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The majority of people who took a city survey on how to spend ARPA money coming want the city to use the money for economic assistance and are least interested in backfilling lost city revenue related to the pandemic.
Many items are coming home to roost on city meeting agendas this week. Two city boards will discuss Pittsfield's guidelines for keeping chickens; the opponents of a mountain bike skills course and pump track proposal at Springside Park will present their concerns; and the Pittsfield Municipal Airport Commission will present its annual report.
The Pittsfield Public School Committee will decide whether or not the accelerated courses in the district's middle schools will resume this year or remain "paused" after the curriculum subcommittee identified equity gaps in the program.
Post-Cold War uncertainty in the defense industry led to job losses in Berkshire County. But, since General Dynamics arrived in Pittsfield in 1997, changes in U.S. foreign policy have brought growth for Berkshire County’s largest for-profit employer.
PITTSFIELD — Residents have until 4 p.m. Wednesday to fill out the citywide survey that will let city officials know how Pittsfield should spe…
PITTSFIELD — Members of Pittsfield’s cultural institutions told city officials that, for the past two years, they have been focused on funneli…
“Being in business on North Street is kind of like being really popular in high school, but having really embarrassing parents,” says Jessica Rufo, owner of Dottie's Coffee Lounge at 444 North St. “We're all doing so well, but Mom and Dad are, like, passed out in the living room and, like, their car is always dented up.”
Upon the invitation from The Eagle, Mayor Linda Tyer walked Pittsfield's North Street to discuss the concerns of the business district, which include vandalism, parking tickets, and a lack of police presence.
Superintendent Joe Curtis told the School Committee on Wednesday night that he would be enacting a mask mandate, social distancing requirements and rules for school sporting events in order to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the district.
Pittsfield officials expect to receive an additional $4 million in federal pandemic money, bringing the total to over $40 million. Residents want the city use some of the money for affordable and accessible housing opportunities, mental health services and better supports for families with "at-risk" children or youths.
PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Joe Curtis and Police Chief Michael Wynn reached an agreement Monday over how school res…