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New The Independent Investor: How to Avoid the...

The legality of the MLM sector is largely based on a 1979 ruling on one company. There seems to be a lack of government legislation and oversight by state and Federal authorities, nor are they subject to the same rigorous regulations as a franchise might be. Given that many state anti-pyramid... click for more

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Memorial Day Events 2016

All events are on Monday, May 30, unless otherwise noted. click for more

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McCann Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar

McCann Principal Justin Kratz said Dorwin is one of only four Massachusetts students to be named a Presidential Scholar this year, one of only 160 nationwide and only the third student in Berkshire County ever to receive the honor (according to the "unofficial official record-keeping" of local... click for more

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Berkshire Chamber, Visitors Bureau Merge Into...

After living together for three years, the Berkshire Visitors Bureau and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce announced their engagement on Wednesday. The two organizations will become one as of July 1 as part of the 1Berkshire Strategic Alliance, joining Berkshire Creative and the Berkshire... click for more

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Clarksburg Passes Fiscal 2017 Budgets, New Zoning...

Voters on Wednesday passed the bulk of the annual town meeting warrant with little or no discussion, including a school budget of $2,551,546 and town budget of $1,455,549.93 The adoption of a stretch building code and raising town clerk's salary generated the most talk, with the code passing... click for more

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Mount Greylock School Committee Member Charges...

A member of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday lodged an Open Meeting Law complaint against the committee's chairwoman and the chairs of the two elementary school committees that comprise the Williamstown-Lanesborough Tri-District. Richard Cohen alleges that Carolyn Greene,... click for more

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Patience Pays Off as Ribbon is Cut at...

It took 14 years to turn a decrepit hulk of a mill into 61 luxury housing units. The project was halted by, among other things, the economic crisis of 2008 and sometimes seemed like a victim of bad luck. But it was a stroke of good luck that sparked the Cable Mills project. click for more

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Berkshire Innovation Center Hitting Number of...

The plans for the Berkshire Innovation Center have hit a number of financing snags. On Tuesday, the City Council was informed that the city did not receive a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency which was eyed to improve the gateway to the William Stanley Business Park and the... click for more

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New Lenox Rallies for Walk-Off Win...

The Lenox baseball team Thursday ended Drury's hopes of reaching the...

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New Moncechhi Second in Pentathlon...

Wahconah's Gianna Moncecchi finished second Thursday in the...

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New McCann Tech Boys Wrap Up Inaugural Season

East Longmeadow handed McCann Tech's boys lacrosse team a loss in the Hornets' season finale. click for more

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New Goyette Pitches McCann Past Lee

The McCann Tech softball team handed Lee a loss in the Wildcats' season finale on Thursday. click for more

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Crosier Hits Walkoff Single, Drury Keeps Playoff...

The Drury baseball team defeated Monument Mountain on Wednesday. click for more

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Bohl Leads McCann to Win, Share of League Title

The McCann Tech baseball team edged Pathfinder on Wednesday night. click for more

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Ashe, Sabadosa Win Steel Rail...

The fourth annual Steel Rail Half Marathon was contested on Sunday on...

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Obituaries

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Rita A. Wandrei, 86

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Rita A. (Pelletier) Wandrei, 86, of 4 Columbia St., Adams, died Wednesday...

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Scott H. Fielding, 59

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Scott Hunt Fielding, 59, of Pittsfield died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his...

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Virginia M. Field, 93

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Virginia M. Field, 93, a lifelong resident of Cheshire, died Monday, May 23,...

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Roger L. Cole, 79

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Roger L. Cole of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Pittsfield, died on Sunday, May...

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Maria A. Silva, 88

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mrs. Maria Albertina Silva, 88, of 71 Briggs Drive, Cheshire, passed...

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Maureen E. Goodreau, 57

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Maureen Elizabeth Goodreau passed away peacefully May 20, 2016, at...

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Anita T. Molleur, 95

ADAMS, Mass. — Anita Theresa (Mulcahy) Molleur, 95, of Adams died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at...

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Lorraine MacKay, 90

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Lorraine (Marceau) MacKay, 90, of North Adams died Saturday, May 21, 2016,...

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George J. Naventi, 92

WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — George J. Naventi, 92, of Moscow Road in West Stockbridge died...

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Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On...

Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the...

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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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Berkshire Tidbits: Rhubarb...

The week is the hoped-for time for the reopening of 20 Railroad...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Farmers...

Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday dining, cooking demo, wine...

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Williams College Awarded...

With this grant the museum will inspire new ideas and practices in...

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Pittsfield To Consider Extending Beacon Cinema's...

The City Council is being asked to extend tax breaks for the Beacon Cinema. The Cinema was granted a tax increment financing agreement when it was built in 2006. That agreement spanned for nine years, concluding this June. For the first seven of those, the theater had 100 percent of the tax... click for more

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Clark Curator Explores 'Enigmatic' Artist in New...

Lara Yeager-Crasselt's enthusiasm was palpable as she gestured to an image of a painting in her newly published book "Michael Sweerts (1618-1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels." click for more

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MAC Treasures Aims to Re-Open in North Adams

MAC Treasures is a donation-based tag sale that helps support the Minerva Arts Center, which provides performing arts opportunities to students in Northern Berkshire County. click for more

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Berkshire Tibits: Israeli Holiday, Cooking Demos

This Tuesday evening, May 10, from 7:30 to 10, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day with Tastes of Israel at the Gateways Inn click for more

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North County Cultural Institutions Offer Peek at...

The Clark Art Institute gave a sneak peek — pun intended — of its summer show titled "Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado" on Wednesday evening during an event hosted by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce that invited several North County cultural institutions to share their upcoming... click for more

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'Keanu': Puss & Galoots

More misses than hits in director Peter Atencio's "Keanu," a rambunctious action-comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, suggest that the effort might best be enjoyed by fans of the duo's Comedy Central sketch series, "Key & Peele." Oddly, though, while unaware of the pair's cable TV... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Mother's Day

Even though this week is staying chilly, cloudy and showery, this Saturday, May 7, is the day a number of farmers' markets open or move outside for the season. The year-round Amenia, N. Y., market, Saturdays 10 to 2, is already outdoors. The Bennington, Vt., market, Saturdays, 10 to 1, will open.... click for more

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North Adams Seeking Public Input on Cultural...

The city of North Adams and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, part of Massachusetts College Liberal Arts, will be hosting two public meetings regarding the application to designate the North Adams downtown area as a Cultural District. click for more

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MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera Phone Photo Show...

A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, “Waiting” will include more than 1,000 photographs, which will be selected for exhibit in MCLA Gallery 51. click for more

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New Pittsfield City Council...

It isn't about pay raises. It's about the 31 people who work on...

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Berkshire Chamber, Visitors...

After living together for three years, the Berkshire Visitors...

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Patience Pays Off as Ribbon is...

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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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North Adams Firefighters Douse Brush Fire; Warn...

Firefighters wrangled a small brush fire on the hill between Parker...

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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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McLaughlin Leads MCLA Women to Road Win

Pittsfield's Courtney McLaughlin scored 25 points on Monday to lead...

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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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Letter: Gardner Has Skills, Experience for...

Williamstown residents are fortunate to have someone of Sarah...

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Gary Fuls Jr. Real Estate

W-Town Beautiful 20 Acre estate, base of Mt.Greylk. Click to view all our properties. 413.418.4040

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Greylock Selects Gerard as New Chief Risk Officer

Gerard has extensive experience developing and managing risk strategy...

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Northern Berkshire United Way Executive Director...

McGovern has accepted a new position as executive director of The...

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Pasachoff Receives Grant for Expedition to View...

On the Williams College campus on Monday, May 9, Dr. Steven Souza of...

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