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@theMarket: Markets Feel the Heat

Let me say I take no joy in being right. During the last few weeks of writing, the volatility I predicted has come home to roost. This kind of correction is especially painful because in these times of great uncertainty, we could have at least pointed to the stock market, and our investments accounts, as one piece of good news.

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North Adams Releases Boil Water Notice

The Department of Public Services released a statement at 2:30 pm on Friday urging residents and businesses whose water was affected by the water main break on River Street to boil water before consumption.

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Great Barrington Multicultural BRIDGE Team Up for Climate Action

The town received a $70,400 state grant for the program; a total of $11.1 million was awarded to municipalities across the state for sustainability programs.

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MassDOT High School Video Contest

The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. The contest, which began in 2014, encourages high school students to showcase their understanding of roadway safety across all travel modes to try to decrease pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities.

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Heritage Breed Sheep Weekend Postponed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and capacity restrictions from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for outdoor events, Historic Deerfield is postponing the upcoming "Sheep on the Street" Heritage Breed Sheep Weekend event.

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'Peggy Sue Got Married': Life, on Second Thought

While the usual moral lessons about the 20-20-hindsight, a la "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), integral to tales of time travel counsel us not to beat the horse that brought us to our present circumstances, there is a refreshingly delivered, stardust quality in Peggy Sue's genre update.

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BWB Presents Workforce Awards

The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board (BWB) held its quarterly meeting on Sept. 10, 2020 via zoom and honred Mayor Linda Tyer, Melanie Herzig of the MassHire Berkshire Career Center, BWB Board member Brian Morrison and the 1Berkshire Team.

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RMV Extends Appointment Hours for Customers 75 Years or Older

This new customer service option began in early September at the RMV Service Centers in Danvers, Leominster, New Bedford, South Yarmouth, Springfield and Watertown, and will continue to be offered on Wednesdays at these locations through October.

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Former Leaders of Soldiers' Home Charged with Negligence

The investigation launched in April, which included Medicaid fraud team investigators, spoke with more than 90 family members of veterans and others who called into the attorney general's office.

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Voices of Recovery Plans Self-Guided Walk, Virtual Events

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will commence its annual event, Voices for Recovery, beginning this Friday, Sept. 25. This year's theme is "Days of Hope," and the weeklong event coincides with the conclusion of Recovery Month.

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EPA Recognizes Eight Massachusetts Organizations and Citizens

They were among 24 recipients across New England honored by EPA's New England office at the 2020 Environmental Merit Awards virtual ceremony.

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Adams Community Bank Elects New Trustees And Corporators

Following its Special Meeting of the Corporators in June, Adams Community Bank announced the election of Sheri Quinn and William Young as Trustees and Eleonore Velez and David Bissaillion as Corporators.

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Clarksburg Developing Game Plan for Reopening Municipal Buildings

The board held a joint meeting with the Board of Health to determine if it was time to begin easing restrictions on the use of municipal buildings, especially since the Clarksburg School has opened for hybrid learning.

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Adams Town Meeting Accepts 40R Zoning Overlay

Town meeting was held outside at Bowe Field on Thursday to accommodate COVID-19 safety precautions and meeting members passed the bulk of the 28 articles in a single swift vote.

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Baker: Education Commissioner's Letter 'Not Bullying'

Appearing with Baker at his regular press availability, Riley twice declined to say what enforcement actions the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will take against more than a dozen districts who last week received a letter challenging their preference for remote learning to start the year.

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Pittsfield School Officials Affirm Decision on Braves' Replacement

School officials voted in August to eliminate the name, but the item was placed on the agenda again in September after a group of alumni and residents communicated that they were unclear that a vote would take place. They wanted a chance to speak to the matter.

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The Retired Investor: Back to the Future in America's kitchens

Americans are cooking more and throwing out less food, according to the Food Marketing Institute, an organization that tracks grocery shopping trends. They saw a 40 percent uptick in home cooked meals, and a 27 percent increase in those who were planning more meals in advance in 2020.

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State Treasurerís Office Makes New Veteran Bonus Available for Those Supporting COVID-19 Crisis Operations

Governor Charlie Baker activated the Massachusetts National Guard in March to increase the supply chain resources available to the Commonwealth and its residents.

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City of North Adams Seeks Donation of Christmas Trees

The City of North Adams is looking for two large Christmas Trees, 25 feet to 30 feet in height, to decorate the downtown area for the holiday season.

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Baker: Trump's Transfer of Power Answer 'Appalling and Outrageous'

Baker was given a chance at the end of his regular press availability to comment on Trump's Wednesday response to a question about what he would do if he loses the November election.

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Community Preservation Committee Project Eligibility Process Now Open

The public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom. Participation instructions will be included with the meeting agenda once it is posted on the city website in early October.

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Water Main Break in North Adams Causing Issues

The 24-inch main sprung a leak sometime on Tuesday that was reported about 7 p.m. that night. Crews began working the problem on Wednesday morning. River Street between Marshall and Holden was closed to traffic.

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Mount Greylock School Committee 'Ticket': No Intent To Be Divisive

In all, there are four School Committee seats up for grabs in November. One, the lone seat for a Lanesborough resident up for election this cycle, has a single candidate, Michelle Johnson, running unopposed for a four-year term.

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Pittsfield School Cafeteria Workers Seek Answers on Employment

McCandless said he took issue with some of the comments made and noted the administration made sure cafeteria employees were kept working through the outset of the pandemic and the summer.

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DA's Office, Pittsfield Schools Collaborate on Early Intervention Grant

A collaboration of the Berkshire District attorney's office and the Pittsfield Public Schools is using $25,000 in seed money in hopes of growing a sustainable program for social emotional learning in the schools.

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