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Adams Free Library Rededicated
"I have to say this is quite the architectural jewel and we are very pleased that it was able to happen today." — Deborah Bruneau

Lanesborough Marks Memorial Day, Honored for 250 Years
"We have a responsibility to preserve that freedom and expand it." — state Rep. Benjamin Downing

New Italian Restaurant Opens in North Adams
"We're really committed to the quality of the food and the quality of the service." — Jane Patton

Cheshire & School District Agree to Better Communications
"These five days were too fast and furious and we should have slowed it down a little." — Kristen Gordon

Williamstown Con Comm OKs Restoration Plan for Waubeeka
The plantings will include about 30 different types of native trees and shrubs, she told the commission.

Doug Clark To Leave Director of Community Development Post
"Certainly in the this department, I've found the staff here great. They have a professional attitude, good work ethic, and are just great people." — Doug Clark

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

iBerkshire Tag Sales: May 22-24
Tag sale season is upon us. Let the bargain hunt begin.   1 Comment

Sullivan Students Celebrate Memorial Day
"It's about those who paid the ultimate price and didn't make it back alive." — Col. Michael Morgan

Holiday Hours: Memorial Day
Holiday closures for Memorial Day

Memorial Day Events 2015
All events are on Monday, May 25, unless otherwise noted.   1 Comment

Pittsfield Community Connection Introduces Team Fighting Youth Violence
"There are a lot of kids with the odds stacked against them." — Adam Hinds

Adams Library Rededication To Take Place Saturday
"We are very excited about the open house and the very large cake has been ordered from McCann." — Library Director Deborah Bruneau

Lanesborough FinCom Will Support Mount Greylock Budget Request
"I am really disappointed the Finance Committee didn't back the Selectmen." Henry "Hank" Sayers

McCann Tech Grad Interns on Fenway Grounds Crew
Cheshire native Ben Kelson is learning about turf management at 'America's Most Beloved Ballpark' this summer

Adams Board of Health 'Blindsided' by Code Officer Cut
"The only thing known by the Adams Board of Health is that there is a lot unknown." — Bruce Shepley

Pittsfield Councilors Calling For Engineering Study On City Hall
"We are all very aware that this building has some obvious problems." — Anthony Simonelli.

Majority of McCann Teachers Should Recieve High Evaluation Scores
"It's a lot easier than in some of the districts where they are still use paper and pencil." — Justin Kratz

Williams Grant Recipients Show Off Fruits of Their Labor
"We never pretend the students we educate come from nowhere and we invent them." — Adam Falk

Dalton Select Board Elects New Chair, OKs Stormwater Grant
"John has been a good counsel to me, and I feel like we've been a good team, but I'm ready to hand over the reins." — Mary Cherry

Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival Announces Summer Lineup
"Freedom is a birthright, a gift of life, the platform on which we build our hopes and our dreams." — Don Quinn-Kelley

Microbrewery to Open at Mass MoCA Next Year
"We want this to be the kind of beer everybody in North Adams is proud of." — Orion Howard

Williamstown Voters to Shoppers: Bring Your Own Bag
"I think it's very exciting for not only the Town of Williamstown but for the Berkshires and the state of Massachusetts." — Brad Verter

Mayoral Candidate Rudd Has Creative Vision for North Adams
"It takes strong leadership to say now we're going to move in this direction ... we need leadership." — Eric Rudd   1 Comment

McCann Electricity Students Get Crash Course In Solar
"They would typically learn this on the job in the field, and this just gives them a boost." — David Lawless

Lanesborough Residents Calling On Town To Oppose Pipeline
"I have serious questions about whether the proposed pipeline will have an unreasonable effect on health." — Larry Spatz

Adams-Cheshire Officials To Meet With Annoyed Cheshire Selectmen
"Cheshire wasn't invited to the table, and I think if I were a Cheshire selectman I too would feel a little disappointed." — Darlene Rodowicz

Colegrove Park School Won't Be Ready for September Opening
"We are certain at this point in time that we will not be opening in September." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

State Police Honor Berkshire Mountain Search Team
Stephanie Buzzella, Michael Williamson, and Michael Comeau were given commanders commendation for dedication and actions by the Massachusetts State Police in Framingham for their efforts in the October rescue.

Clarksburg School Committee Accept Budget, Discuss PARCC
"We were all scurrying around trying to figure it out." — Karen Gallese

Clarks' Granddaughter Blesses Clark's Expansion
"I think they certainly must be looking at us and enjoying themselves." — Javotte Ray

Pittsfield School Union Gives Residents Chance To Try PARCC
"A lot of educators are concerned with how this information will be used." — Brendan Sheran

Sagas of the Shire: Recalling the Wendell Hotel

Clarksburg's DeSanty Reflects on Williams' Golf National Title
"Watching from afar and being completely amazed I think that's how I felt." — Erika DeSanty

MCLA Graduates Charged to Challenge the World
"May your chrysalis always produce a butterfly, and if it doesn't, may something equally fascinating emerge." — Danielle Gismondi

Bishop Blesses Newly Renovated Mount Carmel Care Center
"The facility is a very different facility that it was three years ago." — David Laplante

Our Neighbors: The Hillside Hotel
If a cemetery is a city, it's important to recall what else one can find in a city.

Mount Greylock Building Committee Sees Potential Designs
"This is a first round pass at sketch concepts." — Bob Bell

EMTs Honored For Life Saving Work
"There are a lot of great things that happen on a day to day basis." — Brian Andrews

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

Northern Berkshire Neighborlies Awarded
Friends, family and many supporters gathered to honor those who have made a significant difference in the lives of their community.

Pride, Happiness at Opening of UNO Community Center
"It's amazing. I never dreamed it would look like this." — Shirley Davis

Adams Bond Reassignment Expected to Save $185,000
"They are our neighbors and I know there is no malice intended on our part, but I think they did have some legitimate things in here." — Joseph Nowak

Williamstown Bag Bylaw Advocates Want Town Meeting Decision
"We could be leaders, or we could drag our feet and not do anything until the state makes us." — Brad Verter

Pittsfield Piloting New Sex Ed Program At Reid Middle School
"It is developmentally appropriate." — Ann Marie Carpenter

Williamstown Sets Schedule for Town Manager Hunt
"We felt we were able to get a thorough, in-depth look at each candidate." — Jane Patton

Creperie Opens in North Adams
"Why not provide a food offering that you can take with you?" — Ben Lamb

'Mother, May I:' Summer Season in North Berkshire
"When you get tired of looking at his dour mother, you can come over to WCMA for a sexy painting of his mistress." — Tina Olsen

Clarksburg Motorcycle Club Disputing Zoning Order
"I have no problem with your club. I have an issue with the zoning that has to be resolved." — Selectman William Schrade

Adams Finance Committee Splits on School Budget Change
"We have come up with a number that I feel works for the town and that the superintendent thought worked for the School Committee." — Tony Mazzucco

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