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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Adams Police Foresees Full Staffing, Adds North Adams Officer
"For the past year the department has been down, at one point or the other, four officers." — Police Chief Richard Tarsa

Clarksburg Selectmen OK Tree Removal, Sign Gates Ave Deed
"We will get Gates Avenue done this year. — Carl McKinney

Boston Transit Campaign Touts North Adams Getaways
"The notion was to try to focus on a younger, Boston-based demographic." — Joshua Field

Williams College Names New Men's Soccer Coach
Williams College hired alumnus Erin Sullivan to replace legendary coach Mike Russo.

Santa Claus Calls Pittsfield Children
"It is one of the fun programs." — Becky Manship

Itís Time for This Family Discussion
As your parents get older, itís critical to sit down with them and talk about their health and financial well-being ó before urgent decisions are forced on you.

North Adams Happenings: Dec. 17-23


Williamstown Food Pantry Readies Christmas Donations
"Every penny that comes in goes to help families, mostly in food, once in a while in a few other areas." — Carol DeMayo

Pittsfield Awarded Third Consecutive Grant To Combat Youth Violence
The funds will continue the city's efforts to reduce youth and gang violence.

North Adams Commission Hikes Campground Seasonal Rates
"Until we have metered sites, we're going to have to entertain this increase to keep us in the black." — George Forgea

Lanesborough School Committee's Barton Resigns
"I have decided to resign as a member, rather than try to serve with members who are either not truthful or not reliable." — Robert Barton

Clark Art to Charge Admission Starting Jan. 1
Beginning Jan. 1, adult admission to the galleries will be $20, according to the museum's website.

BRNC Wins Open Country Award From Outdoor Life
It was BNRC's work along the Clam River in Sandisfield that drew the attention of the magazine's editors.

Adams Board of Health Revisiting Rental Inspection Fees
"I can't really do a good comprehensive inspection, and it puts us at liability because, heaven forbid, I knock something over." — Scott Koczela

Tree Lightings & Holiday Events 2014
Roundup of tree lightings and other holiday events in the Berkshires.

Crafts & Artisan Store Kit & Kaboodle Reopens in North Adams
"There are a lot of people out there that really love the handmade items. They last longer and they're quality items." — Carolyn Albert

North Adams Airport Commission Provides Feedback On Bike Path
"We will work with you and find a way to make it work. If it is possible to do, we will do it." — Jeffrey Naughton

Exterior Work Continues on Colegrove Park School
"This is the hard part, we're in the winter with difficult conditions. You don't get to see anything because it's covered up." — Margo Jones

Maple Grove Civic Club Will Reactivate Taxpayers Association
"If it's hard, they should work hard to start it. I don't see why we have to be the ones that start it for them." — Joseph Nowak

Lanesborough School Committee Chair Rejects Call to Resign
"Several days later, you did nominate me to be the committee chair even though you considered me a misleading liar." — Regina DiLego

Solid Waste District Eyes Hazardous Waste Collection
"I think we will get more cars because we haven't done one in a while ... I think the timing is right." — Sandy Totter

Adams Library Pulls Service Animal Policy After Outcry
"We would never discriminate against any service animal or person in this building." — Library Director Deborah Bruneau

Pittsfield Performance Pavilion Ready for Summer
"We've already got people lined up asking to the use this facility for the summer." — Dr. John Herman

Adams Scholars Named at Hoosac Valley
To be eligible, students must have scores of Advanced and Proficient on grade 10 MCAS tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics (at least one score must be advanced).

Berkshire Nursing Families Launches Fundraising Campaign
Every dollar pledged to Berkshire Nursing Families before Dec. 31 will be matched up to $40,000 by a generous donor, who supports BNFís mission to improve the lifelong health of Berkshire County through the promotion and support of breastfeeding.

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