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North Adams Downtown Hosts Motorama This Weekend

The 6th annual Motorama will roar back into the city on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 9 to 3. Main, Holden and Eagle streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic as downtown North Adams fills with cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, tractors and more. Anything with a motor is welcome.

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North Adams Downtown Celebration Moved to Aug. 17

The event features food, shopping, entertainment, and activites from the participating local merchants, vendors, restaurants and organizations.

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North Adams' Motorama Featured on NESN Program

Tune into NESN on Sunday at 5 p.m. or Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to catch scenes from the 5th annual Motorama. The car show featured more than 500 vehicles last August and drew thousands downtown to admire the beautiful machines, grab a bite to eat and shop.

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Five New Sculptures Being Installed in Downtown Pittsfield For 2016

City workers installed Thursday the second of five new public art sculptures downtown. "We have three more sculptures to come in this year," Recreation Activities Coordinator Department of Community Development Becky Manship said. "We're hoping to get those in within the next week, week and a half or so." At Persip Park Artist Joe Chirchirillo delivered his "Wildflower" sculpture and city workers installed it. The cement piece will stand in the park throughout the summer and beyond. Last

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North Adams Church Selling Downtown Building

First Congregational Church is selling off retail property on Ashland Street that it's owned for more than 100 years. Lois Daunis, a member of the congregation's Facilities Committee, said the decision was made in late 2014 to divest the 1960-building because it no longer suited the church's needs.

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Pittsfield Asking State to Release Funds for Columbus Ave. Garage Rebuild

Plans to replace the crumbling Columbus Avenue garage are "shovel" ready but the state still hasn't released more than $6 million earmarked for it. The top level of the garage has been closed since August 2014 when city officials at the time determined the concrete beams were pulling away from the supporting structure. The move reduced parking spots in the structure by 156. Earlier that year the state earmarked $6 million in a transportation bond bill and now city officials are pushing for th

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State Community Affairs Director Tours Pittsfield to Start Dialogue

Mayor Linda Tyer led a tour around downtown Pittsfield for member's of the governor's staff as the two administrations start a dialogue. State Community Affairs Director Hodari Cail joined a cadre of local officials and business leaders to see some of the highlights of Pittsfield's downtown revitalization efforts over the last decade or so. Tyer led the tour which brought the group to the likes of the Berkshire Museum, Hotel on North, Barrington Stage, the Colonial Theater and even the parkin

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Adams Events Committee Will Disband

"There are big events in town that they have had a huge hand in and they have doing an unbelievable job over the years." — Jeffrey Snoonian

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North Adams Hosts Fifth Annual Motorama on Sunday

In addition to looking at meticulously restored and maintained vehicles, attendees can enjoy live music, 50/50 raffles, food, and shopping.

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North Adams Downtown Celebration Is Wednesday

The street festival runs this Wednesday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Main, Eagle and Holden streets with food, shopping, entertainment and conversation.

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New Free Concert Series Brings Original Indie Rock, Folk To Pittsfield

"I don't think there is anything quite like this in Pittsfield, particularly in downtown Pittsfield." — Alan Bauman.

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Lenox Officials Dismayed by Parking Vote, Move Ahead on Solar

"I think we didn't do a good enough job of selling it." — Chairman Channing Gibson

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Hoosic River Revival Group Presents Options to 'Stakeholders'

"This isn't a three-year solution. This is a long-term solution. We've got three different groups looking at this in different ways." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

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Pittsfield Sets Public Hearing on Phase 4 of Streetscape

The public is invited to view and comment on the design of the next phase of the Downtown Streetscape and the Downtown Parking Plan.

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Downtown Pittsfield Looks To Craft New Five-Year Plan

"We feel we need to create the new plan for the next five years." — Kate McGuire

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Adams Selectmen Updating Business Recruitment Plan

"It's a beautiful town ... We have kept it that way and made it more beautiful, but where do we go from here?" — Skip Harrington

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New Bike Racks Installed in Downtown North Adams

"This is a big step for North Adams and will only continue to grow from here." — Amanda Chilson

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