After deciding last month to forgo a town meeting and adopt a 1/12th budget process for the short term, the Adams Board of Selectmen  Wednesday approved the first month's budget for the new fiscal year.
That figure will be forwarded the state's Department of Revenue for a final review and approval.
Just like its partner in the Hoosac Valley Regional School District, Cheshire, and the school district itself, Adams will wait for definitive state aid numbers from Boston before approving a hard budget. The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned wide speculation of revenue shortfalls in the commonwealth.
Whatever the final numbers end up at, Adams' leaders did not feel comfortable committing to a budget that ultimately it may not be able to afford.
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