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Pittsfield Finance Committee Recommends Water System Upgrades
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
04:30AM / Monday, September 07, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Finance Committee is recommending the city borrow almost $4 million to make needed upgrades to the water system.   The committee last week endorsed the request from Mayor Linda Tyer to borrow $2.75 million to fund the new western pressure zone water storage tank.   Public Services Commissioner Ricardo Morales said the current Lebanon Avenue water storage tank is in need of maintenance but cannot be shut off to facilitate repairs.   "This tank was found about a decade ago to be deficient in a few areas, and it needs to be addressed," Morales said. "However, the Lebanon tank cannot be put offline because that would mean having a

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Pittsfield COVID-19 Cases Reaching Early August Levels
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
08:31PM / Saturday, September 05, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mayor Linda Tyer is urging residents to be cautious this Labor Day weekend as COVID-19 cases in the city rise to levels seen in early August.   During her Friday address on Pittsfield Community Television, she said there have been 12 new COVID-19 cases in the past two weeks in the city.   "We are a lower risk community ... however this slight uptick in the positivity rate should be a warning to all of us," Tyer said. "We continue to battle a dangerous and highly contagious public health epidemic."   The mayor was referring to the state's COVID-19 community-level data map. Pittsfield has hit 2 for normalized cases per

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Pittsfield To Set Mandatory Water Use Restrictions
Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Correspondent
06:46PM / Friday, September 04, 2020
HINSDALE, Mass. — With reservoir levels for the city's water supply continuing to decline, Pittsfield city officials prepare to move into stage 2 of the water conservation plan.   Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer and Public Utilities Commissioner Ricardo Morales met at the Cleveland Brook Reservoir on Friday morning to announce a city-wide public outreach campaign to facilitate the movement into Stage 2 of Pittsfield's drought management plan.   "I know the people of Pittsfield have been through a lot in the past six months, and these are difficult times. So much of what we enjoy about our lives has been interrupted," Tyer said in a statement released Friday.

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Bousquet Announces General Manager And Partnership With Olympic Skier
12:33PM / Friday, September 04, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass.— Bousquet Mountain announced the hiring of new General Manager Kevin McMillian and a partnership with Olympic Skier and Pittsfield native Krista Schmidinger.   General manager Kevin McMillian, currently general manager at Zoar Outdoor, will oversee the day to day operation of the mountain. He will be responsible for building out the Bousquet management team and staff and implementing an effective operating model to run the business.     McMillian has been with Zoar since 1992. He brings knowledge of the outdoors and background as an experiential educator with regional schools. He was the 1996 recipient of the Massachusetts Office of Travel &

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MassDOT Labor Day Travel Advisory
10:27AM / Friday, September 04, 2020
BOSTON, Mass. — The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising Labor Day travelers to make informed decisions and plan ahead this coming holiday weekend.   In addition to high traffic volumes on some routes, the pandemic means large gatherings should be avoided. There will be limited public amenities at some destinations, there will be a need to pack essential items including face coverings, and, if visiting specific states, travelers will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Massachusetts.   "Safety is always MassDOT's first priority and this Labor Day Weekend is no exception," Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver said.

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Pittsfield Homelessness Prevention Commission Meets
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
02:30AM / Friday, September 04, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Homelessness Prevention Commission met for the first time in months on Wednesday and endorsed a Fenn Street shelter approved later that day by the Community Development Board.   "We need a quick fix here," Chairman Ed Carmel said. "We know about winter, and it is not a good thing around here. Whether it is a light one or a heavy one, it is always freezing cold at some time."   Homelessness has come to the forefront in Pittsfield after the temporary homeless shelter at St. Joseph's School closed and its occupants set up camp in Springside Park and the weeks of discussion over the new shelter at First United Methodist

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Adams Aces Take BABL 35-Year-Old Title
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports
08:23PM / Thursday, September 03, 2020
DALTON, Mass. -- Gary Munson went 2-for-3 with a triple, and the Adams Aces exploded for nine runs in the third inning en route to a 12-2, five-inning win over the Berkshire Thunder to capture the Berkshire Adult Baseball League 35-and-over division championship on Thursday night.   The win capped a come-from-behind best-of-three title series win and gave the Aces their fourth crown in six seasons.   Cory Hillard got the win on the mound, overcoming a rough start to scatter four hits and allow no runs over the last four innings -- leaving the bases loaded in the fourth and fifth.   The Aces were behind, 2-0, before they came up to bat, but they took the lead in their second

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The Berkshire Museum Helps Families Prepare for a Different Kind of Kindergarten
04:16PM / Thursday, September 03, 2020
  PITTSFIELD, Mass. The Berkshire Museum launched a new series this week dedicated to preparing young children and their caregivers for the first days of kindergarten.    The new digital content, located here, includes an updated digital edition of the museum's award-winning publication "In Kindergarten" in addition to fun, age-appropriate videos that teach essential kindergarten skills and explore pandemic precautions for early learners.    "Since 2014, the Berkshire Museum has played a role in every Berkshire County child's transition to formal education with 'In Kindergarten' and our popular Kindergarten Day events," Jeff

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Baker: No End to Labor of Stopping Virus, No Quick Route to a Vaccine
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
02:59PM / Thursday, September 03, 2020
BOSTON, Mass. — The Labor Day weekend message from Gov. Charlie Baker was clear on Thursday: The work of containing COVID-19 continues.   Baker used his now semi-daily encounters with the capital press corps to renew his call for vigilance around practices of hygiene, social distancing and face coverings that experts say will limit the spread of the novel coronavirus responsible for killing 8,800 Bay State residents and 185,000 Americans overall.   He also acknowledged that a life governed by those practices "stinks."   "We know that many of our residents are tired," said Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo, who joined Baker at the news conference.

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The Retired Investor: Mask Mania Helps Small Business
By Bill Schmick,
02:39PM / Thursday, September 03, 2020
There was a time, when obtaining a protective mask to combat the spread of the coronavirus was almost impossible. That time has passed. Today, as more than half the country requires citizens to wear them, masks have become essential and almost a fashion statement.   Back in March of this year, as COVID-19 raged across the country, first-responders were desperate for all kinds of protective gear. In the Berkshires, where I sit, a cottage industry developed. Volunteers on home sewing machines were producing masks and delivering them to the local hospitals. Various small businesses around the nation were also producing masks. Originally, their motives were purely altruistic, simply to

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'The Last Picture Show': End Credits in a Texas Town
By Michael S. Goldberger, iBerkshires Film Critic
02:20PM / Thursday, September 03, 2020

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 treasure over the years, most of which can probably be retrieved from one of the movie streaming services. It is my fondest hope that I've barely put a dent into this trove when they let the likes of me back into the

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Greylock Investment Group Promotes Astorino to Vice President
01:33PM / Thursday, September 03, 2020
PITTSFIELD, Mass. —  Brian Astorino, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and a longtime LPL Financial Advisor at Greylock Investment Group, has been promoted to vice president.    Astorino develops long-term financial strategies for credit union members and clients and is located at Greylock Federal Credit Union's Merrill Road office in Pittsfield.   "Brian is an asset to us and to the entire community," Greylock Investment Group Senior Vice President Michael Fazio said."His keen insight into financial planning is matched only by his compassion for the community and family. We are proud to have him as a leader on our

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