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  • North Adams Sees 4% Tax Rate Hike; Average Bill Up $65
    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The City Council on Tuesday night approved a tax rate of $17.39 per $1,000 valuation, up 4 percent over last year. The increase from last year's $16.69 is expected to cost the owner of an average single-family home valued at $134,500 an extra $65 a year. The rate was set when […]
  • Lanesborough Sets Tax Rate, Extends Town Administrator Contract
    LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The tax rate is going up 38 cents, or 2 percent, over last year.   The Board of Selectmen approved a single tax rate of $19.36 per $1,000 of assessed value on Monday to raise the needed $7.6 million for the budget. For the average single-family home valued at $216,761 that will […]
  • Pittsfield Sets Tax Rate; Holds Back Money For Reserves
    PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The average single-family homeowner can expect to see his or her tax bill rise by 3.98 percent.   The increase is slightly more than anticipated after the City Council opted to keep more in reserves than previously approved. In crafting the budget, the City Council chose to use $2.25 million of the […]
  • Clarksburg Board of Health Demands to East Road Cleanup
    CLARKSBURG, Mass. — The Board of Heath is demanding an East Road property owner clean up his property and remove a derelict mobile home. The board on Thursday approved a letter written by member Cynthia Schock detailing the health and safety violations and the actions required by the homeowner. Schock asked her colleagues how they […]

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