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Cheshire Eliminates Insurance for Elected Officials

After months of deliberation, the board unanimously voted Tuesday to eliminate insurance for those who work less than 20 hours a week for the town in order to save money.

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Cheshire Recognizes Oldest Citizen to Kickoff 225th Anniversary

Campbell was presented with a certificate of congratulations from the Board of Selectmen by longtime Selectwoman Carol Francesconi and a ceremonial cane from the family of Gus Martin, a member of the Historical Commission.

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Fall Foliage Snowstorm Struck City 20 30 Years Ago

The weekend began mild and sunny, so typical of early fall weather in New England. But Sunday was expected to dawn cooler and wetter for the annual parade. A rainy Nor'easter that was moving into the region was about to put a damper on the Fall Foliage Parade on that Sunday 20 years ago today. Disappointing but hardly catastrophic — the parade had marched in rain and cold before.

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Cheshire Making Plans to Celebrate 225th Founding Anniversary

With the town's 225 anniversary around the corner, the Selectmen are seeking community input for possible festivities. The town will celebrate its bicenquasquigenary this coming March and already a group of citizens is forming to plan multiple events.

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North Adams Photography Shop Marking 40 Years of Business

TGL PhotoWorks is marking just over nine years in the city, and 40 years in business —decades that have seen its operations transition from film to digital.

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Adams' Dancecapade 20 Years Strong

After 20 years, Dancecapade School of Dance is still educating students from throughout North County.

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Williamstown to Mark Margaret Lindley Park's 50th Anniversary

Margaret Lindley Park has been a destination for generations of area youngsters and anyone looking for a cool spot on a hot summer day. But there are still people who do not fully appreciate the little park near the junction of Routes 7 and 2 in South Williamstown.

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Zion Lutheran Church Opens 1892 Time Capsule

When the Zion Lutheran Church was built on First Street in 1892, the congregation placed a time capsule in the cornerstone. And it sat there for 125 years. Current Pastor Timothy Weisman knew there was one somewhere in the building's structure, but wasn't sure where. Seven months ago, the church embarked on a $1.2 million renovation and the mason dug around the northwest corner of the building and found it. The time capsule was placed there on July 13, 1892.

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Mount Greylock 'Highpoint' of Club's Annual Convention

More than 200 members of the Highpointers Club will be hiking, biking, driving or otherwise finding their way to the top of Mount Greylock this weekend. The annual convention of the club gathers at the highest peak in a selected state. Massachusetts was chosen as this year's location, bringing club members to the 3,491-foot summit on the Mount Greylock State Reservation.

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Biz Briefs: CompuWorks Celebrates 30 Years in IT Services

Founded in 1987 by David Hall and Alan Bauman, CompuWorks' mission has always been to help its clients maximize the business impact of technology. T

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Action Pest Management Is 30 Years Strong

After 30 years of busting bugs and wrangling critters, Action Pest Management continues to protect homes throughout Berkshire County and Southern Vermont from uninvited guests. Siblings Shanah and Caleb Miner are part of a family business. But instead of running a cash register at the family store, they are exterminating termites and chasing bats out of steeples.

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North Adams Indoor Sports Facility Marks Third Anniversary

The Cages at the Mill is entering its fourth year of providing indoor practice, training and instruction space for local athletes in the former Blackinton Mill building on Massachusetts Avenue. To celebrate, the complex will hold an open house on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m.

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SVMC Pownal Campus Marks Successful First Year

"We knew that Pownal was an underserved area and having primary-care health center was critical," said Thomas Dee, president and CEO of Southwestern Vermont Health Care. "We're looking to have a number of these centers throughout out our coverage area. This is the first one that was built from the ground up." The center's development became more critical as North Adams (Mass.) Regional Hospital closed in 2014 during its planning and several primary care physicians left the area widening an al

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Stamford Volunteer Fire Department Marks 65 Years

Stamford had just that year organized a fire company, but had no equipment and no station. The Paradise Farm fire would illustrate the need for the town to have its own Fire Department. "We're probably the youngest one I believe," said Chief Paul Ethier. "As far as departments go, we really are the baby of the bunch."

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Pittsfield Celebrates 10 Years of Third Thursday

The city has had its ups and downs over the last decade but one thing has remained constant - Third Thursday. Put on by the city's Office of Cultural Development, the street fair is held monthly throughout the summer is still going strong. At July's event, the organizers celebrated the 10 year anniversary.

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Happy 100th Anniversary to Images Cinema

Images Cinema at 50 Spring St. is dressed up for the celebration of its 100th anniversary. Crimson and blue bunting is draped on the marquee and bunting across the facade of the Walden building, Images' home, is embellished with a golden yellow "1916." Doug Jones, Images' executive director and board members Ann McCallum and Diana Walczak were present May 27 when the Images' appearance was transformed from everyday to celebratory.

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Adams Elks Celebrate 100 Years

The local Elks invite the community to celebrate its 100 years in Adams this Sunday. Melissa Martin said Adams Elks 1335, of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, will celebrate its centennial year of service to the community on Sunday from noon to 3.

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Advocacy Group Continues Call for Restoration of North Adams Hospital

Two years after the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital, advocates are still pushing to expand services and bring back a "full-service hospital." Several dozen gathered at City Hall on Monday afternoon to remind local and state officials and to send the message that they were not giving up.

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BRPC Director Reflects on Origins During 50th Year

This is the 50th year Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has been in existence. On Thursday, Executive Director Nathaniel Karns honored the anniversary by providing highlights from the first 25 years, showing where the commission had been on the frontline with major issues. The commission formed in 1966 and a year later Karl Hekler was hired as the first staff member as executive director, a position he'd keep for 25 years. The first issue facing the commission was plans for an interst

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North Adams Houghton Street Houses Headed for Demo

The buildings have been empty and deteriorating for years and had initially been approved for removal more than a year ago.

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