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North Adams Council Tosses Parking Ordinance

The City Council on Tuesday rejected a plan to put meters in the Central Street parking lot. The vote was unanimous; Councilor Ronald Boucher was absent. The ordinance, which would have made the Center Street parking fees the same as other spaces, had already been published and passed to a... click for more

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North Adams Police Seeking Information on...

The Police Department is asking for assistance in investigating a number of break-ins in the Church Street area after another home was robbed Tuesday afternoon. According to the department, it is working closely with the campus police at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Campus Police on... click for more

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North Adams Downtown Hosts Motorama This Weekend

The 6th annual Motorama will roar back into the city on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 9 to 3. Main, Holden and Eagle streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is welcome. click for more

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Q&A With MCLA President James Birge

Originally called the North Adams Normal School, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was founded to train public school teachers. True to that heritage, today's MCLA faculty members take seriously their role as educators. That is the message the college's 12th president received when he... click for more

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Lanesborough, Berkshire Mall Getting Closer to...

A settlement regarding the assessment of the Berkshire Mall may be near. The Baker Hill Road District's Prudential Committee held an emergency meeting with the Board of Selectmen Monday night, in which both boards discussed the current Appellate Tax Board cases between Berkshire Mall LLC. and... click for more

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Local Author Unveils Real Magic on Mount Greylock

Local author Kristen Demeo has written "Shrouded in The Mist" to show kids the facts behind the fictional Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry located on the summit of Mount Greylock. When Demeo heard that J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" book series, chose Mount Greylock... click for more

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MassDOT Moves Forward on All Electronic Tolling

MassDOT said that AET will "go live" on Oct. 28. The board approved toll demolition contracts, reviewed data security and retention proposals and instructed MassDOT to proceed with public hearings on proposed toll rates designed to be revenue neutral and minimize changes in toll charges for current... click for more

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Senator Warren Holding Presentation on 'America's...

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be at Berkshire Community College on Saturday for a public forum on "America's Agenda." Based on the PowerPoint presentation she made at the Democratic Convention last month in Philadelphia, the senator will look at "how the playing field got tilted against... click for more

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BHS to Close Walk-In Clinic at Pittsfield's Market...

Berkshire Health Systems says its new Urgent Care Facility on East Street is working so well that it's closing Walk-In Care Clinic inside the Market 32. The BHS Walk-In, located inside Market 32 near its Pharmacy, will close on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. The clinic will remain open for its... click for more


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Pittsfield Bans Circus...

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Future of WTBR-FM Remains Uncertain

The radio station "Brave FM," stationed at Taconic High School, was once under threat of being silenced because of budget and interest. It is now facing the challenge of the new high school project's impacts on the tower location.

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North Adams Council to Consider Buying Closed...

The city is considering a $1.5 million investment in purchasing a former anodizing plant to house all of its public service departments and equipment. The City Council on Tuesday will be presented with a request from the mayor to enter into a purchase-and-sales agreement for the former Aluminum Anodizing on Hodges Cross Road.

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Adams Fire District in Need of New Committee...

The Adams Fire District will hold a special election in October to fill an open Prudential Committee seat. Clerk and treasurer of the Adams Fire District Richard Kleiner said because a member of the Prudential Committee resigned, the district is in need of a new member to fill out the three-member committee for the two-year term.

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Women Team Up to Create Burial Gowns for Premature...

The wheels in her head turned, and using her own wedding gown to get started, she has teamed up with North Adams seamstress Tammy Lyn Annichiarico to begin “Peace by Piece Creations’ Angel Gowns of North Adams” to create free burial gowns for deceased premature infants.

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End of Session Review: Tricia Farley-Bouvier

The formal legislative session came to a close at the end of July and 3rd Berkshire Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier says the highlights of the two-year session include a massive opioid bill and energy policy. "Massachusetts will one again lead the nation when it comes to renewable energy with a requirement for procurement of big hydro, which will likely come from Canada or upstate New York, and excitingly off-shore wind which we will see being built out off the shores of southeastern Massachusetts

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North Adams Historical Society Remembers The Siege...

Local history buffs gathered at St. the Francis Indian Ledge on Massachusetts Avenue Saturday in observation of the 1746 siege of Fort Massachusetts by 900 French and Indians of the St. François tribe during the French and Indian wars.

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Race Honors Memory of Drury Grad’s Mother

For the record, Saturday’s race was won by Olivia’s cousin Jacob Leblanc, who covered the course in 17 minutes, 32 seconds, a 5:39 mile pace. The top woman in the field was 2016 Lenox High graduate and rising Williams College freshman Emily Tibbetts, who finished in 22:05.

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Two Pittsfield Teens Honored For Dedication To...

But they are important and the Pittsfield Prevention Partnerships wants them to know that. At Third Thursday, the organization presented two such youth with Say It Proud Awards, highlighting the accomplishments they have made through the Youth Alive drum corp.

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Mass Dairy Farmers Honor Rep. Mark As Legislator...

State Rep. Paul Mark was honored by the Massachusetts Association of Dairy Farmers as legislator of the year. At a picnic in Sunderland, Mark was given the award by MADF President Dave Shepard.

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BRPC To Towns: Consider Long-term Sustainability...

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is warning towns not to settle for internet which may not be fast enough in a few years. The relaunching of the Massachusetts Broadband Initiative comes with changes to the program which allows towns to craft individual plans for expanding broadband into unserved areas. That includes grants for cable companies to expand - such as Lanesborough, West Stockbridge, and Hinsdale - opted to do or expansion of a wireless system - like Middle

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EZ Pass Van Coming to 4-H Youth Fair

The fair is at the Berkshire County 4-H Fairgrounds on Utility Drive (Off Holmes Road), and the fair itself will run 9-5 and is free. The free transponders will be distributed for the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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Drury, Colegrove Principals Take New Roles

There are some staffing changes ahead for the North Adams Public Schools — including the search for a new principal for Drury High School. Colegrove Park Elementary School Principal Shelley Fachini is moving to special education, and Drury High Principal Amy Meehan will be replacing her at "Old Drury."

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Adams Man Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Quadlands...

David J. Taylor, 22, of Old Columbia Street in Adams pleaded not guilty on Thursday afternoon in Superior Court in Pittsfield of a single count of armed assault with intent to rob a person 60 years of age or older.

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Country-Rap Artist's Promoters Cause Complaints

A CD sales group notorious for its aggressive pitches raised eyebrows Wednesday when its bus entered town. Police were called Wednesday afternoon to tell the "Maverick Dirt Road Street Team" to stay out of the roundabout.

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The Independent Investor: Health Savings Accounts...

Does your employer offer a health savings plan? Many do, especially if your company's health insurance has a high deductible. If you aren't taking advantage of it, you should and here's why. Health Savings Accounts (HSA) were created as a way to help control rising health care costs. An HSA is an account, similar to a personal savings account or an IRA that you can open at work or on your own. Employers consider it a supplement to their high deductible employee health insurance plan (HDHP).

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Adams High School Class of 1951 Marks 65th Reunion

The Adams High School class of 1951 held its 65th reunion on Aug. 6 at Bass Water Grill.

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Democratic State Rep Candidates Debate Issues on...

The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for state representative clashed in the second debate before the primary Thursday morning during an hourlong debate on WTBR. John Krol, host of Good Morning Pittsfield, moderated the debate on his show in the Taconic High School studio Thursday morning between incumbent Tricia Farley-Bouvier and challenger Michael Bloomberg.

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Adams Alerts Win Three Parade Trophies

Alert Hose Company 1 participated in the Bennington (Vt.) Battle Days parade on Aug. 14 and were recognized for their appearance and apparatus.

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