Constantine's Three HRs Lift Valley Blue Sox Past SteepleCats

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Richard Constantine did his best Simon Mele imitation and hit three home runs Friday to lead the Valley Blue Sox to a 10-6 win over the North Adams SteepleCats in New England Collegiate Baseball League action at Joe Wolfe Field.
Constantine drove in seven runs, and Kevin Gould went five innings to earn the win on the mound.
Scout Knotts went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs for the SteepleCats.
North Adams (16-9) hosts Mystic on Saturday night.
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North Adams Committee Tweaking Solicitor Ordinance

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The General Government Committee is considering side-stepping a thorny problem about access to the city solicitor by rewriting an ordinance to more clearly spell out lines of communication. 
Chairwoman Lisa Blackmer said the wording in the ordinance had raised questions as to whether any single councilor has "unfettered access to the city solicitor." 
"I think, we thought that was not particularly good," she said. "So I'd like to take a shot at rewriting that ordinance."
The council had objected back in 2018 when the city switched over to KP Law as city solicitor, limiting council members' access to the Boston law firm. The council members had been used to contacting former City Solicitor John B. DeRosa, who'd been kept on retainer for 35 years before stepping down in March 2018.
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