Free Eagles Community Band Concert

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Eagles Community Band will perform a free concert on Tuesday, June 18, 7pm at The First Street Common in Pittsfield.  
 
Selections include "Strike Up the Band," "The Olympic Spirit," "Cross of St. Andrew," "Lennon and McCarthy Solid Gold," "Pie in the Face Polka," and more.
 
It is recommended that attendees bring a blanket or chair.
 
The Eagles Community Band is the longest continuous performing ensemble in the Berkshires.
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Safety Solutions Proposed for Berkshire Mall Intersection

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — A speed bump and traffic mirror have been proposed at the reportedly problematic intersection of Old State Road and the Berkshire Mall entrance.
 
Last week, abutters approached the Select Board with concerns about drivers ignoring stop signs and speeding through the area. Target owns its building and is the lone business left on the property.   
 
"When you turn into Old State Road, our driveways are right there," Judy Bennett said. "Nobody stops, nobody slows down to come around that corner. They go faster and that's where someone is going to get hurt."
 
Carl Bennett added, "We are taking our lives into our own hands when we pull out during the day."
 
The Old State Road bridge connects the mall and Old State Road to Route 8. Abutter Pauline Hunt would like to see it closed entirely, making the Connector Road the access point from Route 8.
 
"That entrance isn't necessary," she said.
 
"It's chaos. There's an entrance over by the bike path that would serve everybody, there would be no problem, and there are lights at the end of it, it's a dream to get into there. I don't see the reason that chaos is there."
 
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