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Can You Make Your Investments Less 'Taxing'?

Still, you may want to look for ways to reduce those taxes associated with your investments, leaving you more money available to meet your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement. click for more

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Williamstown Resident Joins Berkshire Museum Board...

Hunter, a Pittsfield native and Williamstown resident, brings a wealth of experience as a dedicated volunteer in the cultural community here in the Berkshires as well as her professional expertise in the field of education. click for more

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'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Seriously Styled

The storyline is basic. The Southside is getting worse and worse, the sociocultural casualty of increasing gang violence. Politicians have suggested surrounding it with a wall. Gee, doesn't that sound familiar? Secretly, Calvin harbors thoughts of giving up the fight and relocating to the North... click for more

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Five New Sculptures Being Installed in Downtown...

City workers installed Thursday the second of five new public art sculptures downtown. "We have three more sculptures to come in this year," Recreation Activities Coordinator Department of Community Development Becky Manship said. "We're hoping to get those in within the next week, week and a... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Passover Orders

The Climos and their able and enthusiastic staff will make charoset, chicken matzoh ball soup, chopped chicken liver, gefilte fish, beef brisket, tzmmes, potato kugel and macaroons. click for more

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Mass MoCA Show Challenges Visitors to Consider...

The galleries at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art are renowned for the challenging, inventive creations featured in them, but a new show at the museum challenges visitors to pay attention to the areas between the galleries. click for more

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'The Boss': Corners the Funny Business

Somewhat reminiscent of how the great Rodney Dangerfield and other standup artists before him packaged their shtick in feature-length celluloid, the script, while not badly written, is but a vehicle for McCarthy's scattershot criticism of whatever comes to mind. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Preparing for Passover

Aura Weiss, chef and owner of Naturally, her catering/prepared foods at Berkshire Organics, 813 Dalton Division Road in Dalton on the Pittsfield line, 413-442-0888, is preparing Passover foods for preorder. click for more

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DownStreet Art to Hold Office Hours Ahead of 'Call...

DownStreet Art Program Manager Michelle Daly will hold open office hours from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14, at MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St., to answer questions, provide feedback or assist with proposals. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Baby Animals, Say Cheese

A wintry week of wine tastings and dinners, cooking classes, an annual food conference and the last indoor winter farmers' market of the season in downtown Pittsfield in May it will move back outdoors to the Pittsfield Common. And lots of other tidbits.

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Anthony Birthplace Museum Seeks New Volunteers

The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum at 67 East Road is seeking volunteers to help with its operations. The museum is seeking enthusiastic and dependable people, regardless of background and experience.

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Berkshire Carousel Construction Nearly Complete

Just a few months ago, the Berkshire Carousel was like a puzzle. There were a bunch of pieces just waiting to be put together. But, that puzzle is nearly built. The carousel featuring 33 hand-carved and painted horses and chariots, and rounding boards is assembled and the final touches of the enclosing building are nearly finish. On July 1, the organization is planning to reveal the decade-long art project during a grand opening ceremony.

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Wahconah High Performing Spring Musical This...

The Apollonian Players will present the musical "Annie Get Your Gun" featuring the musical score of Irving Berlin. The first showing in Friday night at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and another showing at 7 p.m. Saturday night.

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'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice': The World is...

Remember when you were little and the kids on the block would argue who was greater, Batman or Superman? The ragamuffins on Dewey Street were evenly divided, pretty much the way they were between the Yankees and the Dodgers. Frankly, it was a no-brainer to me. The Yanks had The Mick, and, while Batman had all sorts of gadgetry, Superman had super powers. I know, I know, there's that Achilles heel thing, the accursed Kryptonite.

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Berkshire Tidbits: Butcher's Workshop & Wellness...

I was just looking over this summer's offerings at Bascom Lodge on the summit of Mount Greylock between Lanesborough, Adams and North Adams. There will be so many enticing events, dinners, music, free talks about food, beekeeping, birds on the reservation, local history.

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Williamstown Woman Writes About Her Diplomat...

As author of "An Unlikely Hero: Adrianus Millenaar," Brown shares with readers her memories of her father, a Dutch diplomat who put his life in jeopardy to help thousands of his countrymen survive the Nazi regime during World War II.

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'Miracles from Heaven': Friendly Persuasion

I think it was St. Augustine, if I may paraphrase a saint, who stated that one cannot prove God's existence through logic, but rather, only through one's faith. It is in this theological vein, whether consciously referencing the early Christian thinker or not, that director Patricia Riggen weaves her tear-jerking, often compelling "Miracles from Heaven."

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UNITY Youth Leadership Program Seeking Art

The mission of this project is to create a tangible collection of art by the community for the purposes of stress relief, and to inspire positive thinking.

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Berkshire Tidbits: Easter Specials

Here are some restaurants I know of that are serving special Easter brunches or dinners or are open for a festive meal, but there are still more.

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Berkshire Tidbits: Greek Pastry & Wine Dinners

It is time for the choreographed ballet of the annual pre-Easter Greek pastry sale at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St. in Pittsfield, again. It's this Saturday, March 26, presented by the Greek Ladies Philoptochos (phil-OP-to-khos; friend of the poor) Society.

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'Meet Your Neighbors' Theme of 2016 DownStreet Art

The ninth annual DownStreet Art will feature four DownStreet Art Thursdays, participatory projects at city events between July and October, and also will debut a new creative business incubator program with the goal of supporting local artists beyond exhibition and performing opportunities.

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'The Brothers Grimsby': Fraternally Filthy

I don't quite know yet if I've been scarred for life by Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Brothers Grimsby," an audacious exercise in bad taste that goes over the top and, like a playground swing gone wild, loops around a few times. It'd be easy to simply say it's tasteless, vulgar garbage that would push the envelope of even the most broadminded viewers and end the review right here.

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Mill City Productions Selling Off Props to Fund...

If all the world's a stage, then Mill City Productions may have the props you need for your personal play. The local stage company is holding a tag sale this weekend to sell off extra props to fund its eventual move to a new theater space.

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Mount Greylock Presents 'Nice Work If You Can Get...

This production involves more than 40 members of the Mount Greylock student body as actors, singers, pit musicians and crew members.

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Berkshire Tidbits: Introductions to Cheese, Maple...

Classes and cheese pairing seminars continue at Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers this month. Owner and presenter Matthew Rubiner has, wisely, divided his popular FREE kids' cheese tasting and talking classes, "Introduction to Cheese for Kids," by age group. He admits that they are now "improved by age segregation."

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Pittsfield Welcomes Sister City From Ireland

Song and dance is one way to bind two cultures. Sheila Moffatt is doing just that. Moffatt is the direct of a dance school in Ballina, Ireland and it has an overseas operation teaching classes right here in Pittsfield Massachusetts.United States born dancers will represent the Irish school at events instead of being flown in from overseas.

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Berkshire Tidbits: Maple Syrup, Early St. Paddy's...

Chef Frank LaRagione will serve his annual early St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage dinner at First Baptist Church, 88 South St. in Pittsfield, on Saturday evening, March 12, from 4 to 6. LaRagione makes his own Irish soda bread and he and his wife, Lynn, make homemade dessert. Call them at 413-442-8592 for reservations. You can order LaRagione's bread to take home, as we

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'Zootopia': It's a Jungle out There

With "Zootopia," a gaggle of doubtlessly well-intentioned writers and directors fail to snare the brass ring of kiddie-flick making, the award accorded to those movies that prove entertaining to children and adults alike.

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State Community Affairs Director Tours Pittsfield...

Mayor Linda Tyer led a tour around downtown Pittsfield for member's of the governor's staff as the two administrations start a dialogue. State Community Affairs Director Hodari Cail joined a cadre of local officials and business leaders to see some of the highlights of Pittsfield's downtown revitalization efforts over the last decade or so. Tyer led the tour which brought the group to the likes of the Berkshire Museum, Hotel on North, Barrington Stage, the Colonial Theater and even the parkin

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