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Bohemian Road Holds Grand Opening in Adams

Things just got a little brighter and a little groovier on Park Street with the opening Saturday of Bohemian Road at 57 Park St. The small store is filled with what owner Randy Cormier describes as "clothing and gifts from around the globe ... and local."

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Williamstown Hardware Store Holds Grand Opening

William Aubuchon IV cut the ribbon on Aubuchon's Main Street store, which opened a few weeks ago but held its grand opening celebration until this Friday and Saturday. Afterward, Aubuchon said the move from a smaller location in the Colonial Plaza to the east on Main Street (Route 2) was necessary to serve the store's clientele.

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Mildred Elley Opens Admissions Office in North Adams

Director of Admissions Jennifer Bushika said 20 percent of Mildred Elley's student population comes from Northern Berkshire and Southern Vermont and that opening up a satellite facility in North Adams will make it easier for current and potential students to connect with the Pittsfield school.

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Polito Touts Infrastructure Projects in South County

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito assured local officials here that she's making sure small towns have access to funding for projects critical to their growth. Polito was speaking at the completion of one of those projects the million-dollar rehabilitation of Forest Street that was made possible by MassWorks funding specifically set aside for rural communities.

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Pittsfield Cuts Ribbon On Trash Cans For Tyler Street

There were no places for pedestrians to dispose of rubbish. Through the city's budget, new trash cans featuring the city's logo will be placed along Tyler Street. City staff is responsible for emptying them.

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State Cuts Ribbon On Renovated Veterans War Memorial Tower

Two years and $2.6 million later, the renovation of the Veterans War Memorial Tower at the summit of Mount Greylock is complete. State officials cut the ribbon on the project to completely restore the 84-year-old monument to those armed forces members who were killed in war. The tower was last renovated in 1973 after it was closed for 11 years, and then in the 90s more repairs were done.

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North Adams Plans Skate Park Grand Opening This Saturday

The grand opening runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Noel Field Athletic Complex. The event will feature professional BMX rider Jake Seeley, North County native, and raffle prizes from The Garden Skate & BMX shop of Pittsfield, VANS, and other sponsors.

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Adams Celebrates Rail Trail Extension Opening

Town officials, state representatives and those who played a critical role in the development of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail attended an official ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of its latest extension. Cyclists rolled into the Adams station Friday afternoon from all directions to celebrate the official opening of the 1.2 mile extension of the rail trail that goes from Hoosac St to Lime St.

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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Opening Celebration In May

The town will hold a ceremony on May 12 to mark the official opening of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension. Although many have been using the 1.2 mile extension from Hoosac St. to Lime St, former selectman Arthur "Skip" Harington came before the board of selectmen Wednesday and asked permission to hold an opening ceremony May 12 at 2:00 at the Adams Station.

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Collaboration Celebrated at Highland Woods Dedication in Williamstown

The spirit of co-operation that helped produce a 40-unit affordable housing complex in at least half the usual time was celebrated at Thursday's dedication of Highland Woods. Elton Ogden, the president and CEO of developer Berkshire Housing Development Corp., said the efforts of community volunteers, state and local officials and non-profit and for-profit businesses helped his group meet an ambitious timeline that saw Highland Woods' opening coincide earlier this year with the final closure o

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Cheshire School Holds Ribbon-Cutting for New Playground

Cheshire School opened its new playground with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The Cheshire Parent/Teacher Group under its President Karen Isbell has been fundraising for several years to be able to replace the old wooden play structures with a new rubber-coated steel structure that is much more durable and will last for many years to come.

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Miss Hall's Cuts Ribbon On Campus Expansion

Miss Halls School celebrated its first major expansion in 15 years Friday, cutting the ribbon for two new buildings. The $13.5 million expansion project built a new residence hall and a new academic building. The 9,325 square-foot residence hall expands enrollment opportunities to now 250 students, up from 201 currently enrolled. The academic building will serve as the focus of a new "STEAM" program focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The 18,125 square-foot bu

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Pittsfield's Woodlawn Bridge Reopens After 10 Years

Finally. The Woodlawn Avenue Bridge is finally opened after being closed for a decade. City, state and Pittsffield Economic Development Agency officials commemorated the re-opening of the north to south connection between the Morningside Neighborhood and East Street. The bridge used to be own by General Electric and was closed in 2006 and was demolished in 2012.

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Cheshire Gains John Leland Plaque

A new and informative plaque about town father the Rev. John Leland was placed last week in Leland Park. Selectwoman Carol Franesconi told board Tuesday night that the ribbon cutting was a quiet and quick affair last Friday. The Baptist Heritage Revival Society, which installed the plaque, contacted her Friday for the event.

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Excelsior Owner Sees Future In Printing, North Adams

Integrity Graphics is fulfilling a promise made a year ago: That the name "Excelsior" will remain in the city. "Since Excelsior [Printing] was a big part of the past in North Adams, I'm hoping it becomes a big part of the future of North Adams," said Joseph E. La Valla, president and CEO of Integrity Graphics, which took over the printing company in a deal almost exactly a year ago.

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Patience Pays Off as Ribbon is Cut at Williamstown's Cable Mills

It took 14 years to turn a decrepit hulk of a mill into 61 luxury housing units. The project was halted by, among other things, the economic crisis of 2008 and sometimes seemed like a victim of bad luck. But it was a stroke of good luck that sparked the Cable Mills project.

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Students, Officials Celebrate Opening of Colegrove Park School

The gymnasium at Colegrove Park Elementary School filled with a thunderous "Thank you" as more than 300 children voiced their appreciation of their new school. The moment came at the bidding of Jack McCarthy, executive director of Massachusetts School Building Authority, as a way to recognize a community that had voted to raise taxes to provide them with a new school. "It's because you deserve it, you deserve a 21st century education, you deserve to be competitive not just with the rest of

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