The City of Pittsfield’s Department of Community Development Recreation Program is pleased to announce that lifeguards from the Berkshire Family YMCA will be on duty at the public beach within Burbank Park beginning Thursday, July 1.

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Lifeguards will provide beach supervision from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Aug.15.

For more information please call Becky Manship, Recreation & Special Events Coordinator at 499-9371.

The pandemic squashed Live 95.9's "Live On The Lake" concert series last year; however, the good news is it's back for this summer!

Starting Wednesday, July 7, Greylock Federal Credit Union and Live 95.9 present another 8 free shows on the shores of Onota Lake. Get the line-up here.

Fans on boats and land alike can enjoy a socially distant fun way to enjoy summer this year with some free live music!

If you love to boat, check out Marjo's lake list here.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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