Tag Archives: Region: Western Mass

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Massachusetts Celebrates Completion of Make Ready Work, Critical to Extending Broadband to “Last Mile” Towns

On March 24, 2022, the Baker-Polito Administration celebrated the completion of Make Ready work, a four-year, coordinated effort to remove the largest obstacle to extending broadband access across 53 “Last Mile” communities in Western and Central Massachusetts. During a roundtable event hosted at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Funding to Support Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $313,500 in grant funding to ten municipalities and two regional economic development organizations to support forest stewardship and conservation, trail improvements, and nature-based tourism in the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Region. The funding builds upon the Commonwealth’s Shared Stewardship Agreement with the United States Department of […]

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Massachusetts Sings Happy Birthday to BSO Legend Seiji Ozawa on his 85th Birthday

Happy Birthday Seiji Ozawa, the legendary Music Director of Boston Symphony Orchestra (1973-2002) and now Music Director Laureate, who turns 85 years young today. The Boston Symphony Orchestra joined organizations worldwide closely affiliated with Seiji Ozawa—including the New Japan Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Vienna Philharmonic, Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, Seiji Ozawa Music […]

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Massachusetts Awards Grants for River and Wetland Restoration and Climate Adaptation

Herring River Estuary Restoration Project,Wellfleet, Cape Cod On August 21, 2020, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $798,500 in state grant funds for four ecological restoration projects in the towns of Plymouth, Mattapoisett, Wellfleet, Truro, and Northampton/Easthampton. The four projects help local partners remove aging dams, restore historic wetlands, and improve floodplain […]

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $260,000 in Grants for the Mohawk Trail Woodland Partnership

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $260,000 in grant funding to support forest stewardship, nature-based tourism and climate education to ten cities and towns and the Franklin Regional Council of Governments through the Mohawk Trail Woodland Partnership Grant Program. This funding builds upon the Commonwealth’s recent Shared Stewardship Agreement with the United […]

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1Berkshire Celebrates the Berkshires with Trendsetter Awards

1Berkshire honored the tourism industry at the ninth Annual Celebrate the Berkshires event hosted at Jiminy Peak on September 26, 2019.  Over 300 people attended the Trendsetters Awards ceremony, which recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals whose outstanding achievements and commitment have strengthened the economy and helped the Berkshires grow. The […]

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