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Lanesborough's First New Firetruck in 20 Years Has...

The Fire Department's first new truck in 20 years has arrived. On Friday the brand new 2016 Emergency-One Typhoon was delivered to headquarters and will serve as the new frontline vehicle for the volunteer Fire Department. The engine replaces a 29-year-old E-One, which will be sold. The town had... click for more

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Buddy Walk Unites Families — And Athletes,...

That group included the girls soccer team from Westfield High, which had a game scheduled for 1 p.m. against Dalton's Wahconah Regional. Problem was, many of the girls on the Wahconah team are long-time Buddy Walkers, going back to their days as Craneville pupils. click for more

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Adams to Test Memorial Building for Mold

The Selectmen tabled a request Wednesday from the Berkshire Arts and Technology Public Charter School to use the former middle school building, which has seen limited use the past few years, because of concerns over mold. click for more

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BRTA Considering New Loop Route for North Adams

he Berkshire Regional Transit Authority is considering a new loop in North County as a way to get its riders where they need to go in a faster and cost-neutral manner. The loop route would hit the Ocean State Job Lots plaza (turnaround), Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Main Street, two... click for more

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Adams' Fourth Annual Great Chair Auction Open For...

From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's Great Chair Auction offering up some fantastical seating for enjoying or just viewing. The annual fundraiser for Youth Center Inc. commenced after an official ribbon cutting Wednesday at the former Simmons Furniture Store on... click for more

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Village Ambulance Launches Fund Drive at Time of...

Because of changing trends in its industry, VAS is operating in the red and dipping into its reserves. It hopes the fund drive it kicks off this week will help make for a healthier bottom line. "I don't think a lot of people in town realize that we are not subsidized by any town organization or... click for more

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Traffic Commission Sets Rates on Pittsfield Switch...

Parking on North Street will cost $1 an hour as of Nov. 1, pending City Council approval, with the implementation of metered parking. For the downtown core, the rate for the areas of North, South and Depot streets will be $1 per hour. In a secondary zone, which is the municipal lots and garages,... click for more

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Sports

Rodriquez, Bresett Earn...

Pittsfield running back Edwin Rodriquez and Hoosac Valley forward...

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Condon's Goal Lifts Mounties...

The Mount Greylock boys soccer team defeated Hampshire on Saturday.

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McKnight's Late Game-Winner Lifts Wahconah Girls

The Wahconah girls soccer team edged Westfield on Saturday afternoon. click for more

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West Springfield Boys Soccer Rallies Past...

The Pittsfield boys soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision on Saturday. click for more

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Wahconah Volleyball Tops Dracut

Emma Parkington Saturday led the Wahconah volleyball team to a four-set win. click for more

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Dos Santos Keeps His Cool. Leads Wahconah to Big...

The Wahconah golf team defeated Taconic on Friday. click for more

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Busy Weekend for Local...

Several area alumni were competing for their college teams in...

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High School Sports Videos

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Obituaries

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Marlene Dube, 83

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Marlene (Rossbach) Dube, 83, of Williamstown, died Friday, September 23,...

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Ellen J. Clarmore, 67

ADAMS, Mass. — Ellen Joyce Clarmore, 67, of Adams died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Berkshire...

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Dennis M. Moynihan, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dennis M. Moynihan, 68, of 19 Anita Drive passed away on Wednesday,...

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Gary C. Snyder, 64

DALTON, Mass. — Beloved son, husband, father and grandfather Gary C. Snyder, 64, of Dalton...

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Russell Carpenter Service

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Friends of Russell F. Carpenter, who died July 20, 2016, are invited to...

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James A. Murphy, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — James Allen Murphy, 68, of Pittsfield died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at...

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Paul P. DiVirgilio, 96

LENOX, Mass. — Paul P. DiVirgilio, 96, of Devonshire Estates, 329 Pittsfield Road, passed away...

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Carole A. Drosehn, 74

DALTON, Mass. — After a battle with cancer, Carole Drosehn died on Sunday, September 18, 2016...

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George P. Mathes, 46

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — George Peter Mathes, 46, of 68 Maplewood Ave. died Sunday, September 18,...

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Two Accidents, No Injuries in Southern Vermont

A local woman avoided injury when her Chrysler Town and Country...

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Passenger Airlifted to Albany After Vermont Crash

A single-vehicle accident seriously injured a passenger early...

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New Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Expand...

Popular apparel retailer Guess has opened a factory store at the...

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Crane Currency Building $100M...

Crane Currency is planning a new $100 million banknote printing...

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Berkshire Works Job Fair...

Hundreds of people looking to advance their careers or get into...

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Police Investigating Robbery of Credit Union of...

Credit Union of the Berkshires was robbed Tuesday...

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Body Discovered In Windsor Lake in North Adams

The body of a 63-year-old North Adams man was found in Windsor...

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Pittsfield Warehouse Goes Up in Flames

The J.B. Paper Co. on Elmvale Place went up in flames on Monday...

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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 BMCs 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: One Real Option for State Senator

Versus the actual records and proposed ideas of the other state...

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Letter: Adam Hinds Embraces The Details

This September 8, I am driving from school to cast a vote for Adam...

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Letter: Mike Bloomberg, An Active Voice for...

We don't need clever ways to add taxes to existing citizens and...

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Community Health Programs Names Chief Medical...

Dr. Lamm is a board-certified pediatrician who has practiced...

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Darrow School Senior Nets Second Place in Poetry...

The poem, titled "Something Like Social Anxiety: A Spoken Word Poem,...

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Fulbright Teaching Assistant Joins Williams...

Pa Maiti is one of nearly 400 young educators from 50 countries who...

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Adams' Fourth Annual Great...

From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's...

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'Bridget Jones's Baby':...

I'm not so sure this is the right message to send to young viewers,...

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Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of...

Robert Babcock, Peter Blum, Terry Burman, Marian Raser, and David Schwartz were elected as new trustees, starting this fall. New members for the National Council are Elizabeth Bender and William Zavarello, Douglas Clark and Ruth Ann McNeese, and Tucker Reed. click for more

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'Sully': Down to Earth Ace

Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully," detailing the little-told backstory of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's "Miracle on the Hudson," is a competently dramatized paean to a very deserving hero, and much more entertaining than I had anticipated. Sure, Tom Hanks is going to be as good as ever,... click for more

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Trainer Thompson Named New CEO Of Hancock Shaker...

After 28 years at Mass MoCA, Jennifer Trainer Thompson is moving on to take the reigns of Hancock Shaker Village. Hancock Shaker Village announced on Wednesday that Thompson will take over as the new president and CEO in December. She takes over for Linda Steigleder, who is stepping down from... click for more

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WCMA, Ghana ThinkTank Turn the Tables to Confront...

The collaboration applies an innovative process that the collective has developed through projects across the globe. Ghana ThinkTank collects problems in communities throughout the United States and Europe and sends them to citizen think tanks they've created in "developing" countries like Ghana,... click for more

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Growing Common Folk Collective Seeks Permanence

Common Folk is ready to expand and bring a permanent creative energy downtown. Jessica Sweeney, co-founder and creative director of the North Adams-based artist collective, has seen the group grow and fluctuate through its early beginnings as a small collection of creative people to a force... click for more

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'Southside with You': A Sensible Romance

The given is that both principals in Tanne's decidedly friendly treatment are altruists dedicated to "making a difference" in this world. Thus, those who don't agree that the viciously intransigent political atmosphere during President Obama's terms in office frittered away America's opportunity... click for more

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