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New The Independent Investor: What Happens to Your Pet After...

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You must understand that legally a dog, cat, horse or any other kind of pet is not considered a human being. They are considered your property. As such, Titus is our "property" and the law states that you can't leave property to a piece of property. click for more

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Adams Visitors Center Parking Lot Eyed for Revamp

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Community Development Director Donna Cesan said this year's Community Development Block Grant application reflects the strategic plan approved by the Selectmen in 2015 for community and downtown development. The maximum the town can apply for this year is $800,000 and the deadline is March 10.... click for more

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Dissolving Adams-Cheshire May Not Be Financially...

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The potential closure of an elementary school has had officials in Adams and Cheshire mulling the possibility of breaking up the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District. But the options for changing the 50-year-old agreement or dissolving it all appear cumbersome and financially ineffective. click for more

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Pittsfield's Finance Director Reports Strong Revenue...

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To date, the city is hitting its estimates for revenue. But, there are still some budget lines which are being continually monitored. Director of Finance Matthew Kerwood presented a report of the city's fiscal year 2017 to date. He said so far there are a few budget lines which look to go into... click for more

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No Trial Date Set in 2015 Adams Terrorism Case

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It likely will be at least mid-June before there is any talk of a trial date in the case of the United States vs. Alexander Ciccolo. On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson set June 20 for the next hearing in the case, which has dragged on for more than 18 months while... click for more

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North Adams Misses Out on Downtown Funding

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Wednesday capped a monthslong effort by a local team headed by City Councilor Benjamin Lamb and Events Coordinator Suzy Helme that first nominated North Adams. The city joined seven other communities selected from 14,000 nominations as semifinalists last fall. click for more

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Cheshire Concerned About Share of School District Costs

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The Selectmen are wondering about cost sharing between Cheshire and Adams with the expected closing of an elementary school. Of major concern is the town's responsibility for repairs to C.T. Plunkett School in Adams if Cheshire School should close. click for more

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New Mount Greylock's Pelletier in...

Six Berkshire County wrestlers competed in all-state championships on...

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Walker Leads Taconic in...

The Taconic boys basketball team Thursday beat Drury to claim the...

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Frederick Leads Hoosac Girls to League-Clinching...

The Hoosac Valley girls basketball team Thursday came from behind to beat Pittsfield. click for more

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Taconic Girls Finish 'Disappointing' Season with a...

Shalee Conyers Thursday led the Taconic girls basketball team past Drury. click for more

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Mount Everett Icers Come Back to Win Season Finale

The Mount Everett hockey team defeated Wahconah on Wednesday night. click for more

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Monson Girls Top Drury

The Monson girls basketball team defeated Drury, 50-40, on Wednesday night. click for more

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Adams, North Adams Softball...

The Adams Lassie League and Northern Berkshire Softball will play...

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New 'Lion': A Prince of the Jungle

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New MCLA Professor Begins 'The 50...

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The 10X10 Festival continues... 

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Miss Hall's School Presents...

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Charles E. Burnick, 83

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Charles E. Burnick, 83, of 159 Ridgeway Ave., Pittsfield, died peacefully...

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Jennie R. Sciola, 92

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jennie R. Sciola, 92, of 47 Dickinson Ave., passed away on Sunday, February...

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Mary H. Bardwell, 91

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary H. Bardwell, 91, of Berkshire Place, formerly of Salisbury Court, died...

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Bessie May Morin, 83

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Bessie May Patricia (Garceau) Morin, 83, of North Adams died on Wednesday,...

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Pauline L. Perrier, 77

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pauline Lillian (Robert) Perrier, 77, of Pittsfield and formerly of...

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Lucy E. Sherrill, 87

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Lucy Elizabeth (Amner) Sherrill, 87, of Williamstown died Monday,...

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John Haines Spencer Jr., 80

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — John Haines Spencer Jr., 80. passed away on Sunday, February 19,...

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Kenneth J. Rosenburg, 78

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Kenneth Joseph Rosenburg, 78, died on February 17, 2016, at the Vermont...

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Virginia B. Schwarzer, 76

PITTSFIELD, Mass — Virginia B. Schwarzer, 76, of 20 Frederick St., formerly of Adams, passed...

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New Adams Sets Challenge to Make...

The local BagShare Project uses recycled materials — mainly...

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@theMarket: Market Stalls at Record Highs

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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: firefighters

Congratulation to the nine all white male firefighter that Pittsfield...

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Letter: Adams-Cheshire at a Cross Road

Nearly 50 years ago, the two communities came together to form one...

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Letter: Quitting Smoking the 'Perfect Valentine's...

February is American Heart Month, so before you think about what kind...

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IS183 Art School of the Berkshires Adds Three to...

"We are thrilled to welcome Joyce, Rose and Robin to the Board of...

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William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty...

McNair is an experienced agent, who previously was a partner at her...

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces New Board of...

As members of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Board of Trustees, Abraham,...

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New 'Lion': A Prince of the...

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New IS183 Art School of the Berkshires Adds Three to...

"We are thrilled to welcome Joyce, Rose and Robin to the Board of IS183," said Andy Foster, IS183 board chair. "The addition of their energy, expertise and enthusiasm will be of significant value to our community art school. I, and the entire board, look forward to working with them closely in the... click for more

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$30 Million Expansion Project Planned for...

The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced the investment Tuesday night. The four-building complex is being designed to support the performance and rehearsal activities of the Tanglewood Music Center and will be the focus point of the new Tanglewood Learning Institute click for more

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Berkshire Scenic Releases Strong Ridership Numbers...

In the first year the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum gave rides to 9,600 passengers on the Hoosac Valley Service. The 8-mile ride from North Adams to Renfrew and back kicked off in October of 2015 with a few pilot rides. It returned for a few more in December and then went full speed ahead in... click for more

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'The Oscar Picks: Betrayed': The Great Goldberger...

Now, it bears informing that much of what followed is uncertain in its details, and will imminently be thoroughly investigated by a panel of independent chipmunks. But it's definitely a conspiracy meant to undermine the peace, tranquility and high-minded principles that have long comprised the... click for more

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces New Board of...

As members of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Board of Trustees, Abraham, Patrick, Patti and Whelan will utilize their unique abilities, interests, and experiences to guide, sustain, and promote the Pillow. The board is responsible for successfully defining and carrying out the organization’s mission in... click for more

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Pittsfield's Paintbox Public Art Program Returns

Last year the seemingly ordinary utility boxes throughout the downtown was transformed into colorful and vibrant pieces of art. Now, it is time to do some more. The Artscape Committee announced the return of the paintbox program, which is an art competition with eight winners decorating the... click for more

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