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Habitat For Humanity Cuts Ribbon On New 'ReStore'
"It's been a dream of ours to get to a facility as big as this and as beautiful as this." — Steve Gingras

Revised Proposal For New Pittsfield Dunkin Would Spare Church Building
Cafua's earlier proposal at the Tyler Street location stirred considerable local controversy in September 2014.

Retiring Clark Art Director Leaves Lasting Impression
"There are a lot of things in what people call the 'bucket list' of things that I haven't been able to do, which I'm going to be doing." — Michael Conforti

Adams-Cheshire Makes High School Pitch to Lanesborough
"We are presenting a tuition option that would be good for us but great for you." — Tony Mazzucco

Opened or Closed? Debate Over Kirvin Park's Gate Grows
"I have major issues if this gate is open." — Kathleen Connor

North Adams Neighborhood Opposed to Bike Path Plan
"We don't want it in our neighborhood. Period." — Patti Lentine

Triad Holds Annual Picnic at Greylock Club Pavilion
"You just keep going and going and it's wonderful." — Police Director Michael Cozzaglio

Adams Inviting Residents to Get Involved in Strategic Planning Process
"It's really about the community's vision for the future and what they want to get done in the next five years." — Tony Mazzucco

Adams to Look Into Expanding Solid Waste Services
"Here is a case before we try to save money by cutting a service, there might be an opportunity to make money." — Tony Mazzucco

Mount Greylock Officials Make Case for School District
"I knew what to look for when I looked for a high quality, academically focused high school." — Douglas Dias

Economist Urges Berkshires To Build Around Strong Non-Profit Economy
"We've really experienced a lot of shocks to the economy." — Steven Sheppard

North Adams Committee Reviewing Online Information Access
"I think this is a very long-term issue ... the city has been doing paper for a very long time." — Eric Buddington

BRTA Details Regional Transit Plan
"All told we'd need six additional vehicles and $3 million." — Robert Malnati

Williamstown Selectmen Debate Cost Saving Vs. 'Green' Action
"It's not the lowest, but it's pretty darn low and it's essentially green." — Ronald Turbin

North Adams Hosts Fifth Annual Motorama on Sunday
In addition to looking at meticulously restored and maintained vehicles, attendees can enjoy live music, 50/50 raffles, food, and shopping.

Lanesborough Finishes Water Line Expansion Project
"They have finished the main line. They have even finished pressurizing it and chlorinating it." — Paul Sieloff

North County School Finance Forum: State Aid Lacking
"The communities that spend the most in Berkshire County are the ones that don't have the low-income students." — Kristen Gordon   1 Comment

Cheshire Planning Board Hopes to Resurrect Master Plan Efforts
"It's a first step because it is going to take a long time." — Dan Speth

North Adams Welcomes New Officers, Firefighter
Two new police officers and a firefighter were sworn in Tuesday's City Council meeting.

Pittsfield Denies Wrongdoing in Police Officer's Lawsuit
"The city denies the allegations made by Mr. Lenihan and the city will be vigorously defending this action." — City of Pittsfield

Clarksburg Reviews Financial Procedures, Bridge Projects
"This is important that we're on all the same page." — Finance Committee Chairman Mark Denault

New England Public Radio Opens Berkshire Bureau
"We love BCC and we love New England Public Radio." — Claudia Perles

Cheshire Barracks Commander Honored at Retirement
Blackmer had led the Cheshire Barracks since 2008, capping 31 years with the state police. He retired at the end of June.

Lanesborough Considering Fowl Bylaws To Solve Neighbor Complaints
"We looked at it from a couple different angles." — Paul Sieloff   1 Comment

North Adams Seeks Grant To Continue Work at Heritage State Park
"It is an economic generator, and people go out of their way to go to communities where there are bike paths." — Michael Nuvallie

Walto Embarking On Fourth Campaign For Pittsfield Mayor
"My passion is deeper than it has ever been." — Donna Walto

Adams, Mount Greylock District Taxpayers Invited to Three School Forums
The first forum is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School in Adams.

Sagas of the Shire: The Morewood Lake Disaster
"So gruesome was the scene that the spectators turned their heads away from the awful sight."

Common Folk Opens Doors For Artists And North Adams
"Multiple people are doing things at the same time and that is kind of what it takes, everybody rising at the same time." — Jessica Sweeney

46 Honored For Completing Youth Works Summer Program
"Each of you have unique skills and abilities. What you need to do with them is use them." — Ken Demers

Pittsfield Offers Public Services Job To Former Newton Commissioner
"He comes with a wealth of experience." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Williamstown Prudential Committee Moves Ahead with Station Repairs
"We've experienced movements in the lintels and supports. ... With the frost this year, we experienced even more movement." — Dan Downer

MCLA's Bowman Hall To Open In September
"When you have a remodel you aren't moving the exterior walls and the ceilings so what can you do to make it look dramatically different?" — James Stakenas

Pittsfield Schools Seek Musical Instruments; Taconic Project Rolling
"We have students who will give it a good home." — Jason McCandless

North Adams Will See 3 Mayoral Candidates in Preliminary
Richard Alcombright, Eric Rudd and John Barrett III all returned nomination papers with enough signatures of registered voters to be appear on the ballot.

Pittsfield Mayoral Candidate Gaetani Fighting Harassment Accusations
Gaetani, however, says the charges are "trumped up" by the mayor and other city officials to damage his campaign for the corner office.

Adams Selectmen Ban Late-Night Visitors Center Loitering
"Kids do hang out there, and I don't think they need that location to hang out after 9." — Selectman Arthur "Skip" Harrington

Pittsfield Schools Launch New District Improvement Plan
"They'll have a voice in the standards and the pacing of what is taught." — Joseph Curtis

Ground-Breaking Actor Portrayed at Shakespeare & Company
"It's just a story that we as Americans should know, and I'd like us to reclaim Ira Aldridge back into the vaults of our history." — John Douglas Thompson

Cheshire Town Officials Planning Meetings on School District
"We were the tail being wagged by the dog this time, when Adams told the school what they would pay that the school accepted." — Paul Astorino

Berkshire Historical Society Appoints New Executive Director
"I look forward to using the collections in exhibits and programs to explore our shared history." — Will Garrison

Mount Greylock Fights Back Against Effort to Break Up District
"Parents need to decide what's in the best interest of their child when it comes to education." — Doug Dias

Pittsfield Plotting Tyler Street's Future Redevelopment
"I still believe in Morningside." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

North Adams Airport Commission Approves Drone Policy
"We want to have the people that are knowledgeable and wanting to follow the regulations to be able to fly," — Commissioner Trevor Gilman

Plans For New Verizon Tower in Pittsfield Jumps First Hurdle
"Visually, from the road, it isn't very appealing." — Floriana Fitzgerald

Residents Express Concern Over North Adams Skateboard Park
"We're not against it, but let's put it where they don't have to travel across town and be taking away all this parking." — Robert Davis

Guest Column: Remembering the Titans
Who like many of our past leaders of ordinary people will step up to do extraordinary things? Who will be the next Mr. Wein or Mr. Fairs?

North Adams Library Facing Maintenance Issues
The public library needs a generator and new environmental controls to keep its circulation and archival materials in shape.

Maxymillian Awarded Final Pittsfield Streetscape Contract
"We're thrilled that they'll be able to continue." — Laurie Mick

North Adams Library Cracking Down on Overdue Book Scofflaws
"They don't understand they don't have one book out, they have thousands and thousands of dollars in material." — Donald Pecor

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