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Final Steel Beam Placed On New Taconic High School...

The $120.8 million Taconic High School construction project hit another milestone Friday when workers placed the final steel beam on the structure. In a topping off ceremony, a construction tradition signifying the completion of the structure of the building, school and construction officials... click for more

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Williamstown Ambulance Service in Dire Straits,...

The town's ambulance service is in critical condition, officials told the Finance Committee on Wednesday. And if Village Ambulance does not receive town support, it likely will go out of business in the next six months, according to the president of its board of directors. click for more

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Williamstown Zoning Board OKs Main Street Hotel...

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday voted 5-0 to approve special permits to allow a 95-room hotel at the former site of the Grand Union at 430 Main St. (Route 2). Petitioner Navin Shah and his development team were back at Town Hall for a continuation of the ZBA's Dec. 15 hearing on his... click for more

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United Way, Habitat For Humanity Launch Free Tax...

It's coming up on tax time, a chance to catch up on bills, build a savings, or make investments. And there are community groups just waiting to help people with the filing. The Berkshire United Way and the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity have put together a pool of volunteers to help... click for more

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Adams Selectmen Vote to Euthanize Dangerous Dog

The Board of Selectmen voted on Wednesday to euthanize a dog that has attacked and bitten people over the last several years. The board went back and forth on different ways to restrain resident Sandy Spring's dog, described as a pitbull mix, but after classifying the dog as a dangerous... click for more

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Lanesborough Ambulance Presents Options For...

The Ambulance Squad has turned the call response around in the last three months and is looking to improve even more. The squad is ran through the Fire Department and on Tuesday fire and ambulance officials met with the Board of Selectmen to discuss long-term stability of the squad. click for more

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North Adams BMC Adds Cardiac Rehabilitation to...

The program, hosted in the new Northern Berkshire Specialty Practices of BMC on the first floor of the main building, opens on Thursday offering North County residents easier access to rehabilitation services. The announcement was made Wednesday at an open house event to show off the new suites and... click for more

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Pittsfield's Ladder Truck Has Returned To Service

The city's front-line ladder truck is back. Tower 1, which has been in Upstate New York for the last seven weeks or so has returned to service. When the truck had gone out for a routine maintenance, heavy corrosion was found underneath and it wouldn't pass a third-party inspection. It has been... click for more

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No Serious Injuries in Hoosac Valley Bus,...

No major injuries were reported after emergency services responded to an accident involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer truck on Route 116 on Wednesday morning "Essentially it was what it was but it could have been a lot worse," Police Chief Richard Tarsa said. "It had the potential to... click for more


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Mount Greylock Building Committee Applauds Staff's...

The Mount Greylock Regional School Building Committee last week took a break from talking about the district's future to recognize how its present staff is working diligently to help move the project forward. Robert Ericson, a Lanesborough selectman and former member of the School Committee who serves on the SBC's facilities working group, told his colleagues that he did not think people realized how much work Jesse Wirtes and the custodial crew do.

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Fifth Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest Theme: 'Trees...

Fifth grade classes from both public and private schools across the commonwealth are encouraged to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest by having the students create posters highlighting this year's theme, and then hosting a school poster contest. The winning poster from each school can then be submitted to the agency for review.

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2017 Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Theme Announced

The committee also has kicked off the fundraising drive for the 2017 parade. The committee is looking for corporate sponsors, small businesses and Berkshire County residents to help reach this year's goal of $85,000. Individual and corporate donation forms are also available on the website. Individuals may elect to donate online via Pay Pal.

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Williams Brings 'BioEyes' Back To Lanesborough...

It starts with a question: what do baby Zebrafish look like? Then observation, noting what adult Zebrafish look like and how they act Then a hypothesis, an educated guess on what the babies will look like. And finally, an experiment, breed the fish and see.

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Berkshire Planning Receives DLTA Funding To Help...

BRPC finally got its local assistance funding and more than 25 towns have requested help. The funding for District Local Technical Local Assistance program was questionable over the last few months as the state pondered budget cuts to address shortages of revenue. The state provides $2.8 million to regional planning committees to help towns with an array of planning projects.

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Lanesborough Elementary to Keep Narcan Kit in...

Yes. This is the world we live in. The School Committee on Thursday approved having a Narcan kit in the nurses office just in case an adult in the school overdoses on heroin. The kit is being provided by the District Attorney's office and schools throughout Berkshire County are receiving kits.

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Neal: Democratic Party Needs a 'Reset'

The Democratic Party can't "sugarcoat" its disastrous results in November, says U.S. Rep. Richard Neal. And the pain lies deeper than the loss of the presidency and failure to make inroads in the Republican-controlled Congress.

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Neal Visits Hoosac Valley, Says Will Attend...

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal says he will attend Friday's presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump. The Springfield Democrat and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter told students at Hoosac Valley High School on Tuesday morning that while disappointed with the results of the election, he felt it important to be at the transition of power.

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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Speaking at MCLA...

This year's keynote speaker will be U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement who, as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups to organize the 1963 March on Washington. Lewis will receive an honorary doctor of public service.

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North Adams Library Trustees To Address Building...

The library trustees plan to meet with the city administration to go over some maintenance concerns. Library Director Mindy Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that the city is now completely in charge of addressing structural issues with the library.

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Cariddi Updates Maple Grove Civic Club Legislative...

State Rep. Gailanne Cariddi updated the Maple Grove Civic Club on some of the work she has done in 2016 and what she plans to advocate for in 2017. At the club's monthly meeting Sunday at the PNA, the North Adams Democrat spoke of her goals for the upcoming year and fielded some of the membership's question.

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Four Towns Sharing Economic Development Planner

BRPC is looking to "rapidly expand" a shared economic planner job. Four towns, Hinsdale, Great Barrington, Clarksburg, and Lanesborough, had signed onto a project to bring on a full-time economic development specialist. William Compton was hired for the position and now splits his time working with the various communities.

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King, Kingdom of God Remembered at Williams

Attendees at Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at Williams College were reminded of King's humanity and the divine message he preached. Williams junior Naomi Francois of the school's Black Campus Ministries group told the crowd gathered in the Paresky Center that, as a Christian, she was offended by the way the name Christian is co-opted by people in who society who are anything but.

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Late Don Quinn Kelley Presented MLK Peacemaker...

The late Don Quinn Kelley, historian and documentarian, had long been involved in social justice and community empowerment. Mayor Richard Alcombright described him as the type of person who was always looking for ways to help people, state Sen. Adam Hinds as someone who exemplified the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "march toward equal justice, the march toward fulfilling our cherished principles and fundamentals for this country."

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Berkshires Beat: OLLI Opens Spring Classes

There is no educational requirement for joining OLLI, just a love of learning for the sake of learning. The classes have no tests, no grades and no required homework.

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Williamstown Planners Seek Public Input on Housing...

The Planning Board has opened a months-long effort to gather public feedback about potentially changing zoning bylaws to open up options for new housing.The Planning Board has opened a months-long effort to gather public feedback about potentially changing zoning bylaws to open up options for new housing. Working with a grant from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, the board has created a website to collect public comments and plans at least two public events to solicit input the first

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Cheshire to Pursue Blight Removal Grant

The Selectmen have agreed to apply for a District Local Technical Assistance through the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to identify processes and possible funding to remove dilapidated homes. Town Administrator Mark Webber recommended to the board last week that they team up with Hinsdale and through BRPC apply for a grant that will provide guidance to remove blight in the community.

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North Adams Third-Graders Get Free Swimming...

All North Adams third-graders will be provided free swim lessons through a donation from All Saints Episcopal Church and the Northern Berkshire Family YMCA. According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death to children ages 1 through 14.

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Multiple Towns Battle Blaze in Pittsfield...

Multiple towns joined Pittsfield Fire early Sunday morning to combat a blaze in a multi-family building on Dalton Avenue. Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski said a family of five was taken to Berkshire Medical Center for smoke inhalation during the blaze which completely destroyed the apartment building.

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