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Tax Credit Transparency Report – Top Firm 7th Year Running

Tax Credit Transparency Report – Top Firm 7th Year Running
Andover, MA – For an incredible seventh consecutive year, Cooperstown Environmental LLC is the top consulting firm in Massachusetts Brownfields Tax Credit awards, according to official statistics released by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR). Yet again, most recipients of the state’s Brownfield tax credit were clients of Cooperstown, as reported in the state’s recently-released 2017 Tax Credit Transparency Report. This annual report again shows that more than half of the approved applications were completed by the firm. This has been true every year since the state began releasing these statistics in 2011. Cooperstown’s market position as the top firm in the

Cooperstown Environmental LLC Adds to Consulting Team

Andover, MA – Cooperstown Environmental is pleased to announce that Mark Westervelt joined the company as Environmental Consultant. Mark most recently was a Vice President at Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for leading a global software development organization and held a Series 99 FINRA license. Mark is a graduate of Bentley University with degrees in Computer Information Systems and Management. Mark brings a wealth of talent to Cooperstown and has contributed senior-level expertise across a range of managerial functions such as employee development, process management, and project work. Outside of work, Mark has a range of interests. He is a certified

Inspiring Future Scientists & Environmental Professionals

Inspiring Future Scientists & Environmental Professionals
Cooperstown Environmental was pleased to have attended, for the sixth year in a row, the Mathematics & Science for Minority Students (MS2) career fair held this summer at Phillips Academy. Since 1977, MS2 has been bringing students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to Andover to spend their summers not only studying math and science, but also developing aspirations for their futures. This competitive and rigorous program is free of charge for all students selected. The Cooperstown Environmental contingent included Project Engineer Eric Andrews and Environmental Technician Eric Gulbicki. Cooperstown spoke with students at the MS² event about the opportunities available to them

CAM Hexavalent Chromium Sampling Protocol: Why Do I Need pH/ORP Data and What Do I Do with It?

CAM Hexavalent Chromium Sampling Protocol: Why Do I Need pH/ORP Data and What Do I Do with It?
Several years ago, MassDEP added a new analytical protocol to the Compendium of Analytical Methods (CAM) for proper sampling for hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) in soil, one that included a requirement to sample for pH and oxidation/reduction potential (ORP).  It appears that the reasons for these additional requirements may not be well understood by everyone in the regulated community, nor is the appropriate application of the pH/ORP data to the chromium data.  This article attempts to clarify these issues. The necessity of the new Cr VI sampling protocol really arises only in one fairly unique situation: when the matrix spike

Cooperstown Sharing Benefits of Corporate Tax Cuts with Employees

Cooperstown Sharing Benefits of Corporate Tax Cuts with Employees
Cooperstown Environmental LLC recently announced that it was joining the growing list of companies across the country that are taking steps to share the fruits of the recent tax reform passed by Congress with its employees. Specifically, as a Limited Liability Company (LLC), Cooperstown expects to benefit from the deduction allowed for pass-through entities. Cooperstown Managing Principal Susan D. Curtis told employees that the company, effective immediately, was doubling the company-paid contribution to each employee’s retirement saving account. Additional steps to increase compensation, increase benefits, and improvements are being contemplated as the specifics of the tax reduction measures become clear. Curtis explained “The
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