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There could be some record-breaking temperatures over the next week with forecasts of 70-degree temps. It was 68 degrees on Main Street in North Adams on Thursday afternoon.

Mini Heatwave Warming Up the Berkshires

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After a brief flirtation with winter, the Berkshires will see sunny skies and warming temperatures as a mini heatwave heads our way. 
 
The jet stream will move north to allow a warmer air to flow through the Midwest and Northeast that could mean record high temperatures for this time of the year. 
 
The National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y., describes Thursday as a "fairly quite, albeit atypical November day" with the biggest story being the "heat." Some communities have already reached into the 70s with more expected to follow over the next few days. 
 
"The overall message being a prolonged period of well-above-average temperatures, which has the potential to threaten daily record high temperatures starting this weekend into early next week," according to NWS.
 
Unfortunately, Accuweather says the unseasonable warmth will be ushered out by cooling temperatures and precipitation next week that could be abrupt in some regions. 
 
"After a high of 60 degrees and rain on Monday, Minneapolis could see snowflakes in the air on Tuesday with temperatures failing to reach 40 degrees," according to Accuweather. 
 
Sounds a lot like the Berkshires. But this looming cold front is expected to take its time arriving in New England so the changes in temperatures is expected to be less shocking. 
 

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Clarksburg Town Meeting to Decide CPA Adoption, Spending Articles

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Voters will decide spending items and if the town should adopt the Community Preservation Act at Wednesday's town meeting. 
 
Voters will also decide whether to extend the terms for town moderator and tree warden from one year to three years.
 
The annual town meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the gym at Clarksburg School. The warrant can be found here.
 
The town operating budget is $1,767,759, down $113,995 largely because of debt falling off. Major increases include insurance, utilities and supplies; the addition of a full-time laborer in the Department of Public Works and an additional eight hours a week for the accountant.
 
The school budget is at $2,967,609, up $129,192 or 4 percent over this year. Town officials had urged the school to cut back more but in a joint meeting last week agreed to dip into free cash to keep the prekindergarten for 4-year-olds free. 
 
Clarksburg's assessment to the Northern Berkshire Vocational School District is $363,220; the figure is based on the percentage of students enrolled at McCann Technical School. 
 
There are a number of spending articles for the $571,000 in free cash the town had certified earlier this year. The high number is over several years because the town had fallen behind on filings with the state. 
 
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