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Adams Board of Health to Rewrite COVID-19 Directive

The board said it will reconsider some of the wording and content, and Chairman David Rhoads agreed to pass the advisory document off to member Peter Hoyt.

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Pittsfield Health Board Supports Peaker Plant's Switch to Clean Energy

The panel unanimously agreed to support a professional statement written by the Berkshire Environmental Action Team in support of the transfer from fossil fuels and to promote engagement with plant owners.

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Adams Board of Health Mulls Dog Ban, Hears More on Tree Dispute

The Board of Health is mulling a ban on dogs at the town's athletic fields.

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Pittsfield Health Officials to Contact Verizon About South Street Cell Tower

The Board of Health has agreed to begin a dialogue with Verizon Wireless about health concerns related to a controversial cell tower at 877 South St.

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Neighbors' Feud Surfaces at Adams Board of Health Meeting

A neighbor feud over trees surfaced during one of the agenda items at the Board of Health meeting Wednesday,

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Dalton Board of Health Urges Town Hall Reopening

Health Agent Jayne Smith told the board that despite announced plans to reopen Dalton's municipal hub for walk-in business on April 5, there had been "a lot of anxiety" about it from employees in the building, in part because recent local news about the UK variant COVID-19.

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Williamstown Board of Health Opts Not to Pursue At-Home Testing Program

The main reason the idea did not garner much interest among the board members is that between the time it posted the Wednesday morning meeting and the time it actually met, the commonwealth announced that its Stop the Spread testing program is expanding to three sites in Berkshire County, including North Adams.

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Williamstown Board of Health Discusses COVID-19 Awareness Effort

The Williams College Museum of Art, the college's Davis Center and '62 Center for Theatre and Dance are working with the town on an initiative to wrap bus stop shelters with public health messages to fight the pandemic.

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Adams Board of Health Accepts Town Halloween Plan

The Board of Health officially endorsed the town's Halloween plans but urged residents to remain vigilant over the holiday weekend.

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Williamstown, College Coordinating COVID-19 Effort

Dr. Erwin Stuebner also said that while it was unfortunate the college had to change the status of two students to remote learning because of violations of Williams' COVID-19 protocols, it is also encouraging to see the institution take that step.

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Adams Board of Health Sets Permit Cap on Tobacco Sales

After multiple amendments and information sessions, the Board of Health approved the new regulation last wee that would set an initial cap of 12 tobacco sales permits in Adams.

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Adams Board of Health Ready to Finalize Tobacco Regulations

Members answered some lingering questions Wednesday in regard to the proposed tobacco sales permit and hope to vote on a final draft next month.

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Adams' COVID-19 Numbers Remain Low

Hoyt said the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) set up by the state as a containment strategy has not had to enter Adams because the cases are manageable.

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Pittsfield Board of Health Approves Emergency Order

The Board of Health has ratified the emergency order issued Friday requiring all food establishments to follow social distancing and facial covering protocols.

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