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Pittsfield Council Talks Snow Removal During First Snowfall
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
07:00AM / Sunday, November 20, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council took up various agenda items related to snow removal on Tuesday while flurries fell for the first time this season.

Councilors voted to update to the city's snow and ice removal process to increase compliance, designated a private way for plowing, and received a breakdown of fiscal 2022 and 2023 winter expenditures.

Changes to the city's handling of snow include increasing the number of inspectors from one to all inspectors in the Health Department and allowing only one warning per calendar year.

The Ordinances and Rules subcommittee approved the updated process earlier this month after it had been referred to City Solicitor Stephen

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The Mount Opens Nightwood Immersive Exhibit
By Sabrina Damms, iBerkshires Staff
12:01PM / Saturday, November 19, 2022

Now in its third year, Nightwood was created as a safe outdoor event during the pandemic.  LENOX, Mass. — By day, a historical museum paying tribute to American storyteller Edith Wharton; by night, a fanciful world bringing dreams and stories to life.    The Mount has decked out its grounds for the annual Nightwood installation with lights and music to provide an immersive experience to its visitors throughout November and December.   "It really is a sort of transformational experience. It happens over the holidays, but it has nothing to do with the holidays. It's really just the celebration of the universe," The Mount Executive Director Susan

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@theMarket: Markets on Hold
By Bill Schmick,
10:31AM / Saturday, November 19, 2022
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and then the Christmas holidays are upon us. Will Santa deliver coal, or will the stock market find gains in their stocking?   The bulls are expecting a pretty good market between now and year-end. Historically, the evidence is on their side, although there have been several years when the Grinch stole Christmas, stocks usually gain during the coming holiday season.   On the other hand, history has not been as reliable in predicting the market's direction of late. That is understandable, given the continuing presence of COVID mutations, a European War, soaring inflation, and rising interest rates. If the equity market wanted a wall of

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North Adams, Pittsfield Receive Recycling Grants
10:00AM / Saturday, November 19, 2022
BOSTON — To mark America Recycles Day, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $4.2 million in grant funding to 270 municipalities and regional solid waste districts across the Commonwealth including Pittsfield and North Adams.   "One of the most effective measures we can take to reduce the waste stream in communities across the Commonwealth is to support and encourage recycling, diversion, and reuse of waste materials," said outgoing Governor Charlie Baker. "With this funding, we are ensuring that local officials, residents and small business owners can adopt practices that protect our environment and preserve Massachusetts' natural

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Round 2: Parks Commission Supports Pickleball in Springside Park
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
06:02AM / Saturday, November 19, 2022

An illustration of where the courts would be located in relation to the softball field and nearby residences. 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Springside Park pickleball proposal has risen from the grave after the City Council scrapped its funding in 2019.

This time, the project is supported by $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act monies and is positioned farther away from residential homes on Bossidy Drive.

Earlier this year, a site selection committee quickly narrowed down nearly 50 possible locations to six and landed on Springside as the best option for an eight-court facility in the northeast corner of the park. The decision was also endorsed by Mayor Linda Tyer.

This is the

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The Retired Investor: U.S. Veterans Gaining Jobs
By Bill Schmick,
03:26PM / Friday, November 18, 2022
The unemployment rate for veterans in the U.S. is 2.5 percent. That is a level that is 1.2 percentage points lower than the national unemployment rate. Much of this declining jobless trend can be attributed to the success of hiring, training, and education programs of businesses and the government.   Today, veterans account for 7 percent of the civilian population, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so that's good news for the overall economy. Granted, the tight labor market and demand for workers after the COVID-19 pandemic, have helped everyone seeking a job find one.   In the case of veterans, they have had some extra help from the U.S. military, the Department of

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PHS and Taconic Evacuated Due to Floor Refinishing Fumes
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
02:35PM / Friday, November 18, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Students and staff got an early start to their weekend when both of the city's high schools were evacuated on Friday due to floor varnish fumes.

Contractors were supposed to refinish Pittsfield and Taconic high schools' gym floors while school was not in session but, instead, began during the school day.

"The Pittsfield High and Taconic High School gym floor was scheduled to be refinished while the school was NOT in session. Unfortunately, the contractors proceeded to start the project while school was still in session," the district posted on Facebook around 11 a.m.

"As a result, we will need to dismiss all students and staff as soon

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Pittsfield to Recognize Remembrance Day for Pedestrians & Bicyclists
12:43PM / Friday, November 18, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city of Pittsfield joins MassBike on Sunday, Nov. 20, in observing "World Day of Remembrance," which honors the victims and families of pedestrian and cyclist traffic crashes.    City Hall will be among several downtown buildings lit in yellow from Sunday through Saturday, Nov. 26.   "We recognize that these unfortunate incidents and near misses require proactive action from transportation stakeholders," said Public Services and Utilities Commissioner Ricardo Morales. "In the last five years, five people were killed on streets throughout Pittsfield in traffic crashes in which they were either walking or

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Pittsfield Committee Supports $50K for Saw Mill Acquisition
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:40AM / Friday, November 18, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city is seeking a $50,000 boost from Community Preservation Act funding to acquire over 50 acres of conservation land along the southwest branch of the Housatonic River.

The Community Preservation Committee on Wednesday supported an out-of-cycle application for the saw mill property acquisition, which would fill a gap needed for the $400,000 transaction.

By owning these properties, the city aims to remove the threat of haphazard and misguided development, develop a greenway of protected land, and allow the community to use it for recreational purposes.

"These parcels are undeveloped and primarily forested and they represent kind of a rare tract of land

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'Be a Santa to a Senior' Returns for Holiday Season
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
05:19PM / Thursday, November 17, 2022

'Be a Santa' trees are located in all three Stop & Shop stores in North Adams and Pittsfield, as well as Wild Oats in Williamstown and the Plant Connector in North Adams. 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The "Be a Santa to a Senior" program has returned to Berkshire County, giving residents a chance to provide a customized gift to an older adult who could use some holiday cheer.  

Last week, trees went up in five retail locations with ornaments that have a name and wish list on them.  To be a Santa, shoppers can return an unwrapped gift to the location with the ornament attached.  

Ornaments will be available until Dec. 5 so that the presents can be

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Ward 3's Kevin Sherman Not Seeking Re-Election in 2023
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
01:51PM / Thursday, November 17, 2022

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ward 3 Councilor Kevin Sherman has decided to step aside in next year’s municipal election and leave room for new leadership.

"I am not going to seek re-election," he announced on Thursday, a year out from the city's next election.

"I threw my hat in the ring when [former Ward 3 Councilor Nick Caccamo] got out last year and wanted to try to help the city as we pull out of the COVID era and thought my experience on the council would be helpful and have had a great time being the councilor for Ward 3."

Sherman said he had a lot of available time when he decided to run which has since evaporated, explaining that there is just not

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City of Pittsfield Seeks Proposals for Human Services
11:00AM / Thursday, November 17, 2022
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city of Pittsfield announced that applications are now available for funding to provide human services to benefit Pittsfield residents.    Funding is for the program year July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.   Annually, the city undertakes a process through its Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC), an 11-member volunteer committee, which reviews the proposals and submits its recommendations to the mayor. Applications can be obtained from the Department of Community Development via email request to njoyner@cityofpittsfield.org.    The application due date is Jan. 6, 2023.   Last year's recommendations resulted in 22 human service

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