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The Independent Investor: World's Bread Basket No More

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The recent controversy over dairy trade policies between the Trump administration and Canada is only the tip of the iceberg. While Trump is selectively picking on one particular product, the truth is that the United States is losing its competitive advantage in many areas of agriculture. click for more

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Figment Brings Art, Music Back to Windsor Lake

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Last year's first Figment event brought hundreds of people to participate in games and art projects, and to stay for the "after dark" portion of music and dancing. The worldwide initiative promotes free interactive arts-focused activities for all ages to bring communities together. click for more

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Pittsfield School Officials Approve Further Budget Cuts

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The proposed school budget has been cut again, raising the number of layoffs to 75.6. However, the teacher's union is foregoing some $300,000 worth of step raises to save some of those jobs. On Wednesday the School Committee adopted a proposed budget of $60,686,338, with the city's share of that... click for more

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Clarksburg Opens Bids for Horrigan Road Repairs

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The Select Board on Wednesday night opened five bids for paving and work on the mile-long road that runs from Middle Road to the Vermont State Line. Town meeting in 2015 had overwhelmingly approved borrowing up to $235,000 for the project as well as an immediate borrowing of $65,000 to address... click for more

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Mount Greylock Building Project May Take on Parking Lot

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The chairman of the district's School Building Committee reported that because of cost savings realized to date in the $65 million addition/renovation project, he is hopeful that the building project will be able to add a badly needed parking lot resurfacing project back into the project. click for more

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Cheshire Grants Use of Elementary School For Summer...

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The Selectmen voted 2-1 to allow the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District to use Cheshire Elementary School for summer programming and its central office. After an at times contentious discussion Tuesday, the board voted to allow a summer day-care program and a special education summer damp... click for more

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North Adams Adopts 'Age-Friendly' Strategy

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North Adams is keeping the needs of its senior citizens in mind as it develops projects and programs. The City Council on Tuesday night unanimously adopted an "age-friendly community strategy" that commits the city to improving the physical and social environment for the city's elderly. click for more

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Sports

Hillard Pitches Drury Past...

The Drury baseball team earned a 3-2 win at Hoosac Valley on...

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Matte, McCann Tech Baseball...

The McCann Tech baseball team Thursday defeated Mount Everett.

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Mount Greylock Boys Win at Pittsfield

The Mount Greylock boys tennis team earned a 4-1 win at Pittsfield on Thursday. click for more

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Mount Everett Softball Tops Hoosac Valley

Chandler DeGrenier Thursday pitched the Mount Everett softball team to victory over Hoosac Valley. click for more

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Wahconah Boys Lacrosse Rallies Late to Top Lee

Wyatt Schleicher Thursday scored three goals for the Wahconah boys lacrosse team in a win over Lee. click for more

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Eugene's Six Goals Lead Hoosac Boys at Pittsfield

The Hoosac Valley boys lacrosse team defeated Pittsfield on Thursday. click for more

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Cages Baseball Club Offers...

The Cages Baseball Club collegiate all-star team will offer four...

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Obituaries

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Gillian Seidl, 78

SHEFFIELD — Gillian Seidl, 78, of Bull Hill Road, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017....

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Joseph G. Bissaillon, 80

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joseph George Bissaillon, 80, of North Adams, Mass., died on Thursday,...

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Albert H. Chenail, 96

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Albert Harvey Chenail, 96, of North Adams, Mass., died on Thursday, April...

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Tania Gajda, 80

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Marcelle Tania (Quervin) Gajda, of 7 Woods Drive, Adams, died in the early...

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Dorothy Wehry, 89

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Doris J. Wehry, 89, of 20 Howe Road, Pittsfield, died Monday April 24,...

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Sylvia Cone, 76

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Sylvia Colla Cone, 76, of Pittsfield died April 24, 2017, at Springside of...

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Mary Ellen Sheerin-Rando, 62

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Ellen Sheerin-Rando of Pittsfield passed away Saturday, April 22,...

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Ann O'Brien, 74

LEE, Mass. — Ann M. O'Brien, formerly of Lee, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23,...

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Richard D. Cota, 80

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Richard David Cota, 80, of North Adams, Mass., died on Wednesday, April...

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Pittsfield Police Arrest Two On Firearm Charges...

Police seized a number of guns from a Linden Street home Friday...

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Cheshire Man Killed In Head-on Collision in...

A Cheshire man was killed Monday afternoon in an head-on collision on...

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Richardello, Gaspardi-Febles...

When Esther Quinn died in 1998 the local business community lost...

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Muraca Buys Nuclea Assets,...

Patrick Muraca is picking up where he left off with Nuclea...

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire Money...

Prior to the projected move-in date, Berkshire Money Management...

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Pittsfield Police Arrest Two On Firearm Charges...

Police seized a number of guns from a Linden Street home Friday...

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The Independent Investor: World's Bread Basket...

The recent controversy over dairy trade policies between the Trump...

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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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Candidate Statement: Christine Hoyt for Adams...

As we strolled down the sidewalk with Mount Greylock in the distance,...

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Letter: Vote for Christine Hoyt on May 1

Christine has the knowledge and experience to improve our town's...

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Flavours of Malaysia

Freshly cooked-to-order authentic Malaysian and Asian cooking. Pittsfield, MA 413-443-3188.

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Mario's Restaurant

Authentic Italian Food, Elegant Atmosphere, New 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu New Lebanon, NY (518)794-949

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New 'Born in China': Animal...

One of the key joys of seeing "Born in China," a splendidly...

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Norman Rockwell Museum...

The family returned their claims payment to Chubb in exchange for the...

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New Gallery Drawn by North Adams' Air of...

A new art gallery in downtown North Adams is the result of the city's unique relationship with contemporary art as a lure to artists from other places. Gravity Gallery co-owners Lynn Richardson and Paul McMullan first became acquainted with the city in 2012 when both artists displayed work in... click for more

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'Gifted': The Long and Short of It

Mckenna Grace's superb, empathic depiction of the wunderkind, a modern, younger variation of the reflective, knowledge-hungry Francie portrayed by Peggy Ann Garner in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945), is delightfully hopeful. click for more

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Bidwell House Museum Taps New Executive Director

Effective May 1, Kowalski will take over the director position from Barbara Palmer, who has served the museum as executive director for the past seven and a half years. click for more

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'Going in Style': Bank Heist Steals Your Heart

A convivial give-and-take alternates between the sad economic facts about senior citizens in the richest country in the world having to choose between medicine and food, and the wacky, near burlesque, devil-may-care antics of these three indomitable regalers of life's pageant. And, just to pepper... click for more

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'Ghost in the Shell': Machine Politics

They have been duped into thinking that things will be better for them in their demagogue's phony world, and enthusiastically bear false witness to obfuscate the quest for honesty. Such is what is sown out of fear and in search of pie-in-the-sky solutions. It is much easier to believe in ideology... click for more

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Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program Names...

Balint's mission is to enhance the relevance and reputation of HAHS member sites in their communities so as to contribute to a national conversation on the arts in American public life. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant

Grazie's Italian Restaurant... 

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Manny's Pizza Q&A

Manny's Pizza Q&A click for more

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Korean Garden Q&A

Korean Garden Q&A click for more

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A click for more

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