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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2019

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Below is a list of towns holding trick-or-treat hours and/or events on Halloween.

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Marijuana Cultivators Eye William Stanley Business Park

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After a brief executive session Tuesday, the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority voted to support Berkshire Kind's intent to purchase land in the business park and erect a 20,000 square foot grow facility.

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North Adams Library Looks Into Cariddi Beacon

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Trustee Chairwoman Robin Martin told the rest of the board last week that she has solicited input from the public and those close to Cariddi and there was a consensus that something visual should be done to memorialize the late state representative at the library.

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Adams Selectmen Hear From Ale House Owner

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The building on East Hoosac Street has sat unused since then. Girard has it listed it on several sources and is still hopeful he can find a taker. The idle liquor license he still holds, however, has become an issue for the town.

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Adams-Cheshire Improving School Building Security

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School Committee member Michael Mucci told the committee Monday that the district will make some substantial security upgrades before the close of the year through grant funds.

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Noted 'Edu-Tainer' Brings Message of Tolerance to Mount Greylock Educators

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Educators who gathered this month at Mount Greylock Regional School were reminded that those bags are just part of the baggage.

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Mount Greylock Parents Split on Merging Winter & Spring Vacations

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Mount Greylock's director of academic technology reported on results of a survey to gauge support for revising the school calendar to consolidate the February and April vacation weeks into a single week off in March.

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Pittsfield Superintendent Seeking New Opportunities

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After McCandless' evaluation by the School Committee on Wednesday, he confirmed that he is a finalist for the superintendent's position of the Silver Lake Regional School District in Kingston, just north of Plymouth.

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Pittsfield Council Holds Off on South Church Parking Changes

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Councilors spent about half of Tuesday's meeting debating a request from the city to allow unrestricted parking on South Church Street but determined they were not ready to make such a decision.

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Lanesborough to Fund Repairs at Town Hall, Elementary School

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During a routine inspection, the glycol in the system was found to be in need of flushing and replacement. The material is also corroding other parts of the system but that will be addressed in a separate bid.

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Pittsfield City Council Accepts Grant Funds For Electric Car

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Kerwood said the car has been ordered and the $34,000 allocation was approved in the fiscal 2020 budget and was purchased through parking revenue.

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Cheshire Replacing Waterlines on Crest Drive

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The town will only be performing the Crest Drive work for now and DeAngelis said Geeleher won't necessarily do the other two roads. Work will include an upgrade to 8-inch ductile iron pipe, hydrant and valve replacement, pipe replacement across Route 8, and other associated road work.

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North Adams Fire Partners With Red Cross for Home Preparedness Campaign

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The project is a partnership between the city of North Adams and the Western Massachusetts chapter of the American Red Cross' national Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

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Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Mulls Possible Expansion

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The possible inclusion of North Adams and Dalton would be especially convenient this year as both municipalities' solid waste contracts expire on June 30, the same date as the district's.

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Helping Hands Founder Gathers Group to Tackle Homelessness

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And now Honig and a group of other regular contributors on the page are targeting one specific need in the community: resources for those without housing stability. That grew from a post on the page where someone was searching for a tent to provide shelter while they were without permanent housing.

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McCann Scores High on MCAS Tests

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On the math portion of the test, McCann claimed a 94 percent passing rate; the state average is 91 percent.

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Local Artists Install Mosaics at North Street Park

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A dove of peace mosaic was designed by Ashfield artist Robert Markey, and Peter Vacchina, a Pittsfield native, installed his chestnut tree mosaic on opposite sides of the keystone arch that leads from the parking lot to the sidewalk.

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Welcome to Wayfair: Dignitaries, Business Leaders Celebrate Opening

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The international home decor company's new $5 million call center will employ upwards of 300 people in the coming months in a newly renovated section of the Clock Tower Building fully furnished, of course, with Wayfair products.

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Cheshire Welcomes New School Superintendent Aaron Dean

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There has been frequent turnover in the position lately. Dean is the third person to hold the top education post in as many years but says he's in for the long haul.

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Rain, Wind Heading for New England

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The beautiful and downright balmy weather over the Berkshires will change in a big way mid-week as a "bomb" cyclone hits along the Northeast seaboard.

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Williamstown Mulls Major Changes to Parking Bylaw

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The most discussion about the five suggestions offered by Johnson came about No. 3: a proposal to eliminate the two-hour on-street parking limit on both sides of Park Street.

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MCAS Results Mixed for Hoosac Valley Regional School District

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Standardized test results were a mixed bag for the Hoosac Valley Regional School and although there was some progress, the district was penalized because of incomplete data.

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Northern Berkshire Coalition Forum Envisions 'Inclusive Development'

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Instead of focusing on what people were afraid of with new challenges of community investment, participants in the October forum were asked to instead look at what "inclusive development" they would like to see.

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