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Five Reid Students Honored For Building Positive School...

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Five Reid Middle School students were honored for their community involvement on Wednesday. The Say It Proud Awards, presented by the Berkshire United Way's Pittsfield Prevention Partnership, are given out to youth who make positive impacts. Three of the winning Reid students sit on the school... click for more

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MPO Urged to Start Mohawk Bike Path Construction Earlier

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If funds become available to get shovels in the ground on the Williamstown Mohawk Trail Bicycle project, the MPO says it will try to move construction up. Otherwise, the project won't be funded until 2019. click for more

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New Gas Station Proposed In Adams

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The Planning Board has approved the demolition of the former Goodwill property on 160 Howland Ave. to make way for a gas station and 5,000 square-foot convenience store. click for more

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North Adams Council Accepts Bullett Resignation, Mulls...

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The council's Rule 25 sets out a process for filling mid-term vacancies. Candidates can submit letters of interest and qualifications and are given a chance to speak before the council for three minutes. Members may ask questions of the candidates and then take nominations and vote. click for more

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Clarksburg Elects New Select Board, Planning Board

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The town has a new Select Board with the election on Tuesday of Carlyle "Chip" Chesbro Jr. and Kimberly Goodell. Tuesday's election also ensured that the town would have a full Planning Board this year. Vincent King was elected to the full five-year position that was open; Erin Scott to... click for more

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Adams Fire District Sets $2M Budget for Fiscal 2018

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The Fire District has been approved for a $1,953,440.52 budget for fiscal 2018. Water district members met May 9 in the Fire Station garage to vote for the almost $2 million budget, of which $1,906,440.52 will be raised by water revenue. click for more

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Health News

House Lawmakers See Importance of Meals on Wheels...

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It sounds simple: give food to the elderly people of the county. But it is much more than that. The drivers delivering through Elder Services of Berkshire County's meals on wheels program can often be the only person the recipient sees. click for more

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Bob Heck Announces Campaign For Pittsfield City Council

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Former radio host Bob Heck plans to seek a seat on the City Council. Heck announced on Monday that he plans to run for an at-large seat on the council. The Alden Avenue resident is the former host of 'Bob Heck in the Morning' on Live 95.9 and later on WBRK. He now owns and operates an... click for more

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On '529 Day,' Think About...

This day, named after the 529... 

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Berkshires Beat: Williams...

Twelve months of consecutive... 

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Biz Briefs: CompuWorks...

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Matte Goes the Distance in...

The McCann Tech baseball team beat Westfield Tech on Wednesday night.

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McCann Tech Boys Finish on...

The McCann Tech boys lacrosse team defeated Taconic on Wednesday.

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Mount Greylock Girls Edge Pope Francis

The Mount Greylock girls tennis team Wednesday earned a 3-2 win. click for more

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McCann Tech Bounces Back, Beats Smith

The McCann Tech softball team earned a 3-2 win on Wednesday. click for more

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Jordan Budaj Leads Wahconah Girls Past Granby

The Wahconah girls lacrosse team defeated Granby on Wednesday. click for more

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McNeice Leads Taconic Past Drury at Joe Wolfe...

The Taconic baseball team defeated Drury on Wednesday. click for more

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Obituaries

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Bernard D. Litchfield Jr., 78

NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — Bernard Daniel Litchfield Jr., 78, beloved son, husband, father,...

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Angela M. Crowley, 96

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Angela M. Crowley, 96, of North Adams, Mass., died Tuesday May 23, 2017,...

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Bruce Dobson, 80

LEE, Mass. — Bruce F. Dobson, 80, died at his home Monday morning, May 22, 2017, surrounded by...

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Lydia Barenski, 89

LEE, Mass. — Alma Lydia Barenski, 89, of Fairview Street in Lee, died peacefully at her home on...

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Dr. Robert P. Rennie, 70

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dr. Robert P. Rennie, 70, of Pittsfield passed away at home on Sunday, May...

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Wayne Rennie, 46

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Wayne Rennie, 46, of 30 Mountain View Terrace passed away at home on May...

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Matthew J. Gottung, 33

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Matthew James Gottung, 33, of Pittsfield, died suddenly May 17, 2017, in...

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Keane P. Minacci, 78

LEE, Mass. — Keane P. Minacci, 78, of Lee passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Fairview...

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Micah R. Couture, 26

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Micah R. Couture, 26, died Saturday morning, May 20, 2017, at his home...

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Searchers Recover Body of Missing Pittsfield Man...

Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of a missing...

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Home Damaged, Pets Lost in North Adams Fire

An early morning fire severely damaged a Greylock Avenue home on...

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Great Barrington Rescuers Locate Missing...

A 13-year-old special needs child who went missing early Thursday...

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On '529 Day,' Think About...

This day, named after the 529 plan, a popular college-savings...

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Berkshire Bank Moving Corporate...

Berkshire Bank is moving its corporate headquarters this Boston...

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Biz Briefs: CompuWorks...

Founded in 1987 by David Hall and Alan Bauman, CompuWorks'...

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@theMarket: The Trump Dump

Wall Street blamed it on the growing scandals engulfing the White...

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The Independent Investor: Health-Care Costs Are...

Recently, none other than the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffet, has...

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Searchers Recover Body of Missing Pittsfield Man...

Investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of a missing...

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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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Letter: BAtT Fundraiser Success Because of...

On Saturday, April 8, Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public...

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Letter: Vote Shepard for Planning Board

I am writing to urge Williamstown residents to vote for Karen Shepard...

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Letter: Vote Winters in Planning Board Election

I am writing this post to support Chris Winters' bid for re-election...

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McGovern Tapped as Executive Director of Boys &...

McGovern will replace the current CEO, Chris Jacoby, who will retire...

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Math Major Wins MCLA's '29 Who Shine' Award

In addition to two years of service to the Adams Youth Center program...

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Three Williams Seniors Win Oxford Fellowships

Allison Holle and Gordon Wilford have won the Donovan-Moody Memorial...

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Mass MoCA's Building 6 Opens...

In just 12 days, Mass MoCA is set to double its gallery space with...

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North Adams a Canvas for Mass...

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art will light up the city's...

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Lee Teenager Wins Congressional Art Competition

Fiora Caligiuri-Randall has a natural gift. Only the second acrylic painting the 14-year-old has painted will now hang in the halls of the Capitol in Washington D.C. Caligiuri's painting beat out 45 other high school artist's work throughout the First Massachusetts Congressional District in this... click for more

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'A Quiet Passion': Rhyme and Reason

And, because she is a woman nearly a century before suffrage is enacted, and slavery is still very much the law of the land among her Southern neighbors, these and other grave political matters can't hide from her condemnation, wittily slipped into the poet's politely acerbic commentary. click for more

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'The Circle': The Shape of Things to Come?

Thus, while "The Circle" isn't enjoyable in the usually accepted definition of the term, the not so blurry mirror it holds up proves the cinema version of the horrific traffic accident from which we can't divert our eyes. It's too close to reality. click for more

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Red Lion Reopens Dining Room With $1M Renovated...

The Red Lion Inn bakes more than 6,000 muffins and some 1,300 of its famous apple pies every year. So when bakeshop in the multiroom kitchen showed signs of structural distress, inn management decided if it was time to revamp this very important area, why not do the whole kitchen over? click for more

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'Born in China': Animal Magnetism

One of the key joys of seeing "Born in China," a splendidly picturesque documentary about snow leopard Dawa and her two cubs; Tao Tao, a young snub-nosed monkey; and a giant panda click for more

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Norman Rockwell Museum Receives Donation from...

The family returned their claims payment to Chubb in exchange for the Rockwell painting. And in an emotional and dramatic press conference on Friday, March 31, in Philadelphia, the FBI and Chubb presented the stolen painting to its rightful owners. The museum's director of Curatorial Operations... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Tavern at The A

Tavern at The A Q&A 

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Korean Garden Q&A

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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