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North Adams City Council Narrowly OKs Lower Tax Shift
City Clerk Joshua Vallieres swears in new officers to the police force.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday split on the city's tax classification to vote to 5-4 to set a commercial shift of 1.715.   The compromise recommended at last week's Finance Committee meeting wasn't
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Former North Adams Dry Cleaning Building Demolished
The 1865 structure and its 1960s brick addition were demolished last Thursday.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The former Sun Cleaners finally came down last week years after the city was first approached to take over the troubled structure.    The city took possession of the former dry cleaning shop in 2019
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Holiday Events and Tree Lightings 2022
This year's holiday gatherings and annual tree lightings are still feeling the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Some events have been canceled or are being held virtually. Here's what we have so far in events below. If we're missing any, let us know at Reminder that many of these events and
Harvest Festivals and Craft Fairs 2022
The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, the holidays are approaching artisans and craft enthusiasts know what that means. It's craft fair and bazaar season! This list will be updated as we get more information. Have an event to add? Email us at Note that some craft fairs may run two days; those extra days are in
Is a Donor-advised Fund Right for You?
You can find many ways to support charitable organizations. One method that's gained popularity over the past few years is called a donor-advised fund. Should you consider it?   The answer depends on your individual situation, because donor-advised funds are not appropriate for everyone. However, if you're in a position to
State Fire Marshal: Cooking Safety Tips for Thanksgiving
STOW, Mass. — State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey is urging residents to make fire safety a priority in the kitchen as we approach Thanksgiving Day, the number one day for home fires in Massachusetts.   "Each year, we see about twice as many fires on Thanksgiving as on the next-closest day," State Fire Marshal
Berkshire Food Project Thanksgiving Dinner Returns In-Person
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Berkshire Food Project held an in-person Thanksgiving dinner meal for the first time since 2019.    "It's great to have people back in here dining. This is what the program originally started as in 1987," Berkshire Food Project  Executive Director Mark Rondeau said Monday, Nov
Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving
Plymouth's statue of Massasoit, who was instrumental in Plymouth Colony's survival, looks out over the Plymouth Rock monument. Image via Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 24. The day is a national holiday inspired by the first Thanksgiving dinner shared between the Pilgrims and Wampanoags in
Oh Be Thankful Dessert Contest Returns
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Oh Be Thankful Pie Auction returns this year to the American Legion on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m.   The event, organized by Gabriel Abbott Memorial School, benefits the Al Nelson Friendship Food Pantry and the Berkshire Humane Society.    Desserts will be rated by community
Small Business Saturday Celebrated in Downtown Bennington
BENNINGTON, Vt. — Bennington business owners are preparing for Small Business Saturday, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.   This nationwide initiative, started by American Express in 2010, encourages consumers to shop locally and support small businesses, with the goal of bolstering local economies and keeping
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