Hilltown Families


Free Coffee & Open Conversation To further his goal of being fully accessible to constituents residing in all 48 communities of his district, state Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) will bring his Coffee & Conversation program to the outer reaches of the district and visit Huntington on Friday, April 16th. Downing hosts Coffee & Conversation – open public forums in rotating towns across his Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin Senate District – on… Read More

Free Coffee & Open Conversation Downing Hosts an Open Meeting at Ashfield Town Hall on January 15th On Friday, January 15th, state Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) will host Coffee & Conversation at Ashfield Town Hall, located at 412 Main Street from 10:00am-11:30am. During that time, Downing will provide free coffee and be available for open, unscripted conversation to those interested in meeting with their state senator face-to-face. To further his goal… Read More

Clean Energy Choice Grants Awarded to Green Leading Communities Today, State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D – Pittsfield) announces Clean Energy Choice Grants awarded to the Towns of  Williamsburg and Williamstown by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust. The grants, totaling $70,076, help fund solar projects which further the Commonwealth’s clean energy goals. “Recently state policymakers set dramatic renewable energy goals for the Commonwealth,” said Downing. “I am pleased these two communities chose… Read More

SENATE PASSES BROADBAND STIMULUS BILL Steps Taken to Ensure Massachusetts is Eligible for Maximum Amount of Federal Funding to Support Broadband Deployment Initiatives Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) announces today the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives passed legislation enabling the Commonwealth to take full advantage of federal stimulus funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for broadband deployment initiatives. Downing, a major proponent of legislation in 2008 establishing… Read More

Downing & Kulik Announce Funding for a Renewable Energy Site Survey at New Hingham Regional Elementary School in Chesterfield, MA State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) and State Representative Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington) are pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Renewable Energy Trust (RET) has awarded up to $5,600 in funding for a Municipal Site Survey of a proposed wind site at the New Hingham Regional Elementary School in Chesterfield, MA…. Read More

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