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Pittsfield Schools to Lease Space on Eagle For Off-Campus Program

The school department is leaving St. Luke's Square for smaller rental space on Eagle Street. The district ran the Student Resource Center out of leased space on Whipple Street. That lease expires at the end of June and the School Committee had previously voted to completely revamp the programs housed there, bringing nearly all of them into the schools themselves.

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Berkshire High School Athletes, Coaches Honored at Sports Caravan

As the 55th annual Sports Caravan Awards were given to outstanding athletes and coaches of area high schools, a moment was taken to note it would be the last year that one of those schools would be represented.

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Clarksburg OKs Warrant Articles, Passes $4.2M Budget

Voters approved all 18 articles on the annual town warrant on Wednesday night, including a town budget of $1,434,771.80. It took about an hour go work through the warrant but all articles passed unanimously or nearly so, with few comments.

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Pittsfield City Clerk Election: Phillips Out, Cetti In

City Clerk Jody Phillips will not seek re-election but Assistant Clerk of Elections Michele Cetti will seek the job.

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HospiceCare Offers Support Group For Loss Due to Substance Abuse

The group will meet the second Monday of each month, beginning June 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Medical Center Chapel.

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Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates Holding Meet & Greet Event in North Adams

The event will be held on Tuesday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mass MoCA, and will feature the surgeons of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates and members of the Berkshire Health Systems orthopaedic care team.

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Berkshire Health Systems, Soldier On Team Up for Wellness Workshop

The next workshop, Thrive, will be offered on Wednesday, June 8, at 5 p.m. in the dining room on the Soldier On campus at 360 West Housatonic St. in Pittsfield.

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Five Reid Students Honored For Building Positive School Community

Five Reid Middle School students were honored for their community involvement on Wednesday. The Say It Proud Awards, presented by the Berkshire United Way's Pittsfield Prevention Partnership, are given out to youth who make positive impacts. Three of the winning Reid students sit on the school council and two others on Students Against Destructive Decisions.

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McGovern Tapped as Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club

McGovern will replace the current CEO, Chris Jacoby, who will retire June 30. Jacoby is expected to resume his position as a member of the board of directors.

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On '529 Day,' Think About College Savings Plans

This day, named after the 529 plan, a popular college-savings vehicle, is designed to promote peoples awareness of the need to save and invest for the high costs of higher education. And that need has never been greater.

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MPO Urged to Start Mohawk Bike Path Construction Earlier

If funds become available to get shovels in the ground on the Williamstown Mohawk Trail Bicycle project, the MPO says it will try to move construction up. Otherwise, the project won't be funded until 2019.

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New Gas Station Proposed In Adams

The Planning Board has approved the demolition of the former Goodwill property on 160 Howland Ave. to make way for a gas station and 5,000 square-foot convenience store.

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North Adams Council Accepts Bullett Resignation, Mulls Replacement

The council's Rule 25 sets out a process for filling mid-term vacancies. Candidates can submit letters of interest and qualifications and are given a chance to speak before the council for three minutes. Members may ask questions of the candidates and then take nominations and vote.

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Clarksburg Elects New Select Board, Planning Board

The town has a new Select Board with the election on Tuesday of Carlyle "Chip" Chesbro Jr. and Kimberly Goodell. Tuesday's election also ensured that the town would have a full Planning Board this year. Vincent King was elected to the full five-year position that was open; Erin Scott to complete four years of a five-year term, and Gregory Vigna to complete the last year of a full term.

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Adams Fire District Sets $2M Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Fire District has been approved for a $1,953,440.52 budget for fiscal 2018. Water district members met May 9 in the Fire Station garage to vote for the almost $2 million budget, of which $1,906,440.52 will be raised by water revenue.

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House Lawmakers See Importance of Meals on Wheels Firsthand

It sounds simple: give food to the elderly people of the county. But it is much more than that. The drivers delivering through Elder Services of Berkshire County's meals on wheels program can often be the only person the recipient sees.

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Bob Heck Announces Campaign For Pittsfield City Council

Former radio host Bob Heck plans to seek a seat on the City Council. Heck announced on Monday that he plans to run for an at-large seat on the council. The Alden Avenue resident is the former host of 'Bob Heck in the Morning' on Live 95.9 and later on WBRK. He now owns and operates an entertainment business for weddings, parties, and bars and taverns throughout the county.

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Williams College Running Culvert Underneath Downtown

Williams College project manager Jason Moran explained to the Board of Selectmen that the college has put in motion a multi-phase plan that will alleviate flooding problems in and around Spring Street by, in part, replacing the undersized pipe that carries Christmas Brook under downtown and into the Green River to the east.

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Stamford Group Asks for Time to Research Joint-Clarksburg School District

A state education act is pushing small schools to consolidate their governance and share their services or come up with an alternative. Stamford's been wary of how the law would affect its school but some residents think they've found an answer across state lines.

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Pittsfield City Council Begins Review of Proposed Fiscal 2018 Budget

Mayor Linda Tyer has put forth a $163.8 million budget, which basically puts the city at the levy ceiling. The budget increase is only 1 percent, with the majority of that going to health insurance, and will leave the city only $31,145 short of the hitting the levy ceiling. The ceiling is a state restriction on the amount of revenue the city can bring in from property taxes

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Williamstown Moves to Build Police Station on Simonds Road

The town took its first steps toward moving its police station and a non-profit recreation center received a season alcohol licence. In the case of the town, it is a planned renovation and addition to the Turner House veterans home on Simonds Road, which the board agreed on Monday to sign an option to purchase for up to $300,000.

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Write-In Candidates Step Forward for Clarksburg Town Election

Officials have been worried about elected seats going vacant in Tuesday's election, but enough candidates have come forward to ensure most will be filled. A seat on the Select Board and three on the Planning Board looked like they would go empty in the town election but three people have stepped forward to run write-in campaigns.

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Spring Neighborlies Celebrate Community Individuals Groups

Friends, family and many supporters gathered to honor and congratulate individuals and groups in the Northern Berkshire communities whose acts of kindness and volunteer efforts have made a significant difference in the lives of their neighbors and the community.

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Berkshires Beat: Williams Environmental Center Earns Petal Certification

Twelve months of consecutive data showed that the center qualified in six of the seven environmental performance criteria for the Living Building Challenge, but fell short for the energy standard, just missing full certification as a Living Building.

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Berkshire Bank Moving Corporate Headquarters to Boston

Berkshire Bank is moving its corporate headquarters this Boston later this year as it acquires Commerce Bancshares Corp., increasing the bank's holdings to $12 billion.