Senator Mark Sets Community Office Hours for April

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The staff of state Sen. Paul Mark, D-Peru, will host a number of community outreach events during April.
District Director Jon Gould and Constituents Service Director Casey Pease will be available to meet with constituents in the communities of Adams, Great Barrington, North Adams and Pittsfield during this month's staff office hours. 
  • Adams: April 4 & 18, Tuesdays, from 9 to noon, Town Hall, 8 Park St.
  • Great Barrington: April 3 & 17, Mondays, from 9 to noon, Town Hall, 334 Main St.
  • North Adams: April 4 & 18, Tuesdays, from 1 to 4, MCLA Alumni Relations Building, 228 E. Main St.
  • Pittsfield: April 5, 6, 19 & 20, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 to noon, senator's district office, 773 Tyler St.
Residents of any of the 57 municipalities in the Berkshire, Hampden, Franklin & Hampshire Senate District are encouraged to visit one of the following locations to ask for assistance with issues involving any state agency or to share ideas on current or potential state legislation. Appointments are not needed. 
In addition to the regularly rotating office hours, the senator plans to visit every community for coffee and conversation-type events. The senator and his staff will also hold office hours in Southwick Town Hall on the second and fourth Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m.; at Buckland Town Hall on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 9 to 11; and the Williamsburg Town Offices on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 1 to 3. 
The senator can contacted at, contact  or call the offices during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. The State House office, where the budget and policy, media relations, and scheduling functions are handled, can be reached at 617-722-1625. The Pittsfield office can be reached at 413-464-5635.
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Pickleball Court Time Expands at Housy Dome in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The town's indoor pickleball court at the Housy Dome now has more play day options.
The courts are now open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 9-noon.These court times will run until further notice. 
All players must sign a one-time waiver form in person at the Housy Dome or online.
The town has also adjusted its rules for indoor pickleball, including:
  • Great Barrington residents may bring one non-resident guest to play at any given time slot. 
  • All players, including out-of-town guests, must sign a one-time waiver form, online or in person at the Housy Dome.
  • The TeamReach app is the tool for online court reservations. Only town residents can reserve court time.
  • The Housy Dome includes nets and marked courts. The town's outdoor pickleball court is located at Grove Street park on a drop-in basis. At Grove Street, players must bring their own net, rackets and balls. The courts are marked.
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