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New Superior Court Briefs: Dec. 7

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Williamstown Elementary School Committee Chairman...

A turbulent year in the governance of Williamstown Elementary School took another turn on Wednesday evening when Dan Caplinger stepped down as chairman of the School Committee. Caplinger called a special 4 p.m. meeting of the body to announce his decision and decide on a new leader going... click for more

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Plunkett School Roof Project to Begin in Spring

Work on the boiler room roof at C.T. Plunkett School is unlikely to start until spring because the ceiling has to be removed. Adams-Cheshire Regional School District Superintendent Robert Putnam provided the Selectmen with an update on the project during the board's public comment period on... click for more

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Three Resign From Pittsfield's Board of Health

A combined 22 years of experience on the Board of Health is leaving the board. Three board members submitted resignation letters, all ending their terms at the end of the month. Chairwoman Roberta Orsi, who has served on the board since its inception 12 years ago, Cynthia Geyer, who has six... click for more

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Pittsfield Brightens Up Sick Toddler's Day With...

Three-year-old Tony Maschino was too sick to go to Bright Nights in Springfield. So Pittsfield brought it to him. On Wednesday, between 50 and 60 volunteers helped set up a massive display of inflatable Christmas decoration in the family's yard. Maschino was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer... click for more

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Cheshire Still Unclear On Select Board Increase...

The Selectmen still have no clear direction on how to proceed with increasing the board from three to five members. Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that he held a conference call with special legal counsel to discuss adding two more members. Although Town Counsel... click for more

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Pittsfield Observes Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

It was on this day 75 years ago when Roman Sadlowski and Edward Burns, both hailing from Pittsfield, were killed during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. That morning, December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States naval base near Hawaii, killing thousands and sinking battleships. The... click for more

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New Mount Everett Girls Roll in...

Gwendolyn Carpenter scored 18 points Thursday to lead the Mount...

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Brown, Carpenter Named co-MVPs...

The Berkshire County South Division coaches released their all-star...

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High School Bowling League Gets Season Under Way

Drury's bowlers edged Pittsfield on opening day on Friday at Ken's Bowl. click for more

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'For Them to Play Here Was Huge:' Wahconah Savors...

The Wahconah football team Saturday enjoyed the kind of experience most high school football players only dream about. click for more

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Mashpee Comes Back to Top Wahconah in State Final

The Wahconah football team Saturday felt short in its bid to win a state championship. click for more

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Wahconah Seniors Savor Return Trip to Foxborough

The Wahconah football team faces Mashpee on Saturday afternoon for a state championship. click for more

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High School Athletes Learn...

One of the chief lessons of Tuesday's Berkshire County...

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Wahconah Athletics football receives its state runner-up trophy on...
Wahconah Athletics takes 13-12 lead on Genaway 9 run.
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Obituaries

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Richard F. Fancher, 88

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Richard F. Fancher, 88, of Pittsfield, formerly of Stephentown, N.Y., died...

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Ilene M. Maluda, 85

DALTON, Mass. — Ilene M. Maluda, 85, of 45 Main Street, Sugar Hill, passed away on December 5,...

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Yolanda A. Romano, 89

MIDDLEFIELD, Mass. — Yolanda A. Romano, 89, a lifelong resident of Middlefield, passed away on...

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Franklin Daigle, 87

BECKET, Mass. — Franklin R. Daigle, 87, of Sherwood Forest in Becket, died Sunday, December 4,...

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George L. McMullin, 85

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — George Lawrence McMullin, 85, of Williamstown, formerly of Hawley, Mass.,...

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Betty L. Poirot, 85

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Betty Louise (Ogert) Poirot, 85, formerly of 455 Mohawk Trail, Drury,...

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Barbara Goldin, 75

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barbara Goldin, 75, of Pittsfield died on Monday, December 5, 2016, at...

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Gertrude L. Oles, 84

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gertrude Lilymay (Lasher) Oles, 84, of Holy Family Terrace in North Adams,...

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Patrick Kelly, 32

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The life of Patrick Henley Kelly was tragically cut short by an accident on...

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Eversource Plans Solar Projects...

Eversource is now in the permitting stage for two solar...

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Biz Briefs: Downtown Window...

The Berkshire Emporium will receive a gift certificate with the...

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North Adams Indoor Sports...

The Cages at the Mill is entering its fourth year of providing...

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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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Guest Column: Going to the Dogs

Years ago, cities and towns started eliminating the swimming pools...

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Letter: Condemn Trump/Bannon

I stood before this City Council in 2003 to ask the council to stand...

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Letter: Thanks for Quitting Smoking

This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a...

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Hoosac Valley Names Adams Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship is based on the student's high academic achievement...

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Williams Professor Wins Musicological Society...

The H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of...

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SVHC Honors Employees with 2016 Putnam Awards

One award every year is presented for each of the organization’s five...

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New Wilco's 2017 Solid Sound...

Conceived by Wilco and inaugurated in 2010, Solid Sound will again...

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'Moonlight': Illuminating

It is a subtlety among the ferocity, a nod to the human heart and...

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Barrington Stage Company Names Director of...

Pirsig joins the Barrington Stage Company team having previously served as the director of development at Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock, N.C.) and assistant director of development for Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk. click for more

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Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of...

During his tenure at the Museum he has secured funding for art conservation, art storage and facilities needs, overseen a 1,600 percent growth in collections and curated or co-curated a number of contemporary exhibitions such as "Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure" and "Litgraphic: The World of... click for more

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Drury to Perform Manilow's 'Copacabana'

More than 65 students in the Drury arts wing will take their audience to where "music and passion were always the fashion" when they perform the musical based on Manilow's 1978 hit song this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. click for more

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Common Folk Host Play Examining Gun Violence

Common Folk will host the play "Venable 8: Three Lessons on Gun Violence" followed by a conversation in hopes to disarm the difficult discussion about gun violence in schools. The local artist's collective production of the three-act play this week examines gun violence in the classroom, why it... click for more

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'Bleed for This': Middleweight Contender

Based on a true story, the travail that was "The Pazmanian Devil's" career should please boxing fans who know the history, and perhaps viewers in general who appreciate a good old struggle against overwhelming odds. Miles Teller is convincing as the pugnacious protagonist, a portrayal only enhanced... click for more

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Classical Beat: Taconic Music Presents First...

Cellist Michael Rudiakov established the tradition of holiday concerts about 20 years ago. After his passing in November of 2000, it was carried on by son Ariel and daughter-in-law Joana. For many years, the concerts were held at the Dorset Church as part of the Manchester Music Festival; this year... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Tavern at The A

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Flavours Q&A

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Korean Garden Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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Manny's Pizza Q&A

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