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Pittsfield Health Officials Encourage Landlords to Go Smoke Free

The Board of Health wants landlords to make their properties smoke free. The Health Department doesn't have authority to demand landlords adopt smoke-free policies but are rolling out resources to guide landlords on how to do so. The board feels that second-hand smoke is a health concern and in homes is where most second-hand smoke occurs.

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North Adams May Push Landlords to Act Against Drug-Dealing Tenants

The city may begin notifying landlords of tenants' criminal behavior - and possibly hold them liable. A communication by Councilor Keith Bona urging the city to look at ordinances that at least would require notification to landlords of police raids or arrests up to the potential of fines and forced evictions was referred to committee at his request.

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