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Farley-Bouvier Pushes Bill to Raise Tipped Workers Minimum Wage
BOSTON — State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier is calling for the elimination of a lower wage for tipped workers.   The Pittsfield Democrat joined other lawmakers and Restaurant Opportunities Center this past Wednesday at the State House to introduce a bill that will gradually raise the minimum wage for tipped workers until it
Mount Greylock Gets Access to School's Auditorium
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Five months after it moved into the renovated Mount Greylock Regional School, the district has full access to the building.   Mount Greylock Superintendent Kimberley Grady said Tuesday that the district has received a certificate of occupancy for the middle-high school, an approval that includes use of
Williamstown Con Comm OKs Marijuana Farm
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Conservation Commission on Thursday approved plans for an outdoor marijuana plantation near the Green River.   But one member of the panel abstained from the decision, citing a potential conflict between the production and sale of the drug and federal law.   Unlike the recreational
Berkshire House Delegation Gets Committee Assignments
BOSTON, Mass. — State Rep. Paul Mark will again chair the House Committee on Redistricting.   Mark was chair for the last two years and will continue to work as the U.S. Census begins. The population numbers gathered by the Census is followed by the state redrawing the lines for both the federal and state districts. Mark
McCann School Committee Endorses $9.6M Budget for Fiscal 2020
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The McCann School Committee on Thursday approved a straightforward budget that represents a 2.36 percent increase over this year.   The committee members had few questions about what Superintendent James Brosnan referred to as "vanilla" fiscal 2020 budget that will increase by
Williamstown Looking at Hike in Transfer Station Sticker Prices
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Downturns in the market for recyclable materials have forced the town to plan on a $30 increase in the annual charge for stickers to use the transfer station, Town Manager Jason Hoch told the Select Board last week.   Hoch gave the board a broad strokes preview of the budget he will present to the
Berkshire Bruins Take Three Banners at Kittredge Tourney
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Bruins Peewee Gold squad exploded for four goals in a four-minute stretch of the second period Monday to put away Bethlehem, N.Y., and cap a successful 48th Gib Kittredge Tournament for the hosts.   Berkshire won three banners in the tournament, whose Martin Luther King Day Sunday finals were
Mount Greylock Notifies Families of Missed Water Test
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A mistake by an environmental testing service at the Mount Greylock Regional School led the district to having to provide a notice to all of its families about the spring 2018 lapse in procedures.   At Thursday's School Committee meeting, Superintendent Kimberley Grady informed the committee of the
Hinds, Pignatelli Field Questions at Kimball Farms Forum
State Sen. Adam Hinds and state Rep. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli share their thoughts on the upcoming legislative session at the Tuesday morning forum. LENOX,  Mass. — Despite the challenges the Berkshires face, state Sen. Adam Hinds is "bullish" on the economy.   Hinds cited
Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball/Softball Opens Registration
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williamstown Cal Ripken Baseball and Softball is open to boys and girls ages 4 (before Sept. 1, 2019) through age 12 (as of April 30, 2019, for baseball or Dec. 31, 2019, for softball) who live in Northern Berkshire County and border towns in Vermont and New York.   The following divisions are
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