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PCTV Begins Takeover of WTBR Monday Morning

WTBR goes silent on Monday, temporarily. The Taconic High School radio station is being taken over by Pittsfield Community Television but will return once a new studio is build and licensure is issued later this year.

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Adams Appoints Two New Police Officers

Police Chief Richard Tarsa asked the board Wednesday to promote reserve Police Officer Natasha Antona to full time and bring on Dylan Vandoloski as a reserve.

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Bigg Daddy's Cheesesteaks Opens Downtown Pittsfield Location

There is no longer a need for people in Pittsfield to drive down to the city of brotherly love to get Geno's or Pats or Tony Luke's cheesesteaks. Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks are now available right on North Street. Xavier Jones opened Bigg Daddy's Philly Steak House in Crawford Square on Friday. It is his second location since starting what he envisions will be a local franchise last January.

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Adams Sees Greylock Glen's Future With Reveal of Outdoor Center.

Officials on Friday unveiled the design for the Nordic ski and outdoor center for the 1,063-acre glen at the foot of Mount Greylock. The $6.5 million project is expected to go to bid next spring with a projected opening in fall 2020.

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@theMarket: Ignore the Noise and Profit

The world is in turmoil. The news is all bad. Trump is threatening to up the ante on tariffs. NAFTA is kaput. Our trade partners hate us. China won't back down and, if you have time to spare, you are reading about immigrant kids locked in Texas dog cages by order of the president. So why is the stock market holding up?

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Superior Court Briefs: June 18

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Adams Selectmen Meet New Adams-Cheshire Superintendent

School Committee Chairman Paul Butler introduced Vosburgh at Wednesday's meeting and Vosburgh said he has spent the last few weeks getting to know the district.

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McCann Receives Almost $200,000 in Grant Funds

Superintendent James Brosnan was happy to tell the School Committee on Thursday that he recently visited Salem High School, where Gov. Charlie Baker awarded grant.

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Pittsfield Looks to Hold Tax Lien Auction This Fall

The city will look at holding another tax lien auction later this fall. According to Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood, the city intends to host the auction in late fall to recoups some back taxes. The auctions essentially sell off liens on delinquent taxpayer properties to the highest bidder, which then takes over the rights to collect from the property owner.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 22-28

Would you like to have a say in how the local arts community is funded? Are you interested in learning about cultural programming in the city?

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TurboProp Owner Pulls Donation Over 'Turmoil' at North Adams Airport

The airport's largest business is threatening to pull funding for a planned administrative building and file suit against the city over "turmoil" caused by convicted rapist Alex Kelly.

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The Independent Investor: The Next Recession

So how does an economy go from blue skies to dark clouds in so short a time? This economic expansion is now entering its final stage, according to economists. As the good times grow, investors and consumers tend to overborrow and overspend. That's human nature, but it almost always leads to inflation rising, which touches off a rise in interest rates that ultimately slows the economy.

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Eagle Street Initiative Work Begins With Delivery of Parked Pocket Park

The manufactured pocket park built by B&B Micro-Manufacturing, a local tiny house construction company, takes up about two parking spots on the west side of the one-way street. It offers plenty of seating and counter space for eating and solar lighting for the evening.

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Four Berkshire Women Celebrated as Unsung Heroines

Two Berkshire County women were honored as members of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women's 2018 class of Unsung Heroines during a State House ceremony on Wednesday.

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Williamstown Elementary School Committee Holds Final Meeting

After dispensing with the business, a couple of members closed the meeting with their thoughts on the committee's work, which included helping lay the groundwork for November's town meeting votes in Lanesborough and Williamstown that accomplished full regionalization of the PreK-12 region.

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Cheshire Considering Moving Town Hall to Vacant School

Selectwoman Carol Francesconi, who also serves on the committee, said the group considered housing, satellite classrooms, commercial kitchen use, day care and even a small café in the facility. She said the town released a request for expressed interest and only received a response from a day care and a dance studio.

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BIC Organization Ramps Programming Back Up, Preps For Groundbreaking

The BIC, as an organization, is back on track after the infusion of money to get the center constructed. "We're thrilled about the progress. It is great to be back in a posture of progression and see so many elements materialize," said Berkshire Innovation Center Chairman Stephen Boyd.

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Cecropia, Our Sylvan King

When leaves are fully formed from springtime budding, the moths will emerge from their cocoons, and relying on stored energy only, will seek mates by pheromone production.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 20-26

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

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BRPC: Chapter 90 Spending Trails at Least a Year Behind

BRPC has found that towns tend to act conservatively with Chapter 90 funds for road work because of uncertainty around the program. Senior Transportation Planner Eammon Coughlin, of Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, had taken on a study on the use of Chapter 90 in the Berkshires and found that there is at least a year delay between when the state funds are allocated to the towns and when they are actually spent.

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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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