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New Business Offers Organic Products From Berkshires & Beyond
"You have a lot of flexibility on the products and I could never have that range of products in a store." — Lisa Harrison

Commission on Status of Women, Groups, Share Concerns With Lawmakers
"It is up to groups like this to give legislation legs." — Gwendolyn VanSant

McCann Senior Praised For Her Achievements
"I think every single day when Laura comes to school she is always ready to work and help others." — Laura Netti

Berkshire Reps Rise In Legislative Ranks
"I believe the Berkshires fared extremely well with this reorganization of the house." — Smitty Pignatelli

Clarksburg Nomination Papers Available Monday


Clark Curator Richard Rand Leaving For California Museum
Rand, who has led the Clark’s curatorial team since 1997, will join the Getty’s staff in September 2015, succeeding Thomas Kren, who recently announced his retirement.

Williamstown Fin Comm Talks Mount Greylock Budget, Historical Museum Move
"The Williamstown Historical Museum is the custodian of the town's history." — Peter Fohlin

Clarksburg School Selects New Principal
"I assume the best in every child I meet and every parent ... parents are always doing their best." — Tara Barnes

Farley-Bouvier Files Bills To Combat Sexual Assault On Campus
"If someone does not feel safe in their dorm or in their classes, then they do not have equal access to higher education." — Tricia Farley-Bouvier

Williamstown Ballot Spots Yet to Be Filled
The deadline to file completed papers is March 24.

Taconic High School Project Budget Expected Monday
"This is likely the most important meeting we've had thus far." — Jason McCandless

Cheshire Hesitant on School Restructuring, Preparing for Budget
"We will do what we did in previous years, and we will talk to those with significant account changes or significant accounts period." — William Craig

Clarksburg Weighing Options for Health Inspections
"If you're working full time, there's no way you can do this." — Paula Wells

Adams Restaurant Owners Wary Of Possible Meal Tax
"This is targeting a real fragile industry, and I don't know if it is strong enough if this town supports something like this." — Nathan Girard

Pittsfield Considering Ways To Even Out Elementary School Enrollment
"We're hoping get Egremont down to more reasonable levels." — Jason McCandless

Berkshire Arts & Tech School Unveils New Gym, Cafeteria
"It will come if you put the work in. That's the message we want to give the students." — Pamela Johnson

Mount Greylock Committee Sends Preliminary Budget to Towns
"If the state doesn't kick it in, it throws it over to the towns and the towns need to kick it in." — Lynn Bassett

AG Rejects Pittsfield Councilor's Open Meeting Complaint
The attorney general's office ruled that the PEC isn't subject to open meeting laws because it doesn't represent the city.

Interim Leadership Energizing Northern Berkshire YMCA
"There is a new energy in that building that is absolutely palpable." — David Brown   1 Comment

North Adams Library Budgets Wage Hikes for Part-Time Staff
We can't meet something that has been determined to be the living wage by our state." — Mindy Hackner

Lanesborough Puts Fire Department Trucks Up For Sale
The Blazer is being sold as is with a minimum bid of $250.

Alcombright Address Lauds North Adams Investment, Progress
"As I did last year, I will once again ask this question: If there was no North Adams and we were to build one, what would it look like?" — Mayor Richard Alcombright

Pittsfield Councilors Question Snow-Removal Problems
"It boils down to having the product on hand." — Kevin Swail

North Adams Seeks Public Input on 'Re-Branding' City Identity
"Re-branding North Adams is a top priority of our Vision 2030 Comprehensive Plan." — Mayor Richard Alcombright

Cold Weather Slowing North Adams School Project
"This cold weather is a big, big challenge." — Daniel Daisy   1 Comment

Williamstown Selectmen Again Decline to Take Pipeline Stance
"I don't like spending our time on resolutions over which we have no control of the outcome." — Hugh Daley

Pittsfield Urges Two Owners To Make Use of Liquor License
"We want to make sure it is available to those who do need it." — Commissioner Dana Doyle

Adams-Cheshire May Restructure School Model
"Everyone would all be on the same page within the district with the grade levels." — Kristen Gordon

Lanesborough Says Override Only Option To Fund Mount Greylock Request
"We don't really have an option at that point." — Paul Sieloff

North Adams Planning Board OKs Methadone Clinic
"We have data that shows that you have several dozen people that are traveling to a facility we have currently in Pittsfield." — Kristin Nolan

Congressman Neal Calls For Major Public Works Investments
"The best, fastest and most dependable way to put people back to work is with a big public works initiatives." — Richard Neal

Downing Talks Politics, Policy, And Energy Efficiency
"We need to do everything we can to not simply rebuild the road or the bridge the way that it was built last time." — Sen. Benjamin Downing

Perfect Conditions Await The Thunderbolt Ski Run
"The snow is unbelievable. I would call it a record year on the Thunderbolt right now." — Josh Chittenden

Pittsfield Selling Back Tax Liens; Installing Online Permitting Software
"Right now we have $10 million in uncollected property taxes." — Mayor Daniel Bianchi

Legal Issues Hold Up North Adams Museum Plans
"We're in a quagmire." — Alan Horbal

Mosquito Control Project Sets $250K Budget For 2015 Summer
"Drainage work reduces the reliance on pesticides." — James McGrath

Pittsfield Asking State Approval To Hike Jaywalking Fine
"The fine is a buck so it is not even worth trying to identify these people." — Police Chief Michael Wynn

Berkshire Athenaeum Hosts Golfing for Literacy Program
"Kids really enjoy it." — Karen Wallace

Fire Marshal Warns of Roof Collapse Potential
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has received reports of over 100 full and partial roof collapses over the last week.

Lanesborough To Interview Three For Police Chief Position
"We will definitely look at all three." — Marvin Michalak.

North Adams Hosts 18th Annual Winterfest Celebration
This year brings a few new activities in addition to traditional favorites like the chowder competition and ice sculpting.

Lenox Dips Into Reserves To Offset Snow and Ice Removal Deficit
The Selectmen opted to dip into reserves to transfer the $2,000 to cover the deficit this year to spare the taxpayers in the future.

Williamstown Finance Panel Begins 2016 Budget Review
And the department heads all explained to the panel's satisfaction where expenditures were trimmed in order to make up for added expenses.

Drury High Class Bringing Tony Winner to Perform at School
"As long as these guys sort of buy in, I think generally speaking they do, there will always be a place for a program like this." — Jamie Choquette

Lanesborough 250th Birthday Bash Postponed
"The events are rolling along." — Bob Barton.

New Terminal Unlikely for North Adams Airport
"For what it's worth ... I think that terminal building provides more benefit to our facility than more paving." — Bill Greenwald

Clarksburg Tabletop Hockey League Raffling NHL Items
"What their contributions will do is help me grow the club." — Michael Little

Two Lanesborough Emergency Managers Help Efforts To Dig Out Eastern Mass.
"It was like running a little city. — JD Hebert

Adams Cemetery Commission Prepares For Budget Cuts
"We work with the union and the town the same." — Robert Ciempa

Lanesborough School Affiliation Research Group Wraps Up Study
"We're trying to help get everybody moving in the same direction." — John Goerlach.

 
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