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Clarksburg Resumes Search for Town Accountant

Town officials are making a second try for a town accountant. The Select Board on Wednesday interviewed three candidates — all with fairly extensive accounting backgrounds — but felt a key experience was missing for each one: Municipal accounting. click for more

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State Fire Marshal Seeking Info On Lanesborough...

"The building was fully engulfed by the time the fire was noticed shortly after midnight and the Lanesborough Fire Department called." — office of the state fire marshal. click for more

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Old Country Buffet Abruptly Closes in Pittsfield

Employees were shocked to find a sign posted on the door of Old Country Buffet saying the restaurant was closing for good. Handwritten on the post is information on an employee meeting to be held Thursday afternoon. Employees have reported that they were given no notification of the closure. It... click for more

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Adams Boy Recognized For Saving Mother's Life

An 8-year-old local boy will get to be an "officer for a day" this month in recognition of his life-saving 911 call last November. Cody Stojda had found his mother on the floor of their home unable to breathe and immediately called the emergency number to get her help. click for more

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Williams Science Center Project in Front of Zoning...

The Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday evening will continue a hearing to consider Williams College's new science center. The college and its consultants were before the board on Jan. 21 to discuss topics ranging from stormwater management to light pollution to the height of the new,... click for more

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Economic Future Being Planned for Pittsfield's...

Could Tyler Street become the city's food mecca? That's one idea for the Morningside neighborhood. Planning and architecture firm Elan is transitioning from the fact-finding stage to developing actual strategies and goals for redevelopment in Tyler Street. click for more

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Pittsfield Board Suspends Lach's Lounge Liquor...

Licensing Board member Richard Stockwell was in Lach's Lounge on Jan. 23. He left at 10:30 p.m. because he knows that the crowd that arrives after 11 isn't for him. A few hours later, James Dominguez was murdered in the parking lot next to the bar. Police determined Dominguez was at Lach's... click for more

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Election 2016: Presidential Primary Voting

Wednesday, Feb. 10, is the last day to register or to change party...

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

In November 1916, Hiram C. Walden converted a former Williams College...

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Pittsfield 4th of July Parade Theme Announced

“Our 2016 theme emanated from a combination of suggestions we...

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Weekly Circulars

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County's Swimmers Compete for...

The Monument Mountain boys and girls swim teams posted 14 wins at...

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Bird, Blue Devils Back to .500...

The Drury boys basketball team defeated Monument Mountain on Friday...

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Colvin, Downer Shine in Comeback Win for Lenox...

The Lenox boys basketball team rallied past rival Lee on the road on Friday. click for more

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Coughlan Leads Hoosac to Western Mass-Clinching...

The Hoosac Valley boys basketball team defeated Pittsfield on Friday night. click for more

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Burnt Hills-Ballston Spa, N.Y., Tops Taconic Icers

Brandon Peaslee and Kevin Quinto each scored two goals in the Taconic hockey team's loss on Friday. click for more

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Danbury, Conn., Edges Mount Everett Icers

Despite 35 saves from Jonah Swotes, the Mount Everett hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision on Thursday. click for more

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North Adams Fitness Center...

Miner Combat's community outreach program will provide a new boxing...

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Obituaries

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Joyce M. Walsh, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Joyce May Walsh, 84, of Cole Avenue died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at...

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Najib 'Pat' Davis, 100

ADAMS, Mass. — Najib Thomas "Pat" Davis, 100, of Adams, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at...

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Joan H. Crosier, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joan H. Crosier, 82, of George Avenue died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at...

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Mary A. Actor, 98

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Antoinette Actor, 98, a longtime resident of 85 Birch Grove Drive, died...

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Theresa M. Grande, 95

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Theresa Mary Grande, 95, of Notch Road died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at...

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Maria H. Paralta, 94

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Maria H. Paralta, 94, formerly of 38 Third St., died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016,...

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Nello N. Salvitti, 53

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Nello N. Salvitti, 53, of Attleboro, formerly of Pittsfield, died Monday...

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Lillian R. Montgomery, 82

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Lillian Ruth Montgomery, 82, of 177 White Oaks Road, died on Thursday, Jan....

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Mellisa Ann Roy, 56

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mellisa Ann Roy, 56, of North Adams, died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at...

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Fire Displaces Five Pittsfield Residents

A Thursday night fire caused nearly $10,000 worth of damage to a...

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State Fire Marshal Seeking Info On Lanesborough...

"The building was fully engulfed by the time the fire was noticed...

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'Jane Got a Gun': Misfires

A few decades ago, before the revisionist Western (i.e. Robert...

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Images Cinema Kicks Off 100th...

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Magical 'Tempest' Arrives in...

"The Tempest" takes place on a magical island inhabited by spirits...

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'The Boy': Best Seen by Mistake

It's the good old 'is it alive or not?' ploy, a theme that probably originated even before Abraham smashed the gods in his Dad's idol shop, perhaps for creeping him out. However, screenwriter Stacey Menear's slight variation on the theme isn't half bad and, had it been placed in more creative... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Cupcake and Chili Wars

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum are always cooking up something fun, in the downstairs auditorium behind the children's library at the Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. This Saturday, they're bringing in the charming and energetic Alana Chernilla to show everyone how to make that... click for more

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WCMA Artist Facilitates Unusual Museum...

The Oakland-based, socially-engaged artist Lexa Walsh creates experiences for her audiences, and that's exactly her current mission at Williams College on multiple fronts. With her winter study program "Mapping The Museum," Walsh has worked with students to take over the Williams College Museum... click for more

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Burns Suppers Celebrate Scotland's Favorite Poet &...

Monday, Jan. 25, will be the Scottish poet Robert Burns' 257th birthday. The poet and lyricist, collector of folk songs, farmer and liver-of-life-to-the-fullest, was so beloved that, only a few years after his early death at the age of 37, friends began the tradition of celebrating his birthday... click for more

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'Carol': Sings a Sad Song

It is 1953, all buttoned up and proper, especially around the suburban New Jersey neighborhood where the Aird manse sits in pristine glory. But scratch the surface just a touch beyond the stone Tudor opulence and therein resides some pretty unhappy people ... specifically, Harge and Carol Aird.... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Church Suppers, Guido's...

Almost every Wednesday evening, from the end of summer until the next summer, church members, local service clubs, supermarkets and restaurants spend the afternoon in the kitchen of First Congregational Church in Lee, 413 243-1033, 25 Park Place, making simple but tasty suppers for their... click for more

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Adams Arts Advisory Board Setting Sights on Fairy...

With a constant confluence of innovative ideas, the Adams Arts Advisory Board is hoping to catalyze the creative economy in the Mother Town and beyond. "A group of artists working at reaching out to the art world in the region and creating sort of a switchboard or a conduit through which artists... click for more

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'The Revenant': Will Haunt You

Director Alejandro González Inarritu's "The Revenant," starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the ultimate survival tale, is the adult equivalent of those scary films when you were little that gave you nightmares for a week, causing Mom to decree, "That's it, no more watching those movies." Chronicling... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Berkshire Grown Market, Ramen...

The farmers' market will take place this Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 to 2 in Great Barrington. About two dozen farmers, food artisans and activists will be there with beets, carrots, garlic and onions, greens including kale, mushrooms, potatoes, winter squashes, turnips and other root... click for more

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Dunkin Donuts Asks For Extension On Pittsfield's Styrofoam...

Dunkin' Donuts is asking for a year's extension to comply with...

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Old Country Buffet Abruptly Closes in Pittsfield

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Economic Future Being Planned for Pittsfield's Tyler Street

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge

An autopsy is expected to be conducted sometime Friday at the Office...

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North Adams Police: Two Women Struck by Motor...

Two women were struck by a vehicle while crossing Union Street at...

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Vermont Man Charged After Vehicle Hits Laundromat

There were no injuries but the building was flooded and the building...

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North Adams' Moulton Blocks Two Shots, MCLA...

The MCLA women's basketball team won its fifth straight on Wednesday...

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McLaughlin Leads MCLA Women to Road Win

Pittsfield's Courtney McLaughlin scored 25 points on Monday to lead...

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Williams Tops MCLA in Men's Basketball

The Williams College men's basketball team Tuesday remained...

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Letter: Commuters Need to Slow Down

This is not the Autobahn, there is a speed limit. Leave earlier so...

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Letter: Residents Should be Informed Before Mount...

Greetings. I have the privilege of serving on the Mount Greylock...

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Letter: Thanks to NAFD for Fire Preparation...

I would like to thank the three members of the North Adams Fire...

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Buono Joins CompuWorks as VCIO

As a VCIO, Buono will guide clients through the critical process of...

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New Doctor Joins Barrington Family Medicine in...

In addition to comprehensive primary care, Hickey brings expertise in...

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New Neurosurgeon Joins Berkshire Health Systems

Emrich is accepting new patients in need of brain and spinal care and...

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