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Pittsfield Street Improvement Work: Week of July...

Residents are advised to park on-street to avoid being blocked in during this work. Please note the schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. click for more

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Bond Highlights Infrastructure, Schools, Business...

Bond kicked off her campaign for mayor on Thursday at the Greylock Community Club with a short speech highlighting the infrastructure challenges North Adams faces but also putting a strong emphasis on the business investment flowing into the state's smallest city. click for more

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Pittsfield Selected to Be on Dennis Quaid-hosted...

The city was selected for a short-form documentary series hosted by actor Dennis Quaid on thriving and inspiring places in the country that are favorable for all facets of life. click for more

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North Adams Public Library Eliminates Overdue...

The Board of Trustees, with the mayor's approval, voted to wipe the slate clean, and effective immediately, all overdue fines on almost all library items have been eliminated. click for more

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The Retired Investor: What's That Smell?

Digital scent technology, also called olfactory technology, is an engineering discipline that enables media, such as video games, movies, music and Web pages, to sense, transmit, and receive scent-enabled content. Simply put, the day when you can smell through the internet is almost upon us. click for more

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Rotary Club of Pittsfield Announces Kagan Award...

This award was established in 1977, in memory of Dr. David B. Kagan, a long-time Pittsfield Rotarian and community citizen. click for more

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Vermont Game Wardens Recognized for Exceptional...

Sgt. Travis Buttle of Shaftsbury received the 2020 Warden of the Year Award. click for more

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Building Owner Charged with Arson in Great...

The arrest came as part of a joint investigation by the Great Barrington Police Department, Great Barrington Fire Department, and members of the State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit assigned to the State Fire Marshal's office. click for more


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Q&A: Williams Museum Exhibit to Explore Olympic...

Fast forward another 45 years, and Elissa Watters, then a graduate student studying at the Williams College Museum of Art, saw some of the 1972 Munich Olympic posters in the college's collection. That moment in 2017 sparked an interest in both the art and politics of those posters and how they interacted.

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Pittsfield Parks Commission Suggests New Location...

The Parks Commission continues to mull the possibility of a 2.3-acre pump track and bike skills course at Springside Park, suggesting Tuesday it be moved to the southern part of the site.

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Williamstown Town Manager Search Group Sets...

The committee advising the Select Board on the selection of the next town manager is launching a multi-front effort to gather input from the community about its priorities for the next occupant of the corner office at Town Hall.

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New Funding Opportunity to Support Air Quality...

These small sensors produce data that will be displayed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's AirNow Fire and Smoke Map online, along with data from PM2.5 monitoring stations operated by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

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Fall Foliage Parade Returns in October

The city's biggest event will step off Sunday, Oct. 3. But organizers are seeking a theme for this year's parade and asking area residents for some ideas. Submit your theme to 1Berkshire here or use the form to sign up for the parade.

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North Adams Airport Commission Passes Managerial...

As of next month, the Airport Commission will no longer have a quorum so commissioners have voted to pass on some of their duties to city employees.

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Berkshire Communities Receive Shared & Complete...

Five Berkshire communities have received more than a half-million in state grants this week for streetscape improvements, including a $28,000 grant to Williamstown to turn a downtown street into a parklet.

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Pittsfield's Bicycle Network Will Connect 100...

This plan aims to create a safe, user-friendly connected bicycle network throughout the city based on transportation factors, land use factors, and demographic factors. It will be implemented over the years as the city has opportunities to add more bike accommodations to its infrastructure.

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Williamstown Planning Board OKs RFP for Master...

The board approved a draft of a request for proposals to find a consultant to work with the Master Plan Steering Committee and language to describe the task of that committee.

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North Adams Council Committee Advises Salary Start...

The committee comprised of two members who also make up the Finance Committee that advised the same thing Monday voted to forward the City Council the amended language to Section 2-30, "Compensation of employees generally."

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BRTA Service Update: Reduced Services

To continue BRTA's service, some weekday routes will be curtailed for a short-term, approximately 6-8 weeks, as they continue to hire and train additional operators. Saturday schedules are not affected.

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Pittsfield Child-Care Leader Named Commonwealth...

Marion pivoted the center's operations to provide emergency care to essential workers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and then opened back up to further support families.

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No Drought Conditions In Berkshire County

Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides declared Level 0-Normal Conditions in all regions across the Commonwealth, except the Cape Cod region, which remains at a Level 1-Mild Drought.

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North Adams Finance Advises Salary Review for...

The Finance Committee is recommending a comprehensive study of the city's compensation and classification plan to bring it up to contemporary standards.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Looks Beyond...

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee last week talked about the post-pandemic "new normal," both from a public health and academic standpoint.

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Fall Run Will Once Again Thunder Out of Adams

The run was a popular motorcycle ride that was an annual event in Berkshire County from 1982 until 2017. Originally a small group of friends, the ride quickly morphed into a 2,000-plus rider event that raised more than a half-million dollars for local charities, especially Shriners Hospital.

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Pittsfield Sees Races for City Council, School...

Up for election in November will be seats for all seven wards and four at-large seats for two-year terms. All six School Committee seats will also be on the ballot and the city clerk, all of which have two-year terms.

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City of Pittsfield Presents Bicycle Facilities...

A final presentation of the plan will be shared via a presentation on Zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 19.

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Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts...

The essential business of the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts' (GSCWM) annual meeting was conducted virtually via Zoom.

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Harvesting for Health: CHP and Berkshire Fallon...

Participants Receive CSA Farm Shares in Program Showing Measurable Health Improvements, in Second Funding Round

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