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$74 Million Wastewater Plant Upgrades Heads to City...

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The mayor is asking for the authority to borrow $74 million for a major upgrade of the city's wastewater treatment center. The expense has been a long time coming, starting with the city seeking to renew its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit in 2005. The Environmental... click for more

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Mount Greylock School Committee Decides to Post...

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On a vote of 4-3, the committee decided not to offer the job to interim Superintendent Kimberley Grady, who stepped into the post on short notice when the then-Tri-District abruptly parted ways with Douglas Dias at the start of the second year of his three-year contract. click for more

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Sports & Outdoors

New 'Winter Carnival' Planned at Springside Park

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A new version of the winter carnival is set for Springside Park. The Springside Conservancy is hosting an array of children's activities - from ice skating to sledding to snowshoeing - at the park on Feb. 17. from noon until 4 p.m. The goal is to get families back into the park for a few hours... click for more

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Business

The Independent Investor: Is Bitcoin Broken?

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The question to ask is whether or not crypto currencies represent anything more than "animal spirits." In a global market where just about every other investment vehicle is gaining ground, why not Bitcoin? In other words is it simply part of the "greater fool theory" where you're buying Bitcoin... click for more

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Cheshire to Seek Interest in Reuse of School

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The town formed a reuse committee after the regional School Committee voted last year to close the elementary school. The reuse committee does not intend to recommend selling the 62,000 square-foot building. click for more

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Business

Medical Marijuana Company Plans Recreational Sales in...

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Berkshire Roots is positioning itself to be a recreational marijuana dispensary when permits are issued later this year. Berkshire Roots is now finishing up a massive renovation of 501 Dalton Avenue, a commercial building which formerly housed Jay's Custom Muffler & Auto, Casey's Billiards, and... click for more

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North Adams Airport Commission Down Two Members

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With Gilman being removed late last year by former Mayor Richard Alcombright, this leaves only three members on the five-person commission. click for more

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Sports

Vallone Leads McCann Tech...

The McCann Tech bowling team earned another dual match win on Friday.

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Mount Everett Hockey Comes...

The Mount Everett hockey team Saturday earned a 3-3 tie.

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Hoosac Valley Girls Down Marlboro to Cap Coaches...

The Hoosac Valley girls basketball team Saturday improved to 11-0. click for more

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Waterman, Hoosac Valley Boys Beat Greylock in OT

The Hoosac Valley boys basketball team Saturday earned an overtime win. click for more

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Granby Girls Top Mount Greylock

The Granby girls basketball team defeated Mount Greylock on Saturday at the Coaches Vs. Cancer Showcase. click for more

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Wahconah Girls Top Mahar Behind Gamberoni's 21

The Wahconah girls basketball team defeated Mahar on Saturday in Cheshire. click for more

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Trail Riders Group Honors...

The New England Trail Riders Association honored Cheshire's Nick...

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Obituaries

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Rita Streeter, 91

DALTON, Mass. — Rita Frances Streeter, 91, of 80 Lake Street, Dalton, a resident of Dalton...

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F. Allen Gotzens, 81

ADAMS, Mass. — F. Allen Gotzens, 81, formerly of Adams, Mass., son of the late Richard...

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William E. Murphy, 94

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — William Edward Murphy, originally of North Adams and Williamstown, Mass.,...

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Marie Moon, 79

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Marie (Esposito) Moon, 79, of North Adams, Mass., died Thursday, January...

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Arlene I. Dickinson, 82

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Arlene Ione (Tatro) Dickinson, 82, of North Adams, Mass., died Thursday,...

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Joseph S. Arabia, 87

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Joseph S. Arabia passed away on January 16, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla.,...

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Michael E. Armata, 69

CHESHIRE, Mass. — Mr. Michael Edward Armata, 69, of Cheshire died on Thursday, January 18,...

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Mercedes Gallagher, 63

BECKET, Mass. — Mercedes Gallagher, 63, of Becket, Mass., died Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at...

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Edward C. Trumble, 78

ADAMS, Mass. — Mr. Edward C. Trumble, 78, of Adams died on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at his...

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Negotiators Talk Man Out Of Harming Self In...

The Berkshire County Special Response Team successfully convinced the...

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Cheshire Fire Blamed on Heating System; Structure...

Fire Chief Thomas Francesconi said the blaze that razed the former...

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Business

1Berkshire President Discusses...

It would be difficult for a Berkshire town to recruit a large...

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Medical Marijuana Company Plans...

Berkshire Roots is positioning itself to be a recreational...

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Coffee Kiosk Eyed For First...

Todd Fiorentino is proposing opening Poseidon Coffee, a small...

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The Independent Investor: Is Bitcoin Broken?

The question to ask is whether or not crypto currencies represent...

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Negotiators Talk Man Out Of Harming Self In...

The Berkshire County Special Response Team successfully convinced the...

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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: Looking For Fairness & Equality in Youth...

The Berkshire Blaze had been in existence previously and was...

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Letter: Please Shovel Your Sidewalks

Other towns I've lived in fine landlords, business owners, and home...

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Letter: Treatment Needed for Heroin Addicts

There has to be better places to treat addictions. So many people go...

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Mattress Sale!

Queen sets starting at $299. Solomon's Furniture. Berkshire Mall Lanesboro, MA

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Adams Community Bank Announces Retirements and...

"These employees have served the bank with distinction over their...

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Attorney Named Partner of Local Law Firm

Rumbolt is licensed in both Massachusetts and Vermont and his primary...

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Red Lion Inn Names New Executive Chef

As executive chef, Kiperman will work closely with vice president of...

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A & E

Berkshire Money Management...

Berkshire Money Management mixed the new with the old Friday...

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'The Post': The Stuff of...

Although the film is an exciting, often heart-pounding chronicle of...

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'Darkest Hour': Saving The World 101

Digging down into the cerebraly exhilarating and deliciously funky depths of his prime minister, Gary Oldman examples the DNA of democratic ideals with both grand conviction and charming whimsy. click for more

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'The Greatest Showman': For Ladies, Gentlemen &...

While today's biopics have essentially eschewed the over-fictionalization that used to mark the genre's offerings, director Gracey, working from a screenplay by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon, harks to the old classics not by padding the truth, but by leaving out a bit of it. click for more

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'The Shape of Water': No Ordinary Fish Tale

Writer-director del Toro's ability to beautifully weave surprise and nuance into the most obvious divulgences imbues its numerous moral maxims with refreshed veracity, telling anew why they are vital to our being. Full of essences, the film places friendship at center stage. click for more

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E-Book Review: 'Symphonies & Scorpions' by Gerald...

Now, Elias has just released his first downloadable e-book, "Symphonies & Scorpions." A memoir, he has subtitled it "Ramblings of a Wand'ring Minstrel on the Boston Symphony's Far East Tour of 2014." click for more

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Whitney Center for the Arts Taps New Director

A resident of New Lebanon, N.Y., Bliss volunteered as president and chair of publicity for Town Players of Pittsfield, Pittsfield's own historic 98-year old community theater. Previously, she worked as a sales manager for Barrington Stage Company. click for more

DINING Q&A

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Dining Q&A

Flavours

Flavours Q&A 

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Tavern at The A Q&A

Tavern at The A Q&A click for more

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Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A

Grazie's Italian Restaurant Q&A click for more

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Manny's Pizza Q&A

Manny's Pizza Q&A click for more

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