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Berkshire Arts, Research Take Hits in White House Budget

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Federal spending on the arts and the sciences each would take a hit in the White House's proposal. And that would have ramifications locally, whether it's federally funded research at institutions of higher learning or arts programs at museums and theater companies that are the backbone of the... click for more

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Sports & Outdoors

Pittsfield Brainstorms Future of Parks and Open Spaces

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Expand the skate park. Add lights to Clapp Park. Fix the drainage at the old beach at Pontoosuc Lake. More benches at Burbank. Disposal stations for dog waste. Dog parks. Outdoor ice skating. Restoring the Springside House. And the list goes on. click for more

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Cheshire Holding Public Forum on Ideas for Cheshire...

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The community is coming together on Wednesday night to brainstorm reuses for Cheshire School — and ideas to resurrect it. The information session will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the school. click for more

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Xerox Affiliate Opens Office Space In Allegrone...

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Connecticut Business Systems, a Xerox company, cut the ribbon on new office space on Pittsfield Road as it looks to grow its Berkshire operations. The company is becoming the first tenant in Allegrone's Berkshire Design Center, a multi-office building featuring 16 suites for lease. CBS had... click for more

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Green

Local Environmentalists Oppose Policies Supporting...

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Dicken Crane has a large solar array on his Holiday Brook Farm. He has a forest management program to harvest timber to burn in wood furnaces. He doesn't need more natural gas. Crane is one of some 500 businesses which have signed onto a petition against Gov. Charlie Baker's push for more... click for more

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Lanesborough School To Consider New Policy Raising...

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School officials are crafting a policy to address tuition costs on an annual basis. Interim Superintendent Kimberly Grady told the Board of Selectmen on Monday that she will be presenting new policies to guide the tuition prices to the School Committee later this week. The move is in response to... click for more

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First Phase of Springside House Restoration Starts This...

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The first phase of the restoration of the Springside House is slated to begin this spring. The city awarded Allegrone Construction a $212,000 contract to fix the foundation, a portion of the roof, and drainage controls. The construction will start in the spring, addressing the most immediate... click for more

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Mass MoCA Hopes to Complete UNO Park by Memorial Day

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Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is setting an ambitious goal of having the new UNO community park open for Memorial Day weekend. The opening could coincide with the ribbon cutting on Building 6 that will add 105,000 square feet of space to the museum. click for more

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Biz Briefs: Fall Foliage Parade...

The Fall Foliage Parade is in... 

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DownStreet Art Looking for...

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Coaches Name Drury's Bird the...

Berkshire County's boys basketball coaches announced their all-league...

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Pittsfield/Taconic Icer Quinto...

Pittsfield High senior Kevin Quinto will be recognized at an upcoming...

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Monument Mountain's Gray, Bissaillon Named...

The Berkshire County high school swimming coaches have named their all-league teams. click for more

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Hurricanes Continue Tradition of Excellence

The Hoosac Valley girls basketball team's success helps inspire future stars at the school. click for more

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Hoosac Valley Girls Fall in State Final

Archbishop Williams defeated Hoosac Valley, 62-37, in Saturday's state final. click for more

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Taconic's Walker Receives Scholarship from...

The Berkshire County Basketball Officials held boys and girls all-star games at the Boys & Girls Club on Friday night. click for more

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Obituaries

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Ada Hastings, 84

LENOX, Mass. — Ada Harcourt Hastings of Lenox died on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Kimball...

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Helen M. Segala, 81

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Helen Mary (Parker) Segala, 81, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., died Wednesday...

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Josephine T. Gilardi, 90

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Josephine T. Gilardi, 90, of Providence Court Apts., 379 East St.,...

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Albert E. Dean Jr., 72

BECKET, Mass. — Albert E. Dean Jr., 72, of 1100 Main St. passed away on Saturday, March 18,...

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Helen C. Leja, 97

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Helen C. (Dudek) Leja, 97, of Nashua, N.H., formerly a longtime resident of...

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Zita Pedrin, 100

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Zita (DelPonte) Pedrin, 100, of Nashua, N.H., and formerly of North Adams,...

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Anna Mueller, 80

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Anna Boscardin Rufo Mueller, 80, of 47 Longfellow Ave., Pittsfield, passed...

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Arthur M. Henle, 90

LENOX, Mass. — Arthur M. Henle, 90, of Kimball Farms passed away peacefully Monday, March 13,...

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Theresa H. LaPine, 83

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Theresa Helen (Chenail) LaPine, 83, of 566 State Road, North Adams, died...

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Vermont State Police Seek Information on Stamford...

State police are seeking information related to a reported...

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Taconic High Student Arrested After Handgun Found...

A gun was allegedly found in the backpack of a Taconic High School...

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Information Reward Still Active for Vermont Woman...

Sunday marks the 13-year anniversary of the disappearance of Brianna...

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Xerox Affiliate Opens Office...

Connecticut Business Systems, a Xerox company, cut the ribbon on...

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Local Environmentalists Oppose...

Dicken Crane has a large solar array on his Holiday Brook Farm....

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Biz Briefs: Fall Foliage Parade...

The Fall Foliage Parade is in its 62nd year in 2017. This year...

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Vermont State Police Seek Information on Stamford...

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Taconic High Student Arrested After Handgun Found...

A gun was allegedly found in the backpack of a Taconic High School...

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This week the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates again. That's two...

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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: Say No to Immigration, Yes to Making...

What needs to happen is the "Mayor" should be protecting who is...

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Letter: firefighters

Congratulation to the nine all white male firefighter that Pittsfield...

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Letter: Adams-Cheshire at a Cross Road

Nearly 50 years ago, the two communities came together to form one...

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Patients Give Near Perfect Marks to Two CHP...

These results are based on post-visit surveys sent to all patients...

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Pittsfield Author Wins Public Radio Award

Jackson joins illustrator Barry Moser and the Northampton Jazz...

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Poet Begins Six-Month Amy Clampitt Residency

This one-of-a-kind award was established through the generosity of...

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New Mass MoCA Looking to Orient...

Thousands of visitors are headed for the city this summer and...

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Grants to Support 'Served' Project at Williams...

Served is a creative collaboration between Williams and Forklift Danceworks, an Austin, Texas-based modern dance company best known for its community-based dance projects that involve people from all backgrounds. One of its best-known projects, featured in the documentary film "Trash Dance,"... click for more

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DownStreet Art Looking for Artists for 2017 Season

To mark the 10th anniversary of the DownStreet Art program, BCRC will embark on an ambitious goal to commission 10 new projects, which will range from performances and murals to pop-up parks and community art projects. click for more

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Pittsfield Seeks Artist To Paint Mural On Tyler...

The city hopes to spruce up Tyler Street and it is starting by asking an artist to paint a mural. The city's Office of Cultural Development put out a call for submissions to paint a mural on a Tyler Street building. The effort is in tandem with the Transformative Development Initiative through... click for more

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Hoosac Valley To Perform 'Anything Goes'

Hoosac Valley Middle and High School brings the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" to the stage this weekend. Stage director Nicole Boyer and Instrumental music director Jacob Keplinger wanted to bring something big to Hoosac Valley this year but also something classic. click for more

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Pittsfield Shakespeare Presents 'Twelfth Night'

One of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, "Twelfth Night" tells the tale of twins separated by a shipwreck, a countess surprised by her capacity for love, a servant who oversteps his place and mischievous pranks carried to the extreme. Featuring live music and slapstick comedy, it is the perfect... click for more

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North County Fifth Graders Create Art To Inspire

With the help of Sally Taylor, Brayton, Colegrove and Greylock fifth graders tapped into their inner artist and created paintings that will act as the first dispatch in a multi-medium game of telephone. Kidspace, located in the upper levels of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was alive... click for more

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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