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New Statewide Coalition Pushes For Environmentally Friendly Energy Policies
Representatives from various groups in the coalition announced the new efforts in Pittsfield on Wednesday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A new statewide coalition of community groups was launched on Wednesday to advocate for environmental friendly energy policies.   On Wednesday afternoon a
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Pittsfield Board Won't Endorse Turf Field Without More Information
The Board of Health wants an assessment of any health risks related to the development of a artificial turf field at BCC before making a decision whether to endorse the project. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Board of Health says proponents of a controversial new artificial turf field at Berkshire Community College
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Pittsfield Councilor Re-files Petition To Ban Trucks On Peck's Road
The City Council tabled the truck ban petition on Tuesday. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Despite approving a truck ban on Peck's Road in 2013, the state still hasn't signed the ban into law. Some businesses are hoping it is never signed. Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Simonelli submitted a
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Summer Sees Massive Road Repairs In Pittsfield
Fenn Street was just one of 21 roads to be repaved this summer. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — This summer has been one of the more productive when it comes to road paving as 21 roads were repaired and cracks in 41 others were sealed.   The work included $3 million in street reconstruction, which was
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Pittsfield Council President Mazzeo Denies Ethics Violation
City Council President Melissa Mazzeo said her attendance at a Berkshire Theater Group was not a 'bribe' and that she filed the appropriate paperwork ahead of time with the state Ethics Commission. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City Council President Melissa Mazzeo says a citizen's call for her to be
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Pittsfield Council Lambastes Department Head; Refuses To Pay Bills
The City Council is not happy with the process of paying last year's bills in the Department of Public Services. PITTSFIELD, Mass. —— The City Council is refusing to pay some $37,000 in bills because it didn't like the way the invoices were handled by the department
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Bianchi Still Hoping To End Pittsfield's Use Of Civil Service
Mayor Daniel Bianchi said he is now looking to discuss the future of Civil Service with the unions.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Some 15 months after a task force rendered a split decision on the future of continuing to use the Civil Service system, no decision has been finalized.   Mayor
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Famed American Historian Enjoyed Berkshire Sightseeing
Francis Parkman Records Local Girl Watching Francis Parkman recorded his travels through the Berkshires as young man while researching what would become a seven-volume history of Colonial America. The youthful historian had an eye for the scenery, and for the ladies. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The swell of
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Pittsfield Police Quickly Spending Overtime Budget
Because of a hectic summer, the Police Department is already 1/3 through its overtime budget. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Police Department has already spent a third of its overtime budget, which is double what it should have at this point.   The Police Department has spent 33.9 percent of the
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Nascent Volleyball Club Making Strides
This year's USA Juniors Volleyball club season was nothing but great success for the Berkshire Crush Volleyball Club.   With only two official years in the county, the club has doubled in size from having two teams with a total of 22 players in its first year to four teams and more than 50 players. Over the course the 2014-2015
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