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Adams, Economic Officials Explain 40R Housing Bylaw

But Tuesday's more than two-hour meeting explaining step by step the statute, the definitions, and how a Smart Growth Overlay District would work seemed to tamp down some of the controversy.

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North Adams Installs Sister City Signs Recognizing Tremosine

The 3-foot by 4-foot signs were installed Tuesday near the signs marking the North Adams border one at Hardman Industrial Park and other near Harriman & West Airport.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Sees Possible Future Projects

Parks and Open Spaces Manager James McGrath gave the Parks Commission a quick preview of some possible fiscal 2020 Community Preservation Act projects and noted the floating dock at Burbank Park is at the top of his list.

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'I Want You to Panic': Youths Lead Williamstown Climate Strike Event

June's tears came in the middle of an hour-long program that focused on the leadership of youths who are leading the charge to force the adults in power to take meaningful action on climate change.

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Kennealy Points to Lack of Quality Housing as Economic Threat

And while there's still work needed in these areas, the adminstration is looking at what Kennealy is describing as a "major threat to the economy" statewide: Housing.

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Williamstown Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Vermont

A Williamstown, Mass., man was seriously injured early Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was driving struck a guard rail on Route 100.

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Mount Greylock Turf Field Bids Come in Higher than Hoped

All three were well above the figures targeted by the School Committee for the projects.

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Williamstown ZBA Continues Hearing on Proposed Sporting Goods Store

Billy Preite is seeking a special permit for a change to the nonconforming use of the one-time general store that has been largely abandoned for nearly a decade.

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The Ninth Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Hits North Street

Hundreds of men stepped into their high heels to participate in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes march on Thursday night. Although it was not the most graceful of miles, it raised some big money to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center.

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Space-Related Company Eyes BIC for Testing Center

The globally recognized company is a leader in technical consulting, software, and test services to promote safety and mission assurance in electromagnetic environments. It is negotiating with the center to house its new space environment test facility.

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The Independent Investor: The Era of U.S. Oil Independence

While Saudi production of 10 million barrels a day is, and will continue to be, an important source of energy supply, U.S. energy production has already surpassed not only Saudi output, but that also of any other energy producer worldwide.

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Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Changes Focus

But now, starting this year, the Santa Fund will focus on distributing warm winter coats at the end of October, before the cold weather really sets in. This is a partnership with Northern Berkshire United Way, Berkshire Community Action Council and the Rotary Club of North Adams.

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Narcan: A HOPE to Save Lives

For these reasons and more, I was floored to learn that first responders in Massachusetts are not required to carry Narcan on their persons or in their vehicles while they are on duty.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 20-26

The final 3rd Thursday of 2019 is 3rd Thursday: Walk a Mile, a fun annual fundraiser which raises money for the Elizabeth Freeman Center. Plus enjoy a live performance from Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Barkha Dance Company in the Jacob's Pillow Dance Zone, food, vendors and other entertainment for the entire family. 5-8 p.m.

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Hinds Seeks Designs for Annual Holiday Card Contest

Each December, Hinds sends almost 1,000 greeting cards by mail to friends, family, colleagues and constituents. The winning design will be used as the cover art for his 2019 holiday greeting card. The student artist will be identified on the card, featured in the senator's media and social media outreach, and win a pizza party for their classroom with Hinds.

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Property Taxes Set to Rise in Adams

Homeowners will pay $21.88, an increase of 49 cents per $1,000 of valuation while commercial properties will rise by 59 cents to $25.99 per $1,000.

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Pittsfield Historical Commission Has Questions About Proposed Cell Tower

The commissioners agreed Monday to draft a letter just to air their concerns about the proposed installation of a wireless telecommunications tower on the 20 Keeler St. campus.

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Cheshire to Stay With Single Tax Rate For Coming Year

Barbara Astorino, chairman of the Board of Assessors, addressed the board at the tax classification hearing. Although no specific tax rate was made available to the public, the board decided to go with a single tax rate as it has always done.

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Mazzeo Picks Up Support From Eliminated Mayoral Candidates

Karen Kalinowsky and Scott Graves stood beside the top vote-getter on Tuesday to say she best represented the platforms they'd run on. The endorsement took place on the steps of City Hall, just outside the office of Mayor Linda Tyer, who is seeking a second four-year term.

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Drury Class of 1951 Meets at Waubeeka Tavern

The Drury High School Class of 1951 convened Wednesday for lunch at Tavern on 7 at Waubeeka Golf Links.

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Ethics Commission Alleges Conflict Violations by West Stockbridge Chief

According to the order, shortly after Skorput was elected to the Select Board in 2013, a West Stockbridge official contacted the town's counsel about conflict-of-interest law exemptions available to Skorput regarding his serving both as a Select Board member and fire chief.

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Brien Center Awarded $360K Curb Risky High School Student Behavior

The local organization applied for the funds through a competitive grant process offered for the first time by the state Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, Office of Youth and Young Adult Services. The bureau awarded 18 grants statewide, with the Brien Center winning two of them.

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'Voices for Recovery' Event Set for Saturday in North Adams

Lifting that shame is one of the major goals of the Voices for Recovery event, which starts at noon in Colegrove Park with informational tables and family activities, continues at 1 p.m. with a ceremony of remembrance for those lost to recovery followed by a walk up Main Street to City Hall for a brief standout, then ends up back at Colegrove Park from 2 to 4 p.m. for a diverse lineup of inspirational speakers, including members from the faith community, representatives of organizations fighting

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Pittsfield Chooses Tyer And Mazzeo For Mayoral Election

Voters casting ballots at Tuesday's preliminary election chose mayoral candidates Linda Tyer and Melissa Mazzeo to face off for the general election in November.

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Clarksburg Sets Candidate Interviews for Town Administrator

The search committee has recommended Lisa Blackmer, treasurer/tax collector in the town of Buckland, and Rebecca Stone, town administrator in Otis, as candidates to the Select Board.

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