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New The Retired Investor: Food Faces Escalating Prices

Shortages are occurring in everything from soybeans to wheat and it is not just in the United States. Readers might immediately think to blame the pandemic for this trend. You would be only partially correct. click for more

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New North Berkshire Trick or Treat

Trick or treat is a go in North Adams and residents who wish to participate are asked to practice caution and follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. click for more

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No Injuries In North Adams Vehicle Fire

The call came in around 9:30 am, and Lt. Matthew LaBonte said the driver was at Hometown Tire when her car began to smoke. click for more

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Snow Possible for Berkshires on Friday

The forecast for this week is "soggy and dreary," according to Accuweather, but don't worry, there's a snowstorm on the way as well. click for more

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North Adams Council OKs Sale of Notre Dame...

The administration had recommended the bid by Moresi Commercial Development LLC to transform the three-story school building into apartments and save the church for a Phase 2 project, which may also likely be housing. click for more

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Lenox Community Preservation Application and...

Adopted by Lenox in 2006, the Community Preservation Act has helped bring many projects to fruition in the categories of Historic Resources, Community Housing and Open Space/Recreation. click for more

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Pittsfield Sees Potential in Becoming Internet...

Though Pittsfield is not traditionally underserved by corporate internet providers, it is at the mercy of large service providers who may or may not choose to invest in further internet infrastructure. click for more

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Political Sign Removal Sparks Question in...

But the candidate in question says she does not have enough information to be sure what is going on or even whether the sign's disappearance is politically motivated. click for more

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Markey Speaks at Last-Minute Rally in Park Square

He was greeted by more than a dozen supporters as he spoke about the importance of the general election just a week away. The Democrat is seeking a second term against Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor. click for more


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Zucchini's Faces Fines,...

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North Adams Restaurant,...

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Pittsfield Firefighters Rescue Apartment Occupants

The structure fire at 35 Appleton was reported at about 5:11 a.m. on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Daniel Garner said the rear of the 2 1/2-story house was on fire when the the department arrived.

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Baker Warns of Coronavirus Spread Through Younger...

While this is good news for the state's most at-risk residents, the rising number of cases of the novel coronavirus in younger people is concerning, say public officials, pointing to numerous social and sports gatherings with lax protocols as propelling the increase.

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State Announces Land Use Planning Assistance...

Through this program, the Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) provides municipalities funding to undertake public processes and hire technical expertise to improve their land-use practices, diversify housing choices, mitigate and prepare for climate change impacts, and conserve and sustainably develop land.

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BSRCC To Hold Virtual Gala

The nonprofit will hold a virtual gala via zoom Thursday, Oct. 29, and will ask participants to support the center with donations.

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North Berkshire Groups Support Operation Warm for...

Volunteers from these local groups spent Saturday morning distributing the coats at Berkshire Family and Individual Resources.

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Zucchini's Faces Fines, Suspension Because of...

However, the suspension will be held in abeyance until the governor has declared that the pandemic is over, therefore there is no specific date of suspension at this time.

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Williamstown Sign Commission to Begin Review of...

On Thursday, the commission met to deal with a couple of applications and discuss a request from Town Hall to look into a decades-old bylaw that appears to be out of step with current practice.

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Pittsfield Board Approves Site Plan For Cannabis...

Berkshire Root's two-story, 100,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation facility got the OK from the Community Development Board but the next day the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to postpone its decision until November.

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Housing Proposed for Notre Dame Property in North...

The City Council will be asked on Tuesday to approve the sale of the church and unattached school for $10,000 to developer Moresi & Associates. David Moresi is proposing to immediately secure both 19th-century structures and begin work on the school building by 2022.

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Flag Disposal Receptacle Installed at North Adams...

The city unveiled a newly installed flag disposal box that will provide residents with a safe place to respectfully dispose of American flags.

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MassDOT Advisory: Blandford, Russell, Otis, Becket...

The work is scheduled to begin in some locations at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12, and will continue at different locations and time frames through to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.

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North Adams Shop Connects Art, Greenery and...

The shop in the point of the flat-iron building offers a variety of houseplants, a lending library of gardening and design, exhibition space, and craft and artisan items, some tucked away in cabinet drawers that patrons are encouraged to open.

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Limited Parking Causes Issues on Mount Greylock...

Barnes said specifically on Columbus Day weekend the summit was so busy that staff could only let a car in once one left. She said cars were parking improperly and creating safety concerns.

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Mount Greylock School Committee: No Need to Gauge...

The committee learned Thursday that its architects had not yet given the district a price for drafting new detailed design documents needed for a request for proposals to do upgrades to Mount Greylock's athletic fields.

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Butterflies Like it Hot at Mountain Meadow

As I watched the commotion at a clump of bergamot, a cabbage white flit leisurely close to me, as if its curiosity led it within an armís reach to check me out. Many species will fly close to you, personalizing my studies, and endearing a recognition of reassurance. That warms the soul.

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Pittsfield Developing Plan for Bicycle Network

The overall vision is to create a safe, comfortable, and accessible bicycle network in the to serve people of all ages and abilities. This is broken down into four project goals of safety, accessibility, sense of place and sustainability.

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Children Learn About Wildlife at Richmond Free...

On Saturday afternoon, founder of Nature Matters Jennifer Leahey wowed local children and parents with a presentation of live animals.

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Mount Greylock District Enrollment Down,...

Chapter 70, the commonwealth's major state aid program to districts, and Chapter 71, transportation aid, both could be affected negatively by a decline in enrollment.

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North Adams, BRPC Loan Programs Designed to Aid...

The city of North Adams and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission are administering microenterprise loans to assist low- and moderate-income business owners cover regular costs such as rent, staffing and utilities.

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Construct Inc. Receives Grants Toward Food,...

One of 12 local organizations to receive funding, Construct was amongst the recipients who demonstrated an ability to maintain their programming during the pandemic and/or respond to newly identified needs created by the epidemic.

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