Tuesday July 31, 2012

Pittsfield:

Real estate taxes are due Wednesday

Pittsfield's 2013 first quarter Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills are due Wednesday, according to Marilyn W. Sheehan, city collector.

The bill with two coupons attached was mailed out on June 30.

Payments received after Wednesday are subject to a 14 percent interest penalty back to the due date.

Payments must be addressed to the City of Pittsfield, P.O. Box 981063, Boston, MA 02298-1063.

Payments may also be made at the Tax Collector's Office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homeowners and business owners are now able to pay online at www.cityofpittsfield.org.

North Adams:

Retirees to address
Medicare fraud

The Northern Berkshire Retirees Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Greylock Community Club. Anyone who wishes to join the Northern Berkshire Retirees Club is welcome to attend this meeting.

This month's guest speaker, Caroline Cole, will talk about Medicare fraud. Coffee and doughnuts will be available.

Information: (413) 743-9476 or (413) 663-9263.

Lanesborough:

Real estate bills
due Wednesday

The town's fiscal year 2013 first quarter Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills were mailed on June 29. These bills are due on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Taxpayers who did not receive a bill or have questions regarding their bill should contact the collector's office at (413) 442-0813.


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Williamstown:

W'town Commons
to host bloodmobile

Williamstown Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will host a bloodmobile from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Berkshire Health Systems bloodmobile will be parked on the grounds at Williamstown Commons. All blood collected will remain in Berkshire County.

Call (413) 458-2111 through Aug. 1 to make an appointment.

Williamstown:

Transcript columnist
to hold book-signing

Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson, authors and Pownal, Vt., residents, will sign their new book, "Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know," at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Water Street Books.

Johnson, a member of the Williams class of ‘74, is an advertising executive and the author of Short Answers, an advice column that appears weekly in the Transcript.

Conrad is best known for his work in mysteries and was one of the original writers for the television series "Monk," working on the show for all eight seasons, the final two as co-executive producer. His latest TV work was as writer/producer for "White Collar."

"Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know" is a collection of 115 humorous essays that reveal the truth behind some of the most baffling canine behavior, their hopes and dreams, their grudges and pleasures, and what they really think about humans.

For more information, visit www.thingsyourdog.com.