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The Spruces: Gone, but not forgotten

Former Spruces resident recalls 2011 flood that washed her from her home
05/04/2016 06:10 AM EDT
WILLIAMSTOWN — Carol Zingarelli clearly remembers that chaotic day in August 2011 when firefighters helped her and her three panicky pets out of her home, through the floodwaters wrought by Tropical Storm Irene, and on to safe shelter.

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North Adams restaurant closure reveals backlog in city inspections
05/03/2016 05:32 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — A Main Street pizza restaurant that was shut down last month due to 24 health code violations had not been inspected in more than a year, according to city records. Full Story

COMMUNITY
Great Barrington: Candidates to participate in forum

The Democratic Town Committee and The Newsletter are sponsoring a candidates forum from 6:30 to 9 p. Full Story
POLICE BLOTTER
Pittsfield Police log for Tuesday, May 3

Tuesday, May 3 1:12 a.m.: A report of a structure fire on Bartlett Avenue. Services rendered. Full Story
EDUCATION
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'BCC Hacks': Students, engineers set to hack new ground

Programmers, coders and more get together for 24-hour hackathon
PITTSFIELD — When a group of Berkshire Community College students invited campus peers to the college's first hackathon, "BCC Hacks," the resounding response seemed to be: "What's a hackathon? Full Story
 
MOST RECENT
Reports of attempted child abductions were false, Pittsfield police say

05/04/2016 04:58 PM EDT
PITTSFIELD >> It appears stories about a pair of attempted child abductions of city children in March were just that: stories. 
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Stockbridge Select Board adds three to Planning Board in wake of resignations
05/04/2016 04:08 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> Responding to an upheaval on the Planning Board yielding resignations of three out of seven members during the past two weeks, the Select Board announced three new appointments on Wednesday. Full Story

No contested races in Windsor's annual town election
05/04/2016 12:52 PM EDT - WINDSOR >> There are no contested races in Monday's annual town election. Full Story

Alford voters to weigh slight spending hike, new fire truck
05/04/2016 12:30 PM EDT - ALFORD — Voters will be asked to consider 10 articles, including the purchase of a new fire truck, along with Alford's $1.3 million fiscal 2017 spending plan at the annual town meeting on Tuesday. Full Story

Porch fire at Pittsfield duplex believed to be intentionally set
05/04/2016 10:05 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — City police and firefighters are investigating an early morning fire on Bartlett Avenue, which appears to have been deliberately set. Full Story

Pittsfield man pleads guilty to being armed career felon
05/04/2016 06:51 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — A city man who previously served time for dealing drugs has been sentenced to up to five years in prison for having about 150 rounds of ammunition for which he was not licensed. Full Story

After Spruces flood, Higher Ground charity rose to help the victims
05/04/2016 06:08 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN — When the floodwaters receded from the Spruces mobile home park in August 2011, more than half of the 225 units were left uninhabitable.

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Janet Jackson is pregnant with first child

Janey Jackson, who postponed her tour last month to announce she was planning her family, will have a baby in just a few months, according to report.