During our monthly discussion with Mayor Tyer in September she broke the unfortunate news that the Tyler St. Halloween Parade would not happen this year due to the pandemic; however, Trick Or Treat in the city was still up in the air, but, it IS happening!

Trick-o-treat in the City of Pittsfield will be held 5:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.

As a reminder, if you plan on participating in the festivities, please leave your porch or exterior light on.

Additionally, city residents are invited to enter the city’s virtual Halloween contests which include three themes: Pumpkin Decorating, Costume, and Home Decorating. Submissions for each contest will be accepted now through Sunday, Oct. 24.

Each winner will receive a cash prize and will be featured on the Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Facebook page on Friday, Oct. 29.

Additional information and contest rules are available by clicking on the “Halloween 2021” link on the home page of the city’s website, www.cityofpittsfield.org.

This year’s contests are sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

 

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Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

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Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.