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Six Candidates Emerge for Vacant Mount Greylock...

The Mount Greylock School Committee and select boards from Williamstown and Lanesborough will have at least six candidates to choose from to fill a vacant seat on the School Committee. click for more

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Adams Hears From Another Potential Marijuana...

Another marijuana grow facility was proposed to the Selectmen, however, it would require some bylaw changes. click for more

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Pittsfield Highlight Employees' Work Through Photo...

When people think about "the city" or "the government" images of politicians, the pillars at city hall, or a badge jumps into their mind. They don't necessarily see the city as being made up of individuals, humans, who have regular lives just like anyone else doing jobs just like themselves. click for more

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Adams To Consider 30 Articles At Monday's Town...

Town meeting will be asked to consider 30 articles Monday. The annual town meeting convenes Monday, June, 24 at 7 p.m. It will be held in the Hoosac Valley Elementary Shcool auditorium. click for more

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Sosne Appointed Executive Director Of Berkshire...

The Berkshire Innovation Center has a new leader. Ben Sosne is taking over as the executive director as the opening of the BIC at the William Stanley Business Park inches closer. Sosne replaces Scott Longley, who served as the executive director during the construction. click for more

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Summer is Coming: Be Patient

We've been getting whiplash with this last-spring weather for sure. click for more

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Mazzeo Launches Bid For Pittsfield Mayor

This past winter Melissa Mazzeo was being asked about piles of salt being left on the side of the roads. The small trucks weren't working properly. She said she talked to the commissioner about it but didn't really have any authority to do anything about it. And now, the city's budget is some... click for more

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B&B Micro Manufacturing Receive State Tax Credit

B&B was one of 12 companies in the state to receive the award and partner Jason Koperniak said he was excited to take advantage of an initiative that will help continue to stabilize the young business. click for more

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North Adams Happenings June 19-25

Beginning on Thursday, June 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Artsí (MCLA) DownStreet Artís 2019 (DSA) season will feature new artists, new events, and new collaborations. click for more


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Adams Man Facing Charges...

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Pittsfield Looks to Strengthen Rules on Park...

The Parks Commission is looking to strengthen the rules for both park and conservation areas. The city recently saw large groups of youth causing mayhem in Springside Park by fighting and using air rifles. The city is now added language to specifically outlaw those and BB guns to strengthen Police authority to enforce the rules.

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The Independent Investor: Why FHA Loans Are so...

More and more seniors are forced to turn to using their dwelling as an asset of last resort. The use of reverse mortgages to make ends meet is becoming increasingly popular. And here is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to an FHA loan.

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Thompson Charged With Vehicular Homicide

He is charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and a marked lanes violation in the death of Steven Fortier, 49.

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Clarksburg Begins Search for Town Administrator

The town of Clarksburg will begin the search for a new town administrator within the next week but the Select Board is keeping an option to hire for two part-time positions: a town administrator and a grant writer.

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Cheshire Receives $10,000 Senior Grant

The town has received a $10,000 AARP grant to support age-friendly activities and purchases.

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Greylock Reaffirms Commitment to Serve Latino...

Nancy Gomez arrived in American in the fall of 2017 with a dream for her family to own their own home. She came from Columbia with her husband, three children, and pregnant. In a new country, the financial system was intimidating. But she had gained some confidence through places like the Family Resource Center, the Elizabeth Freeman Center, Manos Unidas, Working Cities, and Habitat for Humanity and eventually, walked into Greylock Federal Credit Union to meet with the credit union's Communi

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North Adams Parks Commission Hears Plea for...

The Parks and Recreation Commission is open to benches at River Grove Park and a have a simple solution to prevent Kemp Park from going to the dogs.

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Restoration of Springside Pond Plan Moves To...

The design efforts to restore the Springside Pond is entering the permitting phase. Parks and Open Spaces Manager Jim McGrath updated the Parks Commission on Tuesday about the progress and said the city will be seeking permits from the Conservation Commission in the coming weeks. However, the project itself is going to be costly and a funding source has not been identified.

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North Adams School Officials Give Superintendent...

The School Committee on Tuesday gave high marks to the superintendent as she completes her third year leading the North Adams Public Schools.

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Mount Greylock Committee Hears Concerns About Turf...

The Mount Greylock School Committee last week declined to slow plans for installing an artificial turf field at the middle-high school.

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Hubbard Wins Lanesborough Board of Selectmen Seat

Gordon Hubbard will join the Board of Selectmen after defeating Robert Ericson on Tuesday. Hubbard reeled in 269 votes to Ericson's 114. Hubbard is the owner of the Mount Greylock Campsite Park and campaigned on his wide-ranging experience in teaching, school administration, volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical technician, and now as a business owner running a "mini-village" that is the campgrounds.

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Three Berkshires Women Named 'Unsung Heroines'

State Sen. Adam G. Hinds nominated Donna Cesan for this recognition because of her dedication to community, having served as Community Development Director and interim Town Administrator for the town of Adams for 19 years.

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Two Pittsfield Firefighters Resign After Residency...

Two newly hired firefighters resigned after it was found they had falsely claimed residency to get a boost in the Civil Service exam. The Civil Service Commission called for an investigation into the matter after a bypass appeal was filed late last fall. Justin Brady had taken the exam but did not get the job. He filed a grievance with the Civil Service Commission claiming three candidates - Lucas Perry, Jonathan LaCasse, and Nicholas Amuso - above him did not qualify for the residency prefer

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Adams-Cheshire Starts Two-Pronged Search for...

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee on Monday voted to hire an interim superintendent and simultaneously conduct a permanent superintendent search.

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Farley-Bouvier, Hinds Chat Environmental Issues...

The state hopes to see more renewable energy from solar and thus incentives solar development. However, the way the programs are currently established, the solar often comes at the expense of cutting trees. "We have perverse incentives for solar. It is cheaper for a developer to come in and cut down a whole bunch of trees to do something for the environment," state Rep. Farley-Bouvier said.

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Third Man Charged In January Murder In Pittsfield

A third man has been charged in the killing of 18-year-old Jaden Salois in January. Dasean Smith, 21, is now charged with murder, carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. Judge Mark Mason ordered him to be held without bail.

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Adams Man Facing Charges Related to 2 Break-ins

Police arrested have arrested an Adams man thought to be connected to two break-ins earlier this month.

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Herberg Set to Take on Ambitious Improvement Plan...

Thanks to a $900,000 state grant, Herberg Middle School is poised to vastly improve the academics in the building. Herberg has had low scores on state assessments leading it into "turnaround status" and Principal Martin McEvoy and Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning Lisa Lesser crafted an ambitious plan to change those results. Earlier this month, the state not only approved the plan but also awarded $900,000 over the next three years to implement it.

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Clarksburg Still Hoping for State Funds Toward...

School and town officials have reached out the state in hopes of getting some funding to do more for the building but those efforts have so far been unsuccessful.

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Berkshires Beat: BNRC Upgrades Popular Trails for...

Similar upgrades have also been completed at 16 other BNRC trail sites across Berkshire County. All 54 BNRC reserves are open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk, free of charge.

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