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Finance Committee, Selectmen See ACRSD Proposed Budget
"I want to make sure we are transparent because these are big, big cuts." — Kristen Gordon

Former Pittsfield Councilor Pete White Seeking at-Large Seat
"I want to be working on much more citywide initiatives." ‐ Pete White

Monument Mountain Stages 'Little Shop of Horrors'
This year's production features more than 40 students in the cast, crew, and pit orchestra.

Cheshire Water Protection Bylaws Saved; Bridge Being Closed
"If they want to come, let them come. If they don't, it is their loss." — Carol Francesconi

Williamstown Election Lines Fill Up
Four people had returned papers for the open seat on the Board of Selectmen, and three for the two spots on the School Committee.

Adams Focuses On New Economic Development Strategies
"It's about increasing the number of opportunities coming to the door." — Tony Mazzucco

Williamstown's Colonial Pizza Has New Owner With Old Ties
"It's just been a whole family thing, and whatever I can do to continue what they built on, I'm honored to do." — Steven Peltier

Pittsfield Opens Third Community Center In Public House Complex
"The idea is to bring the services and resources we have in the city to the residents in public housing." — Justine Dodds

Hoosac Valley To Perform 'Grease' This Weekend
"We chose 'Grease' because we really enjoy it." — Jacob Keplinger

Pittsfield Rolling Out Final North St. Reconstruction; Parking Management
"It will take more than one construction season." — Jon Dietrich

Historical Commission OKs Lighting For Heritage Park
"Personally, that looked like the best combination of old and new." — Chairwoman Justyna Carlson

North Adams License Board OKs Name Transfer, Beer Tent for Zumba
"Food accounts for about 80 percent of the sales. ... The food is what brings the people in." — Timothy Lanfair

Pittsfield Council Questions Use Of Cold Patch For Pothole Repairs
"We are making it as quick as we can." — Bruce Collingwood

Lanesborough-Williamstown Superintendent Choice 'Pleased' to Negotiate
Douglas Dias has told officials ... that he "would be pleased to enter negotiations with" the Tri-District.

Mount Greylock Architect to Give Presentation Thursday
"The more minds we tap, the better the investment we will make." — Chairman Mark Schiek

Taconic High Theatre Goes Broadway With 'Guys & Doll'
The musical romantic comedy involves the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings.

Mass MoCA Summer Filled With Music, Photography ... and 'Top Gun'
"There's a lot of photography at Mass MoCA, spanning a full spectrum." — Joseph Thompson

Williamstown's Mead Set to Embark on North African Off-Road Rally
"I have a very strong belief that I can travel the world and participate in adventures and do some good will work." — Sue Mead

Pittsfield Outlines 2015 Road Paving Projects
"I am hoping our bids come in really low tomorrow." — Bruce Collingwood

O’Geary’s Package Store To Double In Size
"We are just so tiny here, and we need the space." — James Geary

Pittsfield Residents Plead Case For New School To City Council
"There is a giant skills gap." — Joaquin Rosier

Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Pick Sees Himself as Potential Admiral
"When they need something, they let me know, and I'll get it for them because the principals are the captains of their ship." — Douglas Dias

Adams Planners OK Haunted Artifacts Museum Site Plan
"What I mean when I say chapel is that some people are very interested in getting married in creepy places. It's a popular thing." — John Zaffis

Williamstown Board Advises Resolution Against Plastic Bags, Containers
"We're not banning these things, we're just letting you know we don't want these things in our community." — Hugh Daley

Lanesborough Administrator Proposes $10.4M Budget
"We have now have a balanced budget." — Paul Sieloff

Mount Greylock School Committee Votes to Send Towns Higher Budget
"If that's the will of the committee, that's a discussion we'll have on the floor of town meeting." — Carolyn Greene

Williamstown-Lanesborough Offers Superintendent Post to Medway Principal
"I think we need to act expeditiously." — Rich Cohen

Lenox Planners OK Solar Bylaw Language; Public Hearing Set Tuesday
"We spent a lot of time going through it," — Kate McNulty-Vaughan

Senator Warren to Speak at BCC Commencement
"We are elated to have Senator Warren serve as this year's keynote speaker." — BCC President Ellen Kennedy

Fire Station Cracks Concern Williamstown Fire Committee
"We're going to be at 34 Water St. for some time, and we can't afford to let the station fall apart." — John Notsley

Pittsfield Drop-In Youth Center Opens on North Street
"You only get this opportunity once. We need — the business community, the individuals of Pittsfield — we need to be involved here." — John Pariseau

'America's First Hippie': O.B. Joyful Left Indelible Local Legacy
"I always remembered whatever pertained to nature and have come to the conclusion that human beings do not think enough." — Oh Be Joyful   1 Comment

Take & Eat Food Program Fueled by Growing Need
"Why can't we make meals here for homebound elderly in need of meals on weekends?" — Deacon Francis Ryan

Pittsfield School Project Panel Sets Session on Taconic Project
The community is invited to attend a meeting at Reid Middle School on Monday, March 23, at 6 p.m. to learn more about Taconic High project.

Williamstown Fin Comm Looks at McCann Tech, Elementary School
The school's assessment to the town is 2.5 percent higher than last year's, keeping it in line with the other town cost centers.

BCAC Crafts New Transportation Program For Low-Income Riders
"We are nonprofit. We are not motivated by profit; we are motivated by mission." — Debra Leoncyzk

Lanesborough Police Chief Search Undecided After Three Interviews
"We didn't find a fatal flaw in the interviews today." — Paul Sieloff

Pittsfield Sets Public Hearing on Phase 4 of Streetscape
The public is invited to view and comment on the design of the next phase of the Downtown Streetscape and the Downtown Parking Plan.

Williamstown Native Seeks Support for Film Project
"I'm just so myopic. I just want to see it get made. I just want to see it." — Matt Bosson

Adams-Cheshire Starts Budget Talks at High Mark
"If you ask us to cut the budget any further it will be 100 percent staff cuts … those cuts will be devastating to the district." — Kristen Gordon

Berkshire County in Line for $1M in Pothole Money
"The challenge with a tough winter is how much you have to play catch up just to get your roads to where they were before the winter." — Tony Mazzucco

Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Finalists Named
It is possible but unlikely that the committees will choose to select a candidate on Monday night.

Cheshire Offers Some Support To Regional School District
"We are in this together and recognizing the communities are doing whatever they can." — Superintended Kristen Gordon

Conforti Retiring From Clark Art Institute
Under Conforti’s direction, the Clark has grown in both size and stature and has established an international reputation as a leader in the generation of new ideas and critical thinking in the field.

Students From Lee, Northampton Get Firsthand Look At Biotech Jobs
"The more we get people interested in it, the more they will likely stay in the area and we can draw from it." — Pat Muraca

Pittsfield ZBA Approves Furniture Store, Hotel Signs, Chickens, Office Space
"It is a very far cry from an exclusively residential area." Katherine Chester

Williamstown Looking for School Committee Candidates
The terms of current Chairwoman Valerie Hall and committee member Chris Jones are set to expire this spring.

Adams Selectmen Approve $14.5M Budget, One Cruiser
"There is no crystal ball that is going to tell us what next year brings, and we can only hope for the best." — Police Chief Richard Tarsa

Williamstown Selectmen Meet with Town Manager Search Consultant
"We'll advertise the job next week." — Joellen Earl

Homeland Security Sets Anti-Terrorism Response Training in Berkshires
"It is a good time to look at the general overall response." — Thomas Grady   1 Comment

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