Alford Road paving project

Road Work AheadAccording to the Berkshire Edge, Great Barrington’s Alford Road paving project will begin on Monday, October 26, weather permitting. After more than a decade of extreme deterioration and Great Barrington’s fruitless patching efforts, Alford Road will finally be resurfaced from the Alford town line to Castle Hill Avenue. Resurfacing work will start on Alford Road on Monday at the intersection of Seekonk Road and will progress towards the Alford town line over two days, followed by paving from Castle Hill Avenue to the Alford town line the following week. Two-way traffic flow on Alford Road will remain throughout the project, with police details directing traffic around the work area. The paving of Taconic Avenue from Castle Hill Avenue to the Railroad bridge at St. James Place won’t begin until spring 2016, where speed monitoring signs and stop signs will also be installed to reduce speeding.

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More road work on West Road

Road Work AheadThe Highway Department will be paving the surface on West Road Tuesday October 13th and Wednesday October 14th. Expect delays and please drive safely.

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Road work on West Road

Road Work AheadThe Highway Department will be reclaiming the surface on West Road Thursday October 8th and Friday October 9th. Expect delays and please drive safely.

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Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation

The Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation Corp is available to all Alford residents who are disabled or are 65 years of age or older. Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. Please download the SBETC 2015 PDF for more information.

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Thank you from the Alford Historic District

The Alford Historic District Commission wishes to thank residents who attended the Inside/Out event on Saturday, 19th September, making it such a memorable afternoon. Our goal was to raise awareness of the uniqueness of the Town Center, and the importance of maintaining these beautiful historic buildings. We were thrilled with the turnout (over 100 attendees), with the perfect weather and with the interest generated by the afternoon’s activities.

There was standing-room-only for the history presentation by Sue Kormanik, and an eager crowd following architect Michael Lynch as he outlined the history of 18 th &19th century American architecture and placed the Alford Historic District’s three buildings within that context. All this accompanied by the gentle background music of the period provided by Aldo Lavaggi of The Berkshire Strings.

A video interview of long-time residents Bill Milligan and Laura Tucker was a highlight of the event. Bill and Laura were both in attendance, as were three others who had attended the school in the 30’s and 50’s. Historic ledgers were on display, and the second floor of the Town Hall was opened to small groups. You can download the Alford Historic District Event 09-19-2015 PDF to see images and more information about the day’s activities.

Our sincere thanks to all the volunteers who so graciously helped out on Saturday, and to community businesses that donated their skills and services, contributing to such a successful day!


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