Dog Day Parade Brings Out Pooches

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Dog Day of Fall Parade
 
Some 50 pups turned out Saturday morning for the 1st annual Dog Day of Fall Parade in North Adams, Mass. This newest addition to the Fall Foliage Festival featured dogs of all sizes dressed up for the fall season. Some took on the theme from this year's festival of "Our Heroes" and came dressed as police officers, postal carriers and valiant steeds. Others just had fun as little devils, 'Babe' the pig and pea pods. Look for more photos on Monday.

More about what's happening at the Fall Foliage Festival here.






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North Adams Council Nixes Training Center at Sullivan School

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff

Mayor Thomas Bernard speaks to negotiations on the property if the sale was approved.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday night rejected a proposal to turn Sullivan School into a manufacturing training center, ending months of debate over the future of the vacant building.
 
The vote was 5-2, with only Council President Paul Hopkins and Councilor Wayne Wilkinson voting for the sale.
 
The defeat was put down to concerns over the size of the parcel, the residential neighborhood and intimations that a zoning change might be sought.
 
The newly organized Berkshire Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center, or BAMTEC, had offered a $1 for the 56-year-old school with the intent to invest upwards of $11 million into the building and another $3 million in equipment.
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