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Drug Take Back Box Locations

Do you have unwanted or out-of-date drugs in your home? Get them out of the medicine cabinet, away from children and potential abusers, and out of the environment. Thanks to Northwestern District Attorney Dave Sullivan and local police departments, you…

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Promoting Farm to Institution Relationships

FRCOG staff are working with the Franklin County Food Council and Greater Quabbin Food Alliance to increase the amount of local food used by institutional food services (schools and colleges, nursing homes, the jail, the hospital, etc.). This group held…

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Sunderland Housing Plan Updated

The Town of Sunderland, with assistance from the FRCOG, recently completed an update to the Sunderland Housing Plan. The plan was submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development in December for approval as the Town’s Housing Production Plan…

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Western Millers River Watershed LID Project

Stormwater runoff is the #1 cause of water pollution in Massachusetts and the rest of New England. In this era of increasingly extreme weather events, rainfall patterns are becoming more intense. For local towns in Franklin County, that means more…

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Procurement in Emergencies

While this winter has been very mild, the season always brings with it the increased possibility of the need for emergency repairs.  Here is a very short guide to handling some emergency issues that involve hiring contractors or equipment that…

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What is Mass in Motion?

Mass in Motion is a statewide movement that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living in the places people live, learn, work and play. Franklin County’s Mass in Motion initiative is part of the Communities That Care Coalition, which…

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Deerfield Industrial Park Economic Development Plan Updated

The Deerfield Economic Development Industrial Corporation (DEDIC) was established in 1977 to implement industrial activities in the Deerfield Industrial Park according to an Economic Development Plan (EDP). Since the establishment of the Park, the industrial and manufacturing sectors of the…

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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning

The Towns of Leyden, Rowe, and Wendell are currently developing Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plans with assistance from the FRCOG Planning Department through a grant from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The purpose of…

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