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Adams Places Restrictions on Summer Street Bars

The Selectmen set some restrictions last Thursday with the bars' management after mounting issues in the Summer and Victory Street area.

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North Adams License Board Advises Against Home-Rule Petition

David Atwell, owner of Dave's Package Store at the corner of Eagle and River streets, had approached the commission seeking information about how he could gain a license to sell hard liquor.

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Former Pittsfield Councilor Urges Licensing Board to Be Tougher

Former City Councilor Joseph Guzzo wants the Licensing Board to be a little tougher. Guzzo attended Monday's meeting to express his frustration with the board's recent decision when it comes to license violations. Particularly, Guzzo dislikes the board's recent decision to suspend A-Mart's license but only after the holidays.

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A-Mart's Liquor License Suspended After The Holidays

A-Mart won't be selling alcohol for three days ... after the holidays. The Licensing Board sanctioned the North Street package store with the suspension relating back to an incident in May. In July, the board had punished A-Mart with a three-day suspension for the incident in which an intoxicated person was sold more alcohol at the store.

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Methuselah's Liquor License Suspended Following Overcrowding

Methuselah Bar and Lounge will be closed for the next five days after the Licensing Board issued a suspension Monday afternoon. The board issued the suspension after the Police Department found about double the amount of people inside the bar than its occupancy.

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Williamstown Select Board Weighs Potential Enforcement for Future Alcohol Violations

The board decided to authorize Town Manager Jason Hoch to send a letter to the businesses that failed to notify them of the board's concern and its intention to take action if one of the establishments is found in violation again in the next 12 months.

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Rusty Anchor Challenging Pittsfield Building Inspectors' Ruling

The Rusty Anchor is appealing to the state after local building inspectors have characterized its second floor as a nightclub. Owners Scott Graves and Paul Messana had just finished renovating the second-floor space at the private marina and are hoping to use it for such events as baby showers or anniversary get-together. But, the city's Building Department says it is need to make significantly more investments into the fire safety system because by definition the use of that space is for a "

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