Massachusetts Recovery Update

Week of May 22, 2011

Quote of the Week:

This is consistent with the philosophy of the Governor's administration to focus on renewable energy."

Pittsfield Mayor James Ruberto, on the stimulus-funded energy efficiency projects at his city's wastewater treatment plants. It is estimated that the energy upgrades will account for over 75 percent of the plant's energy demands.


photo: Mary Margaret Moore FACES OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"We are showing how a little bit of money can have a positive impact on the community."

Mary Margaret Moore, executive Director of the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, on the stimulus-funded All People Accessible Business project, which her organization developed to help local businesses be more accessible to people with disabilities.



YOUR RECOVERY DOLLARS AT WORK: NEWS & UPDATES

Don't Miss Out: Recovery & Reinvestment blog: The impact of stimulus: It goes on and on and on Read more.


Stimulus-funded Chickatawbut Hill Solar Installation at Blue Hills Reservation comes online

photo: Ashland Solar Project
A multi-site solar photovoltaic array project at Department of Conservation and Recreation's (DCR) Blue Hills Reservation was completed. Operation of the solar array will eliminate DCR's cost for electric utilities at the Norman Smith Environmental Education Center on Chickatawbut Hill and the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. The solar project was funded through the federal Clean Renewable Energy Bonds and the Recovery Act. Read more.



Stimulus Stories: A city embraces energy efficiency - with help from stimulus

photo: Pittsfield Solar Project
The city of Pittsfield is determined to become a model of energy efficiency - and it is the stimulus program that is helping them work towards that goal. A $7.3 million stimulus award enabled a massive solar project to get built at the city's wastewater treatment plant and that in combination with other stimulus-funded energy efficiency projects will ultimately cover over 75 percent of the plant's energy demands. Read more and don't miss <em>iBerkshires'</em> coverage of the project.


WHAT RECOVERY CAN DO FOR YOU: JOB & CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

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FEATURED JOB OF THE WEEK: Regional Literacy Lead

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FEATURED CONTRACT OF THE WEEK: Exterior Lighting - Massachusetts Bay Community College

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