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Topia Arts Center Given Fundraising Extension
"If people want the summer home where they can listen to the Boston Symphony Orchestra when they visit there needs to be support." — William Kolis

Clarksburg Town Administrator Off to Running Start
"I've got a full court press on to get this squared away." — Carl McKinney

Pittsfield Passes Revamped Smoking Laws
"Youth cigar use has surpassed the adult smoking prevalence rates." — James Wilusz

Lanesborough's Putnam Road Culvert Being Reconstructed


Classical Beat: Interview with BSO Guest Conductor Honeck
"No recording can do that justice. You must be there to hear this music in the moment." — Manfred Honeck

Mount Greylock School Committee to Feature One November Race
There are two seats for Lanesborough residents and three for Williamstown residents to be decided when voters of the two towns go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Adams Town Administrator Search Committee Organizes
"It is what it is and why spend time attracting people we are going to find out this is not the job they want," Melito said.

Lanesborough Moving Forward With PCTV Running Station
"We need to get the information out there to the public if we want to let people know what we are doing." — Robert Ericson

Adams Business Owners Air Concerns on Park Street Project
"This is a very important public conversation about a project that's going to affect all our lives for a few months." — Jonathan Butler

Hearing on Bianchi Complaint Adjourns After Disruption
"I am a party to this ongoing investigation because Mayor Bianchi has bullied me also." — Craig Gaetani

Rivera Has Hopes for Broadway After WTF 'Visit'
"When I first heard the score, I just leapt." — Chita Rivera

Berkshire Museum To Host Smithsonian Spark!Lab
"Here we are, Berkshire Museum here in Pittsfield, Mass., having these tremendous connections with the Smithsonian." — Lesley Beck

Space Is Top Concern In Picking Pittsfield School Building Project
"It was pretty clear that that would be the preferred option at this point." — Carl Franceschi

Adams Selectmen Put Residency Requirement in Administrator Ad
"Someone would have to make a pretty convincing argument to me for me to waive their residency requirement." — Jeffrey Snoonian

Major Demolition Nearly Complete for North Adams School Project
"The bottom line is we are in good shape as far as we have not impacted any critical items." — Daniel Daisy

North Adams Second-Graders Drilled in Emergency Skills
"These kids will know how to take care of their friends until the ambulance arrives." — Amalio Jusino

Cold Case Expert Offers Thoughts on Unsolved Local Murders
"There are no mystical solutions. It's really, really tedious work." — Sarah L. Stein

Adams Board Replaces Town Administrator Search Committee Member
"It's a difficult thing to do frankly, but I thought it was the right thing for the town and the right thing for the search committee." — Arthur "Skip" Harrington

Berkshire All-Stars Fall Short in Bay State Games Finale
"I think the biggest thing is these kids came out here just wanting to prove they can play." ;mdash; Matthew Ward

Washington Mountain Road Dedicated To Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
"This sign will be a constant memory for me and all of the people who travel here about the sacrifices they made." — Rep. Smitty Pignatelli

Preservation Officials Tour Berkshire Courthouse Restoration
"When we're all done, this building is going to look a lot more like it did in 1876." — Michael Mucci

Former Waverly Mill in Adams Hosting 'Mill Children' Exhibit
"We think the space is phenomenal, and a lot of people have been getting excited about it." — Gail Sellers

Great Barrington, Sheffield Awarded $803K in Block Grants
"This grant builds on several years of planning investments by the town of Great Barrington and Housatonic in particular." — Sean Stanton

Pittsfield Launching Downtown Ambassador Program
"It made sense to partner with the Berkshire Community College's criminal justice program to address the Quality of Life committee's request." — Daniel Bianchi

iBerkshire Tag Sales: July 18-21
It's tag sale season again. Time to clear out attics, basements and garages and make some folding money.

High Bids Halt Plans for McCann Nursing Addition
"We aren't going to build the building, but we will keep the process alive and look for alternative locations." — James Brosnan

Bond Bill Includes $5M for Greylock Glen Education Center
"It's a huge step forward that will hopefully create the energy to have even more things happen." — Jonathan Butler

Clarksburg Enters New Fiscal Year With Optimism
"I'm optimistic and I don't even know why." — Mark Denault

Director Takes Leap at Williamstown Theatre Festival
"I always had a romantic vision of working in Williamstown." — Kathleen Marshall

Hoosac Harvest Members Open Gardens for Annual Tour
"This money goes directly to trying to feed your neighbors, and I think that is a worthy cause." — Lee Venolia

Pittsfield Questions DPW and Utilities Management
"The existing organizational charts do not match up to what was being proposed in 2010 by Mayor Ruberto." — Barry Clairmont

Williamstown Housing Trust Finalizes Homeowner Assistance Plan
"It's in their interest and our interest but, most importantly, in the potential homeowners' interests to know about this opportunity." — Chairman Thomas Sheldon

Pittsfield Board Approves Expanded Uses For Shire City Sanctuary
"We basically want to expand the special permit to include many different issues that may come along." — Chris Swindlehurst

MassDOT Purchases Berkshire Line for Passenger Rail
"Studies have shown that a Berkshire County rail connection to New York City would be a winner." — Richard A. Davey

Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District Back on Track
"I'm pleased that Union 71 seems to be stabilizing." — Chris Dodig

Lenox Says Google Ad Campaign Is Generating Tourism
"It is much better data than we'd get if we put an ad in The New York Times." — Kevin Sprague

Fuls Named to Mount Greylock School Committee
"Seeing that Mr. Fuls is here and has answered questions, I'm going to vote for Mr. Fuls." — Adam Filson

Cheshire Residents Petition Against Dollar General Plans
"The road is just too narrow and that intersection is too dangerous." — Eileen Tremblay

Bianchi, Councilors In Standoff Over Capital Budget
"I compromised and I think they can compromise." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

North Adams Closes Fiscal 2014; Prepares for Municipal Aid
"The governor signed the budget so the $750,000 is in play." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

Williams Professor James MacGregor Burns Dies at 95
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James MacGregor Burns died early Tuesday at his home at age 95.

Local Woman Opens Berkshire School of Etiquette
"It's modern etiquette. It's what's real today." — Diane Massey

Williamstown Selectmen Decline to Discuss Land Hearing
"I was wondering if the Board of Selectmen had a position on the two properties and their status or what it should be." — Catherine Yamamoto

Clarksburg Golf Course Plans Revamped
"I just want to make the two growing seasons and be open ... that's my goal." — James Basiliere

Pittsfield Venues Report Busy Tourism Season So Far
"Who knew chickens were so popular? Numbers are up, visitors are up." — Betsey Sherman, Berkshire Historical Society

Taconic Architect: Building New Better Than Renovating
"New construction is making more sense than either of the other two options." — Carl Franceschi

Nursing Program Building Approved for McCann School
"We have to have a lab facility with beds, nursing facilities, computers and surgical suites." — James Brosnan

Williamstown Health Board Revising Tobacco Regs
"I want to be as strict as we can. I think Joan's point is a good one." — Dr. Erwin Stuebner

'Complete' Season of Shakespeare in Lenox
"It's a roast of Shakespeare. It's all coming from love." — Ryan Winkles   1 Comment

Broadway Bound? WTF Shows Have Been, May Be
"Let me translate the subtext; 2019, we're going to Broadway." — Justin Long

 
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