Senior Golf Series Kicks Off at Berkshire Hills

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The 49th annual Berkshire County Fall Senior Golf series begins on Wednesday, Sept.22, and features stops at five courses around the county.
 
The series, a fund-raiser for the Berkshire County Junior Golf program, is open to players aged 50 and over.
 
Each event will feature two divisions formed by combining the ages of the players. Play will be from the white tees (or equivalent) with gross and net prizes in each division.
 
The first event will be at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Berkshire Hills Country Club.
 
The following four Wednesdays are: Sept. 29, Greenock Country Club; Oct. 6, Wyndhurst Golf Club; Oct. 13, Wahconah Country Club; and Oct. 20, Waubeeka Golf Links.
 
All except the Sept. 29 date will be a two-man scramble format. The event at Greenock will be a singles format.
 
The cost to enter is $45, which includes food and prizes; carts are extra.
 
Register for each event no sooner than two weeks prior by calling the pro shop. Reserve carts a week in advance.
 
The pro shop numbers are: Berkshire Hills, 413-442-1451; Greenock 413-243-3323; Wyndhurst 413-637-2563; Wahconah, 413-684-1333; Waubeeka 413-458-8355.
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Pittsfield City Council Asks for Assistance With Cell Tower Concerns

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday passed three petitions asking multiple state and local entities to look into the possible effects of cell tower radiation.

Ward 1 Councilor Kenneth Warren and Ward 4 Councilor James Conant requested that the state and federal delegation is notified of the council's position on the negative health effects of cell tower radiation and that the Massachusetts Municipal Association, particularly Mayors Association President Linda Tyer and Councillors Association President Lisa Blackmer of the North Adams City Council, are contacted for assistance in dealing with them.

Conant pointed out that this has been an issue for some time and said the city has no answers on its health implications.

"This is just an effort to communicate to state and federal officials that we're looking for information to help guide all of us on where we can go and what we can do for this," he explained.

"But I'll make this very clear: I do not support any litigation or lawsuit of any type. This is just an effort to communicate and get information from a state and federal level because our hands are tied by the FCC."

Warren added that they are asking for people at different levels to assist the city with investigating the type of concerns raised and whether they are an issue that needs to be dealt with.

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