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New North Adams Police Investigating Report of...

The report of shots being fired was called into the police at 9:27 p.m. but no one who could implicated in the shooting was at the scene when police arrived. Wood did not say what evidence was found. click for more

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Kavey Announces Run for Pittsfield's Ward 5

Patrick Kavey has formally announced his candidacy for election for the Ward 5 seat on The Pittsfield City Council. click for more

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Excessive Heat, Humidity Forecast Through Sunday

Heat index values are expected to reach 95 to 100 degrees this afternoon. Heat index values could reach 107 to 112 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon for most of Massachusetts, with values between 96 and 102 locally in the Berkshires. click for more

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 12-18

The Boston Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Mill Town Capital, the City of Pittsfield and local organizations, will present its first-ever free community event on the Pittsfield Common. click for more

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Community Members Seek to Rescue Clarksburg Senior...

Nearly two dozen people attended an emergency meeting organized by Lauren and Robert Norcross at the center on Thursday night to find ways to keep the 15-year-old building open and the Council on Aging functioning. click for more

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North Adams Airport Hopes to Have Restaurant...

The Airport Commission agreed Tuesday to form a subcommittee to flesh out what restrictions and preferences it wants to place in the RFP. click for more

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Memorial Statue Unveiled at North Adams Library

The city native was memorialized on Thursday with the unveiling of a bronze statue of two children reading a book set by the East Main Street entrance of the North Adams Public Library where she began her long career as a librarian. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Paid Family & Medical...

What do the United States, Papua New Guinea and Oman have in common? Those are the only three countries in the world that do not legally obligate employers or taxpayers to pay for maternity leave. click for more

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Wetlands Derails Restoration of Pontoosuc Beach

Wetland issues have derailed planned improvements to Pontsoosuc Lake Park. The Friends of Pontoosuc Lake received $15,000 from the Community Preservation Act with the intent to restore the beach on the Hancock Road side. The city's Parks, Open Space and Natural Resource Program Manager Jim... click for more


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Williamstown Fire District Opts to Cancel Street...

After the committee voted 3-0 to reverse course on the bulbs, much of the crowd broke out into applause and left the meeting, but not before several of the attendees praised the decision.

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Cheshire Will Try to Accommodate Hiker Camping

Town officials will apply for a special permit on behalf of Appalachian Trail hikers to accommodate camping on the Cheshire School grounds.

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Body Found In Peru Confirmed To Be Missing...

A 53-year old woman who went missing from Hinsdale was found dead in a wooded area in Peru. Jacqueline Coutinho went missing in May and a K9 search, foot patrols and a helicopter were unable to locate her. Police searched for weeks to no avail. On Tuesday, loggers found a body in the woods about one mile off of Curtin Road.

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Woman Charged With Misleading Officers In Jones...

A woman accused of lying to police during the investigation into the death of Asiyanna Jones was arraigned on Wednesday. Dayanlee Bracero-Quirndo, 23, is being charged in Berkshire County Superior Court with two counts of misleading a police officer. She had previously been indicted in the case but failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Bracero-Quirndo turned herself in to authorities.

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Hinsdale Man To Compete In Professional BBQ...

George Rinaldi's skills have earned many trophies, including a first-place prize for his Ribs Division win at a recent competition in New Jersey.

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Cheshire Highway Superintendent Resigning

Blair Crane informed the Board of Selectmen by letter that he plans to resign effective Aug. 2.

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Pittsfield Police Advisory Board Learns High-Speed...

When two men came whipping into the city with police on their tail in March, residents didn't see Pittsfield Police officers hanging out the window shooting their guns off trying to blow out the tires. That only happens in movies. In fact, residents didn't see Pittsfield Police on the suspect's tail at all. Chief Michael Wynn told his officers not to because the policy of the department is that if a pursuit comes into the city from another jurisdiction, Pittsfield officers don't join unless t

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North Adams Public Safety Committee Advises...

The Public Safety Committee voted to recommend metered parking on the east side of Ashland Street during a brief meeting on Tuesday.

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Pittsfield Walk Raises Awareness For Pedestrian...

A group of residents took a walk down North Street on Monday in an effort to raise awareness of pedestrian safety.

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Loggers Find Woman's Remains In Peru

The remains of an unidentified woman were found in a wooded area about one mile off of Curtin Road Tuesday morning. The woman has yet to be identified by authorities and Hinsdale and Peru Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding her dealth. The body is being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston for an autopsy.

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PEDA to Create Site-Readiness Report On Park's...

In other business, the Berkshire Innovation Center is on pace for an October opening. The research and development center broke ground in September and now has a new executive director on board in Ben Sosne.

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North Adams Happenings July 17-23

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Completion of Lafayette Trail Celebrated in...

During the American Revolution famed French Gen. Marquis de Lafayette played a significant role as an ally by the United States. So much so that President James Monrow invited him on a farewell tour of the nation in 1824, celebrating the country's 50th birthday. Lafayette traveled all 24 of the United States, including going directly across the Berkshires on his way to Boston.

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Adams Cemetery Commission Appoints Caretakers

The Cemetery Commission appointed two residents to take care of two historic Cemeteries. Last week the Cemetery appointed residents Allen Mendel and Johanna Maxwell as the caretakers of Daniels Court Cemetery and Bowens Corner Cemetery.

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Lanesborough Closes Book on Fiscal 2019

The Board of Selectmen closed the fiscal year's books on Monday after transferring some $63,538 from health insurance to cover deficits elsewhere in the budget. Of particular concern for Finance Committee member Ronald Tinkham was a $45,167 overage in winter roads supplies and repairs. The town, under the previous manager, had been creeping that budget figure up to become more accurate. Tinkham believes that should continue to eliminate deficits.

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Truck/Motorcycle Collision in Adams Leaves One...

Police are investigating a motorcycle and truck collision on Saturday that sent at least two to the hospital, one with serious injuries.

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Dr. Radin Named Grand Marshal of 64th Annual Fall...

The parade will be held in downtown North Adams on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. This year's parade theme is "The Wizard of Oz," both in celebration of the 80th anniversary of its Hollywood premiere, and in the promotion of the message that "there's no place like home in the Berkshires."

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Habitat, Affordable Housing Trust Break Ground on...

DeCarolis and Gleason turned over the first sod though not easily and officials and board members took turns at the shovels as well. Gleason posed with a large sign with the date and plans to continue that practice to mark the project's progress.

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Carmel Seeks To Improve Efficiency Of Council With...

Keep it simple. That's what Edward Carmel believes. But he doesn't believe the current City Council is doing that. He feels the council spins its wheels tinkering with things and not accomplishing anything.

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North Adams Residents Presented With Five Possible...

The city will look at five possible outdoor theater and park locations in the downtown including the parking lot off of Main Street.

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