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North Adams Police Seeking Information on...

The Police Department is asking for assistance in investigating a number of break-ins in the Church Street area after another home was robbed Tuesday afternoon. According to the department, it is working closely with the campus police at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Campus Police on... click for more

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Q&A With MCLA President James Birge

Originally called the North Adams Normal School, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was founded to train public school teachers. True to that heritage, today's MCLA faculty members take seriously their role as educators. That is the message the college's 12th president received when he... click for more

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Lanesborough, Berkshire Mall Getting Closer to...

A settlement regarding the assessment of the Berkshire Mall may be near. The Baker Hill Road District's Prudential Committee held an emergency meeting with the Board of Selectmen Monday night, in which both boards discussed the current Appellate Tax Board cases between Berkshire Mall LLC. and... click for more

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Local Author Unveils Real Magic on Mount Greylock

Local author Kristen Demeo has written "Shrouded in The Mist" to show kids the facts behind the fictional Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry located on the summit of Mount Greylock. When Demeo heard that J.K. Rowling, the author of the "Harry Potter" book series, chose Mount Greylock... click for more

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Senator Warren Holding Presentation on 'America's...

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be at Berkshire Community College on Saturday for a public forum on "America's Agenda." Based on the PowerPoint presentation she made at the Democratic Convention last month in Philadelphia, the senator will look at "how the playing field got tilted against... click for more

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BHS to Close Walk-In Clinic at Pittsfield's Market...

Berkshire Health Systems says its new Urgent Care Facility on East Street is working so well that it's closing Walk-In Care Clinic inside the Market 32. The BHS Walk-In, located inside Market 32 near its Pharmacy, will close on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. The clinic will remain open for its... click for more

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Future of WTBR-FM Remains Uncertain

The radio station "Brave FM," stationed at Taconic High School, was once under threat of being silenced because of budget and interest. It is now facing the challenge of the new high school project's impacts on the tower location. click for more

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North Adams Council to Consider Buying Closed...

The city is considering a $1.5 million investment in purchasing a former anodizing plant to house all of its public service departments and equipment. The City Council on Tuesday will be presented with a request from the mayor to enter into a purchase-and-sales agreement for the former Aluminum... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Maple Syrup,...

Chef Frank LaRagione will... 

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Bernice M. O'Brien, 82

PITTSFIELD, Mass.—; Bernice M. O'Brien, 82, of 315 Upper Valley Road, Washington, Mass.,...

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Patricia A. Cataldo, 79

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Patricia A. Cataldo, 79, formerly of Bartlett Avenue, died Thursday night,...

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Kane W. Robillard, 10 months

ADAMS, Mass. — Kane William Robillard, the 10-month-old son of Jeffrey and Erica (LaCosse)...

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Doris L. Wood, 87

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Doris L. Wood, 87, of Clarksburg passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016,...

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Ersilia 'Dolly' Trapani, 91

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ersilia "Dolly" (DiNicola) Trapani, 91, died Sunday, Aug. 21,...

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William J. Kowalczyk, 73

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — William John Kowalczyk, 73, of 40 Ventura Ave. died Saturday, August 13,...

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Thomas W. Belanger Jr., 77

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Thomas William Belanger Jr., 77, of Adams, died Thursday morning, August 18,...

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Helen I. Koch, 98

ADAMS, Mass. — Ms. Helen Ida Koch, 98, of Adams died Wednesday morning, August 17, 2016, at her...

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Josephine Granger, 92

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Josephine Anne (Dudek) Granger, 92, of Adams died early Tuesday morning,...

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North Adams Police Seeking Information on...

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Adams Man Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted...

David J. Taylor, 22, of Old Columbia Street in Adams pleaded not...

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Lanesborough, Berkshire Mall...

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Mass Dairy Farmers Honor Rep....

State Rep. Paul Mark was honored by the Massachusetts...

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North Adams Firefighters Rescue Man From Gorge

Firefighters rescued a 21-year-old man Thursday night who became...

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Hoosac Valley Valedictorian Dies After Bicycling...

A Hoosac Valley High School valedictorian died Saturday, four days...

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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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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: Our Future Is in Good Hands

As we all grow a little bit older and maybe a little bit wiser, we...

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Letter: Blue Star Parents Group Forming

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

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SVMC Specialist Earns Doctor of Nursing Practice

Thuermer’s focus was in education with research looking at older...

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Two Berkshire County Natives Promoted at...

Donald A. Kuczarski will now serve the 127-year old financial...

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North Adams Native Serving on Navy Ballistic...

A 2011 McCann Technical School graduate and North Adams, Mass.,...

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Future of WTBR-FM Remains...

The radio station "Brave FM," stationed at Taconic High School, was...

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Clark Art Institute Acquires...

The painting was once owned by noted collector Samuel Josefowitz, who...

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As Tanglewood Season Wanes, Music Still Fills the...

There's no cause, though, for dismay. Looking ahead, these last two months of magnificent music making are but a prelude to the fall array of area classical offerings on the horizon – mostly chamber music - at Tannery Pond, in New Lebanon, N.Y., into September, and at South Mountain Concerts, in... click for more

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Common Folk Arts & Music Festival Takes Place...

The first Common Folk Arts & Music Festival will take place this Saturday to benefit the new Roots Teen Center. The festival will run from 2 to 10. It was originally planned as an outdoors concert in the plaza at Western Gateway Heritage State Park but the prospect of inclement weather —... click for more

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Jane Kaczmarek Returns to Williamstown Theatre...

Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek is not upset if people whistle in her dressing room or wish her good luck before a performance. "I'm a meat and potatoes gal," the Milwaukee born and bred actress says, explaining why she does not adhere to theater superstitions. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Lobster Days, Sundae Highlights

Berkshire Highlanders will be filling the air around Bascom Lodge, at the top of Mount Greylock in Adams, with their incomparable bagpipe music in a free outdoor concert in front of the Lodge at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. What is there to say about a Highlanders' performance. The perfect place... click for more

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Tanglewood, Manchester and Glimmerglass Are Not to...

Traditional Tanglewood listeners: not to fear; classical fare won't be lacking: Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky ("The Rite of Spring") performed by the Boston Symphony and the youthfully invigorated Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra will also be performed. click for more

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Comic, NPR Personality Eisenberg Coming to...

The Williamstown Theatre Festival in August welcomes a red-hot stand-up comic, an accomplished storyteller and a game show host — all rolled into one. Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born, New York-based comedian, the host of National Public Radio’s "Ask Me Another," and the author of the comic... click for more

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McCann Tech Girls Soccer...

The McCann Tech girls soccer team will hold its first practice on...

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Drury Soccer, Cross Country,...

Drury High School fall sports tryouts continue Thursday and Friday...

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Berkshire County Baseball Umpires Honor Four

The Berkshire County Umpires Association recently recognized its 2016 Most Valuable Players and Sportsmanship Award winners. click for more

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Sheedy Honing Her Lacrosse Skills at Virginia Camp

Pittsfield High sophomore Clare Sheedy is headed to a prestigious girls lacrosse camp this summer. click for more

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Berkshire Trio Excel with Albany AAU Team

Jenna Benzinger, Grace Guachione and Peyton Steinman continue to impress with the Albany Lady Stars AAU basketball team. click for more

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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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Whitman's Crystal Clean Tuesday won the Pat Torchia Softball League...

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