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Preschool Issue Spills Over Into Mount Greylock...

The politics of preschool officially graduated to high school on Tuesday night. The Side-By-Side special education program at Williamstown Elementary School became a topic for discussion at the monthly meeting of the Mount Greylock Regional School Committee. The opening came when the... click for more

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North Adams Continues to Struggle With Overtime,...

"We've got some guys who are getting older ... but we have a committed staff," said Mayor Richard Alcombright. "But they have a lot of time ... all you need is three to call in sick." Seniority-driven sick and vacation time, along with employees out with injuries continues to take a toll on... click for more

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Cheshire Selectmen Close Town Warrant

The Selectmen closed the warrant for town meeting on Tuesday after adding in two last-minute debt exclusion items. The annual town meeting is set for Tuesday, June 7, and will include requests for a new police cruiser and a Department of Public Works truck. The new cruiser is estimated at... click for more

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Pittsfield City Council Supports Verizon Workers

It isn't about pay raises. It's about the 31 people who work on Federal Street losing their jobs or being shipped out of the region. The local Verizon workers have been on strike without pay for six weeks and while national news has triggered a lot of public debate over unions, the bottom line... click for more

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The Independent Investor: How to Avoid the...

The legality of the MLM sector is largely based on a 1979 ruling on one company. There seems to be a lack of government legislation and oversight by state and Federal authorities, nor are they subject to the same rigorous regulations as a franchise might be. Given that many state anti-pyramid... click for more

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Adams-Cheshire Hires Interim Superintendent

The Adams-Cheshire Regional School Committee has unanimously voted to hire Robert Putnam as its interim superintendent. The committee held a short meeting Wednesday to vote on hiring the former Central Berkshire Regional administrator. click for more

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Memorial Day Events 2016

All events are on Monday, May 30, unless otherwise noted. click for more

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St. Stan's Students Walk to...

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Meisberger, Lighten, Meehan...

Lenox's girls placed fifth, and Wahconah's boys were fourth at the...

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Drury Baseball Closes with a...

The Drury baseball team rolled over St. Joseph on Saturday.

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Flynn Pitches Taconic Past Mount Greylock

The Taconic baseball team defeated Mount Greylock on Friday. click for more

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McCann Tech Wins on Senior Day

The McCann Tech softball team beat Sabis on Friday. click for more

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Wahconah Finishes Regular Season With Win

The Wahconah baseball team beat Hoosac Valley on Friday. click for more

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Monument Tops Drury, Stays in Hunt for Post-Season

The Monument Mountain baseball team edged Drury on Friday afternoon. click for more

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Soccer Domain Academy Teams Go...

The Soccer Domain Academy youth travel soccer teams had a busy...

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Obituaries

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Karen Crandall memorial service

PETERSBURG, N.Y. — A memorial service celebrating the life of Karen L. (Klein) Crandall will be...

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Harriet Haynes, 75

LEE, Mass. — Harriet Haynes, born H. Cecilia Hawkins in Dorchester, Mass., on March 3, 1941,...

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George G. Bodnar, 70

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — George Gerald Bodnar, 70, of Roberta Road died Monday, May 23, 2016 at...

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Rita A. Wandrei, 86

ADAMS, Mass. — Mrs. Rita A. (Pelletier) Wandrei, 86, of 4 Columbia St., Adams, died Wednesday...

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Scott H. Fielding, 59

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Scott Hunt Fielding, 59, of Pittsfield died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his...

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Virginia M. Field, 93

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Virginia M. Field, 93, a lifelong resident of Cheshire, died Monday, May 23,...

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Roger L. Cole, 79

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Roger L. Cole of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Pittsfield, died on Sunday, May...

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Maria A. Silva, 88

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mrs. Maria Albertina Silva, 88, of 71 Briggs Drive, Cheshire, passed...

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Maureen E. Goodreau, 57

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Maureen Elizabeth Goodreau passed away peacefully May 20, 2016, at...

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Police Blotter

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Conn. Woman Charged With Striking Pedestrians in...

At about 10:49 a.m., two women, along with an 11-month-old baby girl...

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Pittsfield Pair Charged With Drug, Gun Crimes On...

Police arrested a juvenile and a 24-year-old man during the...

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A & E

Student Art to Hang in...

For those needing to go to Probate and Family Court, it can be a...

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Dining

Berkshire Tidbits: Rhubarb...

The week is the hoped-for time for the reopening of 20 Railroad...

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Berkshire Tidbits: Farmers...

Manger! Boire! Eat! Drink! Thursday dining, cooking demo, wine...

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Williams College Awarded $500K Mellon Grant for...

With this grant the museum will inspire new ideas and practices in how campus museums in particular leverage their digital collections. click for more

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Pittsfield To Consider Extending Beacon Cinema's...

The City Council is being asked to extend tax breaks for the Beacon Cinema. The Cinema was granted a tax increment financing agreement when it was built in 2006. That agreement spanned for nine years, concluding this June. For the first seven of those, the theater had 100 percent of the tax... click for more

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Clark Curator Explores 'Enigmatic' Artist in New...

Lara Yeager-Crasselt's enthusiasm was palpable as she gestured to an image of a painting in her newly published book "Michael Sweerts (1618-1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels." click for more

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MAC Treasures Aims to Re-Open in North Adams

MAC Treasures is a donation-based tag sale that helps support the Minerva Arts Center, which provides performing arts opportunities to students in Northern Berkshire County. click for more

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Berkshire Tibits: Israeli Holiday, Cooking Demos

This Tuesday evening, May 10, from 7:30 to 10, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day with Tastes of Israel at the Gateways Inn click for more

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North County Cultural Institutions Offer Peek at...

The Clark Art Institute gave a sneak peek pun intended of its summer show titled "Splendor, Myth and Vision: Nudes from the Prado" on Wednesday evening during an event hosted by the North Adams Chamber of Commerce that invited several North County cultural institutions to share their upcoming... click for more

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'Keanu': Puss & Galoots

More misses than hits in director Peter Atencio's "Keanu," a rambunctious action-comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, suggest that the effort might best be enjoyed by fans of the duo's Comedy Central sketch series, "Key & Peele." Oddly, though, while unaware of the pair's cable TV... click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Mother's Day

Even though this week is staying chilly, cloudy and showery, this Saturday, May 7, is the day a number of farmers' markets open or move outside for the season. The year-round Amenia, N. Y., market, Saturdays 10 to 2, is already outdoors. The Bennington, Vt., market, Saturdays, 10 to 1, will open.... 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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Pittsfield City Council...

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Berkshire Chamber, Visitors...

After living together for three years, the Berkshire Visitors...

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Patience Pays Off as Ribbon is...

It took 14 years to turn a decrepit hulk of a mill into 61...

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Pittsfield Friendly's Closed Until Further Notice...

Friendly's on Dalton Avenue is closed until further notice after a...

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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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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: Support Sarah Gardner for Williamstown...

Last fall, the Select Board and the Planning Board jointly appointed...

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Letter: Gardner Has Skills, Experience for...

Williamstown residents are fortunate to have someone of Sarah...

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Wynn Presented with Jane Addams American Spirit...

This award was initiated five years ago to recognize outstanding...

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October Mountain Financial Advisors Appoints...

Formed earlier this year, October Mountain Financial Advisors is an...

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Greylock Selects Gerard as New Chief Risk Officer

Gerard has extensive experience developing and managing risk strategy...

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