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Friends of St. Mary's Tour Endangered Pittsfield Church
"We've knocked down a lot of buildings that we shouldn't have. I'd like to see us stop doing that, if we can." — Councilor Lisa Tully

Luma's and New Creperie May Open in North Adams
"We've wanted to do this for a long time, and it was one of those things where you need to hit the iron when it's hot." — Benjamin Lamb

Adams Begins Interviews of Town Administrator Finalists
The three candidates were chosen by the Town Administrator Search Committee from more than 40 applicants.

Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive
"There is a need in the county. Last year, we served more than 600 kids." — Brendan Bullett

Clarksburg School Committee OKs Pre-K Feasibility Study
"I still would want to move full steam ahead on the VFW. I don't think anyone wants to put the pre-K aside another year." — Jeffrey Levanos

Adams Mulls Tourism Director Post, Street Parking Permits
"We are going to miss her. In a very short time she has really created a lot of energy. She has done a terrific job." — Donna Cesan

Lanesborough Education Research Committee Loses 3 Members
Lanesborough School Committee member Robert Barton and Mount Greylock School Committee member Richard Cohen have chosen not to serve.

Pittsfield Councilor Files Petition To Restrict Mayoral Employment
"They can't work it during City Hall hours." — Barry Clairmont.

Pittsfield Sets Fiscal 2015 Property Tax Rates
"I am totally disgusted with this council. Every year, we keep raising taxes." — Robert O'Connor

Lanesborough Elementary Top Level School in MCAS
"That is not easy to accomplish." — Principal Ellen Boshe

Pittsfield Committee Supports Changing Public Health Nurse Position
"In our attempts to fill the position we've had real challenges finding qualified nurses." — Gina Armstrong

North Berkshire Waste District Reports Successful Paint Collection
"I'd say we had another wildly successful collection this year." — Sandy Totter

Pittsfield Rules Panel Rejects 'Debate' Idea, Gets Records Tip
"Once you say those three words, 'public records request,' the public records law applies. If you don't say it, it doesn't." — Kathleen Degnan

Clarksburg Selectmen Revisit Special Gravel Removal Permit
"I'm not an attorney, but it is not too often I see 2 plus 2 equals 4." — Willam Schrade Jr.

Area Responders Prepared for Possible Ebola Cases
"There is nothing fast about dealing with an ebola patient." Lucy Britton

Williamstown Planners Mull Zoning Change for College Hotel
"Change is going to come. The thought was to have that change be as thoughtful as possible." — James Kolesar   1 Comment

Downing, Bianchi Launch Toys For Tots Collection Competition
State Sen. Benjamin Downing and Mayor Daniel Bianchi are in a battle over toys.

MSBA Moves Taconic High School Project To Design Phase
"I think a new career, vocational high school fits in with everything else we are trying to do." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Williamstown's Mather House Moves to New Location
Mather House is moving around the corner to 63 North St., where Guntlow & Associates will use it for offices and possibly apartments.

County Goes Wild Over Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees
"I am always so impressed with the commitment and the creativity that is displayed by so many during this festival." — Kristen Wampler

Williamstown School Committee Preps for Superintendent Uncertainty
"I don't want to be in violation of the law because of our dependence on a partner that might be in a position where they can't make that decision." — Richard Reynolds

Bianchi Maintains Support For Pipeline Despite Complaint
"If they become uncompetitive, that concerns me." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Cheshire Looking to Prevent Feeding of Nuisance Geese
"If I had that many geese in my back yard, I would be concerned, and this is not the first time this has come up." — Carol Francesconi

Lenox Protects Watershed With Unanimous Special Town Meeting Votes
"It is a great system but it is very fragile." — Channing Gibson.

Pittsfield Holding Tax Classification Hearing Thursday
"I am advocating that we have just a very slight shift to help support small businesses," — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Adams Board of Health Adds a New Late Fee
"There are just several that wait until the last minute or beyond it." — Allen Mendel

North Adams Fire Department Delivers Turkey Donation
"This year, there is larger spike in families in need of aid and grandparents raising their grandchildren." — Captain Katherine Corno

Berkshire County Arc Celebrates 60th Anniversary
"We each have the power to change the world, even if you have to do it one person at a time." — Amber Steele

Lanesborough Giving Preference To In-house Police Chief Candidates
"We have to be versatile with a department of our size." — Mark Bashara

Clarksburg Receiving $600K in Free Cash for Fiscal 2015
"You have the finacial information now when before it was kind of like a guessing game." — Thomas Scanlon

Berkshire Scenic Rail Cars Arrive in North Adams
"So this should be reassurance to anybody with doubt this project is going to happen." — Jay Green

Williams Hotel Project Percolating Through Town Boards
The Planning Board will hold a "community input session" to consider a possible expansion of the Village Business District.

Mass MoCA Marks $25.4M State Funding, Names Artist Partners
"This is pretty close to a miracle, except we tend to specialize in miracles at Mass MoCA," — Hans Morris

Patrick Announces $1.2M in Park Projects in Lenox, Pittsfield
"I have tried to be governor for the whole state - both geographically and demographically." — Deval Patrick.

Civic Club Considers Adams Taxpayers Association Revival
"If you live in Adams and pay taxes, you should have a vested interest in what happens." — Alfred Diesz

Mather House Move Delayed Until Wednesday
"If we get 4 inches of frost, it will be wonderful." — Rick Geddes

Adams Selectmen Updating Business Recruitment Plan
"It's a beautiful town ... We have kept it that way and made it more beautiful, but where do we go from here?" — Skip Harrington

North Adams to Use $750K Grant for Capital Purchases
"We're in a position now where we can't rely on the state, we have to rely on ourselves." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

'Gathering' Brings Appalachian Hikers Together in Williamstown
"You get to know people pretty well when you are hiking with them because there is nothing else going on in the world on the trail." — Eric White

Medal of Honor Sought for North Adams Vietnam War Hero
"No one is ever going to forget Peter Foote as long as I'm alive." — Joseph 'Butch' Ames

Magical Season for Berkshire County Football
Three Western Mass titles this weekend are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the county's dominance on the gridiron this fall.

Lenox Hires New Town Planner
"Gwen, I think, is going to do very well in that position." — Ken Fowler

More Capital Expenses OK'd By Pittsfield Council
"The lights are well over 30 years old. They need to be replaced. Fixing is no longer an option." — Peter Sondrini

Northern Berkshire Forum Calls for Neighborhood Empowerment
"I bought Dunkin' Donuts, I plugged in my coffee pot, and I invited my neighbors in." — Sally Sussman

Williamstown Auctions Abandoned Spruces Trailers
The homes were left behind by residents who have begun to vacate the park.

DEP Highlights Food Waste Ban At Red Lion Inn
"We are avoiding disposal and disposal costs." — David Cash

Adams-Cheshire Updated on Autism Program
"We are able to do so much for them in a short amount of time." — Kim Biagini

Bianchi Supporters Slam Council Opposition
"Is this designed for good government? I don't think so. I think this is personal." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Clarksburg Researching Relocation of VFW for Preschool
"Repurposing it is highly desirable and I think we can meet a lot of the community's needs. It seems like a win, win, win." — Carl McKinney

Williamstown-Lanesborough Schools List Interim Leader Candidates
"It will be a good experience good for us to see what we have out there." — Sheila Hebert

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