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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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Greylock Thunder Softball on a Roll

The Greylock Thunder travel softball team won twice over the weekend in Delmar, N.Y.

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Clark Art Celebration Honors Contemporary Artist

The events coincide with the Clark's special exhibit "No Rules: Helen Frankenthaler Woodcuts" (on view through Sept. 24) and "As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings (on view through Oct. 9).

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Biz Briefs: Wild Oats Introduces Co-op Cash for Class Program

To participate in the program, schools must register online. They can then download a customizable flyer to share with parents and students encouraging them to enroll.

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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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Berkshires Beat: CATA Artists on Display at Pittsfield Guido's

The curated exhibit includes a variety of stylistic expression and techniques in water-based media, such as watercolor, tempera and ink, and feature both abstract and representational work.

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Engineer Drawing Up Bellevue Garage Plans

The town has hired engineers to draw up multiple plans for a possible new or extended maintenance garage at Bellevue Cemetery.

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SBA Honors Red Apple Butchers And Yummy Treasures

It was about 10 years ago when Beth Carpenter wanted to get rid of some excess jewelry making supplies.

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Williams Inn Project's Approval Pushed Back a Week

The Conservation Commission on Thursday heard feedback from the town's consulting engineer on Williams College's application to build a new Williams Inn and decided to continue the hearing on the project for at least one more week.

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Course Record Set at Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon

Allen Heights Veterinary was the top team, and Kent Lemme was the ironman champion at Sunday's Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon.

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Williams Women's Soccer Blanks Bowdoin

The Williams College women's soccer team Sunday completed a weekend sweep in Maine.

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Cheshire Still Has No Answers On Greylock Road Status

Town Clerk Christine Emerson told the Selectmen on Tuesday that even after going back as far as the 1920s in the town's records, she could find no information on whether or not Greylock Road is a town road.

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North Adams Library Mulls Restoration of Landmark Cupola

The city may be known for its soaring steeples, but it also has an underused feature whose views easily rival those of its neighboring spires. The Blackinton Mansion's two-story cupola offers an expansive panorama of the city's downtown and its circling mountain range. It's a sight that few have seen in the 120 years since the private residence became the North Adams Public Library.

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Sfakianaki Helps MCLA Tennis Earn League Win

The MCLA women's tennis team defeated Green Mountain on Saturday.

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PHS Alumna Albert Scores in Williams Women's Soccer Win

The Williams College women's soccer team Saturday won at Colby.

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Church Seeks Help Making Kits to Aid Hurricane Victims

The New Hope United Methodist Church is assembling "flood buckets," a 5-gallon bucket of items that people whose homes have been ravaged by flooding can use to aid their cleanup efforts.

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PHS Student Starts Charity For Children Fighting Cancer

About two years ago Madison Quinn was browsing through Instagram when she found photos of Abel. Abel was a young boy in California fighting cancer. The photos she saw touched her and she reached out to his mother asking what he likes because she wanted to send him a get well present. It was Batman. Quinn went to the store and bought a Batman figurine and mailed it out to California. Abel took the wings off of Batman and took it with him for every single chemo treatment, and his mother sent ph

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North Adams Mayoral Hopefuls Meet at Chamber, MCLA Forum

Three of the four mayoral candidates running in the preliminary election on Tuesday offered their positions on questions ranging from economic development to the opioid crisis at a forum Thursday held in the renovated Weave Shed at Greylock Works.

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Williams Women's Tennis Hosts Morehouse Invitational

Williams College's women's tennis team is honoring alumna Lindsay Morehouse with its annual invitational this weekend.

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Neal Talks Politics With Residents at Town Hall Meeting

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal faced somewhat of a tough crowd at Berkshire Community College Friday night as resident pressed him to move further left on his stances on climate change, health care, and the Israeli Anti-Boycott Act. The Springfield Congressman held a town hall meeting at the college where he quickly touched on his stance on a number of issues facing the nation. Then he held a lengthy question and answer session, where he faced sharp criticism of many of his stances.