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Gentrification Pops Up As North Berkshire Coalition Forum Topic

The word is being thrown around North Adams circles as more property is being bought and developed by "outsiders." Two recent projects included the development of the former Cariddi Mill into Greylock Works and the former Redwood Motel property in the Tourists resort.

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Mount Greylock Needs to Deal with Dirt Stockpile from Building Project

The committee kicked off its monthly meeting with a discussion about dirt, specifically, the large pile of earth to the south and west of the renovated school and how to dispose of it.

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Pittsfield Couple Expanding Gravesite Business

In her final days, Matthew Kudlate's grandmother mentioned that she regretted not getting to the cemetery to clean up the family plot. She was dying of cancer, one of five losses for Kudlate in recent years, and Kudlate and his cousin went the very next day to do it. And, that is when a new business idea set in.

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Lemme, Mumford Top Individuals at Josh Billings Triathlon

Kent Lemme and Heather Mumford were the ironman and ironwoman champions Sunday at the 42nd Josh Billings Triathlon.

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Williams Women's Tennis Wraps Up Morehouse Invitational

The Williams College women's tennis team wrapped up Day 3 of the Lindsay Morehouse Invitational, named for Eph and former womenís tennis captain Lindsay Morehouse, who was killed in the terrorist attack in New York City on Sept. 11.

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Cheshire Selectman Resigns To Apply For Town Administrator

The Selectmen read the resignation letter Tuesday from St. John, who was elected to the board in 2017 after representing the town for several years on the Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee.

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McCann Honors Former School Committee Members

Mahar and O'Hearn, who both recently stepped down from the committee, were awarded plaques from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

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MCLA Women's Soccer Falls at Worcester State

The MCLA women's soccer team Saturday lost its league opener.

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Williams Field Hockey Tops Colby

Meredith Wright scored twice Saturday to lead the Williams College field hockey team to a 3-1 win over Colby.

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Pittsfield Continues Police Oversight Conversation

The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement lists eight essentials for a civilian police oversight board: independence, funding, access to critical information, rapport, authority, the ability to review police policies, community support, and transparency. Igor Greenwald says the mayor's plan for such a board doesn't do that.

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Williams Volleyball Falls at Wesleyan

The Williams College volleyball team Friday dropped its conference opener.

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Adams Purchases Cold Storage Shed for Bellevue

The town plans to renovate the garage at Bellevue Cemetery and knock down a decrepit shed. This would leave the town with an updated garage but no cold storage.

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Dalton Teen Wins National Pageant Title

Alisa is 17 and from Dalton, Mass., where she is a senior at Wahconah Regional High School.

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Clark Art Institute Names New Deputy Director

Smallwood is the deputy director and chief operating officer of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. He played a central leadership role in the organizationís recent $40 million expansion and has been a vital part of Mass MoCA's growth.

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NEPR Hires New Berkshire County Reporter

Cohen has been a freelance reporter with NEPR since 2012 and has produced an impressive body of reporting for the station including recent pieces on the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, local farming and school safety from the perspective of students and teachers.

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MCLA Welcomes 10 New Faculty Members

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts recently welcomed 10 new, full-time faculty members, including nine assistant professors and one instructor, to eight departments on campus.

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New Executive Director Joins Berkshire Grown

Berkshire Grown supports and promotes local agriculture as a vital part of the Berkshire community, economy, and landscape; its mission is to "Keep farmers farming."

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Adams Lassie League Taps New President

Greenbush brings years of experience along with a high level of excitement and commitment for the league, which also includes the Greylock Thunder Travel Softball League, and the players.

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Greylock Staffer Graduates from CUNA Management School

The three-year program, consists of three, two-week summer terms at the University of Wisconsin, School of Business in Madison. Each yearly term requires participants to pass three exams, complete two projects, and make an oral presentation.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 14-20

September's 3rd Thursday is the last of the season and it's the annual Walk a Mile fundraiser for the Elizabeth Freeman Center! The walk kicks off at 6 p.m. from the Persip Park Stage.

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Adams Board of Health Wants to Better Emergency Communication

The Board of Health wants to establish a clearer communication protocol for local emergencies, such as the boil water order issued nearly three weeks ago.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Seeks More Information on Permit Fees

At issue is up to $300,000 in fees that the school building project has incurred over the life of the addition/renovation at the middle-high school.

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'Juliet, Naked': Anatomy of a Triangle

Translation: It's a love story, but a hesitant one worried about all the baggage Cupid must drag over the finish line if the fabled musician and the modest docent are to sail off into the sunset. We have hope, but also allow for the possibility that reality will rear its devastating head.

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New Taconic Opens to Fanfare But Not Without Hiccups

The new Taconic High School opened on time, on budget, and with tremendous fanfare. But not everything is perfect. The building isn't 100 percent complete yet and traffic on Valentine Road has become very problematic. But, the doors are open and a ribbon cutting featuring state officials is scheduled for Oct. 19.

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Pittsfield Honors Little League Team's World Series Run

The city recognized the success of its Little League all-star team on Tuesday. The team loaded onto the city's ladder truck which was driven around the downtown with them on the back, with sirens blaring and hands waving, led by a police escort, another fire engine, and the fire chief. The trip ended at City Hall where Mayor Linda Tyer was waiting to greet them all.