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Longtime Berkshire County Arc Board Chair Stepping Down

"I never intended to stay involved this long, but after you see the love and respect the staff have for the people they serve, it's impossible to leave," he said. "And while it has been hard for me to resign, it's time for me to step down, allow for new leadership, and enjoy my retirement."

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PEDA Says Goodbye to Executive Director Thurston

The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority met Wednesday morning, remotely, accepted the executive director's resignation, and appointed Pittsfield's Business Development Manager Michael Coakley as the interim manager.

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PEDA Director Thurston Stepping Down in April

Corydon "Cory" Thurston last week announced his retirement as executive director of the development agency he's lead for nine years.

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Q&A: 'Big Sneakers to Fill,' Williamstown Phys Ed Teacher Retires After 43 Years

Sue Kirby found her own ways to get the most out of her pupils over more than four decades as an educator in the Williamstown public schools.

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Pittsfield's Commissioner of Public Services Retiring

Commissioner of Public Services David Turocy is retiring after a 30 year career on the roads. Turocy joined the city in 2015 as commissioner of public services, filling a job that had been created four years earlier but never filled. He came to Pittsfield after serving 11 years as commissioner in Newton. In 2017 his role expanded to take on the role of commissioner of public utilities as well.

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Francesconi Chairs Last Meeting as Cheshire Selectman

First elected in 1989, the veteran public servant was returned for a 10th term in 2016 against one of the few challengers she's faced over the past three decades.

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Retiring North Adams Police Chief Gets Standing Ovation

Bernard's proclamation detailed Cozzaglio's history with the city, from the time he was appointed as a reserve patrol officer to his coordination and apprehension of the suspect during the attempted bank robbery and bomb on Main Street.

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Pittsfield Fire Chief Czerwinski Marching to Retirement

There is a saying around the firehouse that there are some firefighters who wouldn't walk two blocks to a fire if they were on vacation. Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski, however, would race the trucks there. At one time Czerwinski was getting to the scene of a fire riding on the back of the open cab truck, holding on to just a bar. Now he usually shows up in an SUV, shortly after the first units have. And as age 63 bears down, that race to the fire becomes much more difficult.

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Williamstown Assessor Barkin Leaves Department in Good Shape

Williamstown's assessor/educator will leave his second-floor office at Town Hall for the last time this week as he retires, just shy of 33 years in the job.

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Pittsfield Fire Dedicates Engine to Retired Deputy Chief

After 28 years on the Fire Department, Deputy Chief Michael Polidoro had to retire after being diagnosed with ALS. He had been a key member of leadership in the department and was viewed as a mentor by most. While he won't jump into the engine when a call comes in, Polidoro's legacy will.

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North Adams City Clerk Ready for Retirement

Deborah Pedercini, who was sworn into a three-year term as city clerk on Tuesday by Gomeau, takes over the office on Monday after nearly two years as assistant clerk.

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North Adams Bids Farewell to Clerk, Welcomes Police, Firefighters

Gomeau, who has served as city clerk for 15 years, choked up as she swore in her replacement, Deborah Pedercini.

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North Adams Trustees Want Voice in Library Director Candidates

The trustees said they wanted to see applications first before sending them off to the mayor who ultimately will make the decision.

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Cozzaglio Retiring as North Adams Police Director

But Cozzaglio may not retire as police director. Bernard said he will put into motion a plan to have him retire as police chief a designation that his replacement will also have.

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