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Pittsfield City Councilor Brings 16 Petitions to Meeting
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Newly elected Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio started his term with a slate of 16 petitions ranging from simple municipal updates to new initiatives.   "They are just things that came up over the campaign trail," Maffuccio said before the City Council meeting Tuesday. "People talked to me
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Golden Gib Kittredge for Berkshire Bruins Program
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- You’re never too young to be a little nostalgic.   After helping the Berkshire Bruins Bantam team earn a 4-0 win in the championship game of the 49th annual Gib Kittredge Tournament on Sunday, Jackson Molleur put the victory into perspective.   “It’s great,” he said.
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Veteran Spotlight: Marine Cpl. Keil Did Tour in Afghanistan
Keil served in the Marines from 2006 to 2010, including in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — This week's featured veteran is a benchmark to his peers and to the younger generation because of his examples of class, integrity and humility.   Mitchell Keil served his country from
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Pittsfield Public Works Subcommittee Recommend Recycling Contract
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Public Works Subcommittee will recommend a new recycling contract  to the full City Council.   City Engineer and interim Commissioner of Public Services and Utilities Ricardo Morales presented to the subcommittee on Thursday some changes in the new contract with the state Department of
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@theMarket: Fed Stimulus Continues to Pump the Markets
When asked, the members of the Federal Reserve Board continue to argue that the almost $500 million they have pumped into the overnight repurchase market since September is not quantitative easing. The stock market disagrees.   "Not QE" is the term most often used by the Street in describing this fairly hefty expansion of
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10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Returns in February
Mayor Linda Tyer tells how she used to tend a community garden at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary. PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The expanded 9th annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to cure those winter blues this February with a new emphasis on outdoor recreation.   Mayor Linda Tyer announced this
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Mount Greylock Committee Meets Award Winners, Discusses Budget Priorities
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Elementary School sixth-graders chosen as examples of good citizenship last week told the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee about one way that example is being modeled to the whole school.   Four 2020 winners of the Renzi Awards were recognized at the committee's monthly
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Pittsfield Receives Insurance Grant to Inspect Parks
City Council accepted a number of grants and referred several matters to the Finance Subcommittee.  PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city received a $10,000 grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association to inspect all playgrounds and provide inspection trainings.   The City Council accepted the
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BArT Tops Buxton at the Armory
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Brandon Bamba and Isaac Bamba scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, to lead the BArT Charter basketball team to a 63-23 win over Buxton on Thursday.   Owen Brady and Kayla Saunders scored seven points apiece, and William Peet recorded three blocks.   BArT hosts White Oak on Tuesday at the
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The Independent Investor: Can We Afford 4 More Years of Trade Wars?
The Phase One trade deal with China was signed with a great deal of pomp and circumstance this week. While happy that trade tensions on both sides have been reduced, the vast majority of Wall Street players saw the deal as a win for China.   After almost three years of threats, bluster and on-again-off-again tariffs, we are right
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