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State Secretary Ash Preps Berkshire Leaders For Baker's Economic Plans
"People have their eyes on your area of the commonwealth." — Jay Ash.

Clark Art Unveils Super Bowl Prize
"I'm sure there's a lot of connections we can make between fine art and football, I'm sure you agree." — Richard Rand

BFAIR Speaker Example in Overcoming Challenges
"Tell them to support programs like BFAIR. Not because of the things that they do, but because it is the right thing to do." — Michael Baker

Business, Education, Political Officials Eye Growth Of Innovation Economy
"Massachusetts has really emerged as the global leader in life sciences." — Ryan Mudawar

Baker's Western Mass Office Head Fields Berkshire Selectmen's Concerns
"We are putting all these regulations and all of these hoops and ladders you have to climb and jump through. It is kind of crazy." — Ryan Chamberland

Williamstown Selectmen Recommend Tabling Anti-Plastics Bylaws
"There are a few things I'd like to remove from this and then I could vote for this." — Andrew Hogeland

Verizon Set to Switch Service to New North County Tower
Customers will see a disruption in service beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday as the new antenna goes online.

Pittsfield Eyes Return Of 'Rejuvenated' Third Thursday
"Anything that has been going for nine years needs a little bit of a kickstart, a little bit of a rejuvenation." — Jennifer Glockner

Pittsfield's Donati Signs National Letter of Intent to Play Baseball
"The campus I got that butterfly feeling on campus. It was just amazing. I can't even say it." — Kevin Donati

New Children's Book Showcases Imperfect Produce
"The ugly-looking vegetables tasted just the same as the prettier ones." — Amelia Ritner

Lanesborough Elementary Principal Named
Martin J. McEvoy Jr. has been named principal of Lanesborough Elementary School effective July 1, 2015.

Mazzucco Recommends Override Instead of Cuts
"An override from a financial standpoint is the only way fund our school system at the level needed." — Tony Mazzucco

PEDA Fighting New EPA Requirements
"We can't go back and clean the property, we don't have the funds to do it." — Corydon Thurston.

Adams Selectmen Close Warrant, Approve Special Town Meeting Articles
"Most people are aware of the project, and they know that it is coming. People have been very supportive." — Donna Cesa

Clark Celebrating Patriots Day With Super Bowl Prize
The Clark will offer free admission to all visitors sporting New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks gear on Monday, April 20.

E3 Students Market New Line of NAMApparel
"It was very exciting, feeling like we're doing something good for the community, sending out a good vibe." — Mariah Arnold

North Adams Planners OK Motocross Track, Solar Arrays
"It pretty much put my mind at ease that the noise spillage is not going to be nearly as much as I anticipated." — Kyle Hanlon

Williamstown Town Manager to Return on Interim Basis
"It's obvious to everyone that under Peter's stewardship an already beautiful town became even better." — Ronald Turbin

Williamstown Elementary School Candidates Make Their Case
Voters will choose from among the three candidates when they go to the polls on Tuesday, May 12.

Pittsfield Approves Funds To Build New Taconic High School
"It is an investment in our youth, our community, and our future." — Katherine Yon

Pittsfield Toddler Reunited With Life-Saving Medical Team
"To see him playing with his brother and smiling was the ultimate reward." — Ted Handler

Williamstown Forums Focus on Elections, Mount Greylock Building Project
"The best way to proceed with this project is to have as many voices as possible contribute." — Principal Mary MacDonald

North Adams' Mohawk Bar on Track for Reopening
"It's just going to be a nice, warm, safe, welcoming spot to have an adult beverage beer, glass of wine maybe play a little pool." — Sandy Smith

Adams Finance Committee Backs Adams-Cheshire Budget
"As an elected servant I feel very disheartened that every year it is always the school vs the town. The school is your town." — Darlene Rodowicz

Lanesborough Offers Police Chief Job To Timothy Sorrell
"I'm shocked, in awe, surprised, happy. It's been a long road." — Timothy Sorrell.

Berkshire Legislators Hear About Disability Issues
"We really do count on you as partners in this endeavor. We count on you to teach us, to remind us what's important." — Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier

Neal, Berkshire Chamber Sponsor STEM Development Forum
The forum takes place at the Berkshire Museum on Friday, April 17, from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m. This forum is free and open to all interested participants.

Pittsfield Joining North Adams in Mayor's Fitness Challenge
"It's about making subtle changes in your life that will hopefully stick and lead to other changes." — Richard Alcombright

Adams to Decide Solar Array PILOT Fee at Town Meeting
"There are actually elements in state law that will allow PILOTs for solar projects." — Tony Mazzucco

New RSVP Director Hopes to Grow Volunteers, Connect With Local Agencies
"I saw the job posting and thought it would be a perfect fit for me." — Cheryl Whalen

'Step Up For Kids' Event Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month
"We are determined in our commitment to fight against child abuse." &mash; David Capeless

Pittsfield To Vote On Taconic Project Tuesday
"You can earn a good living without incurring the debt and putting your life on hold." — Jason McCandless

Adult Day Health Offers Programming, Support
"We tend to fly below the radar or people think that we are a clinic or a nursing home, and they don't understand what we do exactly." — Ce Swanson

Williamstown Con Comm Blasts Waubeeka for Tree Cutting
"For something as blatant as this to occur to have that disobeyed so flagrantly is really disturbing to us." — Philip McKnight

Friday Fund-Raiser Supports Marathoner's Efforts
A fund-raiser to support a BArT teacher's efforts to raise awareness about Neurfibromatosis will be held Friday evening at the ITAM in Pittsfield.

Adams Selectman Revisit Fire District Service Agreement Tax
"People in the district are paying for that, and there is a certain unfairness to the people in the district." — Jeffrey Grandchamp

Pittsfield School Officials Hear Resistance To Adult Learning Cuts
"Even though we are getting an additional $2 million from the city, we need $4 million." — Jason McCandless

Williamstown Elementary Committee Votes to Tap Building Renewal Fund
"No one can figure out how to get them to speak their language so the building can operate as efficiently as it should." — John Skavlem

Dalton Historical Commission Prepares for Hoose House Dig
"I haven't seen any businesses in Dalton step forward and say, 'Could you use something, would you like a few thousand?'" — Mary-Jane Caliento

Grimm's Fairy Tales Staged at St. Joseph's High
It will star St. Joe student actors who will attempt to combine all 209 stories.

Adams Community Bank Acquiring Lenox National
"This transaction will expand our footprint in Berkshire County ... " — Charles P. O'Brien

Wahconah Mounts Musical Production of '9 to 5'
The cast is "a wonderful, talented, friendly, hard-working, dedicated, sweet group of team players." — Pamela Fortlage-Gold

Williamstown-Lanesborough Superintendent Pick: 'Commitment to Education' in Towns
"Had I landed at any one of them, I could have done well. Union 71 and Mount Greylock resonated with me the most." — Douglas Dias

Adams Raises 'Donate Life' Flag
"A man who I will never know gave me my life, and because of him, I have had two more birthdays." — Denise Swistak

Area First Responders Participate in Anti-Terrorism Exercise
"This is a great collective think tank." — Thomas Grady

Drury High Raising Graduation Rates, Career Readiness
"What you can see, especially for the low-income and special-education population, is graduation rates have grown dramatically." — Jean Bacon

Corner Office Briefs: Bianchi on Budget, Back Taxes, Roads
"It will be pretty much a level-service budget." — Daniel Bianchi

Mount Greylock Regional Hosts Wellness Fair
Fresh fruits and vegetables were on the menu at Mount Greylock Regional School on Tuesday afternoon, but not the way you might think.

Local Musician Takes First In National Trumpet Competition
"I was focused on simply sharing the music that I had put all of this work into because I thought it was awesome." — Steven Felix

Adams-Cheshire School Budget Process Causing Confusion
"Frankly I don't know what it means ... and we will go toward it like we usually do but I think it is already over." — Mark Webber

 
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