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Mount Greylock Hires Architect to Look at Options for...

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The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee has decided to hire a Greenfield architect to help develop a plan to spend a $5 million capital endowment. The school district received the gift from Williams College last year to help cover improvements not included in the $65 million... click for more

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North Adams Will Know Small Business Voting Results Next...

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It's all over but the counting for five communities hoping to become this year's Small Business Revolution - Main Street winner. The city's weeklong push to collect as many votes as possible toward the $500,000 economic development boost ended at midnight on Thursday. click for more

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Lanesborough Selectmen Ask Town Manager To Remove Salary...

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The Selectmen have asked Town Manager Paul Sieloff to back out all salary increases in his preliminary budget. Sieloff walked the board through parts of his preliminary budget Monday night. The Selectmen asked him to take out all 2 percent increases for nonunion employees. click for more

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Berkshire Delegation Gets Committee Assignments

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State House leaders have released committee assignments for this session, with the Berkshire delegation picking up two chairmanships in the House and one in the Senate. click for more

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Community News

Polito Announces South County Bridge Funding, Tours...

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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito toured the downtown Thursday afternoon before announcing grant funding for two Southwestern Massachusetts bridges. Polito had spent the morning signing a Community Compact agreement with Lanesborough and Windsor. She later joined Mayor Linda Tyer for a brief private meeting... click for more

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Business

Downtown Pittsfield Gives Council Annual Report

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Dropping the speed limit on North Street to 25 miles-per-hour may not seem like a big deal on its own. But, that is just one of many initiatives Downtown Pittsfield Inc. has taken on to improve the downtown. The speed reduction was approved by the City Council Tuesday night in an effort to... click for more

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Pittsfield Police Officer Cleared in Shooting

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A Pittsfield Police officer who discharged his weapon in the course of his duties, injuring the suspect in a motor vehicle pursuit, has been cleared of any charges. click for more

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Sports

New Lee's Williams, Mount...

Mount Greylock's Sean McCormack and Lee's Kendra Williams are this...

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Lee High Girls Edged by Notre...

The Lee High girls basketball team Sunday saw a three-game winning...

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Mount Everett Icers Edged in Must-Win Game at...

The Mount Everett hockey team dropped a 4-3 decision on the road on Saturday. click for more

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Depleted Mount Everett Girls Fall to Monson

The Mount Everett girls basketball team Saturday fell to 9-10 with one game left in the season. click for more

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Athol Girls Top Drury

The Athol girls basketball team defeated Drury on Saturday evening. click for more

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McCann Tech Girls' Comeback Falls Short on Road

Allie Gibeau scored a game-high 14 points in a loss for McCann Tech on Saturday. click for more

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Pittsfield Officer to Carry...

The job of a police officer means dealing with people on their worst...

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Mount Everett Lady Eagles Basketball senior Kayla Krom with the...
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Obituaries

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Roger Merrell, 74

LEE, Mass. — Roger H. Merrell, 74, of Lee, Mass., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February...

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Agnes C. Alibozek, 85

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Agnes C. (Bednarczyk) Alibozek, 85, of Adams died Wednesday morning,...

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Florence Cramer, 92

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Florence (Sherman) Cramer, 92, of Eatontown, N.J., formerly of North Adams...

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Cheryl Rieke, 72

LEE, Mass. — Cheryl A. Rieke, 72, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at her home on West Park...

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David A. Hawkins, 75

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — David Allan Hawkins, 75, of Glendale Road died Monday, February 13,...

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Wendy S. O’Connor, 51

HOUSATONIC, Mass. — Wendy Sue O’Connor, 51, passed away unexpectedly in her home in...

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Mark Kinney, 59

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mark A. Kinney, 59, of Pittsfield, formerly of Lee, died Monday evening,...

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John W. Godfrey, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — John W. Godfrey, 68, a longtime resident of Pittsfield and resident of...

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Gabrielle L. Bevan, 97

DALTON, Mass. — Gabrielle Louise Bevan, 97, of 600 Main St., Dalton, died peacefully on Sunday,...

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Adams Apartment House Destroyed in Blaze

At least a half-dozen people have lost everything after a fire...

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Pittsfield Police Officer Cleared in Shooting

A Pittsfield Police officer who discharged his weapon in the course...

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New Berkshire Scenic Releases...

In the first year the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum gave rides...

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Downtown Pittsfield Gives...

Dropping the speed limit on North Street to 25 miles-per-hour...

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Williamstown to Propose...

Voters likely will be asked at May's annual town meeting to fund...

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Adams Apartment House Destroyed in Blaze

At least a half-dozen people have lost everything after a fire...

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Pittsfield Police Officer Cleared in Shooting

A Pittsfield Police officer who discharged his weapon in the course...

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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: Adams-Cheshire at a Cross Road

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

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Letter: Quitting Smoking the 'Perfect Valentine's...

February is American Heart Month, so before you think about what kind...

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Letter: Closing Plunkett School Short-Sighted

The problems plaguing this region have been well documented in many...

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces New Board of...

As members of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Board of Trustees, Abraham,...

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Darrow School Junior Wins Top Art Show Prize

LaPell was named the first-place winner for his untitled work, a...

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Berkshire Bank Names President of First Choice...

As president, Costello will work with the current leadership team of...

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New Berkshire Scenic Releases...

In the first year the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum gave rides to...

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Pittsfield's Paintbox Public...

Last year the seemingly ordinary utility boxes throughout the...

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Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces New Board of...

As members of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Board of Trustees, Abraham, Patrick, Patti and Whelan will utilize their unique abilities, interests, and experiences to guide, sustain, and promote the Pillow. The board is responsible for successfully defining and carrying out the organization’s mission in... click for more

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Berkshire Museum Presents 'Ten Days of Play'

Celebrating the fifth year for this popular event, this innovative opportunity for child-directed play is included with regular museum admission and is available daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays. "Ten Days of Play" is part of Pittsfield's 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival. click for more

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'The Comedian': Requiem for a Funnyman

I've become magnanimous. All of which is my diplomatic, if not entirely apologetic way of touting a film that many of my so-called colleagues have marginalized if not downright denigrated. Well, they're all wrong. FAKE NEWS. Sad! click for more

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Jacob's Pillow Hosts 'Chance to Dance' Contest

An exciting opportunity to perform on the Pillow's iconic outdoor stage, the Chance to Dance contest is a viewer-selected online competition that allows the public, peers, and fans of artists to vote on their inclusion in the Inside/Out Performance Series for Festival 2017. click for more

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New Shakespeare & Company Head Strives for...

Celebrating four decades of theater and maintaining relevance for contemporary audiences is the focus of Shakespeare & Company's 2017 season. With founding Artistic Director Tina Packer at his side, first-year Artistic Director Allyn Burrows Tuesday morning unveiled the venue's lineup for its... click for more

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'20th Century Women': Vive la Différence

The literary conceit is that women hold the secrets to the life force, or that they are at least more interesting than men. I won't argue with that. After several decades trying to unravel the conundrum that la difference poses, I've come to accede that being in a total muddle about this subject is... 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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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

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Flavours Q&A

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Shaker Mill Tavern Q&A

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