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Williamstown Planning Board Stands by Pot Bylaw Proposal

The Planning Board on Thursday decided not to try to alter the language of a bylaw proposal it approved back in March for the planned May town meeting.

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Adams Receives Six Bids For Town Common Project

H.M. Nunes & Sons Construction, of Ludlow, came in with the lowest base bid of $296,132.50 and J.H. Maxymillian had the highest bid of $513,474.

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North Adams Eyeing Street Closures to Aid Local Businesses

A section of Center Street near Marshall Street will be shut down on Monday along with part of a private parking lot between the Mulcare Building and Juvenile Court.

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Williamstown Sets Mid-August Outdoor Town Meeting Date

On Wednesday, the Select Board approved Town Manager Jason Hoch's proposal for an outdoor town meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.

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Retired North Adams Librarian Pens Book About Renovation

The story of the modernization and expansion of the historic North Adams Public Library has been written by the library director who the lead the project.

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PCTV Documentary Finds Pittsfield Parade Dates Back to 1801

Previously the Pittsfield Parade Committee acknowledged that the parade dated back to 1824.

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Fourth of July: The Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Rep. Mark, Panel Push County Residents to Be Counted in Federal Census

The topic of the agency's weekly webinar was the decennial U.S. Census: its history, its importance and the efforts of local officials to ensure that Berkshire County will be accurately counted.

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@theMarket: Markets Celebrate Fourth of July

The continuing gain in jobs cheered equity markets on Thursday, just before the holiday weekend. Given the surge in virus cases in more than half of the United States at the same time, some investors were dumbfounded. They just don't get it.

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Williamstown Select Board Moves Toward Establishing Racial Justice Advisory Group

The Select Board on Wednesday moved to create a committee that will, in part, collect stories about residents' experiences with racial injustice.

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Cheshire's Trail Tenting Site Nearly Ready

The site is designed to give hikers a short one- or two-night respite and a place to charge their phones and get clean water. Hikers have been welcome to use an area at St. Mary's Church but will now be redirected very slightly down Church Street.

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Pittsfield Recognizes Boys Who Tried to Help Swimmer

But first-responders said the 16-year-old was loud and clear on June 23 when he called 911 to report the emergency.

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Massachusetts Moves Into Phase 3; Gyms, Museums Can Open

Fitness centers, movie theaters, museums and other enclosed venues will be able to reopen on Monday with restrictions and the number of people allowed in an indoor gathering is now raised to 25.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: July 3-9

Welcome to Cultural Pittsfield's weekly guide featuring in-person and virtual classes and events, information, and more. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email us at cultural@pittsfieldch.com. Thank you and be well!

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Pittsfield Community Television to Highlight Fourth of July

On Saturday, July 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m., PCTV will air a historical documentary called "Fighting for Independence: The History of the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade." The show will look back at the history of the Pittsfield Fourth of July parade, and researchers attempt to trace the history of the parade further than ever before.

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Holiday Hours: Independence Day

Independence Day will be celebrated Saturday, July 4. It is a federal holiday.

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Cheshire Wants To Keep Elementary School For Town Offices

Town officials have been discussing possible reuses for the former Cheshire Elementary School since its closure in 2017.

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Adams Board of Health Ready for Tobacco Cap Hearing

Late last year, the Board of Health agreed to implement a new regulation that would limit the amount of tobacco sales permits allowed in town. The new regulation would not affect those already selling tobacco products.

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Hoosac Valley Names Top Students for 2020

Hoosac Valley High School has announced that the valedictorian for the class of 2020 is Daniel Pompi and the salutatorian is Riley Robinson.

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The Retired Investor: Big Banks & Big Brother

One might question where and when will this creeping nationalization of the private sector economy come to an end. The Fed is already purchasing bonds from companies such as Verizon on the open market as well as bond funds and exchange traded funds. Will stocks be next?

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BCC Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Nursing Graduates

On a rainy Tuesday evening, graduates in the program were invited to drive around the college's circular driveway to receive their pins, certificates and diplomas.

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Pittsfield to Explore Forming Office Of Diversity

The city will explore creating an office of diversity, equity, and inclusion to address issues in both the city government and the schools.

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North Adams Council OKs July Spending, Debates City Hall Job

The $3,831,954 continuing appropriation is the first as the city shifts to a month-by-month financial plan until the Legislature can pass a fiscal 2021 budget.

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North Adams School Committee Votes to Keep Adjustment Counselor

The committee OK'd a level-funded budget of $17,769,075 on a vote of 5-2 with members Tara Jacobs and Ian Bergeron voting against because of concerns that the budget did not address what they felt were deficiencies in the arts and special education.

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Williamstown Fire District Voters OK Purchase of Tanker Truck

Voters on Tuesday unanimously approved the Williamstown Fire District's budget in a brief annual meeting at Williamstown Elementary School.

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