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New England News
10:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Pittsfield May Consider Ban on Foam Food Containers

The city council in Pittsfield may consider a proposal that would ban restaurants from selling food in plastic foam containers in the Berkshire City.

Pittsfield resident and attorney Rinaldo Del Gallo III first proposed the idea to members of city government in a column published in the Berkshire Eagle earlier this month.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Pittsfield Students Learn from African-American Role Models in their Community

Pittsfield High School
Credit City of Pittsfield

In recognition of African American History Month, students at one high school in the Berkshires participated in a day of presentations from local African American role models, who shared their own stories with students and reflected on their heritage.

Multicultural BRIDGE – a non-profit organization with a mission to promote diversity understanding and acceptance in area communities, held their first Living African-American History Month Project, through a partnership with Pittsfield High School.

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New England News
4:49 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Pittsfield May Seek Revenues from Tax-Exempt Companies

The City of Pittsfield is in the process of forming a committee to explore a Payments in Lieu of Taxes – or PILOT – program – aimed at local non-profits, in order to possibly generate additional revenues for city services.

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New England News
4:59 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Warren Tours Downtown Pittsfield

Mass. Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits with Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi, and lawmakers of the Berkshire Delegation
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Newly-elected Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren continued  her  first tour of Western Massachusetts after being sworn-in by hearing from constituents in the Berkshires. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports...

At Pittsfield City Hall, Warren met with lawmakers, and local  officials, where they discussed a variety of topics including the county’s infrastructure, public safety, education, and economic development.

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Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Thu January 3, 2013

David Wax Museum at The Colonial on 1/4

Tomorrow night at 8pm, David Wax Museum is playing at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. Their indie rock is a unique blend of Americana folk and Mexican son music. The New Yorker said of their sound that it “Kicks up a cloud of excitement with its high-energy border-crossing sensibility.”

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New England News
6:00 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

State Funding Helps Launch Second Phase of Pittsfield Common Project

The largest city in the Berkshires has received state funding to continue its restoration of a downtown greenspace. The grant is part of a multi-million effort to improve parks in cities across the Massachusetts. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

The First Street Common located in downtown Pittsfield has historically been a hub for the people of the city, but in recent years had become neglected and ill-maintained. Jim McGrath is Pittsfield’s park, open space and natural resources program manager…

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New England News
6:20 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Murray Hears Concerns from Pittsfield Veterans

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray made three stops in Pittsfield today, including one at a Veterans home where he heard suggestions and concerns from vets. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

After making stops at Pittsfield High School and General Dynamics, a defense manufacturer, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray toured facilities at Solider On – a non-profit organization that provides housing and services for homeless veterans.

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New England News
7:00 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Pittsfield Area Burger King Restaurants Sold in Foreclosure Auctions

Three former Burger King restaurants in the Pittsfield area that were abruptly shut down earlier this year  have been sold to new owners. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…

The Berkshire Eagle reports that the three Burger King restaurants previously owned by Richard C. George were sold at foreclosure auctions by TD Bank to two separate owners for a combined 2.8 million dollars. They include restaurants on Merrill Road and First Street in Pittsfield, and on Pittsfield Road in Lenox.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

MassDOT Hears Comments on Pittsfield Bridge Project

As the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is developing its plan to replace a bridge over a vital freight rail corridor in Pittsfield, members of the public are being asked for their opinions.  WAMC’s Berkshire bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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New England News
6:00 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Governor Welcomes Affordable Housing Development in Pittsfield

Gov. Deval Patrick talks to the crowd at the opening of the Rice Silk Mill in Pittsfield.

Today in Pittsfield the Governor of Massachusetts joined local and state officials to announce the opening of a brand new affordable housing building set to help revitalize a working class neighborhood. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

Governor Deval Patrick stood in the community room of the newly opened Rice Silk Mill, a 45-unit affordable housing building in Pittsfield’s Morningside neighborhood to pay tribute to the team work it took to make the project a reality.

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