It's official: the 65th annual Fall Foliage Parade is off, along with a host of other fall gatherings.
The fate of the parade, usually held the first Sunday in October, has been up in the air for some time. The summer events in North Berkshire were canceled because of the pandemic months ago, including the Susan B. Anthony celebration in Adams, the Downtown Celebration in North Adams and Fresh Grass at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
"Every decision we have made in the interest of protecting public health and public safety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic comes at a cost to our community," said North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard.
This will be at least the third time the parade has been canceled. The last time was when another freak of nature — a snowstorm — hit the city in 1987
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