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Insurance Company 'Upset' With Condition of Lanesborough Police Station
Much of the work in the first phase has been completed, but not all of it. LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The town's insurance company has threatened to close down the police station, according to Town Manager Kelli Robbins.   Robbins told the Selectmen last week that an insurance representative toured multiple
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Rural Policy Advisory Commission Plans Dec. 6 Meeting in Pittsfield
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The commonwealth's rural towns have older populations, smaller tax bases and poorer infrastructure than the rest of Massachusetts.   They also have greater numbers than a lot of people realize.   According to one definition of "rural," i.e. communities with population density
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Good Science at Work Inside Butterfly Magical Wings
A male Argema mittrei, a Malagasy Moon moth, spreads its wings after just emerging from a silken cocoon. At right, two pupae in cocoons spun for climate control.  the   I walked down the road on Mount Greylock that leads to a parking lot for trekkers who want to traverse trails through the
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@theMarket: It Is a Black Friday on Wall Street
Black Friday sales are in full swing. Normally, today is all about the retail trade. Consumers spend the day waiting in line, picking up heavily discounted "door buster" deals, and generally starting their holiday gift shopping. This year, it appears traders are also holding their own Black Friday sales.   The day after
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Lanesborough Tax Rate Going Up By $1.23
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The tax rate is increasing by $1.23 per $1,000 of assessed property valued.   The town is continuing with a single tax rate and that is resulting in an increase to $22.63 per $1,000 of assessed value, up from $21.40 per thousand. For the average single-family home, the increase will be $350.99 per year.
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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Nov. 23-29
SAT Shop Small Business Saturday in Pittsfield!    Support your local small business owners on Saturday, November 24 and be part of a national effort to highlight these shops each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Look for special deals throughout Downtown Pittsfield and get a
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The Independent Investor: The Origin of Black Friday
As you finish your turkey and prepare to get an early start on Black Friday shopping, you might wonder how shopping became such an integral part of your Thanksgiving holiday. The term has followed a circuitous route through our financial history.   Although the term "Black Friday" is a new phenomenon, its origins date
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Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving
Plymouth's state of Massasoit, who was instrumental in Plymouth Colony's survival. Image via Massasoit Community College. Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 22. The day is a national holiday inspired by the first Thanksgiving dinner shared between the Pilgrims and Wampanoags in 1621 at Plymouth. The living
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Pittsfield's Places Annual Christmas Tree in Park Square
The tree is escorted to Park Square from Euclid Avenue. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city's Christmas tree arrived in Park Square on the eve of Thanksgiving.   Standing about 35-feet tall, the Colorado blue spruce was donated to the city by Timothy and Susan Rapkowicz of Euclid Avenue.   Susan
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Frigid, Blustery Weather on Tap for Thanksgiving 2018
People spending time outdoors during Thanksgiving Day into Black Friday may face some of the coldest conditions on record in the Northeast for late November: https://t.co/H4jbKuRbZd pic.twitter.com/yMeaioqjgV — AccuWeather (@breakingweather) November 20, 2018 Mother Nature is preparing a one-two punch for the Thanksgiving
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