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iBerkshiresTV Launches With Local News, Interviews

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Here at iBerkshires, we are always open to trying new things. After 19 years of providing local news to our readers, we know no everyone gets their news in the same manner. There are readers, there are listeners, and there are viewers. So, we're working on a potential new partnership with Clayson Creative to bring you a new way to get your news. We're introducing iBerkshiresTV. 
 
In this pilot episode, Jeff Snoonian is our host. He brings you all of our top headlines from the last two weeks. Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer was gracious enough to sit down with iBerkshires' Pittsfield Bureau Chief Andy McKeever to discuss her At Home in Pittsfield program. And we've got a business spotlight with Dave Nicholas from the Bounti-Fare and David Bissaillon from Smith Bros-McAndrews Insurance Agency, two lifelong Berkshire business owners who have a story to share about the importance of buying local.
 
Our hope is that we can make this a regular program. We will continue to tinker with not just this show but what else we can do with video as time goes on.
 
But first, send us your feedback to info@iberkshires.com. Is this something you'd watch regularly? What do you like about it and what do you think we should fix? If you are a local business that would like to be involved, contact our salesteam@iBerkshires.com about opportunities for advertising.
 
Without further ado, here's the first pilot of iBerkshiresTV:


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Restoration of Springside Pond Plan Moves To Permitting Process

By Andy McKeeveriBerkshires Staff

The section colored in red, closer to Springside Avenue, is where the work will be focused. The section colored in blue will be left mostly the same to avoid removing a lot of sediment. 
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The design efforts to restore Springside Pond is entering the permitting phase.
 
Parks and Open Spaces Manager Jim McGrath updated the Parks Commission on Tuesday about the progress and said the city will be seeking permits from the Conservation Commission in the coming weeks.
 
However, the project itself is going to be costly and a funding source has not been identified. 
 
"It is an expensive project, no question about it, but this is the phase we are putting the design together and permits in place," McGrath said.
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