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Cheshire Sets Special Election to Fill Out Select Board

The Board of Selectmen made the decision Tuesday to hold a special election sooner rather than later and agreed to put both a debt exclusion vote and the selectmen seats on the same August ballot.

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Pittsfield Budget Review Day 1: Nine of 10 Budgets Approved As Is

The first of four days of budget hearings kicked off Tuesday night with the City Council reviewing the first 10 departmental budgets.

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North Adams ZBA Approval Paves Way for Quinn Building Restoration

Plans for the redevelopment of the former Quinn's Paint & Wallpaper building are moving forward after the Zoning Board of Appeals signed off on reviving the structure's past use.

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Clarksburg Town Administrator Submits Resignation

Town Administrator Carl McKinney abruptly quit on Monday, citing the town's failure to abide by his contract.

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Pittsfield Firefighters Snuff Back-to-Back House Fires

Firefighters were back at the station with enough time "to eat a salad" when a call came in for excess smoke from a chimney at 252 Wahconah St.

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Long Island's Nine Days Performing at Drury High

DPAM student Jayden Tower said the group has reformed after a decadelong break and the show in the Drury Performing Arts Center will be one of their first reunited.

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Memorial Day Events 2019

All events are on Monday, May 28, unless otherwise noted.

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Board Urges Sale Of Lach's Lounge Liquor License

Lach's Lounge is shut down for good and for now, no one else can take its place. The Licensing Board previously suspended the bar's liquor license after three years of repeated violent incidents. The board opted to suspend rather than revoke to give the bar's owner Michael Kruger a chance to sell the license. As of Monday, Kruger hasn't found a buyer.

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North Adams Happenings: May 22-28

WEDNESDAY JUNE 5TH - Concerts at Windsor Lake KICK-OFF with Common Folk Jam! - Mark your calendars! Join us for the first Concert at Windsor Lake of the season. Concerts run every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. through the end of August. More information: 413-664-6180 | tourism@northadams-ma.gov

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Wonder Inside: Berkshire Athenaeum Rebrands

Welcome everyone. That describes the Berkshire Athenaeum in the fewest words. It's a place for everyone to get answers to any question they might have. Library officials revealed a new branding of the Athenaeum aimed to reflect just that.

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Clarksburg Voters to Decide $1M Debt Exclusion Next Week

Voters will have to decide if its worth taking out $1 million to begin to addressing the town's numerous infrastructures issues.

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Williamstown OKs Accessory Dwelling Unit Bylaw

Eighty-six percent of voters at town meeting Tuesday approved an unamended version of the zoning bylaw amendment crafted by the Planning Board to allow construction of new accessory dwelling units in town.

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North Adams Police Trying to Capture Loose Emu

Police are in search of a rogue emu that has thus far evaded capture since Monday.

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Holiday Hours: Memorial Day

Holiday closures for Memorial Day

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Adams-Cheshire Committee Still Seeking Adams Representative

Not one Adams resident pulled papers for the vacant position and there was not a conclusive write-in campaign during the election earlier this month.

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Licensing Board Denies Additional Licenses For Proprietor's Lodge

The Licensing Board and the Fire Department are of the same mind when it comes to Proprietor's Lodge in that no expansion of service shall happen until the parking issues are resolved. The Community Development Board had previously granted the restaurant and event venue at the former Itam Lodge a special permit to add outdoor seating, ceremony space, and a deck. But, neighbors in the area have fought the expansion saying the existing operations are already causing traffic and safety hazards i

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North Adams Traffic Commission Recommends Metered Space on Ashland

The Traffic Commission is recommending that seven metered spaces be installed on the east side of Ashland Street between Summer and Quincy streets.

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Mount Greylock Building Issues to Be Addressed this Summer

Work at the new Mount Greylock Regional School will continue through the summer months, the School Committee learned on Wednesday evening.

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Adams Selectmen Approve Town Warrant

Town meeting will take place on Monday, June 24, at 7 p.m. in the Hoosac Valley Elementary School auditorium.

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Museum Extends 'Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion'

Since opening on Feb. 9, the exhibit as driven increased visitor volume, drawing nearly 50 percent more visits this winter and spring than during the same period in 2018.

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Oasis Liquor Store in Adams Under New Management

Michael Mazzeo took over the Spring Street store a few months ago because he saw an opportunity to expand in the area.

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Zoning Bylaw Likely to Engender Debate at Williamstown Town Meeting

Articles 32 and 33 on the meeting warrant are amendments to the town's zoning bylaws that would free up more residents to add dwelling units to their residential properties.

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Downtown Pittsfield Inc. Celebrates Successes at Annual Meeting

Something new, something old, and something colorful. The awards given out at Downtown Pittsfield Inc.'s annual meeting this year represented a range of what has been happening in the downtown, whether that be the efforts of those behind Berkshire Pride Festival which brings nearly a thousand people to the common or Carr Hardware's 90 years of business to the First Friday Arts Walk that continually drives foot traffic.

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North Adams Recovery Center Leads With Peer Mentoring

The Beacon Recovery Center opened only eight short weeks ago but already has a cadre of nearly a dozen people who show up every Wednesday.

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Pittsfield Resurfaces Tennis Courts

The city's tennis courts were in serious disrepair and parents and coaches certainly took notice. They began advocating the city to fix them. The high school teams practice and bring in other schools to play. But coaches felt not only were the courts in poor condition but also posed a safety hazard.

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