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Mount Greylock Tapping Reserves to Cover High Cost of COVID-19 Expenses
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Committee on Thursday learned the financial impact of COVID-19 on the two-town school district.   Business Manager Joe Bergeron laid out the known budget impacts and talked about some of the costs still to come, and the price tag is steep: $680,000 at the
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PARB Awaiting State Guidance To Inform Use Of Force Policy Changes
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Police Advisory and Review Board issued a statement reaffirming the current use of force policy while it awaits state guidance on the subject.   The board voted last week to issue a statement that essentially mirrored current policy that states maneuvers designed to reduce blood or airflow are not
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Pittsfield ZBA Takes No Action On Cell Tower Petition
The 115-foot tower is sited near a city water tank. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Zoning Board of Appeals took no action on a City Council petition to re-permit the 877 South St. cellular tower.   The ZBA voted Wednesday to adhere to City Solicitor Stephen Pagnotta's opinion that legally the board cannot
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@theMarket: Markets Feel the Heat
First, the good news: there is only one more week until the end of the month. The bad news, however, is that October may not treat investors any better than did September. As my swabbie friends would say, is it time to "batten down the hatches?"   Let me say I take no joy in being right. During the last few weeks of
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MassDOT High School Video Contest
BOSTON, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the seventh annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest.   The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the
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Heritage Breed Sheep Weekend Postponed
DEERFIELD, Mass. — Historic Deerfield postponed the Heritgae Breed Sheep Weekend to May of 2021.   Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and capacity restrictions from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for outdoor events, Historic Deerfield is postponing the upcoming "Sheep on the Street" Heritage Breed Sheep Weekend
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'Peggy Sue Got Married': Life, on Second Thought
I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to
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BWB Presents Workforce Awards
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Bekshire Workforce Boar honored four are leaders at their quarterly meeting.   The MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board (BWB) held its quarterly meeting on Sept. 10, 2020 via zoom and honred Mayor Linda Tyer, Melanie Herzig of the MassHire Berkshire Career Center, BWB Board member Brian Morrison and the
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RMV Extends Appointment Hours for Customers 75 Years or Older
BOSTON, Mass. — The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) will extendi designated Wednesday appointment hours for customers 75 years of age or older into October and to additional Service Center locations.    This new customer service option began in early September at the RMV Service Centers in Danvers,
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Former Leaders of Soldiers' Home Charged with Negligence
BOSTON — The superintendent and medical director of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home are facing charges of neglect and bodily harm related to five veterans under their care during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Indictments were returned by a grand jury on Thursday against former Superintendent Bennet Walsh and medical director
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