Pittsfield Rotary Auction

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Rotary Club will hold their annual auction, their largest fundraiser.
The annual auction will be held at Berkshire Hills Country Club Saturday April 1 starting at 5:00 p.m. The auction starts at 6:30 p.m.
This year's theme is Mardi Gras.
Each year, the Pittsfield Rotary Club distributes more than $90,000 in community support raised through special events, fundraisers, and donations during the year. The club's annual food drive results in food donated to local food banks, as well as $1,000 cash donations to each of ten local food pantries and kitchens. 
The Club provides grants in support of activities for low-income and under resourced individuals, serving primarily Pittsfield residents. This support is seen in annual scholarships, camperships to many local summer camps, domestic violence and child abuse awareness support, employment support at organizations, and direct funding of local charitable projects.
This year, in an effort to ensure increased and continued support of students, the Club is establishing an endowment for their Paul Harris Fellows Scholarship. This endowment will be named in honor of long-time Rotary Club member and champion of local students, Jeffrey Whitehouse.
The Rotary Club of Pittsfield is one of over 35,000 Rotary Clubs around the world, who meet every week to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Together, the clubs comprise a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers to imagine a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.

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Dalton Expects July Delivery of Ladder Truck

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
DALTON, Mass. — The Fire District is projected to have its new ladder truck delivered in five weeks, the interim Fire Chief Chris Cachat said during the Fire District meeting on Tuesday night. 
As of last week, the truck was in the paint shop, Cachat said. 
The ladder truck has been completely refurbished from the ground up. Since the start of the project Northern Fire Equipment has had people leave, which set them back on a lot of their projects, Cachat said. 
Water Commissioner Michael Kubicki questioned the expected delivery date saying that when he spoke to the owner of Northern Fire Equipment, he informed him that it would be delivered at the end of May and that there was only one other truck ahead of them in line.
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