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Fohlin Praises MEMA's Help In Spruces Aftermath
"MEMA's been great all the way through this project. It's been like clockwork with MEMA." — Peter Fohlin

Pittsfield School Department Ponders Silencing WTBR
"If we can't find a way to do this the right way, I think we really need to consider not doing it at all." — Jason McCandless

Drury High Sees AP Scores, Enrollment Take Off
"You take the hardest courses you can get into. It allows you to compete to get into the college you want." — John Smolenski

Battalion Coach, League Officials Meet Hockey Fans
The minor league hockey team looking to call North Adams home held a reception for fans on Wednesday evening.

Williamstown's First Church Marks Building's Centennial
"Our 1849 building was not in the least Georgian, and Williams decided it would nice if it was not there." — Moira Jones

New Eastover Offering Public Sneak Peek This Weekend
"I want a place for people not coming here for a short-term pleasure. Something more profound that can affect their lives." — Ying Wang

Mount Greylock Parents Air Concerns About Loss of Late Buses
"Before we got to cutting buses, we did not replace positions." — Superintendent Rose Ellis

Merchants Blame Business Dive on Park Street Project
"You are going to have the prettiest street running through a ghost town if something doesn't change." — AnnMarie Belmonte

Bianchi To Propose Capital Budget For Roads, Parking
"I think we are going to have support for a capital budget that will have roads, the implementation of some of the parking recommendations, and infrastructure-type issues." — Daniel Bianchi

Volunteers Sought for Humanitarian Mapping Projects
"These organizations submit a request to a shareware website ... they're looking for volunteers all over the world to work with this." — Theresa Clary

North Adams Cab Company Plans to Relocate
"It is in a neighborhood, and it's not given the same leeway as a business on Main Street." — Chairman Donald Pecor

North Adams School Project on Track, Under Budget
"The building is essentially gutted so we can see where there would be a lot of unforeseen in the building right now." — Kenneth Guyette

Developer Details Plans for Former Adams Mill
"It's finally taken a turn where we sort have stepped up the development process and started rather than talk about maybes." — Jeffrey Cohen

Pittsfield Historical Commission Invites Input on St. Mary's Demolition
"I would personally love to hear from the diocese." — Commissioner Thomas Martin

Pittsfield Prepping For New School Costs Estimates
"MSBA wants to make sure we get the program down before we jump into designing the building." — Carl Franceschi

Williamstown's Friendship Club Raises Funds for Outings
"We bought small and big teddy bears at the dollar store and dressed them in sweaters and hats we made. They went like hot cakes." — Maggie Guiden

Williamstown Orchestra Focused on Community, Performance
"I get to learn from all these people who have been playing for so long." — Niku Darafshi

Adams Hot Spot Fitness Center Relocates, Expands
"It actually took off very quickly, and I went from having 10 bikes to 18 in less than a month." — Aimee Sinopoli

Pittsfield Tourism Grapples With Downtown Challenges
"I feel like the Visitors Center has been lost in that shuffle." — Jennifer Glockner

SU-71 OKs Superintendent Search; Lanesborough Officials Seek to 'Study' Union
"Obviously, Bob doesn't support it." — Regina DiLego

Adams Cemetery Commission Recommends Fee Hikes
"We are eating away at what we have in the investment account, and if we keep doing that, in six years we will be broke." — Lawrence Clairmont

Clarksburg Postpones Gravel Crusher Application
"What I'm seeing on paper is your permit has lapsed. This is a gray area here. It needs to be clarified on our end." — William Schrade Jr.

Adams Receives Bids on Planned Train Station
The former car wash will be transformed to welcome visitors from the Berkshire Scenic Railway's Hoosac Valley Service.

Legislative Q&A: State Rep. Paul Mark
"To make colleges more affordable, we're going to improve financial literacy programs." — state Rep. Paul Mark

Coalition Brainstorms Topics for Monthly Forums
"No idea is wrong." — Al Bashevkin

North Adams Commission OKs Snocross Practice Track
"It can attract a lot of the teams to come to North Adams and practice." — David Bond

Expanded Mount Greylock School District Questioned
"The town leadership in Lanesborough has not had public education as something they were willing to make sacrifices for." — David Langston

Residents Vexed Over Plan to Save North Adams Houses
"We've looked at those buildings long enough." — Linda Snow   1 Comment

Pittsfield Teens Initiated Into Local Government
"This is an amazing opportunity for you to make change in your city." — Ty Allan Jackson

iBerkshire Tag Sales: Sept. 13-14
It's tag sale season again. Time to clear out attics, basements and garages and make some folding money.   1 Comment

Con Comm Inserts Stronger Language in Lowry, Burbank Statements
Currently there is no request before the Con Comm to release any of the land under its control.

McCann Begins School Year With New Staff, Equipment
"It is very busy after school here, and it is exciting to see lots of activity." — Principal Justin Kratz

Mount Greylock Tower Project Seeks Code Waivers
"We would have to build an addition to the tower with some sort of bridge over, which obviously would have a major impact on the tower. — Jeffrey Harris

Dunkin' Donuts To Raze Pittsfield Church for Drive-Through
"The church and rectory will be raised as part of this project. The school will be razed at a later date." — Cafua Management application

Lanesborough Crafting Plan For Water Line Expansion To Land Fill
"The houses that are affected down there with their well, those issues will go away." — Paul Sieloff

North Adams Council Votes to Move Ahead on Liquor Petition
"Everyone knows how they're going to vote at this point ... We should vote and get rid of it." — Councilor Wayne Wilkinson

Pittsfield Parks Go Smoke Free On Monday
"Most importantly it will reduce second hand smoke and it will reduce trash." — Gina Armstrong.

Biometric Lunch Scanners Raise Parent Ire in North Adams
"Let us not allow our children to allow privacy to become a thing of the past." — Cara Roberts

Adams Town Administrator Search Attracts 22 Applicants
"Do we want to be a training ground for town administrators or do we want to invite someone in that is qualified." — Erica Girgenti

North Adams Skate Park Moving Forward
"It's so gratifying to see the city prioritize a project that young people value - and that values young people." — Kate Merrigan

PEDA Matches Pittsfield's $250K For Innovation Center Startup Costs
"The start-up operating cost is truly critical to this venture." — Douglas Clark

Berkshire Trendsetter Awards 2014 Presented
The Trendsetter Awards recognize businesses, organizations and individuals.

Williamstown Toughens Tobacco Regulations
"The data shows that having 21 years old as the minimum age you can buy a tobacco product reduces teen smoking." — Dr. Thomas Hyde

Vietnam Vets Focused On Helping Returning Soldiers
"A lot of guys come home and they are having problems and they don't go to anybody." — Bill Mickle

Adams Commission Wants More Info on Infield Choice
"We always hear, 'How could they build such a beautiful facility without an appropriate infield?' " — Quinn Gladu

Downtown Pittsfield Inc Appoints New Director
"We were looking for someone who understands the needs of our downtown community of merchants, business owners and tenants." — Kate Maguire

Williamstown Selectmen Look at Making Five Corners Safer
"I would like to see all of the signs to be oversized. It's getting the motorist's attention." — Chief Kyle Johnson

Architects Suggest New Pittsfield Police Station Size, Locations
"Our entire operation could fit into one floor of what they are recommending." — Chief Michael Wynn

North Adams Committee Hears Taxi Rate Complaints
"You can't tell any other business what to charge so why can you tell me?" — Michael McMillian

Adams Board Wants Aggie Fair to Inform Vendors of Permit Needs
"They are just leaving it up to their vendors to take care of dealing with us, and they aren't taking any steps to talk to us." — Scott Koczela

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