|TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
|Adams-Cheshire District Pledges Better Communication With Cheshire
"I think that put a damper on the whole budget process, and it was just confusing this year." — Carol Francesconi
Tyer, Bianchi Set Priorities in West Side Initiative Debate
The debate was put on by the West Side Neighborhood Initiative, with WAMC's Jim Levulis as moderator.
Independent Investor: Millennials — The Misunderstood Generation
It is darn difficult to imagine living better than your folks under those circumstances.
SABIC to Leave Pittsfield; 300 Area Jobs to Be Lost
"I think this was a decision that had nothing to do with the city. It had everything to do with their corporate mission." — Daniel Bianchi
Cheshire Fire Department Treasurer Accused of Larceny
Everett "Gus" Martin, 80, is facing larceny charges after $32,588 was discovered missing.
Pittsfield Housing Authority: Worcester's Program Not A Fit Here
"Let's look at them as a individual cases." — Charles Smith
Lanesborough FinCom Continues Discussion On School Funding
"You can't cut your way out of it." — Steve Wentworth
North Adams Fire Department Opens Doors To Public
"It's a way for the community to see what we do and we talk fire safety." — Fire Director Stephen Meranti
Clarksburg Voters to Decide School Feasibility Funding
"I think the line items should be made whole with the town side first and the school side second." — Mark Denault
Pittsfield Approves Renaming Pitt Park For Reverand Durant
"They made our neighborhood the best to live in." — Vicki Kane
Heating Leak Causes Thursday Closure at Williamstown Elementary
"When crews come in dragging hoses and things through the hallway, it's not a good environment for learning." — Douglas Dias
North Adams Happenings: Oct. 7-13
Girl's Walk to Cure Diabetes Team Holding Painting Party Fundraiser
Fund raised will benefit scientific research to better treat, prevent and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes.
Avoid Emotional Investment Decisions
Actually, the chief hurdle you face is something over which you have control: your own emotions.
DeMarsico Spaghetti Dinner, 5K Planned Nov. 7-8
The annual “Up Front for DeMar 5k Run and 1 mile Walk”, an event to raise money for the SPC Michael R. DeMarsico Scholarship Fund will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8.
Williamstown Dedicates New Hiking Trail
The Carl H. Reidel Trail was dedicated in a brief ceremony on Saturday.
Pine Valley Mobile Home Park in Cheshire To Be Sold
"It is interesting to think that they would have to be better. It seems like it can't get any worse." — Robert Ciskowski
Brayton School Receives $35,000 in Donations Toward iPad Program
"We've been trying to reach out to community partners and alumni and any source we can for funding to help us upgrade our technology at Brayton." — Principal John Franzoni
Alternative Route Being Mulled for North Adams Bike Path
"These concerns are understandable, particularly in a neighborhood that is closely knit and experiences very little visitation from non-residents." — Lauren Gaherty
Bianchi: DPW To Be Ready For When Snow Flies
"We're going to have more ahead of time in hopes that we don't get in a crunch like we did last year." — Daniel Bianchi
Pittsfield Expands Role of Police Advisory Commission
"Our role was pretty limited in terms of police advisory." — Alan Righi
North Berkshire School Union Raises Substitute Rates
"If we're paying $70 and Williamstown is paying $80, they're going to Williamstown." — John Solari
Williamstown Building Commissioner Addresses Economic Development Panel
"The state building code is just that: a state building code. It doesn't change from town to town." — Ryan Contenta
Softball Tourney to Benefit Boy Battling Lymphoma
The inaugural Carson Willette Co-Ed Benefit Softball Tournament will be held this weekend in North Adams.
Berkshire Tidbits: Harvest Fests, Historic Fare Fill Weekend
"I doubt that you will see anything from Betty Crocker come from Barbara," Opperman said with a laugh.