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North Adams Extends Due Dates for City Bills

The City of North Adams will extend due dates on real estate and personal property bills, motor vehicle excise bills, water and sewer bills, and exemption and deferral applications until June 1, 2020. These extensions apply regardless of the due date printed on the bills. click for more

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The Independent Investor: How the CARE Act Changes...

Listen up, big changes have just occurred because of the newly passed CARE Act. Aside from the "free money" that 90 percent of Americans are expecting, important changes to your retirement accounts have been passed. These changes can save you a bundle in taxes while providing instant cash relief,... click for more

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Williams College Cancels Commencement, Reunion...

Mandel announced that members of the Class of 2020 will receive a survey seeking their ideas about alternative ways to celebrate their graduation from the liberal arts college. click for more

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Covid-19 Briefs April 3: BRTA Modifies Bus Routes

The Elizabeth Freeman Center, the county's provider of services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, is still operating but the is concerned about the decline in requests for help. click for more

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Roots Rising Launching Virtual Farmers Market

The online store features a variety of vendors and is open to all local residents. Those who have SNAP benefits or those who have recently lost their jobs or are facing economic hardship from the pandemic are eligible for $30 a week in free food from the Virtual Farmers Market. click for more

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Vermont Veterans Home Hosts Vehicle Parade on...

On Saturday at the Vermont Veterans Home, many local vets will be on the sidelines as the facility invites friends, family and members of the public to the home's first Vehicle Parade. click for more

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Legislators Continue to Plug Away at Budget,...

Barrett said despite a "dramatic" loss in state revenues because of the economic slowdown resulting from social distancing measures in place to slow the coronavirus's spread, the federal stimulus package should help. click for more

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One Million N95 Masks Headed for Massachusetts

The first shipment is expected to arrive Thursday night with the rest to follow shortly afterward, Gov. Charlie Baker said at Thursday's COVID-19 briefing. click for more

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 3-9

While we all do what we can to stop the spread of Covid-19, Cultural Pittsfield will offer weekly guides featuring online events and information. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email cultural@pittsfieldch.com. Thank you and be well! click for more


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Williamstown's Images Cinema Offers Movies at Home...

Movie houses have not given up on trying to beat ‘em. But in the age of COVID-19, it cannot hurt to join them. … At least temporarily.

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The last day to take out papers for the eight offices on the town election ballot is Friday, April 3.

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Mount Greylock Continues Teacher Talks Over Remote...

Districts statewide are closed through at least May 4 by order of the governor. Last week, the commissioner of education advised school officials to implement remote learning plans to continue students' education during the closure.

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The city owns more than 200 pieces of property, ranging from City Hall to the Windsor Mill to vacant lots taken in tax title.

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Williamstown Con Comm OKs Route 43 Paving Project

The portion of the highway in question, known as Green River Road, runs along the river from Five Corners intersection with Route 7 north and east to Hopper Road.

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Tyer Asks Kids to Participate in Coloring Book...

The mayor shared a video on her Facebook page Monday asking the city's children to print out a Crayola coloring page, color it, write a message on it, and then post a photo of their work under the video.

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Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday that he is extending the order closing non-essential businesses and his stay-at-home advisory for residents of the commonwealth through May 4.

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Kim and James Taylor have donated $350,000 to Berkshire Medical Center to bolster the hospital's efforts in fighting the ongoing battle to stop COVID-19.

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