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Williamstown Sets Mid-August Outdoor Town Meeting...

On Wednesday, the Select Board approved Town Manager Jason Hoch's proposal for an outdoor town meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. click for more

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Retired North Adams Librarian Pens Book About...

The story of the modernization and expansion of the historic North Adams Public Library has been written by the library director who the lead the project. click for more

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PCTV Documentary Finds Pittsfield Parade Dates...

Previously the Pittsfield Parade Committee acknowledged that the parade dated back to 1824. click for more

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Fourth of July: The Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. click for more

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Rep. Mark, Panel Push County Residents to Be...

The topic of the agency's weekly webinar was the decennial U.S. Census: its history, its importance and the efforts of local officials to ensure that Berkshire County will be accurately counted. click for more

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Williamstown Select Board Moves Toward...

The Select Board on Wednesday moved to create a committee that will, in part, collect stories about residents' experiences with racial injustice. click for more

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Cheshire's Trail Tenting Site Nearly Ready

The site is designed to give hikers a short one- or two-night respite and a place to charge their phones and get clean water. Hikers have been welcome to use an area at St. Mary's Church but will now be redirected very slightly down Church Street. click for more

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Pittsfield Recognizes Boys Who Tried to Help...

But first-responders said the 16-year-old was loud and clear on June 23 when he called 911 to report the emergency. click for more

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Massachusetts Moves Into Phase 3; Gyms, Museums...

Fitness centers, movie theaters, museums and other enclosed venues will be able to reopen on Monday with restrictions and the number of people allowed in an indoor gathering is now raised to 25. click for more


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Pittsfield Community Television to Highlight...

On Saturday, July 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m., PCTV will air a historical documentary called "Fighting for Independence: The History of the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade." The show will look back at the history of the Pittsfield Fourth of July parade, and researchers attempt to trace the history of the parade further than ever before.

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Holiday Hours: Independence Day

Independence Day will be celebrated Saturday, July 4. It is a federal holiday.

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Cheshire Wants To Keep Elementary School For Town...

Town officials have been discussing possible reuses for the former Cheshire Elementary School since its closure in 2017.

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Adams Board of Health Ready for Tobacco Cap...

Late last year, the Board of Health agreed to implement a new regulation that would limit the amount of tobacco sales permits allowed in town. The new regulation would not affect those already selling tobacco products.

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Hoosac Valley Names Top Students for 2020

Hoosac Valley High School has announced that the valedictorian for the class of 2020 is Daniel Pompi and the salutatorian is Riley Robinson.

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The Retired Investor: Big Banks & Big Brother

One might question where and when will this creeping nationalization of the private sector economy come to an end. The Fed is already purchasing bonds from companies such as Verizon on the open market as well as bond funds and exchange traded funds. Will stocks be next?

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Nursing Graduates

On a rainy Tuesday evening, graduates in the program were invited to drive around the college's circular driveway to receive their pins, certificates and diplomas.

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Pittsfield to Explore Forming Office Of Diversity

The city will explore creating an office of diversity, equity, and inclusion to address issues in both the city government and the schools.

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North Adams Council OKs July Spending, Debates...

The $3,831,954 continuing appropriation is the first as the city shifts to a month-by-month financial plan until the Legislature can pass a fiscal 2021 budget.

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North Adams School Committee Votes to Keep...

The committee OK'd a level-funded budget of $17,769,075 on a vote of 5-2 with members Tara Jacobs and Ian Bergeron voting against because of concerns that the budget did not address what they felt were deficiencies in the arts and special education.

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Williamstown Fire District Voters OK Purchase of...

Voters on Tuesday unanimously approved the Williamstown Fire District's budget in a brief annual meeting at Williamstown Elementary School.

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New Ashford Shows Love Love on 105th Birthday

Cecile Love celebrated her 105th birthday on Tuesday, and the town turned out to celebrate with her, even if most of the residents had to settle for delivering drive-by greetings at noon at her home on Route 7.

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Massachusetts Lifting 14-Day Isolation for Certain...

The state is welcoming travelers from surrounding states that have controlled the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Lenox Re-Elects Incumbents in Low Turnout Election

The town of Lenox has posted the unofficial results for Monday's annual town election. All incumbents were returned to their positions unchallenged.

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Closer Look: Williamstown Residents Beginning Call...

The "defund police" movement has gained momentum nationwide in the weeks following the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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License Board Permit Rusty Anchor to Open Deck

The board voted 3-2 on Monday to allow the bar on Lake Pontoosuc to open up seating and serve beer and wine on its patio under the governor's orders for Phase 2 that allows for outside dining.

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Williamstown Fire District Election, Meeting Set...

The polls will open at 4 p.m. and will stay open until at least 7 p.m. for the election, in which John Notsley, the chair of the five-person Prudential Committee, is one of several candidates on the ballot running without opposition.

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Williams College Announces Plan for Return of...

Students will be allowed to choose to take the year off with no penalty, and the college has lowered the number of courses required in the 2020-21 fall and spring semesters with no impact on a student's progress toward graduation.

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Pittsfield Schools Looking to Fund Internet For...

In preparation for the possibility of further remote learning, the school administration is exploring the use of CARES Act funding to provide all students with internet access.

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North Adams Will See Rise in Trash Rates

The Public Services Committee is recommending new rates for the transfer station of $133.45 per ton, or $0.0667 per pound. The old rate was $126.59 with an average yearly cost of $469.38; this will now be $491.57.

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