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Pittsfield Health Board Supports Longevity of Community Health Worker

The city's community health worker has one year left of funding through the American Rescue Plan Act and department leaders want to ensure the position's longevity.

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Williamstown Board of Health Meets with New Health Inspector

The town's new health inspector hit the ground running this month, reversing a condemnation order on a Simonds Road property after improvements were made to the residence.

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Dalton Board of Health Condemns Anthony Road Home

Dill and Goodkowsky were given 48 hours to vacate the home but can return once the safety requirements are met.

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Williamstown's Health Inspector Set to Retire

Everyone gathered in Town Hall's Community Meeting Room on Monday morning knew exactly why Kennedy was leaving his post.

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Pittsfield Board of Health Considering Local Nail Salon Regulations

Chair Bobbie Orsi recalled a conversation about 20 years ago about nail establishment regulations in regard to the chemicals used.

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Williamstown Board of Health Reduces Number of Tobacco Licenses

In a unanimous vote at the end of its monthly meeting, three members of the five-person board decided to trim the number of tobacco licenses from seven to six, reflecting the fact that only six of the available licenses currently are in use.

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Williamstown Health Board Asks Tri-Town to Look at Tobacco Regs

The intervening COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 had a lot of municipal health departments focused on that issue rather than reconciling their local ordinances with the latest decrees from Boston.

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Dalton Board of Health OKs New Services for Cosmetic Tattoo Artist

The Board of Health approved licenses for the Arch for lip blushing, flux freckles, and fine line/tiny tattoos.

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Dalton Board of Health Talks Permits With Stationery Factory

The Board of Health earlier this week discussed some of the issues facing the Stationery Factory in hosting events, including catering permits and kitchen inspections.

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Dalton Board of Health Votes to Postpone Demolition

The property was condemned after the building department with in and determined it was unsafe due to collapsed flooring in certain areas and it becoming a public health and safety hazard, town

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Dalton BOH Continues to Tackle Tobacco Ordinance Update

The panel fine-tuned its recommendations on Monday and will make a final decision next month. No local policy has been voted on yet.

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Dalton Board of Health Issues Pool Violations

The CRA has been testing the pool five times a day to keep a close eye on the combined chlorine discrepancies that it has been running into.

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Lanesborough Board of Health Approves Pilot Mobile Harm Reduction Services Program

The board signed a letter to the state Bureau of Infections, Disease & Laboratory Sciences. This letter informs the state that the Lanesborough Board of Health voted in favor of having the qualified and appropriate organizations operate a mobile syringe service.

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Pittsfield Board of Health Shows Mercy on Peaslee's Tobacco Permit

The panel voted to issue a conditional tobacco sales permit to Peaslee's Package and Variety in effect on May 1 with two additional conditions: that the application is submitted by Friday and that there are no future violations.

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Lanesborough BOH Plans Trash and Recycling Survey

Board members feel that options for local recycling are limited, as the most popular hauler does not offer the service. Lanesborough does have a recycling center on Maple Court that operates from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.