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New Pittsfield Fire Now Carrying Narcan

The Fire Department is now equipped with Narcan. The firefighters are being equipped with the overdose reversing drug through a Massachusetts Department of Public Health grant. All of the engine companies were issued nasal Nalozone - Narcan - on Tuesday morning. click for more

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Commission Listens to Grandparents Raising...

The gathering was the first of eight listening sessions across the state by Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. The panel included Chevers and fellow Commissioner Ilene Mitchell, an assistant deputy court administrator for Probate and Family Court in Boston; Catherine... click for more

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Middle East Refugee Plan Outlined to Overflow...

An overly packed library auditorium heard an overview of the organization looking to resettle 50 Syrian and Iraq refugees in the city's plans. But, did not field questions. The meeting only lasted an hour with more than 300 people, in standing room and overflowing into the back, with Jewish... click for more

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Unistress Volunteers Build Shelter For Dogs At...

There are some cool dogs at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter thanks to local businesses. Some 30 Unistress employees were at the volunteer-run shelter building a shelter for the dogs to protect them from the elements. The project allows the dogs to be outside without overheating from the sun... click for more

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End of Session Review: William 'Smitty' Pignatelli

State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli said despite a slow start to a short session, the Legislature was able to make some progress on big issues. "It was an interesting session. We have two-year legislative sessions and it was a slow start to the session mainly because of the change in... click for more

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Annual Fall Run Fundraiser Returns For 35th Year

The rumble of engines echoed through Adams on Sunday morning as more than 1,000 motorcycles queued up at Bowe Field for the 60-mile Fall Run motorcycle ride. click for more

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Q&A: Pownal Woman Conquers Appalachian Trail After...

Hannah Cochran is a hiker through and through, but she is not a "thru-hiker," not technically, at least not in her opinion. Others would differ with the Pownal, Vt., resident and Mount Greylock Regional School graduate. click for more

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North Adams Recovery Event Hears Voices of...

The goal of the annual recovery vigil has been to shine a light on a scourge that's affected families and communities across the nation: Addiction. "I have kept my demons at bay for 13 years and six months," said Rebecca Dodge, recalling her fall into drug abuse in the early 2000s. But many of... click for more

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New Racette Game-Winner Lifts...

The Drury boys soccer team defeated Wahconah on Tuesday.

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New Larabee Takes Over Hoosac...

Longtime assistant coach Mike Larabee has been named the successor to...

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New Smith, Culver Lead Mount Greylock at Mount Everett

The Mount Greylock boys and girls cross country teams had a good day in Sheffield on Tuesday. click for more

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New Taconic Golfers Edge Wahconah at Berkshire Hills

The Taconic golf team earned a one-stroke win on Tuesday afternoon. click for more

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New Alvarez, Mounties Top Drury

The Mount Greylock golf team Tuesday improved to 6-3 this fall. click for more

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New McCann Tech Golfers Roll Over Turners Falls

Brad Tatro and Brian Boudreau Tuesday led the McCann Tech golf team to victory. click for more

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Busy Weekend for Local...

Several area alumni were competing for their college teams in...

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High School Sports Videos

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MATCH POINT: Lee volleyball tops Mount Greylock in five sets.
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Obituaries

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Marlene Dube, 83

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Marlene (Rossbach) Dube, 83, of Williamstown, died Friday, September 23,...

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Ellen J. Clarmore, 67

ADAMS, Mass. — Ellen Joyce Clarmore, 67, of Adams died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Berkshire...

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Dennis M. Moynihan, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Dennis M. Moynihan, 68, of 19 Anita Drive passed away on Wednesday,...

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Gary C. Snyder, 64

DALTON, Mass. — Beloved son, husband, father and grandfather Gary C. Snyder, 64, of Dalton...

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Russell Carpenter Service

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Friends of Russell F. Carpenter, who died July 20, 2016, are invited to...

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James A. Murphy, 68

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — James Allen Murphy, 68, of Pittsfield died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at...

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Paul P. DiVirgilio, 96

LENOX, Mass. — Paul P. DiVirgilio, 96, of Devonshire Estates, 329 Pittsfield Road, passed away...

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Carole A. Drosehn, 74

DALTON, Mass. — After a battle with cancer, Carole Drosehn died on Sunday, September 18, 2016...

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George P. Mathes, 46

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — George Peter Mathes, 46, of 68 Maplewood Ave. died Sunday, September 18,...

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Two Accidents, No Injuries in Southern Vermont

A local woman avoided injury when her Chrysler Town and Country...

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Passenger Airlifted to Albany After Vermont Crash

A single-vehicle accident seriously injured a passenger early...

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New Alcombright Hopes to Share...

City Hall is looking to share the love when it comes to the...

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Pittsfield Licensing Board...

The Licensing Board is looking to add on a processing fee for...

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Biz Briefs: Lee Outlets Expand...

Popular apparel retailer Guess has opened a factory store at the...

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Police Investigating Robbery of Credit Union of...

Credit Union of the Berkshires was robbed Tuesday...

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Body Discovered In Windsor Lake in North Adams

The body of a 63-year-old North Adams man was found in Windsor...

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Pittsfield Warehouse Goes Up in Flames

The J.B. Paper Co. on Elmvale Place went up in flames on Monday...

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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 BMCs Dental Clinic

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

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

Nominees for the award possess clinical expertise and scholarship in...

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Letter: One Real Option for State Senator

Versus the actual records and proposed ideas of the other state...

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Letter: Adam Hinds Embraces The Details

This September 8, I am driving from school to cast a vote for Adam...

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Letter: Mike Bloomberg, An Active Voice for...

We don't need clever ways to add taxes to existing citizens and...

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Community Health Programs Names Chief Medical...

Dr. Lamm is a board-certified pediatrician who has practiced...

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Darrow School Senior Nets Second Place in Poetry...

The poem, titled "Something Like Social Anxiety: A Spoken Word Poem,...

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Fulbright Teaching Assistant Joins Williams...

Pa Maiti is one of nearly 400 young educators from 50 countries who...

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Adams' Fourth Annual Great...

From comic and cartoon characters to paeans to nature, this year's...

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'Bridget Jones's Baby':...

I'm not so sure this is the right message to send to young viewers,...

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Norman Rockwell Museum Welcomes New Board of...

Robert Babcock, Peter Blum, Terry Burman, Marian Raser, and David Schwartz were elected as new trustees, starting this fall. New members for the National Council are Elizabeth Bender and William Zavarello, Douglas Clark and Ruth Ann McNeese, and Tucker Reed. click for more

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'Sully': Down to Earth Ace

Director Clint Eastwood's "Sully," detailing the little-told backstory of Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's "Miracle on the Hudson," is a competently dramatized paean to a very deserving hero, and much more entertaining than I had anticipated. Sure, Tom Hanks is going to be as good as ever,... click for more

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Trainer Thompson Named New CEO Of Hancock Shaker...

After 28 years at Mass MoCA, Jennifer Trainer Thompson is moving on to take the reigns of Hancock Shaker Village. Hancock Shaker Village announced on Wednesday that Thompson will take over as the new president and CEO in December. She takes over for Linda Steigleder, who is stepping down from... click for more

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WCMA, Ghana ThinkTank Turn the Tables to Confront...

The collaboration applies an innovative process that the collective has developed through projects across the globe. Ghana ThinkTank collects problems in communities throughout the United States and Europe and sends them to citizen think tanks they've created in "developing" countries like Ghana,... click for more

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Growing Common Folk Collective Seeks Permanence

Common Folk is ready to expand and bring a permanent creative energy downtown. Jessica Sweeney, co-founder and creative director of the North Adams-based artist collective, has seen the group grow and fluctuate through its early beginnings as a small collection of creative people to a force... click for more

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'Southside with You': A Sensible Romance

The given is that both principals in Tanne's decidedly friendly treatment are altruists dedicated to "making a difference" in this world. Thus, those who don't agree that the viciously intransigent political atmosphere during President Obama's terms in office frittered away America's opportunity... click for more

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