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Xerox Affiliate Opens Office Space In Allegrone Co-Working Building

Connecticut Business Systems, a Xerox company, cut the ribbon on new office space on Pittsfield Road as it looks to grow its Berkshire operations. The company is becoming the first tenant in Allegrone's Berkshire Design Center, a multi-office building featuring 16 suites for lease. CBS had previous operated out of a small office space in Pittsfield and will now expand it's local service through the new location.

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Letter: Say No to Immigration, Yes to Making Pittsfield Great again

What needs to happen is the "Mayor" should be protecting who is already here. The reason she got into office. This city is in dire straights. Financially we are a whisper away from the ever breaking threshold of economic failure.

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Lanesborough School To Consider New Policy Raising Tuition

School officials are crafting a policy to address tuition costs on an annual basis. Interim Superintendent Kimberly Grady told the Board of Selectmen on Monday that she will be presenting new policies to guide the tuition prices to the School Committee later this week. The move is in response to Lanesborough officials' desire to significantly raise the tuition costs for students coming from New Ashford.

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First Phase of Springside House Restoration Starts This Spring

The first phase of the restoration of the Springside House is slated to begin this spring. The city awarded Allegrone Construction a $212,000 contract to fix the foundation, a portion of the roof, and drainage controls. The construction will start in the spring, addressing the most immediate needs to preserve the building. From there, advocates and city officials are continuing to plan the exact usage of the building for the future.

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Mass MoCA Hopes to Complete UNO Park by Memorial Day

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is setting an ambitious goal of having the new UNO community park open for Memorial Day weekend. The opening could coincide with the ribbon cutting on Building 6 that will add 105,000 square feet of space to the museum.

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Adams Holds First Hearing on $15.5M Budget for Fiscal 2018

Town officials began their four-night public review of the fiscal 2018 budget at the Visitors Center on Monday night. They are proposing a $15,567,135 spending plan for fiscal 2018 that represents a nearly $1 million increase over this year.

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Three Vie For Open Adams Select Board Seat

Adams will see a three-way race for one three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen this May.

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United Cerebral Palsy Awarded Assistive Technology Regional Center Contract

The anticipated annual amount for the contract is $100,000 per year. Funding for this program is part of the MassMATCH federal program which is administered by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and allows UCP to lend assistive technology equipment and offer demonstrations throughout Western Massachusetts.

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HospiceCare Offers Eight-Week Grief Support Group

The eight-week support group, "Living with Loss," is offered for anyone who has experienced a loss of a family member or friend.

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Biz Briefs: Fall Foliage Parade Gets $3,000 Boost From MountainOne

The Fall Foliage Parade is in its 62nd year in 2017. This year the theme is "Magic in the Berkshires," inspired by everything magical going on in the Berkshires from Harry Potter on Mount Greylock to Fairies in Adams, and so much more.

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Grants to Support 'Served' Project at Williams College

Served is a creative collaboration between Williams and Forklift Danceworks, an Austin, Texas-based modern dance company best known for its community-based dance projects that involve people from all backgrounds. One of its best-known projects, featured in the documentary film "Trash Dance," involved a dance choreographed with Austin sanitation workers and their trucks.

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DownStreet Art Looking for Artists for 2017 Season

To mark the 10th anniversary of the DownStreet Art program, BCRC will embark on an ambitious goal to commission 10 new projects, which will range from performances and murals to pop-up parks and community art projects.

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Berkshires Beat: Bromley Gives $8,140 to SVHC Cancer Center

More than 400 mothers received a $20 lift ticket when they showed a photo of their child or children at the resortís ticket window.

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Mount Greylock's Operating Budget Flat, Building Project Drives Hike

Mount Greylock Regional School officials Wednesday trumpeted a fiscal 2018 budget proposal that shows no increase in member towns' appropriations related to the school's operating costs. Williamstown and Lanesborough will be delivered higher assessments, but the increase is due entirely to the bond payment on the addition/renovation project approved in debt exclusion votes in both towns in early 2016.

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Helen Moon Announces Candidacy For Pittsfield City Council

Days after the seat opened up, Helen Moon announced her candidacy to become a Ward 1 city councilor. Moon announced her candidacy Thursday morning. The 34-year-old is a registered nurse in the critical care unit at Fairview Hospital.

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Adams Selectman Ask Softball Leagues To Compromise

The Selectmen on Wednesday declined to step into a dispute between two local softball leagues, tabling a vote on field usage until April. There was a full room Wednesday of parents and coaches from the Lassie League and the newly established Adams-Cheshire Savoy League that both requested the use of Russell and Reid fields because they are unwilling to rejoin as a single league.

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Baker Hill District Seeks Authority to Buy Berkshire Mall

The Baker Hill Road District has asked the state to allow it to purchase the Berkshire Mall. The mall isn't currently for sale but the district wants to be in a place to acquire the property and needs legislative approval. The district had previously offered to purchase the property and the concept is to use the district as a tool in the creation of a public/private partnership with a private developer for reuse. The Baker Hill Road District is responsible for building and maintaining the con

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Hoyt Announces Run For Adams Board of Selectmen

Christine Hoyt officially kicked off her campaign for a seat on the Board of Selectmen on Thursday morning at Town Hall. "After a lot of thought and consideration and support from family and friends I felt it was time to take that next step as it relates to being involved in the town of Adams," Hoyt said. "With that, with enthusiasm, I stand here today and announce my candidacy for the town of Adams selectman."

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Adams-Cheshire Schools May Look At Increased Budget

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee delayed its budget vote until Monday, March 27, to determine if more positions needed to be included. The date puts the vote before required 45 days prior to town meeting. Committee members felt this allowed the opportunity to form a budget that may include positions originally cut.

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'Peep Show' Contest Seeks Entries

Peeps of all ages are invited to make a diorama based on their favorite book or story. Dioramas are to be created out of your favorite Peeps treats. Extra credit may be given to those who deftly use puns in the concept or title. Contest entry forms/rules are available at Ventfort Hall.

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Patients Give Near Perfect Marks to Two CHP Providers

These results are based on post-visit surveys sent to all patients and are compiled by the data company MedStatix.

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Pittsfield Author Wins Public Radio Award

Jackson joins illustrator Barry Moser and the Northampton Jazz Workshop. Recipients will be celebrated at the ninth annual Arts & Humanities Awards Celebration on May 24 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Tickets are available at NEPR.net. Proceeds support the programs and services of New England Public Radio.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 17-23

Go green at Bousquet's 20th Annual Irish Olympics Slush Run on Saturday from 10 a.m. until late.