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Pittsfield Board Suspends Lach's Lounge Liquor License

Licensing Board member Richard Stockwell was in Lach's Lounge on Jan. 23. He left at 10:30 p.m. because he knows that the crowd that arrives after 11 isn't for him. A few hours later, James Dominguez was murdered in the parking lot next to the bar. Police determined Dominguez was at Lach's Lounge until closing that night and on scene officers say many patrons of Lach's Lounge had been over served.

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Cheshire Takes Next Steps in Electrical Aggregation

The town will begin the process of choosing a preferably green electricity supplier through Colonial Power Group. Mark Cappadona, a Colonial Power Group representative, told the Selectmen on Tuesday that the state Department of Public Utilities has approved the town's ability to join an electrical aggregation other than what National Grid provides. This will allow Cheshire to choose an electrical power supplier from the marketplace.

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

In November 1916, Hiram C. Walden converted a former Williams College fraternity house into a movie theater, promising to screen only “high class” fare with live musical accompaniment. One hundred years later, movies are still screening at 50 Spring St., making it one of the oldest continuously operating movie theaters in the world.

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NBCC Director Adam Hinds Making Run for State Senate

Adam Hinds is tossing his hat in for state Senate. Hinds, currently executive director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition in North Adams, formally announced for the seat on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Hotel on North.

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Magical 'Tempest' Arrives in Pittsfield this July

"The Tempest" takes place on a magical island inhabited by spirits and monsters and two humans, castoffs from society: a wizard and his daughter. It is the story of the old man's revenge ... or forgiveness.

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Buono Joins CompuWorks as VCIO

As a VCIO, Buono will guide clients through the critical process of aligning technology decisions with organizational goals by understanding where the company is today and its vision for the future.

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Pittsfield Council Recrafting Rules Of Order

Will the general public be allotted time during inauguration to speak on any item? Currently, the City Council's rules of order say for 15 minutes at the start of the special meeting there will be an open microphone for residents to voice their opinions on anything from tax rates to conspiracy theories.

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Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Theme Announced

“Our 2016 theme emanated from a combination of suggestions we received from the community, many promoting the idea that we should honor the Berkshires’ tradition of great summer music and dance venues." — Peter Marchetti

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Are You Prepared for Financial Disasters?

To protect against this potential threat, try to build an emergency fund containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses.

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North Adams Happenings: Feb. 3-9

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Village Ambulance Service Lands New Director

With more than 30 years of experience in emergency medical services and a resume that included extensive experience in administration, Mike Witkowski was having a hard time finding his next professional challenge. And when he saw the advertisement posted looking for someone to lead Village Ambulance Service, he was not overly optimistic.

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Mount Greylock Advisory Council Seeks Summit-Cam Options

The Mount Greylock Advisory Council will look for creative ways to return the summit camera to the mountain. Mount Greylock Supervisor Alec Gillman told the Mount Greylock Advisory Council last week that because of funding challenges, the summit cam has not been operational for several months.

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North Adams Committee Recommends Keeping Winter Parking Ban

The Public Safety Committee is recommending no change in the winter parking ban despite pleas by two residents who have no place to park. Aleksandr Lisser of Veazie Street had requested through City Councilor Joshua Moran that the city revise its winter parking policies, saying the lack of parking at his home makes the regulation impossible to follow.

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Lanesborough FinCom Supports Greylock Project; Questions Mall's Tax Future

The Finance Committee is recommending voters approve the Mount Greylock Regional High School Project. In a 3-2 vote, the committee supported the part-renovation and part-new construction of the secondary school. The project is will cost $64.8 million with the town paying about a third of the district's $32.3 million share with the state funding the rest.

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Letter: Commuters Need to Slow Down

This is not the Autobahn, there is a speed limit. Leave earlier so you won't have to drive like an idiot and put other drivers at risk.

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Pignatelli Seeking Return To House; Not Running For Senate

None of the Berkshires' House of Representatives delegates are looking to move to the Senate. On Tuesday, 4th Berkshire District Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli said he will not seek the senate seat being left vacant by Sen. Benjamin Downing, who is not running for re-election. Pignatelli will instead seek another term in the House of Representatives.

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Clarksburg Pursuing Green Communities Status

The town is moving forward with policies that will allow it to become a state-designated Green Community. Among the first steps is instituting an anti-idling policy for vehicles, doing an in-depth energy analysis of town buildings and updating zoning bylaws.

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North Adams Fitness Center Offering Youth Boxing Program

Miner Combat's community outreach program will provide a new boxing experience for Northern Berkshire youth. Miner Fitness owners Caleb and Becky Miner will bring youth boxing to their USA-Certified Boxing Club facility at 69 Union St.

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Adams Puts Efforts Toward Greylock Glen

The Selectmen held a special workshop meeting Saturday morning with Director of Community Development Donna Cesan to discuss progress, next steps and new strategies for the long-awaited Greylock Glen project. As part of that, Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco is planning to shift some positions and use Community Development Block Grant funds to push the project along. Cesan said the proposed $40 million project is starting to really gain momentum.

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Berkshire Health Systems Opens Williamstown Walk-In Clinic

Since sick days are not scheduled and not all illnesses are emergencies, Berkshire Health Systems has opened its second walk-in care facility, this one in Williamstown. North County BHS Walk-In Care is for patients ages 2 and up who are not able to be seen by their primary-care physician but whose condition is not so urgent that they need to visit an emergency room.

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Williams Men's Basketball Wins Monday Matinee

Bobby Casey scored 16 points to lead the Williams men's basketball team to victory on Monday.

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Houghton Street Buildings Being Razed in North Adams

They lasted more than 170 years. But now the decrepit former mill houses on Houghton Street will soon be a memory. Berkshire County Construction on Monday began the demolition of the four two-family units, 198-214 Houghton St., near the bottom of Houghton Street. A fifth building, a former corner store at the intersection of Liberty and Houghton, will also be ripped down.

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Housatonic Boys Top Greylock

Derek Paris scored 22 points, but the Greylock boys basketball team lost to Housatonic over the weekend.

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Pittsfield Seeks Input on Public Conservation Properties

Four city conservation areas will be closely examined as part of a new three-month planning study looking at the nature of these properties and how they're utilized and impacted by residents. This research, conducted by students of the Conway School of Landscape Design, is separate to an upcoming update to the city's overall Open Space & Recreation Plan but will supplement that process, according to Parks, Open Spaces & Natural Resources Manager James McGrath.

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Adams Board Of Health Updating Tobacco Regulations

The Board of Health agreed to update all tobacco regulations during the process of increase the legal age of buying tobacco from 18 to 21. The Board of Health decided Tuesday at a workshop meeting that the tobacco age increase would not be a new regulation, but an amendment. However, while working with Tri-Town Health Department it may be a chance to make sure all of their tobacco regulations are up to date.