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New The Independent Investor: Clicks vs Bricks —...

Have you noticed that you are buying more products via the internet? Do you find yourself showroom shopping when you do make the trip to that department store or mall? It is happening to all of us and as it does, the traditional brick-and-mortar retailers are feeling the loss. click for more

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Berkshire Art Museum Opens With CAC Retrospective

Before Mass MoCA, before DownStreet Art, the Contemporary Artists Center was a converging point for the creative. The Beaver Mill center hosted a plethora of artists — from the established to the up-and-coming, from the home-grown to the international. Now selected works from nine of those... click for more

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Cheshire Selectman May Change Health Insurance...

The Selectmen agreed Tuesday that it may be beneficial to eliminate future elected officials' health insurance to save money. The issue arose during discussions over the salary review the town is currently undergoing. click for more

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Common Folk Ready to Unveil New Home

Common Folk will unveil its new home Thursday evening during DownStreet Art with a gallery opening and live music. Common Folk, the local artist collective, has never really known a sense of permanency throughout its existence. The group has moved from location to location throughout the... click for more

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North Adams Council Backs Resolution Calling for...

The City Council on Tuesday approved 7-1 a citizens' petition calling on Berkshire Health Systems to open inpatient beds for detoxification and substance abuse recovery. The vote came after more than an hour of discussion and debate and numerous comments from the public, including assertions... click for more

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Pittsfield Approves $151M Budget; $11.8M Capital...

After reviewing the mayor's proposed spending plan over the course of 22 hours, the City Council settled on an amount just $4,713 more than the mayor had proposed. The City Council gave a preliminary nod to a 151,298,664 city budget, which reflects a $6,075,123 increase over the last year, after... click for more

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Lanesborough Residents Fed Up With Obnoxious Jet...

The Narragansett neighborhood is looking for some help in stopping rowdy jet skiers from keeping them up at night. A crowd of residents from the area have lodged a complaint with the town asking for ways to squelch what they say is a group of jet skiers racing, jumping wakes, drinking and... click for more

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Pittsfield Man Arrested in Armed Robbery of K&K...

Sean Matthews, 25, of Pittsfield is accused of armed robbery of K&K Liquors on North Street with a knife at about 10:13 a.m. Police says local and state officers arrived on scene and performed an initial search of the perimeter and shortly after detectives developed Matthews was the suspect. No... click for more

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Charles E. Poulton Sr., 71

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mr. Charles E. Poulton Sr., 71, of 3 Third Ave. died Wednesday afternoon,...

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Ruth M. Poirot, 67

FLORIDA, Mass. — Ruth Marie (Foisy) Poirot, 67, of Florida died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at...

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Richard A. Zaccari Sr., 90

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mr. Richard A. Zaccari Sr., 90, of 65 Circular Ave., died Monday, June 27,...

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Ransom 'Benny' DeCoigne, 94

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Ransom Benjamin "Benny" DeCoigne, 94, of 202 North Summer St. died...

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Linda J. Higgins, 64

SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Linda J. Higgins, 64, of Main Street passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016 at...

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Edward P. Jamros Sr., 77

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Edward P. Jamros Sr., 77, of Adams died early Tuesday morning, June 28,...

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Claire Racine, 88

ADAMS, Mass. — Miss Claire Theresa Racine, 88, of 380 Old Columbia St. died early Monday...

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Chester B. Snow, 99

OTIS, Mass. — Chester Bliven Snow, 99, passed away at Fairview Commons in Great Barrington on...

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Eden Kend, 10

LEE, Mass. — Eden Kend, 10, born on October 6, 2005, the daughter of Robert and Diane Fraser...

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Pittsfield Man Arrested in Armed Robbery of K&K...

Sean Matthews, 25, of Pittsfield is accused of armed robbery of K&K...

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North Adams Police Officer Crashes Cruiser

A city police officer sustained minor injuries after his cruiser hit...

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Sprinkler System Saves Louison House

Assistant Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the electrical fire broke...

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Pittsfield's Closest City...

As the proposed Walmart Supercenter debate begins to unfold, the...

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Cheshire Planning Board...

Dollar General was cleared for a new store after more than two...

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Pittsfield Licensing Board...

The Licensing Board is giving a West Housatonic Street...

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@theMarket: Who Is Next?

The vote is in and all you have to do is look at world markets to...

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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice...

Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a...

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Fire Damages Pittsfield Apartment Kitchen

A fire caused by cooking caused damage to a Columbus Avenue...

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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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Del Gallo Challenges Democratic Candidates to...

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

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Guest Column: Bans on Plastic Bags Gaining Ground

Recently, there have been a series of single-use plastic bag bans....

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Retired Physician Joins CHP Board

As medical director for the Bureau of Primary Health Care, she led...

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BFAIR Names New Director of Program Operations...

In her new role, she will be responsible for the supervision of the...

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Jacob's Pillow Taps New Director of Marketing and...

Young will oversee the 16-person marketing department (including...

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New Berkshire Carousel Opens to...

For more than a decade, hundreds of volunteers have put hours and...

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DownStreet Art Building...

DownStreet Art opened for its eighth year on Thursday, ushering in a...

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'Independence Day:...

Skipping my usual diatribe and head-scratching inquiry as to why...

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New Jacob's Pillow Taps New Director of Marketing and...

Young will oversee the 16-person marketing department (including seasonal staff and interns) at Jacob’s Pillow and manage staff in the successful implementation of their strategic and financial goals. click for more

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Berkshire Art Museum Opens With CAC Retrospective

Before Mass MoCA, before DownStreet Art, the Contemporary Artists Center was a converging point for the creative. The Beaver Mill center hosted a plethora of artists — from the established to the up-and-coming, from the home-grown to the international. Now selected works from nine of those... click for more

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Summer Music Festival Season Heats Up

Before getting into imminent opening events, bookmark the Boston Symphony’s website, tanglewood.org, for the full summer concert schedule, season highlights, tickets and general information. click for more

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Common Folk Ready to Unveil New Home

Common Folk will unveil its new home Thursday evening during DownStreet Art with a gallery opening and live music. Common Folk, the local artist collective, has never really known a sense of permanency throughout its existence. The group has moved from location to location throughout the... click for more

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Rowling Picks Mount Greylock as Site of Fictional...

The state's highest peak was revealed on Tuesday to be the location of a school of wizardry. J.K. Rowling, author of the immensely popular "Harry Potter" series, released a short story on Tuesday on the history of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at Pottermore.com. click for more

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Lenox, Wahconah Students Win Youth Art Expo

Participating youth were asked to think about where they see themselves in nine months, and create an art piece which reflects that. Every participant submitted a piece that represented their hopes and dreams for the future. click for more

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North Adams Artist Finds Expression in Ancient...

The technique of paper quilling isn't a common one in the contemporary art world, but North Adams resident Lisa Nilsson embraced the antediluvian medium and elevated even beyond her contemporaries to her inventive and intricate — and almost obsessive — images that stretch the form to its... click for more

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Laura Bush Tours Latest Restorations at The Mount

The main focus of the tour was the recent repairs to the historic stable’s exterior, which had suffered severe deterioration click for more

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Sports

County's Softball Coaches Name...

The Berkshire County high school softball coaches Wednesday announced...

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County Girls Lacrosse Coaches...

Wahconah and Mount Greylock held down the most spots on the...

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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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Taconic Juniors to Play in New England All-Star...

Taconic High School’s Izaiyia Mestre and Ryan Abel have been selected to showcase their skills as members of the MBCA Massachusetts All-State team. click for more

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County's Boys Lacrosse Coaches Name All-Stars

The all-county teams for boys lacrosse were announced this week. click for more

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Groton-Dunstable Tops Wahconah in D3 State...

The Wahconah baseball team lost, 8-1, on Tuesday in the state semi-finals. click for more

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New Red Sox Foundation Wins North...

Red Sox Foundation recently defeated Little's Pharmacy for a North...

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Joshua Weslowski, 12, helps honor longtime Adams Little League coach...
VIDEO: Lenox's Luke Murphy hits a two-out single to drive in a pair in...
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