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Egremont flag presented at the Massachusetts State House
June 18, 2013

BOSTON – This morning State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D- Pittsfield) and State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli (D- Lenox) presented the Town of Egremont’s new, official flag to Bureau of State Office Buildings (BSB) Superintendent Tammy Kraus at the Massachusetts State House.
 
 
 
Once properly cataloged by BSB, Egremont’s flag will be added to the impressive display of municipal flags in the Great Hall to be admired by all State House visitors.
 
The Great Hall of Flags serves as the largest function room in the Massachusetts State House. Two decades ago BSB began collecting flags from the 351 Commonwealth communities in order to display them throughout the Great Hall, thereby improving the acoustics of the room. Officials are seeking to complete the collection in time for the 20th anniversary of the program, which will be celebrated in June 2014.
 
The last eleven towns in Downing’s Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden district without a flag in the Great Hall are Alford, Hawley, Middlefield, New Ashford, Plainfield, Savoy, Westhampton, West Stockbridge, Williamsburg, Williamstown and Windsor. Residents or officials seeking information on creating a flag are encouraged to contact the Senator’s State House office.
 
 


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