One of the best traditions still in existence from the earliest days of the American experiment are the true exercises in democracy known astown meetings
The road to Massachusetts land value tax may run through Lanesborough.
"I am more and more convinced that, with reference to any public question, it is more important to know what the country thinks of it than what the city thinks. The city does not think much.
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North Adams Massachusetts is a postindustrial
old factory town with little hope.
North Adams Massachusetts is a vibrant
center for the arts poised to take off.
Which of those two statements is true?
How about both?
North Adams is one of dozens of very
similar towns spread all across New England much like small Pennsylvania
manufacturing towns which were centered on steel, coal and railroads. Towns
like North Adams, Lowell, Pawtucket, and so on produced a broader range of
goods that supplied the world with textiles, clocks, brass, firearms and 20th
century electronic components.
For some time, the city of Pittsfield , in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts has had to contend with a decline in both employment in population, due to the shuttering of one of General Electric's main centers of activity. The legacy is also one ofbrownfields
still in rehabilitation.
This week, with a new mayor, and new examination of aholistic approach
as opposed to a series of "one offs" a concerned citizen and an UrbanToools director wrote a