Springside Park Conservancy Hosts Community Day

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Springside Park Conservancy will present a day of "family fun and outdoor stewardship" on Sept. 23, 2023, in celebration of the organization's 10th anniversary.
In the morning, Conservancy partners will join the annual fall park clean up held by the Friends of Springside Park. Volunteers will check in at the North Playground beginning at 9. Gloves, bags, and instructions for litter clean up will be provided.
In the afternoon, more than a dozen organizations will present an outdoor fair of guided hiking, bike rides, kids crafts, outdoor activities, demonstrations, face-painting and more on the Springside House campus. 
Music will be provided by the Eagles Band and DJ Rob Dwyer. Food will be available from local food trucks. Coupons to defray the cost of food purchase will be given out, funded through a donation by the Conservancy.
Springside Park Community Day & Annual Fall Clean Up Schedule: 
Sat. Sep 23, 2023
9 a.m. to noon - Clean- Up
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Fun Fair
Springside Park is located at 874 North St.
Springside Park Conservancy was formed in Sept. 2013 by representatives of four community organizations involved in stewardship and programming at Springside Park. A tax-exempt nonprofit, its governing board is now composed of representatives of ten organizations, local residents, and two advisory city council members.
Since its founding, the Conservancy has worked with the community to develop a Master Plan adopted by the City of Pittsfield; successfully advocated for over $3.5 million in public and private investment;  organized and cultivated events  and programming for the public; maintained public garden areas; overseen tree-planting, combated invasive species, and managed seasonal clean up efforts.

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Dalton Discusses Options for Cable Contract Negotiations

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
DALTON, Mass. — The Cable Advisory Commission held its first meeting since 2019 on Monday night. 
The commission was re-established to negotiate a new contract with Charter Communications. 
There are four voting members on the commission, three of whom are also on the Dalton Community Cable Association's board. 
The commission is weighing its options for obtaining legal counsel, the needs to be negotiated, and need for volunteers. 
The last time the town had a contract was in 1997 with Time Warner Cable, which was purchased by Spectrum in 2016. 
The commission plans to negotiate for a share of gross revenue, capital funds, funding for fiber optic cables, which will enhance its connections, and updated equipment needed to handle this upgrade. 
Commissioner Richard White said, to his knowledge, by law the town should have three stations but it currently only has one. 
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