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Albany Police investigating shooting on Clinton Avenue

ALBANY (WRGB) — Police in Albany are investigating a shooting that happened on Clinton Avenue. On Sunday, at 9:00 p.m., officers were called to the area of Clinton Avenue and Lexington Avenue for reports of a shooting. Right after the call, a 32-year-old man came into the Albany Medical Center emergency room with gunshot wounds to his arm.
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North Adams,

State Accepts North Adams Smart Growth Application

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The city's application to the state's Smart Growth incentive program was accepted last month pending some revisions to its zoning plan. The plan for two zoning overlay districts in the downtown under the state's 40R zoning was submitted in March after a public hearing late last year. The letter from the Department of Housing and Community Development was received June 28.
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Pittsfield Fire Department to Host National Firefighter Challenge

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Pittsfield Fire Department and other Berkshire County firefighters will again test their endurance locally in the national Firefighter Combat Challenge. The combat challenge is an obstacle course designed to test first responders as they perform strenuous tasks that come into play at the scene of a...
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Berkshire Force 12U Team Dominates in Greenfield

GREENFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Force 12-and-under travel softball team won the Mid-Summer Storm Tournament this weekend with a record of 5-1. The Force beat the Webster Wrath, 13-0 in the semi-finals and the Western Mass Heat, 12-0, in the finals. This week, the Force 12U squad goes to Windsor,...
Albany, NYNEWS10 ABC

Construction underway at Beaver Creek Clean River Project

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The city of Albany is working on the Beaver Creek Clean River Project, slated to significantly improve water quality in the Hudson. Officials are calling it the most environmentally impactful project from the city’s water department in decades. “The environmental benefits for our community and the...

BUSINESS MONDAY: Pet services hammered by pandemic puppy boom

These are the dog days of summer, but this isn’t a story about the weather. For many, this summer is the first spent in the company of a pet. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that 23 million U.S. households acquired a new pet between March 2020 and May 2021 and, according to, 13 percent were first-time pet owners. Cats are still incredibly popular pets in America but dogs that were adopted during COVID, sometimes referred to as “pandemic puppies,” accounted for an estimated 53 percent of the new animals we lived with in lockdown.
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State reauctioning seized 2015 corvette

The public is getting a second chance to bid on a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette during a surplus vehicle, highway equipment, and miscellaneous property auction that will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, according to the New York State Office of General Services. The Corvette was included in a previous auction in June, but the high-bidder declined to finalize the purchase.
Albany, NYNEWS10 ABC

98.3 TRY Social Dilemma: Would You Let Your Daughter Become a Cheerleader Due to Pressure?

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Monday’s 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from Randy. He wants to know if he should let her daughter be a cheerleader. Hi Jaime. My daughter is entering high school and wants to become a cheerleader. She has never wanted to do anything even remotely close to cheerleading at any point in her life. She actively made fun of cheerleaders 3 months ago. But one of the popular girls moved in down the street last month and she has become a mainstay around my house. She’s convinced my daughter that she has to become a cheerleader in high school because she was “a loser in middle school and you don’t want that to happen in high school.” I said no. I don’t appreciate that reasoning. My wife explained that I don’t “know what it’s like to be a girl in high school” and I say OK; how’s that relevant? Am I wrong for not letting my daughter be a cheerleader? Thanks for your help Jaime.
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Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires Excited to Report Some Great News

Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires (VIM) is pleased to announce that Gray Ellrodt, MD, has joined the organization as a member of the Board of Trustees, adding to his current role as volunteer practitioner. Gray—a nationally-renowned cardiologist, hospitalist and intensivist with a long-standing interest in applied health services research—recently retired as Chief Quality Officer and Chair of Medicine at Berkshire Medicine (BMC). Prior to joining BMC in 1999, Gray spent 20 years in senior level positions at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Gray is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.

OUTDOORS: One of Chatham’s own joins the Maine Warden Service

I’m happy to announce Julia Horst, 27, of Chatham, NY is now a proud member of the Maine Warden Service. She officially joined the prestigious ranks as a Maine Game Warden upon her graduation from the state’s 39th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) on July 16. She was even...
Albany, NYTimes-Herald

Schumer: NY could lose $2.4B in federal funds due to administrative delays

ALBANY (TNS) — New York could soon lose out on $2.4 billion it was allocated in federal relief funds for tenants and landlords due to administrative delays at an executive branch agency, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer warned Sunday in an open letter to the head of the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.