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Pittsfield Developing Plan for Bicycle Network

The overall vision is to create a safe, comfortable, and accessible bicycle network in the to serve people of all ages and abilities. This is broken down into four project goals of safety, accessibility, sense of place and sustainability.

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Children Learn About Wildlife at Richmond Free Library

On Saturday afternoon, founder of Nature Matters Jennifer Leahey wowed local children and parents with a presentation of live animals.

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Mount Greylock District Enrollment Down, School-Year Start Survey Positive

Chapter 70, the commonwealth's major state aid program to districts, and Chapter 71, transportation aid, both could be affected negatively by a decline in enrollment.

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@theMarket: Politicians Play Cat & Mouse With Investors

It was a week of will they, or won't they. Both parties claimed to want another stimulus deal done before the election, but the proof is in the pudding and as of Friday, the plate is empty.

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North Adams, BRPC Loan Programs Designed to Aid Small Business

The city of North Adams and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission are administering microenterprise loans to assist low- and moderate-income business owners cover regular costs such as rent, staffing and utilities.

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One of 12 local organizations to receive funding, Construct was amongst the recipients who demonstrated an ability to maintain their programming during the pandemic and/or respond to newly identified needs created by the epidemic.

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MCLA Police Investigating A Series Of Larcenies From Vehicles

The MCLA Campus Police Department released a Crime and Safety Alert on their Facebook page Thursday indicating that earlier this week a number of unlocked vehicles parked on campus had items stolen from them.

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Cheshire To Test CodeRED System

In an event of an emergency, the town issues alerts through CodeRED, a high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system allows messages to be quickly delivered to targeted areas of Cheshire or to the Cheshire as a whole.

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'Haunted Streets' To Air On PCTV

PCTV will present "Haunted Streets: A Celebration of 25 Years of Halloween Parades" in place of when live coverage of the parade as it stepped off on Tyler St would have begun. The program will look back at some of the best floats and moments of the past 25 years of PCTV's parade coverage.

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Pittsfield Clerk Conducts Ballot Tests in Preparation for Election

City Clerk Michele Benjamin said the testing is to make sure that all ballots are read with 100 percent accuracy.

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North Adams Takes First Step in Greylock School Project

The Massachusetts School Building Authority invited the city into the eligibility stage last December and there were plans for the building committee to begin its work by spring. But this was cut short by the arrival of the novel coronavirus and the process was put on hold.

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Williamstown Fire District's Prudential Committee Elects New Chair

Notsley said that while he will continue his role as a member of the five-person committee, it makes sense for him to step aside from the leadership role.

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North Adams Restaurant, Tenant Try to Resolve Noise Issue

The Licensing Board, in the end, asked the parties to try to resolve the issue by being considerate to their neighbors, work with the landlord and come back in December to see how things went.

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Berkshires Beat: Pittsfield Shared Streets and the Mastheads Sidewalk Tour

There will be a sidewalk tour to view poetry created by eight Pittsfield elementary school students, in collaboration with The Mastheads project, which is stenciled on sidewalks in downtown Pittsfield

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Berkshire Community College Celebrates 60th Year With Video Ceremony

Much of Berkshire Community College's original establishment is because of the work done by former state Rep. Thomas C. Wojtkowski of Pittsfield, who represented what was then the 5th Berkshire District.

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Pittsfield Mobile Home Board Oks Rent Increase for Allendale Pines

The approval on Tuesday came after the owners provided more information on the financing of the improvements.

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Local, State Police Arrest Four, Seize Drugs, Cash & Firearms

Local law enforcement arrested four people and seized more than 13,000 bags heroin, cash and drugs on Tuesday after several months investigation.

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Northern Berkshire United Way Sets Fundraising Goal for 2020-21

Instead of the traditional breakfast at the Williams Inn, the nonprofit agency switched to remote but with still the same confidence that it will raise $490,000 to support its many member agencies.

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BFAIR Listed as Donation Organization on Amazon

By choosing BFAIR as your charity of choice on Amazon, 0.5 percent of all eligible purchases are automatically donated directly to BFAIR!

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Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires Awards New Grants

Recipients needed to demonstrate the ability to maintain their programming during the pandemic and/or respond to newly-identified needs. The grants range from $2,000 to $3,500 and run for one year.

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Williamstown Planning Board, Ag Commission Work on Cannabis Production Bylaw

Since that time, the state's Cannabis Control Commission has defined ground rules for production in Massachusetts, and the town has seen one submission for a special permit under the 2017 bylaw to establish an indoor/outdoor grow facility on Blair Road.

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Massachusetts Early Voting Runs Through Oct. 29

Voting in advance or by mail is being encouraged to reduce long lines and potential exposure to the novel coronavirus. Early voting in person began on Oct. 17.

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DIRE Committee Concerned About 'Enough Is Enough' Messaging in Williamstown

Andrew Wells called in to the virtual meeting of the Diversity Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee to talk about the 2013 death of his daughter at the hands of a drunk driver in Plymouth.

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East-West Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will host the third public information meeting for the East-West Passenger Rail Study on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Flavours of Malaysia Announces Closing In December

Owners Sabrina Tan and Chin Lee said they were staying open long enough to allow them to pay off their debts and for any gift certificate holders to use them.

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