Berkshire County Edward Jones Office Supports Toys for Tots Drive

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. Rob Adams, the local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marines Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive.
 
"With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities," Adams said. "And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community."
 
Residents may bring in new, unwrapped toy to the office on 71 Main Street, North Adams, during regular business hours beginning Oct. 14 through Dec. 7.
 
 

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Flag Disposal Receptacle Installed at North Adams Fire Department

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

The secure receptacle is located on the south side of the fire station.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city unveiled a newly installed flag disposal box that will provide residents with a safe place to respectfully dispose of American flags. 
 
"We don't want our flag to be disrespected and to have the opportunity for people to be able to retire it safely with honor in a centralized space is great," City Councilor Benjamin Lamb said Monday morning at a small gathering at the fire station where the box was installed. 
 
Lamb said he decided to act after seeing a social media post documenting a pile of flags essentially thrown away at the transfer station. He did some research and found that Sturbridge had a public receptacle to dispose of retired American flags.
 
He thought this could be a solution in North Adams.
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