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Adams Annual Audit Mostly Positive

The representative of Adelson & Co. performed the breakdown of fiscal 2019's books as he has for the past few years and the results are fairly consistent with recent audits.

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Pittsfield Officials See Budget Overview

The City Council and School Committee were given a snapshot of the status of this year's budget on Tuesday and a glimpse at the fiscal 2021 budget.

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Auditor Praises Pittsfield's Bookkeeping, Offers Few Suggestions

Auditor Thomas Scanlon praised the city's bookkeeping. "This is probably the best condition the city's financial reporting has been in," Scanlon told both the City Council and the School Committee at a joint meeting Wednesday evening.

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Harrington Looks to Address Auditor's Findings

District Attorney Andrea Harrington is following the auditor's recommendation to revamp internal controls. Auditor Suzanne Bump issued a report showing that the internal control plan in the office hadn't been updated since June of 2016 when it should be every year. With a transition in the office, the new district attorney sees that as an opportunity to fundamentally change the office at its core.

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Auditor Makes Recommendations to the District Attorney's Office

The audit covers the period from July 1, 2016, through March 31, 2018, and was requested by former District Attorney Paul Caccaviello shortly after his March 2018 appointment.

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