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Wally the Stegosaurus Returns to Berkshire Museum

The beloved Pittsfield hallmark of 24 years now sits on the left side of the museum's front lawn. He previously lived on the right side of the lawn.

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Choose Your Subaru Raffle Benefiting Homeless Animals

One winner will have their choice of a 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, Forester Premium or Outback Premium with a value up to $33,000.

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County Cultural, Entertainment Venues Get $9M in SBA Grants

Berkshire County cultural venues were awarded more than $9 million in U.S. Small Business Administration funding to alleviate the impacts of having to close during the pandemic.

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Two Berkshire Residents Join CDCSB Board of Directors

Don Eaton, of Stockbridge, and Joe Grachmal, of Great Barrington, were elected to serve a three-year term this week on the nonprofit's Board of Directors

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Mass RMV Announces 2021 Low Plate Lottery

Applicants must apply by Aug. 27, 2021, and, if selected for a low number plate, will be notified after the virtual drawing takes place on Sept. 8, 2021.

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Adams Fire District Sets Virtual Review of Organizational Study

The Fire Department will hold a virtual meeting to go over some findings from the recent Organizational Assessment and Strategic Plan that could inform some changes within the Fire District.

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State Accepts North Adams Smart Growth Application

The plan for two zoning overlay districts in the downtown under the state's 40R zoning was submitted in March after a public hearing late last year. The letter from the Department of Housing and Community Development was received June 28.

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Pittsfield Fire Department to Host National Firefighter Challenge

The Pittsfield Fire Department and other Berkshire County firefighters will again test their endurance locally in the national Firefighter Combat Challenge.

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New Park Street Store Offers Variety of Gifts, Clothes, Home Decor

Cariddi owned and operated Cariddi Auto in North Adams from 1982 until June of this year. He sold it to Hampshire Towing and, in order to stay busy during his retirement, opened a retail store in the heart of the Mother Town.

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State Auditor Bump Calls for Change in PILOT Program

A 2020 report issued by State Auditor Suzanne Bump revealed that the commonwealth's payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program for state-owned lands (SOL) is underfunded and negatively affects smaller rural communities in Western Mass compared to larger, wealthier communities in the eastern part of the state.

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Cheshire to Obtain Review of Financial Procedures

The Board of Selectmen has begun the process of cleaning up some of the town's procedures that will help the government run more smoothly.

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Adams to Host an Event-Filled Summer

That was the sentiment of Selectman Richard Blanchard after the board on Wednesday approved a number of proposed events.

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Pittsfield Street Improvement Work: Week of July 26

Residents are advised to park on-street to avoid being blocked in during this work. Please note the schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions.

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Four Women Running for North Adams Mayor

The city is about to hold some historic elections: for the first time ever, the only names on the preliminary and general election ballots this year are of women.

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Pittsfield Police Board Again Mulling More Oversight Authority

The Police Advisory and Review Board will be reviewing its ordinance language to make changes that support its mission as about half its members will be gone by February.

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@theMarket: Wild Week for Stocks

In just one week, the major averages have had a 3 percent swing from lows to highs. These gyrations go hand in hand with the high level of indecision investors are feeling right now. Can you blame them?

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Bond Highlights Infrastructure, Schools, Business in Campaign Kickoff

Bond kicked off her campaign for mayor on Thursday at the Greylock Community Club with a short speech highlighting the infrastructure challenges North Adams faces but also putting a strong emphasis on the business investment flowing into the state's smallest city.

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Pittsfield Selected to Be on Dennis Quaid-hosted TV Show

The city was selected for a short-form documentary series hosted by actor Dennis Quaid on thriving and inspiring places in the country that are favorable for all facets of life.

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North Adams Public Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

The Board of Trustees, with the mayor's approval, voted to wipe the slate clean, and effective immediately, all overdue fines on almost all library items have been eliminated.

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The Retired Investor: What's That Smell?

Digital scent technology, also called olfactory technology, is an engineering discipline that enables media, such as video games, movies, music and Web pages, to sense, transmit, and receive scent-enabled content. Simply put, the day when you can smell through the internet is almost upon us.

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Rotary Club of Pittsfield Announces Kagan Award Recipients

This award was established in 1977, in memory of Dr. David B. Kagan, a long-time Pittsfield Rotarian and community citizen.

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Vermont Game Wardens Recognized for Exceptional Performance

Sgt. Travis Buttle of Shaftsbury received the 2020 Warden of the Year Award.

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Building Owner Charged with Arson in Great Barrington Fire

The arrest came as part of a joint investigation by the Great Barrington Police Department, Great Barrington Fire Department, and members of the State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit assigned to the State Fire Marshal's office.

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Cheshire Block Party Returns Friday.

The Cheshire Community Association has tried to organize two block parties every year since 2015. Over the years, the group has secured Massachusetts Cultural Council grants to enhance the block parties.

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