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Conservation Commission public notices are in accordance with Mass. General Laws, Chapter 131, Section 40 – the Wetlands Protection Act. The notices provided here have been modified to make them shorter and to remove repeated MGL citations.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON PRIORITY HABITAT MAP FOR THE 14TH EDITION NATURAL HERITAGE ATLAS321 CMR 10.12(6) In accordance with the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, M.G.L. c. 131A (MESA) and its implementing regulations (321 CMR 10.00), beginning on April 3, 2017, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife will commence a 60-day comment period for the public to review and submit comments on the proposed updated version of the Priority Habitat map. Specifically, the Division is requesting public comment on the status of areas proposed for delineation or removal as Priority Habitat regarding the physical or biological features of the habitat, or the current scope of existing development in the area. This comment period will end on June 3, 2017. See www.mass.gov/dfw/nhesp/map-comment for more information, including the draft maps. March 17

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts —— DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES NOTICE OF FILING, PROCEDURAL CONFERENCE AND PUBLIC HEARINGS D.P.U. 17-05 January 30, 2017 Petition of NSTAR Electric Company and Western Massachusetts Electric Company, each doing business as Eversource Energy, pursuant to G.L. c. 164, § 94 and 220 C.M.R. § 5.00 et seq., for Approval of General Increases in Base Distribution Rates for Electric Service and a Performance Based Ratemaking Mechanism.

On January 17, 2017, NSTAR Electric Company (“NSTAR Electric”) and Western Massachusetts Electric Company (“WMECo”) (referred to collectively as “Companies”), each doing business as Eversource Energy, filed a petition with the Department of Public Utilities (“Department”) seeking approval of increases in base distribution rates for electric service pursuant to G.L. c. 164, § 94, as well as other proposals. NSTAR Electric seeks to increase its rates to generate $60.2 million in additional revenues, an approximate seven percent increase over current total operating revenues. WMECo seeks to increase its rates to generate $35.7 million in additional revenues, an approximate 27 percent increase over current operating revenues. The Department has docketed this matter as D.P.U. 17‑05.

The Department has suspended the effective date of the proposed rate increases to investigate the propriety of the Companies’ request. The Companies have requested that any new rates approved in this proceeding be implemented in two phases, with the first phase to take effect on January 1, 2018 and the second phase to take effect on January 1, 2019.

NSTAR Electric’s last base distribution rate proceeding was in 2005. Boston Edison Company, Cambridge Electric Light Company, Commonwealth Electric Company, NSTAR Gas Company, D.T.E. 05-85 (2005). WMECo’s last base distribution rate proceeding was in 2010. Western Massachusetts Electric Company, D.P.U. 10-70 (2011). The Companies’ requested rate increase includes the recovery of merger-related costs and, for WMECo, exogenous costs associated with the Department’s Order in NSTAR/Northeast Utilities Merger, D.P.U. 10‑170 (2012).

Currently, NSTAR Electric and WMECo are separate, wholly owned subsidiaries of Eversource Energy. As part of this proceeding, pursuant G.L. c. 164, § 96, the Department will review the Companies’ request to complete the cor‑ porate consolidation of NSTAR Electric and WMECo. Although the Companies propose that costs will no longer be recorded, tracked or reported separately after the consolidation, the Companies propose to maintain separate rates applicable to NSTAR Electric and WMECo at this time. NSTAR Electric proposes to eliminate separate rates for its three operating units (i.e., Boston Edison, Cambridge Electric Light, and Commonwealth Electric) and establish one rate for each rate class. NSTAR Electric also proposes, pursuant to Investigation into Rate Structures that will Promote Efficient Deployment of Demand Resources, D.P.U. 07-50-A (2008), to implement a rate mechanism to decouple its electric revenues from its sales.

The Companies propose to implement a performance‑based ratemaking (“PBR”) mechanism that would allow each company to adjust its distribution rates on an annual basis through the application of a revenue-cap formula. Within the PBR mechanism, the Companies propose to undertake $400 million in incremental capital investments over the next five years on projects the Companies state are designed to integrate distributed energy resources and improve service reliability, including projects to develop electric vehicle infrastructure and electric‑storage capabilities. Certain of these investments have also been proposed as part of the Companies’ Grid Modernization Plans filed in NSTAR Electric Company and Western Massachusetts Electric Company, each d/b/a Eversource Energy, D.P.U. 15-122/15-123. The Companies state that they intend to revise their filing in D.P.U. 15-122/15-123 to remove these investments.

The Companies’ filing includes a number of rate design proposals, including the consolidation and alignment of NSTAR Electric’s and WMECo’s general service rate classes, the consolidation of a number of reconciling mechanism rates; a new optional time-of-use rate for certain small general service (rate G-1) customers; and a monthly minimum reliability contribution rate for new customers seeking to install distributed generation.

The Companies also propose to implement a credit/debit card payment system that will allow customers to pay their bills electronically without a transaction fee. Further, the Companies also propose to make certain changes to their existing storm fund mechanisms, vegetation management programs, and methods used to recover of property taxes. Additional information regarding these and all other proposals can be found in the Companies’ filing.

If the rate request is approved as filed, the Companies state that customers can expect the following bill impacts:

NSTAR Electric – Phase I (January 1, 2018): Residential non-heating customers: • A typical residential non-heating customer using 525 kilowatt-hours (“kWh”) of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill increase of $9.08 (7.9 percent); • A typical residential non-heating customer using 343 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Cambridge service area can expect a monthly bill increase of $5.05 (6.4 percent); and • A typical residential non-heating customer using 557 kWh of electricity of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard service areas can expect a monthly bill increase of $6.54 (5.2 percent). Residential non-heating low-income customers: • A typical residential non-heating low-income customer using 438 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill increase of $2.87 (4.5 percent); • A typical residential non-heating low-income customer using 348 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Cambridge service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $0.09 (0.2 percent); and • A typical residential non-heating low-income customer using 502 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard service areas can expect a monthly bill decrease of $3.26 (4.1 percent). Residential heating customers: • A typical residential heating customer using 817 kWh of electricity per month during the winter season in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill increase of $12.62 (7.6 percent); • A typical residential heating customer using 590 kWh of electricity per month during the summer season in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill increase of $5.07 (4.0 percent); • A typical residential heating customer using 538 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Cambridge service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $4.93 (3.9 percent); and • A typical residential heating customer using 716 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard service areas can expect a monthly bill increase of $9.81 (6.6 percent). Residential low-income heating customers: • A typical residential low-income heating customer using 889 kWh of electricity per month during the winter season in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill increase of $2.57 (2.1 percent); • A typical residential low-income heating customer using 548 kWh of electricity per month during the summer season in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $1.21 (1.5 percent); • A typical residential low-income heating customer using 547 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Cambridge service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $9.52 (10.9 percent); and • A typical residential low-income heating customer using 894 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard service areas can expect a monthly bill decrease of $8.01 (6.1 percent). Commercial and industrial customers: • Commercial and industrial customers in NSTAR Electric’s service area can expect annual bill impacts ranging from a decrease of 3.5 percent to an increase of 14.5 percent, on average, depending on the amount of their usage. Commercial and industrial customers should contact the Companies, as indicated below, for specific bill impacts.

NSTAR Electric – Phase II (January 1, 2019): Residential non-heating customers: • A typical residential non-heating customer using 525 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $1.74 (1.4 percent); • A typical residential non-heating customer using 343 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Cambridge service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $1.14 (1.4 percent); and • A typical residential non-heating customer using 557 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard service areas can expect a monthly bill decrease of $1.84 (1.4 percent). Residential non-heating low-income customers: • A typical residential non-heating low-income customer using 438 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $0.25 (0.4 percent); • A typical residential non-heating low-income customer using 348 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Cambridge service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $0.19 (0.4 percent); and • A typical residential non-heating low-income customer using 502 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard service areas can expect a monthly bill decrease of $0.28 (0.4 percent). Residential heating customers: • A typical residential heating customer using 742 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $1.29 (0.8 percent); • A typical residential heating customer using 538 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Cambridge service area can expect a monthly bill decrease of $0.94 (0.8 percent); and • A typical residential heating customer using 716 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard service areas can expect a bill decrease of $1.24 (0.8 percent). Residential low-income heating customers: • A typical residential low-income heating customer using 778 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Greater Boston service area can expect a monthly bill increase of $0.42 (0.4 percent); • A typical residential low-income heating customer using 547 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s Cambridge service area can expect a monthly bill increase of $0.29 (0.4 percent); and • A typical residential low-income heating customer using 894 kWh of electricity per month in NSTAR Electric’s South Shore, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard service areas can expect a monthly bill increase of $0.48 (0.4 percent). Commercial and industrial customers: • Commercial and industrial customers in NSTAR Electric’s service area can expect annual bill impacts ranging from a decrease of 53 percent to an increase of 50 percent, on average, depending on the amount of their usage. Commercial and industrial customers should contact the Companies, as indicated below, for specific bill impacts.

WMECo – Phase I (January 1, 2018): • A typical residential non-heating customer using 543 kWh of electricity per month can expect a monthly bill increase of $11.51 (10.1 percent); • A typical residential non-heating low-income customer using 572 kWh of electricity per month can expect a monthly bill increase of $3.34 (4.5 percent); • A typical residential heating customer using 790 kWh of electricity per month can expect a monthly bill increase of $16.41 (10.5 percent); • A typical residential low-income heating customer using 981 kWh of electricity per month can expect a monthly bill increase of $5.73 (4.8 percent); and • Commercial and industrial customers can expect annual monthly bill increases ranging from 0.6 percent to 18.3 percent, on average, depending on the amount of their usage. Commercial and industrial customers should contact the Companies, as indicated below, for specific bill impacts.

WMECo – Phase II (January 1, 2019): • A typical residential non-heating customer using 543 kWh of electricity per month can expect a monthly bill decrease of $0.07 (0.1 percent); • A typical residential non-heating low-income customer using 572 kWh of electricity per month can expect a monthly bill increase of $1.16 (1.5 percent); • A typical residential heating customer using 790 kWh of electricity per month can expect a monthly bill increase of $1.41 (0.8 percent); • A typical residential low-income heating customer using 981 kWh of electricity per month can expect a monthly bill increase of $3.15 (2.5 percent); and • Commercial and industrial customers can expect annual bill impacts ranging from a decrease of 12.7 percent to an increase of 15 percent, on average, depending on the amount of their usage. Commercial and industrial customers should contact the Companies, as indicated below, for specific bill impacts.

The Attorney General, through the office of ratepayer advocacy, may intervene, appear and participate in Department proceedings on behalf of any group of consumers in connection with any matter involving rates of an electric com‑ pany or gas company. On January 25, 2017, the Attorney General submitted a notice of intervention on behalf of the Companies’ ratepayers in this case. Further, pursuant to G.L. c. 12, § 11E(b), the Attorney General filed a notice of retention of experts and consultants to assist in her investigation of the Companies’ filing. The Attorney General has requested Department approval to spend up to $550,000. Pursuant to G.L. c. 12, § 11E(b), the costs incurred by the Attorney General relative to her retention of experts and consultants may be recovered by the Companies in rates.

Persons interested in commenting on the Companies’ filing may appear at any of the public hearings or may file written comments by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on May 31, 2017. Reasonable accommodations at public or evidentiary hearings for people with disabilities are available upon request. Contact Theresa Kelly at [email protected] or (617) 305‑3642 to make such request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need, including as much detail as you can. Also include a way the Department can contact you if we need more information. Please provide as much advance notice as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be able to be accommodated. A procedural conference in this matter will take place at the Department’s office on March 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Any person who desires to participate in the evidentiary phase of this proceeding must file a written petition for leave to intervene or to participate in the proceeding no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on February 24, 2017. A petition filed late may be disallowed as untimely, unless good cause is shown for waiver under 220 C.M.R. § 1.01(4). To be allowed, a petition under 220 C.M.R. § 1.03(1) must satisfy the standing requirements of G.L. c. 30A, § 10. Any person who seeks to intervene in this matter and also desires to comment on the Attorney General’s notice of retention of experts and consultants must file such comments no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on February 24, 2017. Written comments, petitions for leave to intervene or to participate, and comments on the Attorney General’s notice of retention of experts and consultants should be addressed to: Mark D. Marini, Secretary, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. Receipt by the Department, not mailing, constitutes filing. In addition to the above filing requirement, one (1) copy of all materials filed with the Department should be sent to each of the following: (1) Marc J. Tassone, Hearing Officer, Department of Public Utilities, One South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110; (2) Cheryl M. Kimball, Keegan Werlin LLP, 265 Franklin Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 (counsel for the Companies); and (3) Joseph W. Rogers, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Ratepayer Advocacy, One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108. Further, in addition to paper filings with the Department, all documents also must be submitted to the Department in electronic format using one of the following methods: (1) by e‑mail attachment to [email protected] and the Hearing Officer, [email protected]; or (2) on a CD-ROM. The text of the e-mail or CD-ROM must specify: (1) the docket number of the proceeding (D.P.U. 17-05); (2) the name of the person or company submitting the filing; and (3) a brief descriptive title of the document. The electronic filing should also include the name, title, and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of questions about the filing. All documents submitted in electronic format will be posted on the Department’s website: http://www.mass.gov/dpu. A copy of the Companies’ filing and the Attorney General’s notice of retention of experts and consultants is available for inspection during regular business hours at the following locations: (1) the Companies’ offices, 247 Station Avenue, Westwood, Massachusetts 02090; (2) the Morse Institute Library, 14 E. Central St, Natick, Massachusetts 01760; (3) the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116; (4) the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; (5) the Sturgis Library, 3090 Main Street, Barnstable, Massachusetts 02630; (6) the New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740; (7) the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360; (8) the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201; (9) the Springfield City Library, 220 State Street, Springfield, Massachu‑ setts 01103; (10) the Vineyard Haven Public Library, 200 Main St, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 02568; (11) the Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301; and (12) the Department’s offices, One South Station, 5th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110. These filings also are available on the Department’s website, http://www.mass.gov/dpu. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), contact Theresa Kelly at [email protected] or (617) 305-3642. Any person desiring further information regarding the Companies’ petition should contact the Companies’ counsel, Cheryl M. Kimball, Esq. at (617) 951‑1400. Any person desiring further information regarding the Attorney General’s notice of retention of experts and consultants should contact Joseph W. Rogers, Assistant Attorney General, at (617) 727‑2200. Any person desiring further information regarding this notice should contact Marc J. Tassone, Hearing Officer, Department of Public Utilities, at (617) 305-3500

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announces the availability of the draft project listings for the proposed State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years 2018 to 2022. These draft listings are a compilation of roadway, bridge, intermodal, and transit projects as developed by the Commonwealth’s ten Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and the three Transportation Planning Organizations (TPOs). They are available for review at http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/ planning/Main/ Statewideplans/State TransportationImprovement Programs.aspx, and during regular business hours at Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield and the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, 1 Columbus Ave, Suite 201, Pittsfield. If this information is needed in another language, please contact the MassDOT Title VI Strategist at 857-368-8882. The comment period will begin on May 10, 2017 and end on May 30, 2017. Comments can be mailed to STIP Coordinator, MassDOT, Office of Transportation Planning, 10 Park Plaza Room 4150, Boston MA 02116, by fax to 857-368-0639, or by e-mail to [email protected] 05/08/17

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Berkshire Regional Planning Commission PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) is seeking public comment on the following: 2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) The CEDS process is a coordinated regional planning process that documents economic development activities, ideas, and information throughout Berkshire County and presents a plan for the future economic development of the region. The CEDS process is administered by BRPC and was guided by an advisory committee representing regional businesses, community representatives, and regional economic related organizations. Copies of the CEDS can be obtained by: 1.Phone: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), 413-442-1521, ext. 14; 2. BRPC web site: www.berkshireplanning.org; 3.Walk-in: BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield MA 01201. Comments on the CEDS are due by June 1, 2017 and should be addressed to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission/BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield MA 01201 or via email to [email protected] The Commission will be considering the draft CEDS at its meeting on May 18, 2017 at 7PM. The Executive Committee is scheduled to approve the CEDS at its June 1, 2017 meeting at 4PM. Once approved, the CEDS will be submitted to the U. S. Economic Development Administration for review and approval. All BRPC meetings are held at the BRPC offices and open to the public. 05/03/17

Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT The Berkshire MPO is seeking public comment on the following document: 2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) – The 2018 UPWP is a list, budget and description of all federally funded transportation planning work to be performed between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018, mostly by staff of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) and consultants working for BRPC, under the auspices of the Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization. Copies of this document can be obtained by: 1. Phone: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC), 413-442-1521, ext. 20; 2. BRPC web site: www.berkshireplanning.org 3. Walk-in: BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield MA 01201. Comments are due by June 15, 2017 and should be addressed to the Berkshire Metropolitan Planning Organization/BRPC, 1 Fenn Street, Suite 201, Pittsfield MA 01201or via email to [email protected] The Berkshire MPO is scheduled to approve these documents at their meeting scheduled for June 27, 2017 at 4 PM at the BRPC offices. 05/24/17

BERKSHIRE COUNTY CITY/TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):

LEE – GOOSE POND MAINTENANCE DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Goose Pond Maintenance District will hold its Annual Meeting of Proprietors, to be held at Lee Elementary School Cafeteria, 310 Greylock Street, Lee, MA on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 2:00 PM. Proprietors eligible to vote under the provisions of the Special Act of the General Court, Chapter 31, Acts of 1994 will consider and act upon nominations and election of certain District officials, the raising and appropriating of funds for FY 2018, other articles presented in the meeting warrant and duly posted at the town halls and post offices of Lee and Tyringham, and such other business as may properly come before the meeting. All interested parties are invited to attend. The Prudential Committee 5/12/2017

LEE/TYRINGHAM – GOOSE POND LEE/TYRINGHAM, MA NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT Upper & Lower Goose Pond will be treated this year with the USEPA/MA registered aquatic herbicide Sonar (fluridone) to control non-native, invasive aquatic vegetation. The initial treatment of the pond will be conducted on Thursday, May 18th. The pond will be closed to swimming, drinking/cooking and livestock watering on the day of treatment. There is no restriction on boating or fishing. Additionally, use of water from the pond for irrigating newly seeded turf/plants and certain plants (including tomatoes, peppers, tobacco) from the Solanaceae Family is restricted until August 18th. There is no irrigation restrictions for established turf, trees, shrubs and plants not within the Solanaceae Family. Applicable water use restrictions will be posted with signs prior to application. Following the initial treatment, it is anticipated that 1-2 additional, follow-up “booster” treatments will be required over a period of approximately 45-60 days. Notice of these follow-up treatments and any additional water-use restrictions will be made via subsequent posting of the pond’s shoreline prior to each treatment. The project is being performed for the Goose Pond Maintenance District under approved Orders of Conditions issued by the Lee Conservation Commission (DEP File #196-0430), the Tyringham Conservation Commission (DEP File #310-0119) and a license (permit) issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Treatments are being performed by the State licensed firm SOLitude Lake Management of Shrewsbury, MA. 05/14/17

MONTEREY – MONTEREY PUBLIC NOTICE The Conservation Commission for the Town of Monterey will hold a Public Meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Monterey Town Offices, Monterey Grange #291, 435 Main Road, Monterey, MA, to act on a Request for Determination of Applicability, MWPA GLC 131 section 40, for David Ehrlich of 28 Northeast Cove Rd, Monterey to remove an existing 8 x 10 deck and rebuild a 10 x 16 deck. 05/18/17

NEW ASHFORD – Town of New Ashford Invitation to Bid and Bidders’ Conference Tree Removal, Culvert Cleaning, Application of Base Material with Grading and Compacting, Guard Rail Replacement The Town of New Ashford, acting through the Select Board, will accept sealed bids, by mail or hand delivered by Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:30 at the New Ashford Town Hall, 188 Mallery Road, New Ashford, MA, 01237, when they will be publicly opened. Bids submitted after that time will not be accepted. Envelopes must be clearly labeled “Greylock /Bauer Road Bid”. The sealed bids will be accepted for any/all of seven projects. Project 1 involves removal of over forty marked trees. Project 2 is cleaning selective culverts and doing embankment repair/maintenance on Greylock Road. Project 3 is application of recycled base material, grading and compacting on 15,535 feet of Greylock Road. Project 4 will replace 1,450 feet of selective guard rail on Greylock Road. Project 5 will install 100 feet, both sides, of guardrail at environmentally sensitive area. Project 6 will be cleaning all culvert throats on Bauer Road. Project 7 is application of recycled base material, grading, and compacting on 5,429 feet of Bauer Road. A Bidders’ Conference will be held on May 06, 2017 @ 9:00 AM for interested parties; Rain Date is May 13, 2017 @ 1:00PM. Contact Ken McInerney at 413-822-3576 if attending. Bidding documents can be obtained at the New Ashford Town Hall, by e-mail at kenmcinerne @townofnewashford.com or at the town website www.townofnewashford.com 04/26/17

NORTH ADAMS – Joint Legal Notice North Adams Redevelopment Authority Public Hearing & Meeting for an Amendment to the Western Gateway Urban Heritage Park Urban Renewal Plan (URP) The North Adams Redevelopment Authority will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 10 Main Street, North Adams for the purpose of providing the public an opportunity to comment on a proposed Amendment to the Western Gateway Urban Heritage Park Urban Renewal Plan (URP) to be filed pursuant to M.G.L. c. 1218, Section 48, after its conclusion thereto shall convene for a formal meeting in which to act upon said Amendment. The North Adams Redevelopment Authority recognizes that to best facilitate redevelopment in the URP Project Area it is advisable to expand the boundary of the Project Area to include three adjacent parcels of land that are currently owned by the North Adams Redevelopment Authority. This is being proposed to facilitate implementation of the goals outlined in the original URP. A report on the Public Hearing will be placed on file with the North Adams Redevelopment Authority and will be included in the URP Amendment submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD). Copies of the proposed URP Amendment may be reviewed in the Office of Community Development at City Hall, 10 Main Street, Room 213 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday and posted on the municipal website at www.northadams-ma.gov. Paul Hopkins, Chairman North Adams Redevelopment Authority 05/13/17, 05/20/17

PITTSFIELD – PITTSFIELD BOARD OF HEALTH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Pittsfield Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Wednesday June 7, 2017 at 6:00PM, to review the proposed modification of the Site Assignment Permit for the Covanta Resource Recovery Facility, in accordance with MADEP 310 CMR 16.22. The modification will identify the facility as an energy-from-waste facility with a recyclables and solid waste transfer operation and establish an annual limit of 101,885 tons on the amount of solid waste that may be accepted at the facility. The amount of solid waste that may be combusted at the facility will remain at 84,000 tons per year in accordance with existing permits issued by the MassDEP. The higher limit in the site assignment will provide the ability for Covanta to transfer additional locally generated solid waste to recycling outlets. This hearing will be conducted at City Hall, 70 Allen Street, Pittsfield, MA in room 203. For more information, contact the Pittsfield Health Department, 413-499-9411. The Board will accept written comments until June 2nd via email [email protected] or mail to the Pittsfield Health Department, 70 Allen Street, Pittsfield MA 01201. 05/12/17

PITTSFIELD/LANESBOROUGH – NOTIFICATION OF AQUATIC TREATMENT PONTOOSUC LAKE, PITTSFIELD/LANESBOROUGH Pontoosuc Lake will be chemically treated with a USEPA/MA registered aquatic herbicide on Monday May 22 to control invasive nuisance aquatic vegetation. The entire lake will be closed to all water uses, (including, swimming, fishing and boating) on the day of treatment. These uses may resume on Tuesday morning, May 23. Use of the lake water for irrigation (watering lawns, gardens or plants of any kind) is prohibited for 5 days post treatment, for drinking and cooking is prohibited for 3 days post treatment, and for watering livestock (i.e.; cattle, horses, etc.) is prohibited for 1 day post treatment. Printed posters warning of these temporary water use restrictions will be posted around the lake shoreline in advance of treatment. This work at Pontoosuc Lake is being performed for the Town of Lanesborough, the City of Pittsfield, and the Friends of Pontoosuc Lake, pursuant to a License to Apply Chemicals from MA DEP and an Order of Conditions permit from the Pittsfield and Lanesborough Conservation Commissions. The work is being performed by the state licensed firm, Solitude Lake Management, Inc., of Shrewsbury MA. 05/19/17

SAVOY – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SAVOY ZONING BOARD The Savoy Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing on June 1, 2017, at 5:00 P.M. located at the Savoy Town Hall, 720 Main Road, Savoy, MA. The purpose of the hearing is to accept public comment on a Site Plan Review / Special Permit Application in accordance with the Town of Savoy’s Zoning Bylaw section 6.6, submitted by CG Savoy Energy Development, LLC. The property is located to the east of Windsor Road/Route 8A, and the Applicant proposes to construct an approximately 2 MW (AC) ground-mounted solar photovoltaic array. A copy of the application and attachments can be viewed at Savoy Town Hall during regular office hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. This is to give notice to the applicant, abutters, and any interested parties. Savoy Zoning Board of Appeals 05/16/17, 05/22/17

SHEFFIELD – THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HIGHWAY DIVISION NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Project File No. 608125 A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Bridge Replacement Project on State Route 7A (Ashley Fall Road) over the Housatonic River in the Town of Sheffield, MA. WHERE: Sheffield Town Hall, Selectmen’s Meeting Room on the 2nd floor 21 Depot Square Sheffield, MA 01257 WHEN: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 @ 7:00 PM PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed ST 7A (Ashley Falls Road) over Housatonic River bridge replacement project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. PROPOSAL: The proposed bridge project consists of the replacement of the existing single span steel bridge truss structure. The proposed new 125-foot Single Span Metalized Steel Plate Girder superstructure will be supported on stub abutments founded on drilled micropiles. The proposed bridge will have a 26-foot curb to curb roadway width for vehicular traffic with two – 2-foot wide shoulders. There will be a single 5.5-foot wide sidewalk on the easterly side of the bridge. The bridge is currently closed and will continue to be closed during construction. The detour will remain as it is today and is approximately 3 miles in length. The detour for the northbound approach will send traffic east along West Stahl Road, north along Route 7, and back to Ashley Falls Road. Detour for the southbound approach will send traffic south along Route 7, west along West Stahl Road, and back to Ashley Falls Road. Proposed approach roadway work includes micromilling with resurfacing and full depth reconstruction for approximately 400 feet of southbound approach and approximately 600 feet of northbound approach. This includes minor intersection modifications at the West Stahl Road and ST 7A (Ashley Falls Road) intersection. The proposed approach roadway has a curb-to-curb width of 26′ 0″ from West Stahl Road to the northern project limits. Sidewalk along the east side of the road begins just on the south side of the intersection with West Stahl Road and ends at a wheelchair ramp about 50′ north of the proposed bridge. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The Town of Sheffield is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing. Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below. Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Bridge Project Management Section, Project File No. 608125. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to [email protected] This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email (MassDOT.CivilRights @dot.state.ma.us) Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting. In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at http://www.massdot.state.ma. us/Highway/ THOMAS J. TINLIN HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E. CHIEF ENGINEER 05/23/17, 05/30/17

WILLIAMSTOWN – TOWN OF WILLIAMSTOWN Williamstown, Massachusetts Timber Sale Notice of Invitation to Bid The Town of Williamstown is seeking Bids for the following sale: Town of Williamstown Timber Sale 17-02: 89,100 bf & 160 cords hardwood (90 cords marked & 70 cords topwood) located on South Mason Hill Road in Pownal, VT. Bids will be received at: Town of Williamstown Municipal Building 31 North Street Williamstown, MA 01267 Bids should be marked: Town of Williamstown Timber Sale Bid #17-02 Sealed bids will be received by mail or in person until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at which time they will be opened and read. A CERTIFIED CHECK, TREASURER’S CHECK, CASHIER’S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER for 10% of the total bid price made payable to Town of Williamstown must be included with the bid. 90% balance of payment is due by 3:00 p.m. on June 30, 2017 with full payment due prior to start of harvest. The Town of Williamstown reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids in order to serve the best interest of the town. The timber will be shown on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by meeting the forester at 9:00 a.m. at the VT/MA state line on Route 7 in Williamstown/Pownal. Official bid forms, timber tallies, and sample contracts will be available from the forester (413-232-4000) or from the Department of Public Works, 675 Simonds Road, Williamstown, MA. Questions regarding the sale should be directed to New England Woodland Management at 413-232-4000. Timothy A. Kaiser Director of Public Works 05/09/17

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY / COUNTYWIDE:

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF  ENVIRONMENTAL  PROTECTION NOTICE – Notice is hereby given that application has been made on behalf of the City of Northampton for the approval of the Department of Environmental Protection for the City of Northampton to acquire certain lands or rights of land in the towns of Williamsburg and Whately for public water supply protection purposes; said land in Williamsburg in question being identified as Map B/Lot 40 located at 39 Henhawk Trail, and said land in Whately in question being identified as Parcel # 22-0-06 located on the west side of Dry Hill Road. In response to said application, the Department of Environmental Protection acting under the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 39B and Section 41, as amended and each and every other act thereto enabling, will hold a hearing on the 5th Floor at the Department of Environmental Protection, 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA on Thursday, May 25, 2017 beginning at 10:00 am. The plan showing the land in question is on file at the Department of Environmental Protection, 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA and in the offices of the Town Clerks of Williamsburg and Whately. Said plan is entitled “Plan of Land in Williamsburg and Whately, MA, Hampshire and Franklin Registries, Prepared for Northampton DPW,” 5/15/2017. Comments pertaining to this matter may be made orally at the time of the hearing or submitted in writing at any time before June 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m., addressed to Department of Environmental Protection, Deirdre Doherty – Section Chief, 436 Dwight Street, Springfield, MA 01103. By Order of the Department of Environmental Protection.May 18

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY CITY/TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):

CUMMINGTON – TOWN OF CUMMINGTON PLANNING BOARD – NOTICE OF PUBIC  HEARING ON THE REFORMATTING OF CUMMINGTON’S ZONING BYLAWS. The Cummington Planning Board will hold a public hearing at 7:00 pm on May 31, 2017 at the Cummington Community House to discuss accepting the newly reformatted zoning bylaws. The newly reformatted text may be inspected at the office of the Selectboard.May 17

HATFIELD – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – TOWN OF HATFIELD CONSERVATION  COMMISSION. The Hatfield Conservation Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. in the Memorial Town Hall to consider a Notice of Intent application under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. M.G.L. C. 131, Section 40, and the Hatfield Wetlands Protection By-law, filed by Edi and Lucinda Franceschini, Jamaica Plain, MA, located at 67 Old Stage Road, currently zoned Outlying Residentian, owned by Edie and Lucinda Franceschini. The proposed project is to construct an addition to the existing single family home that will result in an increase of 534 square feet of home and 175 square feet of new deck within the riverfront area that will be mitigated by the creation of a 1,420 square foot riverfront mitigation area under the “redevelopment” provisions. The complete application is available for inspection from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday at the Memorial Town Hall, Room 106.CONSERVATION COMMISSIONRonald Sassi, ChairmanMay 24

NORTHAMPTON – Northampton Conservation Commission Public Hearings – Thursday, May 25, 2017 – City Hall 2nd Floor Hearing Rm, 210 Main Street 5:30 PM Request for Determination of Applicability to determine if invasive species removal is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act or Northampton Wetlands Ordinance. MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, Rainbow Beach, Map IDs 33-27, 30, 33. 5:50 PM Request for Determination of Applicability to determine if walking path boardwalk construction is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act or Northampton Wetlands Ordinance. Office of Planning & Sustainability, Mineral Hills Conservation Area South, Ridgeview Rd, Map ID 41-66. Applications and related documents for current projects can be viewed at  www.northamptonma.gov/pending  Full agendas at northamptonma.gov/calendar.aspx  May 18

NORTHAMPTON – PLANNING BOARD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 212 MAIN ST, 7:00 PM Site Plan Brandon Boucias for Jonathan Tauer, to add detached residential structure at 55 Maple St, Florence, Map Id 23A-059. 7:15 PM Special Permit for 10 lot open space residential cluster development and site plan for shared driveways with associated site development by Office of Planning and Sustainability on Burts Pit Rd, Florence, Map ID 29-012. 7:40 PM Site Plan 22 car parking lot by Smith College at 19 Arnold Ave,  Northampton, Map ID 31D-057. All permit files viewable by Map ID www.northamptonma.gov/pendingMay 11, 18

SHUTESBURY – SHUTESBURY CONSERVATION COMMISSIONIn accordance with the Wetlands Protection Act,MGL Ch. 131, §40 and the Town of Shutesbury Wetlands Protection Bylaw, the Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:15pm at Town Hall, on a Request for Determination filed by Albert Springer for the installation of a fire pond on Lot ZO18 Pelham Hill Road.The public meeting may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. May 20

SOUTHAMPTON – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – The Southampton Planning Board will conduct a Public Hearing on May 24, 2017, at 7:30 P.M. at the Southampton Town Hall, 1st Floor Meeting Room, 210 College Highway, Southampton, MA to present and seek public comment on a Special Permit and Stormwater Permit a for solar facility proposed by CG Southampton Energy Development, LLC. The project consists of construction of a 2 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) array on two parcels owned by Monica Labrie located at 41 Valley Road and 0 County Road.A copy of the proponent’s application is available for public inspection during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm-8:00 pm alternating Tuesdays) in the Town Clerk’s Office located in the Southampton Town Hall, 210 College Highway, Southampton, MA.Anyone wishing information and/or to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated. Paul Diemand, Chair SOUTHAMPTON PLANNING BOARD May 9, May 16

WHATELY – WHATELY CONSERVATION COMMISSION, WHATELY, MA 01093 – LEGAL NOTICE – Notice is hereby given, in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 131, Sect. 40, Wetlands Protection Act that the Whately Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on May 24, 2017, beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Offices Building, 4 Sandy Lane, Whately, Massachusetts to consider a Request for a Determination of Applicability submitted by Smith College for modification of a foot bridge at the MacLeish Station in Whately, MA. May 17

WHATELY – WHATELY CONSERVATION COMMISSION, WHATELY, MA 01093 – LEGAL NOTICE – Notice is hereby given, in accordance with M.G.L. Ch. 131, Sect. 40, Wetlands Protection Act that the Whately Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on May 24, 2017, beginning at 7:00 P.M. in the Town Offices Building, 4 Sandy Lane, Whately, Massachusetts to consider a Request for a Determination of Applicability submitted by the Rainbow Motel for replacement of a septic system on State Road in Whately, MA.May 17

FRANKLIN COUNTY:

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FRANKLIN COUNTY CITY/TOWN INDEX (alphabetical order):

ASHFIELD – Town of Ashfield Conservation Commission Pursuant to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, the Ashfield Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in the Ashfield Town Hall. A Request for Determination of Applicability has been filed by Eversource Energy, 107 Selden Street, Berlin, CT 06037 for a Line 312 Structure Replacement Project West of Bear Swamp Road. The project site is shown on Town of Ashfield Assessor’s map 7 lot 93.. The application form and related documents are available for review at the Town of Ashfield Municipal Clerk’s Office. The work proposed may occur within or adjacent to a Protected Wetland Resource Area. The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Ashfield Conservation Commission 3392509 Lester Garvin, Chair

BUCKLAND – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – In accordance with MGL Chapter 40A, Section 11, Abutters are hereby notified of the following: The Buckland Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 7:00 p.m, at Buckland Town Hall, 17 State Street, to hear the following application: Application for Site Plan Review approval, under Section XII, for small-scale ground-mounted solar installation, at the following location: PB/SPR 2017-05 Steven Howland, 19 Dodge Road, Map 4-0, Lot 2. Information and maps can be obtained at the Buckland Town Hall during regular business hours or contacting the Planning Board. Buckland Planning Board Town of Buckland 17 State Street Shelburne Falls MA 01370 (413) 625-6330  3392270

DEERFIELD – TOWN OF DEERFIELD CONSERVATION COMMISSION – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. The Deerfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing pursuant to the Wetlands Protection Act MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, to consider a Request for Determination filed by Tighe & Bond on behalf of Eversource Energy, to determine if maintenance work along the Utility Right of Way including areas along Old Albany Rd, River Road, and McClelland Farm Rd is subject to the Wetlands Act. The hearing will be held on May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm in the main meeting room, Deerfield Municipal Offices, 8 Conway Street. Any person interested or wishing to be heard should appear at the time and place designated. Deerfield Conservation Commission 3392398

DEERFIELD – TOWN OF DEERFIELD CONSERVATION COMMISSION – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. The Deerfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing pursuant to the Wetlands Protection Act MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, to consider a Request for Determination filed by Robert Decker, IV, for a property on River Road. Deerfield (Assessor’s Map 7 Lot 8)to determine if work to construct a single family home and septic system is subject to protection under the Wetlands Protection Act.The hearing will be held on May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm in the main meeting room, Deerfield Municipal Offices, 8 Conway Street. Any person interested or wishing to be heard should appear at the time and place designated. Deerfield Conservation 3392395 Commission

DEERFIELD –  TOWN OF DEERFIELD CONSERVATION COMMISSION – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. The Deerfield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing pursuant to the Wetlands Protection Act MGL Chapter 131, Section 40, to consider a Notice of Intent filed by Brent Banas, Ideal Storage II, for redevelopment of a property at 247 Greenfield Rd. Deerfield (Assessor’s Map 122 Lot 3). The hearing will be held on May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm in the main meeting room, Deerfield Municipal Offices, 8 Conway Street. Any person interested or wishing to be heard should appear at the time and place designated. Deerfield Conservation Commission 3392396

DEERFIELD – Notice of Meeting Deerfield Conservation Commission – Notice is hereby given that a REQUEST FOR DETERMINATION OF APPLICABILITY has been received by the Deerfield Conservation Commission from William Lewis to determine whether work to install a septic system at 199 Stillwater Rd, (Assessor’s map 89, parcels 9 & 10) Deerfield, MA is in an area subject to the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act. A meeting to act on said REQUEST FOR DETERMINATION OF APPLICABILITY will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Main Meeting Room, Town Office Building, South Deerfield, MA. Deerfield Conservation 3391902 Commission

GREENFIELD – THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS – MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAY DIVISION – NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Project File No. 608235 A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Nash’s Mill Road Bridge Replacement project in Greenfield, MA. WHERE: Greenfield High School, 2nd floor, Lecture Room 21 Barr Avenue Greenfield, MA 01301 WHEN: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Nash’s Mill Road Bridge Replacement project. All views and comments expressed at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. PROPOSAL: The proposed project consists of removing the existing bridge and constructing a new steel beam bridge supported by new concrete abutments. Approximately 200 feet of approach roadway either side of the bridge will be reconstructed. The reconstructed roadway will match the existing road width but will have a new sidewalk on one side. The project also includes installing stone erosion protection, regrading and planting grass. Bicycle accommodations consisting of a usable shoulder will be provided in accordance with applicable design guides. The bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians during construction. A 3.5 mile detour will be established following Colrain Street, Elm Street and Conway Street for the duration of the closure. Property takings and easements will be required to accommodate the new bridge and grading of slopes. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The town is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing. Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below. Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Bridge Project Management, Project File No. 608235. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to dot.feedback. [email protected] This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpret- ers in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assis- tance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email ([email protected] ma.us). Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting. In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/ Highway/ THOMAS J. TINLIN HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E. CHIEF ENGINEER 3391731

GREENFIELD – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Notice is hereby given that the Greenfield Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. at the Greenfield Department of Planning and Development Meeting Room located at 114 Main Street, on the application of Valley Solar for property located at 130 Leyden Road (Assessor’s Map R28, Lot 15A), which is located in the Suburban Residential (RB) Zoning District, for a special permit pursuant to Sections 200-7.16 and 200-8.3 of the Zoning Ordinance in order to allow a 20 panel, 2 axis solar tracker installation at this location. All interested persons should attend the hearing. For review purposes only, a copy of the application is available at the Greenfield Department of Planning and Development, 114 Main Street, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Zoning Board of Appeals Mark Maloney, Chairman May 24, 2017 May 31, 201

GREENFIELD  – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Notice is hereby given that the Greenfield Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Greenfield Department of Planning and Development Meeting Room located at 114 Main Street, on the application of Shelly and Daryl Beck for property located at 12 Birch Street (Assessor’s Map 89, Lot 16), which is located in the Urban Residential (RA) Zoning District, for a special permit pursuant to Sections 200-7.16 and 200-8.3 of the Zoning Ordinance in order to the installation of an 18-module, 5.94 kW DC multi pole mounted solar PV array at this location. All interested persons should attend the hearing. For review purposes only, a copy of the application is available at the Greenfield Department of Planning and Development, 114 Main Street, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Zoning Board of Appeals Mark Maloney, Chairman May 24, 2017 May 31, 2017

GREENFIELD – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF GREENFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS Notice is hereby given that the Greenfield Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. at the Department of Planning and Development, located at 114 Main Street, on the application of Noah A. Modie, for property located at 134 Hope Street, which is located in the General Commercial (GC) Zoning District, for a variance pursuant to Section 200-8.7 of the Zoning Ordinance in order to allow a reduction in the required land area for a mixed use (residential/ commercial) development at this location. All interested persons should attend the hearing. For review purposes only, a copy of the application is available at the Greenfield Department of Planning and Development, 114 Main Street, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Zoning Board of Appeals Thomas McLellan, Chairman May 24, 2017 May 31, 2017

MONTAGUE – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING #17-07 Notice is hereby given that the Montague Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. in the Montague Town Hall, Selectmen’s Upstairs Conference Room, One Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA at the request of Thomas J. Torrico for Andrew Hutchison for a Special Permit pursuant to Section 7.9.3(d) of the Montague Zoning Bylaws. The request is to install a 275 sq. ft. ground-mounted solar array where 112.5 sq. ft. is otherwise allowed. The array is proposed to be 15 panels in a 16.5’ square, standing 17’ high, located approximately 100’ from High Street, 28’ from the west side lot line and 36’ from Crocker Ave. The above named property is located at 76 High Street, Turners Falls, MA, and identified as Assessor’s Map 6 Lot 173. BY Ernest L. Brown, Chairman Montague Zoning Board of Appeals

SHUTESBURY – NOTICE – In accordance with the Wetlands Protection Act, MGL Ch. 131,§40 and the Town of Shutesbury Wetlands Protection Bylaw, the Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, on a Request for Determination filed by Daniel Paquin for the construction of an addition at 307 Wendell Rd., Shutesbury, MA.The public meeting may be rescheduled due to inclement weather. 3392028

SUNDERLAND – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Sunderland Community Preservation Committee will hold a public hearing on June 7, 2017, at 7:00pm, in the Town Offices Building, 12 School Street,Sunderland, MA. The purpose of this meeting is for the public to provide input on the Sunderland Riverwalk park design and submission for a state PARC grant proposal due this July and to provide input on other CPA projects in the future. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. 3392518

WHATELY – WHATELY PLANNING BOARD, Whately, Massachusetts – LEGAL NOTICE – Notice is hereby given that thePlanning Board of Whately will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Offices, 4 SandyLane, Whately. Long Plain Solar,LLC, of Boston, has applied for site plan approval, as required by Section 171-17.A.2 of the Whately zoning bylaws. The company proposes to build a 2,595 kW Large Ground-Mounted Solar Facility, to be developed by Nexamp, Inc., of Boston, on premises located off Christian Lane (Map: 21, Parcel:15) and owned by Scott Hutkoski of Easthampton and Wayne Hutkoski of Whately. Whately Planning Board 3390040 Donald Sluter, Chair May 16 and 23, 2017

 

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