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Pittsfield Approves $74 Million Wastewater Upgrades

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Begrudgingly, the City Council approved a $74 million upgrade to the wastewater system, which is estimated to more than double sewer bills within the next three years. The city has been under an administrative order form the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lower the levels of phosphorous... click for more

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Bernard Suggests North Adams May Hold Spectrum Meeting

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Complaints have been rife as frustrated cable customers have dealt with poor customer service, slow or interrupted internet connections, pricey new digital boxes and dropped channels since Charter's takeover of Time-Warner — the area's only cable service. click for more

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Williamstown Select Board Salutes Volunteers, Recommends...

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Chairman Hugh Daley opened the meeting by talking about an incident over the weekend when he witnessed local youth Teague Murphy selflessly wade into the Green River to remove some construction materials that had been thrown into the water. click for more

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Taconic High Principal Tapped for Adams-Cheshire...

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The School Committee said it was a difficult decision but didn't debate too long Tuesday night before voting in favor of Vosburgh. Although the six members present thought all three final candidates would do a good job, the majority of the committee felt Vosburgh was the best fit for the... click for more

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VFW Post 448 Donates 10K To 'Operation Copsicle'

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The Police Department's efforts to purchase an ice cream truck took a significant step forward on Tuesday with a $10,000 donation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 448. "This Copsicle operation the Police Department has established and trying to get funding for this truck is a very... click for more

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State, Federal Officials to Showcase Housatonic River...

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The open house will also include a discussion of the anticipated fourth and final round of funding for restoration projects to compensate for natural resources that were injured or lost as a result of the release of hazardous materials from the General Electric facility in Pittsfield into the... click for more

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North Adams to Push Back Barriers on Beaver Street

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The cement blocks had been put in place after a mudslide knocked sizable boulders into the road. click for more

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Stockbridge Officials Share Concerns With Lt. Gov....

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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito vowed to work with town, state, and federal officials to find a way forward with the Stockbridge Bowl dredging project. The $4 million project to restore the lake was stalled recently when an endangered snail was found to be located there and in only one other state lake.... click for more

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Berkshires Beat: Sen. Hinds...

Dr. Dempsey participates in... 

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Biz Briefs: Nonprofit Center...

Nominations were solicited... 

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Concert Benefits Girls...

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MCLA Presents 'Into the Woods'

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Clayton Leads Wahconah Boys...

The Wahconah boys lacrosse team defeated Lee on Wednesday.

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Pittsfield Boys Tennis Blanks...

The Pittsfield boys tennis team earned a 5-0 win on Tuesday.

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Cummings, Belouin Lead Mount Greylock Boys Lax...

The Mount Greylock boys lacrosse team defeated Taconic on Wednesday at BCC. click for more

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Pittsfield's Perkett Gets 100th Hit in Win over...

The Pittsfield softball team defeated Wahconah on Tuesday. click for more

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Jones Scores Five to Lead Mount Greylock Girls Lax...

Carolyn Jones scored five goals Tuesday to lead the Mount Greylock girls lacrosse team to a 15-8 win over Wahconah. click for more

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Booth Homers, Pitches Drury Softball to Victory

Katie Booth came on in relief to throw three shutdown innings in the circle and hit a game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth as the Drury softball team Tuesday defeated Mohawk Trail, 10-8. click for more

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Hoosac Valley Grad Puppolo...

Hoosac Valley graduate Kali Puppolo Sunday threw a no-hitter to help...

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Obituaries

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Louis J. Petersoli, 100

LEE, Mass. — Louis J. Petersoli, 100, of Lee died Monday, April 23, 2018, at Kimball Farms...

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Ronald C. Dimanche, 77

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ronald C. Dimanche, 77, of Wilson Street passed away on Saturday, April 21,...

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Margaret Walker, 91

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Margaret Walker, 91, formerly of 164 Daniels Ave., Pittsfield, passed away...

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Richard Jones, 86

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Richard A. Jones Sr., 86, of 100 Balance Rock Road, Lanesborough, Mass.,...

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Dorothy J. Russett, 85

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dorothy Jean (Bigelow) Russett, 85, of 76 Bradford Street, North Adams,...

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Wendy M. McCarthy, 53

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Wendy Marie (Roy) McCarthy, 53, of Williamstown, Mass., died on Thursday,...

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Julia E. Ramirez, 86

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Julia E. Ramirez, 86, passed away on April 20, 2018, at her home,...

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Mae V. Canale, 96

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mae Virginia (Courtemanche) Canale, 96, of North Adams, Mass., died...

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Leslie G. Reiche, 70

LENOX, Mass. — Leslie G. Reiche, 70, died Friday morning, April 20, 2018, at her...

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Adams Firefighters Battle Apartment Building...

Firefighters from Adams and Cheshire were able to contain a major...

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North Adams Firefighters Save Home From Garage...

The blaze melted the vinyl siding off the north side and the back of...

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Biz Briefs: Nonprofit Center...

Nominations were solicited throughout February and March. A team...

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Berkshires Near Economic...

The county is about halfway toward creating an economic...

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North Adams Committee Finding...

Cohen had developed the survey through surveymonkey.com to...

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Adams Firefighters Battle Apartment Building...

Firefighters from Adams and Cheshire were able to contain a major...

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North Adams Firefighters Save Home From Garage...

The blaze melted the vinyl siding off the north side and the back of...

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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: Stephanie Boyd for Williamstown Planning...

I write to urge fellow Williamstown residents to vote for Stephanie...

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Letter: Bring Back the Mill Children

We have been told a number of times that meetings and decisions were...

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Letter: North Adams Going to Pot

This writer is amazed that this legislation might pass and has, thus...

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The Roasted Garlic

Excellent Food, Affordable Prices, Casual Atmosphere. Pittsfield, MA (413)499-9910

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Porsche of Clifton Park

Inventory Reduction Sale! New Country Porsche of Clifton Park, NY (518)664-4448

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Meadow Farm Equipment

Power Equipment, Lawn Mowers & Trimmers, Chain Saws, Sow Plows & Blowers, Generators, & more. Lee MA

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BHS Expands Endocrinology Care With Addition of...

Dr. Rana is accepting new patients in need of endocrinology and...

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BCC Students to be Inducted Into National Honor...

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of junior and community...

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NCF Honors 13 Williams Students, Alumni

The National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency, was...

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New ArtCountry Enters Second Year...

Museum officials said last year that the concept of cultural...

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ArtWeek to Launch Across...

For the first time, ArtWeek events will take place across the...

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SVHC Auxiliary Hosts Exhibit of School Children’s...

The show includes pieces selected from more than 200 kindergarten through 12th-grade students representing each of the eight schools in the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. click for more

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'Ready Player One': It's All a Game

Although the film bounces back and forth between reality and its cause célèbre, virtual reality, we are ultimately relieved when we grok that beneath all the layers of surrealism and cutting-edge chimera, it's just good vs. evil fighting it out in high-tech trappings. click for more

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Concert Benefits Girls Empowerment

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Berkshire HorseWorks, a 501c3 based in Richmond that provides EAGALA Model Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to those at risk and equine-assisted team building for organizations of all kinds. click for more

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MCLA Presents 'Into the Woods'

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on April 21, 21, 27 and 28, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 29, in Venable Theater on the MCLA campus. A talkback will take place after the 8 p.m. show on Saturday, April 28. click for more

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'Isle of Dogs': Will Wag Your Tail

Thus the best tack to take, if you can, is to sit back, relax and enjoy this genre heir to "Animal Farm" for its quirkily infatuating surface tale, allowing your brain's tumblers to bounce, adjust and absorb the subtextual, implied and exquisitely threaded hidden meanings at your own pace. click for more

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Choreographer Wins Jacob's Pillow Dance Award

The Bessie Award-winning choreographer, director and alumnus of The School at Jacob’s Pillow joins a group of honorees that includes Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar of Big Dance Theater, Kyle Abraham of Abraham.in.Motion, Michelle Dorrance of Dorrance Dance, Camille A. Brown of Camille A. Brown &... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Manny's Pizza

Manny's Pizza Q&A 

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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Flavours Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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