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Missing Williamstown Woman Located

Wllliamstown Police are asking for help in finding Marilyn Coll, 84.

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North Adams Airport to Use Vacant Doctors Building

There are plans to move the vacant medical building next to Harriman-West Airport for use as a new administrative building.

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Cheshire Sets Tax Rate at $13.06 for Fiscal 2018

The Selectmen on Thursday set the fiscal 2018 tax rate at $13.06, which is 5.4 percent higher than last year. The single tax rate covers both residential and commercial property.

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Democratic House Candidates Sound Similar Themes at Williamstown Forum

For the second time in three days, the four Democratic candidates for the 1st Berkshire District seat in the House of Representatives sat on the same stage to discuss the issues.

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North Adams Health Inspector to Step Down

Health Inspector Valerie Bird has officially stepped down from her post to serve in a part-time capacity.

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North Adams Ambulance, Village Ambulance Plan Merger

North Adams Ambulance and Williamstown's Village Ambulance Thursday morning announced their intention to merge.

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Clarksburg School Project Goes to Vote Next Week

The division in town over the proposed $19 million Clarksburg School project could be summed by a couple of neighbors. One worries about how the project would drain the town's taxpayers and limit its ability to address its aging infrastructure. The other sees the town's most desireable asset being revamped with state picking up more than half the cost.

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Adams Wastewater Plant Getting Clogged Up With 'Flushables'

So-called flushable wipes are continuing to clog up and damage the town's wastewater treatment plant and cost taxpayers money.

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Williamstown Fire District Sets Date for Special Meeting on Land Purchase

The Williamstown Prudential Committee on Wednesday set Oct. 24 as the date for a special Fire District meeting to decide whether to purchase a 3.7-acre parcel on Main Street.

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New Strength And Conditioning Gym Opens on Elm Street

Joseph Jennings used to push him in the weight room and with his fitness training. And he kept getting injured. "I was training so much that I found myself getting injured, getting sick, I was unable to recover. A few years ago, I dislocated my shoulder and broke my leg in the same year. A big part of my rehab was training with the kettlebells to regain my strength," Jennings said.

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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 13-20-26

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

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Adams Transfer Station to Open in November

Tony Mazzucco, a new club member, outlined the extended services the town plans to add to the East Road Recycling Center and said it will make the center more equitable and sustainable.

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Cheshire Selectmen OK Purchase of New Loader

The town will use $196,500 from Chapter 90 funds to purchase a new loader for the Highway Department. The Selectmen unanimously voted Tuesday to purchase a John Deere and trade in the 14-year-old machine.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Advances Regionalization Plan

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday echoed the school committees at its feeder elementary schools by endorsing a plan to fully regionalize the district while maintaining local control of the elementary schools in Lanesborough and Williamstown.

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Women's Political Caucus Endorses Blackmer for State Representative

Lisa Blackmer has earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus' Political Action Committee for state representative.

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Women's Political Caucus Endorses North Adams Council Candidates

The Political Action Committee is endorsing Rebbecca Cohen and Marie T. Harpin in their races for North Adams City Council.

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Bernard, Moulton Move Forward to General Election for Mayor

Thomas Bernard and Robert Moulton Jr. took top votes in Tuesday's preliminary election for mayor.

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Democratic Candidates for State House Discuss Issues in Lanesborough

The four candidates on the ballot in the Oct. 10 Democratic primary discussed their platforms and qualifications to represent the 1st Berkshire District on Beacon Hill in a 90-minute forum hosted by the town's Democratic Committee and moderated by state Rep. Paul Mark, D-Peru.

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Education Task Force Keeps Focus on Creating Opportunities for Students

The Berkshire County Education Task Force on Saturday pressed forward less than 48 hours after one school district voted to step back from its participation in the effort.

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North Adams Tiny House Builders See Growth in Affordable, Custom Housing

B&B was started by Hoosac Valley High classmates Chris St. Cyr, Mitch Bresett and Jason Koperniak in old garage off Old Columbia Street in Adams but relocated to the city earlier this year when the space at the Windsor Mill fit their needs. They'd planned to employ up to 30 but now have more than 40, including marketing manager Katie Jackson.

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Connell Calls For Commission to Oversee Water/Wastewater

Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell wants a commission to oversee the water and wastewater operations. Connell said years ago there was one but it was halted under former city Commissioner of Public Utilities William Forestell. Now the city is facing what could be up to $150 million worth of capital upgrades to the two treatment centers and Connell wants that commission back in place to make sure everything is done right.

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Tuesday Election to Narrow Down North Adams Mayoral Candidates

Polls open for voters in North Adams at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, and close at 7 p.m. All five wards will be voting at St. Elizabeth's Parish Center this year. The City Council voted earlier this year to move the Ward 4 polling location to the parish center, where the other four wards have been for a number of years.

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Healey Told Resources Lacking to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Northern Berkshire has been knitting together a wide array of agencies and organizations to combat an opioid epidemic that's devastated communities. Its leaders, including Mayor Richard Alcombright, have played a prominent role in working groups both regionally and statewide addressing addiction and recovery.

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North Adams Mayor Candidates Fined for Missing Filing Deadline

Robert R. Moulton Jr. and Peter Oleskiewicz failed to file campaign reports with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance by the Sept. 11 filing date. Each was being fined $25 a day until their report is filed. This is a personal fine and committee funds may not be used.

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'Walk a Mile In Her Shoes' Main 3rd Thursday Attraction

The event steps off at the main stage at Persip Park at the corner of Columbus Avenue and North Street. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and following opening remarks, the walk starts at 6 p.m.

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