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Pittsfield Board Approves Expansion For Pediatric Devleopment Center
By Joe Durwin, Pittsfield Correspondent
09:36PM / Monday, September 01, 2014
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The Zoning Board last week approved the expansion of the Pediatric Development Center despite neighbors' protests. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a structural expansion for the Pediatric Development Center, despite some concerns about increasing impact of commercial business on a once residential west side street.   The center, located on Columbus Avenue Extension, plans to erect two additions, a one-story section on the side of the house and full two-story addition with an attic, along the rear of the property.   While a preliminary site plan approval was granted by the Community Development Board earlier in July without objection,

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Holiday Hours: Labor Day
05:32PM / Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Labor Day is being celebrated Monday, Sept. 1. Memorial Day was established as a federal holiday in 1971 by Congress and is held on the first Monday of September. Read a history of Labor Day here.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The union encouraged the development of a workingman's holiday and a number of states began setting a day aside. Parades and picnics or similar events were not uncommon in its early days; it is now seen as part of the last three-day weekend of the summer prior to the start of school in many localities. By some estimates, at least half the work force

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Kids 4 Harmony Provided The Music At The Inauguration Reception
by Soapbox 08:38PM / Monday, January 06, 2014

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
by Soapbox 04:10PM / Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Look the city's Christmas Tree is bigger than a bus!
by Soapbox 10:10AM / Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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@theMarket: What's Up With Bonds?
By Bill Schmick,
07:31AM / Saturday, August 30, 2014
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At the beginning of the year, Wall Street was certain that interest rates were on their way up. Investors dumped all kinds of bonds anticipating that prices would plummet. Bond prices did the upset. Go figure.

The reversal caught just about everyone by surprise (including me). The thinking behind the bond call was straightforward. The Fed announced it was winding down its stimulus program. It also planned to begin raising interest rates sometime in 2015. Bond players, as they usually do, were expected to anticipate that move and begin to sell U.S. Treasury bonds this year. It all made total sense from an investment perspective. It was the end of a 30-year bull market in bonds so investors

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Pittsfield Residents Weigh In On Rest of River Clean Up
By Joe Durwin, Pittsfield Correspondent
01:21AM / Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Parks Manager James McGrath goes over some of the issues with the EPA's current cleanup proposal at Thursday's information session.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Only a smattering of city residents offered commentary Thursday on the next piece of an emerging plan for a cleanup of the Housatonic River that the EPA says is still years from beginning.

Through Oct. 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting input on the draft modification to the RCRA permit outlining the broad strokes of a proposed remediation of the "Rest of the River," from Fred Garner Park to the Long Island Sound, contaminated by polychlorinated biphenyls dumped by Pittsfield's

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Smitty Pignatelli Launches Campaign For 7th House Term
By Andy McKeever,
05:45PM / Friday, August 29, 2014
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State Reps. Gailanne Cariddi, Stephen DiNatale and William "Smitty" Pignatelli. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nearly 300 people filled the Pittsfield County Club on Thursday night to support William "Smitty" Pignatelli's election campaign.   The 4th Berkshire District representative is running unopposed for what will be his 7th term.    "I never dreamed of being here for 12 years and going again," Pignatelli said, overlooking the large crowd to kick off his re-election campaign.    "We've done a lot of great things" in the House, he said, but he believes there is more to do. He cited the state's work on requiring

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'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For': Graphic, Indeed
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
05:38PM / Friday, August 29, 2014
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Popcorn Column
by Michael S. Goldberger  
  Eva Green is graphically nihilistic in the violently uncomical comic world of 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.'

Whether you call it beautifully ugly or repulsively beautiful, there's no denying that Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is fanatically violent. That's doubtlessly the intent.

While some of the cutting-edge ideas and eye-popping visuals surely impress the gray matter, after a while enough is too much. I like to think I've evolved far and away from any distant ancestors' appetite for the random mayhem

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The Independent Investor: Baby Boomers and Retiremen
By Bill Schmick,
05:28PM / Friday, August 29, 2014
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The nation's work force has experienced some traumatic events over the past five years. Between the financial crises, global competition and the slow pace of domestic economic growth, is it any wonder that employment in the U.S. is not what it should be? Yet the biggest challenge of all may be right around the corner as the Baby Boomers retire in droves.

From 1946 to 1964, there was a boom of baby making in this country. A total of 76 million Americans were born during those 19 years. Now those Americans are between the ages of 50 to 68 and are eyeing the prospect of retirement in the near future.

Think of it: Nearly one quarter of all Americans alive today will be leaving the labor

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Register now for Ys Superhero 5K Challenge on Sept. 13
03:45PM / Friday, August 29, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Family YMCA’s will hold a new family-friendly walk/run Superhero 5K Challenge on Sept. 13.

Dressed as a superhero of their own design, children will conquer 19 villain-themed obstacles spread along a 3.1-mile course around Burbank Park.

The Superhero 5K Challenge is the YMCA’s new social responsibility fundraiser striving to build a safe community alongside our families, friends and neighbors. All proceeds will support the Y’s programs and services that provide a safe environment for children and families.

Two courses are planned for this event: Ages 3-10 years can participate in an Obstacle Course Fun Run for free, and ages 8

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Unserviceable Flag Drop-Off Being Held
03:37PM / Friday, August 29, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Veterans’ Coalition will be properly disposing of unserviceable flags.

People and businesses in possession of unserviceable flags can drop them off at the American Legion located at 41 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Unserviceable flags can be deposited at the back of the Legion, in a refurbished mailbox (parking lot side).  

All unserviceable flags must be dropped off by Oct. 15. It is important to maintain and properly care for all American flags.

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Summer Youth Works Program Serves 49 Youths
02:21PM / Friday, August 29, 2014
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire business community once again stepped up to the plate during summer 2014 serving as host worksites for the city of Pittsfield, Berkshire County Regional Employment Board and BerkshireWorks' 10th annual Summer Youth Works Program.

Youth Works is a summer jobs program that provides income-eligible youth ages 14-21 with subsidized summer employment experiences in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.

BerkshireWorks' Youth Counselor Kelly Groves provided an overview of the program and indicated that 49 youth successfully completed the five- to six-week Youth Works work experience program with 29 Berkshire employers.
"We are so very

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