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MEMA Grant Puts Emergency Medical Kits in Pittsfield Schools

All city public schools will receive backpack trauma kits equipped to handle a multitude of emergency situations.

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Medicare For All Bill Slowly Building Support in Massachusetts

State Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire District, sees the potential for the Bay State to follow the Canadian province's groundbreaking example in 1962 of being the first to provide single-payer health care to its citizens.

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Clarksburg Applying for Housing Rehabilitation Grant Funds

The Select Board on Wednesday voted to sign on to a Community Development Block Grant application with the towns of Lee and Lenox for housing rehabilitation. The application is due on March 6.

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Pittsfield Panel Recommend New Tyler Street Zoning

The board was again presented last Tuesday with the proposed overlay amendment that would modernize zoning in the area that stretches from First Street to Woodlawn Avenue.

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Pittsfield School Committee Discuss Master Plan

Mayor Linda Tyer told the rest of the School Committee on Wednesday that she recently toured some of the schools and felt that the district needs to begin the master planning process sooner than later.

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Dancecapade Members Return From Disney World

Dancecapade owner Jaclyn Grabicki brought 11 of her dancers to the Florida theme park in mid-December to perform alongside 45 other studios.

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Guest Column: Statement on Sentencing in Steele-Knudslien Murder

In the two years since we lost Christa, the community has rallied around her memory and inspiration.

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@theMarket: FOMO Infects Investors

The stock market is frothy. The great gains that investors experienced last year are extending into this year. As the indexes climb, more and more of those on the sidelines are jumping in. Is this a good sign?

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Price Rite Marketplace Shows Off Remodel to Happy Customers

The 25-year-old grocery chain is rebranding all of its Massachusetts locations with a goal of an improved customer experience.

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Community Preservation Committee Supports Three Funding Requests

The applications totaled $159,800 and came from three bodies: the town's Affordable Housing Trust, the Sand Springs Recreation Center and the town itself. Town Manager Jason Hoch said the CPA currently has a balance of around $197,000 in funds available to allocate.

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Adams' Fallen Heroes Project Finds A Sponsor

Selectman James Bush is part of the group and had trouble believing what he was hearing when he got the call from Senior Vice President of Lending Maureen Baran.

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Pittsfield Police to Reissue Rules And Regulations

Police Chief Michael Wynn discussed two cases with the Police Advisory and Review Board on Tuesday that have prompted it to reissue rules and regulations across the board.

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Man Sentenced to Life for Murder of Christa Steele-Knudslien

Mark Steele-Knudslien, 49, pleaded guilty on Thursday in Berkshire Superior Court to second-degree murder in the death of his wife. Judge John Agostini sentenced him to life in state prison, with parole eligibility in 25 years.

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The Independent Investor: Intellectual Property Has Not Always Been So Important

The message was clear if you want to do business in China and sell to our billions of consumers, in exchange, we want to understand, learn, and license the intellectual property behind your products.

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Weekend's Looking Warmer But Will Bring Mix of Snow & Rain

After a few days in the icebox, temperatures will be turning above freezing going into the weekend and there's a chance of snow or more likely rain, as a storm system moves north of the Berkshires.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 24-30

Meet professional fitness trainers and local health experts, learn about local health and sports clubs, get your blood pressure tested, participate in various workshops, and sample healthy food and drink. Holiday Inn & Suites, 2-5 p.m.

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Adams Gets Good News on Tax Collection Rates

The Selectmen had asked Treasurer/Tax Collector Kelly Rice for a general health check of the town's collection progress at a meeting earlier this month and were pleased to hear her say on Wednesday that the numbers are generally positive.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Approve New Veterans Memorial

The Parks Commission has signed off on an Iraq/Afghanistan Memorial monument to be installed in Veterans Way Park.

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Hoosac Elementary Principal Invites Selectmen to Be Guests for a Day

The Selectmen were invited to spend some time at Hoosac Valley Elementary School in Adams.

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Pittsfield Panel Continues Marijuana Zoning Restriction Decision

The Community Development Board continued a hearing giving it more time to consider a zoning amendment that would essentially eliminate outdoor marijuana cultivation in residential neighborhoods.

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North Adams Councilors Tour Sullivan School

The Finance Committee took a tour of the building on Tuesday afternoon to get a better sense of the condition of the J. Stanley Sullivan Elementary School as the City Council has been weighing an offer on the property made more than two months ago.

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Governor Baker Delivers 2020 State of the Commonwealth Address

Gov. Charlie Baker delivered his State of the Commonwealth address from the House Chamber of the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday night.

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North Adams WinterFest Celebration Seeks Participants

The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 people - locals and visitors alike - to downtown North Adams.

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Berkshires Beat: Contest Invites Youths to Celebrate Abraham Lincoln

The contest will be open to all children attending public, private or parochial school as well as those who are home-schooled.

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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 22-28

February 1 - North Adams Farmers Market Indoor Monthly Market 9AM - 1PM at the Green, 85 Main Street, Suite 105. Baked goods, preserves, jams, honey, syrup, eggs, cheeses, and meats! We accept SNAP and double benefits up to $15 per market!We also accept, HIP, credit, debit, and cash. More information.

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