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Storm's Extreme Weather Took Pittsfield DPW by Surprise

The city's administration says the poor road conditions during the Christmas weekend snowstorm that caused more than three dozen collisions were not due to a lack of response.

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Williamstown Planning Board Talks 'Cottage Court' Bylaw

Though its work is not completed for the proposals it hopes to bring to this spring's annual town meeting, the Planning Board recently started talking about an idea it wants to work on for the 2023-24 cycle.

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Pittsfield Senior Center Supportive Day Program Offers Opportunities

The program, also referred to as "The Happy Club," has been a life-saver to many families giving seniors a chance to enhance their social, physical, and cognitive skills while also providing caregivers respite care at a cost-effective price.

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North Adams Movieplex Closing 'Indefinitely'

The theater posted on its Facebook page that it "would be closing its doors indefinitely on Jan. 31.

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Adams Officials Conflicted on Future of Coal and Grain Building

The Board of Selectmen and town staff are conflicted on what to do with the coal and grain building off Columbia Street that will need significant funding for restoration.

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Former GE Site Garners Over $6M for Redevelopment

The William Stanley Business Park is closer to fulfilling the $10 million needed to redevelop its biggest parcel, Site 9.

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Berkshire Health Group Sets Minimal Increase for Fiscal 2024

But the impact for many could be closer to a 9 percent hike depending on how they budgeted for health insurance costs in FY23.

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Williamstown Resident Nominated for Grammy

One week from Sunday, Matt Cusson will be walking the red carpet and waiting in the audience to hear if his name called at the 65th Grammy Awards.

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North Adams Taxi Service Could Face Suspension

The police chief is asking the City Council to suspend the license for OTT Taxi over a number of violations of city ordinance.

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Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Faces Shortfall

The Community Preservation Committee on Wednesday determined that five of the six applications for funds in the fiscal 2024 cycle meet the qualifications for funding under the Community Preservation Act.

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Next Generation to Lead Guido's Fresh Marketplace

Forward 44 years and two grocery stores later, the brothers are looking at retirement and to handing off the enterprise they've built to their children Luke, Anna and Nick.

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Planning for Cheshire Memorial Day Parade Already Underway

The town is has already begun working on plans for its annual Memorial Day parade, scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 29.

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Reproductive Rights Rally Held on 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Birns also pointed out that the loss of federally protected abortion affects all women but is a serious threat to vulnerable populations with the fewest resources.

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Berkshire HorseWorks, Inc. Welcomes to its Board Of Directors

Cohen and Seelig join the rest of Berkshire HorseWorks Board including President Don Fulford, Vice President Don Granger, Secretary Barbara Newman, and member Dr. Steve Hoff.

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Miss Hall's School Names Business Administrator

Gordon, who brings experience in nonprofit finance, higher education administration, strategic planning, student and residential life, and operations, most recently served as Director of Student Administrative Affairs, Strategy and Planning at Williams College.

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Pittsfield's Kalinowsky Seeks Voters' Input on North Street Traffic Confirguration

Councilor at Large Karen Kalinowsky wants to query residents on the downtown's reconfiguration using the 2023 ballot.

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Wayfair Closing Pittsfield Call Center; Employees Will Go Virtual

Now the company is planning to close that center by July and shift its 40-person staff to virtual work.

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Joanne Passing on Ownership of Elm Street Luncheonette

Joanne Longton's been behind the counter at her Elm Street diner for nearly a half century. But not after Monday.

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Pittsfield Decides Taconic Vocational Status Next Week

Is Taconic a traditional high school or a vocational one? The School Committee will decide next week.

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Williamstown Rural Lands to Purchase Oblong Road Parcel

The non-profit conservation trust succeeded in November in convincing the Select Board to assign the town's right of first refusal on the property, which has been conserved under the commonwealth's Chapter 61 program since the 1980s.

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Healey Makes Trip to Greylock Works to Announce $987M Bond Bill

And it was at Greylock Works, that Gov. Maura Healey chose to announce one of her first priorities — the filing of a $987 million bond authorization targeting housing and economic development.

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Pittsfield Plows Spark Residential Frustration

The Department of Public Works has been under fire the last few weeks by residents on social media expressing their frustrations on recent snowplowing efforts including property damage and a snowplow accident.

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Lower Tech Onota Lake Boat Wash Proposal Seeks CPA Funds

Plans for an Onota Lake boat wash station were made lower-tech after the original proposal became too expensive. This iteration cuts costs while warding off zebra mussels.

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Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extending Farther Into Pittsfield in 2024

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail will extend to Merrill Road in 2024, bringing bike and pedestrian recreation farther into the city.

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