Easthampton Field Trip
Thanks to Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and the team from Easthampton for a great field trip this past Friday. We had a great day learning about what’s happening in Easthampton, and sharing ideas about building our cultural districts, downtown and neighborhood development, adaptive reuse, planning and zoning priorities, and inclusive redevelopment, among other topics - and we ended up the day with a great ride along the bike trail using Valley Bike Share pedal assist bikes.
One thing that stood out as a strength in both North Adams and Easthampton is the importance and the power of collaboration in moving things forward. It’s clear we have a lot in common and a lot that each of our communities can learn from each other. I’m looking forward to hosting a reciprocal visit to North Adams soon. -TWB