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Williamstown Zoning Board Demands Verizon Go to...

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After 90 minutes of testimony in a public hearing continued from December, the ZBA voted unanimously to require the petitioner to make a formal request to the Con Comm, which has jurisdiction over the park, located across the Taconic Trail (Route 2) from site where Verizon seeks special permits to... click for more

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BRPC to Choose New Executive Director Next Week

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A search committee conducted its interviews for the three finalists for the position on Thursday and Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will pick Nathaniel Karns' successor next week. Karns is retiring from the job after 23 years. He was just the second executive director since the commission... click for more

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Adams Finance Committee Approve Warrant, Reserve Fund...

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The committee went through and approved eight warrant articles Thursday for special town meeting, many that will put the town in line with Municipal Modernization Act click for more

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Clarksburg Opens Bids for Gleason Street Culvert Repair

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Town officials on Wednesday opened six bids for repairs to a 200-foot culvert that has failed near Gleason Street. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Time to Hedge Your Bets?

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However, in a scenario where inflation expectations are rising, commodities do quite well, at least for a year or so before the Fed takes away the punch bowl by raising rates. When most investors fear inflation, they buy gold as a hedge. It has worked well through past cycles. click for more

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Pittsfield Approves Cost of Living Adjustment For...

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The City Council approved providing a total of $40,000 worth of raises, or 1.5 percent increases for those two classes of employees, for both the current fiscal year and the last. click for more

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Adams to Apply For Grant Funds For Memorial Building

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After a public hearing Wednesday when Community Development Director Donna Cesan outlined the up to $550,000 grant, the Selectmen voted to go all in on the former school building this application cycle. click for more

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Taconic's Burke Wins State...

The Taconic wrestling team Saturday placed sixth in the state of...

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Taconic Girls Upend Wahconah

Ashley Rufo Saturday scored 20 points to lead the Taconic girls...

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Drury Boys Roll to Eighth Straight

The Drury boys basketball team Friday beat Belchertown. click for more

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Osorio Leads Taconic Boys Past Hoosac Valley

The Taconic boys basketball team won by 20 on Friday night. click for more

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Taconic, Monument Wrestlers in Contention at State...

Four Berkshire County wrestlers advanced to the the semi-finals in the first 10 weight class quarter-finals contested in Wakefield on Friday. click for more

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MCLA Men Win, Women Lose on...

The MCLA men's basketball team Saturday clinched the third seed in...

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Obituaries

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Carol L. (Robinson) Mallory, 69

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Carol L. (Robinson) Mallory of Great Barrington passed peacefully...

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Edward F. Carey, 82

LENOX DALE, Mass. — Edward F. Carey, 82, died Tuesday evening, February 13, 2018, at Kimball...

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Arthur H. Johnson, 72

NEW ASHFORD, Mass. — Arthur Henry Johnson, 72, of New Ashford, Mass., died Thursday, February...

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Elmer H. Kiontke, 93

ADAMS, Mass. — Elmer Herbert Kiontke, 93, of Adams, Mass., died Thursday, February 15, 2018, at...

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Harold E. Heath Sr., 93

LEE, Mass. - Harold E. Heath Sr., 93, formerly of Forest Street in Lee, died Saturday, February 10,...

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Ethan D. Spiess, 45

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mr. Ethan Donald Spiess, 45, of Pittsfield passed away suddenly on Monday,...

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Elida Naylor, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Elida Smith (Buskey) Naylor, 90, of North Adams, Mass., a longtime summer...

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Ernest R. Tatro Sr., 74

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Ernest Ralph Tatro Sr. of North Adams, Mass., died on Tuesday, February...

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Paul A. Belouin, 78

HINSDALE, Mass. — Paul A. Belouin, 78, of 154 George Schnopp Road, Hinsdale, Mass., passed away...

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Adams Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run

Police say 85-year-old Theresa Marby of 43 Spring St. was found lying...

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Pittsfield Man Arrested After Leaving Scene of...

Trevor Maffuccio was charged with leaving the scene of a personal...

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North Adams Biz Panels OK...

The Redevelopment Authority approved the creation of a new lot...

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Lanesborough Releases Economic...

A town committee has completed the long-awaited economic...

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Biz Briefs: Bank of America...

Each Bank of America, Merrill Lynch or US Trust cardholder is...

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Adams Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run

Police say 85-year-old Theresa Marby of 43 Spring St. was found lying...

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@theMarket: Markets Have Best Week in Five Years

It wouldn't surprise me if stocks took a breather about now. A bout...

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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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Guest Column: Quit Smoking to Celebrate American...

February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for...

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Letter: Still Awaiting Answers on Repainting of...

The fact of the matter is that, this citizen and others, have not...

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Letter: Looking For Fairness & Equality in Youth...

The Berkshire Blaze had been in existence previously and was...

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On a Roll Cafe

2 Great locations: Pittsfield & Lenox MA. Daily homemade soups,all meats roasted on site.

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Bella Roma Pizza

"Taste The Difference" Fast Delivery, Low Prices, Order Online, North Adams (413)663-6666

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Crisp by Hot Tomatoes

Beer + Pizza = Love! Located at Bright Ideas Brewing Co 111 Mass MoCa Way, N.Adams (413)346-4460

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Berkshire Bank Hires New Wealth Adviser

Beginning her banking career in the Berkshires 26 years ago, 16 of...

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SVMC Nurse to Speak at American Association of...

Thuermer will be a co-speaker during the research session. She will...

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The Mount Welcomes the 2018 Edith Wharton...

The three finalists were selected from a pool of more than 130...

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'Peter Rabbit': Hop to It!

Judging by the alternate cheering and jeering in reflection of this...

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'I, Tonya': Class Warfare on...

In the director's superb handling of the screenwriter's...

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The Mount Welcomes the 2018 Edith Wharton...

The three finalists were selected from a pool of more than 130 applications and will be "in-residence" for two weeks in March. Their residencies will culminate with a public event, Writers in the House, free and open to the public on March 20 at 4 p.m. click for more

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Berkshire Museum, AGO Agreement Would Allow Art...

A U.S. based museum is waiting in the wings to purchase Norman Rockwell's famed "Shuffleton's Barbershop" if an agreement between the Berkshire Museum and the Attorney General's Office is approved by the Supreme Judicial Court click for more

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IS183 Art School Names Executive Director

Castaldo has a long history with IS183 Art School, beginning as an art camper not long after IS183, then Interlaken School of Art, first opened its doors in 1991. Since then, she has been involved in all facets of the organization's programming, interning as a summer teaching assistant, teaching... click for more

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Barrington Stage Company Announces 2018 Associate...

Associate artists are integral members of the BSC theater family who have made extraordinary contributions to the theater. They have helped the theater accomplish its mission, both by collaborating on top-notch work at BSC and by fostering a close relationship with the community. click for more

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New Clark Art Exhibit Draws From Philanthropist's...

Thaw donated his collection of more than 400 drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, which celebrated the gift with the September 2017 opening of "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection," an exhibit that has drawn critical acclaim for the diversity and quality of... click for more

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'Hostiles': Requiem for the Horse Opera

This is a very studied work, contemplative, moody, often slow and then jarringly punctuated with a brutally truthful, enigmatic and almost fatalistic violence that contradicts the glorifying horse operas that came before it, and in the bargain explains the genre's dwindling popularity. click for more

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Manny's Pizza Q&A click for more

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