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Lanesborough Tax Bills to Rise From Increased Property Values

The value of an average single-family home increased to $300,705, up by $39,405 compared to the average value last year. The total town value grew 14.6 percent to $508,755,124, an increase of just over $55 million from last year.

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Emergency Responders Seeing an Increase in Accidental Calls

The yearly occurrence of increased accidental calls are starting to come in, Hancock Emergency Management Director David Rash told the Central Berkshire Regional Emergency Planning Committee last week.

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Pittsfield Conservation Commission Supports Acquisition of Saw Mill Property

The acquisition is supported by local and state funding.

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Williamstown Community Preservation Committee Sets Deadline for Applications

The committee agreed to set a date of Jan. 6 for applications for new CPA grants.

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Northern Berkshire EMS Receives $665K In Grants

The AFG grants total $665,000 and were awarded to Northern Berkshire EMS through FEAMA.

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City of Pittsfield 2022 Holiday Parking Schedule

As always, parking in the city is free in the evenings and weekends.

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South County Road Work

All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.

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Clarksburg School Committee Fills Vacancy

Mary Giron recently retired after years as the administrative assistant at the school. Franzoni said she was the only applicant for the vacancy.

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Jae's Grill to Serve American Cuisine on Winter Street

Jae's Grill is planning a soft opening mid-week at 7 Winter St. The menu will feature upscale American cuisine, a change from the pan-Asian offerings of Jae's at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Street.

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Williamstown Charter Review Committee Meets with Consultants

The Charter Review Committee on Thursday heard a largely favorable review of the current document that establishes the structure of town government.

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Hundreds Have Utilized 2nd Street Program

The product of a collaboration among community partners, 2nd Street is a facility where clients can get access to tools and connections they need to reenter the community and workforce of Berkshire County.

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FEMA Awards Over $2.1M to Mass RMV for COVID-19 Operating Costs

The $2,113,969 Public Assistance grant will reimburse Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) for the cost of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and taking other measures to keep essential staff and the public safe at RMV locations between July 2020 and January 2021.

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Berkshire Arts Organizations Launch Pay Equity Initiative

Following an inclusive leadership training through Multicultural BRIDGE, six theater and arts organizations have launched a regional pay equity initiative that will release a set of recommendations and commitments in early 2023.

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Victim Found in Fatal Readsboro Fire

The body of a female occupant of the residence at 78 Grinka was found inside the burned building. The individual's identity has not yet been released.

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MassDOT 'Name A Snowplow' Contest for Elementary Schools

The contest seeks to solicit names for 12 MassDOT snowplows that will be in service for the upcoming 2022/2023 winter season.

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Pittsfield CPA Committee Sees 9 Applications Totaling $860K

The Community Preservation Committee in December will review nine eligibility applications for open space and recreation, historic preservation, and community housing projects.

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Pittsfield In-Person Tree Lighting Ceremony Returns After 2-Year Hiatus

The 25-foot fall white spruce is adorned by 20,000 lights, illuminating the area and spreading holiday cheer.

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@theMarket: Is the Market's Holiday Rally on Track?

It was equivalent to striking a match to a kid's backyard toy rocket. The U.S. dollar fell, stocks across the board exploded and the main indexes racked up gains of 3-4 percent-plus by the end of the day.

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Enter the iBerkhires Holiday Lights Photo Contest for Prizes

iBerkshires.com wants to see your holiday light display, whether it's traditional red and green or a multicolored extravaganza.

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Pittsfield City Council Asks for Assistance With Cell Tower Concerns

The City Council on Tuesday passed three petitions asking multiple state and local entities to look into the possible effects of cell tower radiation.

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Weekend Outlook: ArtWalks, Open Studios, and More

Berkshire County is hosting a variety of events this weekend including Art Walks, pictures with Santa, Holiday Fairs, and more. See our list of holiday craft fairs and tree lighting events.

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New Designs for Lanesborough Police/Ambulance Building Reviewed

The Police Station Committee reviewed a new design proposal for the combined police and ambulance facility, with hopes that residents can vote on the project at the special town meeting in January.

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Bump in COVID-19 Cases Seen at Two County Nursing Homes

And all but four people found positive at a South County facility are fully recovered, according to a spokesperson for Integritus Healthcare.

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Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Returns

The community's beloved recreation of the Norman Rockwell painting "Home for Christmas" returns after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic.

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City Council OKs Starbucks on South Street

The City Council approved on Tuesday a special permit for the coffee shop and drive-through at 1030 South St. after being continued in October.

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