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Lanesborough Restaurant, Neighbor Take Dispute to Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen are hoping for a peaceful resolution to an ugly neighbor dispute between a local business and its residential neighbor. The Selectmen have fielded complaints from Stephen Ciepiela regarding Matt Reilly's. Ciepiela lives next door and says the restaurant is blaring music until late at night. He says he can hear it clear inside his home at 11 p.m. at night with the windows closed.

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Williamstown Selectmen Recommend School Regionalization to Tuesday Town Meeting

The Board of Selectmen on Monday voted to recommend the town approve the expansion of the Mount Greylock Regional School District to include its two feeder elementary schools. In concurrent Tuesday special town meetings in Lanesborough and Williamstown, voters in the two towns will be asked to approve the current junior-senior high school district to include the elementary schools in each town.

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North Adams Redevelopment Authority Agrees Reduce Restaurant Rent

A financially shaky Redevelopment Authority has agreed to reduce the rent for the Freight Yard Pub to keep funds flowing to manage its debt. The restaurant had began witholding rent this past spring until the authority addressed what it claimed were poor conditions in Western Gateway Heritage State Park.

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Greylock Works Gets $1.72M in State Funds to Complete Parking Lot

Secretary Jay Ash last visited the former Cariddi Mill in May to hear about its potential; on Monday, he was back with a $1.72 million check from the state's MassWorks program to aid the project in completing its parking infrastructure.

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Biz Briefs: Greylock Donates $100,000 to Elder Services for Elder Nutrition Program

Each visit provides not only a hot nutritious meal, but also vital social contact and a health and safety wellness check.

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Berkshires Beat: Home Instead Kicks Off 'Be A Santa To A Senior' Program

Holiday shoppers are invited to support Be a Santa to a Senior by visiting a participating location where Be a Santa to a Senior trees will be on display from Nov. 10 to Dec. 29.

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Adams Plans To Restore Cook Street Mill

The town will try to salvage the Cook Street grain elevator and remediate the area in hopes of turning it into a park. Director of Community Development Donna Cesan asked the Selectmen to endorse a grant application to secure up to $200,000 in Brownfield funds from the Environmental Protection Agency to remediate the former Hoosac Valley Coal and Grain Property.

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Williams Women's Soccer Wins NCAA Tourney Second-Round Game

The Williams College women's soccer team advanced in the NCAA Division III tournament on Sunday.

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Running With The Law Returns For Third Year

Former North Adams Police Officer David Lemieux started the weekend running program with now-retired Brayton Elementary school teacher James Holmes in 2015. Lemieux and Holmes, both avid runners, wanted to create a program that encouraged healthy habits and positive interactions with police officers.

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Lanesborough, Williamstown Voters Face School Regionalization Question Tuesday

At contemporaneous town meetings in each community, residents will be asked whether to consolidate the three schools of the Tri-District into a single, expanded Mount Greylock Regional School District. If they do so, the current practice of electing a separate school committee for each elementary school will be a thing of the past, and the budgets for both preK-6 schools will be incorporated into a single spending plan that voters will be asked to approve each spring at Annual Town Meeting.

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Williams Women's Soccer Advances in NCAA; Football Tops Amherst in OT

The Williams College women's soccer team Saturday won its NCAA tournament opener.

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North Adams Armory Dedication Memorializes City's Fallen Son DeMarsico

A few hundred people braved Saturday's bitter cold for the dedication of a plaque and stone in his honor at the North Adams Armory Center. DeMarsico's life was cut short in 2012 during a patrol in Afghanistan. He was walking point along the road, searching for improvised explosive devices.

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Pittsfield Celebrates Veterans Day

With temperatures in the teens Saturday morning, the city of Pittsfield honored veterans of all wars with a parade and ceremony. At 10 a.m. marchers and vehicles left City Hall and proceeded down North Street, onto South Street, and concluded at the Veterans Memorial on South Street.

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North County Gives Back To Veterans

Local businesses and organizations are giving back to veterans this weekend. Union Street barber Gus Jammalo is offering free haircuts to any veteran this year.

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Blue Heron Tangled in Fishing Line Rescued From Flood Chutes

A blue heron trapped in fishing line in the Hoosic River flood chutes for nearly week was rescued Friday afternoon.

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Senate Passes Amendment To Help Volunteer Ambulance Services

Some relief for struggling volunteer services is making its way through the legislative process. The state Senate passed a health care bill Thursday night which included an amendment from Sen. Adam Hinds that alleviates the staffing requirements of an ambulance in rural towns. Currently, two emergency medical technicians are required to be on every basic life support transports.

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2017 Fall Foliage Festival Leaf Hunt Winners & Locations

The annual Fall Foliage Leaf hunt, a traditional popular feature of Fall Foliage Festival Week, has returned after a hiatus of one year. It starts Saturday. This year the committee has revealed that there will be 20 colorful leaves hidden in North Adams, Adams, Cheshire, Florida and Williamstown.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Discusses Reasons Behind 'Change Orders'

The Mount Greylock School Building Committee recently further clarified the concept of "change orders" that have begun to affect the building project's budget in a modest way.

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Clarksburg Students to Hold Gaming Fundraiser For Veterans

Clarksburg Elementary students will host "Soldiers, Dice, & Dragons" this Veterans Day to raise awareness and money for local homeless veterans through Soldier On.

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Dalton Signs Community Compact With Polito; IT Upgrades Planned

Technology moves fast. The government doesn't. For Dalton, the technology government uses is behind the times. The Town Hall doesn't have a server to back up files and documents. Town officials are saving things to flash drives and filing paperwork.

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Mount Everett Fall Festival Features Bard's 'Romeo & Juliet'

Performances are Thursday, Nov. 9, and Friday, Nov. 10, both at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Consolati Performing Arts Center (TAC PAC). Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Warren Wants to Increase Veterans Secretary Role

If Setti Warren is elected governor, he wants a veteran sitting in his cabinet. The Newton Democrat has put forth a proposal to pull the veterans services secretary job out from under Health and Human Services and provide veterans with their own seat at the table.

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'LBJ': Offers Hope From the Past

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Lt. Gov. Polito Delivers $425K For Habitat For Humanity Condo Project

Eight years ago Berkshire Gas donated a parcel of land on Deming Street to Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. The non-profit worked with White Engineering to design a condominium project featuring three buildings, with two units in each.