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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Adams Housing Authority Gives Property To Habitat for Humanity
"This has been a thorn in the Housing Authority’s side because we had to take care of the maintenance." — Mark Covert

Pittsfield Group Suggests Limiting Chemical Spraying For Mosquitoes
"Overall, we'd like to see the reduction of adulticiding." — Jim Wilusz

Baker's $38B Budget for 2016 Raises School, City Aid
"This budget will allow our economy to grow, strengthen our schools, and build healthy communities across the commonwealth." — Gov. Charlie Baker

Mount Greylock presents 'South Pacific'
This production is being mounted by a cast of 24 Mount Greylock students under the direction of Jeffrey Welch.

North Adams Happenings: March 4-10


Berkshire County Head Start Registering Children for 2015-16 School Year
Income verification is needed with a completed application and eligible children are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Williamstown Housing Trust Awards Second Homebuyer Grant
"One of the things we resolved to do is refine the program as we experience it." — Stanley Parese

North Adams Rent Board OKs Increase for Wheel Estates
"I think that it happens to be the case that they can not move forward unless we move forward." — Wayne Wilkinson

Cheshire Asks Kinder Morgan For Information Presentation
"They said they don't want a debate forum, and I am guessing they have done that before and it didn't work out to well for them." — Robert Ciskowski

North Adams Historical Commission Nixes Park Lighting Scheme
"This modernism stuff, it seems to be me it's a little out of place and inappropriate." — Richard Zona

Hancock Suing Berkshire Wind Over PILOT Payments
"We made offers to extend the contract at the same rate. They rejected the offer." — Sherman Derby

Pittsfield To Hire Extra Help For Pothole Season
"Road work in the Northeast is never-ending" — Daniel Bianchi

Hancock School Committee Opens Conversation About Expansion
"Long-term, we need more instructional space and a couple of other spaces as well." — Superintendent Barbara Ripa

Adams Field Renovation Plan Makes It Into Preliminary Budget
"I would really like it if another woman would run, somebody with some pep, vigor, and who cares." — Barbara Meczywor

Taconic High School Project Estimated at $116M
"It is a generational opportunity and I wouldn't want to cut too much out of it." — Ellen Kennedy

St. Stanislaus Preschoolers Learn a Thing Or Two From Dr. Seuss
"It is teaching them about imagination and getting them excited about the reading aspect of it." — Lorry Delmolino

Berkshire Taconic President Leaving At End of 2015
During Dowley’s tenure, Berkshire Taconic distributed a total of $104.3 million, with average annual grantmaking nearly doubling in size, ensuring deep investment in our region’s nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life with programs

BMC North Reopens Operating Rooms
"They have really made this a first-class facility." — Dr. Jonathan Cluett

McCann Tech Robotics Team Demonstrates for School Committee
"We came up with designs, wrote it on paper, went through designs, and saw what mechanics of it would work." — William Kipp

Williamstown Economic Development Panel Hears from North Adams Planner
"You're all volunteers and bring your own expertise." — Mackenzie Greer

New Business Offers Organic Products From Berkshires & Beyond
"You have a lot of flexibility on the products and I could never have that range of products in a store." — Lisa Harrison

Battalion Falls at Home, Needs Miracle to Finish Fourth
The Berkshire Battalion lost a heart-breaker to Watertown on Friday night in North Adams.

Commission on Status of Women, Groups, Share Concerns With Lawmakers
"It is up to groups like this to give legislation legs." — Gwendolyn VanSant

McCann Senior Praised For Her Achievements
"I think every single day when Laura comes to school she is always ready to work and help others." — Laura Netti

'Still Alice': A Sadness to Remember
Each major stage in the disorder's progression is masterfully depicted: the effects on self, family and how society deals with it.

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