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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 Football

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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@theMarket: Markets Have Best Week in Five Years

It wouldn't surprise me if stocks took a breather about now. A bout of profit-taking after the stupendous come-back we have had would be entirely reasonable. If the S&P 500 Index, for example, fell back 2-3 percent over the next week or so that would be healthy.

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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 Conservation Commission

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 Fund Transfer

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 Repair

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

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The Independent Investor: Time to Hedge Your Bets?

However, in a scenario where inflation expectations are rising, commodities do quite well, at least for a year or so before the Fed takes away the punch bowl by raising rates. When most investors fear inflation, they buy gold as a hedge. It has worked well through past cycles.

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Pittsfield Approves Cost of Living Adjustment For Management

The City Council approved providing a total of $40,000 worth of raises, or 1.5 percent increases for those two classes of employees, for both the current fiscal year and the last.

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Adams to Apply For Grant Funds For Memorial Building

After a public hearing Wednesday when Community Development Director Donna Cesan outlined the up to $550,000 grant, the Selectmen voted to go all in on the former school building this application cycle.

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Williamstown Planning Board Weighs Proposal for New Zoning Districts

The bylaw is the outcome of a year-long Planning Board study undertaken with a grant from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership that included community outreach sessions and sought to find ways to address the "missing middle" of housing options between detached single-family homes and large apartment complexes.

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PCTV Channels Moving, Pittsfield Joins Lawsuit Over Opioids

The cable company is moving Pittsfield Community Television's three channels Access Pittsfield, CityLink, and Pittsfield ETV from Channels 16,17, and 18 to 1301,1302, and 1303 on March 6.

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Pittsfield Man Arrested After Leaving Scene of Accident

Trevor Maffuccio was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle. Maffuccio was arraigned in Central Berkshire District Court.

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10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival Runs Feb. 15-25 in Pittsfield

Organized by the city of Pittsfield's Office of Cultural Development and Barrington Stage Company, the festival features 66 events in 12 different venues, highlighting dozens of artists, actors, musicians, playwrights and performers.

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Holiday Hours: Presidents Day

Washington's Birthday will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 19.

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Vote Delayed On Pittsfield's $74 Million Wastewater Upgrades

The administration is seeking authority to borrow the $74 million in an effort to comply with an EPA administrative order, which calls for significantly decreasing the amount of phosphorus, and aluminum treatment, released into the Housatonic River. The plan developed in consultation with Klienfelder also calls for a nitrogen optimization process.

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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 14-20

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Mount Greylock Move to New Academic Wing Pushed Back

The district's School Building Committee on Tuesday learned that the construction schedule is being adjusted to reflect the reality that the building will not be ready for occupancy during April recess, as planners originally hoped.

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North Adams Council Refers Pot Ordinance to Public Safety

Mayor Thomas Bernard is pushing to have the ordinance in place by April 1, when the state Cannabis Control Commission begins accepting the applications.

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