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Adams Fire Chief To Step Down After Near 40 Years With Department
ADAMS, Mass. — After almost 40 years fighting fires, Paul Goyette plans to step down as the chief of the Adams Volunteer Fire Department.   "I will not miss the 2:30 in the morning calls in February when it is 10 degrees out, but I will miss the excitement and comradery," Goyette, who has chosen not run for
Williamstown Teacher Honored by State Down Syndrome Congress
Frani Miceli's class participates in World Down Syndrome Day in honor of their classmate Cole by wearing crazy socks to school. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A Williamstown Elementary School teacher has been named the Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress. Fifth-grade teacher Frani Miceli was
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: March 31-April 6
Superior Court Briefs: March 20 - March 28
Cases heard before Judge John Agostini on Monday, March 20.   Riley Nolan, 23, of Clarksburg pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, conspiracy to violate drug laws, possession of cocaine, and possession of diazepam.   He was ordered to serve concurrent one-year sentences at
Pittsfield Creates Separate Account For Parking Meter Revenue
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council adopted a provision to create a specific account for parking meter money.   The state law was part of the Modernization Act which allows the creation of such a special revenue fund. By adopting the statute, the city can funnel all of the money collected at the meters into one account and
Living together is not what it used to be
Times are changing. Over 12 million Americans now "live in sin," as my parents would say, and their numbers are increasing every year. As long as they remain together, everything is copacetic, but what happens when they break up?   Thanks to the economy, demographics, and life-style choices, young couples today are living
'Life': No Bowl of Cherries
I'm tempted to give away the ending of director Daniel Espinosa's "Life," an extremely tense but run-of-the-mill outer space adventure that was heading for an only so-so rating even before its curiously misanthropic finish. I'd be doing you a favor. Sure to be shocked, the viewer is left wondering why Espinosa,
Improvements To East, Woodlawn Intersection Added to Walmart Plan
The lights at the intersection of Woodlawn Avenue and East Street were turned on with the reopening of the Woodlawn Avenue bridge. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — It was only Tuesday evening when Director of Public Service David Turocy once again made a pitch to secure funding to fix up East Street from Lyman Street to Merrill
1Berkshire Sees More Employers At Career Fair With Move To BCC
A total of 80 employers had tables in the Paterson Field House. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — With a new location, 1Berkshire grew its annual career fair this year.   The fair was traditionally held at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, which limited the number of employers to around 50.   Berkshire
Pittsfield Police Testing Gunfire Detection System Wednesday Night
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Police Department will be testing out the new ShotSpotter technology Wednesday night.   The department sent out a notification and calls to residents to inform them about the live gunfire test. The city is contracting with ShotSpotter to install gunshot detection systems, which will send notifications
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