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North Adams Happenings: Oct. 23-29

NOVEMBER 2nd - Masquerade at Greylock WORKS On November 2nd, three weeks before FESTIVE, come to gWorks to dance in disguise at our MASQUERADE Halloween costume party! Doors open at 8pm !

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Two-Vehicle Crash on Mass Ave Injures Four

A gray Nissan sport utility vehicle eastbound toward the city center was sideswiped by a Toyota traveling west, according to police.

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Trick-or-Treat, Halloween Events 2019

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

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Pittsfield at-Large City Councilor Candidates Answer Questions

Seven candidates fielded questions at a forum hosted by BCC, in partnership with the Pittsfield Gazette and Pittsfield Community Television, which recorded the forum. The moderator was Shawn Serre, executive director of PCTV.

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North Adams Committee Reviewing Mechanism for Legal Opinions

With the administration pointing to the costs of such open access, the council approved a $5,000 budget in the fiscal 2020 budget to cover its legal queries.

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Community Development Board Denies Marijuana Dispensary Extra Parking

Girard said they reached out to the city's engineering department, building commissioner, and the permitting coordinator and submitted some new plans. He said because the change was so minor the building inspector signed off on it and they blocked off the area and prepared for construction.

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PopCares Cancer Charity Has Helped Nearly 900 People

On Saturday, that generosity was on full display as some 600 or so attended the annual chicken dinner fundraiser held for the third year at Greylock Works and catered by David Nicholas of Bounti-Fare.

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North Adams Airport Commission Finalizes Restaurant RFP

Administrative Officer Michael Canales had asked the Airport Commission last week firm up some of the requirements built into the restaurant RFP, specifically preferences for hours of operation and meals served.

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Pittsfield School Committee Concerned With Teacher Retention

The reported was shared by Superintendent Jason McCandless at last Wednesday's meeting. School Committee member William Cameron noted that some of the exiting employees were only hired at the beginning of the school year.

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Berkshire County Kids' Place Gala Celebrates Courage

The path on Friday night was a yellow brick road to "A Night in the Emerald City," the theme for these year's fundraising gala for the nonprofit that was held at Country Club of Pittsfield. Phelps donned a purple witch's hat to welcome guests to the event that also included recognition of several individuals for their work for Kids' Place.

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North Adams Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Robberies

Police have arrested a suspect in two armed robberies that occurred overnight Saturday and Sunday. The first robbery occurred about 9 p.m. on Saturday when Dave's Package Store and the second at Dunkin' Donuts about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday.

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North Adams Man Killed, 2 Injured in Route 8 Crash

A North Adams man was killed early Sunday morning in collision involving three vehicles on Route 8 near Farnam's Road.

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

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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@theMarket: Markets Await a Brexit Vote

But don't underestimate Trump's penchant to create chaos. Just look at this week's disaster on the Turkish-Syrian border. Of course, voting in a Vietnam draft dodger as our commander-in-chief was beyond me in the first place, but what do I know?

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Adams Selectmen Hear From Ale House Owner

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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The Independent Investor: Was There Really a Trade Deal?

Many on Wall Street believe that the entire announcement was little better than a public relations stunt to woo Trump's farming base of voters back into the fold.

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Northern Berkshire Coalition Forum Envisions 'Inclusive Development'

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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Controversial Williamstown Sporting Goods Store Proposal Withdrawn

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday avoided a decision on the most controversial issue it has faced this year.

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Pittsfield Superintendent Seeking New Opportunities

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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North Adams' Helme Named Woman of Achievement

The city's director of tourism has been named the 2019-20 Woman of Achievement by the Northern Berkshire Business and Professional Women's Club.

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Adams' Berkshire Mill Damaged by Falling Tree

Several upper windows on the west side of the building facing Hoosac Street were shattered. Police responded to close off the area and a Department of Public Works crew was cleaning up the debris. No word of any injuries.

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Bay State Winter Games Return to Berkshires in January

The Winter Games expects to attract hundreds of athletes and families to the Berkshire region to compete in sports like figure skating and masters ice hockey.

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Authorities Release Details of Alleged Assault at Simon's Rock

The victim, an unidentified student of color, has said they were assaulted on a trail on the college campus and dragged into the nearby woods. This allegedly occurred on Friday, Sept. 27, and the campus safety office was alerted at 2 p.m. that day. The student was taken by ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center, treated for minor injuries and released.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Oct. 18-24

The 15th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival continues through Sunday, Oct. 20. The Dayramir Gonzalez Quartet will perform at Berkshire Museum on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be preceded by a wine bar that opens at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., The Colonial Theatre will host legendary vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and her daughter, Veronica Swift, in a rare pairing. The Berkshires Jazz Youth Ensemble will open.

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Pittsfield Man Charged with Setting A-Mart Convenience Store Blaze

Images on social media showed heavy smoke billowing up from North Street and heavy flames within the building.

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