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Dog Feces Also Plague Adams Playing Field

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Parks Commissioner Cynthia Bird told the rest of the commissioners Monday night that poop is a townwide issue and even litters the outfield of Russell Field.

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Adams Fire District to Decide on Full-Time Fire Chief, Firefighter

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The proposed fiscal 2020 budget of $2,177,361 is down 21 percent from this year's budget of $2,777,800 but it does include the additions of a full-time fire chief position and a single full-time firefighter position.

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iBerkshiresTV Launches With Local News, Interviews

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Here at iBerkshires, we are always open to trying new things. We know not everybody gets their news in the same manner. There are readers, there are listeners, and there are viewers. So, we're working on a new partnership with Clayson Creative to bring you a new way to get your news. We're introducing iBerkshiresTV.

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Stop & Shop Workers Walkout Over Stalled Contract Talks

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Employees at the North Adams store walked out about 1 p.m. on Thursday; store managers ushered customers out and locked the doors.

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Veteran City Officer Selected as New North Adams Police Chief

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Lt. Jason R. Wood was selected out of 40 candidates following a national search to replace retiring Police Chief Michael Cozzaglio. He will be the city's first new "police chief" in 38 years following the elimination of the public safety commissioner post.

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100 Days: An Interview With District Attorney Andrea Harrington

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It's been 100 days since the changing of the guard in the district attorney's office. Andrea Harrington defeated incumbent Paul Caccaviello in November with a message of reform and change. To a large crowd at the Berkshire Museum, she took the oath of office on Jan. 2 and so began a new day in that office.

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Clarksburg Mulling Food Service Contract With North Adams

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Cory Nicholas, food service director for the North Adams Public Schools, gave a presentation on Thursday night explained to the committee how he would provide breakfast and lunch to the school.

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Pittsfield Business Owner Objects to Parking Meters In New Lot

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The owner of Berkshire Nautilus is glad to see the eyesore of a Columbus Avenue parking garage come down. But, he feels deceived by the city because now parking meters are eyed for the new surface lot. "I was literally stunned to learn for the very first time that not only would there be no additional free three-hour public spaces created with this," Owner Jim Ramondetta told the City Council on Tuesday.

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Lanesborough Waiting on New Inspection of Police Station

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A third-party inspector is expected to file a report on the condition of the current Police Station as town o officials prepare to release a request for a feasibility study on the department's needs. Town Manager Kelli Robbins said on Monday that a state building inspector was in town reviewing the renovation plans for the current station and is scheduling an inspection soon. The Board of Selectmen had asked somebody from the state to provide an independent assessment of the 151-year-old buil

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Primary Care Offices Offer More Than Ever

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Many primary care offices are offering patients more types of care more conveniently than ever. Knowing about all of the services your primary care practice offers can help you take better care of yourself and your family.

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North Adams Happenings: April 10-16

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Brought to you by:the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Adams Parks Commission Mulls Procedures to Deny Field Use

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The commissioners on Monday looked to codify past practices and to shore up a protocol that would clearly spell out a chain of command to follow when teams have to be denied field usage after approval.

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Harrington Launches Plan to Address Domestic, Sexual Violence

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Domestic and sexual violence has hit a "crisis level" according to District Attorney Andrea Harrington. On Tuesday, she announced a new countywide Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force that will focus on curbing what is now growing numbers of sexual and domestic violence cases. The task force will focus on outreach, securing new resources, and providing education and training throughout the Berkshires in an effort to prevent such crimes from happening.

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North Adams Votes to Lift, Amend Seasonal Parking Ban

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At the request of Mayor Thomas Bernard, the City Council voted Tuesday to amend the city's parking ordinance to shorten the winter ban by two weeks. It also voted on the mayor's recommendation to end this year's parking ban on Thursday.

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New North Adams Police Chief Has Community-Based Vision

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The city's new police chief-designate has a strong vision for the future of his department: community based, collaborative, realistic and transparent.

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Clarksburg Planners Hit Pause Button on Solar Development

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Planner Erin Scott said at last Wednesday's board meeting that she had questions and concerns about moving forward with any changes to the bylaws regulating solar arrays passed in late 2017.

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Williamstown Select Board Makes Advisory Votes on Town Meeting Articles

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The board unanimously voted in favor of all the town and school spending articles, which have been reviewed and approved by the town's Finance Committee throughout the winter and spring.

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Williamstown Planners Decline to Back Dwelling Bylaw Amendment

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When the chair opened the meeting to comments from the floor, the discussion turned to the detached accessory dwelling unit bylaw the board developed throughout the 2018-19 meeting cycle.

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Adams Lions Donate Magnifiers to Williamstown, North Adams Commons

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Paquette said each of the three units in the facility would have one light and that they were easily portable so could be moved around when needed. The club also donated two more magnifying lights to North Adams Commons.

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