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The Independent Investor: Why the Tax Cuts Are...

Despite spending big money and all the marketing they can muster, the Republicans are still not able to convince most Americans that the tax cut benefits anyone but the rich and the corporations they own. Maybe, we are not as dumb as they think we are. click for more

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Former Berkshire Place to Transform Back to...

After opening a brand-new $10 million building on South Street, Berkshire Place is now planning to renovate and transform its former home back into independent living. Berkshire Retirement Home has owned the building at 89 South Street since 1888 when it opened as senior housing as Berkshire... click for more

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Superintendent Candidate Vosburgh Says...

The School Committee is searching for a replacement for Superintendent Robert Putnam, who is retiring at the end of the school year. At the same time, it is in talks with North Adams about possibly sharing a top administrator. click for more

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PEDA Working Through Minutiae to Get BIC Up and...

PEDA approved a series of agreements on Wednesday, which is hoped to tie up the legal documentation required for the Berkshire Innovation Center. The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority has long had a ground lease in place for the Berkshire Innovation Center. But, as the project has... click for more

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North Adams Happenings: April 18-24

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

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Incumbent, Newcomer Vying for Selectman in...

The two candidates vying for the three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen this year are offering voters a choice between experience or a fresh perspective. click for more

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Touch a Truck Draws Curious Kids

The event allowed children to explore big trucks as well as learn about community helpers such as a police car, fire truck and ambulance. There were also buses, tractors, tow trucks and more. click for more

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Current Sonsini Staff Looks To Move Past Recent...

It's been a distressing few months at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter because of court cases, contracts, and battles over leadership. But, every morning staff continues to open those doors, feed the dogs and cats, give them medicine, and try to find homes for the stays and surrenders. click for more

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Adams Finance Committee Completes Review of Fiscal...

A vote to approve the town administrator's personal services budget failed with a 1-9 vote because a majority of the committee felt the $95,000 salary cap for the town administrator's salary was out of line. click for more


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Action Plan Developed to Make Berkshires Age...

The trends are very clear. In just 12 years, around 60 percent of the Berkshire's population will be older than 50 year's old. "Our population in 2010 was 18.5 percent persons over the age 65. And then by 2020, that percentage of older adults is expected to increase to 24 percent," Margaret McDonough, a senior planner with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, said.

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Hoosac Valley Middle School Students Explore STEM

Organizer Laura Scholz said now that Grades 4 and 5 are at Hoosac Valley, the hands-on STEM program that was once held at CT Plunkett School could be expanded to Grade 7 and add new programming.

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Marijuana Company Sees North Adams Ripe for Growth

Operating as Valley Green Grow Inc., the company has filed with the state to operate a dispensary and a cultivation location. The dispensary would be located at 1499 South State St., a small brick house that's found itself surrounded by commercial properties, with Cumberland Farms to its north and Hardman Industrial Park to the south.

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State Representative Mark Preps For State Budget...

State Rep. Paul Mark is looking to create a Berkshire County opioid task force in the budget. Mark has filed an amendment for $250,000 to start the task force with the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, the Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Coalition, and a number of other organizations tackling the issue.

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North Berkshire Coalition Forum Tackles Economic...

Butler said that while there is a lot of "growth potential" in those sectors, people are always asking him about specific jobs that are available. On that front, the news is both good - and bad.

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Q&A: Superintendent Interviews Offer Window into...

Below are excerpts from the hour-long interviews of each candidate, during which the committee asked a series of predetermined questions with an opportunity for committee members to ask follow-up questions.

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Central Berkshire Habitat Teams With Lowe's For...

More than 18,000 women construction volunteers unite nationwide to build up their communities with Habitat homeowners.

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Berkshires Beat: Thermal Cameras Available at the...

The cameras were donated to the library by Williamstown Girl Scout Troop 12940 and the Williamstown COOL Committee.

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Agreement Reached Between Pittsfield Schools, PCTV...

The School Department is signing off on WTBR in June. But, Pittsfield Community Television will be signing on in the fall. The School Committee approved an agreement Thursday which gives management of the Brave FM to PCTV. The organization will be transforming the station into a hybrid model of a community and educational medium and bolstering the station's offerings.

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Williamstown Con Comm Rejects Using Park Land for...

And that one unambiguous objection to the idea was all it took to send Verizon Wireless back to the Zoning Board of Appeals, which this winter suggested that the applicant explore the notion of siting their monopole tower on town-owned land.

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Legislature Looking at $200M in Chapter 90 Funds;...

Some $200 million in Chapter 90 road funds have been approved in both houses of the Legislature for fiscal 2019, with some $7.3 million headed for Berkshire County.

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Great Barrington Police Investigating Fatal Crash

Robert Bacigalupi, of New York City, was charged with motor vehicle homicide and marked lanes violation.

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Adams to Move Forward With Bellevue Garage Project...

EDM Architecture engineer Jeromy Richardson and architect Tim Widman and interim Town Administrator Donna Cesan met with the commission on Tuesday to go over revamped plans that have brought the project under the $105,000 budget.

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Williamstown's Art Runs Boston to Benefit Disabled...

Art will toe the line in Hopkinton this Monday morning for his 16th Boston Marathon. But one of his most memorable experiences in a 26.2-mile event came a couple of hours to south, at the 2013 New York City Marathon.

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Mount Greylock Building Committee Grapples With...

Richard Cohen pushed back hard against a decision not to purchase classroom whiteboards that are compatible with the touchscreen capability in the projectors the district has purchased challenging both the decision itself and the process by which it was made.

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Adams Selectmen Opt for Higher Administrator...

The 3-1 vote on Wednesday was prompted by a request by one member of the Finance Committee to deflate the town administrator's salary line item from $95,000 to $80,000 because the member feared the capped salary would only limit the hiring process.

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Youth Conference Inspires Teens To Become 'Tools...

Zoe Hypolite watched as Hurricane Maria devastated her home country of Dominica. She knew something had to be done to help. She started fundraising.

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Pittsfield Council Debates Police Oversight, or...

The City Council agrees with having a citizen's committee to peer into the Police Department. But, it is more a matter of whose terms. That's how City Council President phrased it in the final hours of Tuesday night, as the City Council spent a lengthy amount of time on a petition from resident Craig Gaetani to establish a police oversight committee. The councilors hadn't really disagreed with the principles of such a committee, but rather, whether it should be a new committee created under t

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Hinsdale Man Charged With Murdering Estranged...

Michael S. Boulais, 32, was arrested and charged Friday morning with one count of murder in the shooting death of 24-year-old Kassedi Clark.

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YMCA Honors Its Volunteer of the Year Award...

The two awards are given annually to the YMCA volunteers that best exemplify the spirit of the late J. Edward Dery and G. Fred Lincks.

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