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Arrest Made in Adams Gas Station Armed Robbery

A North Adams man was arrested over the weekend for the armed robbery of the Mobil Gas Station on Dec. 26, 2019.

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North Berkshire MLK Committee Recognizes Adams Selectman

This year's awardee is Adams Selectman James "Jim" Bush, whose name will join his 26 predecessors on the plaque.

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No One Injured in Readsboro Roll Over

A New York City man avoided injury when his Infiniti rolled over on Route 8 on Monday morning.

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Williamstown Planning Board Weighing New Pot Bylaw

The Planning Board last week heard from several residents who want it to prohibit outdoor production of marijuana in the language of an updated bylaw the board intends to send to May's annual town meeting.

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Pittsfield City Councilor Brings 16 Petitions to Meeting

Newly elected Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio started his term with a slate of 16 petitions ranging from simple municipal updates to new initiatives.

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Williamstown DPW Worker Rescued in Snowplow Accident

A Department of Public Works employee was treated and released from the hospital Sunday morning after his snow plow went off the road and down an embankment in South Williamstown, police said Sunday afternoon.

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Veteran Spotlight: Marine Cpl. Keil Did Tour in Afghanistan

Mitchell Keil served his country from 2006 to 2010 in the Marine Corps. A graduate of Wahconah Regional High School in Dalton, he was sent to basic training at the famed Parris Island in North Carolina.

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Pittsfield Public Works Subcommittee Recommend Recycling Contract

The proposed five-year dual stream contract with the DEP and WM Recycle America would designate the Springfield Materials Recycling Facility as the city's recycling processing facility as it has done for the past two decades.

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Williamstown Told to Monitor Sewer Inflow

The town has been issued an administrative consent order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to comply with federal standards.

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Adams Looks to Spur Development Through Zoning Changes

The initiative to revamp the town's zoning practices is another effort to stem the rise of property taxes and lessen the financial burden on homeowners.

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@theMarket: Fed Stimulus Continues to Pump the Markets

When asked, the members of the Federal Reserve Board continue to argue that the almost $500 million they have pumped into the overnight repurchase market since September is not quantitative easing. The stock market disagrees.

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10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Returns in February

The expanded 9th annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to cure those winter blues this February with a new emphasis on outdoor recreation.

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Mount Greylock Committee Meets Award Winners, Discusses Budget Priorities

The Renzi Award, first given in 1986, honors the legacy of former teacher, principal and superintendent Helen Renzi.

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Pittsfield Receives Insurance Grant to Inspect Parks

The city received a $10,000 grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association to inspect all playgrounds and provide inspection trainings.

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The Independent Investor: Can We Afford 4 More Years of Trade Wars?

After almost three years of threats, bluster and on-again-off-again tariffs, we are right back where we were before Donald Trump was elected.

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BHS, Williams College Collaborate on Retail Pharmacy on Spring Street

The Williamstown Apothecary is scheduled to open in early spring, following the completion of renovations to the property being undertaken by Berkshire Health Systems and municipal permitting.

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Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 20.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 17-23

Berkshire Community College honors one of America's greatest heroes by giving back to the community at its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, taking place in the Connector building at BCC's main campus on Monday, Jan. 20 and co-sponsored by the NAACP-Berkshire County Branch.

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Williamstown Parks & Rec Committee Delivers Its Report

Among the more ambitious suggestions from the committee is to designate a town employee to "curate, prioritize and advance this work," a step that would have clear implications for the town's budget.

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North Adams Mayor Updates Council on Public Safety Roof Fiasco

Blue tarps had become a permanent part of the decor at the public safety building over the years. The aged structure's leaky roof has posed a danger to first responders and their very expensive equipment.

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Cheshire Looks For Options For Road, Building Repairs

Selectwoman Michelle Francesconi raised the issue of the fire station, which recently had its roof repaired but is now experiencing some heating issues.

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Snow on the Way; Preview for Southern Vermont on Wednesday

The National Weather Service's Albany, N.Y., has issued the advisory beginning Wednesday at 10 p.m. through Thursday at 7 p.m. Snowfall across much of Vermont could reach 3 to 5 inches with more expected in the higher elevations, along with gusty winds.

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Adams Moving Forward With Tobacco Cap

The Board of Health plans to move forward with capping tabaco permits in town even after some push back from a selectman.

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North Adams City Council Seeking Legal Opinion on Pillar Art

Councilors voted unanimously to send a request from Councilors Jason LaForest and Marie T. Harpin to test the viability of the repainted art to the General Government Committee with the amendment it would formulate questions for the city solicitor.

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Pittsfield City Council May Reconsider Subcommittees

Councilors Helen Moon, Keven Morandi, and Chris Connell voted against the assignments and asked Council President Peter Marchetti to reconsider his selections.

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