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Stephentown Man Sentenced To 30 Years in Jail For...

A Stephentown, N.Y. man was sentenced to 30 years in jail on drugs charges, the investigation into which included 14 Berkshire County residents being indicted, including former City Councilor Paul Capitiano. click for more

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Pittsfield Celebrates 10 Years of Third Thursday

The city has had its ups and downs over the last decade but one thing has remained constant - Third Thursday. Put on by the city's Office of Cultural Development, the street fair is held monthly throughout the summer is still going strong. At July's event, the organizers celebrated the 10 year... click for more

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Pokemon Go Players Asked Not to Block Cheshire...

The Cheshire Fire Department is asking players not to hang around the station after players have been found blocking doors with their vehicles. "We have had numerous incidents lately where we have gone to our station to respond to an emergency call and have found vehicles parked in front of our... click for more

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Pittsfield Police Still Investigating Hit And Run...

Police are investigating a hit and run accident in which the driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle fled on foot. Police say 25-year-old Kelly McAllister was traveling east on Columbus Avenue and had the right of way at the intersection of Dewey Avenue when another vehicle ran the stop sign at... click for more

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The Independent Investor: Candidates & the Economy

As the GOP political convention winds down and the Democrat convention gears up, we continue to hear a steady stream of economic "one liners" from the candidates. We all know that fixing the economy is one of the major issues of this campaign but so far the candidates are long on words and short on... click for more

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Adams to Pursue Medical Marijuana Bylaw

Weed is weighing heavy on the minds of some town officials. Although the Selectmen unanimously voted Wednesday to request the Planning Board to draft a medical marijuana zoning bylaw, some members were hesitant to start the process. Selectman Joseph Nowak was not among them. He has been... click for more

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BRPC Hears Update To 'Last Mile' Broadband Plan

Finishing out the so-called "last mile" of broadband connectivity will take a flexible approach, giving towns an array of options to connect, according to Massachusetts Technology Collaborative implementation liaison Bill Ennen. Ennen was appointed to the role which serves as an middle man... click for more

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George J. Sherman Jr., 76

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — George J. Sherman Jr., 76, of 176 Columbus Ave., Berkshiretown Apartments,...

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John J. Lewis, 57

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — John J. Lewis, 57, of 73 Mohegan St. died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at...

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Fredrick C. Valenti, 89

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Frederick C. Valenti, 89, of 292 Newell St., the Lakewood section of...

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Omar Montoya, 47

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Omar Montoya, 47, of Delray Beach, Fla., recently residing in...

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Russell F. Carpenter, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Russell Field Carpenter of Williamstown died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at...

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Barbara A. Williams, 72

HANCOCK, Mass. — Barbara Ann (Preite) Williams of Hancock died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 19,...

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Charles E. Gardner Sr., 82

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Charles "Chuck" E. Gardner Sr., 82, a lifelong resident of...

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Lionel D. Smith, 66

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lionel (Spike) D. Smith, 66, of Allendale Pines, 245 Cheshire Road,...

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Robert L. Deloria, 84

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Robert Leon Deloria, 84, of 79 Roberta Road, formerly of Strong Avenue,...

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Stephentown Man Sentenced To 30 Years in Jail For...

A Stephentown, N.Y. man was sentenced to 30 years in jail on drugs...

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Pittsfield Police Still Investigating Hit And Run...

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SABIC Leaves 'Bittersweet'...

By the end of the year SABIC may be gone. But not...

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Pittsfield Celebrates 10 Years...

The city has had its ups and downs over the last decade but one...

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PERC Presents 31-Page Document...

Clairmont essentially put a halt to an ongoing debate over land...

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Pittsfield Police Still Investigating Hit And Run...

Police are investigating a hit and run accident in which the driver...

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Pittsfied Duplex On...

An early morning fire destroyed a Robbins Avenue duplex, leaving two...

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Vehicle Towing Boat Catches Fire Near Pontoosuc...

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Cancilla said six firefighters from two...

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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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R.K. Miles Announces Snowmobile Sweepstakes...

R.K. Miles on Friday announced the winner of its Makita 100 Years of...

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North Adams' Moulton Blocks Two Shots, MCLA...

The MCLA women's basketball team won its fifth straight on Wednesday...

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Letter: Blue Star Parents Group Forming

Berkshire County has many residents serving in the military – active,...

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Letter: Support a Pittsfield Ban on Exotic Circus...

We as people wouldn't like to be subjected to the type of treatment...

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Del Gallo Challenges Democratic Candidates to...

The following is an open letter from Rinaldo Del Gallo III, candidate...

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Adams Community Bank Employees Complete New...

The New England School for Financial Studies is an intensive two-year...

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Berkshire County Banker Completes ABA School of...

The only national school of its kind, the program provides marketers,...

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Two Local Women Join Wild Oats Management Team

Sarah Thurston Housman, a native of Williamstown, was appointed as...

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Pittsfield Celebrates 10...

The city has had its ups and downs over the last decade but one thing...

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'Ghostbusters': The Graces of...

But while a sizable portion of the joy is also the sheer...

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Barrington Stage Names New Trustees

"I am thrilled to welcome three dynamic new board members to the Barrington Stage family. They will give our board and our organization a richer, deeper understanding of our Berkshire community and how we can serve it more effectively," said ​Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. click for more

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Great Music at Tanglewood, Manchester and...

And, if the offerings at Tanglewood aren’t enough to pique your musical interest, there are also outstanding performances to be enjoyed at the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont and the Glimmerglass Festival in historic Cooperstown, N.Y. All three venues present great music performed in bucolic... click for more

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Barrington Stage Opens Headquarters on North...

Barrington Stage Company is moving its headquarters into the newly opened Wolfson Theater Center at 122 North St. The 28,000-square-foot building will be the company's main headquarters and will house its administrative offices, which will all be under one roof for the first time since the company... click for more

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Shire City Sessions Returns, Bringing Original...

The Shire City Sessions concert series has moved to the Common. Four shows will be played in July and August on Monday nights at the common featuring an array of original bands with regional or national draw. The series in its second year after last year hold three concerts in the parking lot of... click for more

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'The Secret Life of Pets': Won't be Secret Fur...

While "The Secret Life of Pets" isn't quite "Lady and the Tramp" (1955), I've no problem mentioning the two kiddy flicks in the same sentence. Both are proof positive that you can learn a lot from the animals, especially the cartoon variety if they're as lovable as Max, a Jack Russell terrier... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Corn Season

In researching local corn stories over the years, I have been told, over and over, by local farmers that their sweet corn and all local sweet corn was not genetically modified, whether it was organically or conventionally raised. They told me GM seed producers will not sell their seed in quantities... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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Sports

Sheedy Honing Her Lacrosse...

Pittsfield High sophomore Clare Sheedy is headed to a prestigious...

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Berkshire Trio Excel with...

Jenna Benzinger, Grace Guachione and Peyton Steinman continue to...

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Legendary Coach George 'Buddy' Pellerin Dies at 77

The funeral for Pittsfield coaching legend George 'Buddy' Pellerin is scheduled for Friday morning. click for more

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County's Softball Coaches Name Hunt MVP

The Berkshire County high school softball coaches Wednesday announced their all-star teams for 2016. click for more

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County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Name All-Star Teams

Wahconah and Mount Greylock held down the most spots on the all-Berkshire County girls lacrosse teams announced on Tuesday. click for more

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Lenox's Meisberger, Pittsfield's Rich Named County...

Berkshire County's high school track and field coaches have announced their all-county team for 2016. click for more

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New Pittsfield Americans Win...

The Pittsfield American League All-Stars Saturday won the...

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