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Happy Thanksgiving

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Holiday Hours: Independence Day

Independence Day will be celebrated Wednesday, July 4. It is a federal holiday.

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Holiday Hours: Columbus Day

Columbus Day is a state holiday being observed Monday, Oct. 8, to commemorate Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492.

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Pittsfield Resident Sues School Committee Over Indigenous Peoples Day

A city resident is suing for $75,000 over alleged "pain, suffering and emotional distress" caused by the School Committee's decision to change the name of Columbus Day on the school calendar to Indigenous Peoples Day. Alexander Blumin filed a lawsuit in Berkshire Superior Court against the entire School Committee except for Joshua Cutler, the city of Pittsfield, and Human Rights Commission Chairman Drew Herzig. Blumin argues that the School Committee used deceptive practices and broke state l

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Pittsfield Schools Hold Ground on Indigenous Peoples Day

The School Committee held firm on its decision to rename Columbus Day on the school calendar to Indigenous Peoples Day. The committee took a moral stand back in January that Christopher Columbus was not someone to be celebrated and vowed to teach the true history of the man and the atrocities he for which he was responsible. And with that, they stripped the name of the holiday on the second Monday in October and renamed it in honor of the people whose cultures were destroyed because of his ac

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Pittsfield School Committee to Reconsider Indigenous Peoples Day

The School Committee will reconsider its decision to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day after the Italian-American community voiced outrage at the decision. The School Committee in January voted to make the change on the school calendar. But, that brought out the ire of the Italian-American community who showed up in numbers at both this week's City Council meeting and School Committee meeting.

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