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For Pittsfield’s refugee resettlement program, it’s steady as she goes but wary, however, of a potential rocky shoal in Washington, D.C. more
Back in the days of the Showplace, the Palace and the Capitol, a bustling downtown Pittsfield featured thriving movie theaters, and when a push came to revive downtown a decade ago it was clear that a downtown movie theater would have to be a … more
When cities boast, recycling rates are rarely mentioned. In Pittsfield, there's a reason: They're nothing to brag about. The city lags the state average on recycling, but that poor showing can improve if a proposal to revamp trash collection … more
For decades, Adams has tried without success to find a way to benefit from the natural beauty of Greylock Glen without destroying that beauty in the process. It may finally be on the verge of locating that middle ground.The town has received 13 … more
Massachusetts had the lowest gun death rate in the country in 2015 and for good reason. A new initiative announced Monday by state Attorney General Maura Healey should further reduce gun-related injuries and deaths.The attorney general is joining … more
The battle against the persistent opioid epidemic plaguing the state is being fought on a variety of fronts, including the curtailing of prescriptions for the pain-killing drugs that contribute to the epidemic. The latter is necessary, but people in … more
A key factor in keeping people and businesses in the Berkshires and attracting more of both is increasing the base of affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity and Construct Inc. provide examples of how this can be accomplished.Sheerece Adams, her … more
Recently-elected Governor's Councilor, Mary E. Hurley has pledged to address the need for greater representation of Western Massachusetts in the state's judicial system, by filling a spot on the Supreme Judicial Court with a justice from the region. … more
North Adams has a one in five chance of winning the Small Business Revolution's $500,000 prize, but the city's effort in pursuing the prize suggests that, win or lose, there is unity of purpose in making the city a better place.About 20 business … more
A sobering task force report reveals an early education system in Massachusetts that is "in crisis," according to House Speaker Robert DeLeo. A response from the speaker and the state's business community offers reason to believe that could … more
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