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Pittsfield To Add Handicapped Parking Downtown
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Despite a recommendation to deny the proposed handicapped parking spaces, the City Council has adopted a measure increasing the number of downtown spaces.   The additional spots have been a long time coming since Ward 4 Councilor Christopher Connell pressed the issue of the number of spaces on North
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North Adams Event Tries to Link Local Vendors with Anchor Institutions
Jeffrey Thomas of Lever organized the event at Mass MoCA's B10 Club.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Last Friday's foul weather was just fine with Jeffrey Thomas.   "I've never hoped so hard for rain," Thomas said as the crowd filtered in to a Buyer/Supplier Meetup event he planned at
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Great Barrington Rescuers Locate Missing 13-Year-Old Boy
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — A 13-year-old special needs child who went missing early Thursday afternoon during a hike was located shortly before 7 p.m. Police Chief William Walsh and Fire Chief Charles Burger said more than 75 rescuers took part in the search that successfully located the child. Rescuers responded at 12:15 p.m. to
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The Independent Investor: Cosmetics Survive, Prosper Despite Competition
As the clash between brick-and-mortar retail enterprises and the mighty Amazon escalates, the internet shopping colossus is laying waste to one store or mall after another. One of the few areas that has not only staved off the internet shopping giant, but has actually turned the internet and social media to its advantage, is the cosmetics
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'A Quiet Passion': Rhyme and Reason
Digging into my trove of words rarely used to describe most movies, but certainly apt in the case of director Terence Davies' biopic of the American poet Emily Dickinson, "A Quiet Passion," I have located and here employ the term, highbrowed. Truth be told, though I spent much of my formative years at institutions of higher
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State Drops Criminal Charges But Pipeline Protesters Demand Trial
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Sixteen of the 24 protesters arrested fighting a natural gas pipeline being built on state forest land in Sandisfield showed up in court Thursday morning ready to proudly say they are not criminals.   The state agreed their actions didn't warrant criminal charges and entered a motion to convert
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Lanesborough Moving Forward With Solar Proposal On Town Land
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Selectmen are telling the town's solar consultants to continue discussion with Ameresco to develop a solar array off North Main Street.   Beacon Integrated Solutions has reviewed the responses to the request for proposal to develop such an array on town-owned land and recommended that Ameresco is
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Mildred Elley Graduates 100th Class, 25th From Pittsfield Campus
William Brown sang 'I'm Moving On' to the audience at Barrington Stage. More photos from the graduation ceremony can be found here. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — When Logan Adams-Malone entered Mildred Elley, she made a pact with her daughter that the two would be the best they could be.   "I wanted
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PEDA Waiting On BIC, Walmart Plans to Progress
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — PEDA is in a waiting game for the two most highly publicized efforts to redevelop the William Stanley Business Park.   The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority officials say they've done their part in bringing in Waterstone Realty and the Berkshire Innovation Center, but both projects had faced
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Guest Column: Time for Pittsfield to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags
The city of Pittsfield banned Styrofoam on Oct. 13, 2015, the result of a multi-year effort that began with a petition I filed on Dec. 6, 2012. Pittsfield followed Great Barrington to become the second Berkshire community to ban Styrofoam, as Great Barrington passed a ban 20 years earlier. When my petition to ban Styrofoam first went before
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