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MLK Committee, Shine Wire Recognize Drug Recovery Group Founder

After a morning of community service Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, those who took the day on instead of the day off met at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to recognize local community leader and addiction assistance advocate Kenna Waterman.

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Woman Arrested In Pittsfield Stabbing

A 27-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 34-year-old man on Madison Avenue. Police say Nakesha Peltier-Tarrance is being charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and is currently being held on $10,000 bail related to the incident Monday morning.

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Community Forum Set for Clarksburg/Stamford School Merger Study

Representatives from Public Consulting Group of Boston will be on hand to walk attendees through the timeline for the feasibility study on creating an interstate school district.

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Berkshires Beat: Clark Art Institute Launches Free Snowshoe Program

Project Snowshoe provides visitors with the chance to borrow a pair of snowshoes from the Clark to trek the 140-acre campus during snow season.

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Health Drives Much of Pignatelli's Legislative Agenda

State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli heard a story in which a police officer witness someone die from an overdose while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. Not all first responders carry Narcan and Pignatelli believes that if that police department had it, the person could have lived. As this new legislative session starts, Pignatelli has filed a bill to require every first responder in the state to carry the overdose reversal drug.

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'EAT' Restaurant in Williamstown Opens in Colonial Plaza

Takeout is still a cornerstone of the business but now with more room, he wants to put a focus on dinner.

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More Heating Assistance Sought as Officials Discuss Poverty

According to Berkshire Community Action Council, around 8,000 households in Berkshire County apply for LIHEAP (the low-income heating assistance program) every year; across the state, a total of 160,000 residents seek help.

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Chapter Two Books in Williamstown a Place for Community

The nonprofit Friends began brainstorming what could possibly replace one of the main financial engines that has provided the group with funds to support programming and other items at the library.

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Murder On Edward Avenue

Police are investigating a homicide on Edward Avenue. Authorities were called to the location shortly after 2 a.m. for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, a man was found with a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene.

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North Adams Traffic Commission Advises Rate Hike for Permit Parking

The Traffic Commission is recommending the city raise its parking permit fees for the Center Street lot for the first time in 10 years.

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Northern Berkshire Annual Day of Service Set for Monday

Event organizer Kathy Keeser is encouraging those who can shovel out of their driveways to bundle up warm and head to Venable for warm beverages to start the day before dispersing to off-site activities or joining in those in the gym.

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@theMarket: Markets Retrace December Losses

For those who followed my advice last quarter and have remained invested, your paper losses are rapidly disappearing. I expect that, despite continued volatility through March, the second half of the year should see all your losses recouped and I expect further gains after that.

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Pittsfield Looks to Crack Down on Off-leash Dogs in Kirvin Park

The Parks Commission wants to crack down on off-leash dogs at Kirvin Park. The park off of Williams Street had long been used by dog owners as a place to let their four-legged friends run off leash. However, dogs are required to be on leash in a city park and the increasing use of the park of dogs has led to problems.

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Pickup Truck Collides With Trestle Foundation in North Adams

The accident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. and initially was reported as occurring on Ashland Street.

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Pittsfield Home Damaged When Car Hit Porch

A Wellington Avenue home was damaged when a vehicle collided with the porch Friday night.

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Snowstorm Prompts Snow Emergencies, Cancellations

OK, maybe closer to a foot. But that's still plenty of snow heading our way. Then the frigid air returns for a super chill Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

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Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 21.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 18-24

On Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at Second Congregational Church, join Multicultural Bridge and the Berkshire County NAACP for Dreaming Beyond Borders, the annual community celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The speaker will be the Rev. Da Vita D. McCallister, Lead Pastor of First Church in Somerville, Mass.

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Barrett Enters First Full Term With Legislative Agenda

Entering his first full session in the House of Representative, John Barrett is doubling down on the priorities he held when he was first elected. "One of the areas I'm obviously concerned about is transportation in the county. We need it, especially in the Northern Berkshire area," Barrett said.

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Adams Seeks Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan

Interim Town Administrator Donna Cesan told the Selectmen on Wednesday that earlier this week a public meeting was held go over the completed draft.

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The Independent Investor: Pay Gap for Women Is Growing

If Citigroup, one of the world's largest banks, is any indication, women earn 29 percent less than their male counterparts. It also revealed that only 37 percent of its managerial jobs were held by females.

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North Adams Moves New Airport Administrative Building

A crew from Wolfe House & Building Movers of Bernville, Pa., had lifted the two-story building off its original pad and onto a motorized trailer for the short hike around the corner.

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MassWildlife Rescues Deer Stuck on Pontoosuc Lake

MassWildlife rescued a mature buck stuck on Pontoosuc Lake Thursday morning. The 180 to 190-pound animal will now be assessed, treated, and hopefully released back into the wild. It is unknown how long the deer was stuck on the ice but a team from MAssWildlife was able to tranquilize the animal and free it from the lake.

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Cheshire Legislation Approval Paves Way for Expanded Board

Interim Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV told the Selectmen on Tuesday that after years of troubleshooting and working with the state, the town is poised to hold the vote needed to increase the board size.

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Williamstown Encourages Short-Term Rental Owners to Register with State

Late last year, in response to the explosion in short-term rentals because of the success of online services like Airbnb and VRBO, the Legislature passed a regulatory regime that was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker.

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