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North Adams Traffic Commission Rejects Church Street Crosswalk

Working off a report by Stantec Consulting Services, the commission determined that a crosswalk would not be safe in that area and that the issue of students crossing Church Street might better be addressed through changing bus routes.

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Pittsfield Woman Celebrating 100th Birthday

Centenarian Ethel Connors said the secret to longevity is "exercise, exercise."

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North Berkshire Registry Candidates Tout Experience, Future Plans

Two experienced and longtime employees in the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds are hoping to succeed Frances Brooks, who is retiring after 56 years, 14 of those as register.

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Pittsfield's Westside Neighbors Vent Following Another Violent Crime

t seems like a pretty straightforward concept: someone sees a drug house in their neighborhood, they tell the police, and officer swoop in and make a big bust. Lt. Glen Decker spent 18 years on the narcotics beats and he'll tell you that it's not that simple. In fact, he's watched known drug user after known drug user walks into a home and leaves shortly after. He knows what happened in there.

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Adams Agrees to Share 'Fallon Car' With Cheshire COA

COA Director Erica Girgenti said the Board of Selectmen's approval will allow her to approach the Cheshire Selectmen and finalize the memorandum.

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UPDATED: Third Man Charged In Robbins Avenue Murder

A city man was murdered on Robbins Avenue Monday evening. According to the District Attorney's Office, William Catalano, 34, of Pittsfield was found lying on the sidewalk in front of 219 Robbins Avenue at about 5:28 p.m. Monday. Catalano was suffering from multiple stab wounds and died shortly after 7 p.m. at Berkshire Medical Center.

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Berkshires Beat: Florida Couple Invests $500,000 in the Future of Gould Farm

The Bowlers' lead gift honors Ellen's father, the Rev. Hampton E. Price, who served as executive director from 1961-1972. During his tenure, Rev. Price transformed the farm's campus, systematized the work program, and brought into focus the therapeutic value of meeting together as a community.

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Treasurer Goldberg Pushes College Savings Program To Reid Students

Nearly all of Reid Middle School's eighth graders could raise their hand when asked if they remember being in fourth grade. "That was not that long ago and yet here you are, 8th graders," Superintendent Jason McCandless said to the class on Friday.

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North Adams Library's Stained-Glass Protective Pane Cracked

Library Director Mindy Hackner told the trustees Wednesday that she cannot find anyone willing to make the repair.

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Berkshire County Kids Place Marks 25 Years at Annual Gala

The gala brings in thousands of dollars for Kids Place each year. Friday's event, the "Diamonds and Ice 25th Anniversary Gala," drew hundreds of attendees and donations for a silent auction ranging from lunch with local officials to airfare and Cape Cod vacations.

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Cumberland Farms Faces Questioning at Community Meeting

The discussions that started at 5:30 went well past the 7 p.m. mark as company representatives were peppered with questions about traffic and the site plan.

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Adams to Update Emergency Management Plan

The move comes after a water-boil order that highlighted communications issues between governing boards and two storms that caused severe damage.

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Pittsfield Firefighters Wear Pink In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Cancer affects everybody. The city firefighters know that well, with three members currently battling the disease. This month the Fire Department is paying tribute to those who are battling breast cancer and their families.

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BRPC Updating Regional Transportation Plan

RPC is revamping the regional transportation plan. The plan serves as the master guidance document for the Metropolitan Planning Organization's guidance of a number of federal transportation funds and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission's work.

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Ribbon Cut On New $120.8 Million Taconic High School

Taconic senior Alexandria Carmon went to numerous vocational competitions against schools throughout the state. And it made her jealous. The health technologies program at Taconic had great teachers. It was a great program. But the other schools had better technology. They had a better environment to practice their trades.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 19-25

Wear your cowboy hat and boots! The Hoedown for Hope fundraiser for Moments House will feature live music by Whiskey City and The Hotshot Hillbillies, line dancing with instruction by Cheryl Wendling, food, games, raffles, balloon magic with Bowey the Clown, face painting, a photo booth and more. 3-10 p.m. at the new Proprietor's Lodge (formerly the ITAM), 22 Waubeek Road.

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2018

Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

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Fire-Damaged Adams Farm Looks Forward as Help Pours In

But in the last several weeks the farming community has rallied around Broadlawn Farm with help coming from the youngest 4-Hers to a former governor.

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Accreditors to Visit BCC's Nursing Program Wednesday, Public Meeting Scheduled

BCC's nursing program will be reviewed for accreditation during a site visit on Wednesday. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is holding a visit, which includes a public forum, on the accreditation process. ACEN has a full day scheduled including from 1:45 until 2:45 hearing from the public any questions, opinions, or concerns about the program.

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Cheshire to Begin Town Administrator Selection Process

Retiring Town Administrator Mark Webber told the board on Tuesday that now that the job posting has ended, the selectmen must start the town administrator selection process.

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The Independent Investor: The Student Loan Crisis

Since the financial crisis and Great Recession over a decade ago, student loans have grown by almost 157 percent. Compare that to auto loans, which have risen 52 percent. In the case of mortgage and credit card debt, we have seen a decrease by about 1 percent.

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Lanesborough Bridge Dedicated to Vietnam War Hero

As a kid, Gregory Aloysius Noonan would meet up with his best friend Tom McKnight and head to the miner road bridge to fish and crack jokes. As they grew older and the Vietnam War came, Noonan was far from that brook. But he was there with pride, defending the United States of America. He was quite decorated too.

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Town of Lee Awarded $4.9M to Support Eagle Mills Redevelopment

In total, $7,789,664 has been awarded to the Fourth Berkshire District towns of Lee, Tolland, Monterey, and Sheffield through the 2018 MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program.

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Williamstown Officials Confront Issues Related to Off-Campus Parties

In response to reports by a local resident about past issues related to the event, board members Jane Patton and Andrew Hogeland voted against authorizing the closure.

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Neighbors Mount Coordinated Opposition to Pittsfield Solar Array

The neighbors around the Pontoosuc Country Club have mounted a coordinated attack in opposition to the proposed solar array. The Boston-based solar developer Nexamp Inc. is proposing a 6.5-megawatt solar array on 25 of the course's 131 acres of land. The plan takes over the southern portion of the project - the corner closest to Hancock Rock and Ridge Avenue - and leaves enough space for the club's owner to operate a nine-hole course.

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