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Pittsfield Man Arrested in Armed Robbery of K&K...

Sean Matthews, 25, of Pittsfield is accused of armed robbery of K&K Liquors on North Street with a knife at about 10:13 a.m. Police says local and state officers arrived on scene and performed an initial search of the perimeter and shortly after detectives developed Matthews was the suspect. No... click for more

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Cheshire Planning Board Approves Dollar General...

Dollar General was cleared for a new store after more than two years of vocal opposition and a change of location. The Planning Board on Monday approved the discount chain store's request for special permits for signage, the building application and a site plan that included minor changes. click for more

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Pittsfield Licensing Board Tries to Find...

The Licensing Board is giving a West Housatonic Street restaurant a shot at having live music, despite pleas from the neighbors. Owner Mickey Soldato requested an entertainment license to have acoustic musicians perform on the outdoor patio a couple nights a week. Soldato says the hope is to... click for more

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Williams College, Chamber Discuss Downtown Parking...

Williams College and the Chamber of Commerce believe they have solutions in place to avoid a repeat of last summer's parking woes on Spring Street, and they're asking downtown merchants to be part of the answer. In 2015, parking inventory in the Village Business District was squeezed by... click for more

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Drury Class of 1973 Golf Tourney Raises Funds for...

This past sunny Saturday, 10 teams were preparing to play at Stamford Valley Golf Course in the 8th annual Drury High School Alumni Golf Tournament. The annual tourney grew out of a class reunion nearly a decade ago that has since raised thousands of dollars to help the North Adams, Mass., high... click for more

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SEIU Local 888 Endorses Farley-Bouvier for...

The Service Employee Employees International Union Local 888 has endorsed Tricia Farley-Bouvier's re-election as state representative for the 3rd District. SEIU represents 2 million workers in the health care, public and property services. Farley-Bouvier, a Democrat, was first elected to the... click for more

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North Adams Police Officer Crashes Cruiser

A city police officer sustained minor injuries after his cruiser hit a utility pole on Ashland Street. Sgt. James Burdick said Officer Joshua Tracy was heading south on Ashland Street on Monday around 11:50 a.m. when he hit a utility pole near where the road intersects with Church Street. click for more

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Sprinkler System Saves Louison House

Assistant Fire Chief John Pansecchi said the electrical fire broke out in the attic around 11:45 Sunday morning but was quickly snuffed out by the family support center’s sprinkler system. click for more

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Pittsfield's Woodlawn Bridge Reopens After 10...

Finally. The Woodlawn Avenue Bridge is finally opened after being closed for a decade. City, state and Pittsffield Economic Development Agency officials commemorated the re-opening of the north to south connection between the Morningside Neighborhood and East Street. The bridge used to be own by... click for more


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New Clocktower Owners Eye 'Adaptive Reuse' of...

The new owners of the historic Sheaffer-Eaton mill, now known as the Clocktower Building, are looking to modernize the entire building to fit today's business needs. The building whose anchor tenants include the Berkshire Eagle and Berkshire Health Systems was purchased by Scarafoni Associates under a new holding company Clocktower Partners LLC. for $1 million. In the next few years, the company is looking to invest millions into it to attract small businesses.

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Pending EPA Permit Part of Waterstone Pitch For...

Part of the selling point for the new Walmart at the William Stanley Business Park is that it will ease an environmental burden on PEDA coming down the road. Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new draft permit for the Pittsfield Economic Development Agency's ability to drain stormwater into Silver Lake. That permit called for significantly better water quality than currently being done. PEDA has argued against it, saying it doesn't have the money to make the needed improv

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North Adams Auto Shop Adds Tire Sales & Service

A local auto repair shop is hoping to ease the need caused by the recent closure of Mr. Tire. T&M Auto is now offering tire service along with repairs, maintenance, body work and sales.

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Pittsfield Approves $11.8 Million in Capital...

The City Council approved Thursday a $11.8 million capital plan, which is just $50,000 less than the mayor had proposed. The capital budget calls for the borrowing of $11,948,000 for capital expenses, which is about $1.7 million than last year. The largest portion of the plan will go foe the Department of Public Works with $3,650,000 eyed to be borrowed for repairs to the streets and stormwater systems as well as the purchase of a new truck and vibratory roller for paving.

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Williamstown's Spruces Committee Looking for...

The Spruces Land Use Committee this month moved forward with hiring an engineer to work on plans for converting the former mobile home park to a community amenity. At its June 15 meeting, the committee agreed to send a request for proposals to three firms. It's looking for help with wetlands delineation and a conceptual design for playing fields, a community garden, a bicycle loop and or any other items that might fit on 42 acres of the former Spruces property.

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North Adams Museum Hosts 'Old Peppersass' This...

The North Adams Museum of History and Science is hosting a pioneering steam engine this weekend. The "Old Peppersass" cog steam engine that once chugged up New Hampshire's Mount Washington will be on display at Western Gateway Heritage State Park on Saturday and Sunday.

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Pittsfield Woman Named 'Unsung Heroine'

Bordon was one of 125 women from cities and towns across the state recognized for their outstanding contributions to their organizations and communities.

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BCC’s Swimming Pool to Open Daily Starting June 25

The pool, which is staffed by a certified lifeguard at all times and is handicapped accessible, is 3.5 to 8 feet deep and is approximately 70-feet-long.

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North Adams Seeking Grant to Add Spray Park to...

Work is expected to began soon on the new skate and BMX bicycle park where the former Modern Liquors was located. The State Street building was razed last week to make way for the $676,000 skate park, which will in turn open up space at Noel Field Athletic Complex for a proposed splash pad and bocce and pickle ball courts.

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Subcommittee Appointment Latest Point of...

Despite assailing his committee chair on a number of fronts, Richard Cohen was quick to support her for a lifetime achievement award on Monday evening. It was that kind of night for the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee.

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The Independent Investor: Pet Insurance & Why You...

Whether you are adopting a pet or buying that pure blood breed, the first thing you should consider is pet insurance. Skipping this step could cost you several times the purchase price of your new pet each year. Better be safe than sorry. Pet insurance is like any other insurance, human or otherwise. The cost of coverage is based on your pet's age, health profile, breed and however much insurance you want to purchase.

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Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival to Enchant in...

The signs have been around the area for weeks: tiny doors to enchanted realms, fairy princesses, visits from the Fairy Queen Deidre and wardings from the Wizard Grulaach. It's all leading up to the Berkshire Mountains Faerie Festival this Saturday at Bowe Field for a day filled with music, magic, parades and activities that will be capped off that night around a dragon fire pit. And, of course, fairies. The idea for those tiny doors that have been appearing in businesses and municipal buil

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Berkshire Tidbits: Summer BBQs & Garden Tours

Eat on North kitchen in Hotel on North, 297 North St. in Pittsfield, 413 358-4741, will present another Kids Cooking Class of no more than 20 students ages 6 to 15, from 2 to 4 on Wednesday, June 22. $25 per child by advance reservation. The first class was well received. This time they'll be making quesadillas and Rice Krispie treats. Fun food.

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Alcombright Endorses Hinds for Berkshire Senate...

North Adams Mayor Richard J. Alcombright has endorsed Adam Hinds for state Senate in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden District. Hinds is running for the Democratic nomination for the office. "I am very pleased to support my colleague and community leader Adam Hinds," said Alcombright.

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Parks Commission Approves Plan To Upgrade Durant...

A new playground is the first step in a multi-phased plan to revamp the newly re-named Durant Park. Parks and Open Spaces Manager Jim McGrath received approval of the plan from the Parks Commission on Tuesday which features not only a new playground but also new signage, fitness area, upgraded bathrooms, new pavilion, upgrades to the baseball and softball field and a new fence along the river.

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Northern Berkshire United Way Names Interim...

Desmarais served NBUW for more than 15 years as a board member, VP for Allocations, and VP for Finance.

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VFW Life Member Named Grand Marshal of Pittsfield...

Pastore is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He is also a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and American Legion Post 68 and has been a frequent Fourth of July Parade participant as a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran along with his fellow veterans. He served as the commander of the DAV from 1992-94 and DAV Chaplain for the last 40 years.

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Leave the Fireworks to the Pros, Officials Urge

The possession and use of all fireworks by private citizens is illegal in Massachusetts. This includes Class C fireworks which are sometimes falsely called “safe and sane fireworks. Class C fireworks include sparklers, party poppers, snappers, firecrackers, spinners, cherry bombs and more. Sparklers burn at 1800ºF. It is illegal to transport fireworks into Massachusetts, even if they were purchased legally elsewhere. Illegal fireworks can be confiscated on the spot.

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