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Adams-Cheshire Will Look to Community for Future Goals
"We fought the good fight and we continue to fight the good fight, but what do we want to do as two communities to get there." — Kristen Gordon

Gene Wein 'What High School Athletics Should Be About'
"He was always positive and always supportive." — John Franzoni

Southwestern Vermont Readies Pownal Campus
"There's a problem now and a growing problem in that most of the practices in our area are not taking new patients or there's a really long waiting list." — Dr. Trey Dobson

Quadland's Flowers Seeks New Owners for Its Next Century
"People move away, their children move away, their grandchildren move away, and they think Quadland's when they need flowers." — Cynthia Martin

Clarksburg Bridge Bid High; Town Hires 2 Police Officers
The board affirmed the hire of two new part-time officers, technically "reserve intermittent" officers, to fill two open spots.

Volunteers Clean Up at North Adams' First Annual Appalachian Trail Day
"We have music from Common Folk, it's a super nice day, and we have some good food." — Joshua Moran

Pittsfield Election: Nomination Deadline Passes
There will be a four-way race for mayor, which causes a preliminary election to narrow the field to two.

Aggie Fair Crowns 2015 Prince & Princess.
The prince and princess were chosen by a panel of judges after answering questions about why they wanted the titles.

First Responders Receive Tactical Training at Drury High School
Although the specific drills on Saturday dealt with a shooter on scene, Barry said the skills taught could be applied in a number of situations.

Our Neighbors: The Teacher
As a teacher, Miss Haskins was of the "old school" variety, with a firm belief in the three Rs and the value of corporal punishment.

Fall Foliage Festival Calling on All Grand Marshals
"Our special 60th anniversary parade will reflect on the past and allow us to showcase the evolution of the festival." — Danielle Thomas

Pittsfield Offers Community Development Director to Florida Woman
"Her knowledge of city planning and housing along with her strong management experience, will be invaluable to the department and the community." — Daniel Bianchi

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Names New Executive Director
I am excited because I feel my background and current work match nbCC priorities related to community dialogue and problem solving, building strong neighborhoods, and youth-focused prevention programs. — Adam Hinds

Lawmakers Override More Than Half of Gov.'s Budget Vetoes
Over the last week, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed overrides worth $97 million.

Elms College Bringing Human Services Degree Program To BCC Campus
"It just seems like a next step and a natural transition." — Mary Reap

Mount Greylock Committee Decides on Addition/Renovation Plan
"The message we should be giving to kids is: Try to reuse as much as you can as you go through life." — Robert Ericson   1 Comment

Advocates Call For Expanding Medicare On Anniversary Of Bill Signing
"We pledge to work with communities and policy makers to finish the job." — Lara Shepard-Blue

Pittsfield Election Concerns Over Jewish Holiday Quashed
"Both of us got the impression that she was trying to be diligent in scheduling the primary around the Jewish holidays." — Rabbi David Weiner

Joan of Archetype: Playwright Explores Timeless Theme With Classic Story
And I understand what an outrageous thing it is for a daughter to ask of a mother to let her do such a thing.

Adams Historical Society Brings Plunketts to Life
"I have the distinguished pleasure of being the last Plunkett that lived in this house." — Charles Plunkett

New Cafe Space Available In North Adams Library
"So instead of turning people away at the door, the trustees started tossing around the idea of having a place where coffee was welcomed." — Mindy Hackner

MassDevelopment Backing $9M Redo of Pittsfield Housing Project
The organization will renovate and preserve all 100 units as affordable to households earning no more than 60 percent of area median income.

Legislature Overrides Cultural Council, Kindergarten Cuts
Wednesday's vote restores funding for the Cultural Council to $14.16 million passed by the Legislature.

New England Holocaust Institute Open In Adams
"It will work for what I have planned, and I am very appreciative towards the town of Adams." — Darrell K. English

Berkshire Botanical Garden, Project Native Move Toward Merger
Both nonprofit groups are still working out details but are optimistic that a final agreement can be reached and that the deal will close by the end of the year.

Mount Greylock School Committee to Pick Project at Thursday Meeting
The School Committee has the final say on which if any option goes to the MSBA and moves on to the schematic design phase of development.

Adams Aggie Fair Returns For 41st Year
The small animal barn, large animal barn, exhibit hall and pavilion are open all weekend with lots of food and exhibits plus rides on the grounds.

Adams Terror Suspect Ciccolo Denies Weapons, Assault Charges
To both charges, Ciccolo answered, "Not guilty."

Hundreds Oppose Pipeline Project at FERC Scoping Session
"It is a danger to our water source, a danger to our infrastructure, and a danger to our finances." — Lee Hauge

North Adams Historic Survey Focusing on Mills, Churches
"Ones that have [forms] are updated so they're part of a package if somebody buys them they have the history of it." — Justyna Carlson

Mayoral Candidate Tyer Targets Anti-blight Ordinances
"This has a community pride component to it. This has a property values component. It effects crime and public health." — Linda Tyer

Lanesborough's Water Line Project Trending On Budget
"We're still under the original amount." — William Decelles

Ciccolo Arraignment Wednesday
The Adams man suspected of plotting terrorist attacks will be in federal court on Wednesday morning.

North Adams Considering 'Adopt an Island' Beautification Plan
"I still think it might be a great demonstration project for all these different islands in the city." — Mayor Richard Alcombright   1 Comment

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

Gilbane Awarded Contract For New Taconic High School
"They came in with a budget that fits the School Building Needs Commission." — Kathleen Amuso.

Adams Lions Spreading Word on Activities, Vision Care
"All this is going on and we're trying to bring this out to the public about what we're doing." — Richard Laing

Local Author Publishes Book On Northern Berkshire Trains
"The rails have been ripped up and they no longer exist, but what was it like? We need to get people back there." — Kristen Demeo

Clarksburg Cemetery Stones Being Repaired
"The loose and leaning stones were the priority this year." — Martin Johnson

Brewing Boomed In Pre-Prohibition Pittsfield
Real crisis came at the end of the decade, as increasing restrictions on alcohol grew into total national prohibition.

Local Lawmakers Push To Override Baker's Budget Vetoes
"I hope we commit to do the right thing and restore these cuts." — Rep. Smitty Pignatelli

LaFesta Baseball Exchange Marks 25 Years
"From the smallest city in the commonwealth to the largest city in the commonwealth, we have to keep this relationship going." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

Potential Disruption of Mount Greylock Renovation Raises Concerns
The impact on education in the near future and decades down the road remains a high priority.

Renovated Pittsfield Common In High Demand
"We've hardly gotten started with it, and it has been a huge success already." — Chairman John Herman

North Adams VFW Welcomes Warrior Hike Veterans
"It gives you the opportunity to think back on stuff and kind of go through it." — Gabe Golden

North Adams Takes Possession of New Engine 1
"Our guys built this truck ... they know exactly what they need." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

Lanesborough Elementary Cafeteria Workers Join Union
"At the end of the day, you are always in a better position when you are in a union." — Sean MacDonald

Susan B. Anthony Days & Agricultural Fair Being in Adams
The celebrations begin Saturday with events at the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum.

Few Attend Cheshire Information Session on Override
"Every year, I have been on the committee we have been cutting so it's not as if we have been fat, dumb, and happy." — Darlene Rodowicz

Final Phase of North Street Reconstruction Set For August
"Construction will begin in August." — Laura Mick

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