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Pittsfield Looks To Raise Fines For Abandoning Dogs

The city is looking to raise the fine for abandoning a dog. The City Council's Ordinance and Rules Committee on Monday voted in favor of a number of changes to the local animal control laws. The changes including raising the fines for abandoning dogs, changing the fine structure for violations, and shortening the number the of days before a stray dog can head to adoptions.

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Adams to Increase Parking Fees, Fines

Motorists may see an increase in parking violations fees - but not until town officials are confident that enforcement will be consistent. The town is undergoing a review to update fees across the board. Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco is suggesting new parking violation fees of $15 to better align Adams with surrounding communities. The current parking ticket is $5 and noone is sure the last time it was updated.

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North Adams Library Cracking Down on Overdue Book Scofflaws

"They don't understand they don't have one book out, they have thousands and thousands of dollars in material." — Donald Pecor

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Pittsfield Asking State Approval To Hike Jaywalking Fine

"The fine is a buck so it is not even worth trying to identify these people." — Police Chief Michael Wynn

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Adams Convenience Store Avoids Fine For Selling Tobacco to Minor

"I think a lot of times it depends on the help, maybe someone just got a little lax." — Patricia Clairmont

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Clarification: MJD Real Estate Fined by DEP

"MJD Real Estate failed to address the release of hazardous waste at this property, and repeatedly failed to respond to notices issued by MassDEP." — Michael Gorski

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