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Pittsfield Allocates Funds to Build Shelter at Durant Park

The money to finalize the renovation of Durant Park has been secured. After a community effort to rename Pitt Park in honor of Willard and Rosemary Durant, those involved wanted to see a park that reflected what the two meant to the neighborhood.

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Adams to Test Memorial Building for Mold

The Selectmen tabled a request Wednesday from the Berkshire Arts and Technology Public Charter School to use the former middle school building, which has seen limited use the past few years, because of concerns over mold.

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Adams Emergency Responders Say Dispatch Has Improved

Emergency responders agree that the outsourced dispatching service has improved after initial complaints about communication and procedure. Adams Ambulance Service Manager Michael Gleason and Fire Chief Paul Goyette told the Selectmen on Wednesday during public comment that after a few meetings and tweaks to the system, the new dispatch service through the Berkshire County sheriff's office has improved.

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Adams First Responders Say Dispatch Issues May Cause Tragedy

The general manager of Adams Ambulance Service says the new dispatching system is faulty and warned "someone is going to get hurt" because of delays. Michael Gleason spoke during the public comment period at the Selectmen's meeting Wednesday. He told the board the ambulance service is not satisfied with the dispatching service now handled by the Berkshire County sheriff's office.

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Adams Compromise Outsources Dispatch But Retains 2 Workers

The Selectmen have agreed 4-1 to a compromise that would transfer dispatching services to the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, but retain two local dispatchers in the police station. Officials have been trying to eliminate the dispatch positions for

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Berkshire Scenic Railway Will Run This Weekend

"We are happy to have them up and running and it will be nice to hear the train whistle again this weekend in town." — Tony Mazzucco

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