Adams is mourning the loss of Selectman James Bush, who died Tuesday.
Bush was a longtime civic activist, volunteering his time as Santa Claus during the holidays, organizing boat parades on Cheshire Reservoir, and founding the town's Fallen Heroes Project.
Bush, a retired analyst at Specialty Minerals, was overwhelmingly elected to the Board of Selectmen back in 2018 and was vice chairman at the time of his death.
Bush had thrown himself into community work after his retirement, working — mostly quietly — with groups ranging from seniors to local youth. This past January, he was honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award
at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalitions' annual Day of Service.