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Capitol Police Officer Killed Friday Was Drury Grad

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The police officer killed outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday grew up in North Adams and was a 1998 graduate of Drury High School.

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Williamstown DIRE Committee: Police Discussions Meant to Help Department

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Members of the town's racial equity committee Monday emphasized that calls for accountability in the town's police department are not attacks on the town's police officers.

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Mystery Group Removes Anti-Harassment Posters From Park Square

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It is not clear whether this was a prank or an act of harassment.

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Some North Adams Housing Authority Tenants Are Refusing To Pay Rent

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Program Manager Lisa LaBonte told the board on Monday that 70 or so tenants are refusing to pay rent.

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Adams to Amend Marijuana Bylaws

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During a workshop meeting Wednesday, the Selectmen agreed to begin the process of amending the town's marijuana bylaws to accommodate unallowed uses in the park.

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Williamstown's Waubeeka Golf Links Adds to Sculpture Collection

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Arline Peartree conceived and sculpted "La Traviata" more than 20 years ago when she was living in Averill Park, N.Y. But she said the apple red metal sculpture is right at home on the 18th fairway at Waubeeka Golf Links.

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Mount Greylock School District Sets Quarantine, Testing Policy for Out-of-State Travelers

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By a vote of 6-1, the committee OKed a policy for the district developed in consultation with local physicians, the district's union and local boards of health.

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Cheshire Looking for Pickleball Court Options

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The Selectmen are looking for different locations to install a permanent pickleball court in town.

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Pittsfield Police Chief Named to State Commission on Police Training

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Police Chief Michael Wynn has been selected to serve on the new state commission on police training. The appointment was announced on Thursday by Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey.

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Adams Making Additional Improvements to Registry of Deeds

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The board held a brief meeting Wednesday night to address this one item to install a chairlift in the former town hall at 65 Park St.

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Pittsfield's Reigning Love Church to Become Eastview Apartments

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AM Management LLC of Pittsfield is beginning construction on a $3.2 million makeover of Reigning Love Church across from Pittsfield High School into market-rate and affordable housing units.

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Adams Finance Committee Approve Reserve Fund Transfer For Registry of Deeds

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Last week, the Selectmen approved the funding. In order to complete the transfer, the Finance Committee must do the same.

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Retired Deputy Fire Chief Polidoro Creates ALS Support Website

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Berkshire County ALS: Navigating Our Journey Together was developed by and for county residents to provide a helpful resource after receiving the dreaded diagnosis. Polidoro wishes to spread the word of this website so it can reach and benefit as many people as possible.

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Turkey Vulture Has Landed

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In terms of nesting sites, vultures prefer rocky cliffs, caves, grottos, and crevices. Visit Wikipedia and check their data on nesting places that included abandoned buildings, open fields, and old logs.

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McCann to Install Lights on Football Field

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When Williams College renovated Weston Field, it donated the old lights and components to McCann. Brosnan said the project has been in the works some eight years.

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Lanesborough Officials Presented FY22 Mount Greylock Budget

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The town is responsible for the cost of operating Lanesborough Elementary School and is assessed its share of Mount Greylock Regional School.

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Whitney's Farm Reopens H.D. Reynolds With Expanded Product Lines

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The Route 8 location features an expanded showroom and shops, employs an additional mechanic, and will be taking on new and different product lines to better serve customers.

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Adams Selectmen See Draft Budget for Fiscal 2022

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After meeting with the Hoosac Valley Regional School Committee on Wednesday to discuss the education budget, the Selectmen then took a look at the town's own proposed $16,522,933 million budget.

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MCLA to Go Fully Remote After Cluster Caused by 'Social Activity'

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The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is converting all of its classes to remote learning starting Monday, April 5, and closing its residence halls effective Sunday, April 11.

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Williamstown Offers Interim Town Manager Post to Blanchard

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The Williamstown Select Board Monday voted unanimously to offer the interim town manager position to Charles T. Blanchard.

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Williamstown Youth Center Presents Funding Request to Town

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The FY21 operating spending plan is down to $398,000 because a lot of the traditional youth center programs, like summer camps and youth sports, were suspended last March. But that did not mean the WYC closed its doors.

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North Adams Finance Committee Tackling Outdated Fee Structure

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The Finance Committee are back to tackling the city's lengthy list of fees, some of which have not been updated in decades.

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Williamstown Facing Long-Term Decisions About Transfer Station

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That doesn't mean saying, "Our town is better than your town." In this case, it means recognizing that market forces affecting towns throughout the country are forcing some decision points here in North County.

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