Forecasters said nine inches of snow had fallen in Pittsfield since Sunday morning. At Clapp Park, children were enjoying the first snow day of the year.
Cities and towns have the right to impose up to a 2-percent local tax on marijuana sold in their communities. They also can limit the amount of stores that sell it, or — if voters agree in a local referendum — prohibit any marijuana shops at all.
The outgoing state senator will become a vice president with the Boston-based solar firm Nextamp.
The Great Barrington facility for boys and young men with emotional disabilities was shuttered last spring amid allegations of physical and emotional abuse of students.
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The CPA adds on a surcharge to property tax bills in order fund local projects. This makes cities and towns eligible for matching state funds.
Democrat Adam Hinds, running for office for the first time, beat Republican Christine Canning for the state Senate seat that includes parts of all four western counties. He’ll replace outgoing Senator Ben Downing.
Extreme drought conditions have lessened some in parts of Hampshire and Franklin counties. Still, most of western Massachusetts is still in the throes of a severe drought.
The question is on the ballot in the 3rd Hampshire State Representative district, which includes Amherst, Pelham and half of Granby.
The plan is modeled after similar trail networks in England and Spain.
The only contested Massachusetts House race in Berkshire County this fall is taking place in Pittsfield. Democratic state Rep Tricia Farley-Bouvier is facing a challenge from City Councilor Chris Connell, who’s running as an independent.
The original legislation authorizing funding for the expansion of broadband internet service to rural communities in western Massachusetts was signed eight years ago. And some involved with the movement never thought it would take as long as it has.
Democrat Adam Hinds of Pittsfield and Republican Christine Canning of Lanesborough are vying for the seat currently held by Ben Downing, who is stepping down after a decade.
The Springfield Diocese announced last week Berkshire County’s lone Catholic high school will be shutting its doors for good in June, because of low enrollment and financial problems.
A report released by the state auditor said the Massachusetts Parole Board has not been following its own rules for fee collection or re-evaluating former prisoners.