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@theMarket: Markets Need to Hold Here

This week saw a re-test of the October lows. That is to be expected in most stock market corrections. What is important to the future well-being of equities globally is that the averages do not decline much further from here.

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WTBR Inching Closer To The Airwaves, New Studio Built

Since June 89.7 FM has been silent but it is expected to make a lot of noise soon. Because during that time, Pittsfield Community Television has built a new WTBR studio, established new policies and procedures, lining up new shows, and is now waiting just a few more things before the Brave FM returns after these messages.

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Pittsfield ConCom Says No Deal on Berkshire Flower Shop Plan

The Conservation Commission denied a proposal from Mazzeo's restaurant to use the Berkshire Flower Shop property instead of having it turned into conservation land. Then the city reached an agreement with the Gordon Rose family to conserve property located at 910 South Street back in 1997. The deal called for the land on the city's southern entryway to eventually be converted into conservation space.

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Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 6 - Nov. 15

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini in Superior Court in Pittsfield.

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The Independent Investor: The Apple of Our Eyes

Go into just about any supermarket right now and what do you see? Bins and bins of gorgeous red, green, and golden apples. The harvest is overwhelming, but some apples are worth more than others.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 16-22

Be among the first to see this year's chart-topping Festival of Trees, Often Heard, featuring more than 100 dazzling, decorated holiday trees, each depicting a popular song. Join your friends and neighbors to discover the song behind every tree, savor delicious appetizers and drinks, and enjoy exciting surprises.

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North Adams Man Killed in MassPike Work-Site Accident

State police from the Westfield barracks are investigating the accident that occurred at about 2:30 p.m.

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Williamstown Fire District Special Meeting to Look at Expanding Committee

A special district meeting is scheduled for Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Williamstown Elementary School to consider a couple of changes to the districtís charter.

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ConCom Denies Permit For Pontoosuc Lake Country Club Solar Array

Emotion isn't often shown during Conservation Commission meetings, a board known for its technicality and dullness. But Michele Rivers-Murphy could barely hold it in Thursday night, sitting the City Council Chambers because as the snow fell outside, Rivers-Murphy and what seemed like the entire Ridge Avenue neighborhood were yet again fighting a 6.5 megawatt solar project proposed for the Pontoosuc Lake Country Club and at the end of the night, the Conservation Commission unanimously sided wi

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Adams Fire District Given Extension on Well Upgrades

After the boil water order in August, the DEP mandated that the district install permanent injectors on all four of their wells which upped the price to $950,000.

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Long-Closed Gas Station to Reopen in North Adams' West End

The former Getty station at 330 State Road is being reopened as a Valero station and its convenience store will have some upgrades.

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The White Stuff Is Coming! The White Stuff Is Coming!

One week before Thanksgiving, the first Winter Storm Watch of the season is upon us from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon.

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North Berkshire Waste District Transfer Stations Pass Inspection

Transfer stations in the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District have passed their inspections with flying colors.

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Community TV Stations: Proposed FCC Rule Could Gut Funding

Local public access stations fear that a potential new Federal Communications Commission rule will allow cable companies to obliterate their operating funds. Public, educational, and government access (PEG) stations are mostly funded through franchise fees cable subscribers pay in their monthly bill. Communities negotiate those fees, typically every 10 years.

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Williamstown Planning Board Debates Accessory Dwelling Unit Bylaw

The Planning Board last spring withdrew a more ambitious proposal to liberalize the town's housing bylaw in the face of vocal opposition. In the summer, it decided that the ADUs were one area where the town could make incremental changes to allow a little more housing flexibility.

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Harrington Announces First Assistant, Transition Team Chair

Andrea Harrington has started to build her team. On Wednesday, the district attorney-elect announced Karen Bell as her first assistant district attorney. Bell is currently an assistant district attorney in Hampden County with some 20 years of experience. She's said to have worked in the appellate division, the district court, grand jury, and the superior court divisions.

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Signs of the Season: Christmas Trees Have Arrived at Carr

Carr Hardware received its annual delivery of trees on Wednesday afternoon that manager Don Disbrow said typically come from upstate New York or Vermont near the Canadian border.

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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 14-20

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

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2018

Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

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North Adams Council Approves Public Safety Roof Replacement

The City Council took a deep breath on Tuesday and voted to borrow $351,000 to put a new roof on the deteriorating 63-year-old structure on American Legion Drive.

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Pittsfield Council Approves Tax Rate Cut

Tax cuts make for more agreeable City Council meetings. The council easily approved a plan to lower property taxes across the board - both on the average bill and on the rate.

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Cheshire Selectman Threatens to Resign Over Town Administrator Candidate

The withdrawal of a favored town administrator candidate and the threatened resignation of one of the two remaining selectmen if he was hired has town officials wondering how to move forward.

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Cop On Top Returns to Pittsfield On Dec. 1

Cop on Top will return to Walmart on Dec. 1. In a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, law enforcement officers from throughout the county will be camp out on the roof Wal-mart. The officers will stay there until the goal of $55,000 is reached.

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Adams Cemetery Garage Project to Got Out to Bid Next Year

Commissioner Bruce Shepley read a letter from interim Town Administrator Donna Cesan at Thursday's meeting stating that architecture firm EDM is working on construction documents and public bidding materials and hope to go out to bid no later than the end of January 2019.

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Michigan Company Looking to Buy Beacon Cinema

A Michigan company is looking to buy the Beacon Cinema. Insight Management Consulting has made an offer to purchase the building and the business from owner Richard Stanley. Stanley had redeveloped the North Street building to the theater in 2008, becoming an anchor to the city's future vision of revitalizing North Street when it opened its doors in 2009.

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