Natural Resources Conservation Service Survey and Meeting

On September 29 at 12:00 noon, the Natural Resources Conservation Service will host a statewide Local Working Group meeting over Zoom. Please note: even if you cannot attend the meeting, you can make your voice heard by filling out the NRCS survey, linked below.

MassDOT Launches Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT’s) Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan update, Beyond Mobility, recently launched. Beyond Mobility will set the direction of future capital planning and program sizing

PILOT Programs Undermined by Lack of Funding and Tax Rulings, Report Finds

A recent report by State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump pointed out that the Commonwealth’s payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program for state-owned lands (SOL) is underfunded and disproportionately disadvantages smaller, rural communities in favor of larger, wealthier communities.