The Massachusetts Department of Transportation as part of the planning for a major highway project in western Massachusetts is surveying commuters.
MassDOT wants to hear from people who travel on Interstate 91 to find out daily routes, arrival and departure times and parking locations. It is part of the planning for the 3-year $260 million reconstruction of the elevated portion of the highway through downtown Springfield. Springfield Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Cuiffreda says the online survey is a good first step toward minimizing traffic problems.
With the explosion of the craft beverage industry, advocates for economic development in Washington and Warren Counties are planning this summer to launch a regional tour as a means of connecting more tourists with locally made beer, wines, and other specialty beverages.
John Davidson, co-owner of Davidson Brothers Brewing Co., announced this week the company produced the first brew from its new 22,000-square foot facility in Queensbury.
“Fifty barrels of our signature IPA that we brewed 17 years ago downtown,” said Davidson.