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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Berkshire Reps Rise In Legislative Ranks
"I believe the Berkshires fared extremely well with this reorganization of the house." — Smitty Pignatelli

Williamstown Selectmen Again Decline to Take Pipeline Stance
"I don't like spending our time on resolutions over which we have no control of the outcome." — Hugh Daley

North Adams Residents Asked for Patience as DPW Clears Snow
"The last week and a half, two weeks have been very taxing on our crews and on our equipment." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

Williamstown Adds Two to Economic Development Committee
"If we reserve a seat for one, there are at least three more we could consider." — Selectman Andy Hogeland

Williamstown Selectmen Name 10 to Economic Development Committee
"Let's get this group together and let them take a second to talk among themselves and see if they've got everyone they need." — Hugh Daley

Pittsfield Council Accepts School Budget Law, Denies Hiring Authority Plan
"It is a safeguard for the educational system." — Churchill Cotton

Lanesborough Advised Solar Array Ownership Better Model
"Once the program or the farm is paid off, the monies you would typically be paying would be a savings," — Mark Guilds

Lanesborough Dips Into Reserves To Pay Insurance Bills
"We have a bill and we have to pay it." — Ronald Tinkham

North Adams Housing Agency Reaching Asset Deal With City
"I think it is safe to say that we have reached an agreement with the city of North Adams." — Christopher Tremblay

Adams Board Replaces Town Administrator Search Committee Member
"It's a difficult thing to do frankly, but I thought it was the right thing for the town and the right thing for the search committee." — Arthur "Skip" Harrington

Pittsfield Questions DPW and Utilities Management
"The existing organizational charts do not match up to what was being proposed in 2010 by Mayor Ruberto." — Barry Clairmont

Fuls Named to Mount Greylock School Committee
"Seeing that Mr. Fuls is here and has answered questions, I'm going to vote for Mr. Fuls." — Adam Filson

Clarksburg Offers Town Administrator Post to Former Selectman
The board voted 2-1 on Wednesday night to offer the post to McKinney, who just a few months ago was chairman of the board.

Adams Administrator Named CEO Of Berkshire Chamber
"I've always kind of seen this position as an opportunity to do a lot of things I am passionate about on a countywide scale." — Jonathan Butler

Adams Ratifies Two New Police Officers
"I think very highly of these two, and they are going to be a tremendous asset not only to the force, but to the town of Adams." — Chief Richard Tarsa

Glockner Nominated As New Pittsfield Cultural Director
"Jen is an excellent communicator, a skilled writer with personal warmth and charisma. She works well with others, as a leader and as a member of a team." — Mary Rentz

Pittsfield Appoints Three New Principals
Kerry Light, Brenda Kelley and Gina Coleman have been named as the new principals.

Bianchi Replaces Key City Administrator
"You have to have compassion. But you also have to have a tough skin." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Clarksburg to Offer Administrator Post to Plymouth Candidate
"We need someone to step up to the plate. ... We need someone who knows the Department of Revenue and he does." — John Sanguinet

Adams Selectmen Approve Tourism, Animal Control Hires
"We went with Samantha because she had the experience in event planning and tourism marketing." — Jonathan Butler

Pittsfield Civil Service Task Force Hears From Fire Chief
"It takes the politics out of the position." — Robert Czerwinski.

North Adams Hires New Library Director
"Mindy will be a great addition to our public library and our city team." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

Pittsfield City Council Accepts Common Grant; Extends Arts District
"This will be a fast-tracked project but I think we can do it." — James McGrath

Taconic Grad To Lead BerkshireWorks
Mayor Daniel Bianchi is appointing William Monterosso to as the executive director of Berkshire Works.

Miss Hall's School Names 11th Head of School
"I see my role as fostering a culture where every student is inspired to extend her inquiry far beyond the classroom walls ... " — Julia Heaton

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