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Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 21. click for more

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 18-24

On Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at Second Congregational Church, join Multicultural Bridge and the Berkshire County NAACP for Dreaming Beyond Borders, the annual community celebration of the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The speaker will be the Rev. Da Vita D. McCallister, Lead Pastor of... click for more

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Barrett Enters First Full Term With Legislative...

Entering his first full session in the House of Representative, John Barrett is doubling down on the priorities he held when he was first elected. "One of the areas I'm obviously concerned about is transportation in the county. We need it, especially in the Northern Berkshire area," Barrett... click for more

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Adams Seeks Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan

Interim Town Administrator Donna Cesan told the Selectmen on Wednesday that earlier this week a public meeting was held go over the completed draft. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Pay Gap for Women Is...

If Citigroup, one of the world's largest banks, is any indication, women earn 29 percent less than their male counterparts. It also revealed that only 37 percent of its managerial jobs were held by females. click for more

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North Adams Moves New Airport Administrative...

A crew from Wolfe House & Building Movers of Bernville, Pa., had lifted the two-story building off its original pad and onto a motorized trailer for the short hike around the corner. click for more

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MassWildlife Rescues Deer Stuck on Pontoosuc Lake

MassWildlife rescued a mature buck stuck on Pontoosuc Lake Thursday morning. The 180 to 190-pound animal will now be assessed, treated, and hopefully released back into the wild. It is unknown how long the deer was stuck on the ice but a team from MAssWildlife was able to tranquilize the animal... click for more

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Cheshire Legislation Approval Paves Way for...

Interim Town Administrator Edmund St. John IV told the Selectmen on Tuesday that after years of troubleshooting and working with the state, the town is poised to hold the vote needed to increase the board size. click for more

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Williamstown Encourages Short-Term Rental Owners...

Late last year, in response to the explosion in short-term rentals because of the success of online services like Airbnb and VRBO, the Legislature passed a regulatory regime that was signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker. click for more


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North Adams Planners Approve Livery Headquarters

Attorney James Sisto, representing JP Parent, said the company had outgrown its location in Adams and is now leasing the Curran Highway property.

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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 16-22

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

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Clinton Church Restoration Hires Project...

The New York City-based firm, headed by architect Mario Gooden, is one of the few African-American architectural firms in the country.

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Pittsfield Eyes Development of Pickleball Courts...

Pickleball put the city in a somewhat of a pickle. The Parks Commission approved a plan to develop pickleball courts near the Doyle Softball Complex in Springside Park but not without opposition. The approval goes against the Springside Park Conservancy's wishes that the project takes a backburner to others specifically outlined in the park's master plan.

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Lawsuit Accuses Wayfair of Misleading Investors

While the city and state was courting Wayfair to bring some 3,300 new jobs to the state, investors felt they were being misled. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Boston-based company alleging that Wayfair officials failed to disclose adverse facts about the company, deceived the public regarding its future business, artificially inflated the stock price and allowed Wayfair executives and insiders to sell off millions worth of their personally held stock at the inflated price.

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Adams Planning Board Continues Solar Array Hearing...

SunRaise proposes to install a ground-mounted solar array at 101 Grove St., Duke's Sand & Gravel Pit, and is requesting a special permit and site plan approval. The company leases land and roofs to develop solar projects.

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North Adams Airport Building to Be Moved This Week...

Peter Enzien of Stantec Consulting Services, the airport's engineer, told the Airport Commission on Tuesday that the long-awaited building move should start Thursday morning between 8:30 and 9:00.

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North Adams Schools Will Hire Full-Time Business...

The committee last week voted not to renew its contract with the North Berkshire School Union to share the services of its business manager. Rather, the school district will seek a full-time business administrator effective July 1.

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Pittsfield Police Warns of Phone Scam

Police are warning residents of a phone scam. The department received a complaint on Monday that woman received a call asking for donations on behalf of the department. The caller asked the woman for her credit card information. Police, however, say that neither the Pittsfield Police Officers Union Local 447 nor the Pittsfield Police Supervisors Union Local 447S is currently running a fundraiser

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Farley-Bouvier Preps For New Legislative Session

State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier says that since 2016, the Massachusetts legislature has been shifting further left. And that's meant the Progressive Caucus' numbers are growing. She is currently the co-chair of that group and has watched it swell in ranks.

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McCann Tech Drone Program Taking Off

Principal Justin Kratz and teacher Perry Burdick gave the School Committee a drone presentation Thursday night and demonstrated what the little aircraft could do even in the confines of the meeting room.

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Lanesborough Considering Leasing Space at American...

The selectmen have been paying bills for the American Legion out of their own pocket. Town Manager Kelli Robbins had recently identified that the town's support for the American Legion wasn't legal and stopped payments. The town spends $5,500 per year to pay for propane, electricity, and the phone lines for the legion and the Selectmen remain supportive of that decision.

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Auditor Makes Recommendations to the District...

The audit covers the period from July 1, 2016, through March 31, 2018, and was requested by former District Attorney Paul Caccaviello shortly after his March 2018 appointment.

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Berkshires Beat: Mt. Everett Students Join Dance...

In addition to the participants learning classical and Bollywood-style dance, Keswick students taught traditional crafts, language, games and other cultural traditions unique to India.

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Williamstown Package Store Keeps Customers Coming...

Family-owned Gold Leaf package store wants to keep it personal and supply its customers with exactly what they want.

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Williams' BioEYES Program Expanding to Six More...

This year, the program itself is multiplying with plans to go into more than twice as many schools throughout the region.

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Hinds Chats Priorities With BRPC

The Berkshires don't have the traffic congestion or real estate prices that the Boston area does. And Jim Lovejoy, from Mount Washington, sees that as an opportunity. He envisions using the effort to expand broadband in Western Massachusetts as a chance to build a far superior internet connection that will incentivize companies to build and grow here instead.

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Temescal to Sell Recreational Marijuana Starting...

Temescal Wellness will start recreational sales of marijuana on Tuesday starting at 11 a.m. The company will be the first to sell recreational marijuana in the city and will be the second in the county. Temescal was granted its license to sell for adult use in December and is now expecting a big crowd on the first day.

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Five Years Later, 'Sustainable Berkshires' Plan...

When it comes to local planning efforts, nothing was more ambitious than the Sustainable Berkshires master plan. The 800 or so page document was developed by stakeholders throughout the county as it looked to create a master plan for the entire county. After three years of work, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission adopted the full document in 2014.

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Williamstown Elementary Names Citizenship Award...

Four Williamstown Elementary School sixth-graders are being recognized for their kindness, enthusiasm and helpfulness.

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