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Pittsfield Street Improvement Project Schedule: Oct. 25-29

Additionally, Monday through Friday, the work will include raising structures on Cliff, Paul, and Curtain avenues, Maloney, Lucille, Hawk, and Yarmouth streets, and Anita Drive.

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Hoosac Valley Students Rewarded With Patriots Tickets, Jerseys for Gardening

Kareh and Scholz, who spend the summer tending the Hoosac Valley Community Garden through a work-study, were in for quite the surprise Friday when Principal Colleen Byrd handed over two signed Devin McCourty jerseys and tickets to Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium against the New York Jets.

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Springside Park Group May Suspend Cleanups After Needle Puncture

Esther Anderson spoke for the Springside Park Conservancy — which the friends group are members of — at last week's Parks Commission meeting when the news was announced.

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Nor'easter Bringing Drenching Rain to Region

The Berkshires could get up to 8 inches of rain over the next few days. Parts of eastern New York and Southern Vermont are in line for up to 4 inches. Peak wind gusts through the Berkshire range could reach up to 80 mph.

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Lenox Woman Scores With Retired Racehorse in Thoroughbred Competition

Out of about 50 competitors, the duo ranked 6th place amateur in the Hunter Division and 7th place amateur in the Jumper Division.

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Clarksburg Down to One Select Board Member

Arnold submitted his resignation last weekend leaving the town with only one Select Board member, Chairwoman Danielle Luchi.

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Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership Discusses Priorities for Forest Center

That legislation empowered a collaboration of 19 towns and cities in Berkshire and Franklin Counties to increase natural resource-based economic development and promote sustainable forestry practices in the region.

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@theMarket: Stocks Are Signaling an All-Clear

The S&P 500 Index and the Dow have managed to pierce overhead resistance. This week, both hit record highs. It seems only a matter of time before the NASDAQ will follow but probably not before we have a minor pullback.

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Pittsfield YMCA Renovation To Begin In October

Allegrone, the general contractor, will begin to mobilize leading up to the project's official groundbreaking on Nov. 10.

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Williamstown to Resume Search for Town Manager

The several months search to replace Jason Hoch ended with board discussing a long-term interim town manager to take the town through the next budget and town meeting season.

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DA's Office Holding Town Hall Meetings Across County

District Attorney Andrea Harrington will provide a brief presentation on the state of the justice system, the office's reform efforts, and her blueprint for safety and justice in Berkshire County before opening the discussion to questions and answers.

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North Adams Mayoral Candidates Debate at MCLA Forum

This debate was sponsored by iBerkshires.com and the MCLA Political Science Club, and hosted by the MCLA. It was held at the Church Street Center and attracted a robust audience of more than 150 people.

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Pittsfield Public Health & Safety Panel Opts Out of Mosquito Control Project

The Public Health and Safety Subcommittee last week voted to opt out of the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project.

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The Retired Investor: The Fed's Key Inflation Gauge

It is obvious to most readers that housing costs have skyrocketed during the last two years. Since the start of the pandemic, inflation-adjusted home prices have increased 11.8 percent annualized. To put that in perspective, real house prices have been rising 100 times faster than they did from 1955 to 1998.

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Cheshire Selectmen Raise Concerns Over Data Security With School District

Dean said the district uses the platform to release surveys to help gather student, family, and staff "voice." He said it is really a way to amplify and measure the entire community and use this information to better instruction and policy.

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Lenco Donates Rescue Vehicle to Berkshire Rescue Team

Team President Michael Comeau said the Polaris UTV will be a huge game-changer for BMSAR, as it will drastically increase the efficiency and the response time to remove a person from wooded or mountainous terrain and get them to safety.

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Mayor Tyer Announces First Proposals for $20M in ARPA Funds

In total, Pittsfield is receiving almost $41 million in ARPA funds that have to be obligated by the end of 2024 and the funds spent by 2026. The first deposit of about $20 million is already in the city’s account.

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North Adams Urgent Care Center Ready to Open in November

The new center located in the Stevens Plaza next to Stop & Shop was approved by the Planning Board in December 2020.

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Williamstown Police Sergeant Wants Disciplinary Hearing Made Public

The town Thursday will hold a disciplinary hearing against a police sergeant who has filed a discrimination complaint against the town with the commonwealth.

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Great Barrington To Host American Rescue Plan Act Funds Meeting

The meeting will be held via Zoom and will be posted on the town calendar for Nov. 1

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PCTV & iBerkshires Debates Conclude With At-Large Candidates

The candidates had varied positions on projects such as the North Street bike lane reconfiguration, Pittsfield's trash system, and mosquito spraying.

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Cheshire to Repair Town Hall Emergency Exit

Chairwoman Michelle Francesconi said the project was urgent because without a functioning staircase, the building could be shut down.

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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2021

Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours and/or events on Halloween.

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Williamstown Interviewing Town Manager Finalists

The administrator of a similarly sized Midwestern town and a principal in a management consulting firm are the finalists to be the new town manager.

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Candidates Tackle Issues at Pittsfield School Committee Debate

William Cameron, Mark Brazeau, Vicky Smith, Alison McGee, Sara Hathaway, Daniel Elias, and William Tyer covered a number of topics ranging from staff wages and building improvements to Taconic High School's mascot change and the recent superintendent selection process.

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