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Williamstown Select Board Allocates Part of Town's ARPA Funds

The four members of the board in attendance at Monday's meeting held off on deciding how to allocate the balance of the town's ARPA funds — nearly $1.4 million.

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Pittsfield Woman Pleads Guilty to Larceny

The defendant was sentenced to 2 to 5 years in state prison, both counts concurrent, by Judge Agostini.

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Hot Plate Brewery Debuts in Downtown Pittsfield on Thursday

Owners Sarah Real and Mike Dell'Aquila will debut the micro-brewery to the public with six beers on tap starting at 4 p.m.

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Cramped Dalton Fire Department Seeking Expansion Options

One option under discussion is purchasing the Dalton Garage with its three bays across from the current station.

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McCann Gets $600K Grant for Practical Nursing Expansion

McCann Technical School has received a $600,000 state grant to expand its practical nursing program.

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Berkshire Health Group Sets Minimal Increase for Fiscal 2024

But the impact for many could be closer to a 9 percent hike depending on how they budgeted for health insurance costs in FY23.

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Two Pedestrians Struck By Car in Pittsfield

A 2015 Toyota Yaris operated by Loraine Utter, an 84-year-old Pittsfield resident, was traveling west on West St. in the 300 block when she struck two pedestrians who were crossing near Dorothy Amos Park.

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Dalton Select Board Votes to Hold Off on Certain Voting Options for Local Election

The Select Board voted to hold off on offering early voting by mail or in person for for the local election on May 8.

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Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Proposes Diagonal Parking on North Street

On Thursday the Traffic Commission referred her petition to the Commissioner of Public Services and Utilities Ricardo Morales and the new City Engineer Tyler Shedd.

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Pittsfield Police Investigating Shooting at Zen's Pub

Responding officers located blood at the scene and they found a firearm a short distance away.

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Joanne Passing on Ownership of Elm Street Luncheonette

Joanne Longton's been behind the counter at her Elm Street diner for nearly a half century. But not after Monday.

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County Planners Seek Options to Limited Municipal Labor Pool

If the communities invest in recruiting and training candidates from their area starting in high school and college the region could provide a steady supply of employees over time, Matuszko said.

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Berkshire Residents Take Stand Against Police Brutality

Protesters on Sunday condemned continued police brutality following the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tenn., last month.

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Planning for Cheshire Memorial Day Parade Already Underway

The town is has already begun working on plans for its annual Memorial Day parade, scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 29.

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Healey Announces Executive Order Creating Housing Working Group

The group will be chaired by Lt. Gov. Kimberley Driscoll and comprised of stakeholders, including housing developers, advocates, municipal leaders and others to be named at a later date.

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Williamstown Resident Nominated for Grammy

One week from Sunday, Matt Cusson will be walking the red carpet and waiting in the audience to hear if his name called at the 65th Grammy Awards.

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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extending Farther Into Pittsfield in 2024

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail will extend to Merrill Road in 2024, bringing bike and pedestrian recreation farther into the city.

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Celebration Focuses on Importance of Water as Critical Resource

H20 was the theme of the night on Thursday as dozens of activists gathered at the Beacon Cinema for the first Berkshire Water Awards.

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FEMA Awards Over $3 M to Mass for COVID-19 Response Costs

The $3,056,275 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the commonwealth for contracting to provide virtual triage to reduce transmission that could occur if triage were to occur in crowded, in-person hospital settings between March 2020 and February 2021.

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Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Faces Shortfall

The Community Preservation Committee on Wednesday determined that five of the six applications for funds in the fiscal 2024 cycle meet the qualifications for funding under the Community Preservation Act.

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Owner of Abandoned Cats Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

She was placed on two years probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. She is not allowed to possess any animals and was ordered to surrender any she has in her care. She is also prohibited from volunteering with any animal groups.

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Pittsfield's Kalinowsky Seeks Voters' Input on North Street Traffic Confirguration

Councilor at Large Karen Kalinowsky wants to query residents on the downtown's reconfiguration using the 2023 ballot.

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@theMarket: Macro-Economic Data Indicate a Soft Landing

The economy grew faster than most expected in the fourth quarter. Unemployment continues to remain tame and corporate earnings, while not stellar, have been good enough to support financial markets this week.

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Weekend Outlook: Jan. 27-29

Berkshire County is hosting a variety of events this snowy weekend including skiing competitions, hikes, dance parties, and more.

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