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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 8-14

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Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2019

Have an event to add? Email us at info@iberkshires.com.

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Clarksburg School Pushing Aggressive Time Line for New Entryway

School Superintendent John Franzoni said starting work on that Friday would be part of the bid process, which also would outline work being done over Thanksgiving, Christmas break and, if necessary, February vacation.

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Adams May Put a Cap on Tobacco Retailers

Chairman Peter Hoyt was cautious and noted the town just implemented Tobacco 21. He said it may be worth waiting to see how this has impacted youth smoking before taking any additional action.

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Westfield Tops MCLA in Volleyball Playoffs

Senior hitter Brianna Starkey pounded 12 kills to lead Westfield State, as the top-seeded Owls steamrolled No. 4 MCLA 25-14, 25-13, 25-14 in the semifinals of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball semifinals at the Woodward Center on Thursday night.

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Adams Looking To Unload Town-Owned Properties

The rapidly deteriorating property at 20 East St. has been empty since the Youth Center Inc. moved its operation to the former Cheshire School that was closed as part of the district's consolidation in 2017.

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Mount Greylock School Committee Holds Questionable Vote on Multipurpose Building

But a possibly illegal aspect of the vote designed to appease proponents of a new athletic field opens to question the validity of the action.

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Adams Welcomes New Code Enforcement Officer

The Board of Health has welcomed newly hired Code Enforcement Officer Mark Blaisdell. He is the town's third code enforcement officer in as many years.

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New Ashford Presents Official Flag to State House

Hinds, who encouraged and supported New Ashford during the flag creation period, was excited to see the final product presented to be hung at the State House.

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North Adams Traffic Commission Considers Protection Ave Parking Restrictions

The commissioners reviewed findings from a site visit Monday and agreed to some preliminary recommendations to be communicated with the residents at a future meeting.

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Large Turnout Propels Pittsfield's Tyer to Second Term

Linda Tyer was elected on Tuesday to a second four-year term, beating out opponent Melissa Mazzeo by 529 votes out of nearly 12,000 cast.

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North Adams Re-Elects Mayor, City Council Incumbents

The electorate displayed a preference for incumbents, also re-electing six councilors and returning two former councilors to the fold. The only newcomer to make it onto the nine-member panel was Jess Sweeney.

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New Doctor Joins Pulmonary Practice at BMC

She is accepting new patients in need of pulmonary care and is partnered with doctors Hafez Alsmaan, Cynthia Callahan, Julio Miranda, David Oelberg and Jack Ringer at Pulmonary Professional Services of BMC.

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Take Greater Control of Your 401(k)

For starters, be aware that your 401(k) may come with what might be called "standard" features, which you should review to determine their applicability to your situation.

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Old Williams Inn Furniture, Goods to be Sold at Benefit Tag Sale

The indoor sale will feature items such as full- and king-sized bed sets, dressers, nightstands, desks, TV cabinets, sofas, tables, chairs, flat-screen TVs, clocks, lamps, luggage racks, iron/ironing boards, linens, office furniture, mirrors, rugs, microwaves, hotel service carts, maintenance items, dishes and glassware, decorative items, pictures, coffee pots, electronics, and much more.

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North Adams Happenings: Nov. 6-12

NOVEMBER 20th - The Neighborlie Awards! Celebrate someone who has made a positive impact in your life or community. Nominate someone now here. Nomination deadline is November 4.

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Entry Level Soccer Official Class Offered

The U.S. Soccer entry-level (Grade 8) Grassroots Referee course will be offered in Berkshire County in January.

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Pittsfield Voters to Choose Mayor, City Council & School Committee

Voters will elect a mayor, a new City Council, and School Committee on Tuesday.

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Mount Greylock School Committee to Decide on Administration Building

One key issue in deciding Tuesday's question: Does the School Committee want to pull the trigger and install lavatory fixtures in those public restrooms now or build the space and install the plumbing to allow for full restrooms down the road.

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North Adams to Elect City Council, Mayor

Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday in what has so far been something of a lackluster election season to elect a new City Council, a mayor and three seats on the School Committee.

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Five Candidates Running for 3 North Adams School Committee Seats

There are five candidates running for three four-year seats on the North Adams School Committee. The incumbents running for re-election are Karen Bond and Tara Jacobs; they are being challenged by Emily Daunis, Robert J. Moulton Jr. and David Sookey III.

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Letter: Blackmer Brings Expertise to City Council

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, I encourage everyone to vote for Lisa Blackmer for North Adams City Council.

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Letter: Women's Political Caucus Endorses Blackmer, Harpin

These women are demonstrably fierce advocates for social justice and passionate, collaborative leaders. With their voices in City Hall, they will ensure a bright and thriving North Adams for all.