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New Mall Loses Partial Power, Security Kicks Media Off...

Berkshire Mall management had security escort an iBerkshires reporter from the property Wednesday afternoon. iBerkshires had heard reports that the mall had lost power. We attempted to call management to find out what happened by the phone was "temporarily unavailable." So, we drove there to... click for more

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Alcombright Honored Following MLK Day of Service

Alcombright, surrounded by local leaders, the MLK Committee and members of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition on a stage in Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Venable Hall, said the recognition was "humbling, heartwarming and, at some level, deeply spiritual." click for more

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Berkshires Beat: Real Women Essay Contest Entries...

Founded in 1986, the Real Women Essay contest, invites Berkshire County students K-12 to participate by writing an essay, poem, scripted conversation, first-person monologue or journal recognizing a woman in their lives that has inspired them. click for more

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Gubernatorial Candidate Warren Talks Opioids In...

Gubernatorial Candidate Setti Warren says five people a day are dying from opioid addiction. "In 2014, Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency around opioid addiction. We were the first state in the country to do so. Since then, 6,000 people have died of opioid addiction in our state,... click for more

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North Adams Library To Host 'Look Up' Film Series...

Starting Thursday, Jan. 18, the library will host a "Look Up" movie series based on the cosmos using some of the $7,500 left by Cariddi's estate, earmarked for astronomy, after she passed in 2017. click for more

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Pollinator-Friendly Events Planned in Wiliamstown...

Last May, town meeting adopted a non-binding resolution declaring Williamstown a pollinator-friendly community and encouraging landowners to adopt management practices to protect the bees, butterflies and insects that are critical to the ecosystem and the, specifically, our food supply. click for more

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Negotiators Talk Man Out Of Harming Self In...

The Berkshire County Special Response Team successfully convinced the unnamed individual who had reportedly threatened to harm himself after three hours at the Econo Lodge on Cheshire Road. click for more

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Pittsfield Schools Considers Using Indigenous...

The School Department may join the growing movement behind switching our Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day. School Committee member Cynthia Taylor suggested the school change the name when written on the school calendar. The change may be small but the gesture is part of a growing movement... click for more

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Old Country Buffet Expected To Be Razed To Make...

The plaza owners Brixmor Property Group received the OK from the Conservation Commission to take down the restaurant. The plan is to construct a new, 5,500 square-foot restaurant in its place. click for more


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Cheshire Fire Blamed on Heating System; Structure...

Fire Chief Thomas Francesconi said the blaze that razed the former Kubota dealership last week likely started from the heating system.

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Ice Jam Overflows Route 8 in Cheshire

The flooding over South Street came without warning on the heavily used north/south connector. Selectwoman Carol Francesconi said she'd been told one motorist had crossed the bridge immediately north of Lanesborough and had seen the wave of water and ice in his rearview mirror.

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Superior Court Briefs: Jan. 8 - Jan. 10

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 12-18

On Sunday, the Second Congregational Church will host Delivering the Dream: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. from 3-5 p.m.

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Pittsfield Bids Farewell to Veteran Police Officer

The highly decorated officer received numerous honors including the Terry Donnelly Police Officer of the Year in 1998 and received an Honorable Service Unit Citation for supporting the U.S. Secret Service when First Lady Michelle Obama visited the city in 2013.

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Clarksburg School Officials Vote to Continue Talks...

Superintendent Jon Lev was informed just hours before Thursday's meeting that $25,000 was available to pursue research on merging or aligning with Vermont's Stamford School.

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Williamstown Elementary Asks Parents of...

The town this week mailed out the annual Street Listing Form. The data collected from that survey helps inform the elementary school about how many children to expect in each year's incoming kindergarten class.

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Pittsfield Health: Flu Has Rapidly Increased In...

In just the last few weeks there has been a 44 percent increase in flu symptoms. Public health nurse Kayla Donnelly-Winters said this year there have been 32 total cases of influenza confirmed in Pittsfield since Oct. 1. That is compared to just 15 in the same period of time last year. But the numbers had jumped in the last few weeks.

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Clarksburg Readies Fee Schedule for Marijuana...

With the successful passage of a retail cannabis bylaw, town officials are now starting to look at a fee structure for all the licensing and inspections that will need to happen.

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Street Closures Set for Pittsfield Police Lt....

A large contingent of law enforcement officers, fire personnel, and emergency medical personnel from throughout Berkshire County and beyond will be in attendance to pay their respects. A marching and vehicle procession will take place to transport and accompany Winston from the funeral home to the church at 89 Briggs Ave.

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Taconic Principal Plotting Use, Scheduling of New...

On Valentine Road more than 100 tradesmen have been on and off the site of the new Taconic getting the structure ready. And inside the current building across the road, Principal John Vosburgh has been doing the same. Vosburgh has been meeting with faculty, staff, and parents to devise a plan on how to layout and schedule operations in the new building

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Adams to Post Town Administrator Job

Town Accountant Mary Beverly said the advertisements should be posted at the end of the week and that the advertising is being done in more places than in 2014.

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Labor Shortage May Force Change in Mount Greylock...

But the district's owner's project manager said Tuesday night that a potential move-in delay may not push back the planned end date for construction on the middle-high school campus.

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Pittsfield Approves Incentive For St. Mary's...

The City Council canít wait for the St. Maryís renovation. The council opted against fleshing out a tax increment exemption at the subcommittee level and approved it Tuesday night to help move the project along. The agreement would exempt developers CT Management from paying on any increased value caused by the renovation of the four structures into 29 market-rate housing units for four year.

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Adams Board of Health to See If Memorial Building...

The board last week reviewed an indoor air quality report conducted by the state Department of Public Health and, although the report said there is not a substantial mold issue in the building, members still had questions.

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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 10-16

Brought to you by: MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the North Adams Office of Tourism & Community Events

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Du Bois 150th Festival Begins on Jan. 15 in Great...

The festival kicks off on Monday, Jan. 15, with the Martin Luther King Day Interfaith Service from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Main Street.

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Tired of Trash Talk, Council Returns Toters to...

After a year and a half and a dozen or so meetings later, the mayor's trash proposal is basically back where it started. The City Council returned the proposal to overhaul the garbage collection system back to Mayor Linda Tyer, asking for a revised plan. The proposal was crafted through the Resource Recovery Commission, which first met back to September of 2016, and after three lengthy meetings at the City Council, the councilors felt it was too flawed to be saved.

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New North Adams Council Approves Appointments,...

The meeting was brief with Bona, an eight-term councilor, presiding over his first session and Mayor Thomas Bernard presenting his first orders ó reappointments, a donation and a communique on the formation of an ad hoc working group on retail marijuana.

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Cheshire Needs Employee For School Maintenance

The building also caused issues this summer with the town taking over mowing duties. This has drawn Highway Department employees away from other responsibilities.

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