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New The Independent Investor: The More You Look, The...

How many times a day, week, month or year do you check your tax-deferred savings account? Did you know that the more you look, the higher your chances of losing money? For most of us, once a year is more than enough. click for more

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North Adams Airport May Try New Management Style

The Airport Commission may look at a new management model that could possibly generate revenue and sustain staff. Commissioner Trevor Gilman said Tuesday that with all of the improvements to Harriman & West, it may be beneficial for the city to work out a one-time lease agreement of the public... click for more

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Passenger Killed When Sedan Flips in Lenox...

An elderly woman from the state of Florida was killed Wednesday afternoon after the car she was riding in collided three other vehicles, traveled through the Walker and Main street intersection and flipped over to land on the lawn of Adams Community Bank. click for more

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End of Session Review: Benjamin Downing

State Sen. Benjamin Downing is happy with the state's new energy bill but feels it doesn't go far enough. Just before the July 31 end of the formal legislative session, the state passed an omnibus energy bill which increases hydro-electricity, off-shore wind, and raises the net metering cap for... click for more

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Williamstown's Highland Woods Fully Functional

After a five-month delay caused by a sprinkler system failure, the Highland Woods senior housing project is now fully operational. Elton Ogden of Berkshire Housing Development Corporation on Monday gave the Board of Selectmen an update on the 40-unit apartment at the end of Southworth Street,... click for more

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Doll Makers Donate Two 'Babies' to Williamstown...

You see, Jenna and Angie are dolls, the extremely realistic hand-crafted creations of Kathi George and Julie Crosier. George and Crosier are sisters who create lifelike dolls for their company, Until Forever Nursery. The two donated the dolls to Williamstown Commons. click for more

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North Adams Councilors to Tour Public Services...

City councilors will be touring the city's public service structures as the administration lays out the reasoning to spend some $1.5 million to consolidate everything at the former anodizing plant at Hodges Cross Road. The City Council on Tuesday was presented with a purchase-and-sales agreement... click for more

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New Pittsfield Police Hosting...

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New Biz Briefs: Wood Brothers Music...

Winnard said this new venture... 

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New CodeRED Emergency Notification...

The majority of notifications... 

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New Couple Meets at Cardiac Rehab...

The couple fell in love.... 

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New Berkshires Beat: Adams Alert...

The department is well known... 

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Post-Tanglewood, Area Chamber...

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Andrew L. Les, 63

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Andrew L. Les, 63, of Adams died on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Berkshire...

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Thomas P. Mazza, 70

NORTH ADAMS, Mass.— Thomas Peter Mazza, 70, of North Adams died Thursday, August 25, 2016, at...

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Lydia DiMartino, 90

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lydia (Pariselli) DiMartino, 90, of Pittsfield died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016...

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Marion T. Carmel, 82

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Marion T. Carmel, 82, formerly of North Adams and Pittsfield, passed away...

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Armand E. Bigelow, 58

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Armand E. Bigelow, 58, of 40 Sunset St. in Pittsfield passed away on...

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Robert F. Brodeur Sr., 74

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Robert F. Brodeur Sr., 74, of 379 East St. passed away on Saturday, Aug....

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Deborah J. McDermott, 53

LEE, Mass. — Deborah Jocelyn McDermott died at Kindred Laurel Lake in Lee on August 18, 2016,...

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Bernice M. O'Brien, 82

PITTSFIELD, Mass.—; Bernice M. O'Brien, 82, of 315 Upper Valley Road, Washington, Mass.,...

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Patricia A. Cataldo, 79

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Patricia A. Cataldo, 79, formerly of Bartlett Avenue, died Thursday night,...

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Passenger Killed When Sedan Flips in Lenox...

An elderly woman from the state of Florida was killed Wednesday...

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Driver Suffers 'Traumatic' Injuries in Pittsfield...

A collision between a pick-up truck and a tractor-trailer caused...

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New Biz Briefs: Wood Brothers Music...

Winnard said this new venture coincides with a move and...

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Baker Highlights Craft Industry...

Twelve years ago Chris Weld had grown tired of his work in...

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Lanesborough, Berkshire Mall...

A settlement regarding the assessment of the Berkshire Mall may...

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The Independent Investor: The More You Look, The...

How many times a day, week, month or year do you check your...

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North Adams Firefighters Rescue Man From Gorge

Firefighters rescued a 21-year-old man Thursday night who became...

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Hoosac Valley Valedictorian Dies After Bicycling...

A Hoosac Valley High School valedictorian died Saturday, four days...

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BHS to Close Walk-In Clinic at Pittsfield's...

Berkshire Health Systems says its new Urgent Care Facility on East...

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CHP to Assume Management of BMC’s Dental Clinic

This collaboration between CHP and BHS will help provide improved...

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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Letter: Our Future Is in Good Hands

As we all grow a little bit older and maybe a little bit wiser, we...

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Letter: Blue Star Parents Group Forming

Berkshire County has many residents serving in the military – active,...

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Pittsfield Dentist Named Volunteer Hero by the...

Dr. Sakshaug was acknowledged by his peers for substantial...

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Welcomes New...

Dr. Miller has worked as a hospitalist in Massachusetts, including in...

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Acupuncturist, Psychotherapist Join Forces in...

Two practitioners of the healing arts, Dawn Meltzer and Louisa...

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New 'Sausage Party": Food Orgy

A cast of terrifically voiced groceries live a charmed life at...

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Post-Tanglewood, Area Chamber...

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The Mount’s Writers-in-Residence Program...

New this year, The Mount will be offering residency for up to three women writers. Each resident will receive a work space at The Mount, a $1,000 food and travel stipend, and lodging for the duration of their residency. click for more

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Future of WTBR-FM Remains Uncertain

The radio station "Brave FM," stationed at Taconic High School, was once under threat of being silenced because of budget and interest. It is now facing the challenge of the new high school project's impacts on the tower location. click for more

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'Indignation': A Fine Sadness

If you need a very literate affirmation that life can sometimes be brutal, sad, mocking, unfair and heartrending, then director/screenwriter James Schamus' diligent adaptation of Philip Roth's "Indignation" awaits you at the Bijou. click for more

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Clark Art Institute Acquires Emile Bernard...

The painting was once owned by noted collector Samuel Josefowitz, who was among the most important 20th-century collectors of the works of Paul Gauguin and of the wider Pont-Aven School. click for more

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As Tanglewood Season Wanes, Music Still Fills the...

There's no cause, though, for dismay. Looking ahead, these last two months of magnificent music making are but a prelude to the fall array of area classical offerings on the horizon – mostly chamber music - at Tannery Pond, in New Lebanon, N.Y., into September, and at South Mountain Concerts, in... click for more

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Common Folk Arts & Music Festival Takes Place...

The first Common Folk Arts & Music Festival will take place this Saturday to benefit the new Roots Teen Center. The festival will run from 2 to 10. It was originally planned as an outdoors concert in the plaza at Western Gateway Heritage State Park but the prospect of inclement weather —... click for more

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McCann Tech Girls Soccer...

The McCann Tech girls soccer team will hold its first practice on...

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Drury Soccer, Cross Country,...

Drury High School fall sports tryouts continue Thursday and Friday...

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Berkshire County Baseball Umpires Honor Four

The Berkshire County Umpires Association recently recognized its 2016 Most Valuable Players and Sportsmanship Award winners. click for more

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Sheedy Honing Her Lacrosse Skills at Virginia Camp

Pittsfield High sophomore Clare Sheedy is headed to a prestigious girls lacrosse camp this summer. click for more

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Berkshire Trio Excel with Albany AAU Team

Jenna Benzinger, Grace Guachione and Peyton Steinman continue to impress with the Albany Lady Stars AAU basketball team. click for more

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Legendary Coach George 'Buddy' Pellerin Dies at 77

The funeral for Pittsfield coaching legend George 'Buddy' Pellerin is scheduled for Friday morning. click for more

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Centennial Hikes Across...

The National Park Service was established by President Woodrow Wilson...

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