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Board Of Health Can Not Yet Inspect Curtis Paper

The town began the process of taking the property last year from MJD Real Estate, which owes more than $450,000 in property taxes.

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Pittsfield Health Officials Back Trash Collection Changes

Health Director Gina Armstrong doesn't see the enforcement of new trash regulations becoming a difficult task. The Board of Health is currently in charge of enforcing nuisance issues regarding trash already. Armstrong brought up some areas of concern about the proposed toter system regulations, but overall said it will keep the city cleaner.

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Enrollment Growing In Pittsfield Needle Exchange Program

Already 31 people have enrolled in the local needle exchange program. The state Department of Health allocated grant funds earlier this year to bring a syringe exchange program to the area through Berkshire Health Systems at 510 North Street. The intent is to reduce harm to those using intervenous drugs. The program opened on Sept. 4 and enrollment has been growing ever since.

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Adams Health Board Wants More Involvement In Emergency Management

The Board of Health is concerned with its lack of involvement in the town's emergency planning. Member Bruce Shepley said the board in the past has had little contact with emergency management.

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Adams Board Of Health Have Questions About Plastic Bag Ban

The Board of Health has questions about the town's recently implemented plastic-bag ban and how it is applied to takeout services. Kelly Cross of Chee's Chinese Cuisine attended Wednesday's board meeting to ask if the restaurant could use biodegradable bags instead of paper bags because if sauces spill in the paper bags, they tend to rip

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