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Events and News


Upcoming Events

November 11-
Pittsfield Veterans’ Day Parade

November 12
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Town Hall Forum in Greenfield

November 13-
Formal Session

November 14-
Formal Session

November 15-
Formal Session

News and Press Releases

Winter 2017

2.4.17 Eagle Eye Team Report: Broadband expansion languishes in Berkshires

1.26.17 Local lawmakers defend raises

1.26.17 The cold, hard facts on scrap metal theft

1.25.17 Hinds, Mark Re-File Bill Aimed To Help Volunteer Ambulance Services

1.20.17 ‘I didn’t hear a word about unity’: Nearly 100 gather for Trump protest

1.19.17 Towns seek ‘Plan B’ for Charlemont ambulance

1.11.17 North County officials consider changing regional agreement

1.10.17 Editorial: Recreation tax would benefit us all

1.9.17 Fourth Time A Charm? Proposal To Help Small Towns Run Ambulance Services To Be Refiled

1.9.17 Mayor outlines state of city

1.4.17 Recreation tax dies in Senate

1.4.17 Charlemont ambulance bill fails in Senate

Spring 2016

4.10.16 Bernie Sanders dominates western Massachusetts presidential campaign fundraising

3.14.16 Pittsfield Welcomes Sister City From Ireland

Winter 2016

2.23.16 Berkshire Politicians Among Those At Sanders Amherst Rally

2.13.16 Lawmakers Discuss Balancing Budget Priorities At Pittsfield Senior Center

1.27.16 Berkshire Lawmakers Await Details On Governor’s Priorities

1.16.16 Future of solar industry in Massachusetts in hands of Beacon Hill

1.15.16 Opioid Task Force members react to House bill

1.5.16 COG calls pipeline’s impacts on county ‘profound’ in internevor application

12.24.15 WMass ‘Buy Local’ groups recieve state grants

Autumn 2015

12.18.15 Governor visits future drug detox, rehab center

12.14.15 Beacon Hill Roll Call

12.7.15 These 10 State Lawmakers Are Pushing For Debt-Free College

12.7.15 Lawmakers in Ten States Push for Debt-Free College

12.6.15 Letter: In attendance

11.26.15 Colrain board has questions on broadband network plans

11.16.15 State reps. tour CDC, Clarkdale Farms, UMass

11.13.15 Health Officials Encourage Uninsured to Get Enrolled

11.13.15 Berkshires push on to get remaining uninsured health care

11.12.15 Pittsfield: State representatives host community conversation with seniors

11.11.15 Pittsfield City Council Endorses Natural Gas Infrastructure Bills

11.10.15 Standing up for the land: Locals testify at hearing on allowing energy projects on protect land

11.9.15 Green group, All Souls to talk climate change

10.30.15 New Greenfield high school dedicated

10.30.15 Shelburne Falls business group welcomes new head, sets 2016 goals

10.27.15 GHS ribbon-cutting event on Friday

10.23.15 Speaker Robert DeLeo: Energy will be focus of state House this year

10.20.15 Kulik pushes for inclusion; Files bill for automatic participation in gas, electric co. cases

10.5.15 Addiction recovery advocates rally for systemic changes

9.28.15 Top housing brass courted for addiction help

Summer 2015

9.17.15 Heath to fight for restoration of $2M grant

9.16.15 State legislators seek fire code exemption for small vendors at local fairs

9.11.15 County Big Brothers Big Sisters gets $23,431 to promote mentoring matches

9.10.15 Oxbow Road bridge replacement planned

9.02.15 Beacon Hill Roll Call

9.01.15 AG’s office may challenge pipeline gas contracts

9.01.15 Tennessee Gas Pipeline: Mass DPU approves Berkshire Gas, National Grid contracts

8.31.15 DPU OKs pipeline-gas co. contracts

8.25.15 Cheshire Barracks Commander Honored at Retirement

8.19.15 Relishing their growth: 3-year grant planted seeds for success for local food programs

8.19.15 Editorial: Heath deserves better from state

7.30.15 Mass. legislators’ statement to FERC July 29 scoping session

7.30.15 Pipeline official grapples with criticism of project

7.28.15 Legislators want to give locals in the path more time to ‘digest’ revised Kinder Morgan plan

7.26.15 Local Lawmakers Push To Override Baker’s Budget Vetoes

7.23.15 Senate Adopts Downing Amendment on Net-Metering

7.23.15 ‘Take the risk’

7.21.15 Nestel/My Turn: Sen. Rosenberg, add your voice

7.17.15 Dalton Town Clerk Barbara L. Suriner honored for 28 years of service

7.15.15 Big bash for local business: SummerFest in Greenfield this weekend

7.08.15 Update: Mass. lawmakers send $38.1 billion budget deal to Gov. Baker

6.30.15 Savoring the Seasons: Variations on a Theme

6.30.15 Berkshire Carousel Breaks Ground On Permanent Home

6.29.15 Designer of Vt. Yankee nuke waste containers touts their toughness

6.26.15 Area legislators give look at evolving budget

6.24.15 At DPU hearing, effects of gas pipeline plan already painfully clear

6.24.15 Berkshire school officials, legislators brainstorm on education challenges

6.22.15 State nixes anti-pipeline formal intervenor bids

6.22.15 Berkshire School Committees Considering District Consolidations

6.21.15 Plenty of history on display for Charlemont’s 250th

Spring 2015

6.17.15 Adjunct profs press for more full-time jobs

6.17.15 Land trust group aims to halt state proceedings

6.17.15 Kinder Morgan, Berkshire Gas, DPU under fire at public hearing

6.16.15 Charlemont to celebrate 250th all weekend

6.12.15 DPU meets raucous Greenfield crowd at hearing on  Gas pipeline deal

6.11.15 Massachusetts teachers unions call for ‘Less Testing. More Learning’

6.06.15 Kinder Morgan gas pipeline opponents seize on tweaks to project’s scale

6.05.15 AG Healey Plots Opioid Abuse Strategies With Local Officials

6.05.15 AG Healey meets with officials, medical personnel on opioid addiction crisis

6.01.15 Kulik’s pipeline petition to be intervenor on Berkshire Gas contract rejected

6.01.15 Working on the budget to maintain services for seniors

5.29.15 Warren: Grit, Determination Will Get BCC Graduates to Next Goal

5.23.15 Kulik, Mark eye Berkshire Gas’ involvement

5.19.15 Savoy lines up $7.3 million to rebuild road destroyed by Irene

5.18.15 State lawmakers push Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

5.16.15 Letter: Lawmakers rallied for disability programs

5.12.15 ‘We are more than our challenges’

5.09.15 Proposed law would protect pregnant workers

5.05.15 They serve us well

5.02.15 Sen. Downing pushing energy bills

4.29.15 House attaches SNAP amendment to budget bill

4.21.15 Keep emergency plan in place

4.17.15 Earth Day forum on Tennessee Gas pipeline

4.15.15 Residents air concerns on Vt. Yankee planning

4.13.15 Vt.Yankee public forum set for Tuesday at 6:30

4.13.15 Berkshire Legislators Hear About Disability Issues

4.11.15 Leaders target domestic violence

4.06.15 State cuts threaten mental health program

3.31.15 Vt. Yankee advisory panel to hold forum on April 14

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