Vol. III No. 24 12/15/2022
Congratulations Stockbridge for!
From the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Geoffrey C. Beckwith, Executive Director & CEO
"The Town of Stockbridge is a recipient of the Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award. Your submission, Saving Ice Glen, has demonstrated your dedication, commitment, and ability to increase the effectiveness of local government by successfully implementing a unique and creative program."
Of the 351 municipalities in Massachusetts, only three are recognized each year. In 2023, Stockbridge is one of the recipients. Select Board Chair Patrick White has been invited to Boston on January 20 to accept the award on behalf of the Town.
More kudos! The wonderful job Laura Dubester, Chair, and the members of the Green Communities Committee did. They applied for and received the grant for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Town Offices.
Even More Kudos! Our Fire Chief Vincent Garofoli was successful in his grant application for fire protection gear.
Photo: Blue Moon Images/Dana Goedewaagen
To all the people, with a special doff of the hat to the members of Tuesday Club, who gave so generously to the children of Stockbridge and the female veterans of Soldier On. What a fine community! So far, dozens of gifts have been given and over a thousand dollars donated to an Amazon gift registry.
Stockbridge Updates Thanks
SU would like to take the opportunity to thank all the contributors — the talented writers and photographers — who make opening SU a much richer experience.
And Yet There Are Challenges...
Out of deep concern, Stockbridge Updates is digging and trying to unearth the details of what might be happening in our village. Some profit from a booming real estate market, but there are also victims. SU encourages our Chief of Police and Town Administrator to help us find the answers. Are there renters whose heat and lights have been turned off to force them to move? Have there been even worse consequences than these alleged actions? It is our Town, and we want to know what is going on in it. Maybe we can help; maybe we can put a stop to unkind treatment.
Photo: Lionel Delevingne
Berkshire Regional Planning Transportation Survey
From Christine Rasmussen, Stockbridge representative to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) BPRC is updating the region's long-range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP is a 20-year-horizon planning document that outlines transportation challenges and priorities for the Berkshires. Updating the document is vitally important as it allows the region to remain eligible to receive much-needed federal transportation dollars.
Stockbridge residents that drive, walk, bike, or use transit in the Berkshires are encouraged to take this survey! Use BRPC's interactive map to identify specific travel challenges or priorities. The survey is open until December 31, 2022.
RTP Community Survey (open thru 12/31/22): www.surveymonkey.com/r/RTP2024
BRPC information page: www.berkshireplanning.org/initiatives/RTP
Photo: Jay Rhind