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Salvation Army Donates Hundreds of Winter Coats to...

The Veterans Services Office on Tuesday took delivery of nearly 30 bags fillled with warm coats for local veterans. The donation came courtesy of the Salvation Army and was prompted by a chance meeting between office assistant Tina Samson and Capt. Katherine Corno of the local Salvation Army... click for more

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Pittsfield Fire Makes Terminally Ill 3-Year-Old...

Three-year-old Tony Maschino would hear sirens, look for the lights, and wave to passing fire truck or police cruiser. "This is something he truly loves. He's always been a fan of the Police and Fire departments. We'd be driving down the street and he'd be wanting to put his window down to wave... click for more

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Pittsfield Looks to Add Inspection Sticker Clause...

Better keep up with vehicle inspection stickers or you could be soon be breaking city code. Mayor Linda Tyer has put forth a petition which adds language to the junk vehicle code saying any vehicle without a valid state inspection sticker would be illegal to store on property after 48 hours. The... click for more

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Williamstown Elementary Principal Lays Out...

Maintaining staff and reinstating programs cut in the fiscal 2017 budget process are among the priorities of Williamstown Elementary School's principal. Joelle Brookner gave a presentation to the School Committee at its Nov. 30 meeting in an order to help the panel understand the budget numbers... click for more

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North Adams Movieplex Holds 'Five For Free' Food...

Those who donate five non-perishable food goods can see a free movie of their choice at the North Adams Movieplex. The downtown theater will hold its annual "Five For Free" food drive Tuesday night to benefit the Berkshire Dream Center. click for more

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Pittsfield Committee to Consider Seat Belts on...

When the wheels on the bus take a hard right turn or hit a speed bump, children can often get tossed out of their seat. That's why the Public Safety Advisory Committee is going to look into possibly getting seatbelts on buses. The discussion comes right on the heels of a crash in Chattanooga,... click for more

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North Adams Groups Holding Toy & Clothing Drive

The city's emergency responders are teaming up with the Northern Berkshire Family YMCA and North Adams Rotary to conduct a Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive this Thursday, Dec. 8, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Walmart on Curran Highway. click for more

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Regional Planners Still Waiting On DLTA Funds To...

BRPC Executive Director Nathaniel Karns wants to help move the Eagle Mill redevelopment along. But, he isn't sure if he'll have the funds to do it. Last year, Berkshire Regional Planning Commission began the process of crafting a 40R zoning overlay district. It is a series of regulations aimed... click for more

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New Brown, Carpenter Named co-MVPs...

The Berkshire County South Division coaches released their all-star...

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High School Bowling League...

Drury's bowlers edged Pittsfield on opening day on Friday at Ken's...

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'For Them to Play Here Was Huge:' Wahconah Savors...

The Wahconah football team Saturday enjoyed the kind of experience most high school football players only dream about. click for more

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Mashpee Comes Back to Top Wahconah in State Final

The Wahconah football team Saturday felt short in its bid to win a state championship. click for more

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Wahconah Seniors Savor Return Trip to Foxborough

The Wahconah football team faces Mashpee on Saturday afternoon for a state championship. click for more

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Bledsoe to High School Captains: Game 'Develops,...

Wahconah's football captains were at Gillette Stadium Tuesday for the Football State Championship Breakfast. click for more

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High School Athletes Learn...

One of the chief lessons of Tuesday's Berkshire County...

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Wahconah Athletics football receives its state runner-up trophy on...
Wahconah Athletics takes 13-12 lead on Genaway 9 run.
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Obituaries

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Gertrude L. Oles, 84

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gertrude Lilymay (Lasher) Oles, 84, of Holy Family Terrace in North Adams,...

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Patrick Kelly, 32

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The life of Patrick Henley Kelly was tragically cut short by an accident on...

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Joann R. Walton

WINDSOR, Mass. — Joann Regina Mawhinney Walton of Windsor, who died Tuesday, November 29, 2016,...

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Richard B. Petell, 58

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Richard Brion Petell, 58, beloved father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle...

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William M. Chittenden, 92

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. William Martin Chittenden of Adams died peacefully on Friday, December 2,...

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A. Michael Rinaldi, 68

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. A. Michael Rinaldi, 68, of Adams died on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at his...

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Frederick F. Pietras, 100

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Frederick F. Pietras, 100, of Adams died Tuesday afternoon, November 29,...

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Ronald S. Goss, 85

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Ronald Salvatore Goss, 85, of Williamstown passed away on Monday,...

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Lawrence E. "Larry" Brothers Jr.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lawrence E. "Larry" Brothers Jr. passed away Saturday, December...

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Pittsfield Teen Accosted On Elm Street

Police are looking for a man who accosted a 17-year-old girl on Elm...

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to MassHealth Fraud

A Pittsfield man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection...

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New Eversource Plans Solar Projects...

Eversource is now in the permitting stage for two solar...

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Biz Briefs: Downtown Window...

The Berkshire Emporium will receive a gift certificate with the...

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North Adams Indoor Sports...

The Cages at the Mill is entering its fourth year of providing...

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Pittsfield Teen Accosted On Elm Street

Police are looking for a man who accosted a 17-year-old girl on Elm...

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Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty to MassHealth Fraud

A Pittsfield man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in connection...

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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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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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Guest Column: Going to the Dogs

Years ago, cities and towns started eliminating the swimming pools...

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Letter: Condemn Trump/Bannon

I stood before this City Council in 2003 to ask the council to stand...

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Letter: Thanks for Quitting Smoking

This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a...

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Hoosac Valley Names Adams Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship is based on the student's high academic achievement...

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Williams Professor Wins Musicological Society...

The H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of...

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SVHC Honors Employees with 2016 Putnam Awards

One award every year is presented for each of the organization’s five...

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'Moonlight': Illuminating

It is a subtlety among the ferocity, a nod to the human heart and...

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Drury to Perform Manilow's...

More than 65 students in the Drury arts wing will take their audience...

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Barrington Stage Company Names Director of...

Pirsig joins the Barrington Stage Company team having previously served as the director of development at Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock, N.C.) and assistant director of development for Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk. click for more

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Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of...

During his tenure at the Museum he has secured funding for art conservation, art storage and facilities needs, overseen a 1,600 percent growth in collections and curated or co-curated a number of contemporary exhibitions such as "Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure" and "Litgraphic: The World of... click for more

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Common Folk Host Play Examining Gun Violence

Common Folk will host the play "Venable 8: Three Lessons on Gun Violence" followed by a conversation in hopes to disarm the difficult discussion about gun violence in schools. The local artist's collective production of the three-act play this week examines gun violence in the classroom, why it... click for more

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'Bleed for This': Middleweight Contender

Based on a true story, the travail that was "The Pazmanian Devil's" career should please boxing fans who know the history, and perhaps viewers in general who appreciate a good old struggle against overwhelming odds. Miles Teller is convincing as the pugnacious protagonist, a portrayal only enhanced... click for more

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Classical Beat: Taconic Music Presents First...

Cellist Michael Rudiakov established the tradition of holiday concerts about 20 years ago. After his passing in November of 2000, it was carried on by son Ariel and daughter-in-law Joana. For many years, the concerts were held at the Dorset Church as part of the Manchester Music Festival; this year... click for more

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New Hoosac Valley Theatre Department Performs...

In the past, Hoosac Valley has only done musicals. Boyer said many students are very interested in theater and wanted more options. "They are very excited and they are really happy to do something different because we have only done musicals here so to have a real play for kids who don't like to... click for more

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