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Our Opinion: As Pittsfield weighs magnesium chloride road treatment upgrades, swelling free cash could offer solution
Putting some free cash toward systemically upgrading the city's winter road maintenance game could curb costs, prevent road crew headaches and save motorists' lives for years to come — all without having to go back to taxpayers for the necessary capital expense.
A Pittsfield company wants to put Berkshire County on the map in an emerging field. It's asking the city for help covering the cost
In coming years, EMA plans to expand its lab in the Berkshire Innovation Center from replicating and studying the radiation conditions in space to the emerging field of metalenses. Mayor Linda Tyer wants the city to help cover the cost with $250,000 in economic development funds, provided it meets job-creation goals.
Why were Pittsfield's roads so bad after the holiday winter storm? City councilors will have to wait for answers
Pittsfield city leaders promised residents they'd get answers on what happened that made roads such a mess during a holiday storm. A series of petitions from the City Council attempts to make good on that promise, but answers aren't coming this week.
Pittsfield high schools' gym floors sparked headaches, but it didn't cause school official's resignation
The athletic director for the city’s two high schools has resigned in the aftermath of what Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Joseph Curtis called a “miscommunication” about the resurfacing of the schools’ gym floors last month.
Our Opinion: Pittsfield City Council is right — we need more robust regulatory guidance on cell tower safety disputes
In Pittsfield and Lenox, heated disputes over where and how to site cell towers signal a need for authoritative answers that our communities, …
Though the election that will pick a Pittsfield mayor is 11 months away, campaigns kicked off unofficially Thursday with former City Council Vice President John Krol and longtime City Council President Peter Marchetti announcing their intentions to seek the mayor's office.
Petitions OK'd by the City Council call for the FCC to update its 1996 radiofrequency emissions rules and reevaluate standards relating to cell towers.
Pittsfield residents will now get one warning to clear their snowy sidewalks before fines roll in. Here's a look at the rules
The Pittsfield City Council decided to limit property owners to one warning per season, as opposed to one warning per snowfall.
Pittsfield City Council sends proposed Starbucks project back to the drawing board to resolve traffic concerns
Local business owners and Pittsfield City Councilors said Tuesday night they're all for another coffee spot in town — just not at the cost of safety. The council asked for redesigned of a Starbucks project proposed for the Pittsfield-Lenox border that better fits with traffic on Route 7.
The Pittsfield City Council rejected a petition to freeze funding over the encampment issue in Springside Park
The Pittsfield City Council voted against a petition from Councilor Charles Kronick to withhold funding and grant approvals from the Pittsfield Parks Department until homeless encampments in Springside Park are removed.