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New The Independent Investor: Is America Back in the...

Yet, there were some among us, call them entrepreneurs, visionaries or just good businessmen, that still believed in space. But in addition, they believed that there were economic possibilities in pursuing space. People like Elon Musk (the electric car guy) who was willing to go where others feared... click for more

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Snowfall Predictions: Did You Think It Was Spring?...

It was a mini summer vacation day and a couple cafes dug out their outdoor seating, coats and scarfs were tossed to the side, and motorcycles pulled out of garages. All with inches of dirty snow still lining parking lots and roadways. click for more

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Adams Businessman Arraigned in Pedestrian Death

Sookey was arraigned on single counts of leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident and of misleading, impeding and obstructing a police investigation. click for more

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Berkshire Athenaeum Collects PJs Through Boston...

Blades, the Boston Bruins mascot, made an appearance at the Berkshire Athenaeum on Tuesday. Oh, and the commonwealth's first lady Lauren Baker was there too. click for more

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Conceptual Plans For Pittsfield Dog Park Created,...

The city will apply for grant funds to design a dog park next month. The Parks Commission gave its approval of a preliminary design crafted by Berkshire Design Group. The plans call for two areas - one for small dogs and one for all dogs - with walking paths, mounds for dogs to run up and down,... click for more

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Adams Changing Budget Hearings to Previous...

Former Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco had initiated the joint public hearings held at the Visitors Center during his three-year tenure and greatly condensed the budget process. Department heads presented their budgets via PowerPoint and the public was encouraged to attend and ask questions. click for more

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Pittsfield Considers Capping Marijuana...

The city is considering capping the number of marijuana retailers at 10. The Department of Community Development has proposed zoning regulations to guide where an establishment can go. Those regulations would cap the number of retailers at 10, three more than the required minimum. click for more

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Bernard Wants to Write a New Story for North Adams...

Mayor Thomas Bernard wants North Adams to write a new story not one that defines it by its problems but rather by its potential. That was theme of the new mayor's first "State of the City" address on Tuesday night. Given barely six weeks after his inuagural speech on Jan. 1, the State of the... click for more

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Local Christian Lecture Series Focuses on Role of...

The idea has particular resonance for Christians during Lent, the 40-day period of penitence and conversion when Christians prepare for Easter Sunday. The six weeks commemorate the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert prior to his public ministry, according to the Bible. click for more


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Berkshires Beat: Grazie, Mingo's Take Top Honors...

Voters were asked to rank their top three favorite, though many just picked one. Competitors were awarded three points for every first-place mark, two points for each second-place mark, and one point for every third-place mark.

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North Adams First-Graders Send Textbooks to Kenya

The project started back in November when Patenaude and Thomas found out that the curriculum was being updated, leaving a bunch of old textbooks with no home.

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North Adams Public Services Settling Into New...

The move has apparently led some residents to think they have to travel to Hodges Cross Road to do business. But nothing has changed, said officials, and any payments (such as for water bills or cemetery lots) can be made directly to the treasurer in City Hall.

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PCTV Submits Proposal To Manage WTBR, The Brave FM

Pittsfield Community Television wants to turn WTBR into a community radio station. The local public access television organization has put forth a proposal to take over management of The Brave FM. The radio station is set to take on a new life with the demolition of the current school. For nearly four years school officials have been looking for partners to develop a plan to keep the station alive.

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Pittsfield Police Seeking Information on Gas...

Police are seeking information on an armed robbery that occurred at a Wahconah Street gas station on Saturday night.

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Adams Library Trustees Trying to Collect Stray...

The trustees found that the fund owns 2,852 shares of Bank of America that is worth $91,834. The library has been getting dividends and interest from that account and the smaller account of $7,700.

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Pittsfield Eyes Repairs To Taconic Track, Baseball...

A small working group has been getting cost estimates for every thing they'd like to do and determined to focus priority on those particular upgrades. Broken down, it is estimated that repairing the track would cost $31,250, $84,700 would be the cost to replace fencing around the track, $59,150 for fencing around the baseball and soccer fields, and $31,250 for a new backstop and dugout.

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Pittsfield Health Director Concerned With Plastic...

The petition, filed by the Green Commission and local attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo, is before the City Council now. It would place a ban on certain single-use plastic bags mostly the plastic bags used for groceries at the supermarket. But the enforcement of that falls on the Board of Health, which says it wouldn't be able to do regular inspections.

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McCann Robotics Team Going to State Competition

The McCann Technical School students have been busy the past few weeks perfecting their champion robot "Bucket O' Bolts."

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Winter Carnival Draws Families to Springside Park

Snow problem. There wasn't any. But that didn't stop the Springside Conversancy from hosting a winter carnival to bring families out to the park. A few dozen families found their way to Springside Park Saturday afternoon for a series of games and competition.

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Lanesborough Selectmen Discuss Safety of Youth...

As more and more information is learned about brain injuries and football, Selectman Robert Ericson is questioning whether the town should change the sport for the town's youth. "The CTE, degenerative brain disease, is happening more and more. It is a direct result of a game where kids, especially young children, get banged around a lot. Is there a way we can make football a little safer for our children?" Ericson questioned. "Is it time that we, as adults, start to look at the safety and lon

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Adams Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run

Police say 85-year-old Theresa Marby of 43 Spring St. was found lying in the middle of the road at about 9:30 a.m. and was taken to Berkshire Medical Center in North Adams, where she was pronounced dead.

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Superior Court Briefs: Feb. 9 - Feb. 14

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WinterFest Set for Saturday in North Adams

Due to expected warmer weather and rain this week, Sunday's activities at Windsor Lake have been cancelled for this year's event.

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Snowfall Predictions: Saturday Night Snow

But alas, a winter storm is moving into the Northeast on Saturday night, bringing with the potential of 3 to 6 inches of snow in Berkshire County, according to AccuWeather, which is putting the probability of snow at around 50 percent.

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Williamstown Zoning Board Demands Verizon Go to...

After 90 minutes of testimony in a public hearing continued from December, the ZBA voted unanimously to require the petitioner to make a formal request to the Con Comm, which has jurisdiction over the park, located across the Taconic Trail (Route 2) from site where Verizon seeks special permits to erect a 100-foot monopole tower.

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BRPC to Choose New Executive Director Next Week

A search committee conducted its interviews for the three finalists for the position on Thursday and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will pick Nathaniel Karns' successor next week. Karns is retiring from the job after 23 years. He was just the second executive director since the commission was formed in 1967.

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Adams Finance Committee Approve Warrant, Reserve...

The committee went through and approved eight warrant articles Thursday for special town meeting, many that will put the town in line with Municipal Modernization Act

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Clarksburg Opens Bids for Gleason Street Culvert...

Town officials on Wednesday opened six bids for repairs to a 200-foot culvert that has failed near Gleason Street.

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