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Josh Landes / WAMC

First responders in Pittsfield, Massachusetts have located and recovered the body of a man reported missing from New York state.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

The mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts gave a COVID-19 update at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

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Dalton Lampro / Nick Caccamo

Pittsfield, Massachusetts Ward 3 City Councilor Nick Caccamo, 35, has accepted a job as town administrator of Williamsburg, Massachusetts. The Hampshire County community about 30 miles east of Pittsfield sits on the Mill River and abuts Northampton. The four-term veteran of Pittsfield politics told WAMC in February he wouldn’t seek another term this fall. Caccamo, who starts the job on Monday, spoke with WAMC about the job.

An SUV is parked on the street in front of a brick building with "Pittsfield Police" on its doors
Josh Landes / WAMC

Pittsfield, Massachusetts police say they’re searching a city lake for a missing New York State resident. 

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City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Pittsfield, Massachusetts City Councilor Helen Moon says she won’t seek a third two-year term in this fall’s municipal election.

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Yuki Cohen

The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts has suspended the liquor and entertainment licenses of a downtown bar and eatery owned by a city councilor.

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Josh Landes

The Pittsfield, Massachusetts City Council got a COVID-19 update and voted to end a controversial mosquito spraying program at Tuesday night’s virtual meeting.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker toured a vaccination clinic in Pittsfield Thursday before giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 situation.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

More Pittsfield, Massachusetts city councilors have expressed dismay with the school committee’s selection of a new permanent superintendent. 

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Josh Landes / WAMC

City councilor Patrick Kavey says the school committee in Pittsfield, Massachusetts wronged the community by backing interim superintendent Joe Curtis for the permanent position.

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PCTV

The Pittsfield, Massachusetts school committee chose a new permanent superintendent Wednesday, prompting one member of the body – Berkshire County’s NAACP chapter president – to resign in protest.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

The Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council embraced a new downtown zoning policy after a debate about affordable housing at its virtual meeting Tuesday night.

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Kevin Sherman

A former Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council president is making a comeback bid after an eight-year absence.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

Public health professionals continue to track a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

Congressman Richard Neal came to Pittsfield, Massachusetts Friday to announce that over $41 million of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act will go to Berkshire County.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is discussing how to respond to months of complaints from residents claiming health concerns tied to a cell tower.

A graph showing daily COVID-19 case rates in Pittsfield, with an upward trend in recent days as of March 24th, 2021
City Of Pittsfield

The mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts says the city is experiencing a COVID-19 surge in the weeks after a new reopening phase in the state.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

Emails obtained by WAMC News through a Freedom Of Information Act Request show tensions between Pittsfield, Massachusetts political leaders as they sought to address the needs of the city’s unhoused population in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

At its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Police Advisory and Review Board reviewed police conduct complaints.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

The city of Pittsfield’s state COVID-19 transmission categorization is improving as infection numbers continue to drop.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

The Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council is creating a new grants administrator role for the city’s police department.

Images from BSC's 10x10 2020 Festival
David Dashiell / Barrington Stage Company

Barrington Stage Company’s 2021 10x10 New Play Festival is – you guessed it – going virtual this year! The event is also celebrating its 10th year of presenting short plays during these short days of winter.

Streaming March 11–14 and 18–21, half of the original plays are directed by Matthew Penn, and the other half by BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd – who joined us.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

Pittsfield, Massachusetts is receiving almost $900,000 in funding from the state’s MassDevelopment Site Readiness Grant Program to redevelop a vacant industrial site.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

Massachusetts and the city of Pittsfield are set to announce Tuesday a step forward in redeveloping a former industrial site through the MassDevelopment Site Readiness Program.

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Earl Persip III Councilor At-Large / https://www.facebook.com/persip4pittsfield

At-large Pittsfield, Massachusetts city councilor Earl Persip says he’ll seek a third two-year term. 

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By Skalle-Per Hedenhös - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82766847

The largest community in Berkshire County has outlawed all future outdoor cannabis cultivation following a city council vote this week.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

The Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council has approved the use of almost a million dollars from the municipal General Electric settlement fund for an infrastructure project.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts will be reopening some of its municipal buildings to the public on a limited basis starting Tuesday. 

An SUV is parked on the street in front of a brick building with "Pittsfield Police" on its doors
Josh Landes / WAMC

The Pittsfield, Massachusetts Police Advisory and Review Board unanimously approved a new policy that aims to protect the rights of transgender people in interactions with law enforcement.

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Josh Landes / WAMC

The Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council has postponed a proposed overhaul of its trash system until at least 2022.

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