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Pittsfield Council to Tackle North Street Petitions on Tuesday
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — City councilors may put the North Street ballot question to rest this Tuesday. After weeks of confusion, the council at its last meeting voted against sending the question to City Clerk Michele Benjamin and Councilor at Large Pete White motioned to table with the intent to rescind in two weeks.   On
Former EOE Systems Supervisor Violates Conflict of Interest Law
BOSTON — Radhika Uppaluri, a former programmer and systems supervisor for the state Executive Office of Education (EOE), has paid a $70,000 civil penalty for violating the conflict of interest law by, as an EOE employee, hiring and supervising information technology (IT) consultants recruited by her family's
Big Y donates almost $44,000 to Local Breast Cancer Groups
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets donated proceeds from their October initiative “Partners of Hope” to 32 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.    This program reflects the partnership, commitment and
DA Shugrue Unveils Berkshire DA Website
PITTSFIELD, Mass. On Thursday, March 9 District Attorney Shugrue unveiled the Berkshire County District Attorney's Office website.    Many District Attorney's Offices throughout the state and country provide their constituents with informative webpages outside of state portals.    These webpages house
Pittsfield Fire Department Pins Captains, Lieutenants
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A tradition was revived from pre-pandemic times on Thursday as members of the Fire Department were recognized for moving up the ladder. Three captains and five lieutenants were pinned by friends and loved ones during a ceremony at Taconic High School. A new badge was placed on the men's class A
Governor Launches Emergency Management Training and Education Center
BOSTON — The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced the launch of the Northeast Emergency Management Training & Education Center (NEMTEC), designed to strengthen regional response to climate change and other emergencies.    Led by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), this comprehensive training
FEMA Awards Nearly $1.4 Million to Mass for COVID-19 Supplies
BOSTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending almost $1.4 million to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to reimburse it for the cost of purchasing emergency supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The $1,377,794 Public Assistance grant will reimburse the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the
Pittsfield Celebrates 25 Years of Twinning With Irish Sister City
The event included Irish music before heading for lunch at Patrick's Pub. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield has "twinned" with Ballina, Ireland, for 25 years now, a partnership that has been filled with learning, community, and the occasional exchange of whiskey. On Friday, officials from the two sister cities
@theMarket: Banks Hammer the Markets
Stocks fell this week as investors turned more bearish. You can blame Fed Chairman Jerome Powell for that as well as troubles in the banking sector.   "Higher for Longer" may be finally sinking in. Powell's two-day testimony in front of the House and the Senate this week was decidedly hawkish. In retrospect, there was
Firm Chosen for Pittsfield Schools Restructuring Study
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The second time is the charm. A bid has been accepted for the Pittsfield Public Schools restructuring study after the district re-issued a request for quotes. "As you know, we received no proposals the first time we broadcasted a request for quotes, an RFQ, for the Pittsfield Public Schools' master
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