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Hotel on North & Architect Honored with...

Hotel on North and its architect, Karen T. Hunt, are each being recognized by statewide organizations this spring for the project's preservation efforts. Hotel on North was the recipient of a 2016 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award in the category of Adaptive Reuse for the... click for more

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Pittsfield Police: Reports Of Luring Attempts At...

Reports that some one had been trying to lure Reid Middle School students into a van in March have proved to be false. Police released a statement on Wednesday saying one of the alleged victims admitted the story was fake and no attempt had occurred and two other alleged victims made... click for more

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North Adams Seeking Public Input on Cultural...

The city of North Adams and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, part of Massachusetts College Liberal Arts, will be hosting two public meetings regarding the application to designate the North Adams downtown area as a Cultural District. click for more

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State Senator Downing Presented With Downing Award

Saturday mornings bright and early, the late District Attorney Gerard Downing would get dressed, head down to the Catholic Youth Center on Melville Street, descend the stairs to the mini gym and start working. His work had nothing to do with the district attorney's office. It had to do with... click for more

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Pittsfield Public Safety Advisory Group Resurges

The Public Safety Advisory Committee is awaiting direction from the mayor as to what they're role will be. The committee was reserected resurrected in 2012 as the Police Advisory Committee and last year the City Council approved an amendment which expanded the purview for all of public safety.... click for more

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Hancock Town Meeting OKs School Budget, Rejects...

Town meeting Monday sided with the School Committee on the education budget and against the Board of Selectmen on that and two other issues. In a meeting that lasted nearly three hours and featured three secret ballot votes, the town voted to raise and appropriate $488,494 to cover town expenses... click for more

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Cheshire Candidate Won't Call for Recount

Selectman candidate E. Richard Scholz was ready to call for a recount after a significant error in votes on a citizen's petition had him questioning the narrow margin in the selectman's race. Longtime incumbent Carol Francesconi had beaten Scholz by only 25 votes in Monday's election. But... click for more

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Private Bennington, Vt., Wells Test Positive for...

Gov. Peter Shumlin on Tuesday released drinking water test results for perfluorooctanoic acid from a new area of testing south of the Bennington landfill. click for more

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Downing to Give Keynote Address...

State Sen. Benjamin Downing,... 

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Cheshire Kindergartners Get...

Monday's town election was a chance for... 

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Berkshires Beat: Save...

The SBA has raised more than $2.4... 

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Biz Briefs: Southwestern...

In the video, John, an auto detailer in... 

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Berkshire Tidbits: Spring...

Volunteers will spend some hours... 

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Biz Briefs: Berkshire United...

After 36 years in the family business... 

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Sports

New PVIAC Releases 2016 High...

Berkshire County's high school football teams will be playing in...

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Mount Greylock Girls Top...

Sarah Stripp scored six goals on Wednesday to lead Mount Greylock's...

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Phair, DeSantis Lead Lee Girls to Victory

The Lee girls lacrosse team defeated Pittsfield on Wednesday. click for more

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Schliecher, Washburn Lead Wahconah Boys Past...

The Wahconah boys lacrosse team Tuesday defeated McCann Tech. click for more

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Phair Leads Lee Girls Past Pittsfield

The Lee girls lacrosse team beat Pittsfield on Tuesday. click for more

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Ferrara Pitches McCann Past Franklin Tech

The McCann Tech baseball team defeated Franklin Tech on Tuesday. click for more

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Mixture of Results for Soccer...

The Soccer Domain Academy travel soccer season continued on Sunday.

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High School Sports Videos

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Williamstown native George Canales throws the first pitch to his...
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Obituaries

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Arthur E. Crowe Jr., 98

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Arthur Edwin Crowe Jr., 98, a resident of North Street and formerly of...

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Alberta G. Sorrentino, 96

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Alberta G. “Bertha” Sorrentino, 96, formerly of Center Street...

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Donald L. Richards Jr., 74

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Donald L. "Gentle Giant” Richards Jr., 74, died peacefully at...

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Zackary J. Decker, 17

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Zackary Joseph Decker, 17, of 117 Barbour St., North Adams, died Saturday,...

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Melissa J. Wheeler, 50

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Melissa Jean (Cooper) Wheeler, 50, of North Adams died on Saturday, April...

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Thomas Reimann, 73

Thomas Reimann, who led a remarkable life filled with love and adventure, died on April 24,...

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Robert C. Booth, 81

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Robert Clyde Booth, 81, of Clarksburg died Friday, April 29, 2016, at...

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Edward E. Blake, 68

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Edward E. Blake, 68, of North Adams died Friday morning, April 29, 2016,...

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Chester Michalski, 94

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Chester S. Michalski, 94, of 12 Allen St., Adams, died on Tuesday, April 26,...

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Pittsfield Police: Reports Of Luring Attempts At...

Reports that some one had been trying to lure Reid Middle School...

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17-Year-Old Man Shot In Pittsfield

A 17-year-old man was shot Sunday on Bartlett Avenue. Police say...

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Adams Head-On Collision Results in Fatality

A 17-year-old North Adams man was killed in a head-on collision early...

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North Adams Seeking Public...

The city of North Adams and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, part...

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MCLA Gallery 51 Seeks Camera...

A collaborative group project of MCLA and Brigham Young University...

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'BOOM' Looks to Connect Local...

The Berkshires may be brimming with musicians, but for whatever...

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Drury Arts Students To Perform Amadeus & Sgt....

The Drury Arts Department will bring the play "Amadeus" and the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" to the stage this spring. Media arts teacher Jamie Choquette said because of the high quality and talented students in the art department this year, they decided to raise the bar and... click for more

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Can You Make Your Investments Less 'Taxing'?

Still, you may want to look for ways to reduce those taxes associated with your investments, leaving you more money available to meet your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Spring Cleaning, Mushroom...

Volunteers will spend some hours helping to clean out the accessible raised beds, weed and prepare the herb garden, remove garden debris and lay out the 15 by 20 foot organic community garden plots in preparation for the garden opening the next day, Sunday, May 1. click for more

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Williamstown Resident Joins Berkshire Museum Board...

Hunter, a Pittsfield native and Williamstown resident, brings a wealth of experience as a dedicated volunteer in the cultural community here in the Berkshires as well as her professional expertise in the field of education. click for more

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Figment Project Promises Busy Day of Artmaking...

Sometimes it just takes a kernel of an idea to get a community imagining up all kinds of possibilities. On Saturday, one of those ideas will sprout into Figment North Adams, bringing community and arts together at Windsor Lake. From stage readings and bands, to blacklight face-painting and... click for more

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'Barbershop: The Next Cut': Seriously Styled

The storyline is basic. The Southside is getting worse and worse, the sociocultural casualty of increasing gang violence. Politicians have suggested surrounding it with a wall. Gee, doesn't that sound familiar? Secretly, Calvin harbors thoughts of giving up the fight and relocating to the North... click for more

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Five New Sculptures Being Installed in Downtown...

City workers installed Thursday the second of five new public art sculptures downtown. "We have three more sculptures to come in this year," Recreation Activities Coordinator Department of Community Development Becky Manship said. "We're hoping to get those in within the next week, week and a... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Passover Orders

The Climos and their able and enthusiastic staff will make charoset, chicken matzoh ball soup, chopped chicken liver, gefilte fish, beef brisket, tzmmes, potato kugel and macaroons. click for more

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Mass MoCA Show Challenges Visitors to Consider...

The galleries at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art are renowned for the challenging, inventive creations featured in them, but a new show at the museum challenges visitors to pay attention to the areas between the galleries. click for more

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Hotel on North & Architect...

Hotel on North and its architect, Karen T. Hunt, are each being...

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Biz Briefs: Southwestern...

In the video, John, an auto detailer in Bennington, shares his...

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Airport Study Group Continues...

PERC President Jay Anderson doesn't think the development of the...

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Fire Damages Pittsfield Apartment Kitchen

A fire caused by cooking caused damage to a Columbus Avenue...

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North Adams Firefighters Douse Brush Fire; Warn...

Firefighters wrangled a small brush fire on the hill between Parker...

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Pittsfield Fire Damages Montgomery Avenue Duplex

Several pets were killed when a fire erupted on the first floor of a...

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Press Releases

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R.K. Miles Announces Snowmobile Sweepstakes...

R.K. Miles on Friday announced the winner of its Makita 100 Years of...

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North Adams' Moulton Blocks Two Shots, MCLA...

The MCLA women's basketball team won its fifth straight on Wednesday...

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McLaughlin Leads MCLA Women to Road Win

Pittsfield's Courtney McLaughlin scored 25 points on Monday to lead...

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Letter: Milne Friends Thankful for Book Sale...

Eight months of planning and sorting, countless donations of quality...

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Letter: Support Puddester & Kapiloff for Planning...

This letter is in support of Susan Puddester and Chris Kapiloff for...

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Letter: Transparency Critical in Preschool...

Seeing these two meetings unfold at the nearly the same time, (1 hour...

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True North Insurance Appoints Broker, Vice...

As an employee benefits specialist and Vice President, Drake will be...

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North Adams Library Names DiLego as Assistant...

DiLego was the unanimous choice based on her 20 years of experience...

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Williams College Alumna Wins Gates Cambridge...

Her plan for graduate research at Oxford is to acquire expertise in...

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