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FRCOG Bike Breakfast to Celebrate Bay State Bike Month

May is Bay State Bike Month. Check out what is happening here.

The FRCOG will host a Bike Breakfast on Tuesday, May 26th, 2022, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the John W. Olver Transit Center, 12 Olive Street, Greenfield, MA. Stop by during your morning commute or ride for coffee, juice, light breakfast snacks, and conversation. The Franklin Regional Transit Authority will have one of its new buses there so you can try loading your bike on the rack. We will also be displaying our bike safety posters that feature local bicyclists.

Bike Breakfast Flyer

The FCTPO has released the Draft FFY 2022-2027 TIP for a 21-day public review and comment period

The FCTPO has released the Draft FFY 2022-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for a 21-day public review and comment period. The Draft FFY 2023-2027 TIP will be available for public comments from Wednesday, May 4, through Thursday, May 25, 2022. Comments may be submitted in writing to lscarbrough@frcog.org or mailed to Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA  01301. The Draft documents are available for review at the links below.

Franklin 2023-2027 TIP Narrative DRAFT
Franklin 2023-2027 TIP Highway Project List DRAFT
Franklin 2023-2027 TIP Transit Project List DRAFT

The FCTPO has released Amendment 2 to the FFY 2022 TIP for public review and comment

The FCTPO has released Amendment 2 to the FFY 2022 Transportation Improvement Program Highway Project list for a 21-day public review and comment period. Amendment #2 will be available for public comments from Wednesday, May 4 through Thursday, May 25, 2022. Comments may be submitted in writing to lscarbrough@frcog.org or mailed to Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA  01301.

2022 TIP Highway Amendment 2 Summary
Franklin 2022-2026 TIP Highway Project List Amendment 2 DRAFT

FCTPO releases draft 2023 UPWP for public review

The Franklin County Transportation Planning Organization (FCTPO) released a Draft 2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for a 21-day public review and comment period. The draft UPWP is available for public comments from Wednesday, May 4, through Thursday, May 25, 2022. Comments may be submitted in writing to mrhodes@frcog.org or mailed to Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA  01301.

Franklin 2023 UPWP draft

It’s MUD SEASON! Tell us about your Dirt/Gravel Roads!

It’s MUD SEASON! Tell us about your Dirt/Gravel Roads!

The FRCOG is working with Rep. Natalie Blais to better understand the conditions of our communities’ unpaved roads and the effort/cost that goes into their maintenance and repair every year. To help with this effort, the FRCOG has created an interactive online map in which anyone can add points to show the location of known issue spots on your dirt/gravel roads: https://tinyurl.com/3ydvt2d6.

Mark the map with locations that have reoccurring maintenance issues or that are in need of repair.   You can also upload photos and details.

Your input will help State Rep. Blais make her case in Boston about the needed funding for Western Mass unpaved roads!  For more information, contact Senior Transportation & Land Use Planner, Megan Rhodes at mrhodes@frcog.org or (413) 774-3167 x132.

 

Massachusetts Climate Change Assessment: Project introduction and statewide climate impacts

Register for one of four climate conversations to join a statewide conversation on climate change impacts – such as extreme heat and flooding – affecting you, your families, and your community. The MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs is hosting these conversations to inform the 2022 Massachusetts Climate Change Assessment. Your feedback will be used to inform how the state prioritizes actions to address these challenges as part of the upcoming 2022 State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan (for more information and to view the 2018 Plan, visit: https://resilientma.org/home.html)

The 4 upcoming conversation sessions are scheduled for

  • 3/1/22 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 3/3/22 – 1:00 p.m.
  • 3/8/22 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 3/9/22 – 6:00  p.m.

Register for any of the four choices at: https://bit.ly/3JmIu2S

View the flyer: English
View the flyer: Spanish

CPHS Public Health Nurses Announce Walk-In Wellness Clinics

Lisa White and Meg Ryan, Public Health Nurses at the Cooperative Public Health Service Health District announce an updated schedule of Walk-In Wellness Clinics across the district.

Services available to member town residents include:

  • Preventative and diagnostic health screenings
  • Flu and COVID vaccinations
  • Individualized help managing chronic health conditions
  • Tools for medication self-management (medication calendars, files of life, pill sorters)
  • Mercury thermometer & sharps disposal and container exchange (collaboration with Franklin Cty Solid Waste Mgmt. District)
  • Home visits available to residents in need

Flyers for printing and sharing:

Schedule of Clinics:

  • Ashfield: First Congregational Church: first Food Pantry Tuesday each month 2 pm-4 pm (February 8, March 8, April 5)
  • Bernardston:  currently on hiatus
  • Charlemont: 2nd Tuesday 10:30-12. Federated Church, 3rd Tuesday 4-5:30 during Good Neighbors Food Distribution
  • Conway:   1st Friday 9 am to noon. Conway Town Hall,  home visits following.
  • Deerfield:  Weekly, Wednesdays 10 am to 2 pm, Nurses’ office, Town Offices.
  • Erving:  1st Tuesday 9-11.   Erving Senior/Community Center.
  • Gill:  2nd Fridays, 10 to noon, Stoughton Place  Community Room.
  • Rowe: 4th Monday 10 am-12 pm , Town Hall
  • Shelburne:  4th Tuesday  10:30 am to noon, The Senior Center

Meg Ryan, RN, BSN, CPHS Public Health Nurse at the Franklin Regional Council of Governments. (Photo credit: Recorder)

Lisa White, PhD, RN, CPHS Public Health Nurse at the Franklin Regional Council of Governments.