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North Adams City Council OKs Free Cash Appropriations

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The City Council on Tuesday approved the transfer of $264,288.38 in certified free cash to various accounts, including $62,686.53 toward the purchase of a building on Furnace Street. In a communication to the council, Mayor Richard Alcombright said the property at 110-112 Furnace St. cannot be... click for more

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Pittsfield American Legion Cited For Illegal Gambling

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The Alcohol Beverages Control Commission has cited the organization on Wendell Avenue for permitting illegal gambling after a May 18 inspection. The ABCC says investigators found gaming devices and were told that the bartenders would record bets and a vending company would pay out the winners. The... click for more

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Pittsfield Taps Multiple Sources To Cover $1.3M Snow and...

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The City Council tapped into multiple sources to pay for a $1.3 million deficit in snow and ice removal. click for more

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Schools

Mount Greylock Lets Elementary Schools, Towns Drive...

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The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for an affirmative vote to fully regionalize but urged its partners at Lanesborough Elementary and Williamstown Elementary schools to take the lead in the runup to a planned November vote in each town. click for more

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Williams College Looks to Reconfigure Spring Street...

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Williams College hopes to start expanding the Spring Street parking lot as soon as this fall. The college's director of real estate and legal affairs was at Town Hall on Monday to explain the project to the Board of Selectmen and ask its permission to seek a modification to a 2008 special permit... click for more

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Eversource Plans Second Solar Array On Partridge Road

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Eversource is backing out of building a solar array off North Main. Instead, the company is now pursuing a similar sized project off Partridge Road. The Planning Board gave its approval for a 6.6 megawatt array on Partridge Road, near the Pittsfield border and the Berkshire Mall Road. The... click for more

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Housing Organization Transfers Bracewell Property to...

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Housing Opportunities Inc. plans to transfer 111-113 Bracewell Ave. to Louison House, the family support and shelter organization. This leaves the housing program with only the former Sun Cleaners property on River Street to dispose of so it can dissolve. click for more

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Habitat for Humanity Asks to Develop Williamstown-Owned...

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The Affordable Housing Trust last week received one response for its request for proposals to develop a couple of building lots. But at its Wednesday meeting, the trust's board held off on committing to the respondent. click for more

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Health News

SVMC Announces Winners of SVMC...

The contest drew nearly 70... 

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A & E

'The Mastheads' Inaugural...

The brainchild of husband and... 

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Review: 'Ragtime' at Barrington...

The societal problems of... 

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire...

More than 180 golfers on 45... 

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DownStreet Art Ready to Kick...

Over the past decade, DSA... 

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Sports

Taconic's Peaslee, Whiteley...

More than 20 recently graduated high school football players from...

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Lacrosse Officials Honor Mount...

The Berkshire County Lacrosse Officials Association have honored...

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McCann Tech Seeks Cheerleading Coach

McCann Tech is in need of a cheerleading coach for the fall and winter seasons. click for more

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New Football Alignment Spreads Out Berkshire...

The nine Berkshire County football-playing schools will compete in four leagues, and some rivalry games are off the schedule click for more

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Wahconah's Bachli, Cote Share County MVP Honors

The Berkshire County high school girls lacrosse coaches have named their all-league teams. click for more

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Taconic Baseball Wins State Title

The Taconic baseball team won the state Division 1 Championship on Saturday. click for more

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SteepleCats Drop Sunday...

The Keene Swamp Bats defeated the North Adams SteepleCats on Sunday...

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Obituaries

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Ellen L. Altschuler, 100

DALTON, Mass. — Ellen Lillian Altschuler, 100, passed away peacefully at Craneville Place of...

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Peter A. D'Amico Jr., 80

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Peter A. D'Amico Jr., 80, of North Highlands, Calif., formerly of...

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Stanley J. Kopala, 85

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Stanley J. Kopala, 85, of Adams, Mass., died on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at...

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Douglas V. Pleshaw, 74

ADAMS, Mass. — Douglas V. Pleshaw, 74, formerly of Adams, Mass., died on Wednesday, June 28,...

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David A. Alexander, 71

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — David A. Alexander, 71, died on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Baystate...

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Daniel M. Perras, 60

ADAMS, Mass. — Daniel Milton Perras, 60, of Adams, Mass., died June 23, 2017, at his...

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Leo W. Senecal, 70

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Leo William Senecal, 70, former director of Public Works for the City of...

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Katherine M. Desormeaux, 67

FLORIDA, Mass. — Katherine Marie (LaFrance) Desormeaux, 67, of Florida, Mass., died Saturday,...

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William J. Coty, 80

BENNINGTON, Vt. — William J. Coty, 80, a resident of North Street in Bennington and formerly of...

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Mount Greylock Student Injured in Motor Vehicle...

One occupant of a car involved in a single-car accident on Hopper...

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Head-On Collision North Adams Leaves One in...

A head-on collision on south Church Street on Friday afternoon left...

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Pittsfield Taps Multiple...

The City Council tapped into multiple sources to pay for a $1.3...

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Williams College Looks to...

Williams College hopes to start expanding the Spring Street...

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PEDA Hoping Site Readiness...

PEDA is hoping MassDevelopment will help make it easier to...

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Mount Greylock Student Injured in Motor Vehicle...

One occupant of a car involved in a single-car accident on Hopper...

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The Independent Investor: A Tale of Two Charities

In my last column, I wrote about the heroic volunteers of the Mercy...

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@theMarket: Markets in Pullback Mode

Financials have been held back this year because of the onerous rules...

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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: Help Dad Quit Smoking for a Happy...

Are you looking for an original, meaningful, and inexpensive Father's...

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Letter: Restore children's art

Assume that part of Mass Moca's mission is to promote, preserve and...

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Letter: Local History Destroyed

Driving to work on Tuesday, I went a different route than usual. As I...

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Local Woman Ordained as Episcopal Priest

Vogel-Polizzi was awarded the master of divinity degree from Andover...

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Two Berkshire County Women Named Unsung Heroines

After soliciting recommendations from his constituents on social...

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Berkshire County Arc Hires Family Support Manager

Stewart has completed an intensive training through the Federation...

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A & E

New ‘Party in the Park’ Returns...

People are encouraged to bring and display their classic cars.These...

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New Berkshire Art Museum Kicks...

The Berkshire Art Museum enters its fourth summer season by taking up...

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'Live on the Lake' Lineup Starts 16th Season on...

License to Groove opens this year’s concert series on July 5. Whiskey City follows on July 12, with The Bomb on July 19 and Shyne on July 16 rounding out July. In August, On Tap will perform Aug. 2, Wildcare on Aug. 9, Legal Tender on Aug. 16 and Hotshot Hillbillys on Aug. 23. click for more

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Classical Beat: Tanglewood, Taconic Music and...

During the opening week's events, from Wednesday, June 28, through Tuesday, July 4, Tanglewood celebrates the opening of their 77th Music Festival with a generous sampling of popular, classical and new music/dance concerts that are sure to attract audiences. click for more

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SVMC Announces Winners of SVMC Orthopedics Active...

The contest drew nearly 70 entries between January and April. Participants' photos were judged based on creativity, photographic quality, genuineness, connection to local community, and relation to an active life. Judges included Dr. Jonathan Cluett and a team from SVMC Orthopedics; local artist... click for more

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NEA Chairman Sees, Hears About Pittsfield's...

The creative forces in Pittsfield didn't have to work hard to convince the chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts that the arts can be a powerful force in community and economic restoration. Jane Chu was, if anything, way ahead of them. click for more

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'The Mastheads' Inaugural Writers' Residency...

The brainchild of husband and wife architecture team Chris Parkinson and Tessa Kelly, The Mastheads project recognizes Pittsfield's legacy of writers of the American Renaissance, including Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell... click for more

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Review: 'Ragtime' at Barrington Stage Company A...

The societal problems of "Ragtime" - police prejudice against blacks, prejudice against all immigrants, the privileges of the rich - remain the problems of today, which is why "Ragtime" is both deeply thought-provoking and spectacularly entertaining. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Shaker Mill Tavern

Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A 

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Korean Garden Q&A

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Manny's Pizza Q&A

Manny's Pizza Q&A click for more

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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