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RMV Extends Designated Appointment Hours for...

Individuals in this age group are required by state law to renew their Massachusetts driverís license in-person. Beginning in February, the RMV will also be expanding the license renewal appointments available for these customers to include registration and title services and transactions. click for more

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Pittsfield ZBA Approves Bloom Brothers Parking...

On Wednesday, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special amendment to Bloom Brother's site plan to allow the use of additional on-site parking. click for more

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Mount Greylock Investigating Racist 'Zoom Bomb' at...

Principal Jacob Schutz and Assistant Principal Colin Shebar notified the school community of the Thursday incident in a campuswide email at 4:56 on Thursday, about four hours after the school acknowledged the incident on its Twitter account. click for more

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The Retired Investor: The Reflation Trade

Over the past six months, an increasing number of investors have come to believe that a rise in the inflation rate is inevitable. That appears to be a sound bet from where I sit, even though the present data doesn't support that wager. click for more

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Baker Lifts Stay-at-Home Order, Business Curfew

But ending the "curfew" and early closure for businesses like restaurants and movie theaters is possible because the state's key COVID-19 indicators are improving, Baker said. click for more

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Police Chief Kelley Welcomed at Adams Selectmen's...

Kelley was just sworn in Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall. The former chief of police of the Spartanburg Community College campus in South Carolina replaced interim Chief Troy Bacon. click for more

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Clarksburg to Offer Treasurer's Post to Longtime...

The Select Board has voted to offer the job of treasurer/tax collector to a future resident of Clarksburg with long experience in banking. click for more

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Springside Pump Track Survey Shows Support for the...

Ninety-six percent of responses were positive, while four expressed concern. McGee said that overall, 91 percent of survey takers voted in favor of the bike skills park. click for more

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Cheshire, School Officials Squabble Over School...

The town and school district agreed to collaborate on updating the lease agreement Tuesday and after an, at times, contentious discussion the Board of Selectmen agreed to allow the district to continue using the library space in the interim while the inconsistent lease is sorted out. click for more


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Williamstown Historical Commission Backs Museum's...

Historical Commission Chair Gerrit Blauvelt called it an exciting project, and the panel granted Currie's request that it send a letter to the CPC finding that the restoration would be a significant work of historic preservation in the town.

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Mount Greylock Negotiating to Modify COVID-19...

The next regular meeting of the School Committee is Feb. 11, but it was clear from the public comments at the start of last week's meeting that some in the community are unwilling to wait until the middle of next month for a revision to the MOU that allowed classes to begin in September.

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Pittsfield Health Subcommittee Asks for Update on...

After receiving a presentation about environmental monitoring activities from the problematic landfills that abut Allendale Elementary School, the City Council's Public Health and Safety subcommittee requested that the state Department of Public Health provide an updated study on cancer cases in that area.

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Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at...

The employee was asymptomatic and had not been to work since Wednesday of last week, Senior Vice President of Shelter & Housing Jay Sacchetti said.

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Pittsfield's Trattoria Rustica Granted 30-day...

At Thursday's Licensing Board meeting, the owner of Trattoria Rustica Davide Manzo was granted a temporary 30-day building inspection certificate by Building Commissioner Jeffrey Clemons. Manzo's eatery is due for an inspection of the sprinkler system and he hasn't been able to get hold of building owners Cavalier Management on the matter.

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New Police Chief Takes Command in Adams

Kelley was sworn in on Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall, the town's third police chief in less than year. He particularly thanked his immediate predecessor Troy Bacon, along with Town Administrator Jay Green and Selectmen Chairwoman Christine Hoyt, for ensuring a seamless transition in leadership.

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Construction Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension...

Berkshire County's rail trail will continue into Pittsfield in the next year and then through South County in the future. In mid-December, construction began on the extension of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail that will connect Adams to Pittsfield.

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McCann to Hold Virtual Open House for Prospective...

Principal Justin Kratz told the School Committee last Thursday that instead of inviting area eighth-graders to the school for the annual showcase and look at after-school programming, the school's recruitment efforts will be virtual.

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Pittsfield First-Responders Receive Moderna...

Police Chief Michael Wynn said 70 percent of police personnel expressed interest in vaccination and another 5 to 10 percent were on the fence and decided to wait and see how their colleagues responded to it.

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Pownal Man Charged With Murder in Bennington...

Police have taken a suspect into custody in the homicide and recovered a weapon believed to be used in the attack. Neither the victim or suspect's have been released by authorities.

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NBCC Honors Ansari with 2021 Peacemaker Award

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition recognized Ansari with its 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Peacemaker Award in an announcement posted on the non-profit's Facebook page on Monday afternoon.

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NAACP to Host Virtual Freedom Fund Awards

The yearly event raises funds to provide stipends to students of color in Berkshire County that are planning on attending college or trade school the following year. Last year, 10 students received stipends in the amounts of $500 or $1,000, amounts dependent on if they were going to school locally or further away.

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Pittsfield Councilors Ask for Accountability on...

Ward 1 Councilor Helen Moon and Councilor at Large Earl Persip III pointed out the need for accountability at last week's council meeting in regard to the city's acceptance of a $233,940 Support and Incentive grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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City of Pittsfield Rolls Out New COVID-19...

The hotline, which can be accessed by calling 413-449-5575.

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Williams College Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions...

The bottom line: students will face tighter restrictions due to the nature of the winter season, the current spread of the novel coronavirus nationwide and the increase in the number of students planning to be on campus.

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Pittsfield Council Gets Report on Parking, Plowing...

Commissioner of Public Services and Utilities Ricardo Morales told the City Council last week that Pittsfield has been short-staffed for contractors. The number of contractors that sign up for work with the city has reportedly dwindled in the past three years, the city faced shortages in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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Adams Advertising Community Development Director...

Town Administrator Jay Green said last week that the finalist candidate, to be ratified by the Selectmen, had informed the town that he was withdrawing his name for "personal reasons."

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Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 18.

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Pittsfield Council Rejects Call to Refer...

The council last week rejected another petition from Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio, this one requesting the Licensing Board review any alleged COVID-19 violations.

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