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New Passenger Killed When Sedan Flips in Lenox...

An elderly woman from the state of Florida was killed Wednesday afternoon after the car she was riding in collided three other vehicles, traveled through the Walker and Main street intersection and flipped over to land on the lawn of Adams Community Bank. click for more

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North Adams Councilors to Tour Public Services...

City councilors will be touring the city's public service structures as the administration lays out the reasoning to spend some $1.5 million to consolidate everything at the former anodizing plant at Hodges Cross Road. The City Council on Tuesday was presented with a purchase-and-sales agreement... click for more

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St. Francis' Church Being Razed

Demolition began in earnest on Wednesday months after the deteriorating steeple on St. Francis' Church was removed. A building connecting the 150-year-old church to the rectory on Union Street was razed late last week in preparation for the removal of the church proper. Interior work on... click for more

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Lanesborough School Officials Look To Shorten Bus...

Bus routes can't be that much more efficient, but school officials are looking at small ways to reduce the time students spend traveling to and from school. Elementary School Principal Martin McEvoy said on Tuesday that he traveled the three bus routes with a staff member from DuFour Bus Co. and... click for more

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Driver Suffers 'Traumatic' Injuries in Pittsfield...

A collision between a pick-up truck and a tractor-trailer caused "traumatic" injuries to one driver. Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Garner said firefighters from both Pittsfield and Dalton had to extricate the driver of a Toyota Tacoma Wednesday morning after the collision at the intersection of East... click for more

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State Senate Candidates Focus On Economics In 5th...

As director of the Pittsfield Community Connection Adam Hinds reeled in a $5 million grant to fight crime an violence in the city. Over the next 10 years the grant will supplement salaries to put at-risk youth in jobs, provide job training, get them counseling, and employed outreach workers who... click for more

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Weeds in Cheshire Reservoir Cause Fire Hazard

Fire Chief Thomas Francesconi said because of the current weed issue in Cheshire lake, the fire trucks are unable to effectively pump water from the lake. Francesconi came before the selectmen Tuesday and said the town fire trucks are unable to pump water from the lake to serve houses on... click for more

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Williamstown Adopts Resolution on Opioid Addiction...

The Board of Selectmen on Monday approved a resolution calling on Berkshire Health Systems and state officials to better serve North County residents suffering from opioid addiction. click for more

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Great Barrington Fire...

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Marion T. Carmel, 82

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Marion T. Carmel, 82, formerly of North Adams and Pittsfield, passed away...

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Armand E. Bigelow, 58

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Armand E. Bigelow, 58, of 40 Sunset St. in Pittsfield passed away on...

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Robert F. Brodeur Sr., 74

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Robert F. Brodeur Sr., 74, of 379 East St. passed away on Saturday, Aug....

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Deborah J. McDermott, 53

LEE, Mass. — Deborah Jocelyn McDermott died at Kindred Laurel Lake in Lee on August 18, 2016,...

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Bernice M. O'Brien, 82

PITTSFIELD, Mass.—; Bernice M. O'Brien, 82, of 315 Upper Valley Road, Washington, Mass.,...

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Patricia A. Cataldo, 79

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Patricia A. Cataldo, 79, formerly of Bartlett Avenue, died Thursday night,...

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Kane W. Robillard, 10 months

ADAMS, Mass. — Kane William Robillard, the 10-month-old son of Jeffrey and Erica (LaCosse)...

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Doris L. Wood, 87

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Doris L. Wood, 87, of Clarksburg passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016,...

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Ersilia 'Dolly' Trapani, 91

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Ersilia "Dolly" (DiNicola) Trapani, 91, died Sunday, Aug. 21,...

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Passenger Killed When Sedan Flips in Lenox...

An elderly woman from the state of Florida was killed Wednesday...

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Driver Suffers 'Traumatic' Injuries in Pittsfield...

A collision between a pick-up truck and a tractor-trailer caused...

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North Adams Police Seeking Information on...

The Police Department is asking for assistance in investigating a...

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New Baker Highlights Craft Industry...

Twelve years ago Chris Weld had grown tired of his work in...

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Lanesborough, Berkshire Mall...

A settlement regarding the assessment of the Berkshire Mall may...

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Mass Dairy Farmers Honor Rep....

State Rep. Paul Mark was honored by the Massachusetts...

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North Adams Firefighters Rescue Man From Gorge

Firefighters rescued a 21-year-old man Thursday night who became...

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Hoosac Valley Valedictorian Dies After Bicycling...

A Hoosac Valley High School valedictorian died Saturday, four days...

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Pittsfield Police Still Investigating Hit And Run...

Police are investigating a hit and run accident in which the driver...

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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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Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Chief Nursing...

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

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Letter: Our Future Is in Good Hands

As we all grow a little bit older and maybe a little bit wiser, we...

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Letter: Blue Star Parents Group Forming

Berkshire County has many residents serving in the military – active,...

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SVMC Specialist Earns Doctor of Nursing Practice

Thuermer's focus was in education with research looking at older...

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Two Berkshire County Natives Promoted at...

Donald A. Kuczarski will now serve the 127-year old financial...

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North Adams Native Serving on Navy Ballistic...

A 2011 McCann Technical School graduate and North Adams, Mass.,...

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Future of WTBR-FM Remains...

The radio station "Brave FM," stationed at Taconic High School, was...

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Clark Art Institute Acquires Emile Bernard...

The painting was once owned by noted collector Samuel Josefowitz, who was among the most important 20th-century collectors of the works of Paul Gauguin and of the wider Pont-Aven School. click for more

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As Tanglewood Season Wanes, Music Still Fills the...

There's no cause, though, for dismay. Looking ahead, these last two months of magnificent music making are but a prelude to the fall array of area classical offerings on the horizon – mostly chamber music - at Tannery Pond, in New Lebanon, N.Y., into September, and at South Mountain Concerts, in... click for more

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Common Folk Arts & Music Festival Takes Place...

The first Common Folk Arts & Music Festival will take place this Saturday to benefit the new Roots Teen Center. The festival will run from 2 to 10. It was originally planned as an outdoors concert in the plaza at Western Gateway Heritage State Park but the prospect of inclement weather —... click for more

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Jane Kaczmarek Returns to Williamstown Theatre...

Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek is not upset if people whistle in her dressing room or wish her good luck before a performance. "I'm a meat and potatoes gal," the Milwaukee born and bred actress says, explaining why she does not adhere to theater superstitions. click for more

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Berkshire Tidbits: Lobster Days, Sundae Highlights

Berkshire Highlanders will be filling the air around Bascom Lodge, at the top of Mount Greylock in Adams, with their incomparable bagpipe music in a free outdoor concert in front of the Lodge at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. What is there to say about a Highlanders' performance. The perfect place... click for more

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Tanglewood, Manchester and Glimmerglass Are Not to...

Traditional Tanglewood listeners: not to fear; classical fare won't be lacking: Mozart, Debussy, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky ("The Rite of Spring") performed by the Boston Symphony and the youthfully invigorated Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra will also be performed. click for more

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McCann Tech Girls Soccer...

The McCann Tech girls soccer team will hold its first practice on...

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Drury Soccer, Cross Country,...

Drury High School fall sports tryouts continue Thursday and Friday...

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Berkshire County Baseball Umpires Honor Four

The Berkshire County Umpires Association recently recognized its 2016 Most Valuable Players and Sportsmanship Award winners. click for more

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Sheedy Honing Her Lacrosse Skills at Virginia Camp

Pittsfield High sophomore Clare Sheedy is headed to a prestigious girls lacrosse camp this summer. click for more

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Berkshire Trio Excel with Albany AAU Team

Jenna Benzinger, Grace Guachione and Peyton Steinman continue to impress with the Albany Lady Stars AAU basketball team. click for more

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Legendary Coach George 'Buddy' Pellerin Dies at 77

The funeral for Pittsfield coaching legend George 'Buddy' Pellerin is scheduled for Friday morning. click for more

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