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North Adams Seeks Volunteers, Sponsors for 125th Birthday Bash

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The North Adams is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its incorporation as a city. 
The community is invited to mark this historic milestone, celebrate the city's rich history, and look to the future of North Adams at events planned for April 24-25.
The celebration will include several fun, family friendly, and mostly free events. Plans for the 125th anniversary program include a community celebration on Saturday, April 25, along with celebration fundraising dinner to benefit the North Adams Public Library the evening of Friday, April 24. More details about the event and celebration schedule will be released shortly.
The 125th celebration planning committee is currently looking for sponsors and donations toward this celebration, volunteers to help plan and assist with the kick-off weekend activities, and information on other events happening in the city between April 17 and 26 that tie into the celebration, incorporating the theme of 125 years of North Adams history into their individual events.
Most events will be free to attend and open to the public, including free admission to Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for all North Adams residents on Saturday, April 25.
Anyone interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor can contact Suzy Helme, director of community events and tourism, at, or 413-664-6180.

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BRO MX Ordered to Comply With Conservation Restrictions

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Conservation Commission gave BRO MX until July 28 to place signage marking conservation-restricted area they improperly mowed as well as hire a botanist to review the area.
The commission on Thursday went over some conservation restrictions included in the deed of motocross track owners Jason and Jessica Langenback that they unknowingly violated.
"The reason why you are on the agenda is that there have been suggested anomalies of the management and the use of the conversation restriction … wetlands encroachment and things along those lines," Chairman Andrew J. Kawczak said. "So I am hoping … this gets the conversation started." 
Specifically, the restrictions control mowing in a meadowed area as there are endangered insects and plants.
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