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Pittsfield Sets Summer Recreation Schedule

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city set its schedule for summer recreational opportunities.
This summer the city is offering its playground program, outdoor movies, and track and field games. Below you'll find the schedule of activities.
Playground Program
The Summer Playground Program offers a wide variety of recreation activities to city children at no cost. Playground leaders will create safe, supervised and fun-filled environments with activities including: sports, games, arts and crafts, and nature activities.
The six-week long program is free for Pittsfield children ages 6 to 13. The program will be held at the following parks: The Common, Durant Park and Springside Park at Springside Avenue, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 8 to Aug. 16 
Lifeguards at Burbank Park 
Lifeguards will be on duty at the public beach within Burbank Park beginning Wednesday, July 3. Lifeguards will provide beach supervision from: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug. 18.
Pittsfield Track & Field Games
The City of Pittsfield has teamed up with Berkshire Lightning, the Berkshire Running Center and the YMCA for this free program which introduces and teaches youth the basics of track and field including warm ups and several running and field components.
The program is open to children ages 6 to 14 and will be held on Saturday, July 27. Registration and warm-ups will begin at 9 a.m. and events begin at 9:30 a.m. at Taconic High School.
Outdoor Movies
The summer outdoor movie series will be held at two new locations. Come and enjoy seeing a movie in one of our local parks for free!  Free family friendly movies are shown on select Friday nights during the summer and begin at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.)
The Common (First Street):
July 5: "The Grinch 2018 "       
July 12: "Cars 3"
Durant Park (John Street):
July 26: "Muppets Most Wanted"
August 2: "Disney’s Christopher Robin"
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Pittsfield at-Large City Councilor Candidates Answer Questions

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Candidate for the four a-large City Council seats participated in a forum Monday at Berkshire Community College as they made a push for votes before election day.
Seven candidates fielded questions at a forum hosted by BCC, in partnership with the Pittsfield Gazette and Pittsfield Community Television, which recorded the forum. The moderator was Shawn Serre, executive director of PCTV.
After some opening statements, the candidates were asked to pick a number that prompted a question. After three candidates answered the question the next candidate in line chose a new number. At the end of the session, candidates were given two minutes to answer questions they did not get or to expand on the answers they gave.
One of the first questions brought forward was about Mayor Linda Tyer's proposed home improvement plan that would have allowed qualified residents to apply for money from the Pittsfield Economic Development Fund to make small improvements to their homes.
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