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Pittsfield 2020 Year in Review: City Grapples With Social Issues

Pittsfield in 2020 addressed social issues such as police reform, inclusivity, and domestic violence, along with a worldwide pandemic. In June, following weeks of worldwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., at the hands of police, Pittsfield began to look at the Police Departmentís use of force policy.

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Williamstown Year in Review 2020: Police, Pandemic, Pot

Even as the national conversation was dominated by a new public health crisis, an old, intractable societal ailment, racism, was a major story across the country and the No. 1 topic of conversation in the Village Beautiful.

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North Adams 2019 Year in Review: A Year of Change

The year 2019 was marked by change within the city: new leaders, new improvements and investments, and new community initiatives.

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Adams 2019 Year In Review: A Year of Closings & Openings

The community was thunderstruck in February when Big Y announced it would close the Myrtle Street location that had once been the flagship store of the Adams Supermarket chain.

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Williamstown 2019 Year in Review: Top Story Was a Turf War

The one local issue that divided residents in the Mount Greylock Regional School District more than any other is whether the district should install an artificial turf playing field at the middle-high school.

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Cheshire 2019 Year in Review: Emergence of New Leadership

The town's government saw some big changes in 2019 stemming from the Board of Selectmen increasing from three to five members and bringing on some first-time selectmen.

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