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Top Pittsfield Officials Drill On Emergency Response

Anybody who just wandered into the City Council chambers on Friday would have been concerned. The mayor, the district attorney, the superintendent, police and fire chiefs also with top commanders in each department, and numerous other top officials were there discussing a plane crash that killed 20 people including a U.S. senator, Taconic High School being evacuated because of contamination in the water, and thousands of households without water and power.

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Williamstown Seeks Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan

Town Manager Jason Hoch announced last week the start of a four-week period for public comment on the 143-page document available as in PDF format through the town's website.

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Adams Working on Emergency Management Update

Emergency Management director Richard Kleiner and Executive Assistant to the Town Administrator Kevin Towle presented an update on the town's emergency management plan at a recent workshop meeting of the Board of Selectmen.

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Adams to Update Emergency Management Plan

The move comes after a water-boil order that highlighted communications issues between governing boards and two storms that caused severe damage.

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Polito Announces $9.6M in Energy Resiliency Projects for Hospitals

As the climate becomes ever more volatile, storms have forced the evacuation of hospitals. Massachusetts doesn't want to see that happen here. On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announced $9.6 million in grant awards to nine hospitals to build "resiliency."

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Emergency Responders Drill for Evacuation, Shelter Operation

The police, fire, and ambulance personnel were on hand to take part in an evacuation and emergency shelter simulation organized by the county's Regional Emergency Planning Committee.

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