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Independence Day Road Race Canceled for 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Following the announcement that the 2020 Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade has been cancelled, the organizers of the BMC Independence Day Run, a very popular 5K run held just before the parade kicks off, have decided to cancel the event. This would have been the 35th anniversary of the Independence Day Run, which
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Holiday Hours: Memorial Day
Photo Courtesy of U.S. Army Arlington National Cemetery is the nation's first federal military cemetery. A ceremony is held each Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Memorial Day is being celebrated Monday, May 25. It is a federal holiday observing the sacrifices of the nation's servicemen and -women. It
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Pittsfield Road Projects to Be Completed This Season
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city will convene road paving and other projects as planned in the coming weeks.   Public Services Commissioner Ricardo Morales told the Committee on Public Works on Tuesday that some road work has already begun.   "We have started work in the first work area and today in work
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Mount Greylock School District Narrows School Choice Spots for 2020-21
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee last week decided to cut down the number of new school choice slots open in the district in response to uncertainty about the coming academic year.   In fact, the district will offer just two slots at one of its two elementary schools in order to allow the
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Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade Canceled
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Fourth of July Parade has been canceled for the first time since 1977, a victim of the novel coronavirus pandemic.   Parade officials say it is not possible to put on the parade within the social distancing guidelines of staying 6 feet apart.   The parade brings thousands of people to the
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Baker: Socialization Sacrificed for COVID-19 Safety
BRAINTREE, Mass. — Gov. Charlie Baker says he spends less time with the lieutenant governor these days yet they talk far more often.    It's an example of how the state will have to navigate this new normal — giving up the physical and social elements of teamwork but keeping remote
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Pittsfielders Asked to Light Up Neighborhoods During Senior Week
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Senior week is normally a time for graduates to spend their last days celebrating — awards nights, spirit days, proms, graduation rehearsals and, finally, the big day itself.    That's not happening for the class of 2020. A global pandemic has forced the seniors home and left the
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'Remote Learning' More of a Challenge in Remote Corners of Commonwealth
Colrain Central School parent Kim Stevens talks about her family's struggles to continue her daughters' education without adequate internet access.  BOSTON — When school buildings across the commonwealth were closed two months ago, students and families were told to continue education at
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Pittsfield CPA Committee Will Review All Projects
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Conservation Preservation Act Committee will take another look at all possible projects and determine if they will go forward with any of them during the novel coronavirus pandemic.   The CPA Committee agreed Tuesday that it would take another look at the 18 applications and may award funds to some
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National High School Federation Offers Guidance on Return of Sports
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Do not expect this spring to be the last high school sports season impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   That is the sobering takeaway from a 14-page report issued Tuesday by the National Federation of High School Associations in Indianopolis.   The national group's Sports Medicine
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