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McCann Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian for Class of 2020

Vanessa Harrington and Emma Carpenter have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the McCann Technical School graduating class of 2020, announced Principal Justin Kratz.

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Pittsfield Police Chief Says Too Soon Assess Budget Cut Impact

Police Chief Michael Wynn told the Police Advisory and Review Board that it is still too soon to tell how the reduced budget will affect operations.

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Isaias to Bring Rain, Wind to Northeast

A tropical storm warning has been issued for Massachusetts and Connecticut as now-Hurricane Isaias was nearing landfall along the Carolinas' coasts. Rain in the region is expected to start during the night on Monday and continue through Wednesday.

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Drury High Sets Graduation Celebration at Joe Wolfe

Drury High School will celebrate the class of 2020 on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Joe Wolfe Field.

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Williamstown Conservation Commission OKs Patch Work on Route 43

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation this month will do some repair work on Route 43, but a full rebuild of Water Street south of Latham Street is still several years away.

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Berkshire HorseWorks Gets Grant to Support COVID-19 Responders

Berkshire HorseWorks Inc. has received $10,000 from the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County to support the "Healers and Horses" Program.

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First-Responder Profiles: EMS Director Jen Weber

This is a series profiling some of our local first-responders in partnership with Lee Bank to highlight the work they do every day — not just during a pandemic.

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Pittsfield Panel Wants Public Participation on Pot Growing

The subcommittee voted to table an agenda item Wednesday that would restrict marijuana cultivation in residential zones until meetings can be opened more fully to the public.

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North Adams Covers Half Cost for Cumberland Farm Cleanup

The city will be contributing less than $34,000 to the cleanup of the former City Yard on Ashland Street.

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Markey Talks Education, Health & Green New Deal in Campaign Swing

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey made three stops in the Berkshires on Friday to speak on education, technology climate change, health care, racial justice and other issuing affecting the nation.

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@theMarket: Stocks Fall as Congress Fails to Act

It should come as no surprise that our politicians failed to compromise on a new bailout package this week. It is symptomatic of a country that suffers from a great philosophical divide. The only entity that investors can truly believe in is the Fed. Keep the faith.

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Mount Greylock Offers Superintendent Post to Pittsfield's McCandless

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee Friday voted 6-0-1 to offer its vacant supinentendent post to current Pittsfield Superintendend Jason “Jake” McCandless.

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Governor Launches Mask Awareness Campaign After COVID-19 Outbreaks

House parties, camps and other large gatherings are being blamed for as contributing to "a slight but important rise" in positive cases in Massachusetts.

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Pittsfield Police Advisory Review Board to Discuss Eliminating Chokeholds

The Police Advisory Review Board will discuss possibly eliminating chokeholds at its next scheduled meeting.

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Mount Greylock Proposing Fully Remote Learning for Most in High School

Sophomores, juniors and seniors at Mount Greylock Regional School will begin the year with remote learning if the district moves forward with a plan favored by its interim superintendent.

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Pittsfield Licensing Board Approves Manager Change; Extends Permit

The Licensing Board approved a change of manager for Mission Restaurant and allowed the International House of Tacos to hold onto its alcohol permit for a few more months.

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North Adams Farmers Market Open for In-Person Shopping

During the quarantine, the farmers market created an online marketplace where customers could order from participating farms. Community volunteers then packed and delivered upwards of 125 orders every Saturday. The market is now a hybrid market: online purchasing is still available but not required to shop in-person at the market.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 3-Aug. 6

Welcome to Cultural Pittsfield's weekly guide featuring in-person and virtual classes, events, information, and more. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email us at cultural@pittsfieldch.com. Thank you and be well!

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Baker Rejects Trump's Suggestion of 'Delayed' Election

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday rebuffed the suggestion of postponing this fall's election due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Retired Investor: How Much Are Your Children Worth?

The short answer is that they are afraid for their kids. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that kids in a classroom are "super spreaders" of virus. Just think of what happens during the Flu season each fall and winter

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Mount Greylock School Committee Denies OML Violation

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday said it did not violate the Open Meeting Law in the run-up to the departure of former Superintendent Kimberley Grady.

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Pfizer Moves to Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The Pfizer Andover research facility has more than 100 scientists and engineers manufacturing a key component for a vaccine candidate for COVID-19.

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Pittsfield Continues Alternate Parking Discussion

The Ordinance and Rules Subcommittee tabled a parking amendment for alternate side parking to gather more information.

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Pittsfield Superintendent a Finalist for Mount Greylock Post

Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless is one of three candidates for the vacant superintendent position in the Mount Greylock Regional School District.

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Mount Greylock Super Recommends Delayed Start, Hybrid Instruction

Robert Putnam on Tuesday delivered two virtual "fireside chats" for members of the school community to discuss the current state of planning for the resumption of classes after in-person instruction ended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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