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Local Theater Group Brings the Arctic to the...

In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and loss (that) integrates sea otters on razor scooters, a guru of ultimate enlightenment, dead sailors, marketing executives and questions of hubris and faith to reveal the cyclical... click for more

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Lanesborough's Overtures to Superintendent Irks...

A letter sent from the town manager to the superintendent's office is adding to the disdain between the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee. Town Manager Paul Sieloff wrote a letter on behalf of the Board of Selectmen to Superintendent of Schools Douglas Dias looking to strike up a... click for more

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Adams Approves Crosswalk Safety Light

The Selectmen unanimously approved a plethora of recommendations last week from the Traffic Commission that included the purchase of two solar-powered, lighted pedestrian crossing signs on the southernmost crosswalk on Commercial Street. Police Chief Richard Tarsa, a member of the commission,... click for more

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Berkshire Reps: Unity Strong at Democratic...

Somewhat of a national conversation has broken out during the Democratic National Convention saying the party is divisive and split. But on the floor in Philadelphia, state Reps. Paul Mark and Tricia Farley-Bouvier aren't hearing that. Mark is attending the convention as a delegate for Bernie... click for more

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Contaminated Soil Adds to Cost of Taconic High...

Getting rid of construction debris found in the soil at the site of the new Taconic high School will require construction managers to dip into contingency for the first time. John Benzinger of the consulting firm Skanska USA said three types of materials were found in the soil - contamination,... click for more

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Adams-Cheshire's New Leader Gives First...

The school district's new leader said on Monday that his first impression since arriving has been a strong sense of pride. "There is a deep and abiding pride in the community," interim Superintendent Robert Putnam told the School Committee. "A true sense of place and dedication to the towns and... click for more

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North Adams Panel Endorses Return of Center Street...

The Public Safety Committee voted unanimously on Monday to recommend ordinance changes that will put parking meters back in the Center Street Parking Lot. The three members, however, sent a strong message during the discussion that the city should be looking at a parking plan for the entire... click for more

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to Pittsfield

Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield. Attorney Jeff Lynch told the Licensing Board on Monday that he expects to have a change in name and manager soon for the former 7 Winter Grille on Winter Street. The building is owned by Susan Chung, who with her husband Jae Chung owner multiple... click for more

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Charles E. Gray, 84

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Charles Edward Gray, 84, of Williamstown died Monday, July 25, 2016, at...

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Linda M. Varuzzo, 64

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Linda Marie (Goewey) Varuzzo, 64, of North Adams died Sunday July 24,...

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Bradley J. Dorans, 38

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Bradley J. Dorans, 38, of Newport News, Va., died Friday, July 8, 2016, at...

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Mary A. Marcoux, 99

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mary Alice (Forgette) Marcoux, 99, of Easthampton, Mass., and formerly of...

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Eleanor M. Massaro, 83

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Eleanor Massaro, 83, of Pittsfield passed away Friday, July 22, 2016. She...

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Carole J. Rondeau, 76

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Carole Joan (Burdick) Rondeau, 76, of North Adams died Saturday July 23,...

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George J. Sherman Jr., 76

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — George J. Sherman Jr., 76, of 176 Columbus Ave., Berkshiretown Apartments,...

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John J. Lewis, 57

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — John J. Lewis, 57, of 73 Mohegan St. died Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at...

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Fredrick C. Valenti, 89

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Frederick C. Valenti, 89, of 292 Newell St., the Lakewood section of...

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Truck Pulls Down Tree Limb on North Adams' Church...

A tractor-trailer truck heading north on Church Street took down two...

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Stephentown Man Sentenced To 30 Years in Jail For...

A Stephentown, N.Y. man was sentenced to 30 years in jail on drugs...

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New Charter Upgrading Internet,...

On Aug. 2 high-definition cable access will be in most of...

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Circus Animal Ban Heads to...

The City Council will be asked to decide whether or not to ban...

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to...

Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield. Attorney Jeff...

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Pittsfield Police Still Investigating Hit And Run...

Police are investigating a hit and run accident in which the driver...

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Pittsfied Duplex On...

An early morning fire destroyed a Robbins Avenue duplex, leaving two...

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Vehicle Towing Boat Catches Fire Near Pontoosuc...

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Cancilla said six firefighters from two...

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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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Letter: Blue Star Parents Group Forming

Berkshire County has many residents serving in the military – active,...

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Letter: Support a Pittsfield Ban on Exotic Circus...

We as people wouldn't like to be subjected to the type of treatment...

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Del Gallo Challenges Democratic Candidates to...

The following is an open letter from Rinaldo Del Gallo III, candidate...

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Mattress Sale!

Queen sets starting at $299. Solomon's Furniture. Berkshire Mall Lanesboro, MA

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Luau Hale Restaurant

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

www.luauhale.com

Berkshire East Mtn Resort

Zip Line tours, White Water Rafting, Mtn Bike park, N.America's Longest Mountain Coaster

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Adams Community Bank Employees Complete New...

The New England School for Financial Studies is an intensive two-year...

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Berkshire County Banker Completes ABA School of...

The only national school of its kind, the program provides marketers,...

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Two Local Women Join Wild Oats Management Team

Sarah Thurston Housman, a native of Williamstown, was appointed as...

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North Adams Council Endorses...

The City Council on Tuesday endorsed the pursuit of a Cultural...

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Classical High Season...

As always, the place to be for great classical and stimulating new...

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Circus Animal Ban Heads to Pittsfield City Council

The City Council will be asked to decide whether or not to ban non-domesticated animals from being used for entertainment. A animal advocacy group Berkshire Voters for Animals has proposed a ban, aimed mostly at circuses. While there hasn't been a circus in the city since 2008, the advocates... click for more

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Local Theater Group Brings the Arctic to the...

In a news release, Kickball describes "Passage" as "a dark comedy exploring themes of a changing climate, love and loss (that) integrates sea otters on razor scooters, a guru of ultimate enlightenment, dead sailors, marketing executives and questions of hubris and faith to reveal the cyclical... click for more

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to Pittsfield

Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield. Attorney Jeff Lynch told the Licensing Board on Monday that he expects to have a change in name and manager soon for the former 7 Winter Grille on Winter Street. The building is owned by Susan Chung, who with her husband Jae Chung owner multiple... click for more

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Documentary Explores Good Life in the Berkshires

A documentary film examining what it takes for a life well-lived has focused on several Berkshires residents to illustrate its ideas. "A Small Good Thing" won best documentary at this year's Boston International Film Festival. Among director Pamela Tanner Boll's previous credits is as a producer... click for more

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Barrington Stage Names New Trustees

"I am thrilled to welcome three dynamic new board members to the Barrington Stage family. They will give our board and our organization a richer, deeper understanding of our Berkshire community and how we can serve it more effectively," said ​Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. click for more

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Pittsfield Celebrates 10 Years of Third Thursday

The city has had its ups and downs over the last decade but one thing has remained constant - Third Thursday. Put on by the city's Office of Cultural Development, the street fair is held monthly throughout the summer is still going strong. At July's event, the organizers celebrated the 10 year... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant

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Sheedy Honing Her Lacrosse...

Pittsfield High sophomore Clare Sheedy is headed to a prestigious...

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Berkshire Trio Excel with...

Jenna Benzinger, Grace Guachione and Peyton Steinman continue to...

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Legendary Coach George 'Buddy' Pellerin Dies at 77

The funeral for Pittsfield coaching legend George 'Buddy' Pellerin is scheduled for Friday morning. click for more

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County's Softball Coaches Name Hunt MVP

The Berkshire County high school softball coaches Wednesday announced their all-star teams for 2016. click for more

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County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Name All-Star Teams

Wahconah and Mount Greylock held down the most spots on the all-Berkshire County girls lacrosse teams announced on Tuesday. click for more

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Lenox's Meisberger, Pittsfield's Rich Named County...

Berkshire County's high school track and field coaches have announced their all-county team for 2016. click for more

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New Local Soccer Players Excel at...

Four teams from Pittsfield’s Soccer Domain Academy this month made...

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High School Sports Videos

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