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Downing Announces Updated Local Aid Figures
October 07, 2011

Additional $1.5M to be distributed to local communities by month’s end
 
Boston As part of closing the Commonwealth’s books for Fiscal Year 2011, an additional $65 million in unrestricted local aid will be distributed to cities and towns statewide, State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D- Pittsfield) announced today. Authorized in section 198 of the Fiscal Year 2012 General Appropriations Act (Ch. 68 of the Acts of 2011), the money will be distributed to ensure that no city or town receives less in direct aid than it received in Fiscal Year 2011.
 
“This additional payment represents a commitment my colleagues and I made to our communities back home during the Senate’s budget debate in the spring to provide as much Local Aid support as possible this fiscal year,” said Downing. “I hope this additional funding will help cities and towns advance projects and provide local services this year.”
 
An additional $1.5 million will be distributed to the 48 western communities of Downing’s Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin Senate District. The payments will be made by the State Comptroller by October 31, 2011. 
 
Additional payments to the cities and towns of the Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin Senate District are as follows:
 
Municipality
FY12 UGGA
Additional FY12 UGGA
ADAMS                        
1,837,004
143,175
ALFORD                      
11,011
858
ASHFIELD                    
145,672
11,354
BECKET                      
71,258
5,554
CHARLEMONT                  
137,157
10,690
CHESHIRE                    
482,025
37,569
CHESTERFIELD                
108,334
8,444
CLARKSBURG                  
285,445
22,247
CONWAY                      
140,234
10,930
CUMMINGTON                  
65,458
5,102
DALTON                      
892,749
69,580
EGREMONT                     
49,508
3,859
FLORIDA                     
39,056
3,044
GOSHEN                      
62,773
4,893
GREAT BARRINGTON            
595,495
46,413
HANCOCK                     
44,301
3,453
HAWLEY                      
33,958
2,647
HEATH                        
65,651
5,117
HINSDALE                    
174,710
13,617
HUNTINGTON                  
270,427
21,077
LANESBOROUGH                
270,670
21,096
LEE                         
488,670
38,087
LENOX                       
418,241
32,597
MIDDLEFIELD                 
41,714
3,251
MONROE                      
14,428
1,124
MONTEREY                    
36,279
2,828
MOUNT WASHINGTON            
23,522
1,833
NEW ASHFORD                 
15,938
1,242
NEW MARLBOROUGH             
45,953
3,582
NORTH ADAMS                 
3,481,174
271,321
OTIS                        
28,541
2,224
PERU                        
89,614
6,984
PITTSFIELD                  
6,774,785
528,023
PLAINFIELD                  
39,366
3,068
RICHMOND                     
84,892
6,617
ROWE                        
3,091
241
SANDISFIELD                 
27,191
2,119
SAVOY                       
90,917
7,086
SHEFFIELD                   
191,163
14,899
STOCKBRIDGE                 
78,217
6,096
TYRINGHAM                   
9,963
776
WASHINGTON                  
74,114
5,776
WEST STOCKBRIDGE            
76,294
5,946
WESTHAMPTON                 
113,705
8,862
WILLIAMSBURG                
237,562
18,516
WILLIAMSTOWN                
749,163
58,389
WINDSOR                     
81,486
6,351
WORTHINGTON                 
98,563
7,682


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