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Pittsfield City Council Asks for Assistance With Cell Tower Concerns
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday passed three petitions asking multiple state and local entities to look into the possible effects of cell tower radiation. Ward 1 Councilor Kenneth Warren and Ward 4 Councilor James Conant requested that the state and federal delegation is notified of the council's position on the
New Designs for Lanesborough Police/Ambulance Building Reviewed
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The Police Station Committee reviewed a new design proposal for the combined police and ambulance facility, with hopes that residents can vote on the project at the special town meeting in January.    Architect Brian Humes of Jackumsci & Humes created the new design to support police and
City Council OKs Starbucks on South Street
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A proposal for a Starbucks on Route 7 was given the green light after reworking its curb cut to address traffic concerns. The City Council approved on Tuesday a special permit for the coffee shop and drive-through at 1030 South St. after being continued in October.   Councilors were concerned about the
The Retired Investor: Inflation Versus Wages
American workers are making more dollars per hour than they did before the pandemic. That's the good news. The bad news is that inflation is wiping away most of those gains and the rate of wage growth is slowing.   Most Americans look at their paychecks today and feel pretty good. However, they realize that after spending on
Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes with Ira Rosen
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:45 p.m., Jewish Literary Voices: A Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Series in Collaboration with The Jewish Book Council welcomes two-time Peabody Award-winning writer and producer Ira Rosen.   His book "Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes," is a 60 Minutes
MEMA Eyes Western Mass for Abandoned Migrants
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Some of the migrants abandoned on Martha's Vineyard in September could find homes in Western Massachusetts.    On Sept. 14, approximately 50 South American asylum-seekers were sent to the island of Martha's Vineyard from San Antonio, Texas, under the direction of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. No
Berkshire County Officials to Work Friday Game at Gillette Stadium
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A crew of eight Berkshire County high school football officials will take the field on Friday afternoon at Gillette Stadium to officiate the Division 7 State Championship Game.   Referee John Wellspeak will lead a crew that includes umpire Michael Lyon, line judge Marc Field, head linesman Mark Pompi, field
Pittsfield Man Arrested After Berkshire Bank Robbery
PITTSFIELD, Mass.— The Pittsfield Police released a statement late Wednesday night indicating that they arrested Louis Hoffman in connection to the Berkshire Bank attempted robbery.   Hoffman, 32 of Pittsfield, was taken into custody and charged with crimes related to the robbery. He is expected to be arraigned Thursday, Dec.
Vote on Taconic High's Vocational Status Set for January
The enrollment numbers at Taconic have been rising.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A possible vote to begin Taconic High's transition to an all-vocational institution is in the near future. On Monday, district administrators revealed that they plan to put this on the School Committee's agenda in January. If the panel
'Two Moms For a Cure' Raising Funds for Carter LaCasse
DALTON, Mass. — The holidays can be stressful to anyone but it is especially so for those fighting and supporting loved ones afflicted with childhood cancer.   Local moms Christen Simmons and Stephanie Maschino are at it again in working to raise funds for a family fighting childhood cancer.    The
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