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BRTA Approves $11.7M Budget for FY25

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority's budget has increased by $1.7 million for fiscal year 2025, totaling $11.7 million.

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Clarksburg Town Meeting to Decide CPA Adoption, Spending Articles

Voters will decide spending items and if the town should adopt the Community Preservation Act at Wednesday's town meeting.

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Williamstown Fire District Meeting Tuesday

The Fire District on Tuesday will ask voters to approve a fiscal year 2025 budget that includes a 3.5 percent increase in the operation budget over the current year.

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Williamstown Town Meeting Passes Progress Pride Flag Bylaw Amendment

The most heavily debated article of the 40 that were addressed by the meeting was decided on a vote of 175-90, amending a flag bylaw passed at last year's town meeting.

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Pittsfield Council Gives Preliminary OK to $82M School Budget

It was a divisive vote, passing 6-4 with one councilor absent, and survived two proposals for significant cuts.

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Pittsfield Council Endorses 11 Departmental Budgets

The City Council preliminarily approved 11 department budgets in under 90 minutes on the first day of fiscal year 2025 hearings.

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Berkshire Planning Commission Approves 'Conservative' FY25 Budget

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission has a "conservative" budget for fiscal year 2025 with a nearly 6 percent increase.

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Same Place, New Day for Williamstown Town Meeting 2024

The New England town meeting — steeped in tradition — has been far from traditional in the Village Beautiful over the last five years.

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North Adams Finance Committee Endorses Additional Positions in $49M Budget

But not enough for Finance Committee member Andrew Fitch, who voted against the compensation and classification plan because it did not include a city planner.

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Lanesborough to Vote on 34 Articles at ATM

The Select Board endorsed a long list of articles during its regular meeting on Monday, most without discussion.

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Clarksburg FinCom, Select Board Agree on $1.9M Town Operating Budget

The town is looking at an operating budget of $1,859,413 for fiscal 2025, down a percent from this year largely because of debt falling off.

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North Adams Schools Talk Final Budget Numbers for Public Hearing

The School Committee received the presentation given last week to the Finance & Facilities committee for the fiscal 2025 spending plan.

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Dalton OKs $22M Budget; Tables Concrete Sidewalk Article

Voters approved all but one of the 22 articles on the warrant at the annual town meeting on Monday night at Wahconah Regional High School.

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4.3% Budget Increase Proposed for Lanesborough

The Finance Committee last month approved an $11,846,607 spending plan without changes and will vote on the annual town meeting warrant articles next week. It was accepted by the Select Board on Monday.

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North Adams School Panel Recommends $20M Budget That Cuts 26 Jobs

The School Committee will be presented next week with a $20 million spending plan for fiscal 2025 that includes closing Greylock School and a reduction of 26 full-time positions.

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Pittsfield School Committee OKs $82M Budget, $1.5M Cuts

The school budget is less grim than the original proposal but still requires more than $1.5 million in cuts.

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School Budget Has Cheshire Pondering Prop 2.5 Override

The Board of Selectmen voted to schedule a Proposition 2.5 override vote, a move seen as a precaution to cover funding for the Hoosac Valley Regional School District if an agreement between the school and town cannot be reached.

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Adams Review Library, COA and Education Budgets

The Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen reviewed the public services, Hoosac Valley Regional School District and McCann Technical School budgets on Tuesday.

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Dalton Fire District Prioritizes Ambulance, Fire Improvements in Budget

The Fire District is anticipating a budget of $3,516,650 for fiscal year 2025, an increase of $820,196 from last year.

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Adams Officials Review Greylock Glen Budget

Michael Wynn, who was selected in January to run the center, submitted a level operating budget of $57,500 but said he could pull funding from different lines to ensure there was money for advertising this fall.

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Marchetti Defends Pittsfield Tax Rates in Advance of FY25 Budget

Mayor Peter Marchetti defended the city's tax rate on Tuesday, asking residents to look at all of the figures before making a judgment.

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Adams Begins Review of $19M Fiscal 2025 Budget

own officials started the review of the $19 million fiscal 2025 spending plan on Tuesday, beginning with general government, executive, finance and technology budgets.

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North Adams Schools Set Calendar, Review Budget

The committee was also brought up to speed on the budget deliberations at last week's Finance & Facilities subcommittee.

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Pittsfield School Officials Dig Into 'Not Ideal' FY25 Budget

Superintendent Joseph Curtis reiterated that the $80 million spending plan is not ideal but assured that the district will continue to serve its community with pride, purpose, compassion, and understanding.