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Pittsfield Council To Cast Final Vote On CPA Allocations

This past winter Melissa Mazzeo was being asked about piles of salt being left on the side of the roads. The small trucks weren't working properly. She said she talked to the commissioner about it but didn't really have any authority to do anything about it. And now, the city's budget is some $2.1 million over in that line and will have to transfer money from other places to cover it. While the issue with the trucks can't be attributed to all of that overage, Mazzeo said the overage could hav

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Ward 4 Challenger Merriam Seeks To Bring Collaboration To Council

Michael Merriam is looking to become part of "team Pittsfield" to help get things done collaboratively. And right now, he's not seeing that in his current ward councilor. Merriam is now challenging Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell for a seat on the dais. Merriam said he feels the ward hasn't gotten the service that it should and believes he has the ability to work collaboratively to deliver that better.

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Habitat Dedicates Dalton Home To 'Grateful' Family

Courtney McArdle was working three jobs trying to afford an apartment that was in poor condition, all while raising two children. "The house that I lived in before, the apartment, we couldn't afford it and were sinking. It wasn't insulated well. Working three jobs, I was just sinking," McArdle said on Saturday when Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity dedicated its newest home for McArdle and her two children - Avery and Easton - to live.

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Pittsfield Sets Summer Recreation Schedule

The city set its schedule for summer recreational opportunities. This summer the city is offering its playground program, outdoor movies, and track and field games. Below you'll find the schedule of activities.

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Q&A: 'Big Sneakers to Fill,' Williamstown Phys Ed Teacher Retires After 43 Years

Sue Kirby found her own ways to get the most out of her pupils over more than four decades as an educator in the Williamstown public schools.

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Six Candidates Emerge for Vacant Mount Greylock School Committee Seat

The Mount Greylock School Committee and select boards from Williamstown and Lanesborough will have at least six candidates to choose from to fill a vacant seat on the School Committee.

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Adams Hears From Another Potential Marijuana Cultivator

Another marijuana grow facility was proposed to the Selectmen, however, it would require some bylaw changes.

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Pittsfield Highlight Employees' Work Through Photo Project

When people think about "the city" or "the government" images of politicians, the pillars at city hall, or a badge jumps into their mind. They don't necessarily see the city as being made up of individuals, humans, who have regular lives just like anyone else doing jobs just like themselves.

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Adams To Consider 30 Articles At Monday's Town Meeting

Town meeting will be asked to consider 30 articles Monday. The annual town meeting convenes Monday, June, 24 at 7 p.m. It will be held in the Hoosac Valley Elementary Shcool auditorium.

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@theMarket: Stocks Should Move Higher From Here

My concern rests upon the Fed's reaction (or lack thereof) if an agreement is put in place. Chair of our Federal Reserve Jerome Powell has hinted that cutting interest rates would largely depend on what happens next on the trade front. That has sent the stock market to new highs.

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Sosne Appointed Executive Director Of Berkshire Innovation Center

The Berkshire Innovation Center has a new leader. Ben Sosne is taking over as the executive director as the opening of the BIC at the William Stanley Business Park inches closer. Sosne replaces Scott Longley, who served as the executive director during the construction.

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Summer is Coming: Be Patient

We've been getting whiplash with this last-spring weather for sure.

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Mazzeo Launches Bid For Pittsfield Mayor

This past winter Melissa Mazzeo was being asked about piles of salt being left on the side of the roads. The small trucks weren't working properly. She said she talked to the commissioner about it but didn't really have any authority to do anything about it. And now, the city's budget is some $2.1 million over in that line and will have to transfer money from other places to cover it.

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B&B Micro Manufacturing Receive State Tax Credit

B&B was one of 12 companies in the state to receive the award and partner Jason Koperniak said he was excited to take advantage of an initiative that will help continue to stabilize the young business.

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North Adams Happenings June 19-25

Beginning on Thursday, June 27, Massachusetts College of Liberal Artsí (MCLA) DownStreet Artís 2019 (DSA) season will feature new artists, new events, and new collaborations.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 21-27

June's 3rd Thursday celebrates health and fitness with the running of the 10th annual Green Mile Road Race to benefit the Pittsfield Parade Fund at 5:30 p.m.

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Pittsfield Looks to Strengthen Rules on Park Behavior

The Parks Commission is looking to strengthen the rules for both park and conservation areas. The city recently saw large groups of youth causing mayhem in Springside Park by fighting and using air rifles. The city is now added language to specifically outlaw those and BB guns to strengthen Police authority to enforce the rules.

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The Independent Investor: Why FHA Loans Are so Popular

More and more seniors are forced to turn to using their dwelling as an asset of last resort. The use of reverse mortgages to make ends meet is becoming increasingly popular. And here is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to an FHA loan.

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Thompson Charged With Vehicular Homicide

He is charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation and a marked lanes violation in the death of Steven Fortier, 49.

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Clarksburg Begins Search for Town Administrator

The town of Clarksburg will begin the search for a new town administrator within the next week but the Select Board is keeping an option to hire for two part-time positions: a town administrator and a grant writer.

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Cheshire Receives $10,000 Senior Grant

The town has received a $10,000 AARP grant to support age-friendly activities and purchases.

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Greylock Reaffirms Commitment to Serve Latino Community

Nancy Gomez arrived in American in the fall of 2017 with a dream for her family to own their own home. She came from Columbia with her husband, three children, and pregnant. In a new country, the financial system was intimidating. But she had gained some confidence through places like the Family Resource Center, the Elizabeth Freeman Center, Manos Unidas, Working Cities, and Habitat for Humanity and eventually, walked into Greylock Federal Credit Union to meet with the credit union's Communi

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North Adams Parks Commission Hears Plea for Benches

The Parks and Recreation Commission is open to benches at River Grove Park and a have a simple solution to prevent Kemp Park from going to the dogs.

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Restoration of Springside Pond Plan Moves To Permitting Process

The design efforts to restore the Springside Pond is entering the permitting phase. Parks and Open Spaces Manager Jim McGrath updated the Parks Commission on Tuesday about the progress and said the city will be seeking permits from the Conservation Commission in the coming weeks. However, the project itself is going to be costly and a funding source has not been identified.

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North Adams School Officials Give Superintendent High Marks

The School Committee on Tuesday gave high marks to the superintendent as she completes her third year leading the North Adams Public Schools.

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