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Pittsfield ZBA Allows Backyard Beekeeping Operation

William and Aaron Slater began beekeeping in the back yard of their Burke Street home earlier this year. However, Jim Saldo owns and maintains the lot next door and he's got a serious allergy to them. Saldo had sought out the city's assistance is alleviating his concerns of being stung, and the Zoning Board of Appeals, which has the authority to issue permits for such operations, wasn't sure what to do.

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Adams Officials Hear From Residents on Planned Transfer Station

Over the past two years, the town has considered turning the recycling center on East Road into a transfer station that accepts solid waste. Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco said the station would be a "pay-as-you-throw system."

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Social Media Attacks Take Toll on Mount Greylock Public Servant

Citing personal attacks on social media, the Mount Greylock School Committee member who has chaired the district's committee looking at full regionalization announced Tuesday she is stepping back from the latter group. Carolyn Greene told her colleagues that she hopes School Committee member Wendy Penner will be able to fill in for her on the Regional District Amendment Committee.

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Community, Massachusetts House Bids Farewell to Rep. Cariddi

A litany of elected state and local officials, friends and family packed into St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Thursday to bid farewall to state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, who died Saturday at age 63. "It's an honor to be here on behalf of an institution that Gail Cariddi loved and, by the way, loved Gail Cariddi," said Speaker Robert DeLeo.

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Roberson Leads Team to Giorgi League Win

Yard Work by Dan and Central Radio each earned wins Wednesday in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.

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Egremont Principal Materas Honors Late Student In His Own Way

The Egremont Elementary School community was devastated in December when 11-year-old student Gabrielle Corbett died unexpectedly. Principal Jared Materas saw himself as being a rock for the students and staff and he tried to hold the community together through the difficult period of grief. And it was tough for him too. She never left his mind.

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Telemedicine Initiative Connects SVMC to Specialists Nationwide

With the push of a button, doctors and nurses can tap into certified specialists in emergency medicine both registered nurses and physicians through Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Center for Connected Care during the day and through Avera Health, which partners with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, at night. A company called Specialist on Call is also available.

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PEDA Hoping Site Readiness Grant Will Help Develop Park

PEDA is hoping MassDevelopment will help make it easier to redevelop the parcel knowns as the "40s" through a grant program. The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority gave Executive Director Corydon Thurston approval to proceed with trying to secure $75,000 through MassDevelopment's Site Readiness Program. The program would bring engineers in to perform a detailed, technical look at the foundation on the parcel along Kellogg Street so any developer has a clear understanding of what it can

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Mount Greylock Looks to Buy Former Restaurant for Central Office

The Mount Greylock School Committee on Tuesday discussed acquiring a closed restaurant to be the new home of the district's administration. The committee discussed a plan to use part of a $5 million capital endowment from Williams College to purchase the former Taconic Restaurant at the junction of Routes 2 and 7, across from the A-Frame Bakery.

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SteepleCats Cruise to 8-3 Home Triumph

The North Adams SteepleCats Wednesday moved above the .500 mark.

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Wahconah Football Program to Hold Youth Camp in August

The Wahconah Regional High School football program this summer will host a Youth FUNdamental Football camp.

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North County Pays Respects to Late Rep. Gailanne Cariddi

Just two weeks ago, Mayor Richard Alcombright had sent an email to his representative asking for a House resolution for an event. On Monday, state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi's aide brought it to his office.

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Comedic Opera Comes to Great Barrington

Winner of the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording, BEMF will present encore performances of its 2014 production of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's "La Serva Padrona" and "Livietta e Tracollo" at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25

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Capeless Elementary Celebrates Year's End With Field Day

The students at Capeless Elementary School put in a hard year's worth of work. And now it is time to celebrate. In the waning days left to the school year staff at Capeless Elementary put on their annual field day, setting up an array of games and activities for the children to play. From tug o' war to variations of tag, to duck duck goose, the students rotated from station to station having fun.

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Artists Coming Together For '100 Hours in the Woodshed' Event

"100 Hours in the Woodshed" brings together collage artists from around the Berkshires and the country to work together in an intensely creative 100-hour period. The original concept was created in 1988 by local artist Danny O and artist, poet and gallery owner Scott Zieher of Wisconsin. During this marathon collage experience, between 15 and 20 invited artists create new work.

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The Classical Beat: Summer 2017 Music Festival Begins

With programs in Lenox and in Manchester, Vt., concertgoers will have a wide selection of music in a multiplicity of styles to enjoy in venues large and small: from solo jazz piano to the stellar Chris Botti with the Boston Pops, followed by a celebration of beloved show tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein at Tanglewood.

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Don't Let Your Investments Take a 'Vacation'

But even if you go on vacation, you won't want your investments to do the same in summertime or any other season. How can you help make sure your portfolio continues to work hard for you all year long?

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North Adams Happenings: June 21-27

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

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Funeral Services Slated for Rep. Cariddi

Services for state Rep. Gailanne Marie Cariddi begin Wednesday evening, June 21, with a wake from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Her funeral will take place on Thursday, June 22, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's.

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Whitney Spins Gem as SteepleCats Win 4-1

North Adams SteepleCats pitcher Blake Whitney struck out 11 in a road win on Tuesday.

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Adams-Cheshire School Committee Resubmitting Same Budget

The Adams Cheshire Regional School Committee will resubmit the same $19.2 million budget that was rejected by Cheshire town meeting last week. The School Committee unanimously agreed Tuesday to support the original fiscal 2018 budget because members felt it presented the best educational outcomes and was the best option.

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Ciccolo Case Heads Back to Court in July

It will be at least mid-July before attorneys are back in federal court in the case of an Adams man accused of terrorism. Back in February, U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson scheduled June 20 for the next status conference in the case of the United States vs. Alexander Ciccolo.

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Area Grads Wrap Up Successful Spring Campaigns

A number of Berkshire County high school graduates competed in this spring's NCAA Championships for their respective colleges and universities.

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Incumbents Win Poorly Attended Lanesborough Election

There was a lack of interest in this year's town election, from voters and from candidates. Just over 200 of the town's 2,323 registered voters made it to the polls - which beat town meeting's attendance of 93 voters - on Tuesday. But, there wasn't much to vote on either. All of the seats up for re-election were incumbents and only a few ballot questions had little significance in town operations.