Pittsfield Street Improvement Project: April 15-19

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Starting on Monday, April 15, street improvements continue.
 
Work for the week of April 15 consists of:
  • April 15: Paving the first course on South Onota Street & South John Street
  • April 16: Paving the first course on West Union Street, Acorn Street & Mohegan Street
  • April 17: Finishing first course on Mohegan Street & pave first course on Sherrill Avenue
  • April 18: Paving the first course on Montgomery Avenue Extension
 
In addition, raising structures on South Onota Street, South John Street, West Union Street and Acorn Street will occur April 16 to April 19.
 
On-street parking is prohibited during this work between the hours of 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
 
Please use caution when traveling on these roads. This schedule is subject to change based upon weather conditions.

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Lanesborough Has Hot, Quiet Election Day

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

Voting was slow but steady at Lanesborough Town Hall.
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town had a steady and sweltering election day that saw Deborah Maynard elected to the Select Board. 
 
Maynard outpolled Joseph Trybus 181-87 to fill the seat left vacant by longtime board member John Goerlach.
 
About halfway through polling hours, about 150 people had turned out in the 90-degree weather to cast votes for the Select Board, Finance Committee, Planning Board, library trustee, and town moderator. In total, about 400 votes were cast out of the 2,515 registered voters, or about 16 percent.
 
"It's been kind of slow but steady," poll worker Sheila Parks said. "No exciting news, which is good."
 
Town Clerk Ruth Knysh guessed that many would vote after work. Polls opened at noon at Town Hall and closed at 8 p.m.
 
"It's going great. It's been steady since we opened the doors at noontime. No issues at all," she said. "So we're hoping for smooth sailing until eight o'clock tonight."
 
Earlier in the day, there was road construction in front of the town offices that could have been a deterrent, she observed.
 
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