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Pittsfield Health Director and Board of Health Chairman Resign

Armstrong submitted her resignation with a final day of Sept. 10 and Senior Sanitarian Andy Cambi was appointed as the interim fill-in.

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Adams Board of Health Hears Tenant-Landlord Disputes

Tenant-landlord tensions were a key source of conflict at at last week's Board of Health meeting.

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Adams Cracking Down on Unpermitted Trash Haulers

The Board of Health will hold a public hearing to address new solid waste hauler regulations to discourage unpermitted haulers from operating in the town.

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Adams Health Officer Blasts Parks Board Over Little League Allegations

The Board of Health endorsed a report from Code Enforcement Officer Mark Blaisdell stating that the Parks Commission's allegation that the Little League did not enforce mask-wearing during its season was baseless.

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Healthy Steps Announces Hepatitis C Pilot Program

Healthy Steps is a harm reduction syringe exchange program out of Berkshire Medical Center that began in 2017. It works primarily with active-injection drug users to discard used needles and provide them with sterile supplies in hopes of preventing the transfer of HIV and Hepatitis C.

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COVID-19 Cases Increasing in Adams

Chairman David Rhoads gave the update at Wednesday's meeting and said there are now, once again, active cases for the first time in months.

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Adams Board of Health Addresses Open Meeting Law Issue

The board voted Wednesday to repeat the hearing after being informed that there was the potential of a complaint.

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Adams Board of Health Hearing Postponed Over Technical Difficulties

The Board of Health was forced to continue its tobacco cap public hearing because of complications with the Zoom platform.

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Adams Board of Health Ready for Tobacco Cap Hearing

Late last year, the Board of Health agreed to implement a new regulation that would limit the amount of tobacco sales permits allowed in town. The new regulation would not affect those already selling tobacco products.

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No COVID-19 Cases in Adams

The Board of Health is happy to report that the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be slowing in town.

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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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North Adams Health Board Refuses Vote on Crane Enforcement Order

Board members Kevin Lamb, acting as chairman, and October Cellana spent 90 minutes debating the board's authority over what they saw as determining essential versus nonessential work before Lamb motioned for a vote and Cellana declined to second.

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Adams Board of Health Says It Controls Tobacco Decisions

The board had no real update Wednesday on its proposal to limit the number of tobacco purveyors but after some pushback from Selectman James Bush, Vice Chairman David Rhoads said members are willing to negotiate but the decision is theirs.

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Cigar Lounge Wants Better Communication With Adams Health Board

John Sheerin, who plans to open up a cigar lounge at the former Rascals on North Summer Street, met with the Board of Health last week to register his frustration.

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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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Cheshire Hears From Building Inspector About School Issues

Several questions regarding code compliance and intended versus actual use of the building were raised by the building inspector and the Board of Health on Tuesday night. These issues will be addressed at a special meeting tentatively scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m.

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Adams Board Of Health Give Cigar Lounge Variance

John and Tracy Sheerin plan to open a cigar lounge and humidor at the former Rascal's on North Summer Street. The board on Wednesday voted to extend the shot clock on their permit process to March 31, giving them time to properly apply for the permit the town mistakenly gave them in October.

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Williamstown Convenience Store Hit With Double License Suspension

The enforcement actions arise out of a November sting operation conducted by the Police Department against the store that resulted in eight criminal charges against one of its three full-time employees.

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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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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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