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Adams Police May Leave Civil Service

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Adams is considering leaving Civil Service requirements to make it easier to hire officers. Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco broached the possibility during joint Selectmen's and Finance Committee's fourth and final budget hearing held on Thursday night at the Visitors Center. That public... click for more

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Cheshire Seeks Ways to Keep Elementary School Open

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Cheshire residents are exploring ways to keep their elementary school open even as the regional district prepares to relocate its students to other schools. More than 150 parents and community members attended a public forum moderated by the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday night to hash out... click for more

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Independent Investor: Don't Worry, Be Happy

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Where, you might ask, do we here in the U.S. rank? The answer would be No. 14, down from No. 3 in 2007. The least happy inhabitants on Earth appear to be in Africa while the average Chinese person is no happier than he was 25 years ago, despite the country's much-lauded economic miracle. click for more

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Cheshire Sees Race for Selectman

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Voters will decide a two-way race for the Board of Selectmen this year, one of only two races on the town election ballot. Edmund St. John IV and E. Richard Scholz will vie for a three-year seat being vacated by current Chairman Paul Astorino. click for more

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Mass MoCA Looking to Orient Visitors, Send Them Downtown

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Thousands of visitors are headed for the city this summer and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts is hoping to push as many as it can into the downtown. The museum opens its $65 million renovation of the massive Building 6 that will double its gallery and events space and welcome back the... click for more

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Williamstown Fin Comm Pleased With School Budget...

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An appreciative Finance Committee on Wednesday heard an explanation of Williamstown Elementary School's proposed $6.8 million fiscal 2018 budget. The K-6 school has a budget that calls for a 2.39 percent spending increase over this year but which calls for a 3.64 percent increase in funding from... click for more

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Adams Reviews Adams-Cheshire, McCann Fiscal 2018 Budgets

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The Selectmen and Finance Committee heard from both Adams-Cheshire Regional School District and McCann Technical School on their fiscal 2108 spending plans and aired concerns about both budgets. Wednesday was the third of four joint budget hearings held at the Adams Visitors Center. The two... click for more

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Pittsfield Committed to Diversity But Work Still to Be...

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A recent letter to the editor castigating the city's administration for failing to promote affirmative action prompted Mayor Linda Tyer to respond with a full court press. Since taking office last year, Tyer said her administration has worked to increase outreach to minority populations, provide... click for more

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Sports

County's Top Senior Basketball...

The Western Massachusetts Senior High School All-Star Basketball...

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Coaches Name Drury's Bird the...

Berkshire County's boys basketball coaches announced their all-league...

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Pittsfield/Taconic Icer Quinto Earns Statewide...

Pittsfield High senior Kevin Quinto will be recognized at an upcoming Boston Bruins game for his sportsmanship on the ice. click for more

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Monument Mountain's Gray, Bissaillon Named...

The Berkshire County high school swimming coaches have named their all-league teams. click for more

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Hurricanes Continue Tradition of Excellence

The Hoosac Valley girls basketball team's success helps inspire future stars at the school. click for more

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Hoosac Valley Girls Fall in State Final

Archbishop Williams defeated Hoosac Valley, 62-37, in Saturday's state final. click for more

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Pittsfield Brainstorms Future...

Expand the skate park. Add lights to Clapp Park. Fix the drainage at...

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Obituaries

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James Culliton, 80

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — James Culliton, 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2017,...

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Frances J. Lewis, 78

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Frances Joan (Scarbo) Lewis, 78, of Williamstown, peacefully entered the...

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Shirley A. Mills, 88

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Shirley A. (Field) Mills, 88, of Williamstown, Mass., and formerly of...

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Ada Hastings, 84

LENOX, Mass. — Ada Harcourt Hastings of Lenox died on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Kimball...

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Helen M. Segala, 81

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Helen Mary (Parker) Segala, 81, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., died Wednesday...

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Josephine T. Gilardi, 90

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Josephine T. Gilardi, 90, of Providence Court Apts., 379 East St.,...

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Albert E. Dean Jr., 72

BECKET, Mass. — Albert E. Dean Jr., 72, of 1100 Main St. passed away on Saturday, March 18,...

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Helen C. Leja, 97

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Helen C. (Dudek) Leja, 97, of Nashua, N.H., formerly a longtime resident of...

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Zita Pedrin, 100

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Zita (DelPonte) Pedrin, 100, of Nashua, N.H., and formerly of North Adams,...

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Vermont State Police Seek Information on Stamford...

State police are seeking information related to a reported...

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Taconic High Student Arrested After Handgun Found...

A gun was allegedly found in the backpack of a Taconic High School...

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Information Reward Still Active for Vermont Woman...

Sunday marks the 13-year anniversary of the disappearance of Brianna...

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Xerox Affiliate Opens Office...

Connecticut Business Systems, a Xerox company, cut the ribbon on...

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Local Environmentalists Oppose...

Dicken Crane has a large solar array on his Holiday Brook Farm....

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Biz Briefs: Fall Foliage Parade...

The Fall Foliage Parade is in its 62nd year in 2017. This year...

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Independent Investor: Don't Worry, Be Happy

Where, you might ask, do we here in the U.S. rank? The answer would...

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Vermont State Police Seek Information on Stamford...

State police are seeking information related to a reported...

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Taconic High Student Arrested After Handgun Found...

A gun was allegedly found in the backpack of a Taconic High School...

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SVMC Receives Grant for Prevention of Increased...

The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)...

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BHS to Close Walk-In Clinic at Pittsfield's...

Berkshire Health Systems says its new Urgent Care Facility on East...

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CHP to Assume Management of BMC’s Dental Clinic

This collaboration between CHP and BHS will help provide improved...

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Letter: Say No to Immigration, Yes to Making...

What needs to happen is the "Mayor" should be protecting who is...

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Letter: firefighters

Congratulation to the nine all white male firefighter that Pittsfield...

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Letter: Adams-Cheshire at a Cross Road

Nearly 50 years ago, the two communities came together to form one...

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Miss Hall's School Teacher Honored

Himes joined MHS in July and oversees the school's new Department of...

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Flying Cloud Institute Welcomes New Board Member

Nash currently runs NASH Insights in Lenox, Mass., working with...

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Patients Give Near Perfect Marks to Two CHP...

These results are based on post-visit surveys sent to all patients...

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A & E

Mass MoCA Looking to Orient...

Thousands of visitors are headed for the city this summer and...

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Berkshire Arts, Research Take...

Federal spending on the arts and the sciences each would take a hit...

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Grants to Support 'Served' Project at Williams...

Served is a creative collaboration between Williams and Forklift Danceworks, an Austin, Texas-based modern dance company best known for its community-based dance projects that involve people from all backgrounds. One of its best-known projects, featured in the documentary film "Trash Dance,"... click for more

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DownStreet Art Looking for Artists for 2017 Season

To mark the 10th anniversary of the DownStreet Art program, BCRC will embark on an ambitious goal to commission 10 new projects, which will range from performances and murals to pop-up parks and community art projects. click for more

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Pittsfield Seeks Artist To Paint Mural On Tyler...

The city hopes to spruce up Tyler Street and it is starting by asking an artist to paint a mural. The city's Office of Cultural Development put out a call for submissions to paint a mural on a Tyler Street building. The effort is in tandem with the Transformative Development Initiative through... click for more

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Hoosac Valley To Perform 'Anything Goes'

Hoosac Valley Middle and High School brings the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" to the stage this weekend. Stage director Nicole Boyer and Instrumental music director Jacob Keplinger wanted to bring something big to Hoosac Valley this year but also something classic. click for more

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Pittsfield Shakespeare Presents 'Twelfth Night'

One of Shakespeare's most loved comedies, "Twelfth Night" tells the tale of twins separated by a shipwreck, a countess surprised by her capacity for love, a servant who oversteps his place and mischievous pranks carried to the extreme. Featuring live music and slapstick comedy, it is the perfect... click for more

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North County Fifth Graders Create Art To Inspire

With the help of Sally Taylor, Brayton, Colegrove and Greylock fifth graders tapped into their inner artist and created paintings that will act as the first dispatch in a multi-medium game of telephone. Kidspace, located in the upper levels of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, was alive... click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Grazie's Italian Restaurant

Grazie's Italian Restaurant... 

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Flavours Q&A

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Tavern at The A Q&A

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