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North County Veterans Hold First Picnic Since Pandemic

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — With the summer ramping up and the pandemic ramping down, local veterans thought it was the right time to get together for a "revenge picnic." "We like to have these annual barbeques for the veterans and folks that we serve," North County Veterans Agent Stephen Roy said Friday at the Greylock Club's pavilion. "We missed it last year so this is a bit of a revenge picnic."
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Pittsfield Launches New Recycling Campaign

On Monday, the City of Pittsfield launched its new recycling campaign, Pittsfield Recycles – The Right Way, which is aimed at promoting good recycling habits and will run through early August. The campaign kicked off with a video featuring Commissioner Ricardo Morales, of the city’s Department of Public Services and Utilities.
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Fun For Your Kids in Pittsfield This Summer!

If your kids are looking for something fun to do this summer and you are struggling to put something new in front of them, you may be interested in a new program offered by the city of Pittsfield. There will be all kinds of activities and they will all be held in various local parks throughout the City of Pittsfield.
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Kids “Make Your Summer Of Fun” Activities Is Starting In Pittsfield

Summer Is Here and that means kids will start saying they are bored a week into summer vacation. One of the best ways to keep your kids out of trouble and keeping them occupied this summer is having them participate in structured activities. Remember when you were a kid, used to make those potholders on your own little weaving loom. Crafts are always fun!
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West Branch River Cleanup on the Housatonic River Saturday

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Saturday, June 26, from 9am – 12 pm, volunteers are invited to help cleanup the West Branch of the Housatonic River. "Repeated cleanups along the West Branch are making a huge difference. The piles of trash pulled out are getting smaller. We are seeing fewer heavier items in the river such as tires, appliances and shopping carts," Jane Winn, Executive Director of BEAT said. "One volunteer has seen otter playing in the river right behind her house. The West Branch provides valuable wildlife habitat."
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Hudson Valley Girl Scouts Making Sandwiches for Folks in Need

These type of things make the Hudson Valley better than anywhere in the world. When most young kids think about planning out their weekends, most think about seeing friends, going out, maybe playing video games, all fun, acceptable things for kids to do, but one group of girls have decided to pass on those activities, and focus on doing something to help those in need according to Spectrum News.
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Albany residents reflect on Juneteenth's meaning

Sounds of Juneteenth jubilees could be found in nearly every part of the Capital Region Saturday. “We out here united and joined together,” said one woman attending a celebration hosted by the African American Cultural Center in Albany. It’s a tradition Black Americans have long preserved and passed down through...
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Don't call it Black Woodstock

The summer of 1969 was a turning point for younger generations, regardless of race. Before almost half a million people flocked to an overwhelmed Bethel Woods, New York in August of 1969 for the Woodstock Music Festival — billed as “three days of music and peace” for the counterculture movement — there was the Harlem Cultural Festival. That same summer, for six consecutive weekends, a combined audience of 300,000 gathered in what is today Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, New York City, to celebrate the changing tide in Black music, culture and fashion.
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Program to help foreign-born veteran families

ALBANY — Alex Jimenez lived to help others who cannot help themselves. It was a mission he took to heart: Jimenez served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army in the 2000s, inspired to enlist after 9/11. Before he enlisted, Alex expressed his desire to help others in a letter to his U.S. Army recruiter.