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Pittsfield City Council Supports Capitol Marquee Restoration
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council is supportive of efforts to restore the historic Capitol marquee outside of the Senior Center.    The 1928 marquee is structurally failing and Barry Architects has estimated it will take $142,030 to fully restore it. The city is considering allocating $50,000 from federal
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Easter Events Around Berkshire County
Hippity, hoppety, Easter is on the way - and so are plenty of holiday events around Berkshire County. Got more to add to this list? Just email us at info@iberkshires.com.   Saturday, April 8 * Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Walker Street, Lenox, 10 a.m-noon and 1-3 p.m.: The mansion will present its annual
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Holiday Hours: Patriots Day
Monday, April 17, is Patriots Day, a state holiday marking the anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord that began the American Revolution. The day has been celebrated on the third Monday in April since 1969. It was on the morning of April 20, 1775, that Paul Revere and other riders began the alert across and beyond Massachusetts
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Pittsfield Residents Oppose School Budget Cuts at Public Hearing
Ava Mungin got roaring applause for her comments in defense of the work the paraprofessionals do for the students. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ava Mungin is who children come to when they need help.   When they are hungry, they go to Mungin. When they are sick, they go to Mungin. When they want to get off drugs,
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Berkshire Athenaeum Honors Retired Director Ron Latham
The portrait was unveiled by Trustee Chairman John Murphy, Latham, and Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum President Amy Chin. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Libraries have changed a lot in 24 years.    They have gone from having large card catalogs to find the book with the information the patron needs, later
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Haas Foundation Grants 10K For Manufacturing Scholarships at Taconic
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Taconic High School manufacturing students will now have an easier time pursuing careers thanks to the Gene Haas Foundation.   The Haas Foundation is granting the program $10,000 to provide scholarships to graduates. The foundation was started with a $20 million donation by the owner of Haas Automation, a
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Pittsfield Councilor Suggests Shrinking Size Of City Council
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — In the 1960s and 1970s, the city had close to 60,000 residents. It's now closer to 40,000.   That's led Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell to toss out the idea of shrinking the size of the City Council. Connell filed a petition asking to start a process to reduce two of the four at-large seats on
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Don't Get Swayed by These Investment 'Myths'
Over time, you will run into various suggestions for investing successfully. Yet upon closer inspection, many of these ideas turn out to be "myths" – which could cause you trouble if you treat them as solid advice. Here are five of these myths, along with some reasons for ignoring them: * You can find the next
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Objection Halts Pittsfield Council Debate About Walmart
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Charter objection!   For just the third time since the new charter went into place, a debate was halted on the City Council floor because of the rarely invoked charter objection. The objection halts debate and pushes a vote off until another meeting. It was included in the new charter the city adopted in
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Eastern Mountain Sports at Berkshire Mall Slated For Closure
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Eastern Mountain Sports could be the next store to leave the Berkshire Mall.   Eastern Outfitters is looking at closing 21 of 35 Bob's Stores and 27 of 51 Eastern Mountain Sports locations, according to the company's bankruptcy proceedings. The 4,226 square-foot retail space in the Berkshire Mall
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