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Northern Berkshire Coalition Brainstorms Topics for Year

But when the topics are narrowed down and announced, Executive Director Amber Besaw warned, people in the room on Friday shouldn't be surprised if they saw ideas they hadn't heard mentioned in the room at The Green. That's because, for the first time, the Coalition held a call-in session on Aug. 23 to gather ideas. And, Coalition staffers will be hitting the streets and community events to talk to still more people about the needs.

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North Adams and Dalton Look to Join Solid Waste District

Cernik said she also held a meeting with representatives from Dalton who are interested in joining the district as well.

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Mount Greylock School Project Submitting for LEED Certification

Owner's project manager Trip Elmore told the panel that on Friday, documents would be submitted to the U.S. Green Building Council, which administers the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, program.

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Distillers See Fertile Ground for Spirits in the Berkshires

Ryan Max Riley was looking for something different when he brought his rum distillery to Greylock Works from the high mountains of Colorado.

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Pittsfield School Committee Updated on Beginning of School Year

There are 520 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students in the district. On the other side of the spectrum, there are 1,632 high school students and 400 career and technical education students.

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@theMarket: Investors Discover Value Stocks

Value stocks, those equities that have fallen out of favor, have made a comeback this week. These underpriced orphans have become the new darlings of Wall Street, while high-flyers (think software and some tech) have sold off. What does this say about the markets?

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Adams Selectmen See Different Tax Rate Scenarios

Assessor Donna MacDonald went over possible tax rate scenarios for fiscal 2020 at the Selectmen's workshop on Wednesday. The board will vote on the tax classifications next week.

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Windsor Lake Commission Eyeing Major Campground Updates

The 50-year-old municipal camping site has had some upgrades in recent years but the next phase could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, Administrative Officer Michael Canales informed the Windsor Lake Recreation Commission on Monday.

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Pittsfield to Release Morningside Fire Station RFP Again

The one property the councilors focused on was the decrepit Morningside firehouse located on 231 Tyler St. The 1906 building has been out of service since 1970.

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Firefighters Knock Down Fire at Lanesborough Truck Repair Shop

A motorist notified police that he believed there was a fire at the Route 8 business and Fire Chief Charlie Durfee said the call of a structure fire came in at 5:39 p.m.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Sept. 13-19

The final 3rd Thursday of 2019 is 3rd Thursday: Walk a Mile, a fun annual fundraiser which raises money for the Elizabeth Freeman Center. Plus enjoy a live performance from Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Barkha Dance Company in the Jacob's Pillow Dance Zone, food, vendors and other entertainment for the entire family. 5-8 p.m.

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North Adams Library Trustees Firm on Cariddi Fund Use

The trustees agreed that it would be OK for some of the money to go toward this work but did not think emptying the fund was appropriate.

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Hoosac Valley Gets Grant for Farm-to-School Program

Teachers Lindsay McGinnis and Amanda Brooks-Clemeno presented their plans for the Cornerstone Grown Project farm-to-school program to the School Committee on Monday night.

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North Adams Recognizes 'Hello Week,' Childhood Cancer Month

Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes and every day five children in the United States die of cancer, he read, but even successful treatments can lead to other problems.

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North Adams Council Puts Johnson School on 'For Sale' List

The 125-year-old building is currently occupied by Berkshire County Head Start, which is planning to move to the United Cerebral Palsy building on Curran Highway.

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Pittsfield City Council Welcomes Sammons as Fire Chief

Mayor Linda Tyer named Sammons chief last week and he was sworn in to take immediate command of the Fire Department. Tuesday's broadcast event was largely to celebrate his promotion and introduce him to the council and the city.

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Cheshire Hires New Highway Superintendent

Board of Selectmen hired Robert Navin on Tuesday night as the new Highway Department superintendent after a two-month process.

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Adams to Draft Bylaw For Outdoor Marijuana Growth

David Rosenthal and Carol Shumans are looking to grow 25 plants on their property at 127 Walling Road. They currently grow 12 plants under the recreational category.

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Harrington Launches 'Ambitious' Juvenile Justice Initiative

District Attorney Andrea Harrington made the announcement on Tuesday morning in front of the Boys and Girls' Club and backed by the county's two mayors, state officials, members of her office and school and law enforcement leaders.

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North Adams Happenings: Sept. 11-17

SEPTEMBER 20th - 22nd - FreshGrass Festival 2019 An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field, produced in partnership by MASS MoCA, the FreshGrass Foundation, and No Depression.

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Mass MoCA to Transform Marshall Street Parking Lot into Park

The installation by award-winning artist Martin Puryear has been stored in crates in the corner of the parking lot behind Big Y for the last couple years after being on display in Philadelphia and New York City.

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Adams-Cheshire District Reports Successful Start of School Year

Dean told the School Committee on Monday that despite the change in leadership this summer, the school year has commenced with few hiccups.

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Williams College Seeking Input as It Forms Strategic Plan

Williams College President Maud S. Mandel was in front of the Select Board on Monday to discuss the school's strategic planning process, which includes soliciting input from a broadly defined group of stakeholders that includes students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community Williams calls home.

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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for September

The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Chester and Lanesborough for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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