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Abbott Memorial Says Goodbye to Longtime Principal

The Gabriel Abbott Memorial School community said goodbye to longtime Principal Heidi Dugal with a special bench to commemorate her years of service to the school.

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Pittsfield Lifts State of Emergency

On Tuesday, state lawmakers are expected to continue discussions on extensions and provisions, such as outdoor dining and virtual municipal meetings, allotted statewide during the pandemic.

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Vaccinated Residents Can Win a 'VaxMillion'

The Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway is for residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated residents 18 and older will have the opportunity to enter to win one of five $1 million cash prizes. Fully vaccinated residents between 12 and 17 years of age may enter for the chance to win one of five $300,000 scholarship grants.

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North Adams School Committee OKs Funds for School Study, Passes Budget

The School Committee on Monday authorized the use of $300,000 from the school choice account to fund a feasibility study for Brayton School.

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Berkshire Rescue Team Seeks Donations for Vehicle

The Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue Team is aiming to raise $14,000 for a utility terrain rescue vehicle that is vital to their operations.

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Cheshire Passes Budget, Rejects Recall Measures

The annual town meeting passed an operating budget of $6.7 million for fiscal 2022 Monday and approved a salary for a full-time town administrator. But voters balked at making the town clerk appointed or instituting means to recall elected officials.

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Fire Officials Warn Against Fireworks

Children and teens under 15 account for more than one-third of the severe fireworks burn injuries requiring emergency room visits in Massachusetts.

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Workforce Board Recognizes 5 with Impact Awards, Highlights Pandemic Efforts

The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board on Thursday held its annual meeting virtually during which five local professionals were recognized with Workforce Impact Awards and the board highlighted its yearly efforts in meeting the demand for highly skilled workers in Berkshire County.

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PCTV and WTBR Programs Win National Awards

"Christmastime in the City," produced by the Town Players of Pittsfield, and "Nothing But Old 45's," produced by Larry Kratka, were chosen out of nearly one thousand submissions as best in their categories.

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Mass DPH to Conduct Cancer Evaluation of PCB Exposure

The state Department of Public Health will be reviewing for selected types cancer related to the problematic Hill 78 and Building 71.

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Adams Board of Health Mulls Dog Ban, Hears More on Tree Dispute

The Board of Health is mulling a ban on dogs at the town's athletic fields.

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Father Tom Campsite Coming Together Through Community Efforts

The Father Tom Appalachian Trail campsite is coming along with a new fence slated to be installed in the coming weeks.

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Lenox High Graduates Told to Focus on Positivity

Lenox Memorial High School graduated 61 seniors on the school's campus Sunday surrounded by friends, family, and sunshine.

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Veteran Spotlight: Sgt. Jeremy Healy

Jeremy Healy served his country for 12 years in the Army Reserve, from 2001-13, and was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

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Cheshire Town Meeting to Decide Administrator Job, 2022 Budget

The annual town meeting will decide 18 articles Monday including the fiscal year 2022 budget that will decide the fate of the full-time town administrator position.

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Mount Greylock Grads Prepared for Ever-Changing World

In reflections both sweeping and intimate, the Mount Greylock Regional School's 2021 class speakers Saturday talked about the often frightening ways the world has changed them and how the school prepared them to change the world.

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Social Workers Seek Interview Subjects for Williamstown Needs Assessment

A group of social workers commissioned by the town has begun a long-term community assessment research project, and it is encouraging all residents to share their feelings in confidential one-on-one interviews.

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City of Pittsfield Street Improvement Project Schedule Update

Beginning Monday through Friday, contractors will initiate curb removal on the following streets: Hawthorne Avenue, Oxford Street, Brenton Terrace, Cadwell Road, Velma Avenue, Westview Road, Scott Drive and Buel Street.

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Hoosac Valley Leo Club Donates to Louison House

The Leo Club at Hoosac Valley collected donations and ran a penny drive for the Louison House.

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@theMarket: Inflation Is Running 'Hot'

May's Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped the most since 2009. That follows a similar gain over the past three months that has brought the total increase to 6.9 percent on an annualized pace.

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Savoy Students Conclude School Year After 170 Days In Person

The end of the school year is always something to celebrate, especially for the 44 Savoy pupils who spent 170 days in person in the classroom during the first global pandemic in a century.

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Community Recreation Association to Hold Food Drive

Donations collected during the drive will support the St. Agnes and the United Methodist Church Food Banks in Dalton and The First Congregational Church Food Bank in Hinsdale.

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Berkshire County In Mild Drought Conditions

As outlined in the Massachusetts Drought Management Plan, a Level 1-Mild Drought warrants detailed monitoring of drought conditions, close coordination among state and federal agencies, and technical outreach and assistance to the affected municipalities.

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Clarksburg Trying to Decide Location for Pickleball Court

Town officials agree that a pickleball court would be a great addition to the town's recreational activities. But they don't agree on where it should go.

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Adams American Legion Remembers Local Veteran With Books

The American Legion Post 160 is selling two books outlining the early life and career in the military of Col. William Carl Koch Jr., an Air Force pilot and Adams native.

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