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North Adams Downtown Celebration Moved to Thursday
The street festival runs this Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. on Main, Eagle and Holden streets with food, shopping, entertainment and conversation.

Pittsfield Launching Downtown Ambassador Program
"It made sense to partner with the Berkshire Community College's criminal justice program to address the Quality of Life committee's request." — Daniel Bianchi

Pittsfield Construction to Resume on North Street
"We appreciate everyone's patience as we move into the next steps of beautifying the downtown area." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Canal Street Fair Runs Sunday in North Adams
"It's just going to be a good time for all; we are going to shut the street down from top to bottom." — Todd Hebert

Rudd Art Museum Ready to Open Its Doors — A Little
"The museum wants to present to the public the art of the Berkshires." — Keith Shaw   4 Comments

Parking Plan Presented For Downtown Pittsfield
"Everybody wants to be in the same place." — Ralph De Nisco

Pittsfield Police Advisory Looking At Downtown Ambassador Program
"The vast majority of the comments we receive is that violent crime is increasing. Violent crime is decreasing in the city of Pittsfield." — Chief Michael Wynn

Local Businesses Clean up Pittsfield's Downtown
"Companies were coming to us before we event started planning." — Kristine Hurley

Ta Bellas in North Adams Under New Management
“We looked at Red Sauce, and we thought this town needs Italian, that’s it.” — Anthony Donovan

Rock the Block 2.0 Coming to North Adams
"We hope to have a very large crowd. We're working really hard to make that happen." — Hannah Sterrs

Pittsfield Businesses Look To Form New Downtown Coalition
"I don't want this to become an us-versus-them situation because that's not what this is about." — Donna Todd Rivers

Pittsfield Police Advisory Seeks Downtown Patrol Alternatives
"It's going to be budget-driven is what I got out of it." — Sheriff Thomas Bowler

Police Advisory Pushes For Expanded Downtown Patrols
"We have an opportunity to transform Pittsfield to become a pedestrian city." — Jeff Winslow

Pittsfield Plies Pocket Park Plans
"We're basically rebuilding everything, whereas Sottile is more of a repair & restore what's there now project with a few changes." — Jeff Fassler.

North Adams Partnership Unveils Ambitious Vision For City
"So you start with a grand vision and work and you start piece by piece to get you there. I think we can get there." — John DeRosa

Pittsfield Police Chief: Downtown Patrols Are Costly
"There still is a great deal of activity on North Street." — Sheriff Thomas Bowler

Pittsfield to Poll More Businesses for Food Truck Rules
"I think there's just a couple of things we need to really look at, for the betterment of all downtown businesses." — Pam Tobin

North Adams Installs New Parking Meters
The digital meters take 25 cents an hour for a maximum of two hours, up from the previous 10 cents.

Motorama Returns to North Adams for Third Year
"The last two years have been major successes." — Joseph Dean

Friend's Grille Wins People's Choice at 22nd Wing Fling
"We had a lot of downtown restaurants participating that haven't in the past." — Pamela Tobin

North Adams Downtown Celebration Set Wednesday
The city's summer block party draws several thousand to the downtown and features music, games, vendors and food from 5:30 to 9.

Pittsfield Moving Forward With Food Truck Restrictions
"No one's afraid of competition, we're just leveling the playing field." — Joseph Mele

Downtown Pittsfield Gets a Spring Cleaning
"You don't see how much there is until you are in it." — Kristine Hurley

WinterFest Brings Hundreds to Downtown North Adams
"I know that the restaurants I talked to, each place went through 600 of the hot cups." — Veronica Bosley

Investment Firm Funds Pittsfield Artswalk Into 2013
"As a business owner, I see the incredible value of the arts and culture for the local economy and for our quality of life." — Allen Harris

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