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North Adams Committee Tweaking Solicitor Ordinance
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The General Government Committee is considering side-stepping a thorny problem about access to the city solicitor by rewriting an ordinance to more clearly spell out lines of communication.    Chairwoman Lisa Blackmer said the wording in the ordinance had raised questions as to whether any single
North Adams Movieplex to Serve Wine, Beer
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The License Commission has given the North Adams Movieplex permission to serve beer and wine in the theater.   The commission heard from theater manager Scott Ingalls and attorney F. Sydney Smithers on Tuesday to discuss the beer and wine application.   "The set up is
Early EEE Detection in State Points to Need for Vigilance this Summer
PLYMOUTH, Mass. — For nearly four months, Gov. Charlie Baker has addressed the media almost daily about a disease first discovered last year.   On Tuesday, he switched gears to remind residents of a more familiar deadly threat: eastern equine encephalitis.   "I know I speak for the lieutenant governor
Berkshire Theatre Group to Present 'Godspell' Outdoors
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Theatre Group will produce "Godspell" this summer – the first musical in the United States to be approved by Actors' Equity Association in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The show will be presented outdoors in an open-air tent adjacent to The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield,
Managing Withdrawals Carefully Can Protect Retirement Income
Throughout much of your working life, you contribute to your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts to help ensure a comfortable retirement. However, once you do retire, you will need to shift your focus somewhat from building these investments to using them – in other words, you will have to start withdrawing from your portfolio to
North Adams Committee Orders Dangerous Dogs Put Down
Monday's Public Safety Committee hearing was a hybrid with some members and witnesses in City Hall and others participating remotely. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Public Safety Committee on Monday voted to euthanize two dogs deemed to be dangers to the community. A third dog has been given a chance for rehoming, if
North Adams' Poirot Has Big Holiday Weekend in New Hampshire
WINCHESTER, N.H. -- North Adams’ Kevin Poirot celebrated July Fourth by winning his division in the Winchester Speedpark’s Championship Series on Saturday.   Poirot finished second in the day’s first race and first in the second race in the 30-plus B Division. He earned 47 season points in the process and ended
North Adams Eyeing Street Closures to Aid Local Businesses
One possible option for Eagle Street would close it to motor vehicle traffic. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city is looking for ways to expand opportunities for outdoor dining, starting on Monday with Center Street.    A section of Center Street near Marshall Street will be shut down on Monday along with
Retired North Adams Librarian Pens Book About Renovation
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The story of the modernization and expansion of the historic North Adams Public Library has been written by the library director who the led the project.    "Preserving a Legacy: Building for the Future" was recently self-published by Marcia Gross, who was head of the library for the
PCTV Documentary Finds Pittsfield Parade Dates Back to 1801
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield Community Television's recently released documentary "Fighting For Independence:  The History of the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade" has traced the first Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade back to at least 1801.   An article in the Pittsfield Sun from July 7, 1801, says that
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