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Pittsfield, Massachusetts is awaiting the results of a study organized by the National Resource Network nonprofit on city efficiency. 

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities is set to announce its decision on Eversource’s electricity rate hike by the end of today. 

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A writers’ fellowship is gearing up for its second year in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in hopes of drawing attention to the city’s rich literary history. 

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Property taxes are going up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The city council on Tuesday night approved the use of free cash to soften the blow.

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After essentially running the Pittsfield, Massachusetts police department for a decade, Michael Wynn has been officially appointed chief. 

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Days after a developer submitted a site plan, Walmart says it won’t relocate to the former General Electric site in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

A sign outside the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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A contentious proposal to build a Walmart Supercenter in Pittsfield, Massachusetts now has a site plan. 

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During a tour of Western Massachusetts last week, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito touted the work of the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. The group is receiving state funding for an affordable housing project.

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Berkshire County is known for cell phone dead zones. Verizon is seeking to make upgrades.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts wants to build a center for at-risk young women. It’s part of the city’s submission to the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2017 Mayor’s Challenge. 

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey will hold a town hall in Pittsfield on Sunday. 

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The Massachusetts state Senate is discussing whether to restore funding for the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative, which was cut by 30 percent in this year’s budget. What’s left is a $4.75 million gap in youth services statewide. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen sat down with Mayor Linda Tyer, who says it’s vital for young people in communities like Pittsfield who need all the help they can get.  

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A new co-working office space has opened in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. WAMC followed Mayor Linda Tyer on a recent tour.

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The zoning board of appeals in Pittsfield, Massachusetts has given a commercial solar array the green light. 

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The city council in Pittsfield, Massachusetts has approved $1 million to help close the funding gap for the nascent Berkshire Innovation Center. 

Hundreds of people turned out for the meeting Monday at the Berkshire Athenaeum.
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The U.S. State Department is ending a plan that could have resettled refugees in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

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The summer tourist season in Western Massachusetts is nearing an end. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen recently sat down with Mayor Linda Tyer, who says Pittsfield has shown growth, and predicts a busy shoulder season, too.

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Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to make sense of how to regulate recreational marijuana after voters legalized it via a statewide ballot question in November. Pittsfield rejected a proposal to put a possible ban on this year’s ballot. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen recently sat down with Mayor Linda Tyer, who weighs in on how to regulate retail pot.

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

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A ban on recreational marijuana will not be included on the November ballot in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

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A street fair in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on Saturday will highlight an ongoing state redevelopment project on Tyler Street. 

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Crime is down in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. That’s according to a city analysis released this month. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen sat down today with Mayor Linda Tyer, who says the report is encouraging, especially considering the opioid crisis.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts hosted a delegation from its Italian sister city on Friday in an effort to renew an international dialogue on tourism. 

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An art and architecture fellowship is underway in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to draw attention to the city’s rich literary history. 

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Pittsfield’s new metered parking program isn’t living up to expectations. 

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Massachusetts’ Western Region Municipal Assistance Coordinator’s office will be stationed in Pittsfield for the next three years.

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Massachusetts wants Conte Community School in Pittsfield to improve its accountability data.

An American Legion post in Pittsfield has been cited for illegal gambling. 

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Winter is a distant memory now that the summer tourist season is in full swing, but Pittsfield still has a $1.3 million snow and ice removal deficit to take care of. 

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National Endowment for the Arts Chairwoman Jane Chu toured the cultural district of downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts today to see and discuss how the city has grown its arts community. 

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