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Drury Arts Group Staging 'Back To The '80s' Musical

The musical follows a cast of characters reminiscent of any John Hughes film through the school year as they navigate the like totally tubular and bodacious neon-colored waters of high school in the '80s.

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Adams-Cheshire Superintendent to Retire at School Year's End

Superintendent Robert Putnam presented the School Committee with a letter Monday announcing that he has chosen to end his 30-year career in public education from Adams-Cheshire.

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Williamstown Planning Board OKs New Williams Dorm

The Planning Board on Tuesday gave the OK to Williams College's plan for a new dormitory and discussed zoning bylaw changes the board may bring to town voters in May. The college was before the board to seek a parking determination and a finding of functional equivalency for the planned 40-room residence hall to replace Garfield House on South Street.

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Santa Is Calling 121 Pittsfield Children

City children are getting unexpected phones calls Wednesday and Thursday night from Santa. Santa Claus is calling 121 city children this year as part of the annual North Pole Calling program. Each year about a dozen volunteers spend Wednesday night calling area children and the Knights of Columbus make calls the next night.

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North Adams Promotes Three Police Officers to Sergeant

Three city police officers were advanced to the rank of sergeant and sworn in at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Town Clerk Marilyn Gomeau gave the oath of office to Albert Zoito, Mark Bailey and Anthony Beverly before a crowd of family and friends.

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Department of Agricultural Resources Has Tips to Keep Pets Safe This Holiday Season

The state Department of Agricultural Resources' Division of Animal Health is reminding residents to ensure their pets remain safe and healthy by planning ahead when traveling and being aware of potentially harmful holiday foods and decorations.

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Rainbow Seniors Hires New Director

For the first two months, Sedarbaum and Mercure will work as co-directors, after which Mercure will assume sole leadership of the two-year-old organization.

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Carr Hardware Wins Small Business Of The Year Award

Carr Hardware won the small business of the year award from Independent We Stand. And in turn, the splash park project for Clapp Park is a winner. Carr Hardware won the "Indie Award" from the business organization and the local company pledged to donate the $5,000 cash prize to Rotary's efforts to build a new splash park.

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North Adams Happenings: Dec. 13-19

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

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PEDA Commits More Funding For Berkshire Innovation Center

PEDA will help close an operating funding gap for the Berkshire Innovation Center. The Pittsfield Economic Development Agency pledged a grant of up to $300,000, subject to negotiations, to keep the BIC operating in 2018 and in hopes of releasing the state's commitment for construction.

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North Adams City Council Tours New DPW Facility

Mayor Richard Alcombright told the councilors and councilors-elect during the walk-through of the overhauled former anodizing plant that the space has been "transformed"

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Pittsfield Council Critical of Trash Pickup Plan

Many city councilors are critical of implementing a new trash collection program. The council debated the issue for a second lengthy meeting on Tuesday. The City Council first fielded the switch from the current curbside trash collection program to a toter system, which the administration says will help lower annual operating costs for garbage collection, at a committee of the whole meeting a month ago.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Pitched in Williamstown

Silver, the founder and CEO of Silver Therapeutics, brought several members of his team to Town Hall to explain how he hopes to establish an indoor cultivation facility in the Franklin County town of Orange and a dispensary at the other end of the Mohawk Trail (Route 2) in the Village Beautiful.

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Berkshire County Groups Call for Action to Protect Net Neutrality

The issue at hand one they insist affects everyone is an upcoming congressional vote on the Federal Communications Commission's plan to repeal the rules that currently restrict how large broadband companies can control their users' access.

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Special Response Team Called To Lanesborough Home

The Special Response Team was called to a residence near the intersection of Bailey Road and Silver Street, where a man had apparently barricaded himself inside a home.

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Tuesday, Dec. 12: Berkshires County Winter Storm Cancellations

Here is a list of cancellations on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Send cancellations to info@iberkshires.com.

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Lanesborough Sticks With Single Tax Rate For Fiscal 2018

Assessor Kelly Tolisano said the tax rate will be increasing by 51 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The rate is now $21.40, which reflects an increase of just short of 2.5 percent.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Talks Parking Lot Deadline

On Thursday, the building committee approved $117,000 worth of change orders, including about $80,000 for a change to the roof of the renovated gymnasium. Those and previously approved changes bring the contingency line down to about $1.86 million.

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North Adams Planners Do Not Recommend Recreation Marijuana Moratorium

During a joint Planning Board and City Council public hearing Monday, the Planning Board heard from councilors and residents alike who were opposed to delaying a possible recreational marijuana facility from moving into the community.

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Board Of Health Can Not Yet Inspect Curtis Paper

The town began the process of taking the property last year from MJD Real Estate, which owes more than $450,000 in property taxes.

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Berkshires Beat: Habitat for Humanity Giving One Family Ultimate Christmas Present

More than 700 volunteers and over 17,500 hours of volunteer labor helped build the DelSonno house during the last seven months.

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10 Most Dangerous Pittsfield Intersections: 2017 Edition

The ratings use a weighted system. If there is a fatality at an intersection, it is given a score of 10. If the accident causes a non-fatal injury, the intersection receives five points. An accident that only causes property damage receives one point. Over a three-year period, those scores then start to show specific areas that tend to see more and more serious accidents.

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Adams Police Receive New Fingerprint Device

Police Chief Richard Tarsa told the board on Wednesday that because of the way the Adams Police Department conducts sex offender registrations, it was one of four departments in the state to receive the $30,000 device.

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Williamstown School Committee Member Questions Education's Emphasis on Technology

Johnson emphasized that his comments were meant to address the national trend in education and not reflect on Williamstown's priorities. And he said there are issues of equity involved in the rush to bring technology into the classroom.

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Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2017

Roundup of tree lightings and other holiday events in the Berkshires.

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