Legal Notices – Week of 02/03/17

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Trial Court
Probate and Family Court
44 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Docket No. BE16P0221EA

INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE

Estate of: Raymond J Choquette
Date of Death: April 2, 2016

To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Laurie Basinait of Copake, NY and Kimberly Choquette of San Luis Obispo, CA, a Will has been admitted to informal probate Laurie Basinait of Copake, NY and Kimberly Choquette of San Luis Obispo, CA have been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond.

The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the petitioner.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Trial Court
Probate and Family Court
44 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Docket No. BE17P0034GD
Citation Giving Notice of Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Incapacitated Person Pursuant to C.L. c. 190B §5-304

In the matter of Frances Sheldon
Of: Great Barrington, MA

RESPONDENT
Alleged Incapacitated Person

To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Timberlyn Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Great Barrington in the above captioned matter alleging that Frances Sheldon is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Zachary Sheldon of Hudson, NY and Stephanie Carr of Warrington, PA be appointed as Co-Guardians with the authority to admit Respondent to a nursing facility and to treat Respondent with antipsychotic medication in accordance with a treatment plan and to serve without Surety on the bond.

The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority.

You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 02/16/2017. This day is not a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date.

Further Notice on Hearing: A status conference has been scheduled for February 17,2017 at 2:00 p.m., and trial has been rescheduled for March 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at 44 Bank Row, Pittsfield, MA 01201, to be attended by the respondent, his counsel, the petitioners and other interested persons who file appearances herein.

Important Notice: The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense.
Date: January 18, 2017
Francis B. Marinaro
Register of Probate

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EGREMONT CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Egremont Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, February 9, at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 271 Rt. 71, on a Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) by John P. Battaglia, 66 Prospect Lake Rd., for deck replacement work occurring with the 50-ft. Wetlands buffer zone. Filing may be viewed at Town Hall weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. and at http:​/​​/​masspublicnotices.org​/​.
Bill Tynan
ECC Chairman

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MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS PROGRAM
“Notice of License Application” pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91
Waterways License Application Number W13-3827
Applicant: Lawrence Gresty
NOTIFICATION DATE: Friday February 10, 2017

Public notice is hereby given of the “Simplified License BRP WW06 Self Licensing Package” by Lawrence Gresty to maintain a dock accessory to a residential use at 14 Big Island, also known as Assessor’s Map 12A, Lot 14, in the municipality of Otis, in and over the waters of Big Pond, a Commonwealth-designated Great Pond. The proposed project has been determined to be water-dependent.

The Department may conduct a public hearing in order to receive information to be used in its decision on whether to grant a Waterways License pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 91.

The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways License Application received by close-of-business on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Public Comments Deadline. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Program by the Public Comments Deadline will result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing in accordance with 310 CMR 9.13(4)(c).

Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Program at 413-755-2138. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below.

Written comments must be addressed to:
David Cameron
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Western Region-Waterways Program
436 Dwight Street
Springfield, MA 01103

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Great Barrington Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Town Hall, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA, to act on the special permit application of Donald R. Torrico, Applicant on behalf of Owners Big Dream Partners, LLC, 1 Monarch Place Suite 1900, Springfield, MA 01144, for a multi-family use in the existing buildings and exterior alterations in the Village Center Overlay District at 400 Main Street, Great Barrington, in accordance with Sections 3.1.4 E(1), 7.2 and 10.4 of the Great Barrington Zoning Bylaw. A copy of the application is available in the Town Clerk’s office for viewing during business hours.
Sean Stanton, Chair

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Great Barrington Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:10 PM at Town Hall, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA, to act on the special permit application of Green Houses Partners LLC to extend the B3 zone regulations 50 feet into the abutting R1B zone at 27 Humphrey Street, Great Barrington, in accordance with Sections 2.5 and 10.4 of the Great Barrington Zoning Bylaw. A copy of the application is available in the Town Clerk’s office for viewing during business hours.
Sean Stanton, Chair

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TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON TREE WARDEN
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), Chapter 87, Public Shade Tree Law, Section 3 (Cutting of Public Shade Trees; Hearing; Damages), the Town of Great Barrington Tree Warden will hold a Public Hearing regarding an application from National Grid to remove or prune public shade trees on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Barrington Town Hall, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.

The program included a tree-by-tree hazard assessment of public and private trees, along the main three-phase lines which serve the community. The work is recommended to remove hazard trees and prune for additional clearance in order to reduce tree outage problems affecting large numbers of customers served by these main lines. National Grid’s arborists have identified one hundred twenty six (126) town trees for removal along town roads. Town trees designated for removal have been posted with a notice of public hearing in the field.

The roads with town trees affected by the program are: Division Street, Park Street, Old Stockbridge Road, State Road and Lake Buel Road.

A complete list of town trees designated for removal or pruning including information about the location, size and species of the affected trees and the reason for work proposed, is available weekdays from the Town Hall, Library and Highway Department during normal business hours.
Michael Peretti
Tree Warden

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Town of Monterey will hold a public hearing on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. at Monterey Town Hall to discuss the FY17 Community Development Strategy being prepared in anticipation of submitting a Community Development Block Grant. All are welcome and will be heard. For information contact Alice Boyd, grant writer, at 413-258-7055.

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Public Pole Hearing
February 14, 2017

In accordance with the provisions of Section 22, Chapter 166, of the Massachusetts General Laws, you are hereby notified that a public hearing will be held at

Otis Town Hall
1 North Main Road
Otis, MA
Conference Room
February 14, 2017 7:00 pm

This will be regarding petition 4A0FQ7E of Verizon New England to erect three poles with wires and fixtures on Algerie Road near Birch and Aspen Drives.

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Town of Sheffield
Notice of Public Hearing

The Sheffield Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., 1st floor meeting room, Town Hall, 21 Depot Square, regarding a Request for Determination of Applicability, filed by Laurence and Diane Halloran for property on 52 Cedar Street, Sheffield, in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 131, sec. 40. The purpose of the hearing is to gather information regarding the proposed project: To upgrade subsurface sewage disposal system.

The intention of the applicant will be discussed in compliance with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act.

Donald Ward, III, Chairman

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CDBG PUBLIC HEARING
The Town of Monterey Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at Monterey Town Hall on Tuesday February 21, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. to discuss the FY17 CDBG application to include housing rehabilitation for income eligible residents and landlords. All Monterey residents are welcome to attend and will be heard. For information contact Alice Boyd at 413-258-7055.

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