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Pittsfield Brightens Up Sick Toddler's Day With...

Three-year-old Tony Maschino was too sick to go to Bright Nights in Springfield. So Pittsfield brought it to him. On Wednesday, between 50 and 60 volunteers helped set up a massive display of inflatable Christmas decoration in the family's yard. Maschino was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer... click for more

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Cheshire Still Unclear On Select Board Increase...

The Selectmen still have no clear direction on how to proceed with increasing the board from three to five members. Town Administrator Mark Webber told the Selectmen on Tuesday that he held a conference call with special legal counsel to discuss adding two more members. Although Town Counsel... click for more

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Pittsfield Observes Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

It was on this day 75 years ago when Roman Sadlowski and Edward Burns, both hailing from Pittsfield, were killed during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. That morning, December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States naval base near Hawaii, killing thousands and sinking battleships. The... click for more

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North Adams Schools Find Taps With Elevated Levels...

An extensive testing of water delivery points in the city's schools has turned up elevated levels of lead and copper. Some 353 bubblers, faucets and other water taps were tested in September through a state grant through the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust. The results were received this week,... click for more

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Eversource Plans Solar Projects In Pittsfield and...

Eversource is now in the permitting stage for two solar projects, tallying some 6.2 megawatts in central Berkshires. The electric company is looking to build a 2.2-megawatt facility on land it owns on Partridge Road in Pittsfield and another 4-megawatt array on Route 7 in Lanesborough. Both... click for more

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North Adams' E3 Academy Creates Mini-Pantry

The students at E3 Academy saw a problem with hunger and came up with a solution: a mini-food pantry. Inspired by the proliferation of Little Lending Libraries in the region, the Give Food Take Food pantry box outside the Vietnam Veterans Post 54 is stocked with canned goods with the idea that... click for more

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High School Athletes Learn Leadership Lessons

One of the chief lessons of Tuesday's Berkshire County Student-Athlete Leadership Summit was that leaders serve those whom they lead. But featured speaker John Martin gave the 130 high school students gathered in the Boys & Girls Club gym permission to be self-centered — if just for one day. click for more

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Brown, Carpenter Named co-MVPs...

The Berkshire County South Division coaches released their all-star...

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High School Bowling League...

Drury's bowlers edged Pittsfield on opening day on Friday at Ken's...

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'For Them to Play Here Was Huge:' Wahconah Savors...

The Wahconah football team Saturday enjoyed the kind of experience most high school football players only dream about. click for more

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Mashpee Comes Back to Top Wahconah in State Final

The Wahconah football team Saturday felt short in its bid to win a state championship. click for more

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Wahconah Seniors Savor Return Trip to Foxborough

The Wahconah football team faces Mashpee on Saturday afternoon for a state championship. click for more

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Bledsoe to High School Captains: Game 'Develops,...

Wahconah's football captains were at Gillette Stadium Tuesday for the Football State Championship Breakfast. click for more

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Wahconah Athletics football receives its state runner-up trophy on...
Wahconah Athletics takes 13-12 lead on Genaway 9 run.
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Obituaries

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Betty L. Poirot, 85

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Betty Louise (Ogert) Poirot, 85, formerly of 455 Mohawk Trail, Drury,...

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Barbara Goldin, 75

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Barbara Goldin, 75, of Pittsfield died on Monday, December 5, 2016, at...

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Gertrude L. Oles, 84

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Gertrude Lilymay (Lasher) Oles, 84, of Holy Family Terrace in North Adams,...

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Patrick Kelly, 32

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The life of Patrick Henley Kelly was tragically cut short by an accident on...

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Joann R. Walton

WINDSOR, Mass. — Joann Regina Mawhinney Walton of Windsor, who died Tuesday, November 29, 2016,...

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Richard B. Petell, 58

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Richard Brion Petell, 58, beloved father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle...

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William M. Chittenden, 92

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. William Martin Chittenden of Adams died peacefully on Friday, December 2,...

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A. Michael Rinaldi, 68

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. A. Michael Rinaldi, 68, of Adams died on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at his...

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Frederick F. Pietras, 100

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Frederick F. Pietras, 100, of Adams died Tuesday afternoon, November 29,...

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Pedestrian Struck on Pittsfield's West Housatonic...

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in front of Clapp Park Thursday...

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Pittsfield Firefighters Pull Man From Burning...

Firefighters pulled one man from flames after the apartments above...

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Eversource Plans Solar Projects...

Eversource is now in the permitting stage for two solar...

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Biz Briefs: Downtown Window...

The Berkshire Emporium will receive a gift certificate with the...

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North Adams Indoor Sports...

The Cages at the Mill is entering its fourth year of providing...

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Pedestrian Struck on Pittsfield's West Housatonic...

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in front of Clapp Park Thursday...

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Pittsfield Firefighters Pull Man From Burning...

Firefighters pulled one man from flames after the apartments above...

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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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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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Guest Column: Going to the Dogs

Years ago, cities and towns started eliminating the swimming pools...

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Letter: Condemn Trump/Bannon

I stood before this City Council in 2003 to ask the council to stand...

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Letter: Thanks for Quitting Smoking

This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a...

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Hoosac Valley Names Adams Scholarship Recipients

This scholarship is based on the student's high academic achievement...

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Williams Professor Wins Musicological Society...

The H. Colin Slim Award honors each year a musicological article of...

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SVHC Honors Employees with 2016 Putnam Awards

One award every year is presented for each of the organization’s five...

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'Moonlight': Illuminating

It is a subtlety among the ferocity, a nod to the human heart and...

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Drury to Perform Manilow's...

More than 65 students in the Drury arts wing will take their audience...

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Barrington Stage Company Names Director of...

Pirsig joins the Barrington Stage Company team having previously served as the director of development at Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock, N.C.) and assistant director of development for Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk. click for more

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Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of...

During his tenure at the Museum he has secured funding for art conservation, art storage and facilities needs, overseen a 1,600 percent growth in collections and curated or co-curated a number of contemporary exhibitions such as "Mort Künstler: The Art of Adventure" and "Litgraphic: The World of... click for more

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Common Folk Host Play Examining Gun Violence

Common Folk will host the play "Venable 8: Three Lessons on Gun Violence" followed by a conversation in hopes to disarm the difficult discussion about gun violence in schools. The local artist's collective production of the three-act play this week examines gun violence in the classroom, why it... click for more

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'Bleed for This': Middleweight Contender

Based on a true story, the travail that was "The Pazmanian Devil's" career should please boxing fans who know the history, and perhaps viewers in general who appreciate a good old struggle against overwhelming odds. Miles Teller is convincing as the pugnacious protagonist, a portrayal only enhanced... click for more

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Classical Beat: Taconic Music Presents First...

Cellist Michael Rudiakov established the tradition of holiday concerts about 20 years ago. After his passing in November of 2000, it was carried on by son Ariel and daughter-in-law Joana. For many years, the concerts were held at the Dorset Church as part of the Manchester Music Festival; this year... click for more

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New Hoosac Valley Theatre Department Performs...

In the past, Hoosac Valley has only done musicals. Boyer said many students are very interested in theater and wanted more options. "They are very excited and they are really happy to do something different because we have only done musicals here so to have a real play for kids who don't like to... click for more

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