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Cheshire To Make Decision On Dam Removal

The town will make a decision on whether or not to use state funds to remove the Kitchen Brook Dam. Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that the state Division of Ecological Restoration is ready to begin the process of removing the dam but needs direction from the town. click for more

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Pittsfield Wrapping Up Summer Recreation Programs,...

The Parks Department is looking for another program for the fall now that the NFL stopped the Punt, Pass, and Kick program. The program had been sponsored by the National Football League since 1961 and was a youth football competition. In the spring the NFL affiliate USA Football voted to end... click for more

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NBCC Distributes Nearly 300 Backpacks Filled With...

The crowd lined up at the door to the former Sleepy's couldn't wait to get inside and start picking out — school supplies. Thursday was the fourth year of the Backpacked to Success back to school program hosted by The Family Place and Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. click for more

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Veterans Rucking Across The State For Suicide...

On average 20 veterans a day commit suicide. "Veterans are about 6 percent of the population but they are 20 percent of the suicide rate right now. That is something we as a community, we as veterans, we as active service members, can all work on to help those veterans as they transition back... click for more

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Pittsfield Has Questions, But Optimistic About...

City leaders still have an array of questions to ask of the Berkshire County Educational Task Forces' goal of a single district for the entire county. But, they remain optimistic that even asking those questions and having that conversation will lead to increased shared services. click for more

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Eclipse Mill Pottery Exhibit Offers Art You Can...

The group exhibition at the Eclipse Mill curated by potters Gail and Phil Sellers and Arthur De Bow, gallery manager at MCLA Gallery 51, features more than two dozen artists who sculpt functional art out of clay. click for more

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Clarksburg School Building Committee Learns Impact...

The Clarksburg School renovation and expansion is projected to add between $3.20 and $3.25 per $1,000 of valuation to the tax bill, but the town administrator said there are things that will mitigate that impact. The School Building Committee met Tuesday to discuss the financing of the project... click for more

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North Adams Man Accused of Stabbing Pizza Driver...

A North Adams man accused of stabbing a 50-year-old Domino's delivery driver and trying to rob him of money was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court. click for more


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Crumbling of Slavery in Massachusetts Celebrated...

On Sunday, Aug. 20, The Trustees of Reservations will host a day of activities to celebrate the story of Elizabeth Freeman at the Ashley House in Sheffield. Activities will include guided tours of the Ashley House and a performance by storyteller and actress Tammy Denease, with her dramatic re-telling of "Mumbet's Story."

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Pittsfield Man Injured After Firework Explodes In...

A city man was taken to the hospital after a large firework blew up in his hand. Police say at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday a 911 caller reported hearing "a loud bang and someone outside the residence yelling" on View Street. First responders found a 33-year-old man with severe injuries to his hand.

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North Adams Schools Set Opening Day 2017

Elementary and high school students in Grades K-8, and Drury students newly transferring from another school, will begin school on Thursday, Aug. 31.

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Cheshire's Sand Mill Road Bridge To Be Replaced By...

The state intends to replace the Sand Mill Road Bridge. Highway Superintendent Blair Crane told the Selectmen on Tuesday that the state Department of Transportation has slated it to be done in fiscal 2022.

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Lanesborough Undecided On Appointing Emergency...

Fire Chief Charlie Durfee says he's essentially been performing the role of emergency management director, but without the title. Now that Director Charles Garrity has resigned from the position, Durfee, who had been the alternative, moves into the job title on an interim basis. But the Board of Selectmen don't want to appoint him to the role.

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North Adams Committee Recommends Resolution on...

The request for a resolution was brought forth by Council President Benjamin Lamb on behalf of Vincent Melito, a resident and former councilor. Melito is also soliciting support from other communities in the Berkshires and the Clarksburg Select Board determined last week that any resolution should be put to a town meeting vote.

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Williamstown Con Comm OKs Culvert Replacement

The Conservation Commission on Thursday OK'd Williams College's plan to replace the culvert that carries Christmas Brook under downtown, and the panel took its first look at the final plans for the new Williams Inn. The culvert replacement project will replace an existing, undersized pipe with a conduit that is at least 5 feet by 12 feet and hopefully eliminate the flooding that occurs during heavy rain events.

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Pittsfield Anti-Crime Unit Arrests Man on Drug,...

The city's Anti-Crime Unit arrested a Stockbridge man on Monday on drug and firearms charges. According to police, police officers in plainclothes encountered William Lacy, 26, walking in the area of Center and Bradford streets.

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Wrestling Company In Time Crunch to Get Permits to...

Truly Independent Wrestling is having trouble settling into its new home. The fairly recently formed company is planning to hold monthly wrestling shows and hold workshops teaching the sports entertainment. The independent promoters formed last year and held shows in Pittsfield. Recently, they signed a lease at the Berkshire Mall, utilizing space of the former Old Navy store.

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Williamstown Weighs Timing of Vote on Retail Pot...

Now that the commonwealth has legislation in place to regulate the recreational marijuana industry, it is up to the Board of Selectmen whether it wants to ask town voters about banning production and sales of the drug in town.

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North Adams Planners OK Porches Inn Structure

The Planning Board on Monday gave final approval for the Porches Inn to construct a new building where its patrons can have breakfast. The inn, operating as Berkshire Hills Development Co. LLC, purchased four parcels along Veazie Street and plans to demolish two buildings on them to make room for the gathering center.

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Dalton Events to Mark Appalachian Trail Community...

The town of Dalton become the third Appalachian Trail Community in the state on Saturday with a celebration including hikes, music and a cookout.

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North Adams Downtown Celebration Set for Wednesday

Downtown Celebration is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, MountainOne, and the city of North Adams. This event is free and open to the public. In the case of inclement weather, there will be an announcement on Wednesday morning to use the rain date of Thursday, Aug. 17.

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Berkshires Beat: Naumkeag Celebrates New...

The evening featured the celebration of the construction of the new Naumkeag greenhouse complex in Fletcher Steele and Mabel Choate's historic and recently restored gardens as well as the launch of Naumkeag’s new flower fields.

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North County Teens Honored for Summer Employment...

Odell, about to enter his senior year at McCann Technical School, said after the ceremony that he didn't blow anything up - though he admitted he "almost" did during the 125 hours he spent taking two college course and working at MCLA through the North Adams Summer Youth Works Program and the sister Summer Academy Program, which provides income-eligible youth ages 14 to 21 with subsidized summer employment experiences in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.

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Entrepreneurs Make Pitches at Lever Demo Day

Networking is a big part of the mission of Lever, which "supports local economic development by creating and growing enterprises that leverage local assets, including the talents of young people from our region's colleges," according to its website.

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Adams ZBA Approves Duke's Gravel Pit Appeal

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week granted John Duquette, owner of Duke's Sand & Gravel, an administrative appeal of the building inspector's citations against his operations. During a near three hour and at times combative meeting on Tuesday, the ZBA voted 3-1 to grant Duquette his appeal that will lift the cease-and-desist order in a portion of his pit and not mandate any remediation.

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Hundreds Rally in Williamstown to Stand With...

Within 24 hours of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., more than 300 area residents circled Field Park to protest the actions of white supremacists. The gathering swiftly organized by Greylock Together was one of nearly 800 known rallies across the nation, including one at Park Square in Pittsfield by the Four Freedoms Coalition.

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BCAC Opens Doors, Builds Collaboration

When it comes to addressing poverty, BCAC knows it can't solve it alone. Berkshire Community Action Council is the county's federally designed anti-poverty agency and provides an array of programming to help low income individuals. But, it isn't able to provide every single need some one has to get out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. So, they've reached out to the organizations who can fill those gaps.

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