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North Adams – Massachusetts’ smallest city – has the highest rate of violent crime in state. That’s according to a recent report by the FBI analyzing cases of murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen sat down with Mayor Richard Alcombright to discuss city law enforcement.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection says North Adams failed to properly maintain the level of pH required in its water supply for three years. 

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Ambulance services in Williamstown and adjacent North Adams, Massachusetts plan to merge. 

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During her tour of northern Berkshire County Monday, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey visited a new construction firm in North Adams that has tapped into the “tiny house” market. 

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Area residents are getting together for a rally, walk and vigil to raise awareness of opioid addiction and recovery Saturday in North Adams, Massachusetts.

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The field of mayoral candidates in North Adams, Massachusetts has been pared from five to two. 

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Voters in North Adams, Massachusetts will narrow the field of mayoral candidates down to two today. 

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An undergraduate political science class at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is teaming up with the North Adams Chamber of Commerce to host a candidate forum at the Greylock Mill on Thursday night. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen sat down with Professor Samantha Pettey to talk about the class project.

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Renowned architect Frank Gehry has signed on to design the new Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum in North Adams, Massachusetts. 

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A pub in North Adams, Massachusetts is withholding the rent it owes to the city’s redevelopment authority, contending the city has let the building fall into disrepair. 

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The Massachusetts Cultural Council approved two different budgets at its August meeting Tuesday in North Adams: a flat-funded $15.7 million plan, and another including $2 million in cuts favored by Republican Governor Charlie Baker. The council is optimistic funds could be reallocated after the legislature’s summer recess.

TEDx Coming To North Adams

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North Adams, Massachusetts wants to host its own TEDx Talks. 

Election season is underway in Berkshire County – a look at the races in Pittsfield and North Adams.

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Seeing no end to the conflict, North Adams, Massachusetts plans to add to its Veterans Memorial Wall the names of anyone who has served in the military since 9/11.

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The 21st annual Downtown Celebration in North Adams, Massachusetts is under way at this hour. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with the city’s Director of Community Events Suzy Helme about what she calls age-friendly festivities.   

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It’s a five-way race for mayor of North Adams, Massachusetts. The preliminary election is in September.

North Adams, Massachusetts wants to borrow funds to review and upgrade the city’s water infrastructure.

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Candidates for mayor of North Adams, Massachusetts had until the close of business today to get their nomination signatures and papers to city hall to be certified. Mayor Richard Alcombright is not seeking a fifth term. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Peter Oleskiewicz, who submitted his papers today to run for mayor.

Four Berkshire communities will share $3.2 million in federal grants for home improvements. 

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Another North Adams City Councilor is stepping into the race for mayor – the first contest without an incumbent in the western Massachusetts city in three decades. Mayor Richard Alcombright is not seeking a fifth term. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Ronald Boucher about his decision to run.

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The race for mayor of North Adams, Massachusetts – the first without an incumbent in roughly three decades – has gained a familiar face. Mayor Richard Alcombright is not seeking a fifth term. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with North Adams City Councilor Bob Moulton Jr. – who ran for mayor in 2013 –about his decision to run again.

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The candidates for mayor in North Adams, Massachusetts have put their campaign strategies to work – and there’s one who claims she won’t spend a dime on a campaign headquarters, lawn signs or mail outs. 

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The North Adams City Council has approved more than a quarter million dollars in free cash transfers. 

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Some 8,000 people are expected to make the pilgrimage to the three-day Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams this weekend — the first of the summer. 

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North Adams, Massachusetts will once again seek a state grant to build a splash park. 

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Congressman Richard Neal visited Great Barrington, Williamstown and North Adams, Massachusetts Friday. The dean of the state delegation was in the Berkshires to make grant announcements.

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Berkshire County is mourning the death of Gailanne Cariddi, a state representative from North Adams who died over the weekend at age 63. 

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With Pittsfield City Councilors counting every penny, the biggest city in the Berkshires has approved a $156 million operating budget. 

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North Adams, Massachusetts would cut nine full-time teaching positions in the public schools under a $17.3 million budget for the next fiscal year. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Mayor Richard Alcombright about the city’s overall budget and why he believes the city needs are necessary.

A panel discussion about growing up in the Digital Age in North Adams, Massachusetts is scheduled for Monday. 

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