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Caccaviello Announces Write-In Campaign For District Attorney

The bell has been rung to start Round 2. Paul Caccaviello announced on Wednesday that he intends to run a write-in campaign for district attorney. The announcement comes two weeks after he lost the Democratic primary. Caccaviello released a statement confirming his intention to continue to seek the office of district attorney, however, was not available for further comment moments after releasing the statement.

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Greylock Thunder Softball Seeks Travel Team Coaches

The Greylock Thunder Travel Softball League is looking for experienced travel/ tournament coaches in the following divisions: U-10, U-12 & U-16.

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Marijuana Businesses Eyed For Former KFC — Again

The former Kentucky Fried Chicken on East Street is yet again eyed to be a marijuana facility. Just two years ago the Zoning Board of Appeals denied a permit for Happy Valley Compassion Center to operate a medical marijuana facility at the vacant restaurant. Now, Heka Health is proposing to use that and the neighboring Tailored Events properties for a recreational marijuana dispensary.

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Cheshire's Fiscal 2019 Tax Rate Down 6 Percent

The Selectmen held the annual tax classification hearing Tuesday with the Board of Assessors and were pleasantly surprised to hear that new growth in town has sent the tax rate south with an almost 6 percent decrease.

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North Adams Considering Consolidation of Recreation Boards

The parks commission oversees all the sports facilities and public parks in the city but not Windsor Lake or Historic Valley Campground. It also doesn't have much to do with the Armory or the Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink.

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Adams' Arianna Mazza Signs with Williams College Basketball Team

The Williams College women's basketball team became the ninth Eph team to draft a local child onto their roster through the Team Impact Program when they hosted a draft day signing party in the Al Shaw Basketball Offices on Tuesday.

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Williams Volleyball Tops Hamilton

The Williams College volleyball team won its first conference match at home this season on Tuesday night.

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Cumberland Farms Expects Spring Construction in North Adams

The project was awarded relief from the city's sign ordinance on Monday night and is expected to go before the City Council in October for approval of its underground fuel storage tanks. The company also plans to speak with the Traffic Commission about install a proposed crosswalk on Ashland Street near the Blackinton Street intersection.

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Merlins Abide at Spruces Park

I heard a deliberate outcry from above, and looked up to behold some large hawk-like birds swiftly flying between the tall spruces that punctuate the grassy meadow like solemn sentinels.

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Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC Continues to Expand With New Doctor

Dr. Gordon-Fogelson will be providing comprehensive OB/GYN services at Berkshire OB/GYN of BMC’s offices in Pittsfield and North Adams.

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Pittsfield Finalizes Plans For Clapp Park Renovations

A final design for more than a half million dollars worth of improvements to Clapp Park was finalized Monday. The Parks Commission gave its stamp of approval on the design crafted by Berkshire Design Group. The design, however, isn't entirely what parks officials had been hoping for when first crafted.

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Adams' Maple Grove Civic Club Turns 80

The club reconvened Sunday after its summer break and heard from member and local historian Eugene Michalenko, who gave a presentation on the club's history.

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North Adams Recognizes Child Cancer Month, Sandy Hook Promise

Mayor Thomas Bernard read two proclamations last week recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the city's participation in a weeklong program from the Sandy Hook Promise.

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State Officials Mark Boat Ramp Upgrades in Tyringham, Great Barrington

On the weekend, hundreds of boats take to Goose Pond. But in recent years, the boat access has been in poor condition. It was all gravel, was filled with holes, and when it rained, it all washed out. It was eroding away.

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Biz Briefs: Three Local Businesses To Be Celebrated For Growth

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center will celebrate three local small businesses that have received free counseling from the MSBDC and successfully acquired SBA financing to grow their business.

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Valhalla Eatery Opens Tuesday in Adams

Michael Kelly and Shane Doolan will bring food worthy of Odin to 85 Commercial St. with the new eatery Valhalla.

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Grown Sets 20th Annual Harvest Supper for Sept. 24

More than two dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers will be on-hand. The chefs will be serving a wide selection of tastings - all featuring fresh ingredients from local farms.

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Community Health Programs Names New Chief Communications Officer

Strickler has worked for Berkshire region nonprofit and for-profit organizations, focusing on strategic planning and marketing, brand management, and external relations.

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Gentrification Pops Up As North Berkshire Coalition Forum Topic

The word is being thrown around North Adams circles as more property is being bought and developed by "outsiders." Two recent projects included the development of the former Cariddi Mill into Greylock Works and the former Redwood Motel property in the Tourists resort.

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Mount Greylock Needs to Deal with Dirt Stockpile from Building Project

The committee kicked off its monthly meeting with a discussion about dirt, specifically, the large pile of earth to the south and west of the renovated school and how to dispose of it.

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Pittsfield Couple Expanding Gravesite Business

In her final days, Matthew Kudlate's grandmother mentioned that she regretted not getting to the cemetery to clean up the family plot. She was dying of cancer, one of five losses for Kudlate in recent years, and Kudlate and his cousin went the very next day to do it. And, that is when a new business idea set in.

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Lemme, Mumford Top Individuals at Josh Billings Triathlon

Kent Lemme and Heather Mumford were the ironman and ironwoman champions Sunday at the 42nd Josh Billings Triathlon.

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Williams Women's Tennis Wraps Up Morehouse Invitational

The Williams College women's tennis team wrapped up Day 3 of the Lindsay Morehouse Invitational, named for Eph and former women’s tennis captain Lindsay Morehouse, who was killed in the terrorist attack in New York City on Sept. 11.

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Cheshire Selectman Resigns To Apply For Town Administrator

The Selectmen read the resignation letter Tuesday from St. John, who was elected to the board in 2017 after representing the town for several years on the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee.

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McCann Honors Former School Committee Members

Mahar and O'Hearn, who both recently stepped down from the committee, were awarded plaques from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.