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After many conversations and lots of research, Interim Police Chief Mike Ziemba is knee-deep in the process of working with vendors to purchase and launch body-mounted cameras for town police officers.
Officials say that days after The Berkshire Eagle reported on chronic landline telephone failures in the town of Florida, Verizon said it will launch an upgrade for the community's antiquated system.
At a bare minimum, Florida residents — who are paying their Verizon bills just to be underserved and ignored — should be able to expect such basic amenities like landlines to be in working order. That's especially critical in emergencies when seconds count, but it's also important for daily life in a town with spotty cellular and broadband service as well as a high percentage of elderly residents.
The dangers of living in a town with unreliable phone service became clear this week when an older man suffered a medical emergency. His wife dialed 911 on a landline but could not get through to a dispatcher. Her cellphone didn’t have a signal, either, so she ran to a neighbor’s house hoping their phone was working.
It was not.
State Rep. Paul Mark received the Democratic Party nomination for state Senate on Tuesday. Fellow state Rep. John Barrett III of North Adams also cruised to an easy victory for his seat in the 1st Berkshire District.
Bundled up against the rain, voters came out Tuesday across Berkshire County to pick primary candidates, including contests that will decide who will serve for the next several years as district attorney and sheriff.
Berkshire voters will be making decisions on key races Tuesday. Who is on the ballot and where do you vote?
With a newly laid foundation behind them, officials gathered Tuesday at the future Greylock Glen Outdoor Recreation and Nature Center to celebrate a project more than 50 years in the making. “I am a proud town administrator here, of the proud town of Adams — and this is a great day for us,” said Adams Town Administrator Jay Green.
Hikers at Greylock Glen can stumble upon ghostly relics of past efforts to develop this sprawling natural enclave — signs of failed attempts to launch commercial enterprises since the 1960s. Today, construction is underway on a very different project.
After years of an unending parade of complaints about the condition of Howland Avenue/Route 8 in the north end of Adams, state officials are preparing to completely resurface the roadway this fall, with completion expected before winter hits.