1. Hampshire Council of Governments saves money for members through joint purchasing

    Hampshire Council of Governments saves money for members through joint purchasing

    Communities in the four Western Massachusetts counties found there is strength in unity, saving nearly $1 million by purchasing goods and services recently through the Hampshire Council of Governments. Working cooperatively with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning
    Commission and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District, the council, which has 15 member communities in Hampshire Country, saved an average of 48 percent by bidding on behalf of 116 police, fire and school department, according to executive assistant Lydia King.

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