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Flying Cloud Institute Appoints New Executive Director

Rundle will step into her new role on January 16. As planned, Jane Burke and her husband, Larry Burke will both step off the Board of Directors in February. Burke will continue to work with Flying Cloud Institute as a consultant and an educator in its various programs.

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Berkshire Design Staffer Receives Architectural License

Bartini has more than 14 years of experience in the architectural profession and her expertise encompasses design and project administration for residential and commercial architectural design projects.

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Berkshire Bank Appoints New SVP Regional Operations Leader

Cimino brings more than 20 years of industry experience, the last six of which have been dedicated to her role of director of marketing and sales for First Choice Bank.

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William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty Welcomes Lenox Agent

After running her own brokerage firm for almost 10 years, Scalise will join William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, where she will offer market exposure with a vast global reach and consistent advertising in venues such as The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

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SVMC Celebrates Second Anniversary of Pulmonary Rehabilitation with Expanded Availability

For the program's two-year history, patients started and ended their eight-week class together. Starting this month, patients will be able to begin at any time there is an opening, rather than wait for the next session to begin.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Hears Good News, Prepares for Worst

The Mount Greylock Regional School Building Committee on Tuesday approved a series of potential cost reductions that officials hope never to implement. By a unanimous vote, the panel OK'd the recommendations of its value engineering working group, which was charged with evaluating design elements that could be modified or eliminated if bids on the project come in over budget.

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Clarksburg School Building Committee See Initial Plans

The School Building Committee got its first look at plans for a new or renovated school — and the cost gave members pause. The initial project estimates range from $12 million to $24 million on the high side; most put the town's cost at about $8.75 million to $12 million.

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Small Business Revolution Spending 2 Days in North Adams

The Small Business Revolution is a movement spearheaded by Deluxe Corp. to highlight the challenges and opportunities of small towns and local businesses across the nation. For the second year, it's picking one small town to highlight. North Adams made the semifinals along with seven other communities for a visit by the team and Amanda Brinkman, Deluxe's ‎chief brand and communications officer.

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Clarksburg Board OKs Police Officers Swapping Positions

Sgt. Peter Wheeler asked to be demoted to patrol officer, and Sherry Burdick was promoted in his place. "Officer Wheeler had made the request as he has future endeavors that he is pursuing and he would like to assist in the transition of the sergeant," said Police Chief Michael Williams in presenting the request.

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Adams-Cheshire District Faces $500K Budget Gap For 2018

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District is looking at a $370,000 gap going into fiscal 2018, with the likelihood of adding another $130,000 on top of that because of required hirings. Interim Superintendent Robert Putnam told the School Committee on Monday that he feels there isn't much that can be cut without reducing services.

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Pittsfield Awarded 73K To Continue Youth Mentoring Programs

The city was awarded $73,000 dollars to continue its young violence prevention programming. On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced the next round of Charles E. Shannon Grant funding, of which $73,000 will be coming to help continue to Pittsfield Community Connection.

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Clarksburg Officials Skeptical of Budget Gap Numbers

Town officials are requesting help from the state Department of Revenue and its outside auditor to track down a $240,000 error in the fiscal 2017 budget. Town Administrator Carl McKinney has taken the responsibility for the error, saying he overestimated revenue and underestimated charges from the state.

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Adams Arts Group Win State Award

The Adams Arts Advisory Board's efforts to create an economic economy will be recognized next week at the Massachusetts Municipal Association's annual meeting. The town of Adams will be presented the Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award at the Hynes Convention Center.

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Pittsfield Delays Needle Exchange Vote Until March, Maybe Longer

At the request of the mayor and City Council, the Board of Health has put the brakes on the opening of a needle exchange program. Just one month ago the board was ready and planning to vote in favor of giving the authorization to allow Tapestry Health to pursue opening one somewhere in the city in tandem with the state Department of Public Health.

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Contractors Will Work On Sand Mill Road Bridge During Winter

Contractors plan to work on the Sand Mill Road Bridge through the winter. Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that he issued a notice to proceed to SW Construction Enterprises, which was awarded the project late last year, and it is preparing to start the project.

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Pittsfield Approves New Fire Truck But Questions Police Station Future

The City Council authorizing the purchase of a new ladder truck. But, some councilors are wondering what that'll mean for the future of the police station. The city has been without a ladder truck for some six weeks after its front-line piece was in need of repair and the reserve was taken out of service. The City Council on Tuesday approved taking $200,000 from a bond authorization for engineering on a new police station and put it toward the purchase of a new truck instead.

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North Adams Council Re-Elects Officers

The City Council on Tuesday re-elected Benjamin Lamb as president and Nancy Bullett as vice president during the annual organization of government. The meeting lasted almost a half-hour and dealt with a light agenda of approvals, including a first reading on revised compensation plans for firefighters and part-time employees.

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Investment Tips for 'Millennials'

But since you do have so many years until you retire, you’ve got the luxury of putting time on your side as you save and plan for retirement.

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Small Business Revolution Coming to North Adams

Local officials are encouraging residents to put a smile on this Thursday and Friday to welcome representatives from the Small Business Revolution. The program is doing a scouting trip in and around the downtown this week to weigh the possibility of North Adams making the final cut for a $500,000 downtown marketing and makeover boost.

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North Adams Man Honored for WWII Service at NHL Game

David Shaker, a lifelong North Adams resident now retired and living in Boca Raton, Fla., was recognized on the jumbotron at Saturday's Boston Bruins-Florida Panthers game as part of the Panthers' "Heroes Among Us" program.

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Elks Club Donates IPOKs to Keep Pittsfield Police Safe

When the bomb went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013 many people were injured but immediately, the scene was inaccessible for EMS. Boston Police officers were carrying tourniquets and gauze to stop excessive bleeding for those injured, which upped the survival rate while the scene was being secured.

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Williamstown Donates Cole Avenue Site for Affordable Housing

The Board of Selectmen on Monday decided to donate the town-owned property at 330 Cole Ave. to the developer vying to build 46 units of affordable housing at the site.

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Adams Boys Top Greylock in Youth Basketball Tourney Final

Carson Meczywor lead the Adams boys travel basketball team to a win in the final of Dalton's Jim Horth Memorial Basketball Tournament on Sunday.