During his tenure, he's become involved in numerous community efforts to boost his adopted hometown, including the NAMAzing Initiative that's sought to enhance Eagle and Ashland streets, helping push the city as a finalist in the Small Business Revolution, and bringing TEDx to North Adams.
The clinic was prepared on Thursday night with representatives from participating communities and Mayor Thomas Bernard on hand to go over the plans and run a practice drill so town officials and department chiefs could communicate with their members what to expect.
Those restrictions were set to expire on Sunday, Jan. 10. Instead, they will remain in place for at least another two weeks, restricting capacity limits to 25 percent for most businesses and capping gatherings at 25 people outside and 10 people inside, Baker said.
Interim Police Chief Troy Bacon had declined to move into the permanent position leaving the Selectmen to undergo another search for a permanent chief. In early December, the board voted to appoint Kelley, who is chief of police at South Carolina's Spartanburg Community College.
Residents of the Berkshires already might have seen $600 stimulus payments deposited into their bank accounts, and money might be on its way for others, since the federal government faces a Jan. 15 deadline to finish cutting checks to Americans.
The board held a special meeting to gather for the first time since mid-December announcements that then-Chief Kyle Johnson was resigning and the plaintiff in a lawsuit raising those allegations was dismissing the action. The panel faced a number of complicated questions embedded in its single-item …