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New The Independent Investor: The Cost of Rebuilding...

Sometimes a tragedy can bring people together. In the case of the devastating fire that swept Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, the world wept. But even before the fire was completely extinguished, the business community was already making plans to rebuild the 850-year-old edifice. click for more

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New MassWildlife Offers Tips for Dealing With...

A woman in Cambridge was recently injured when a flock of turkeys began pecking at her legs; aggressive turkeys have also been reported and recorded in recent years in Foxboro and Brookline. click for more

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Berkshires Beat: Humane Society Hosts Annual...

BHS Humane Heroes will volunteer at the event, hosting a canine snack station with homemade pupsicles and doggy ice cream. The Humane Hero program teaches children about animals and organizes group volunteer activities at the shelter and shelter events. click for more

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North Adams Happenings: April 17-23

Brought to you by:the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events click for more

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BCC Suspends Nursing Program For One Year

The decision is another blow hopefully a short-term one to nursing education in the region following the impending closure of Southern Vermont College. The associate's degree program will go on hiatus for first-year students in 2019 to address lingering issues and begin re-enrollment of new... click for more

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Lanesborough Selectmen Vote Down Police Station...

At about 7:30 Tuesday night Chairman of the three-member Board of Selectmen John Goerlach asked for a motion. And there was silence. The board had just spent an hour and a half critiquing a request for qualifications to find a firm to conduct a needs assessment and feasibility study for a Police... click for more

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Youth Center Inc. Moving to Former Cheshire School

Members of the Youth Center attended an informal selectmen's meeting Tuesday to sign a lease agreement for eight classrooms in the new section of the former elementary school. click for more

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Bellevue Cemetery Project Still on Track in Adams

The town will use more than $100,000 from the cemetery fund to overhaul the current structure at the cemetery in the town's south end. A smaller shed will also be purchased to accommodate cold storage. click for more


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Williamstown Planning Board to Look at Bylaws for...

The Planning Board has begun the process of studying bylaw changes that potentially could make farms more financially viable in the town.

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Pittsfield's Business Development Manager...

In less than 24 hours, Coakley presented to two different city boards on his work over the last year or so. The business manager is tasked with helping to bring companies to the city and helping local ones grow.

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Cutting Edge Fitness Celebrates Five Years

Aimee Sinopoli said it is always a challenge to own your own business but with over five years helping people along their fitness journey she still feels lucky.

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North Berkshire Coalition Forum Urged to Think...

Elena Traister, professor of environmental studies at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, got the ball rolling by reminding the audience of the importance of those "three Rs" - but also of their pitfalls.

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Windstorm Blows Through Berkshires

A severe storm system working its way along the East Coast blew through the Berkshires early Monday morning, taking down trees in several areas.

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Mount Greylock Committee at Standstill on...

The Mount Greylock School Committee for the second straight meeting failed to reach a decision on whether to accept the low bid to build a multipurpose building on the campus of the middle-high school.

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McCandless Shrinks Pittsfield School Budget...

Superintendent Jason McCandless is scaling back his budget request by about a half million dollars. McCandless said he had a meeting with Mayor Linda Tyer and Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood since revealing his initial request for a $3.4 million increase to the budget and the three agreed to a lesser number. Particularly, McCandless said the number of new positions, mostly new paraprofessionals, is being scaled back.

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Pittsfield Councilor Reignites School Buildings...

City Council President John Krol is pushing for the consolidation of the city's two high schools to be a top talking point in the upcoming election. Krol, who has said he is not seeking re-election, is pushing for the School Building Needs Commission to began looking at what to do with the city's school buildings. He also is glad to hear that school administrators are starting to take a closer look at the elementary schools.

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Adams Fire District to Decide on Full-Time Fire...

The proposed fiscal 2020 budget of $2,177,361 is down 21 percent from this year's budget of $2,777,800 but it does include the additions of a full-time fire chief position and a single full-time firefighter position.

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Cheshire May Build Hiking Shelter for Appalachian...

Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV told the Selectmen last week that he has met with community members to discuss locating a designated area for through-hikers in town.

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Waubeeka Golf Links Reopening Restaurant as Tavern...

The Tavern on 7 is opening at Waubeeka Golf Links and restaurant manager David Travisano wants everyone to feel welcome in the overhauled restaurant.

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Step Up For Kids Event Raises Awareness For Child...

The steps in front of City Hall on Friday were filled with 58 little pair of shoes, each one representing a child being abused in Berkshire County each month. The display was part of the 13th annual "Step Up For Kids," a presentation to rally support for efforts to combat child abuse. The annual event is put on each year by the Children's Trust to recognize child abuse prevention month in April.

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iBerkshiresTV Launches With Local News, Interviews

Here at iBerkshires, we are always open to trying new things. We know not everybody gets their news in the same manner. There are readers, there are listeners, and there are viewers. So, we're working on a new partnership with Clayson Creative to bring you a new way to get your news. We're introducing iBerkshiresTV.

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Holiday Hours: Patriots Day

Monday, April 15, is Patriots Day, a state holiday marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. The day is celebrated on the third Monday in April.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 12-18

Baby Animals Fest kicks off on Saturday at Hancock Shaker Village and runs through May 5. It's your chance to visit with the farm's piglets, lambs, calves, chicks and kids! Plus, enjoy special events throughout festival, like pony rides, face painting, games, music and more. This Saturday, the Village will hold a non-denominational Blessing of the Animals at 10:30 a.m.

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100 Days: An Interview With District Attorney...

It's been 100 days since the changing of the guard in the district attorney's office. Andrea Harrington defeated incumbent Paul Caccaviello in November with a message of reform and change. To a large crowd at the Berkshire Museum, she took the oath of office on Jan. 2 and so began a new day in that office.

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Cheshire Selectmen Review 2019 Draft Budget

The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday reviewed the $6,272,575 budget that is $179,119 more than fiscal 2019's $6,090,255 spending plan.

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Williamstown Planners Decline to Back Dwelling...

When the chair opened the meeting to comments from the floor, the discussion turned to the detached accessory dwelling unit bylaw the board developed throughout the 2018-19 meeting cycle.

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With Less Than A Year To Go, Officials Kickoff...

Local officials are calling for all hands to be on deck when the Census begins in 2020. State Rep. Paul Mark was joined by other local officials and representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau for a kickoff event calling for community assistance in trying to get the most accurate count of people living here.

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