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Pittsfield PI Day Storm Causes Closures, Downed Trees
We've restored power to 40K+ customers in Massachusetts since the storm’s arrival Mon night. Restoration work is continuing as conditions are deemed safe. Strong winds & challenging travel conditions may delay restoration efforts & the use of bucket trucks to complete repairs. — National
Pittsfield Con Com Greenlights Rail Trail Extension
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Conservation Commission has green-lit the latest Ashuwillticook Rail Trail extension. Last week, the panel issued 34 orders of conditions for the project, which includes a 10-foot paved multi-use path that runs from Crane Avenue to Merrill Road. The commission added a requirement for polychlorinated biphenyl
National Grid Responding to Impacts of Powerful Nor'easter
WALTHAM, Mass. — National Grid has over 3,000 field personnel responding to power outages caused by downed limbs, trees, and poles resulting from the heavy snow and strong wind gusts of the Nor'easter impacting Massachusetts today.     The storm, expected to persist until Wednesday morning, is bringing heavy,
Governor Announces MassDEP Commissioner
BOSTON — Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rebecca L. Tepper announced the appointment of Bonnie Heiple as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).    Heiple starts on March 20.   "Massachusetts residents should know that they have a leader at
Pittsfield Community Development Has Light Agenda for First 2023 Meeting
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — At its first meeting of the year, the Community Development Board last week determined that subdivision approval is not required for an East Street car dealership and welcomed the city's new planner. The Johnson family, which owns Johnson Ford at 694 East St. and 720 East St., want to divide the property to
Seasonal Safety Reminder: When You Change Your Clocks, Check Your Alarms
STOW — Massachusetts fire officials are reminding residents to check their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms when they change their clocks.   "Working smoke and CO alarms are crucial home safety tools," said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. "As we 'spring forward' this weekend, remember to
Pittsfield School Officials Adopt Safe Gun Storage Resolution
This article contains language about suicide and gun violence. PITTSFIELD, Mass.— The School Committee has unanimously voted to adopt a safe firearm storage resolution as an effort to shield its students and staff from gun violence. The resolution warrants communications to parents, guardians, and students on the importance
Pittsfield Man Found Guilty After Stabbing
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Friday, March 10 in Berkshire Superior Court Joshua Lofink was found guilty on all counts: 2 counts of Mayhem; 2 counts of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon causing Serious Bodily Injury with a knife; and 2 counts of Vandalism, slashing tires on a car.    Lofink, a resident of
Shelley's Kitchen Continues Community Atmosphere on Elm Street
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Shelley Strizzi found her way back to the space that started her restaurant career but this time around, she owns it.   Strizzi and her boyfriend, David Amuso, opened Shelley's Kitchen in the former Joanne's Elm Street Luncheonette.    Joanne's had been part of the
Governor Announces Creation of Director of Rural Affairs
DEERFIELD — Governor Maura T. Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kimberley Driscoll visited Franklin County today to announce the creation of a Director of Rural Affairs to ensure that Massachusetts' rural communities are better represented in state government.    Housed in the Executive Office of Economic Development,
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