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New England News
3:38 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Pittsfield Seeking Input And Activism From Youth

Credit City of Pittsfield

Pittsfield is looking to engage and use its teenagers to create a vibrant downtown and atmosphere for youth.

The city of Pittsfield is reforming its youth commission, inactive over the past five years. Pittsfield is seeking applications from teenagers 14 to 18 to serve on what could be a 21-person committee, according to Mayor Dan Bianchi.

“The youth commission is intended to bring the thoughts of young people to light and give them a voice in government,” said Bianchi.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Pittsfield Evaluating Downtown Police Foot Patrols

Credit Facebook: Pittsfield Police Department

The city of Pittsfield is looking into collaborative options for police foot patrols in its downtown.

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New England News
12:40 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Next Phase Of Downtown Pittsfield Reconstruction Unveiled

Design plans for Phase 3 of Pittsfield's Streetscape Master Plan which covers an area of North St. from Madison Ave. to Wahconah St.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Designers have released plans for the next phase of Pittsfield’s downtown reconstruction.

Jon Dietrich of the firm Fuss & O’Neill is heading up Phase 3 of Pittsfield’s Streetscape Master Plan, which began in 2005. 

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Arts & Culture
11:40 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company's 10×10 New Play Festival

Barrington Stage Company's 10×10 New Play Festival is part of the 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival, returning to downtown Pittsfield for the third year from February 13-23, 2014. From theatre to art shows to live music, 10×10 warms up the Berkshires winter with hot new performances, art and more.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Downtown Boutique Hotel Proposed For Pittsfield

The proposed Hotel on North is expected to open in spring 2015.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Plans for a boutique hotel in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts are being well received by the community.

A project that has been envisioned for the past seven years is quickly garnering support. More than 60 people showed up for the hotel’s announcement on the same day the city’s community development board granted special permits giving the go-ahead for the project. Laurie Tierney is the manager of the real estate company MM&D. She and her husband own the selected buildings on North Street in the heart of the city’s downtown.

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New England News
12:52 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Pittsfield Evaluating Downtown Parking

Credit myparkingsign.com

The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is taking a look at how it can improve parking downtown.

The city is undertaking what it is calling a “sustainable parking management study” to make parking an asset, not a barrier, for the downtown. The city’s Community Development Coordinator Doug Clark says the study will look at the parking supply and demand as well as how the city manages its parking.

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New England News
6:23 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Pittsfield Opening Downtown to More Business Options

Pittsfield City Planner CJ Hoss explains the ordinance to the Downtown Arts Overlay District before the city council unanimously approved it.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is looking to expand its business options for its downtown area.

The city council recently approved an ordinance to the city’s Downtown Arts Overlay District that allows for more mixed use. The zoning ordinance now allows for the manufacturing and distribution of food and beverages including baking and brewing along with cheese and wine making. City Planner CJ Hoss says this opens the door for micro food and beverage businesses popping up in other downtown areas.

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New England News
12:17 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

MA Gov. Patrick Announces Funding for Pittsfield's Infrastructure

Pittsfield's Park, Open Space and Natural Resource Program Manager, Jim McGrath, on right, explains development plans for the First Street Common to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, at center, along with other state and local leaders.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

During a visit to the Berkshires Tuesday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced nearly $4 million in infrastructure funding for Pittsfield.

Governor Patrick announced the state will give $1.7 million to aid in the $2 million completion of Pittsfield’s First Street Common. Patrick was the keynote speaker at a luncheon of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.

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New England News
5:22 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

MA Representatives Tour Pittsfield Discussing Development

State Senator Benjamin Downing talks to the rest of the Massachusetts Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus about the William Stanley Business Park in Pittsfield.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts state representatives toured Pittsfield meeting with city officials to discuss area development and challenges.

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New England News
6:34 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

3rd Thursday Wraps Up for the Year in Pittsfield

Credit discoverpittsfield.com

Tonight’s 3rd Thursday is the last of the year in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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