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Pittsfield Firefighters Rescue Apartment Occupants
Staff Reports,
03:39PM / Tuesday, October 27, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Firefighters were able to douse a blaze to allow three trapped occupants of an Appleton Avenue apartment to flee to safety.    The structure fire at 35 Appleton was reported at about 5:11 a.m. on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Daniel Garner said the rear of the 2 1/2-story house was on fire when the the department arrived.    The structure has four residential units and "fast fire extinguishment enabled the residents of apartment 3 to safely self-evacuate" as fire had spread to their doorway and only means of egress.    The rest of the building was searched and all occupants were evacuated. There were no reported

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Baker Warns of Coronavirus Spread Through Younger Population
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:29PM / Tuesday, October 27, 2020

I put the MA COVID data in a chart making it easier to spot differences by age category between April and now. That 0-19 age category really sticks out. Question is, does that mean elementary school kids? College students at parties? Original data: https://t.co/XYdjtvd7AR pic.twitter.com/DkH8SbQA7k

— Steve Koczela (@skoczela) October 27, 2020 BOSTON — The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the over-60 crowd compared to the under-30s has flipped since April.    While this is good news for the state's most at-risk residents, the rising number of cases of the novel coronavirus in younger people is concerning, say public officials, pointing to numerous social

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BCC To Offer majority Of Courses As Virtual Or Online
08:07AM / Tuesday, October 27, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC) will host the majority of its courses this spring 2021 in either hybrid or online options for its students.   The majority of BCC's courses will remain online or in a hybrid education model as the school continues to provide a safe learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. BCC’s spring semester begins on Jan. 25, 2021.   93 percent of all classes, except for nursing and physical therapy assistant classes, will be taught by faculty in an online or hybrid model.   "BCC made this decision by engaging every faculty member who is teaching and asked them to be a part of the decision making for their

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Zucchini's Faces Fines, Suspension Because of August Wedding
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
02:24AM / Tuesday, October 27, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Licensing Board suspended Zucchini's alcohol license for five days because of a wedding in August that did not comply with the state's COVID-19 guidelines.     However, the suspension will be held in abeyance until the governor has declared that the pandemic is over, therefore there is no specific date of suspension at this time.   The city's senior sanitarian Andy Cambi had reached out to restaurant owner Lynne Soldato in September to discuss a complaint received through social media about a gathering at Zucchini's that did not follow pandemic protocols.    Cambi told the board that Zucchini's held a 50-person

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Pittsfield Board Approves Site Plan For Cannabis Cultivation Facility
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
06:38PM / Monday, October 26, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Root's two-story, 100,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation facility got the OK from the Community Development Board but the next day the Zoning Board of Appeals voted to postpone its decision until November.    The cannabis grower, applying as KO Resources LLC, is expanding into the former Ken's Bowl at 495 Dalton Ave.   A site plan review is when the Community Development Board decides if a proposal meets zoning requirements, if there are enough parking spaces, and on landscaping and building exterior; the application is then sent to the Zoning Board of Appeals for anything else.   The else in this instance is concerns over

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Fire Officials Ask People to Change Clocks, Check Alarms
02:07PM / Monday, October 26, 2020
STOW, Mass. — Halloween and Daylight Savings occur this weekend and state fire officials ask people to change clocks and check alarms.   "Most fatal fires occur at night when you are sleeping. Working smoke alarms give us the extra time to get out of a burning house. This weekend, as you change your clocks, check your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms," State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey said.   "The pandemic is keeping people at home. Most children are learning at home, people are working from home and doing more cooking. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and working smoke alarms are key to surviving a fire. This weekend is a good time

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BArT Students Receive John and Abigail Adams Scholarships
01:22PM / Monday, October 26, 2020
ADAMS, Mass. — 13 Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter School students received John and Abigail Adams Scholarship   The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides merit-based credit toward tuition for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. The scholarship covers tuition only, fees and room and board are not included.   This year's recipients are: Aiyanna Bellefeuille, Emma Danylin, Maya Gayle, Miranda-Ann Grant, Kyle Gwilt, Lindsey Gwilt, Olivia Jayko, Cameron Langsdale, Diego Mongue, Damian Nixon-Longdyke, Kassondra Stockmal, Charles Waltermire, and Molly Weeks   In order to be eligible for the

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Mount Greylock School Committee: No Need to Gauge Community Support for Fields Project
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:32AM / Monday, October 26, 2020
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Without an actionable measure to vote, the Mount Greylock School Committee on Thursday spent nearly an hour talking about the athletic field decision that will be left to the next iteration of the panel.   And three members blocked a proposal to collect data to help inform that decision.   The committee learned Thursday that its architects had not yet given the district a price for drafting new detailed design documents needed for a request for proposals to do upgrades to Mount Greylock's athletic fields.   Those same architects also advised the committee not to review potential "value engineering" deductions from the project or

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Butterflies Like it Hot at Mountain Meadow
By Tor Hansen, iBerkshires columnist
02:26PM / Sunday, October 25, 2020

Likely northern broken dash skipper imbibing nectar at Deptford pink. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Adventuresome butterflies highlight the widespread nectar oases in a special habitat teaming with nectar to meet their spurious flight demands.    Thanks to lucid awareness of the ecological value of so many concurrent species — upwards to 30 — the Trustees of Reservations has saved these 20 acres called Mountain Meadow Preserve. Although seldom seen altogether since they have different flight periods, and separate nectar preferences, a surprising assortment of butterflies can be seen imbibing at the same plant.    What a potpourri! Hardly a dull moment in

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Pittsfield Developing Plan for Bicycle Network
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
06:48AM / Sunday, October 25, 2020

The first public meeting on the master plan was held Wednesday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is developing plans to make Pittsfield safer and more accessible to bicycling.    The first public meeting for the Pittsfield Bicycle Facilities Master Plan was held on Wednesday but the plan has been in the works for the last year or two, said City Planner CJ Hoss.   Though Pittsfield has a few areas with bike lanes or shared road lanes, the city would like to take a more progressive approach with simple roadwork projects or more extensive plans in the future to try and take on more ambitious, safer bike facilities.   "There's a need to take a citywide

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Children Learn About Wildlife at Richmond Free Library
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:01PM / Saturday, October 24, 2020

Children pet Chili the chinchilla. 

RICHMOND, Mass. — There were some furry and feathery guests of honor at the Richmond Free Library this weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, founder of Nature Matters Jennifer Leahey wowed local children and parents  with a presentation of live animals.

This event was sponsored by the Richmond Cultural Council, said Library Director Kristin Smith. "We are grateful for their continued support."

Though this is not the first time the library has hosted an animal event, it was Nature Matter's first time here. The event was at full capacity, and each of the socially distanced chairs placed in a semi-circle full of eager animal

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PHS Names 57 AP Scholars
01:00PM / Saturday, October 24, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield High School's Advanced Placement program has 57 students being recognized by the College Board for their achievements.     During the 2020 exam administration 213 students took 389 exams in 23 different subject areas.  PHS has the largest AP program in Berkshire County and is also the only local high school offering the College Board's AP Capstone Program.   "We are very proud of our AP program at Pittsfield High School," Pittsfield High School Principal Henry Duval said. "Not only of our AP scholars but also that our courses are open to all students."   This year PHS named five students as

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