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Pittsfield Health Officials Want To Curb Tick-borne Illnesses

The Board of Health is considering its options to reduce the spread of tick-borne diseases. The Health Department has been noticing a steady increase in tick-borne illnesses recently and is now wondering what options it has to help control it.

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Mosquito Tests Positive For West Nile In Richmond

The finding is the first in the state and it was collected on Tuesday. The town is part of the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project, which monitors and performs mosquito control measures in tandem with the local Board of Health.

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Lanesborough Looks to Join Berkshire Mosquito Control Project

Voters will be asked to join the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project at town meeting. The Board of Selectmen voted to add a warrant article asking voters to join the efforts to control mosquito populations after meeting with project Superintendent Christopher Horton. The project is state run and so far eight other Berkshire towns are part of the local effort - those are Clarksburg, Hinsdale, Otis, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sheffield, Stockbridge, and Tyringham.

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