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Campers ages 3 to 12 were able to interact with first responders and their equipment.
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Clarksburg Summer Campers Meet Community Heroes, Explore Heavy Equipment

Maya Giron iBerkshires Correspondent
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CLARKSBURG, Mass. — On Tuesday, July 13 The Clarksburg Elementary School Summer Camp hosted a Community Heroes Night.
 
Campers ages 3 to 12 were able to interact with first responders and their equipment.
 
North Adams Police and Ambulance joined the Clarksburg Police Department and Fire Department. The Florida Fire Department was also present. 
 
First responders gave interactive demonstrations on safety protocols, equipment, and the importance of first responders in the community.
 
There was more action on Wednesday, July 14. Jay Petri of Petri contracting and members of the Clarksburg Highway Department brought construction vehicles to the school so the summer camp students could experience a different variety of vehicles.
 
Campers were able to climb into vehicles, honk their horns, watch demonstrations, and some were even able to take a short ride.
 
View more pictures here.
 

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By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
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Assertions by the School Committee last week about problems in the treasurer's office had led to a flurry of comments on Facebook and calls to the town offices. 
 
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