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Pittsfield Police Advisory Board Wants Voice in Use of Body Cameras

Chair Ellen Maxon this week asked the board members if they would like to take a vote to support body cameras but some were unsure of their stance. Instead, the panel motioned Tuesday to request that in the event that the Police Department adopts such a program, PARB reviews the governing policies before implementation.

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Lanesborough Town Meeting OKs 19 Warrants, Tables Recall Petition

Nearly 80 voters convened at Lanesborough Elementary School and approved 18 of 19 warrant articles at Saturday's annual town meeting.

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The Retired Investor: Interest-Only mortgages Risky In Rising Rate Environment.

During the past two years, many financial lenders have tightened credit standards across most loan types. The combination of the coronavirus pandemic, supply shortages, inflation and the impact of the Ukraine war has created a drag on the U.S. economy. A slowing economy increases the risks of lending, thus tighter standards emerge.

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Great Barrington Community Preservation Committee to Review Funding

The spending plans are subject to approval by voters at the June 6 Annual Town Meeting. The May 24 meeting and log-in links can be found on the town calendar here.

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Dalton and Hinsdale Police Combining Forces

Officials say pooling their resources will help relieve the strain that the police reform law has had on small departments because of new training requirements for part-time officers and will offer more opportunities for officers within a larger force.

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Baby Formula Shortage Reaches Berkshire County

Has the national baby formula shortage reached Berkshire County? By looking at the shelves of three major grocery stores, signs lead to "yes."

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Door Prize Eatery Expanding at Mass MoCA for Summer

Jennifer A. Klowden and Bryan "Swifty" Josephs will be moving their pop-up eatery, Door Prize, into the vacant restaurant space at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires Appoints Program Director

Stockton has been with the Club for 6 years in various roles, his last being Health & Wellness Director

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BFAIR Helps Place Flags on Veterans' Graves in Southview

A small crew of BFAIR program placed American Flags on Veterans' graves Saturday

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Clinton Church Restoration Announces New Funding

The funds will be used to help complete architectural and engineering plans for the African American cultural heritage center the nonprofit is creating in downtown Great Barrington. This is the project's second award from the Fund, whose planning and capital grants provide investments in cultural facilities throughout the Commonwealth.

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Cheshire Selectmen, Finance Committee Want to Fix Poor Road Conditons

Board Chair Michelle Francesconi said she had recently heard complaints about Notch Road, Pleasantview Drive and more. She said she would prefer to use $125,000 that is currently budgeted for a new backhoe on road work, noting that Adams Ambulance may not always be able to respond.

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Mildred Elley School Awards Certificates to 66 Graduates

Mildred Elley School presented certificates to 66 graduates on Thursday at the Holiday Inn and Suites.

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Dalton Mock Car Crash Urges Safe Decisions for Young Drivers

The incident was both a drill for police and firefighters and a theater in the round for students just down the road at Wahconah Regional High School.

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1Berkshire Receives REDO Funds for AreaProjects

As the Regional Economic Development Organization (REDO) for the Berkshires, 1Berkshire was part of the application process for a variety of collaborative endeavors to help secure capital for a number of endeavors to collectively support the regional economy.

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Weekend Outlook: Third Thursday Returns, Guthrie Center Walk

Third Thursday runs from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Common after a two-year hiatus. This month's theme is youth and the evening will include entertainment on the mainstage and activities, food and vendors.

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North Adams Man Injured in Williamstown Motorcycle Accident

The report says Lacosse was found about 10 yards from the motorcycle and sustained "numerous internal/head/body injuries."

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Canna Provisions, Berkshire Humane Team Up for Rabies Clinic

On each day, microchips will be available at a discounted price of $10 each to celebrate National Chip Your Pet month.

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Adams Receives $2.9M for Greylock Glen Water Infrastructure

The town is receiving $2.9 million in federal funds to support water infrastructure for the Greylock Glen Outdoor Center.

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Planned Chemical Dependency Center Headed to Williamstown Zoning Board

Williamstown Recovery Realty LLC will be before the board seeking a special permit to operate an inpatient behavioral healthcare facility at 1561 Cold Spring Road (Route 7), at the site of the former Sweet Brook Care Centers.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Member: Widen Audience for Diversity Discussion

At Thursday's monthly meeting, Jose Constantine reacted to a report about the superintendent's appearance before Williamstown's Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee by suggesting that the DIRE Committee ought not be the sole focus of the administration's community outreach.

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North Adams Awarded $200K for Mohawk Marquee Restoration

North Adams was awarded $200,000 from the Regional Economic Development Organization program, which is administered through the Massachusetts Office of Business Development.

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Lenox Smoke Testing of Sanitary Sewers

Smoke Testing involves blowing non-toxic smoke into sanitary sewer mains to determine any areas where storm and surface water may be entering the sewer system.

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Pittsfield Annual Fishing Derby Being Held at Wild Acres

The derby will be held 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Mayfest Returns to Downtown Bennington

This event is free and open to the public with plenty of free parking downtown.

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Pittsfield Council Begins Review of Fiscal 2023 Budget

The City Council on Tuesday spent four hours beginning its review of the city's $172 million budget, preliminarily passing nine departments' spending plans as proposed.

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