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Williamstown Police Apprehend Streaker in Woods

Williamstown Police on Friday apprehended a man found naked in the woods of South Williamstown after passing motorists reported someone was harassing them, police said. The incident led to a two-hour implementation of the "stay in place" protocol at Mount Greylock Regional School, though there... click for more

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Pittsfield ZBA Allows Backyard Beekeeping...

William and Aaron Slater began beekeeping in the back yard of their Burke Street home earlier this year. However, Jim Saldo owns and maintains the lot next door and he's got a serious allergy to them. Saldo had sought out the city's assistance is alleviating his concerns of being stung, and the... click for more

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Adams Officials Hear From Residents on Planned...

Over the past two years, the town has considered turning the recycling center on East Road into a transfer station that accepts solid waste. Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco said the station would be a "pay-as-you-throw system." click for more

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Mount Greylock Student Injured in Motor Vehicle...

One occupant of a car involved in a single-car accident on Hopper Road was airlifted to a regional hospital on Thursday afternoon. The injured party was a student at Mount Greylock Regional School, and school officials are doing their best to notify members of the school community, Mount... click for more

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The Independent Investor: A Tale of Two Charities

In my last column, I wrote about the heroic volunteers of the Mercy Mission, a wholly-volunteer, charitable organization deep in Trump country that is doing a yeoman's job of providing the same--free dental and medical services to the poor and undocumented in Fort Worth, Texas. click for more

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Social Media Attacks Take Toll on Mount Greylock...

Citing personal attacks on social media, the Mount Greylock School Committee member who has chaired the district's committee looking at full regionalization announced Tuesday she is stepping back from the latter group. Carolyn Greene told her colleagues that she hopes School Committee member... click for more

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Community, Massachusetts House Bids Farewell to...

A litany of elected state and local officials, friends and family packed into St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Thursday to bid farewall to state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, who died Saturday at age 63. "It's an honor to be here on behalf of an institution that Gail Cariddi loved and, by the way,... click for more

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Egremont Principal Materas Honors Late Student In...

The Egremont Elementary School community was devastated in December when 11-year-old student Gabrielle Corbett died unexpectedly. Principal Jared Materas saw himself as being a rock for the students and staff and he tried to hold the community together through the difficult period of grief. And... click for more


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Telemedicine Initiative Connects SVMC to...

With the push of a button, doctors and nurses can tap into certified specialists in emergency medicine both registered nurses and physicians through Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Center for Connected Care during the day and through Avera Health, which partners with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, at night. A company called Specialist on Call is also available.

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PEDA Hoping Site Readiness Grant Will Help Develop...

PEDA is hoping MassDevelopment will help make it easier to redevelop the parcel knowns as the "40s" through a grant program. The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority gave Executive Director Corydon Thurston approval to proceed with trying to secure $75,000 through MassDevelopment's Site Readiness Program. The program would bring engineers in to perform a detailed, technical look at the foundation on the parcel along Kellogg Street so any developer has a clear understanding of what it can

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Mount Greylock Looks to Buy Former Restaurant for...

The Mount Greylock School Committee on Tuesday discussed acquiring a closed restaurant to be the new home of the district's administration. The committee discussed a plan to use part of a $5 million capital endowment from Williams College to purchase the former Taconic Restaurant at the junction of Routes 2 and 7, across from the A-Frame Bakery.

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North County Pays Respects to Late Rep. Gailanne...

Just two weeks ago, Mayor Richard Alcombright had sent an email to his representative asking for a House resolution for an event. On Monday, state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi's aide brought it to his office.

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Capeless Elementary Celebrates Year's End With...

The students at Capeless Elementary School put in a hard year's worth of work. And now it is time to celebrate. In the waning days left to the school year staff at Capeless Elementary put on their annual field day, setting up an array of games and activities for the children to play. From tug o' war to variations of tag, to duck duck goose, the students rotated from station to station having fun.

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Funeral Services Slated for Rep. Cariddi

Services for state Rep. Gailanne Marie Cariddi begin Wednesday evening, June 21, with a wake from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Her funeral will take place on Thursday, June 22, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's.

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Adams-Cheshire School Committee Resubmitting Same...

The Adams Cheshire Regional School Committee will resubmit the same $19.2 million budget that was rejected by Cheshire town meeting last week. The School Committee unanimously agreed Tuesday to support the original fiscal 2018 budget because members felt it presented the best educational outcomes and was the best option.

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Ciccolo Case Heads Back to Court in July

It will be at least mid-July before attorneys are back in federal court in the case of an Adams man accused of terrorism. Back in February, U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson scheduled June 20 for the next status conference in the case of the United States vs. Alexander Ciccolo.

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Plan to Exclude Pittsfield Parks From Mosquito...

The Parks Commission is deferring to the Health Department on whether or not the parks should be sprayed for mosquitoes. The Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project heads efforts to prevent mosquito-spread disease through a control program, using pesticides to limit the population. There is an option for property owners to exempt their land from being sprayed and Commissioner Joe Durwin, an opponent of the use of the chemicals, proposed using that exemption for city parks unless there is a

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Incumbents Win Poorly Attended Lanesborough...

There was a lack of interest in this year's town election, from voters and from candidates. Just over 200 of the town's 2,323 registered voters made it to the polls - which beat town meeting's attendance of 93 voters - on Tuesday. But, there wasn't much to vote on either. All of the seats up for re-election were incumbents and only a few ballot questions had little significance in town operations.

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Greylock School Teacher Presented Kelly Award

Each year, an eductor is selected for the award based on nominations from their fellows. Robert Thomas, a math coach at Greylock nominated Rondeau, describing her as having a classroom with a "calm, positive environment but her classes are peppy and fun. Her students truly enjoy being there with her and learning fom one of the best educators I have ever known."

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Cheshire Elementary Closes Doors With Cheers,...

It was a bittersweet ending for children and faculty at Cheshire Elementary on Tuesday, with the welcoming of summer vacation balanced against the knowledge they would be walking out of the school's doors for the last time.

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Adams Receives New Fire Truck

The new truck was purchased through the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Assistant Chief David Lennon, who wrote the grant, said the truck in total was just over $1 million but the $809,524 grant covered the lion's share of the purchase.

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Senate Chair on Global Warming Takes Input on...

State Sen. Marc Pacheco was in Pittsfield on Monday to ask for the public's input and to help motivate people to get involved in the state's clean and renewable energy future.

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Adams Town Meeting Clears All But Two Warrant...

Town meeting members fairly swiftly approved a majority of the 28 article on the warrant Monday night, including a $15.5 million budget, only shooting down the two citizens' petition aimed at amending the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District agreement.

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Williamstown Historical Museum Opens Sunday

The Williamstown House of Local History will make a little history of its own on Sunday. The museum plans a celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. to mark the grand opening of its new location at the historic Five Corners junction of Routes 7 and 43 in South Williamstown.

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New Brochure Identifies Invasive Species at...

A student environmental project at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has produced a brochure and more extensive booklet identifying invasive species at Windsor Lake.

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Free Fun Fridays Return This Summer

Since its inception in 2009, Free Fun Fridays has drawn more than 1,000,000 visitors to venues throughout the commonwealth. Last year alone, the program reached more than 160,000 people with many partner institutions, such as The Mount in Lenox, The Old State House in Boston, Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich and the EcoTarium in Worcester, experiencing record-breaking attendance.

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Berkshires Beat: Fishing Derby Winners Announced

The 25th annual Harry Bateman Jimmy Fund Fishing Derby was held on June 3.

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