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The Independent Investor: Intellectual Property...

The message was clear if you want to do business in China and sell to our billions of consumers, in exchange, we want to understand, learn, and license the intellectual property behind your products. click for more

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 24-30

Meet professional fitness trainers and local health experts, learn about local health and sports clubs, get your blood pressure tested, participate in various workshops, and sample healthy food and drink. Holiday Inn & Suites, 2-5 p.m. click for more

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Adams Gets Good News on Tax Collection Rates

The Selectmen had asked Treasurer/Tax Collector Kelly Rice for a general health check of the town's collection progress at a meeting earlier this month and were pleased to hear her say on Wednesday that the numbers are generally positive. click for more

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Approve New Veterans...

The Parks Commission has signed off on an Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial monument to be installed in Veterans Way Park. click for more

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Hoosac Elementary Principal Invites Selectmen to...

The Selectmen were invited to spend some time at Hoosac Valley Elementary School in Adams. click for more

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Pittsfield Panel Continues Marijuana Zoning...

The Community Development Board continued a hearing giving it more time to consider a zoning amendment that would essentially eliminate outdoor marijuana cultivation in residential neighborhoods. click for more

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North Adams Councilors Tour Sullivan School

The Finance Committee took a tour of the building on Tuesday afternoon to get a better sense of the condition of the J. Stanley Sullivan Elementary School as the City Council has been weighing an offer on the property made more than two months ago. click for more

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Governor Baker Delivers 2020 State of the...

Gov. Charlie Baker delivered his State of the Commonwealth address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday night. click for more

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North Adams WinterFest Celebration Seeks...

The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 people - locals and visitors alike - to downtown North Adams. click for more


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Adams Looks to Spur...

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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 22-28

February 1 - North Adams Farmers Market Indoor Monthly Market 9AM - 1PM at the Green, 85 Main Street, Suite 105. Baked goods, preserves, jams, honey, syrup, eggs, cheeses, and meats! We accept SNAP and double benefits up to $15 per market!We also accept, HIP, credit, debit, and cash. More information.

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Housing, Jobs and Transportation Top County Needs

Food insecurity, housing, child care, education, financial literacy, and substance abuse were among the subjects of the poverty forum sponsored by the Berkshire Community Action Council and hosted at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Friday morning.

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Pittsfield ZBA Continues Seymour Street Marijuana...

The brief meeting on Wednesday was to act on the request of proposed indoor marijuana cultivators who asked to continue the hearing until February.

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Arrest Made in Adams Gas Station Armed Robbery

A North Adams man was arrested over the weekend for the armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station on Dec. 26, 2019.

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North Berkshire MLK Committee Recognizes Adams...

This year's awardee is Adams Selectman James "Jim" Bush, whose name will join his 26 predecessors on the plaque.

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No One Injured in Readsboro Roll Over

A New York City man avoided injury when his Infiniti rolled over on Route 8 on Monday morning.

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Williamstown Planning Board Weighing New Pot Bylaw

The Planning Board last week heard from several residents who want it to prohibit outdoor production of marijuana in the language of an updated bylaw the board intends to send to May's annual town meeting.

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Pittsfield City Councilor Brings 16 Petitions to...

Newly elected Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio started his term with a slate of 16 petitions ranging from simple municipal updates to new initiatives.

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Williamstown DPW Worker Rescued in Snowplow...

A Department of Public Works employee was treated and released from the hospital Sunday morning after his snow plow went off the road and down an embankment in South Williamstown, police said Sunday afternoon.

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Veteran Spotlight: Marine Cpl. Keil Did Tour in...

Mitchell Keil served his country from 2006 to 2010 in the Marine Corps. A graduate of Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, he was sent to basic training at the famed Parris Island in North Carolina.

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Pittsfield Public Works Subcommittee Recommend...

The proposed five-year dual stream contract with the DEP and WM Recycle America would designate the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility as the city's recycling processing facility as it has done for the past two decades.

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Williamstown Told to Monitor Sewer Inflow

The town has been issued an administrative consent order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to comply with federal standards.

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Adams Looks to Spur Development Through Zoning...

The initiative to revamp the town's zoning practices is another effort to stem the rise of property taxes and lessen the financial burden on homeowners.

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10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Returns in February

The expanded 9th annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to cure those winter blues this February with a new emphasis on outdoor recreation.

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Mount Greylock Committee Meets Award Winners,...

The Renzi Award, first given in 1986, honors the legacy of former teacher, principal and superintendent Helen Renzi.

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Pittsfield Receives Insurance Grant to Inspect...

The city received a $10,000 grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association to inspect all playgrounds and provide inspection trainings.

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The Independent Investor: Can We Afford 4 More...

After almost three years of threats, bluster and on-again-off-again tariffs, we are right back where we were before Donald Trump was elected.

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BHS, Williams College Collaborate on Retail...

The Williamstown Apothecary is scheduled to open in early spring, following the completion of renovations to the property being undertaken by Berkshire Health Systems and municipal permitting.

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Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 20.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 17-23

Berkshire Community College honors one of America's greatest heroes by giving back to the community at its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, taking place in the Connector building at BCC's main campus on Monday, Jan. 20 and co-sponsored by the NAACP-Berkshire County Branch.

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