginning construction.The 108-year-old school, known as the Blue School for its paint job, received the go-ahead from...


ZBA approves permit for CSO’s $23M shelter renovation, expansion
04-14-2023 5:49 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — With the approval of its special permit application Thursday night, the community behavioral health agency Clinical & Support Options can move forward with its plans for the $23 million transformation of the emergency shelter at 60 Wells...

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