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Pittsfield Fire Department Reminders on Thawing Frozen Pipes

The following tools: hair dryer, hot towels, portable space heater (ensure that there's a 3-foot clearance), heat lamp (do not leave unattended), and electrical heat tape are acceptable to thaw pipes.

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Tyer Releases ARPA Invitations for Proposals

The city will begin to accept applications for eligible programs, services, and capital investments on Feb. 28 through its website.

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Lanesborough Approves All Warrant Articles at Special Town Meeting

Nearly 50 voters were in attendance to vote on the 15 articles. Select Board members Gordon Hubbard and John Goerlach were unable to attend the meeting due to both being on vacation at the time.

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Pittsfield Firefighters Extinguish Two Fires

Firefighters first responded to a call on 38 Beacon Ave to check a previous fire around 8 pm.

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Downswing's Indoor Golf Center Plans Move to Dalton Division Road

The facility, which offers virtual golfing through three large simulators, will relocate to the former Burgner's Market building at the end of its season that runs from November to April.

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BRPC, 1Berkshire to Release Regional Housing Strategy

The effort began almost two years ago when the entities partnered to address the countywide housing crisis they were hearing about from businesses and communities. A practitioners group consisting of local planners, realtors, bankers, developers, and nonprofit employees was assembled and got to work.

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North Adams Airport May Hire Interim Manager

After a project update during an commission meeting Tuesday, the members agreed to look into appointing an interim to take over for Administrative Officer Angela Ellison, who has been covering the position.

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Pittsfield Hospitality Taxes Rebound From Fiscal Year 2021

He reported that taxes collected for hotels, motels, and meals are where they were before the pandemic.

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@theMarket: Corporate Guidance Sends Stocks Lower

Across several industries, corporate executives are guiding investor's expectations lower during this fourth-quarter 2021 earnings season. To me, it is just added another nail in the coffin of bullish sentiment.

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North County Conservation Group Beautifies the Community and Spreads Awareness

Dismayed with the amount of litter in their area, a North County couple has made it their mission to make a greener future.

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Williamstown Releases Findings of Investigations into Police Department

A pair of concurrent investigations into the Williamstown Police Department found "credible testimony about racially charged incidents in the Department" but raise issues about the credibility of the self-described whistle-blower who brought those incidents to light.

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The Retired Investor: A New Female Fed

Just before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President Biden announced three new nominations to the Federal Reserve Bank Board, two of whom are women. If the U.S. Senate approves, women would then account for most of the Federal Reserve Bank's seven-member board.

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Floor Sander Causes Small Fire at Lenox Inn

Because the fire station neighbors the inn, they were able to get on the scene in just a couple of minutes.

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North Adams Airport Commission Responds to Another Open Meeting Complaint

Gerrit Blauvelt says there is confusion about his request. He initially was looking for information on fees at the airport and such a broad search levied a processing cost close to $800. He said he attempted to bring his request to a more manageable scope but it was not possible. It was during this initial request that it was found that minutes were missing.

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MassDevelopment Awards Grant to Roots Rising

Funds will support community engagement, land assessment, farm research, and business planning purposes.

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North Adams to Renovate Airport Hangar

The Airport Commission voted to go forward with the Northeast Hangar renovation project after meeting with Stantec engineer Peter Enzien to review the potential project and its funding sources.

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Adams Selectmen Ratify Emergency Management Director, Forest Warden Chief

The Board of Selectmen ratified the appointments of Amalio Jusino as emergency management director and Griffin Willette as Forest Warden chief.

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Louison Emergency Shelter Program Gets Boost From ARPA Funds

Louison House is working to solve that problem by finding emergency shelter for people in Northern Berkshire who find themselves homeless as well as creating pathways to permanent housing.

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Tanglewood Plans Full 2022 Season; James Taylor Returns for 4th

Tanglewood will hold its first full summer season since 2019, including the traditional James Taylor concert on the Fourth of July.

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Great Barrington Taxes Due, Census Mailed

Residents also have the option of making their fourth-quarter payment now or by May 1.

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Pittsfield Taco Bell Holds Grand Opening

Taco Bell celebrated the grand opening of a new restaurant on Wednesday after two years of planning and building.

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Clarksburg Sets Special Town Meeting to Cover Salary Deficits

The special town meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. The last day to register to vote in the special town meeting is Jan. 31.

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North Adams Reconstitutes New Committee for School Project

The School Building Committee was re-established on Tuesday as the panel prepares to undertake a feasibility study for Brayton and Greylock schools that may mean reconsidering how the city's elementary schools are configured.

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