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Williamstown's Spruces Committee Looking for...

The Spruces Land Use Committee this month moved forward with hiring an engineer to work on plans for converting the former mobile home park to a community amenity. At its June 15 meeting, the committee agreed to send a request for proposals to three firms. It's looking for help with wetlands... click for more

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@theMarket: Who Is Next?

The vote is in and all you have to do is look at world markets to discover the verdict. The citizens of the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. Chaos reigned for today but tomorrow may be a different story, at least for U.S. investors. Do not panic. Most of my readers are heavily... click for more

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North Adams Museum Hosts 'Old Peppersass' This...

The North Adams Museum of History and Science is hosting a pioneering steam engine this weekend. The "Old Peppersass" cog steam engine that once chugged up New Hampshire's Mount Washington will be on display at Western Gateway Heritage State Park on Saturday and Sunday. click for more

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North Adams Seeking Grant to Add Spray Park to...

Work is expected to began soon on the new skate and BMX bicycle park where the former Modern Liquors was located. The State Street building was razed last week to make way for the $676,000 skate park, which will in turn open up space at Noel Field Athletic Complex for a proposed splash pad and... click for more

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Pittsfield Budget Review Day 5: Council Finishes...

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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Subcommittee Appointment Latest Point of...

Despite assailing his committee chair on a number of fronts, Richard Cohen was quick to support her for a lifetime achievement award on Monday evening. It was that kind of night for the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee. click for more

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The Independent Investor: Pet Insurance & Why You...

Whether you are adopting a pet or buying that pure blood breed, the first thing you should consider is pet insurance. Skipping this step could cost you several times the purchase price of your new pet each year. Better be safe than sorry. Pet insurance is like any other insurance, human or... click for more

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Elizabeth Swanson, 84

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Elizabeth Corner Swanson, 84, of 23-A Highview Drive died Wednesday, June...

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Raymond O. Oakes, 77

PERU, Mass. — Raymond O. Oakes, 77, of 119 South Road passed away on Tuesday, June 21, at...

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Betty Jean Messer, 77

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Betty Jean Messer, 77, of 14 Daniels Ave. passed away on June 17, 2016, at...

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Jean P. Provencher, 71

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Jean Phyllis (Smith) Provencher, 71, of Day Street died Friday afternoon,...

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Robert L. Traversa, 80

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Robert L. Traversa, 80, of 53 Zeff Drive died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at...

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Rigoberto I. Alvarez, 91

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Rigoberto I. Alvarez, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 21, 2016...

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William G. Beliveau Jr., 66

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — William G. Beliveau Jr., 66, of North Adams died Sunday, June 19, 2016 at...

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Ralph C. Montgomery, 85

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mr. Ralph C. Montgomery, 85, of 81 Prospect St. died Sunday morning, June 19,...

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Barbara L. Crews, 62

ADAMS, Mass. — Barbara L. (Coope) Crews, 62, formerly of Adams, passed away on June 1,...

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Car Wash Mechanism Falls on Car, Briefly Trapping...

Police, fire and EMS were called to the car wash, located behind the...

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North Adams Police Seek Information on Armed...

Police are seeking information on a man who brandished a handgun...

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New New Clocktower Owners Eye...

The new owners of the historic Sheaffer-Eaton mill, now known as...

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New Pending EPA Permit Part of...

Part of the selling point for the new Walmart at the William...

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New North Adams Auto Shop Adds Tire...

A local auto repair shop is hoping to ease the need caused by...

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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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Guest Column: Bans on Plastic Bags Gaining Ground

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

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Letter: Support Sarah Gardner for Williamstown...

Last fall, the Select Board and the Planning Board jointly appointed...

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Luau Hale Restaurant

Asain Polynesian Restaurant. Open Every Day 11:30am-10:00pm. 569 Pittsfield Lenox Rd (413)443-474

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Baba Louie's Pizza

Baba Louie's wood-fired, all-natural, sourdough pizza. In Pittsfield, Hudson, and Great Barrington.

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People in the News

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Main Street Hospitality Adds Business Development...

Brian Butterworth, who has led the sales efforts for the company for...

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MountainOne Bank Appoints Senior Operations...

As senior operations officer, Litke will manage operations staff,...

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Miss Hall’s Students Named Pickett Scholars

The awards are named in memory of Mansfield E. (Peter) Pickett, who...

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North Adams Artist Finds...

The technique of paper quilling isn't a common one in the...

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Laura Bush Tours Latest...

The main focus of the tour was the recent repairs to the historic...

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'Finding Dory': It'll Find...

Watching "Finding Dory," the sequel to the 2003 megahit "Finding...

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Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival to Enchant in...

The signs have been around the area for weeks: tiny doors to enchanted realms, fairy princesses, visits from the Fairy Queen Deidre and wardings from the Wizard Grulaach. It's all leading up to the Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival this Saturday at Bowe Field for a day filled with music,... click for more

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Outstanding Regional Classical Music Being Offered

This week, I’ll turn the spotlight on three more: South Mountain Concerts in Pittsfield, Music Mountain in Falls Village, Conn., and the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y. click for more

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Dance Troupe's Residency Deepens Ties With...

An internationally acclaimed dance company is not only performing in the Berkshires, but also teaching and sharing its skills with the city's teens. The office of Cultural Development announced Tuesday a community partnership with the Brooklyn-based Urban Bush Women Dance Company, providing 30... click for more

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'Maggie's Plan': Has a Comic Twist

Because it is very New York, sophisticated, intelligent, witty, provocative and well written, I think Woody Allen would like director Rebecca Miller's "Maggie's Plan," just in case he's reading. It is of course about love among the scholarly and introspective, the whys and wherefores therein,... click for more

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Find an Abundance of Concerts Across the Region

Whether you’re a classical initiate or a casual music lover looking for an unexpected, unique listening experience, you’ll find it in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont. click for more

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Clark Art Institute Names New Director

Meslay, an accomplished museum professional and noted scholar, will become the Clark’s fifth director when he assumes his new role on Aug. 22. click for more

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Clark Welcomes Masterpieces from the Prado

In 16th and 17th century Spain, many of the masterworks of Titian and Reubens were available only to the privileged few. Starting Saturday, visitors to the Clark Art Institute have the privilege of seeing several of their important works, on loan for the summer from the Museo Nacional del Prado... click for more

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MCLA to Offer Violin Repair Workshops

The workshops will include “Introduction to Proper Violin Set-Up” June 6-10, “Tonal Improvements” June 13-17, “Fitting New Upper and Lower Block June 20-24, and “Crack Repair and Crack Reinforcements” June 27-July 1. click for more

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WES Sixth-Graders Present 'Lion King Jr.'

The show is the annual sixth-grade musical performance and features dozens of the school's graduating sixth-graders as well as some of their younger siblings. click for more

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Sports

Taconic Juniors to Play in New...

Taconic High School’s Izaiyia Mestre and Ryan Abel have been...

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County's Boys Lacrosse Coaches...

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

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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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Wahconah Takes on Groton-Dunstable in State Semis

The Wahconah baseball team plays in the state semi-finals on Tuesday afternoon in Worcester. click for more

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Lenox Tops McCann for Western Mass Title

The Lenox baseball team won the Western Mass Division 4 title on Monday. click for more

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McCann Football to Hold Preseason Meeting

The McCann Tech football team will hold a preseason informational meeting on June 22. click for more

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Berkshire Mountaineers AAU...

The Berkshire Mountaineers AAU girls basketball team recently...

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High School Sports Videos

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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...
FINAL: Lenox pitcher Patrick Colvin snares a bunt try for the final...

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