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New Bob Heck Announces Campaign For Pittsfield City Council

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Former radio host Bob Heck plans to seek a seat on the City Council. Heck announced on Monday that he plans to run for an at-large seat on the council. The Alden Avenue resident is the former host of 'Bob Heck in the Morning' on Live 95.9 and later on WBRK. He now owns and operates an... click for more

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Write-In Candidates Step Forward for Clarksburg Town...

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Officials have been worried about elected seats going vacant in Tuesday's election, but enough candidates have come forward to ensure most will be filled. A seat on the Select Board and three on the Planning Board looked like they would go empty in the town election but three people have stepped... click for more

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Berkshire Bank Moving Corporate Headquarters to Boston

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Berkshire Bank is moving its corporate headquarters this Boston later this year as it acquires Commerce Bancshares Corp., increasing the bank's holdings to $12 billion. click for more

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Historic Blackinton Cemetery Hoping for City Takeover

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Brush and weeds are slowly being cleared from Blackinton Cemetery, uncovering graves lost to the overgrowth. For nearly a century, volunteers have kept up the private graveyard on Massachusetts Avenue but their numbers, and time, is running down. click for more

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Failed Williamstown Hotel Applicant Weighs Legal Options

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Williamstown attorney Donald Dubendorf said his client, Vipul "Vinny" Patel, was "disappointed" with Thursday's Zoning Board of Appeals decision denying him four special permits needed to develop a three-story, 77-room hotel at 562 Main St., the so-called Lehovec property. click for more

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Schools

Two Groups Interested In Leasing Cheshire School

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Two different educational organizations have reached out to the Selectmen about leasing Cheshire Elementary School. Selectman Robert Ciskowski said he was against leasing the building at this time because he felt there were too many unknowns. He said he feared it would end up costing the town... click for more

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Williamstown Rural Lands Honors Retiring Executive...

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Surrounded by the pastoral setting she worked for more than two decades to protect, Leslie Reed-Evans received the heartfelt congratulations of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation at Saturday afternoon's annual meeting. click for more

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Schools

Build a Better World Reading Program to Take Place in...

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Children will be able to participate in the Build a Better World reading program to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The library trustees voted Thursday to allow Library Director Holli Jayko to spend up to $1,500 from the unrestricted passbook account and gifts to fund the initiative for the youth... click for more

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Berkshires Beat: Williams...

Twelve months of consecutive... 

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Biz Briefs: CompuWorks...

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Math Major Wins MCLA's '29 Who...

In addition to two years of... 

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Sports

New Team Effort Lifts Wahconah in...

The Wahconah baseball team beat Drury on Tuesday in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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New Kogut Shines in Cooperstown as...

The Hoosac Valley baseball team Tuesday earned its 10th win of the...

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Mendel Scores Eight in Hoosac Valley Girls...

The Hoosac Valley girls lacrosse team Monday won its regular season finale. click for more

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Jaggi Leads Wahconah Boys Past Hoosac Valley

The Wahconah boys lacrosse team Monday defeated Hoosac Valley click for more

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Mount Greylock Boys Lax Takes First Loss of Season

The Pope Francis boys lacrosse team Monday defeated Mount Greylock. click for more

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West Springfield Girls Lacrosse Tops Wahconah

The Wahconah girls lacrosse team dropped a narrow loss on the road on Monday. click for more

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Obituaries

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John ‘Jack’ Fortier, 91

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. John E. "Jack" Fortier, 91, of Adams died on Thursday, May 18,...

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Bertha J. Jennings, 99

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Bertha J. (Kendrick) Jennings, 99, of North Adams, Mass., died Tuesday May...

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Joan H. Brown, 82

MONTEREY, Mass. — Joan Harmon Brown, 82, of Corashire Road in Monterey, Mass., passed away on...

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Barbara E. Gaherty, 86

LENOX, Mass. — Barbara Elizabeth Gaherty, 86, of Lenox died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at her...

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Lionel J. Richard, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lionel Joseph Richard, 90, of North Adams, Mass., a longtime area...

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Ronald Militello, 72

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ronald Militello, 72, of North Adams, Mass., died Thursday, May 18, 2017,...

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Edwin Griffin III, 43

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Edwin R. Griffin III, 43, of Lincoln Street in Pittsfield, died at his home...

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John 'Jack' Curtin, 88

ADAMS, Mass. — John I."Jack" Curtin, 88, of Adams, a longtime Northern Berkshire...

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Robert L. LeBeau, 89

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Robert Lawrence LeBeau, 89, of Adams died on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Mt....

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Searchers Recover Body of Missing Pittsfield Man...

Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of a missing...

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Home Damaged, Pets Lost in North Adams Fire

An early morning fire severely damaged a Greylock Avenue home on...

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Great Barrington Rescuers Locate Missing...

A 13-year-old special needs child who went missing early Thursday...

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Berkshire Bank Moving Corporate...

Berkshire Bank is moving its corporate headquarters this Boston...

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Biz Briefs: CompuWorks...

Founded in 1987 by David Hall and Alan Bauman, CompuWorks'...

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Hinds Gives BRPC Updates From...

Local organizations have great long-term plans for the future of...

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@theMarket: The Trump Dump

Wall Street blamed it on the growing scandals engulfing the White...

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The Independent Investor: Health-Care Costs Are...

Recently, none other than the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, has...

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Searchers Recover Body of Missing Pittsfield Man...

Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of a missing...

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SVMC Receives Grant for Prevention of Increased...

The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)...

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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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Letter: BAtT Fundraiser Success Because of...

On Saturday, April 8, Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public...

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Letter: Vote Shepard for Planning Board

I am writing to urge Williamstown residents to vote for Karen Shepard...

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Letter: Vote Winters in Planning Board Election

I am writing this post to support Chris Winters' bid for re-election...

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Math Major Wins MCLA's '29 Who Shine' Award

In addition to two years of service to the Adams Youth Center program...

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Three Williams Seniors Win Oxford Fellowships

Allison Holle and Gordon Wilford have won the Donovan-Moody Memorial...

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Williamstown Recognizes Outstanding Citizens at...

As nearly 300 residents gathered Tuesday evening to do their civic...

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Mass MoCA's Building 6 Opens...

In just 12 days, Mass MoCA is set to double its gallery space with...

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North Adams a Canvas for Mass...

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will light up the city's...

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Lee Teenager Wins Congressional Art Competition

Fiora Caligiuri-Randall has a natural gift. Only the second acrylic painting the 14-year-old has painted will now hang in the halls of the Capitol in Washington D.C. Caligiuri's painting beat out 45 other high school artist's work throughout the First Massachusetts Congressional District in this... click for more

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'A Quiet Passion': Rhyme and Reason

And, because she is a woman nearly a century before suffrage is enacted, and slavery is still very much the law of the land among her Southern neighbors, these and other grave political matters can't hide from her condemnation, wittily slipped into the poet's politely acerbic commentary. click for more

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'The Circle': The Shape of Things to Come?

Thus, while "The Circle" isn't enjoyable in the usually accepted definition of the term, the not so blurry mirror it holds up proves the cinema version of the horrific traffic accident from which we can't divert our eyes. It's too close to reality. click for more

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Red Lion Reopens Dining Room With $1M Renovated...

The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of its famous apple pies every year. So when bakeshop in the multiroom kitchen showed signs of structural distress, inn management decided if it was time to revamp this very important area, why not do the whole kitchen over? click for more

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'Born in China': Animal Magnetism

One of the key joys of seeing "Born in China," a splendidly picturesque documentary about snow leopard Dawa and her two cubs; Tao Tao, a young snub-nosed monkey; and a giant panda click for more

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Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from...

The family returned their claims payment to Chubb in exchange for the Rockwell painting. And in an emotional and dramatic press conference on Friday, March 31, in Philadelphia, the FBI and Chubb presented the stolen painting to its rightful owners. The museum's director of Curatorial Operations... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Korean Garden Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A click for more

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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