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Yola Esther Developer Settles With State, Asks Pittsfield to Accept Roads

The developers of the Yola Esther subdivision are again asking the city to accept the three streets - Kara, Giovina, and Karen - after reaching an agreement with the state Architectural Access Board.

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North Adams Airport OKs Hangar Space for Kelly

The commission agreed to give Taconic Aviation owner Alex Kelly, a convicted rapist, permission to continue using the office space but after the vote, attendees railed against the commission and Kelly.

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Lanesborough Ousts Reilly, Jones In Annual Town Election

Longtime moderator Robert Reilly and Finance Committee Chairman Ray Jones were both ousted from their seats in town government during Tuesday's election.

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Berkshire Mayors Call for Action on Border Separation of Families

The mayors of Pittsfield and North Adams are adding their voices to calls to rescind a "zero-tolerance" policy decision by the U.S. Department of Justice that has resulted in the separation of children from families attempting to cross the border illegally or requesting asylum.

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Mohawk Theater Ideas Run From Go-Karts to Arts Performance Training Center

Those ideas and more were part of the out-of-the-box thinking at a forum Monday night to gather community feedback on possible uses for the long vacant Main Street movie house.

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38 Graduate From The Adult Learning Center

Ckahlysia Walker's grandmother was pretty much destined to fail. It was some 60 years old in South Carolina when she found out she was pregnant in an environment rigged against her. She hadn't finished high school. She moved to New Jersey, started her family there, and ultimately got a job she could work at for 30 years.

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Adams Town Meeting Opts For Higher Administrator Salary Range

During Monday's annual town meeting, the 104 present members out 150 passed the bulk of the 25 articles in the first few minutes of the meeting that lasted just over an hour. However, they pumped the brakes on Article 6, the town administrator salary, which narrowly passed with 17 votes.

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Williams Hosts South Science Building Open House

The $66 million structure that's been rising off Walden Street for nearly two years was opened to the public for two hours last Wednesday evening.

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Berkshire Country Day School Holds Grade 8 Awards Ceremony

Berkshire Country Day School, an independent school for students in preschool through ninth grade, celebrated its seventh- and eighth-graders at an awards and end-of-year closing ceremony held Wednesday, June 13.

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Environmental Bond Bill Contains Earmarks for Dalton, Hinsdale

H.4559 allocates $1 million for the removal of hazardous materials and cleanup at the old Dalton High School site; $500,000 for flood and drainage improvements surrounding the Skyline Trail in the town of Hinsdale; and $500,000 for pond dredging and safety improvements at Highland Park in the city of Greenfield.

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State House Passes Act That Helps Preserve Family Farms

H.3915, An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms, would change the method for assessment of the estate tax valuation for agricultural land. Pignatelli, of Lenox, worked with Hogan to include the agricultural estate tax reform bill as part of a larger environmental bond bill that seeks to address the commonwealth's climate change preparedness and response plans.

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BCC Announces Spring Semester Dean's List

To be eligible for the list, full-time students must have declared a major; completed a minimum of 12 non-repeated, traditionally graded credit hours during the spring semester; and achieved a 3.250 to 3.749 grade point average for honors, or a 3.750 to 4.000 grade point average for high honors

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BArT Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Students who earned 80 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "Honors." Students who earned 90 percent or above in all of their classes received the distinction of "High Honors."

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Berkshires Beat: Tickets on Sale for Lions Circus

The Dalton Lions Club are now selling tickets for its annual circus, the 25th year it has brought America's oldest performing art to Dalton.

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Be Safe When the Temperatures Soar

"It's important for everyone to realize that warm weather can be dangerous," said Holly Grant, regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. "The Red Cross has steps you can follow to make sure you and your loved ones are protected when hot weather hits your area."

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Biz Briefs: Tunnel City Hosts Art Show Through End of June

The show runs until the end of June 2018 and combines bright, surreal paintings with color-rich rural photography.

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Pittsfield Schools Considering Future Consolidations

The most recent high water mark for enrollment in the Pittsfield Public Schools was 7,000 students in 1996. That number is down to 5,491. Schools like Morningside had 658 students then and now have just 374. Conte had 540 and now has 367. Reid Middle School had 803 students compared to 552 today.

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SteepleCats Drop Another At Home

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Active Summer of Major Tournaments for Pittsfield Girls Softball

The Pittsfield Girls Softball League hosts two major tournaments this summer starting on Friday.

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Adams Town Meeting to Decide Budget, Town Adminstrator Spending

Town meeting members will address a 25-article warrant at Monday's annual town meeting, including approval of a $14.7 million budget for fiscal 2019 along with a capital budget of $1 million.

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Pittsfield Warns of Increased Tickborne Illnesses

The department has been ramping up a public education campaign to help inform people the best ways to protect themselves. The effort is in response to an increasing number of tick-borne illnesses being reported.