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First-Responder Profiles: EMS Director Jen Weber

This is a series profiling some of our local first-responders in partnership with Lee Bank to highlight the work they do every day — not just during a pandemic. click for more

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Pittsfield Panel Wants Public Participation on Pot...

The subcommittee voted to table an agenda item Wednesday that would restrict marijuana cultivation in residential zones until meetings can be opened more fully to the public. click for more

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North Adams Covers Half Cost for Cumberland Farm...

The city will be contributing less than $34,000 to the cleanup of the former City Yard on Ashland Street. click for more

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Markey Talks Education, Health & Green New Deal in...

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey made three stops in the Berkshires on Friday to speak on education, technology climate change, health care, racial justice and other issuing affecting the nation. click for more

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Mount Greylock Offers Superintendent Post to...

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee Friday voted 6-0-1 to offer its vacant supinentendent post to current Pittsfield Superintendend Jason “Jake” McCandless. click for more

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Governor Launches Mask Awareness Campaign After...

House parties, camps and other large gatherings are being blamed for as contributing to "a slight but important rise" in positive cases in Massachusetts. click for more

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Pittsfield Police Advisory Review Board to Discuss...

The Police Advisory Review Board will discuss possibly eliminating chokeholds at its next scheduled meeting. click for more

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Mount Greylock Proposing Fully Remote Learning for...

Sophomores, juniors and seniors at Mount Greylock Regional School will begin the year with remote learning if the district moves forward with a plan favored by its interim superintendent. click for more

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Pittsfield Licensing Board Approves Manager...

The Licensing Board approved a change of manager for Mission Restaurant and allowed the International House of Tacos to hold onto its alcohol permit for a few more months. click for more


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Massachusetts Residents Asked...

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North Adams Farmers Market Open for In-Person...

During the quarantine, the farmers market created an online marketplace where customers could order from participating farms. Community volunteers then packed and delivered upwards of 125 orders every Saturday. The market is now a hybrid market: online purchasing is still available but not required to shop in-person at the market.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 3-Aug. 6

Welcome to Cultural Pittsfield's weekly guide featuring in-person and virtual classes, events, information, and more. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email us at cultural@pittsfieldch.com. Thank you and be well!

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Baker Rejects Trump's Suggestion of 'Delayed'...

Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday rebuffed the suggestion of postponing this fall's election due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Retired Investor: How Much Are Your Children...

The short answer is that they are afraid for their kids. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that kids in a classroom are "super spreaders" of virus. Just think of what happens during the Flu season each fall and winter

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Mount Greylock School Committee Denies OML...

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday said it did not violate the Open Meeting Law in the run-up to the departure of former Superintendent Kimberley Grady.

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Pfizer Moves to Phase 3 COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

The Pfizer Andover research facility has more than 100 scientists and engineers manufacturing a key component for a vaccine candidate for COVID-19.

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Pittsfield Continues Alternate Parking Discussion

The Ordinance and Rules Subcommittee tabled a parking amendment for alternate side parking to gather more information.

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Pittsfield Superintendent a Finalist for Mount...

Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless is one of three candidates for the vacant superintendent position in the Mount Greylock Regional School District.

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Mount Greylock Super Recommends Delayed Start,...

Robert Putnam on Tuesday delivered two virtual "fireside chats" for members of the school community to discuss the current state of planning for the resumption of classes after in-person instruction ended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Northern Berkshires Cancels Fall Foliage Parade,...

In a statement, the city, 1Berkshire and ProAdams said they had made a collective decision to cancel the 2020 Fall Foliage Parade, Greylock Ramble, and RambleFest events.

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North Adams Council Seeks Candidates for Vacant...

The City Council is looking for applicants interested in filling out the final year of a two-year term.

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First-Responders Searching for Lost Hiker on Mount...

Northern Berkshire first-responders are looking for a self-reported missing hiker on Mount Greylock State Reservation.

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Pittsfield Driver Injured in Elm Street Accident

A city man was injured Tuesday when the truck he was operating collided with a house on Elm Street.

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North Adams Committee Ends Pillar Art Issue on...

The sound sculpture underneath the Veterans Memorial Bridge has more legal standing than the so-called "pillar art," according to the city's legal counsel.

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Williamstown Proposed FY21 Budget Adjusted in...

But Jason Hoch told the Select Board on Monday that the new fiscal 2021 spending plan, "allows us to maintain operations and a consistent level of service without disruption."

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Hoosac Valley's 66 Graduates Ready to Define Their...

Salutatorian Riley Robinson addressed her 65 classmates on Tuesday night and said although the pandemic has taken so much away from them it will make them all stronger.

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Massachusetts Residents Asked to Report Receipt of...

Random packages of seeds that appear to be from China have been appearing in mailboxes across the country. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and numerous agricultural agencies across the nation are warning people not to plant what could be an invasive species.

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Williamstown's Diversity Committee Holds First...

The Diversity, Inclusion, Race and Equity Committee held its inaugural meeting Monday evening and decided that, for the foreseeable future, the panel will meet on a weekly basis.

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Mount Greylock Elementary Schools Have Capacity...

The Mount Greylock Regional School District has room to welcome all its students back to its two elementary schools with six feet between desks, the district's interim superintendent said on Thursday.

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Off-Road Vehicle Group Tries to Make Case for...

The council had one agenda item Thursday during a remote meeting and only discussed ways to resolve illegal ORV use on the state reservation, including designated areas where it would be legal.

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