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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Pittsfield Parks Light Up With Memorial, Holiday Events
"It is the largest candle-lighting ceremony on the globe." — Robin Burnell

Louison House 25th Anniversary Fetes Namesake
"Terry did not provide just expertise and good judgment. She provided inspiration." — Mark Gold

New Clark Exhibit Marries Contemporary, Traditional Art
"It's a perfect marriage between our traditional Impressionist bent at the Clark and our burgeoning interest in modern and contemporary art." — Richard Rand

Adams Hires New Town Administrator From Maine
"It is fortunate that we have the ability to hire a person of such good quality and character." — Arthur 'Skip' Harrington

Clarksburg Considers Two Possible Solar Arrays
"There are 77 acres of land that really do not have much purpose. ... There is a lot of cool stuff we could do with that." — Carl McKinney

Pittsfield Schools Grapple With Enrollment Drop
"I think that we have to take a look at very strategic, specific and well-reasoned redistricting." — Jason McCandless

Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District Picks Interim Superintendent
"Basically, I like people. I like teaching. I like to think I hit the ground running and I'm quick to learn." — Gordon Noseworthy

Williams Volleyball Falls in NCAAs, Women's Basketball, Hockey Win
The Williams women's volleyball team lost in the quarter-finals of the NCAA Division III tournament on Friday.

The Independent Investor: The Pipeline Made Simple
Canada will extract oil from their tar sands. So the argument becomes will we make it easier and safer for them to do so?

Mt. Greylock Announces First Quarter Honor Roll
The school has a total enrollment of 553; 334 students made the Honor Roll.

Friends of St. Mary's Tour Endangered Pittsfield Church
"We've knocked down a lot of buildings that we shouldn't have. I'd like to see us stop doing that, if we can." — Councilor Lisa Tully

Luma's and New Creperie May Open in North Adams
"We've wanted to do this for a long time, and it was one of those things where you need to hit the iron when it's hot." — Benjamin Lamb

Adams Begins Interviews of Town Administrator Finalists
The three candidates were chosen by the Town Administrator Search Committee from more than 40 applicants.

Cover for Retirement in Stages
And while it may be closer for some than it is for others, everyone needs to make sure they are financially prepared when the time comes to take a permanent leave from the ranks of the employed.

Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 21-27


Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive
"There is a need in the county. Last year, we served more than 600 kids." — Brendan Bullett

Clarksburg School Committee OKs Pre-K Feasibility Study
"I still would want to move full steam ahead on the VFW. I don't think anyone wants to put the pre-K aside another year." — Jeffrey Levanos

Adams Mulls Tourism Director Post, Street Parking Permits
"We are going to miss her. In a very short time she has really created a lot of energy. She has done a terrific job." — Donna Cesan

Lanesborough Education Research Committee Loses 3 Members
Lanesborough School Committee member Robert Barton and Mount Greylock School Committee member Richard Cohen have chosen not to serve.

Pittsfield Councilor Files Petition To Restrict Mayoral Employment
"They can't work it during City Hall hours." — Barry Clairmont.

Pittsfield Sets Fiscal 2015 Property Tax Rates
"I am totally disgusted with this council. Every year, we keep raising taxes." — Robert O'Connor

Lanesborough Elementary Top Level School in MCAS
"That is not easy to accomplish." — Principal Ellen Boshe

Man Involved in Shooting At Pittsfield Big Y Dies
Lantz said the DA's office is working with agencies outside of the Berkshires to piece together a timeline.

Pittsfield Committee Supports Changing Public Health Nurse Position
"In our attempts to fill the position we've had real challenges finding qualified nurses." — Gina Armstrong

North Berkshire Waste District Reports Successful Paint Collection
"I'd say we had another wildly successful collection this year." — Sandy Totter

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