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@theMarket: Equities Register New Highs, Until They Don't

As investors piled into stocks again this week in anticipation of unending spending by the federal government, it might be time to take a few profits. Don't take that statement the wrong way. I am not calling for an end to this run-up in stocks.

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RMV Extends Designated Appointment Hours for Customers 75 Years of Age or Older

Individuals in this age group are required by state law to renew their Massachusetts driverís license in-person. Beginning in February, the RMV will also be expanding the license renewal appointments available for these customers to include registration and title services and transactions.

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Cheshire Interim Town Administrator to Begin Search For Replacement

He said input would help build a job description. For example, Webber asked if the selectmen wanted a full-time, part-time, or shared town administrator. He also wanted to know what kind of authority the new town administrator should have.

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Christmas Eve Storm Damaged Hoosic Riverbank in Williamstown

Last week, the chair of the Conservation Commission informed his colleagues that he had issued an emergency certification to allow reconstruction of the lines near the intersection of Syndicate Road and North Street (Route 7).

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Berkshire County First-Responder Vaccinations Going Well

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, grant funds were re-purposed to purchase tents, tables, chairs, traffic control devices, traffic cones, sandwich boards with changeable letters, and a trailer to haul the items with the thought of using the supplies for traffic flow control during vaccination programs.

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Pittsfield ZBA Approves Bloom Brothers Parking Amendment

On Wednesday, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved a special amendment to Bloom Brother's site plan to allow the use of additional on-site parking.

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Mount Greylock Investigating Racist 'Zoom Bomb' at High School

Principal Jacob Schutz and Assistant Principal Colin Shebar notified the school community of the Thursday incident in a campuswide email at 4:56 on Thursday, about four hours after the school acknowledged the incident on its Twitter account.

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The Retired Investor: The Reflation Trade

Over the past six months, an increasing number of investors have come to believe that a rise in the inflation rate is inevitable. That appears to be a sound bet from where I sit, even though the present data doesn't support that wager.

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Baker Lifts Stay-at-Home Order, Business Curfew

But ending the "curfew" and early closure for businesses like restaurants and movie theaters is possible because the state's key COVID-19 indicators are improving, Baker said.

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Police Chief Kelley Welcomed at Adams Selectmen's Meeting

Kelley was just sworn in Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall. The former chief of police of the Spartanburg Community College campus in South Carolina replaced interim Chief Troy Bacon.

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Clarksburg to Offer Treasurer's Post to Longtime Banker

The Select Board has voted to offer the job of treasurer/tax collector to a future resident of Clarksburg with long experience in banking.

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Springside Pump Track Survey Shows Support for the Project

Ninety-six percent of responses were positive, while four expressed concern. McGee said that overall, 91 percent of survey takers voted in favor of the bike skills park.

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Cheshire, School Officials Squabble Over School Building Lease

The town and school district agreed to collaborate on updating the lease agreement Tuesday and after an, at times, contentious discussion the Board of Selectmen agreed to allow the district to continue using the library space in the interim while the inconsistent lease is sorted out.

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Connell, Morandi Won't Run Again for Pittsfield City Council

Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi and Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell simultaneously announced that they would not be running for re-election.

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Williamstown Historical Commission Backs Museum's CPA Request

Historical Commission Chair Gerrit Blauvelt called it an exciting project, and the panel granted Currie's request that it send a letter to the CPC finding that the restoration would be a significant work of historic preservation in the town.

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Mount Greylock Negotiating to Modify COVID-19 Agreement with Union

The next regular meeting of the School Committee is Feb. 11, but it was clear from the public comments at the start of last week's meeting that some in the community are unwilling to wait until the middle of next month for a revision to the MOU that allowed classes to begin in September.

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Pittsfield Health Subcommittee Asks for Update on GE Cancer Study

After receiving a presentation about environmental monitoring activities from the problematic landfills that abut Allendale Elementary School, the City Council's Public Health and Safety subcommittee requested that the state Department of Public Health provide an updated study on cancer cases in that area.

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Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19 at ServiceNet Shelter

The employee was asymptomatic and had not been to work since Wednesday of last week, Senior Vice President of Shelter & Housing Jay Sacchetti said.

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Pittsfield's Trattoria Rustica Granted 30-day Inspection Certificate

At Thursday's Licensing Board meeting, the owner of Trattoria Rustica Davide Manzo was granted a temporary 30-day building inspection certificate by Building Commissioner Jeffrey Clemons. Manzo's eatery is due for an inspection of the sprinkler system and he hasn't been able to get hold of building owners Cavalier Management on the matter.

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New Police Chief Takes Command in Adams

Kelley was sworn in on Tuesday morning in front of Town Hall, the town's third police chief in less than year. He particularly thanked his immediate predecessor Troy Bacon, along with Town Administrator Jay Green and Selectmen Chairwoman Christine Hoyt, for ensuring a seamless transition in leadership.

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Construction Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension to Pittsfield Begins

Berkshire County's rail trail will continue into Pittsfield in the next year and then through South County in the future. In mid-December, construction began on the extension of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail that will connect Adams to Pittsfield.

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McCann to Hold Virtual Open House for Prospective Students

Principal Justin Kratz told the School Committee last Thursday that instead of inviting area eighth-graders to the school for the annual showcase and look at after-school programming, the school's recruitment efforts will be virtual.

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Pittsfield First-Responders Receive Moderna Vaccine

Police Chief Michael Wynn said 70 percent of police personnel expressed interest in vaccination and another 5 to 10 percent were on the fence and decided to wait and see how their colleagues responded to it.

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Pownal Man Charged With Murder in Bennington Attack

Police have taken a suspect into custody in the homicide and recovered a weapon believed to be used in the attack. Neither the victim or suspect's have been released by authorities.

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NBCC Honors Ansari with 2021 Peacemaker Award

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition recognized Ansari with its 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Peacemaker Award in an announcement posted on the non-profit's Facebook page on Monday afternoon.

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