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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019

Cold enough, for you? It will be soon, if it's not already.

The polar vortex will be touching us with its icy tendrils by this afternoon, when the temps are expected to be about zero. Good times.

In other news, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal took the gavel as the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Our own Larry Parnass was there, live in D.C.

Police in different parts of the county debunked two false alarms Tuesday: One was a bomb threat, and the other a reported abduction attempt.

The state Department of Environmental Protection and Great Barrington are about to come to terms on the cleanup of a toxic site, at a former dry cleaning business.

Fans of Baba Louie's pizza will be heartened to hear that the beloved eatery will be moving to a better space.

And in Pittsfield, a commemorative beam was installed at the soon-to-be completed Berkshire Innovation Center.

For those who are interested, there are these other exceptional stories ...

PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS: The state wants some local feedback on the Route 43 paving plan in Williamstown.

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Dylan Bradley, 10, examines his fingerprints with a magnifier in a class taught by Jessica Williamson called Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics. The program is designed specifically for homeschool families.This four-week session dives into the world of scientific investigations and the merging of science and justice using on engineering, art, psychology, entomology, and more.

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