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Municipal Briefs: North Adams Launches Food Drive

The annual drive collects nonperishable foods from the North Adams Public Schools, City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department, Spitzer Center and the library. Organized through the public schools, the food drive started with the opening of the Friendship Center Pantry on Eagle Street in 2011.

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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 13-19

NOVEMBER 20th - The Neighborlie Awards! Celebrate someone who has made a positive impact in your life or community. Nominate someone now here. Nomination deadline is November 4. For more information, call Glenda at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588. http://www.nbccoalition.org/the-neighborlies.html

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BHS Gifts $400K for Brien Center's North Adams Recovery Home

Called Keenan House North, the recovery home will provide 16 individuals at a time with the housing and intensive services needed to overcome their behavioral health issues and resume lives as productive members of the community.

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Snow! Ice! Frigid Cold! A Lovely Week in the Berkshires

The National Weather Service is forecasting light accumulations of snow or sleet early on Tuesday morning and as temperatures, it could lead to icy and hazardous conditions.

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Q&A: Julia Bowen Featured at Women in Business Event

A room full of "glass-ceiling breakers and change-makers" were saluted recently during 1Berkshires' annual Women in Business recognition event.

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Veteran Spotlight: Seaman Nichols Witness to History

Nichols was on duty on Sept. 2, 1945, and about 100 feet from the signing of the Japanese surrender document on the Missouri.

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Veterans Day Observed in Berkshire County

Brehio said it takes a special kind of person to enter the service and to recite the 72 words of the oath pledging their commitment to defend the nation against enemies domestic and foreign.

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Congressman Kennedy Speaks With Needle Exchange, Gang Prevention Agencies

Tapestry Health runs a needle exchange and offers overdose prevention services including Narcan, testing for HIV and hepatitis C, basic wound care and health advice, and a portal to addiction services and counseling.

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North Adams Has Buyers for Old Schools, Vermont Land

The council on Tuesday night will be asked to approve the sale three city properties Johnson School, Sullivan School and undeveloped land in Vermont for prices below their assessed values.

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Harrington Endorses Kennedy Run for U.S. Senate

Kennedy announced in September his decision to primary U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. The 39-year-old Democrat and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy said on Saturday morning that we're at "a moment of reckoning" in the country and his campaign will shine a spotlight on the things "we haven't done as well as we could have or should have."

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Soldier On Permanent Women Veterans Housing to Open This Winter

Soldier On knows the importance of having a home and with the near completion of the village for women veterans this sentiment will be accessible to all who have served in the military, not just the men.

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@theMarket: Phase One Deal Keeps Markets Bullish

I say "at the moment" because anything can change with a tweet. However, given the mounting problems of the Trump presidency, I believe he needs something positive (and fairly soon) to divert the nation's attention away from the impeachment hearings next week.

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Holiday Hours: Veterans Day

Veterans Day falls on Monday, Nov. 11, and will be observed as a state and federal holiday.

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Winter Makes A (Relatively Timid) Debut in the Berkshires

The highs for Friday in the Berkshires will barely reach 30 degrees, with snow flurries possibly filling the air, too. Many of us woke up this morning to snow on the ground, too: The National Weather Service out of Albany, N.Y., reported .2 inches in Great Barrington

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 8-14

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2019

Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

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Clarksburg School Pushing Aggressive Time Line for New Entryway

School Superintendent John Franzoni said starting work on that Friday would be part of the bid process, which also would outline work being done over Thanksgiving, Christmas break and, if necessary, February vacation.

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Adams May Put a Cap on Tobacco Retailers

Chairman Peter Hoyt was cautious and noted the town just implemented Tobacco 21. He said it may be worth waiting to see how this has impacted youth smoking before taking any additional action.

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The Independent Investor: Fringe Benefits Important as Paycheck

Most of us know to the penny how much we made last paycheck, but how many of us know the details of our fringe benefits? Not many, I suspect, and that is a big mistake.

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Adams Firefighters Quickly Douse Dryer Fire

Firefighters responded a little after 1 p.m. to a single-family home at 13 Summit Ave. for a fire that was called in as a dryer fire and possible structure fire.

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Adams Looking To Unload Town-Owned Properties

The rapidly deteriorating property at 20 East St. has been empty since the Youth Center Inc. moved its operation to the former Cheshire School that was closed as part of the district's consolidation in 2017.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Holds Questionable Vote on Multipurpose Building

But a possibly illegal aspect of the vote designed to appease proponents of a new athletic field opens to question the validity of the action.

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Adams Welcomes New Code Enforcement Officer

The Board of Health has welcomed newly hired Code Enforcement Officer Mark Blaisdell. He is the town's third code enforcement officer in as many years.

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New Ashford Presents Official Flag to State House

Hinds, who encouraged and supported New Ashford during the flag creation period, was excited to see the final product presented to be hung at the State House.

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North Adams Traffic Commission Considers Protection Ave Parking Restrictions

The commissioners reviewed findings from a site visit Monday and agreed to some preliminary recommendations to be communicated with the residents at a future meeting.

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