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Pittsfield Schools Backs Indigenous Peoples Day

Elias joined in a unanimous vote on Wednesday to delete Columbus' name from the school calendar on the second Monday of October and replace it with Indigenous People's Day.

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Pittsfield Schools Considers Using Indigenous People Day, Not Columbus

The School Department may join the growing movement behind switching our Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day. School Committee member Cynthia Taylor suggested the school change the name when written on the school calendar. The change may be small but the gesture is part of a growing movement to use the weekend to celebrate Native Americans instead of the person who invaded their land.

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Holiday Festivals and Craft Fairs 2017

This is the season of holiday craft fairs and art shows. This list will be regularly updated throughout the fall. Send submissions to info@iberkshires.com.

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Happy Thanksgiving to All Our Readers

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During Holidays, Be Extra Vigilant About Protecting Financial Data

It's obviously important to be vigilant at any time, but you need to be even more on your toes during the holiday season, when fraudsters are particularly active.

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Holiday Hours: Independence Day

Independence Day will be celebrated Monday, July 4. It is a federal holiday.

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Holiday Hours: Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a state holiday being observed Monday, Oct. 10, to commemorate Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492.

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