1. Environmental bond bill could extend Western Massachusetts bike paths, fix water and sewer...

    Environmental bond bill could extend Western Massachusetts bike paths, fix water and sewer...

    Western Massachusetts could see an infusion of public dollars for capital projects under a $2 billion environmental bond bill passed by the state Senate last week. Wish-list amendments to the bill, successfully tacked on by the region's senators, include extending bike paths, upgrading water and sewer plants, fixing dams and reservoirs, cleaning up lakes and rivers, boosting outdoor recreation and improving urban parks.

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    1. My goal was to secure capital support to maintain and repair local culverts and dams, protect the region's lakes, ponds, and natural resources, and continue our efforts to promote Western Mass as a major destination for outdoor recreation activities.
    2. Rosenberg's chief of staff, Rosalie Acosta, reached out to us, and I provided her with a list of some of our capital priorities.
    3. These improvements are worthy projects that will improve the quality of life for our residents, and I hope Gov. Baker releases the funds to make them happen.
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