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Superior Court Briefs: Nov. 6 - Nov. 15

Cases heard before Judge John Agostini in Superior Court in Pittsfield. click for more

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The Independent Investor: The Apple of Our Eyes

Go into just about any supermarket right now and what do you see? Bins and bins of gorgeous red, green, and golden apples. The harvest is overwhelming, but some apples are worth more than others. click for more

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North Adams Man Killed in MassPike Work-Site...

State police from the Westfield barracks are investigating the accident that occurred at about 2:30 p.m. click for more

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Williamstown Fire District Special Meeting to Look...

A special district meeting is scheduled for Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Williamstown Elementary School to consider a couple of changes to the districtís charter. click for more

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ConCom Denies Permit For Pontoosuc Lake Country...

Emotion isn't often shown during Conservation Commission meetings, a board known for its technicality and dullness. But Michele Rivers-Murphy could barely hold it in Thursday night, sitting the City Council Chambers because as the snow fell outside, Rivers-Murphy and what seemed like the entire... click for more

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Adams Fire District Given Extension on Well...

After the boil water order in August, the DEP mandated that the district install permanent injectors on all four of their wells which upped the price to $950,000. click for more

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Long-Closed Gas Station to Reopen in North Adams'...

The former Getty station at 330 State Road is being reopened as a Valero station and its convenience store will have some upgrades. click for more

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The White Stuff Is Coming! The White Stuff Is...

One week before Thanksgiving, the first Winter Storm Watch of the season is upon us from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon. click for more

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North Berkshire Waste District Transfer Stations...

Transfer stations in the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District have passed their inspections with flying colors. click for more


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Community TV Stations: Proposed FCC Rule Could Gut...

Local public access stations fear that a potential new Federal Communications Commission rule will allow cable companies to obliterate their operating funds. Public, educational, and government access (PEG) stations are mostly funded through franchise fees cable subscribers pay in their monthly bill. Communities negotiate those fees, typically every 10 years.

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Williamstown Planning Board Debates Accessory...

The Planning Board last spring withdrew a more ambitious proposal to liberalize the town's housing bylaw in the face of vocal opposition. In the summer, it decided that the ADUs were one area where the town could make incremental changes to allow a little more housing flexibility.

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Harrington Announces First Assistant, Transition...

Andrea Harrington has started to build her team. On Wednesday, the district attorney-elect announced Karen Bell as her first assistant district attorney. Bell is currently an assistant district attorney in Hampden County with some 20 years of experience. She's said to have worked in the appellate division, the district court, grand jury, and the superior court divisions.

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Signs of the Season: Christmas Trees Have Arrived...

Carr Hardware received its annual delivery of trees on Wednesday afternoon that manager Don Disbrow said typically come from upstate New York or Vermont near the Canadian border.

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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 14-20

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2018

Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

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North Adams Council Approves Public Safety Roof...

The City Council took a deep breath on Tuesday and voted to borrow $351,000 to put a new roof on the deteriorating 63-year-old structure on American Legion Drive.

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Pittsfield Council Approves Tax Rate Cut

Tax cuts make for more agreeable City Council meetings. The council easily approved a plan to lower property taxes across the board - both on the average bill and on the rate.

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Cop On Top Returns to Pittsfield On Dec. 1

Cop on Top will return to Walmart on Dec. 1. In a fundraiser for the Special Olympics, law enforcement officers from throughout the county will be camp out on the roof Wal-mart. The officers will stay there until the goal of $55,000 is reached.

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Adams Cemetery Garage Project to Got Out to Bid...

Commissioner Bruce Shepley read a letter from interim Town Administrator Donna Cesan at Thursday's meeting stating that architecture firm EDM is working on construction documents and public bidding materials and hope to go out to bid no later than the end of January 2019.

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Michigan Company Looking to Buy Beacon Cinema

A Michigan company is looking to buy the Beacon Cinema. Insight Management Consulting has made an offer to purchase the building and the business from owner Richard Stanley. Stanley had redeveloped the North Street building to the theater in 2008, becoming an anchor to the city's future vision of revitalizing North Street when it opened its doors in 2009.

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National Grid Using Sound Cannon in North Adams to...

National Grid will be using a sound-emitting propane cannon to dislodge a murder of crows that's been roosting around its Brown Street facility.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Hears MCAS Reports

Lanesborough Elementary School is the only one of the three Mount Greylock Regional School District schools that met its targets in the state evaluations released this fall.

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Berkshires Beat: Vessels for Change Returns to Aid...

For a $100 donation to the Berkshire Immigrant Center, donors receive a one-of-a-kind handmade mug, locally brewed beer, and a celebration.

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Lanesborough Couple's Efforts to Keep Family Farm...

About a month ago Kristen Tool returned home to find a for sale sign in the yard. Tool and her husband Chris Wheeler are more than a year and a half into an effort to keep the Olsen Farm. Wheeler's great-grandfather had established the farm in 1938 and it was passed down to future generations.

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Drury High Senior Present With Superintendent's...

Alicandri's motivation, eagerness to accept challenges and high academic standards were recognized on Wednesday when she was presented the Certificate of Academic Excellence. She and her family attended the presentation.

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Cheshire to Make Final Approval of Board Increase...

The initiative began in 2015 with a citizens petition that looked to expand the board. The process was delayed because the increase could not simply sail through with a citizens petition. After understanding that they had to solicit the state legislature to make the change, the town restarted the process.

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Pittsfield, North Adams Observe Veterans Days

Sunday was also the centennial of the armistice for World War 1. Tyer read a special proclamation to honor the anniversary and later bells were tolled to recognize it.

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Berkshire County Remembrances on World War I...

Massachusetts honored her sons and daughters in 1933 with the dedication of the Mount Greylock War Memorial Tower on the state's highest peak in Adams. The 93-foot tall monument was recognized this year as one of 100 national monuments by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission.

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