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TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY
Williamstown Board Asked to Restrict Parking on Lee Terrace
"We're concerned about having to avoid a [motor vehicle] accident and instead hitting a child on the street." — Howard Carter

Williamstown Town Meeting OKs Parking, Signage
"When you engage in community service, you get to be a part of that which holds us together." — Stanley Parese

Lenox Officials Dismayed by Parking Vote, Move Ahead on Solar
"I think we didn't do a good enough job of selling it." — Chairman Channing Gibson

Lenox Passes Budget, Rejects Parking Changes
"There is truly a problem with parking in Lenox, but paving over green space in a residential neighborhood is a poor solution." — Jay Baver

Downtown Pittsfield Highlights Successes, Looks to Future
"Our entire region is only as strong as the city of Pittsfield." — Kate McGuire

Parking Changes Spur Heated Discussion in Lenox
"I think it's going to take a village to change this." — Doris Barsauskas

Lenox Planners Debate Specificity of New Parking Regs
"One thousand would make it so everyone in the district that we're proposing would be exempt." — Town Planner Gwen Miller

Pittsfield Councilors Split on Increasing Parking Fines
"Before we implement the parking plan, we are hitting people with more fines, I am not in favor of that." — Councilor Jonathan Lothrop

Hotel On North Paves Way For More Pittsfield Parking
The re-zoning proposal marks the third round of approvals secured from the board associated with the renovation of the historic Besse Clark department store building.

North Adams Implements Higher Parking Fines
A parking ticket for overstaying your welcome at an expired meter has doubled from $5 what it's been for years to $10.

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

Raising Pittsfield Traffic Violation Fines Proving Difficult
"We can't have it all at once. It needs to be in steps," — City Council President Melissa Mazzeo

Clark Wins Permission to Keep Parking on North Street
"I'll be blunt: The primary reason it was temporary was we didn't think we'd need it after the construction period." — Donald Dubendorf

North Adams Overflowing With Empty Parking Spots
"It validates a lot of the things we've been hearing the last couple of years." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

Pittsfield Reviewing Parking Enforcement, Fees
"Consistency and simplicity will go a long way toward making this enforceable." — Police Chief Michael Wynn

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.

Pittsfield Board Approves Dollar General With Conditions
"These guys will not build a store and underpark themselves, it just defeats the purpose of having the store in operation." — Bob Gage

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