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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for March

The senator's staff will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Plainfield and Alford for this month's staff office hours on Wednesday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Community Forum: Weed is Here. Now What?

Community leaders representing law enforcement, youth services, local government and the drug treatment community will discuss the changing landscape of marijuana's place in Southern Berkshire County with an extended question-and-answer period from the audience.

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Mayor Bernard Kicks Off Monthly Community Conversations

The mayor's Coffee & Conversation series kicks off this Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Empire Café, located at 57 Main St.

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Old Issues Raised Anew at Williamstown Planning Board Forum

And most of the public comments in the more than two-hour session at Williamstown Elementary School concerned issues with which the board has been grappling for months.

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Williamstown Planning Board Plans Wednesday Info Session on Bylaw Proposals

After months of debate and public input at its regular monthly meetings, the panel has crafted two proposals that allow more flexibility to homeowners who want to put a second or third dwelling unit on a residential lot.

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Boston Architectural Firm Will Offer Design Ideas for Brayton Path

The members of the Boston architectural firm were there to get an idea of how to revitalize a path leading from the Brayon Hill Apartments to the school and attached Northern Berkshire Family YMCA. But they were soon engaged in looking at all the possibilities for getting to and from the playground below the school.

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Education Task Force Panel Answers Questions at NBCC Forum

The vision of the Berkshire County Education Task Force is a single, countywide school district that would create sustainable educational opportunities and academic support to a dwindling student population. The controversial recommendation, made in July after two years of study and modeling, hasn't been an easy sell in the small towns fearing that consolidation means school closings and loss of local control.

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Lanesborough Raises Questions On School Regionalization Vote

The long talked about a vote on regionalization of the two elementary schools goes to the voters on Nov. 14. The Board of Selectmen set that date for a special town meeting to handle the question of whether or not Williamstown and Lanesborough should join together as one K-12 regional school district. Schools officials have been talking about taking such a step for years and it is eyed to save both towns money and improve efficiency.

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